The Holy Father's Exhortation on the Priesthood

"The witness of a priestly life well lived brings nobility to the Church, calls forth admiration among the faithful, and is a source of blessings for the community; it is the best way to promote vocations, the most authentic invitation to other young people to respond positively to the Lord's call. It is true collaboration in building the Kingdom of God!"

—Pope Benedict XVI, Meeting with clergy and religious in Aparecida, Brazil, May 12, 2007

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots - Day 1

The petition:  For the protection of the Holy Priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church and especially all falsely accused priests. Will you join us? {Leave us a comment so we know who is joining us :) }




Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots - Day 1
1. Make the sign of the cross.

2. Say the Act of Contrition. Ask pardon for your sins and make a firm promise not to commit them again.

"Oh my God I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended Thee, oh my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen"

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.

4. Make the meditation of the day:
"
Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children, extend your merciful hands to our Holy Priesthood. We entrust to You today this knot....and all the negative consequences that it provokes in their lives. We give you this knot that torments them and makes them unhappy and so impedes them from uniting themselves to You and Your Son Jesus, our Savior. 

We run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots because we trust you and we know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. We believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. We believe that you want to undo this knot because you are our Mother. We believe that You will do this because you love your holy priests with eternal love.

Thank you, Dear Mother.  Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for our holy priests.  
The one who seeks grace, finds it in Mary's hands."

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary

6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots:
"Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon your holy priests and see the snarl of knots that exist in their lives. You know very well how desperate they are, their pain and how they are bound by these knots. 

Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, we entrust into your hands the ribbon of their lives. 
No one, not even the Evil One himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. 

Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and Our Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot...we beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all, You are their hope. 

O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives them, the fortification of their feeble strength, the enrichment of their destitution and with Christ the freedom from their chains. 

Hear our plea for our Holy Priests whom we love so much because they are Christ on earth. 
Keep them, guide them, protect them, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for them!


+JMJ+


The Novena has the Cardinal ecclesiastical approval, receiving the "NIHIL OBSTAT and IMPRIMATUR
Imprimatur Paris Archdiocese

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