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The life of St. Aloysius and several prayers

Thursday, January 20, 2005
I find meditating on the heros and friends of God and praying for their intercession a great comfort and leads me further to Christ. The Holy Men and Women of God and their lives and prayers inspire us to "fight the good fight". May through the intercession of St. Aloysius and Mary and all the Saints lead us further to Christ and give us courage. May our lives be one of continual constant conversion and adoration and love.
St.Aloysius pray for us all and lead us all to Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All you Holy Women and Men of God pray for us all and lead us to The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Please remember us in your prayers please (thank you!!).
Omnia Pro Jesu Per Mariam!!

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St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. He was destined for the military by his father (who was in service to Philip II), but by the age of 9 Aloysius had decided on a religious life, and made a vow of perpetual virginity. To safeguard himself from possible temptation, he would keep his eyes persistently downcast in the presence of women. St. Charles Borromeo gave him his first Holy Communion. A kidney disease prevented St. Aloysius from a full social life for a while, so he spent his time in prayer and reading the lives of the saints. Although he was appointed a page in Spain, St. Aloysius kept up his many devotions and austerities, and was quite resolved to become a Jesuit. His family eventually moved back to Italy, where he taught catechism to the poor. When he was 18, he joined the Jesuits, after finally breaking down his father, who had refused his entrance into the order. He served in a hospital during the plague of 1587 in Milan, and died from it at the age of 23, after receiving the last rites from St. Robert Bellarmine. The last word he spoke was the Holy Name of Jesus. St. Robert wrote the Life of St. Aloysius.
Litany of St. Aloysius

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity one God,
have mercy on us.

St. Aloysius, filled with the Holy Spirit, . pray for us.
St. Aloysius, beloved friend of Jesus Christ,
St. Aloysius, devout adorer of the Blessed Sacrament,
St. Aloysius, honor and glory of youth,
St. Aloysius, radiant light of the Church,
St. Aloysius, faithful servant of the Blessed Virgin,.
St. Aloysius, example of humility,
St. Aloysius, lover of poverty,
St. Aloysius, full of obedience,
St. Aloysius, with your admirable patience,
St. Aloysius, powerful adovcate in Heaven,.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

O most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
You revealed yourself to the blessed Margaret Mary.
You desire to rule over Christian families;
behold, in order to please You,
we stand before You this day,
to proclaim Your full sovereignty over our family.
We desire from this time on to live Your life,
we desire that the virtues, to which You have promised peace on earth,
may flower in the bosom of our family;
we desire to keep far from us the spirit of the world,
which You have condemned.
You are King of our hearts by our love of You alone,
with which our hearts are on fire
and whose flame we shall nourish
by frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist.
Be pleased, O Sacred Heart,
to preside over our gathering together,
to bless our spiritual and temporal affairs,
to ward off all annoyance from us,
to bless our joys and comfort our sorrows.
If any of us has ever been so unhappy as to fall into the misery of displeasing You,
grant that he may remember, O Heart of Jesus,
that You are full of goodness and mercy toward the repentant sinner.
And when the hour of separation strikes and death enters our family circle,
whether we go or whether we stay,
we shall all bow meekly before Your eternal decrees.
This shall be our consolation, to remember that the day will come,
when our entire family, once more united in heaven,
shall be able to sing of Your glory and Your goodness forever.
May the immaculate Heart of Mary and the glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph
vouchsafe to offer You this our act of consecration,
and to keep the memory thereof alive in us
all the days of our lives.

Glory to the Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father! Amen.
Loving Saint Anthony you always reached out in compassion to those who had lost their faith. You were especially concerned because they had lost access to the healing words of Jesus found in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and in the nourishing presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Intercede for (name) who has stopped practicing his/her faith. Reawaken in his/her heart a love for our Church and the sacraments, and enkindle in his/her heart a sense of forgiveness for the ways he/she might have been hurt by members of the Church who fell short of the teaching of Christ.
Finally, St. Anthony, help me to respond to my own call to conversion so that I might become an example of someone who has found great peace in the arms of Christ. May the joy I experience as a Catholic be an invitation to those who are lost to come home again to the Church which we love. Amen.
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