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The Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God has a special purpose the preservation of the Deposit of Faith through religious education in all its forms. God has established him as a bulwark against the almost general apostasy which has invaded Christendom and in particular the Roman Church.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

An unexpected conversion.

Fr. Xavier Espana, wrote to the Messenger, dated August 14, 1868:

“Let me tell you of a marvel of the Sacred Heart, which happened in Quezaltenango, Guatemala.

“I was summoned, on March 12th, to confess a dying man. I found a man bathed in blood, without movement, speech or consciousness. He had been drunk and in this state had received five stab wounds, three of them fatal, to the head and chest. He was still breathing, however, and this is what everyone was puzzled about. What could I do? Not even a movement of the eyelids to indicate that he understood my words. I came back to our house with a heavy heart. At the very moment of arriving, I found at the door a person dear to the Heart of Jesus: I immediately begged her to go and throw herself at the feet of Our Lord, to recommend to Him this soul which was falling into hell. I said the same to five fervent members of the Congregation of Men, who providentially came to me, and I myself began to pray ardently to the Heart of Jesus. After two hours, I was summoned again. This time, oh goodness of the divine Savior, it was the wounded man himself who called me. I found him seated, in perfect consciousness, not complaining, and not even allowing me to confess him by questioning, but accusing himself with astonishing clarity and precision. Then, with his eyes bathed in tears, and wholeheartedly forgiving his murderer, he received absolution, kissed the image of the Sacred Heart, To which he believed himself indebted for his salvation, and, after receiving Holy Communion, he expired peacefully.”

(Messenger of the Sacred Heart.)

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Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.