Provided we reach Paradise, all the rest counts nothing.

st. Magdalena di Canossa
To the Saint Magdalene of Canossa

For the intercession of Saint Magdalene of Canossa

I

O God, Father of goodness, you revealed your love to the humble and to the children,

by raising in your Church, Saint Magdalene of Canossa

to be the servant of the poor, grant that we may seek you above all things and serve the poor

and the little ones in the true spirit of charity and humility.

For Christ our Lord. Amen. Saint Magdalene di Canossa –  pray for us

II

Graciously look down, o Lord, on our present sorrows and necessities

and, through the intercession of Magdalene of Canossa, grant that, renewed in spirit

by the constant contemplation of Jesus Crucified and Mary, Mother of Sorrows,

we may by found worthy to be heard in our petitions. Amen.

Our Mother Foundress – pray for us

III

     Our Father in Heaven, where You crown the merits of those who serve you faithfully on earth,
show us the crown you have granted to Magdalene of Canossa by granting our humble prayer through her intercession.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

     Jesus Christ, Son of the Eternal Father, our Lord, you promised eternal happiness to those who serve you in the least of your brothers. Grant us the grace we ask you through the intercession pleasing to you, of Magdalene. She spent the whole of her life in the service of our brothers and was pleased to call the members of the charitable Institute she founded by the name of Servants of the Poor. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

     Holy Spirit, ineffable love of the Father and Son, you work miracles of grace in souls. Through that Charity which you put in the heart of your generous disciple, Magdalene of Canossa, increase in us through her intercession, your grace and grant what we are asking of you. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

     Our Lady of Sorrows, to whom our Foundress humbly dedicated her Institute, obtain for us the spirit of faith, hope and charity which animated your handmaid who now, by divine goodness, is your companion in heaven and grant that our humble supplications  may be mercifully heard by the Lord. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

 

I day - 29 april Magdalene says: "I beg the Lord with all my heart to fill, with His Spirit, all of you present, as well as those who will embrace our Institute in the future". L. The grace is spread upon her face. A. For this God has blessed her forever more. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. P. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. II day - 30 april Magdalene affirms: "I promise that I will remember you, really, very much and I will not cease to pray for you until I see you in full possession of God. I beg you to work with fervour in the vineyard of the good God". L. The Lord has choosen you. He chose you before you were born. A. He made you live in his own dwelling place. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. P. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. III day - 1 may Magdalene says: "...how happy you will be at your death, my dear Sisters, if you have looked, with all your heart, for your Spouse Jesus and for His glory". L. From the Lord you received blessing and salvation. A. You have always looked for the Lord. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. L. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. IV day - 2 may Magdalene encourages: "My dear Sisters, love your Rules as they are all, without exception, directed to your greater spiritual good, the glory of God and the salvation of souls". L. The just will shine in the glory of God. A. They will be the joy of all his faithful. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. P. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. V day - 3 may Magdalene writes: "My dear Sisters, choose obedience which is the short and safe road to reach Paradise". L. Whoever observes and teaches the Lord's commandments A. will be great in the Kingdom of  heaven. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. L. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. VI day - 4 may Magdalene invites: "Be generous-hearted and do not be afraid to leave, out of obedience, any good work and to take up any other however difficult and bitter it may seem to your senses. The Lord will surely help you and you will gain a glorious victory at the end". L. The Lord has clothed you with joy. A. He has placed a splendid crown upon your head. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. L. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. VII day - 5 may Magdalene says: "My dear   Sisters, I exhort you to love humility. Let each one consider herself at the least of the house. Further more each one should have great respect considering herself to be the respectful servant of her Sisters". L. By this you will know they are my disciples, A. If they love one another. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. L. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. VIII day - 6 may Magdalene encourages: "I recommend more than ever my beloved poor to you. See to it that they may all one day enjoy the Lord with the help of your holy instructions, prayers, charity and toil,  however always under the obedience to your Superiors". L. Whoever loves the poor will be blessed. A. Whoever believes in the Lord will welcome them in His name. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. L. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us. IX day - 7 may Magdalene says: "Farewell, my dear Sisters, I leave you all in the heart of our Lady of Sorrows, our most beloved Mother. I wish that God may set your hearts aflame with His holy, divine love. Farewell once again, see you in Paradise". L. The saints rejoice in glory. A. In the house of the Lord they sing with joy. Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. L. Our Mother Foundress, T. pray for us.    
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