Spiritual Insanity Writ Large
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Ambiguity begets confusion. Confusion begets uncertainty. Uncertainty begets a loss the sensus Catholicus. The loss of the sensus Catholicus leads to insanity. Such is the inexorable logic of conciliarism's efforts to treat anew things that are contained in Divine Revelation and have been pronounced upon definitively by Holy Mother Church throughout the course of her history prior to the ascent of Angelo Cardinal Roncalli to the Throne of Saint Peter in 1958.
The use of ambiguity is an important tool of conciliarism as it puts into question the certitude that a Catholic is supposed to have about the articles of his Catholic Faith. A person whose supernatural resistance to ambiguity can be broken down over the course of time is apt, therefore, to look at confusing and ambiguous statements that contradict the authentic patrimony of Holy Mother Church without batting so much as an eyelash.
To wit, novelties have become the order of the day in the Novus Ordo Missae. Most Catholics respond "baa, baa" when each succeeding novelty is introduced, helping it to become institutionalized as part of their liturgical lives by accepting it so blithely, so uncritically. Similarly, most Catholics go "baa, baa" when a pope or a cardinal or a bishop speaks of false religions as deserving of respect and of having the "right" to proselytize their falsehoods within the midst of civil society. Cultural pluralism has begotten insanity galore within the highest ranks of conciliarism. Consider this report from the June 20, 2006, edition of Zenit:
|VIENNA, Austria, JUNE 20, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The issue of mission is one of the key questions for dialogue between religions, says Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna.
He expresses this conviction in an article entitled "Ways of Mission" and published in Oasis, a multilingual review of the Oasis International Center of Studies and Research.
In his reflection, the archbishop of Vienna asks about the possibility of reconciling the missionary dynamic, which is essential to religions such as Christianity and Islam, with the principles that should animate interreligious dialogue, that is, tolerance of the other's conscience and respect for religious freedom. "Dialogue is often seen as opposed to mission: either mission or dialogue," begins the cardinal. "However, both Christianity as well as Islam are clearly missionary religions. Their whole history demonstrates it, their present and, above all, the history of their origins.
"In the Christian Bible, at the end of Matthew's Gospel, is the universal missionary mandate that Jesus gave to the apostles before the Ascension and, therefore, to all Christians.
"Jesus said: 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them …, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.'"
Cardinal Schönborn continued: "However, Islam is also understood as a missionary religion: In the revelation of the Koran -- Muslims maintain -- is indicated the way that God has destined for all men. All men must know it and therefore must be able to decide on the true way."
Hence, Islam has had a missionary character from the first instant and "if it wasn't, it would betray itself," the prelate points out. "How then can dialogue grow between our religions?
"Won't it always just be a strategic game in view of the world mission? Won't dialogue always be seen by zealous representatives of both religions only as a 'soft solution' and therefore underestimated?"
"Neither Christianity nor Islam are monoliths," explains the 61-year-old cardinal. "Christianity lives, as does Islam, in a multiplicity of directions, which perhaps have combated one another violently and always continue to combat one another."
"On both sides, the differences are about the methods, the ways of mission: Can the mission only follow the way of personal persuasion of the other, or can it also serve as instrument of political, military and economic pressure?
"On this point Christianity and Islam, in their history so full of conflicts, but also of contacts, have given very different answers."
However, the cardinal contends that "these few indications suffice to remember that the missionary question, both within our religious communities as well as between them, should be in a top place of our dialogue's agenda."
And this should be the case because the mission does reflect the "sign of the vitality of religions" but also hides "a great potential for conflict," he explains.
Cardinal Schönborn enumerates three tasks that belong "to the agenda of the forthcoming years, urgent and pressing," which will allow both religions to follow with fidelity their missionary mandate and at the same time "to show and promote their compatibility with the demands of a pluralist and democratic society":
-- First, "we will need, within Christianity and Islam [and other religious communities] an enlightened dialogue on the question regarding the meaning of our constitutive missionary task."
"What is mission according to Jesus, according to the Koran? How must there be, how can there be, mission? How is mission situated in respect of freedom of conscience and of religion? How is it situated in respect of the requirements of a plural world?" the cardinal asks.
