A Salutation to The Sacred Heart
By St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Hail, Heart of Jesus, save me!
Hail, Heart of my Creator, perfect me!
Hail, Heart of my Saviour, deliver me!
Hail, Heart of my Judge, grant me pardon!
Hail, Heart of my Father, govern me!
Hail, Heart of my Spouse, grant me love!
Hail, Heart of my Master, teach me!
Hail, Heart of my King, be my crown!
Hail, Heart of my Benefactor, enrich me!
Hail, Heart of my Shepherd, guard me!
Hail, Heart of my Friend, comfort me!
Hail, Heart of my Brother, stay with me!
Hail, Heart of the Child Jesus, draw me to Thyself!
Hail, Heart of Jesus dying on the Cross, redeem me!
Hail, Heart of Jesus in all Thy states, give Thyself to me!
Hail, Heart of incomparable goodness, have mercy on me!
Hail, Heart of splendor, shine within me!
Hail, most loving Heart, inflame me!
Hail, most merciful Heart, work within me!
Hail, most humble Heart, dwell within me!
Hail, most patient Heart, support me!
Hail, most faithful Heart, be my reward!
Hail, most admirable and most worthy Heart, bless me!
ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE
Double White vestments
INTROITUS – Canticles 2: 3; Ps. 83: 2-3
Sub umbra illíus, quem desideráveram, sedi; et fructus ejus dulcis gútturi meo. Ps. Quam dilécta tabernácula tua, Dómine virtútum: concupíscit et déficit ánima mea in átria Dómini. Gloria Patri.
Under the shadow of Him Whom I had desired, did I sit: and His fruit was sweet to my taste. Ps. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. Glory be to the Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst reveal the unsearchable riches of Thy Heart to blessed Margaret, the Virgin, grant us, by her merits and our imitation of her that, loving Thee in all things and above all things, we may deserve to have our continual abode in that same Heart of Thine. Who livest and reignest.
EPISTLE – Ephesians 3: 8-9, 14-19
Brethren: To me, the least of all the Saints, is given the grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ: and to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God, Who created all things: For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened by His Spirit with might unto the inward man, that Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts: that being rooted and grounded in charity, you may be able to comprehend with all the Saints, what is the breadth and length, and height and depth: to know also the charity of Christ which surpasseth all knowledge. That you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.
GRADUAL – Canticles 8: 7; Ps. 72: 26
Many waters have not been able to quench charity: neither shall floods drown it. My flesh hath fainted, and my heart: O God, the God of my heart, and my portion forever.
ALLELUIA – Canticles 7: 10
Alleluia, alleluia. I unto my Beloved: and His turning is toward me. Alleluia.
GOSPEL – Matthew 11: 25-30
At that time, Jesus answered, and said: I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father; for so it hath seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and He to Whom it shall please the Son to reveal Him. Come to Me, all you that labour, and are burdened; and I will refresh you. Take up My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, because I am meek, and humble of heart; and you shall find rest to your souls: for My yoke is sweet, and my burden light.
OFFERTORY – Zach. 9: 17
What is His good, and what is His beautiful thing: but the corn of the elect, and the wine springing forth virgins?
May the offerings of Thy people be accepted by Thee, O Lord, and grant that we be enkindled with that divine fire sent forth from the Heart of Thy Son, with which blessed Margaret Mary was so ardently inflamed. Through our Lord.
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: through Christ our Lord. through Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, Dominations worship, Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the Heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus…
COMMUNION – Canticles 6: 2
I unto my Beloved, and my Beloved unto me: He that feedeth among the lilies.
Having received the mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus: grant us by the intercession of Thy blessed Virgin, Margaret Mary, that, putting off the proud vanities of the world, we may have the grace to put on the meekness and humility of Thy Heart: Who livest and reignest.