The Stations of the Cross – composed by St. Alphonse Ligouri

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The Stations of the Cross prayed at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church on March 19, 2010; led by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff; musical accompaniment by Dave and Rosemary Thomasberger.

Suscipe – A Prayer of Self-Offering by St. Ignatius of Loyola

Receive, Lord, my entire freedom.
Accept the whole of my memory,
my intellect and my will.

Whatever I have or possess,
it was you who gave it to me;
I restore it to you in full,
and I surrender it completely
to the guidance of your will.

Give me only love of you
together with your grace,
and I am rich enough
and ask for nothing more.


A Prayer for Generosity by St. Ignatius of Loyola

Teach us, Good Lord, To Serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do Thy will.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.

A Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that
any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or
sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins my Mother;
to thee do I come,
before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful;

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy clemency hear and answer me.  Amen.

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your sacred heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles of prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee
and I detest all my sins,
because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell,
but most of all because they offend thee, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace,
to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

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