Eternal Refuge First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY

I was educated in Spain, in a Franciscan Order school. They taught me, to work in many trades, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, masonry, tool and die maker, plus to study the other normal sciences. Of all these, my favorite was
RELIGION.
Our school was built by donations of land, money and basically with labor of man.
Even the U.S. Navy in
1958, helped with labor of man. Soldiers operated the U.S. heavy duty equipment to level the rocky and down hill grounds. Everybody worked. Studentís no matter what age, before brake time of the day, would carry five rocks from the field to the future foundation wall of the school being built. When work was done, you could play with other kids, the rest of the break time which was around 10 minutes.

We dressed as little shepherds to sing songs to the stores and houses of the wealthy to collect some money necessary for the construction.
During the school year, every first Friday of the month, we would go to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rule, to do the Sacrament of Confession and the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. This was done, by request, and to please the Divine will of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. When He revealed to Saint Margaret Mary these words :
" I will be your strength, fear nothing; but be attentive to my voice, and to all that I request, to dispose yourself to the fulfillment of my designs. First, you will receive me through the Eucharist, always when obedience permit you to do so, bear whatever mortification and humiliation who will came upon you, which you shall accept as gifts of my love. Also you shall take communion all the first Friday of every month, and every night from Thursday to Friday I will make you participant of the mortal sadness that I had felt in the Garden of Olives. This sadness will reduce you, without your understand, to a kind of agony more strong to endure, them death. With the propose to escort me in the humble pray that I did then to my Father among of all my anguish, you will raise among eleven and twelve of midnight to prostrate with me, during one hour, face on the ground, to calm the Divine anger, asking mercy for the sinners, to
soften some how the sadness that I felt in the abandon of my apostles, which make me to reproach in their faces that they were not be able to keep vigil one hour with me; and during this hour you will do what I will reveal to you. But listen, my daughter, do not trust easily to any spirit, and do not be confident, because Satan angry to deceive you. This is why you should not do nothing without the approbation of those who guide you, so that, by having the permission of obedience, he will not seduce you, because he does not have power above does who are obedient.

Are you aware? When you enthrone your house, and Our Lord is living in you, then, you too have the grace to....escort Our Lord,.... to calm the Divine anger,...and, to asking mercy for the sinners, ...... and, to soften some how His Sadness....... With the propose to escort me in the humble pray that I did then to my Father among of all my anguish, you will raise among eleven and twelve of midnight to prostrate with me, during one hour, face on the ground, to calm the Divine anger, asking mercy for the sinners, to soften some how the sadness that I felt in the abandon of my apostles...,
"The great Promise" of the communion of the 9 firsts Fridays of months it is in the letter 87 to the Mother Saumaise and in the document of Canonization.
Our Lord Jesus Christ made these promises to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque at Paray-le-Monail, to those who Enthrone and consecrate to His Sacred Heart:

  1. "I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life."
  2. "I will establish peace in their families."
  3. "I will bless every home in which the picture of my heart shall be exposed and honored"
  4. "I will console them in all their difficulties."
  5. "I will be their refuge during life and especially at the hour of death."
  6. "I will shed abundant blessings upon all their undertakings."
  7. "Sinners shall find, in my heart, a fountain and boundless ocean of mercy."
  8. "Tepid souls shall become fervent."
  9. "Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection."
  10. "I will give to priests the power of touching the hardest of hearts."
  11. "Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in my heart never to be blotted out."
  12. "I promise, in the excessive mercy of my heart, that my all powerful love will grant, to all who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday of the month for nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; They shall not die in my displeasure nor without the sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment."
The first manifestation of The Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary was the 27th of December of 1673. When Saint Margaret Mary of Alacoque request to the King of France the consecration of France to The Sacred Heart of Jesus, the King of France, did not listen to that request.

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