The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows and full of many beautiful feast days. Let us recall the Sorrows of Mary and pray to the Blessed Mother for strength and guidance and celebrate this Liturgical Feast day on September 15th. At the bottom of this blog post is the Holy Father’s Papal Intention for the month of September 2020.
Important Feast Days for September:
September 3: Pope St. Gregory the Great
“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.” – St. Gregory the Great
September 4: First Friday Devotion
“I promise thee in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.”- The Twelfth Promise of the Sacred Heart
September 5: First Saturday Devotion
Our Lady explained those Five First Saturdays to Sr. Lucia dos Santos, one of the Fatima visionaries, on Dec. 10, 1925, in the following way:
See, my daughter, my Heart encircled by thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Do you, at least, strive to console me. Tell them that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the … mysteries of the Rosary.
September 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” – Miraculous Medal prayer
September 12: The Most Holy Name of Mary
September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
“O cross, you are the glorious sign of our victory. Through your power may we share in the triumph of Christ Jesus.” – prayer of Christians
September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows– Click here to read more the Seven Sorrows of Mary.
“Truly, O Blessed Mother, a sword has pierced your heart. He died in body through a love greater than anyone had known. She died in spirit through a love unlike any other since His.” – St Bernard
September 21: St. Matthew
“Come to Me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take My yoke upon your shoulders and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for My yoke is easy and My burden light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
September 23: St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry; worry is useless. God is merciful and He will hear your prayer.” – Padre Pio
September 29: Feast of the Archangels; Michael, Gabriel, Raphael
“Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. Although the dragon and his angels fought back, they were overpowered and lost their place in heaven.” Revelations 12:7-8.
“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us this day in battle. Be our protection 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, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits, who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.” – Pope Leo XIII
September 30: St. Jerome
“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” – St. Jerome
Prayer Intention for the Holy Father for September:
Respect for the Planet’s Resources: We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.
“As individuals, as institutions, as a people, we need a change of heart to preserve
and protect the planet for our children and for generations yet unborn. (Global
Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good, US
Catholic Bishops, 2001)
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