April is dedicated to the Holy Eucharist
VISITS TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
O Sacrament most holy! O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine!
O my beloved Jesus, O God, Who hast loved men with such exceeding love, what more canst Thou do to make Thyself loved by these ungrateful men? Oh, if men loved Thee, all the churches would be continually filled with people prostrate on the ground, adoring and thanking Thee, and burning with love for Thee at seeing Thee with the eyes of faith hidden in a tabernacle.
But no, men, forgetful of Thee and of Thy love, are ready enough to court a man from whom they hope to gain some miserable advantage, whilst Thou, O my Lord, Thou remainest there alone and abandoned by all. Oh, that I could by my devotion make reparation for such ingratitude! I am sorry that I also have hitherto been like them, careless and ungrateful. But for the future I will not be so any longer. If at one time I have despised Thee, I now desire nothing but to love Thee.
O my Jesus, Thou art my Love and my only Good, "my God and my all!"
A partial indulgence is granted for visits to the Blessed Sacrament to adore It (plenary if for at least one half an hour). Pious Invocations are granted a partial indulgence.
A Prayer for Religious Priests, Brothers and Sisters
Heavenly Father, in your wisdom you have called certain women and men to a life of special consecration so that in prayerful observance of a lifestyle of poverty, chaste celibacy and obedience, they might be witnesses to us that as St. Paul says, "our true citizenship is in heaven." Give them, Lord, the grace of joy and perseverance in their holy vocation. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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the sacrament of confirmation
Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.
Its purpose is to perfect in us that which was begun in Baptism. We might say—in a sense—that we are baptized in order to be confirmed.
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