Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus #2

(INDULGENCES: 5 years, each time - 2. Plenary, once a month, on the ordinary conditions,

if the prayer is said every day for a month.)

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart:

(1. An INDULGENCE of seven years, when it is recited conjointly with the Litany of

the Sacred Heart and before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. - 2. Plenary, if added

the usual conditions. - Pen., 18 March 1932.)



O sweet Jesus,

Whose overflowing charity for men

is requited by so much forgetfulness,

negligence and contempt,

behold us prostrate before Thy altar

eager to repair by a special act of homage

the cruel indifference and injuries,

to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful alas!

that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities,

which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts,

we humbly ask Thy pardon

and declare our readiness

to atone by voluntary expiation

not only for our own personal offenses,

but also for the sins of those,

who, straying far from the path of salvation,

refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee,

their Shepherd and Leader, or,

renouncing the vows of their baptism,

have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy law.

We are now resolved to expiate such

and every deploreable outrage committed against Thee;

we are determined to make amends

for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty

in unbecoming dress and behaviour,

- for all the foul seductions laid

to ensnare the feet of the innocent,

- for the frequent violation of Sundays and holidays,

and the shocking blasphemies

uttered against Thee and Thy Saints.

We wish also to make amends

for the insults to which Thy Vicar earth

and Thy priests are subjected,

- for the profanation,

by conscious neglect

or terrible acts of sacrilege,

of the very Sacrament of Thy divine love;

and lastly for the public crimes of nations

who resist the rights

and the teaching authority of the Church

which Thou hast founded.

Would, O Divine Jesus,

we were able to wash away

such abominations with our blood!

We now offer,

in reparation for these violations

of Thy divine honour,

the satisfaction Thou didst once make

to Thine eternal Father on the cross

and which Thou does continue

to renew daily on our altars;

we offer it in union

with the acts of atonement

of Thy Virgin Mother

and all the Saints

and of the pious faithful on earth;

and we sincerely promise to make recompense,

as far as we can with the help of Thy grace,

for all neglect of Thy great love

and for the sins we and others

have committed in the past.

Henceforth we will live

a life of unwavering faith,

of purity of conduct,

of perfect observance

of the precepts of the gospel

and especially that of charity.

We promise to the best of our power

to prevent others from offending Thee

and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus,

through the intercession of

the Blessed Virgin Mary

our model in reparation,

deign to receive the voluntary offering

we make of this act of expiation;

and by the crowning gift of perseverance

keep us faithful unto death

in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee,

so that we may all one day

come to that happy home,

where Thou with the Father

and the Holy Ghost

livest and reignest God,

world without end.

Amen.

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