MONASTERY MONTHLY NOVENA
MAY NOVENA -
Our Lady of Fatima
Remembrance in the Holy Masses, prayers, and devotions during the Novena to Our Lady of
Fatima - May 13 - 21.
FATIMA DAY: May 13
You are invited to send your prayer intentions, and the names of those you wish remembered in the Holy Masses, prayers, sacrifices, and devotions during the month of May, and during the Novena to Our Lady of Fatima. Please send your prayer intentions and the names of those you wish remembered (see below) to be remembered this month and especially during the May Novena - or email
Any size alms is very much appreciated. These alms help to provide the basic daily needs of this monastery. Our holy vow
of poverty makes the monastery dependent upon the kindness and generosity of the Faithful. Thank you and God bless you!
May God reward your kindness and goodness! Be assured a remembrance in all prayers and sacrifices this month - and especially during the Novena. Your prayer requests are always held in strict confidence - between you and God.
“Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.”
~ St. Francis of Assisi
Alms is defined as - a financial gift or offering given in charity and expecting nothing in return except prayers.
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your MAY MASS and NOVENA offering - and your prayer requests - by using the boxes and "add to cart" button below. Thank you! God bless you!
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The Sanctuary Lamp and Votive Candles
Candles are Your Silent Prayer Before God in the Cloister Chapel.
Time is spent before Our Eucharistic Lord each day - afternoon and during the quiet of the night. Six beeswax candles burn before the Blessed Sacrament exposed, as required by Holy Mother Church. In addition, 9-day votive candles burn during each monthly novena, and the Sanctuary Lamp burns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This lamp indicates the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Please specify which candle(s) you would like to have burn in the Cloister Chapel. Your intentions will be remembered in all prayers, sacrifices, and devotions. All candles are blessed and are wax. Your kind offering helps to defray the cost of the candles, for which we are very grateful.
THE DÉTENTE OR STOP
Sacramental Badge of the
MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Handmade in the Monastery. The Detente Sacramental Badge of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus contains a blessed small Miraculous Medal and a small crucifix - both of which are a GIFT.
In 1872, Pope Pius IX granted a 100-day indulgence once a day to all the faithful who wear this pious emblem around their necks and pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.
It is customary of those who love to carry with them a sign of their beloved, so the "stop" is a sign of our love for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - and of our confidence in its protection against the ambush of the evil one. We say "stop", in the Holy Name of Jesus, to the devil and all evil.
Devotion spread among the faithful in 1720, during a terrible plague in Marseilles, France. The use of the Detente spread widely, especially since 1866, during the ravages of the cholera epidemic in Amiens, Roubaix, Cairo - and elsewhere. After the Franco-German war, the "Detente" proved to be, on more than one occasion, a shield that protected many French soldiers from enemy bullets. On the front of the badge are the words "Stop! The Sacred Heart of Jesus is here!" Can also be placed over the doors of homes.
Included with each badge is a small booklet containing the origin of this devotion, as well as other information and the Indulgence.
Requested Offering includes shipping and handling with tracking information.