The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

For the bishop and priests of the Raleigh, NC Diocese.

Devotions

"10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts. "

-- Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary for those devoted to His Sacred Heart


The 24 Acts of Adoration

The ensuing twenty four acts of adoration to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, may be recited by way of reparation for all the offenses committed against him by mankind

It would be advisable to recite those Acts every Thursday or Friday. Their number corresponds to the hours and night: in each of these hours, the most amiable heart of Jesus, in the Eucharist, is offended and insulted throughout the world. This recital of the above Acts, is a reparation of honor which we make for such offenses; nor can it seem too much. However, if on account of other occupations, it should appear so, fail not, once a month at least, and particularly on the feast of the Sacred Heart, to acquit yourself of this duty. You will do well also to observe the following most easy practice. You have perhaps a number of friends, and these are equally engaged with you in this holy devotion. Take to yourself one of these Acts, divide the others amongst your friends; let each of them recite daily and offer up to God his respective Act of Adoration: nothing can be more a practicable, nothing more agreeable to the amiable and offended Heart of our Divine Savior, or more satisfactory for so many offenses committed against Him.

1. Jesus, our Lord and our God, ever adorable! Oh, that we could be present in all the churches throughout the universe, where thou art not adored as thou oughtest to be, and where thy inflamed love is not repaid with gratitude worthy of thy majesty! We fly, at least in spirit, to these holy places now profaned, and offer on thy altars there, the fervent love and adoration of thy holy Mother, in compensation for the injuries ever done thee by the Jews, by heretics, and bad Christians.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

2. O Jesus, true Sun, that enlightens the Church, and raises into a flame the hearts of thy servants! We adore Thee; and to repair the sloth, indifference and tepidity of so many religious persons, who, though favored with the aspect of so burning a luminary, remain cold, insensible, and inanimate, we offer up to Thee all the inflamed desires of the Seraphim.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

3. We adore Thee, O eternal Wisdom! and to repair the gross ignorance which has caused us to offend Thee, we offer up to Thee all the knowledge of those most enlightened Spirits, the Cherubim.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

4. We adore Thee, O most meek and merciful God! and to repair all the sins of anger, passion, and revenge, highly offensive in Thy sight, we offer up to Thee the peace, mildness and tranquility of the Thrones.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

5. We adore Thee, O Sacrament of Love! And to repair all those thoughts and criminal desires, conceived even at the foot of Thy altars, we offer up to Thee all the pure affections and chaste desires of the Dominations.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

6. We adore Thee, O Immaculate Lamb, that takest away the sins of the world! and to repair all the irreverence, gazing at dangerous objects, and disrespectful postures during the time of Holy Mass, we offer to Thee the profound respect of the choir of Virtues.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

7. We adore Thee, O source and origin of all sanctity and innocence! and to repair the abominations committed by wicked priests, who consecrate and receive Thee in the state of mortal sin, we offer up to Thee the profound adoration and holiness of the Powers.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

8. We adore Thee, Sovereign Lord of the universe, to Whom all knees both in heaven and earthy should bend, all reverence be paid! And in order to repair the many blasphemies against thy honor, we offer up to Thee the praises and homage of the Principalities.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

9. We adore Thee, Savior of the world, to Whom all fidelity and glory is due! And to repair the sacrilegious communions and treacheries of so many false consciences, we offer up to Thee the fervent and faithful zeal of the Archangels.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

10. We adore Thee, the delight of heaven and earth! And to repair the neglect, indifference and contempt which mankind show of that loving invitation, by which thou callest them to Thy sweet embraces in the Holy Eucharist, we offer up to Thee the ready obedience, content, and happiness of the Angels.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

11. We adore Thee, never failing bounty and goodness! And to repair man's offensive diffidence in the tender mercy, we offer up to Thee the steadfast reliance and assurance of the holy Patriarchs in Thy promises.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

12. We adore Thee, O amiable Jesus! And revere the sacred mystery of the Blessed Eucharist, revealed by Thy divine word, taught by the Church, and proved by miracles; and to repair the doubts which men have had of Thy real presence in the Holy Sacrament, we offer up to Thee the due submission shown by the Prophets to Thy divine oracles.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

13. We adore Thee, most tender and most amiable of all Fathers! And to make reparation for the errors and infidelities of thy own children, we offer up to Thee the faith of the Apostles.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

14. We adore Thee, most loving Shepherd, pattern of true charity! And to make reparation for the designs of revenge, conceived in defiance of Thy divine prohibitions, we offer up to Thee the patience and prayers of the Martyrs in favor of their persecutors.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

15. We adore Thee, inexhaustible fund of treasures! And to make reparation for all the robberies committed in thy churches, we offer up to Thee the rich and bountiful donations of Thy devout servants.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

16. We adore Thee, O most watchful Advocate! And to make reparation for the many negligence of those who have any authority in the Church, to correct the abuses and irreverence there committed against Thee, we offer up to Thee the exact attention and careful solicitude of holy bishops and prelates.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

17. We adore Thee, O God of infinite majesty, whom we can never sufficiently adore and reverence! And to make reparation for all the impious oaths pronounced against Thee, we offer up to Thee the pious discourses made in Thy honor by the holy doctors of the Church.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

18. We adore Thee, O hidden God! And to make reparation for all the contests, disputes, punctilios of honor, and scandal, by which thou hast been offended, by which Thou hast been offended we offer up to Thee the humility of the holy confessors.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

19. We adore Thee, eternal Priest, whose delight is to offer sacrifice! And to make reparation for the insults and affronts done to Thy priests, religious, and virgins, we offer up to Thee Thy own invincible patience, together with the true and fervent zeal of all good priests and apostolic preachers.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

20. We adore Thee, true Bread of Angels! And to make reparation for the sins committed against Thy command of abstinence, we offer up to Thee the fasts and temperance of the holy Anchorets.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

21. We adore Thee, O God of all purity! And to make reparation for all the sins which have hitherto been committed against the virtue of purity, we offer up to Thee the modesty and penance of all holy religious men and women.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

22. We adore Thee, amiable Spouse of our souls! And to make reparation for all the lukewarmness and indifference shown by many, particularly in time of Holy Communion, we offer up the Thee the raptures and ecstasies of holy virgins.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

23. We adore Thee, most worthy object of the love and affection of men and Angels! And to repair the profanations committed in Thy churches by the effusion of so much innocent blood, as also to make some atonement for the poor and indigent manner thou art entertained there, we offer up to Thee the piety of all the blessed Saints, and the distress and want in which Thy persecuted servants were.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

24. We adore Thee, Son of the ever-glorious Virgin! And to make reparation, as much as lies in our power, for all the indignities Thou hast suffered from men, since the institution of this Adorable Mystery, we have recourse to Thy Holy Mother, looking upon her, as under Thee, the greatest and most secure refuge of sinners.
Eternal praise and thanksgiving be to the most holy and most divine Sacrament.

O Queen of heaven and earth, hope of mankind, who adores thy Divine Son incessantly! We entreat Thee, that, since we have the honor to be of the number of Thy children, thou would interest thyself in our behalf and make satisfaction for us, and in our name, to our Eternal Judge, by rendering to Him the Duties which we ourselves are incapable of performing. Amen