PORTIUNCULA INDULGENCE – FROM VESPERS AUGUST 1ST TO SUNDOWN ON AUGUST 2nd

Interior of Portiuncula Chapel

What is Portiuncula? The following is an excerpt from Major Life of St. Francis by St. Bonaventure.

“The Portiuncula was an old church dedicated to the Virgin Mother of God which was abandoned . Francis had great devotion to the Queen of the world and when he saw that the church was deserted, he began to live there constantly in order to repair it. He heard that the Angels often visited it, so that it was called Saint Mary of the Angels, and he decided to stay there permanently out of reverence for the angels and love for the Mother of Christ.

He loved this spot more than any other in the world. It was here he began his religious life in a very small way; it is here he came to a happy end. When he was dying, he commended this spot above all others to the friars, because it was most dear to the Blessed Virgin.

This was the place where Saint Francis founded his Order by divine inspiration and it was divine providence which led him to repair three churches before he founded the Order and began to preach the Gospel.

This meant that he progressed from material things to more spiritual achievements, from lesser to greater, in due order, and it gave a prophetic indication of what he would accomplish later.

As he was living there by the church of Our Lady, Francis prayed to her who had conceived the Word, full of grace and truth, begging her insistently and with tears to become his advocate. Then he was granted the true spirit of the Gospel by the intercession of the Mother of mercy and he brought it to fruition.

He embraced the Mother of Our Lord Jesus with indescribable love because, as he said, it was she who made the Lord of majesty our brother, and through her we found mercy. After Christ, he put all his trust in her and took her as his patroness for himself and his friars.”
Today the chapel of Portiuncula is situated inside the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels roughly 5 km from Assisi, Italy.

The Indulgence:
“The Portiuncula indulgence is the first plenary indulgence that was ever granted in the Church. There were indeed indulgences at all times, but they were only partial, and only a partial remission of the temporal punishments could be obtained by them. But, as already remarked, he who gains the Portiuncula indulgence is freed from all temporal punishments and becomes as pure as after holy baptism. This was also the reason why Pope Honorius was astonished when St. Francis petitioned for the confirmation of this indulgence, for such an indulgence, up to that time, had been entirely unknown. It was only after he had come to the conviction that Jesus Christ himself wished it, that he granted the petition of the saint and confirmed the indulgence” (Source)

August 2nd is the feast of Portiuncula. A plenary indulgence is available to anyone who will
1. Receive sacramental confession (8 days before of after)
2. Receive the Holy Eucharist at Holy Mass on August 2nd
3. Enter a parish church and, with a contrite heart, pray the Our Father, Apostles Creed, and a pray of his/her own choosing for the intentions of the Pope.

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Novena to St. Anne (17 July – 25 July)

Novena to St. Anne

Say once a day for 9 days, especially beginning on 17 July and ending on 25 July, the eve of the Feast of St. Anne.


O glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke thee and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at thy feet and humbly beg of thee to take under thy special protection the present affair which I commend to thee.

{Mention your intentions here)

Be pleased to commend it to thy daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy outcome. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and, with thee and Mary and all the Saints, of praising and blessing Him for all eternity. Amen.

Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our request.

Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our request.

Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our request.

Good St. Anne, pray for us. Jesus, Mary, Anne.

Father:  Incline unto my aid, O God.
People:  O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let us pray.
ALMIGHTY GOD Father of mercies and Giver of all good gifts we kneel before Thee to honor Thee in Thy Saints and to seek their intercession in our many needs. We are truly sorry for all our sins and humbly ask Thy pardon.  Please grant our petitions and a full measure of the indulgences granted by Thy Vicar, the Pope and draw us ever nearer to Your Divine Heart.  Amen.