-- Second, "within our respective religious communities, there is an urgent need for dialogue and clarification on the question of 'proselytism,'" a recurrent topic between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, and noted also in the Islamic world.
-- Third, "we need an interreligious dialogue on the question of mission, a dialogue that takes into account our history [our histories] of mission (…), which will put openly on the table our mutual concerns, which will mention openly the dangers of intolerance, of attacks on religious freedom and which makes them the object of common efforts of correction."
The archbishop of Vienna adds: "As religions with a missionary mandate, we are, I am convinced, responsible before God and before the world to find the common points of our missionary mandates and to practice them together.
"Has the Almighty not given all of us perhaps through revelation and the voice of conscience the holy task to work everywhere for justice, to alleviate misery, combat poverty, promote education, reinforce the virtues of living together and thus contribute to a more human world?"
"One day we shall be called by God to account if we have fulfilled our mission together," the cardinal states. "And we shall be called to account if we have given, to many men who are unable to believe in God, a credible testimony of faith in God, or if through our conflicts we have increased atheism."
The Oasis review is concerned chiefly with Muslim countries and seeks to support Christian minorities in these states, keeping the dialogue with Islam open.
Cardinal Schonborn understands that Our Lord has given His Church a mission to spread the Gospel. Fine. What he fails to understand is that no other religion, including Mohammedanism, has any divine mandate to spread its false beliefs no matter how sincerely they believe that they do. And the Catholic Church has a positive obligation to urge the civil state to prevent the spread of false religions, especially Mohammedanism, which has spread by the force of the sword from its very beginnings. The Church herself has a divine mission to convert all of those in false religions without regard for the "sensitivities" of the "missionary nature" of those false religions. That anyone, no less a man who is a cardinal and has been discussed as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI, could talk about finding some way for both "Christianity" to discharge its mission and for Mohammedanism to be faithful to its "mission," which comes from the devil, by the way, is a case study in how the novelties and ambiguities and cloudiness and murkiness of conciliarism lead to a loss of one's Catholic senses, to a spiritual insanity that is taken seriously by other people who have been made spiritually insane by the same ambiguities and novelties.
Cardinal Schonborn, Mohammedanism is a false religion. It has no mandate from God. We are not called to "coexistence" with false religions. We are called to convert everyone from false religions into the true Faith. This statement of yours, your Eminence, is false:
"Has the Almighty not given all of us perhaps through revelation and the voice of conscience the holy task to work everywhere for justice, to alleviate misery, combat poverty, promote education, reinforce the virtues of living together and thus contribute to a more human world?"
The Holy Ghost Himself instructs otherwise, teaching us that all false religions are from the devil:
For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 95: 4-5)
Saint Paul instructed us on our proper relationship with those who worship the devil:
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever. (2 Cor. 6)
Saint John the Evangelist, the Apostle of the Charity of Our Lord, wrote this stirring words that should be etched into the hearts of every Catholic, especially one who lays claim to being a Prince of the Church:
Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son. If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him, God speed you. For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works. (2 John 1: 9-11)
Cardinal Schonborn is indeed saying "God speed you" to the Mohammedans, thereby communicating with their wicked works. He does not see this because he is a victim of the conciliarism in which he has lived his entire priesthood, thereby occluding the spirit of the Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, in whose Order of Preachers he was ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of Saint the John the Evangelist, December 27, 1970. Cardinal Schonborn is attempting to make complex that which is simple: the conversion of infidels.
Saint John, had these additional words, contained in the Book of the Apocalypse, about our relationship with those who dare to "add" to or to detract from God's Revelation:
For I testify to every one that heareth the word of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things. God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book. (Apoc. 22:18-19)
Mohammedans deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Their diabolically inspired "book" encourages the followers of the false god named "Allah" to kill Catholics (as well as Jews and other "infidels). They have no place in the construction of the common good of society. It is the duty of the Catholic Church to seek their conversion and to encourage the civil authorities to repress their proselytizing activities.
Does Cardinal Schonborn really believe in the this dogmatic decree of the Council of Florence, issued in 1542?
