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« on: November 21, 2010, 07:08:29 AM »

Here is some information I have gathered from various places.

“The Earth is Covered with Crimes”

      Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre was a Carmelite nun in Tours, France who lived from 1816 to 1848. On November 24, 1843, Our Lord spoke the following words to Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre.

          “The earth is covered with crimes. The violation of the first three Commandments of God has irritated My Father. The Holy Name of God blasphemed, and the Holy Day of the Lord profaned, fills up the measure of iniquities. These sins have risen unto the Throne of God and provoked His wrath which will soon burst forth if His justice be not appeased. At no time has these crimes reached such a pitch.”

       Earlier, on August 24, 1843, Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre received a special communication from Our Lord:

          “He opened His Heart to me, and gathering there the powers of my soul, He addressed Me in these words: ‘My Name is everywhere blasphemed. Even children blaspheme.’ And He made me understand that this frightful sin, more than any other, grievously wounds His Divine Heart. By blasphemy, the sinner curses [God] to His Face, attacks Him openly, annuls redemption, and pronounces his own condemnation and judgement. Blasphemy is a poisoned arrow ever wounding His Divine Heart. He told me that He wishes to give me a Golden Arrow wherewith to wound His Heart delightfully and heal these wounds inflicted by the sinners’ malice.”

      This is the origin of the prayer that most of us are familiar with, The Golden Arrow:

         “May the Most Holy, Most Sacred, Most Adorable, Most Mysterious and Unutterable Name of God be praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and in the hells, by all God’s creatures, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen."

What is particularily noteworthy is the phrase “in the hells” as Sr. Marie of St. Peter was “astonished” at this terminology but Our Lord explained to her that Divine Justice was also glorified there where not only the reprobates reside but the souls of the just who are being purified.

       Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre explains, “Blasphemy is a poisoned arrow ever wounding His Divine Heart. He told me that He wishes to give me a Golden Arrow wherewith to wound His Heart delightfully and heal these wounds inflicted by the sinners’ malice.”

      Our Lord said that this prayer gives a “torrent of grace for sinners”. We see that Heaven makes it easy for us to help save souls. We can memorize these prayers given us by Heaven and say them repeatedly to console Our Lord and make reparation. This is the point: Heaven is constantly asking us to make reparation.

      In these communications from Heaven, Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre was asked to make a Communion of Reparation for the Desecration of Sunday (sin against the Third Commandment). Again, we see a kind of forerunner of Fatima of the Five First Saturdays and the Communion of Reparation.

      Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre writes:

          “... Our Lord commanded me to receive Holy Communion every Sunday for these three particular intentions:

         “1) In a spirit of atoning for all forbidden works done on Sundays, which as holy days are to be sanctified;

          “2) To appease Divine Justice which was on the very verge of striking on account of the profanation of holy days;

          “3) To implore the conversion of those sinners who desecrate Sundays, and to succeed in obtaining the cessation of forbidden Sunday Labor.”

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 07:10:42 AM »

I've hitherto prayed a slightly different Golden Arrow prayer, which has the words 'under the earth' rather than 'in the hells'. I think I may change my practice. Might!  Cheesy

I have the original book these articles are based on, of her life so I am beginning to read it to gain a clearer understanding of the devotion. Cheesy

I have never failed to find the Golden Arrow prayer truly Golden, we should encourage everyone to pray it, and to also no longer profane Sundays, and the Lord's name, but to truly make Sundays days of Rest in the Lord focused on contemplation of Him and Him in His works.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 10:37:39 AM »

I pray it saying ' in the hells' the way I learned it in the beginning.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 02:10:17 PM »

Thank you Shin for a better insight to the Golden Arrow prayer.
Having read all that I can't help thinking why the third commandment is so ignored even by Catholics .

There's a great silence concerning this.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 09:20:22 AM »

This beautiful prayer came up again in conversation today so I want to remind people to say it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 09:26:44 AM »

K, I'll say it right now and everytime I remember. soldier
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 09:29:01 AM »

K, I'll say it right now and everytime I remember. soldier

Great work! 

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 03:42:17 PM »

Amen amen.

Let's not forget to say this beautiful prayer before Heaven.  flower
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 02:45:49 AM »

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Our Lord said that this prayer gives a “torrent of grace for sinners”.

Thanks be to Our Lord the Good Shepherd. . .

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, the most holy Mary.
Blessed he her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His holy angels and in His saints.

Benedictus Deus.
Benedictum Nomen Sanctum eius.
Benedictus Iesus Christus, verus Deus et verus homo.
Benedictum Nomen Iesu.
Benedictum Cor eius sacratissimum.
Benedictus Sanguis eius pretiosissimus.
Benedictus Iesus in sanctissimo altaris Sacramento.
Benedictus Sanctus Spiritus, Paraclitus.
Benedicta excelsa Mater Dei, Maria sanctissima.
Benedicta sancta eius et immaculata Conceptio.
Benedicta eius gloriosa Assumptio.
Benedictum nomen Mariae, Virginis et Matris.
Benedictus sanctus Ioseph, eius castissimus Sponsus.
Benedictus Deus in Angelis suis, et in Sanctis suis.
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