Prayer to Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

WITH A HEART FULL of sincere and filial veneration, I prostrate myself before thee, O blessed Saint Anne. Thou art that beloved and privileged creature, who, because of thy extraordinary virtue and sanctity didst merit from God the high favor of giving life to her who is the Treasury of all graces, the Blessed among women, the Mother of the Word Incarnate, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Ah: in consideration of so lofty a privilege, please, O most tender Saint, receive me into the number of thy truly devoted servants, for such I profess myself to be and desire to remain for the rest of my life. Shield me with thy efficacious patronage and obtain for me from God the power to imitate those virtues with which thou wert so plentifully adorned. Obtain for me a knowledge of my sins and sorrow for them, an ardent love for Jesus and Mary, and a faithful and constant observance of the duties of my state of life. Save me from every danger that confronts me in life, and assist me at the hour of death, that I may safely reach paradise, there to sing with thee, O most happy mother, the praises of the Word of God made Man in the womb of thy most pure daughter, the Virgin Mary. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. ANNE

To obtain some special favor

O GLORIOUS ST. ANNE, filled with compassion for those who invoke thee and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at thy feet and humbly beg of thee to take under thy special protection the present affair which I commend to you. (here mention silently your intentions). Please recommend it to thy daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy outcome. Please continue to intercede for me until my request is granted.

Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and, with thee and Blessed Mary and all the Saints, of praising and blessing Him for all eternity. Amen.

Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our requests. (three times)

Hail Mary…

Good St. Anne, pray for us.

Hymn to St. Anne

(tune: Immaculate Mary)

Hail Mother of Mary, O gracious Saint Anne,

God’s Marvelous Choice from the whole Race of Man. refrain.

[refrain]

O Good Saint Anne, St. Anne pray for us.

O Good Saint Anne, St. Anne pray for us.

Sweet Child of election deemed worthy to bear.

The Virgin of Virgins, Christ’s Mother most fair. Refrain

Look upon our sorrows, give ear to our plaint,

Behold our afflictions, O powerful Saint. refrain

 

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Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Beginning July 7)

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

(Beginning July 7)

July 7

O beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother! (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 8

Most Holy Mary, Our Mother, in your great love for us you gave us the Holy Scapular of Mount Carmel, having heard the prayers of your chosen son Saint Simon Stock. Help us now to wear it faithfully and with devotion. May it be a sign to us of our desire to grow in holiness. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 9

O Queen of Heaven, you gave us the Scapular as an outward sign by which we might be known as your faithful children. May we always wear it with honor by avoiding sin and imitating your virtues. Help us to be faithful to this desire of ours. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 10

When you gave us, gracious Lady, the Scapular as our Habit, you called us to be not only servants, but also your own children. We ask you to gain for us from your Son the grace to live as your children in joy, peace, and love. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 11

O Mother of Fair Love, through your goodness, as your children, we are called to live in the spirit of Carmel. Help us to live in charity with one another, prayerful as Elijah of old, and mindful of our call to minister to God’s people. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 12

With loving provident care, O Mother Most Amiable, you covered us with your Scapular as a shield of defense against the Evil One. Through your assistance, may we bravely struggle against the powers of evil, always open to your Son Jesus Christ. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 13

O Mary , Help of Christians, you assured us that wearing your Scapular worthily would keep us safe from harm. Protect us in both body and soul with your continual aid. May all that we do be pleasing to your Son and to you. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 14

You give us hope, O Mother of Mercy, that through your Scapular promise we might quickly pass through the fires of Purgatory to the Kingdom of your Son. Be our comfort and our hope. Grant that our hope may not be in vain but that, ever faithful to your Son and to you, we may speedily enjoy after death the blessed company of Jesus and the saints. (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

July 15

O most Holy Mother of Mount Carmel, when asked by a saint to grant privileges to the family of Carmel, you gave assurance of your Motherly love and help to those faithful to you and to your Son. Behold us, your children. We glory in wearing your holy habit, which makes us members of your family of Carmel, through which we shall have your powerful protection in life, at death, and even after death. Look down with love, O Gate of Heaven, on all those now in their last agony! Look down graciously, O Virgin, Flower of Carmel, on all those in need of help! Look down mercifully, O Mother of our Savior, on all those who do not know that they are numbered among your children. Look down tenderly, O Queen of All Saints, on the poor souls! (Here make your intentions in silence.)

Pater, Ave, and Gloria Patri.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!