The holy Roman Church believes, professes, and preaches that 'no one remaining outside the Catholic Church, not just pagans, but also Jews or heretics or schismatics, can become partakers of eternal life; but they will go to the everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels,' unless before the end of life they are joined to the Church. For the union with the body of the Church is of such importance that the sacraments of the Church are helpful to salvation only for those who remaining in it; and fasts, almsgiving, other works of piety, and the exercise of Christian warfare bear eternal rewards from them alone. And no one can be saved, no matter how much alms, he has given, even if he sheds his blood for the name of Christ, unless he remains in the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church.
Pope Gregory XVI's Summo Iugiter Studio, May 27, 1832, which called upon Catholics to avoid mixed marriages (something that was encouraged by Benedict XVI in Poland last month) states clearly that adherents of false religions cannot please God because their souls are destined for eternal perdition, being in the grip of the devil by means of Original Sin:
Next let Us start with the things which concern the faith which, as We mentioned above, some are endangering in order to introduce greater freedom for mixed marriages. You know how zealously Our predecessors taught that very article of faith which these dare to deny, namely the necessity of the Catholic faith and of unity for salvation. The words of that celebrated disciple of the apostles, martyred St. Ignatius, in his letter to the Philadelphians are relevant to this matter: "Be not deceived, my brother; if anyone follows a schismatic, he will not attain the inheritance of the kingdom of God." Moreover, St. Augustine and the other African bishops who met in the Council of Cirta in the year 412 explained the same thing at greater length: "Whoever has separated himself from the Catholic Church, no matter how laudably he lives, will not have eternal life, but has earned the anger of God because of this one crime: that he abandoned his union with Christ." Omitting other appropriate passages which are almost numberless in the writings of the Fathers, We shall praise St. Gregory the Great who expressly testifies that this indeed is the teaching of the Catholic Church. He says: "The holy universal Church teaches that it is not possible to worship God truly except in her and asserts that all who are outside of her will not be saved." Official acts of the Church proclaim the same dogma. Thus, in the decree on faith which Innocent III published with the synod of Lateran IV, these things are written: "There is one universal Church of all the faithful outside of which no one is saved." Finally the same dogma is also expressly mentioned in the profession of faith proposed by the Apostolic See, not only that which all Latin churches use, but also that which the Greek Orthodox Church uses and that which other Eastern Catholics use. We did not mention these selected testimonies because We thought you were ignorant of that article of faith and in need of Our instruction. Far be it from Us to have such an absurd and insulting suspicion about you. But We are so concerned about this serious and well known dogma, which has been attacked with such remarkable audacity, that We could not restrain Our pen from reinforcing this truth with many testimonies.
Well, this "serious and well-known dogma" is being attacked Modernists and their enablers today from within the official quarters of the Church. Perhaps Cardinal Schonborn would do well to review Hillaire Belloc's chapter on Mohammedanism in his The Great Heresies:
Mohammed did not merely take the first steps toward that denial, as the Arians and their followers had done; he advanced a clear affirmation, full and complete, against the whole doctrine of an incarnate God. He taught that Our Lord was the greatest of all the prophets, but still only a prophet: a man like other men. He eliminated the Trinity altogether.
With that denial of the Incarnation went the whole sacramental structure. He refused to know anything of the Eucharist, with its Real Presence; he stopped the sacrifice of the Mass, and therefore the institution of a special priesthood. In other words, he, like so many other lesser heresiarchs, founded his heresy on simplification.
Catholic doctrine was true (he seemed to say), but it had become encumbered with false accretions; it had become complicated by needless man-made additions, including the idea that its founder was Divine, and the growth of a parasitical caste of priests who battened on a late, imagined, system of Sacraments which they alone could administer. All those corrupt accretions must be swept away.
There is thus a very great deal in common between the enthusiasm with which Mohammed's teaching attacked the priesthood, the Mass and the sacraments, and the enthusiasm with which Calvinism, the central motive force of the Reformation, did the same. As we all know, the new teaching relaxed the marriage laws--but in practice this did not affect the mass of his followers who still remained monogamous. It made divorce as easy as possible, for the sacramental idea of marriage disappeared. It insisted upon the equality of men, and it necessarily had that further factor in which it resembled Calvinism--the sense of predestination, the sense of fate; of what the followers of John Knox were always calling "the immutable decrees of God."
