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Monastery of the Most Blessed Sacrament
† Traditional † Franciscan Spirituality † Eucharistic Adoration † † Semi-Cloistered †


September 15 - 23 - Feast: September 15

Please mail your prayer requests to be remembered this month and especially during
the Novena to Our Mother of Sorrows - to

Any size offering is very much appreciated - and is very much needed! These offerings help to provide the basic daily needs of this monastery.

May God reward your kindness and goodness! Be assured a remembrance in all prayers and sacrfices this month - and especially during the Novena. Your prayer requests are always held in confidence - between you and God. Thank you, and God bless you!

“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.


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.

Type of Candle:

Sacramental Badge of the

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.
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.

Detente SHJ Sacramental Badge - incl s/h w/tracking info

BLESSED PALM - a sacramental of the Church
Blessed on Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019.
Requested Offering - $7.95 includes postage with delivery confirmation.
The blessed palm is a GIFT.
AGNUS DEI Sacramental Badge
EASTER - Risen Christ
Badge contains the wax blessed by
His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII in 1878.
The blessed wax is a GIFT.
Both the blessed palm and blessed
wax are visible on the reverse
sides of the badges.

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