Mohammed's teaching never developed among the mass of his followers, or in his own mind, a detailed theology. He was content to accept all that appealed to him in the Catholic scheme and to reject all that seemed to him, and to so many others of his time, too complicated or mysterious to be true. Simplicity was the note of the whole affair; and since all heresies draw their strength from some true doctrine, Mohammedanism drew its strength from the true Catholic doctrines which it retained: the equality of all men before God--"All true believers are brothers." It zealously preached and throve on the paramount claims of justice, social and economic.
Mohammedanism is, therefore, the sower of both personal and social destruction, presaging the Protestant Revolt in many remarkable aspects, as Belloc relates above. To assert with a straight face that a Mohammedan is going to sit down and discuss the conciliarist concept of "religious liberty," which has been condemned repeatedly throughout the history of the Church prior to the Second Vatican Council is to imagine the scene of a bored Mohammedan imam listening with contempt to Cardinal Schonborn's exercise in illogic and spiritual insanity with the same facial expression as Harrison Ford conveyed in one of the opening scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Remember? Indiana Jones looked on with disdain as a Mohammedan wielded a machete repeatedly before he, holding a rope, which the machete-wielding infidel thought was his only weapon, simply took a gun out of his jacket and shot the Mohammedan to death. No self-respect Mohammedan is going to negotiate away what his false religion has been winning by procreation (as the West contracepts itself to extinction, both spiritually and demographically) what it lost in battle in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
Mohammedans have far more integrity than do conciliarist Catholics. Mohammedans are not going to concede their religious convictions in a "dialogue." Conciliarist Catholics, however, are more than willing to let falsehoods be placed on a level of equality with the true Faith, thus paving the way for the takeover of formerly Catholic countries by the very infidels who were stopped at the Gates of Vienna in 1683 by Jan Sobieski. Indeed, we need the spirit of Jan Sobieski today, not the sniveling cowardice and practical indifferentism bred by conciliarism's heresy of ecumenism. The very city in which Cardinal Schonborn sits as the Cardinal Archbishop of Austria would be Mohammedan today if a Catholic hero from Poland had not met the threat of Mohammedan invasion with armed force, not with "dialogue" and a respect for the "rights" of Mohammedans to propagate their false, demonic religion.
As is related in The Garland of Roses:
In 1683 Turkish forces threatened once again to overrun Europe. They carried the war into Austria for the purpose of annihilating the Catholic religion. Kara Mustapha, Grand Vizier of Mahomet IV, had boasted that he would not rest until he had stabled his master's horses at Saint Peter's in Rome. With an army 300,000 strong, the leader of the infidels arrived at the gates of Vienna and laid siege to the city. Days of enemy assaults, fire, and disease had reduced the Austrian capital to the last extremity. A small garrison of exhausted men, under the command of the courageous Imperial General, Count Starhemberg, himself wounded in the attack, fought desperately, with no earthly help in sight.
Pope Innocent XI urgently appealed to the princes of Europe on behalf of the beleaguered city and, on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the "Unvanquished Lion of the North", John Sobieski, King of Poland, mounted his war-horse, going forth to battle for the glory of the cross and the preservation of all Christendom. (Letter to Blessed Pope Innocent XVI)
Before Our Lady's altar in Her sanctuary in Czestochowa, the King raised his sword and vowed not to sheathe it until the mighty Queen of Heaven had given victory. The army asked Her blessings on their enterprise. Marching towards Vienna, the men prayed the Holy Rosary, Sobieski, wearing an image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, gave his soldiers their battle cry: In the Name of Mary: Lord God, help!
Joining up with the Imperial army, under the command of Charles, Duke of Lorraine, John Sobieski, whose tranquil presence in the midst of fiercest combat had such power with his own forces, had been unanimously chosen to lead the united armies of Europe. Many a time had his fearless leadership routed the Moslem invaders!
At five o'clock on the morning of September 12, the Holy Sacrifice was celebrated by the papal legate, Father Marco d'Aviano, on the heights of Mount Kalemberg, overlooking the Austrian capital. The King yielded to no one in the honor serving that Mass. The armies of Christendom knelt in humble prayer. Later on that same day, Father Marco was to see a white dove hovering over this very king and his men while the battled raged, a sign of the victory to come.
The King gave a signal. Drums rolled, cannons roared and the great human avalanche plunged down the steep mountain precipices shouting, Jesus! Mary! Sobieski! Jesus! Mary! Sobieski!
Many were the separate and terrible combats on that memorable day, but suffice it to say that by five in the afternoon, the warrior king brandished his sword and charged upon the tent of the Turkish leader, shouting the words of the prophet king [David], Non nobis Domine exercituum, non nobis, sed Nomini tuo da gloriam. Not to us, O Lord of Host, not to us, but to Thy name give the glory. [Psalm 113:9]
The name of Sobieski spread panic throughout the enemy camp. Kara Mustapha, trembling in his boots, turned to the Tarter Khan, Selim Gieray, Can you not save me? he pleaded. I know the Polish king, Selim replied, where he is, flight is our only refuge. Look out upon the firmament and you will see that God Himself is against us. (The two armies saw the crescent moon fade in the skies.) The Moslem army fled in terror. Sobieski and his men attributed their victory to God and the power of Our Lady's name.
We are now on our march to Hungary, the king wrote, taking advantage of their distraction to defeat the remainder of their scattered troops. I have all the princes of the Empire my companions in this enterprise, who tell me they are ready to follow such a leader not only into Hungary but to the end of the world...Thanks be to Heaven, now the half-moon triumphs no longer over the Cross.
Blessed Pope Innocent XI, established the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary to be celebrated on the twelfth of September each year as a perpetual memory of the victory of Vienna.
[Just as an aside, the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary is only an "optional memorial" in the liturgical calendar of the Novus Ordo Missae, meaning that it can be ignored with impunity. The same feast is a Greater Double in the calendar of Tradition.]
I d not think that the names of Schonborn or Ratzinger spread terror in the hearts of Mohammedans today, who have no intention whatsoever of conceding anything to "religious liberty" in their own countries while they take full advantage of it in the formerly Catholic countries of Europe to place themselves in a position to wield the levels of civil governance within a half century, if not sooner. We must, therefore, do so by praying the Rosary with fervor, trusting in the Holy Name of Mary, our dear Blessed Mother, to wipe away the pestilences of Modernism and of all other false religions, including Mohammedanism. Rather than wasting our time in silly chat rooms or discussion forums, we should be praying the Rosary at every opportunity, making reparation for our own sins and praying fervently for the Triumph of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.
Our Lady is our only refuge in their perilous times when those who hold ecclesiastical power are so bereft of the Catholic Faith that they really and truly think that their novel schemes of dialogue and negotiation will somehow change the the landscape of "inter-religious relations" and produce a situation of peaceful coexistence in the world. The Mohammedans, most assuredly, want peaceful coexistence with Catholics: they want to peacefully coexist with each other in countries where our corpses occupy one cemetery after another. We must beseech Our Lady to bring an end to the insanity that prevails among those possessed of conciliarism's unreal, if not utterly fantastic, refusal to view false religions as they really are, that is, agents of the devil himself.
Preparing to celebrate the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus tomorrow, June 23, 2006, may we trust in the heart out of which that Most Sacred Heart was formed, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as we live and work as her consecrated slaves to render all of our prayers and efforts to her to be given to the Blessed Trinity as she sees fit for His honor and glory and for the good of the Restoration of sanity and sanctity in Holy Mother Church.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Paulinas of Nola, pray for us.
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.
Saint Augustine, pray for us.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.
Saint Lucy, pray for us.
Saint Agnes, pray for us.
Saint Agatha, pray for us.
Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.
Saint Catherine of Sweden, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, pray for us.
Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.
Saint John Bosco, pray for us.
Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.
Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.
Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.
Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.
Blessed Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.
Blessed Francisco, pray for us.
Blessed Jacinta, pray for us.
Sister Lucia, pray for us.
The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888
O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
Response: As we have hoped in Thee.
Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.
Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.
Verse: Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls.
A Prayer in Preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer Thee this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Thy will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in Thee and for Thee. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Thy blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Within Thy Heart I place my every care. In every need let me come to Thee with humble trust saying, Heart of Jesus help me.
Merciful Jesus, I consecrate myself today and always to Thy Most Sacred Heart.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I implore, that I may ever love Thee more and more.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy love for me.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom Come.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.