Holy Francois of Paule
The great Holy Francois of Paule is called upon for all kinds of spiritual and temporal businesses. Nothing is apart from his powerful intercession; there have a particular grace to obtain from God the favor of maternity to the women remained sterile; to attract the help of the Sky on those which are in the pains of the childbirth, and to preserve or restore the health of the small children whom one recommends to his intercession.
It’s in Calabria, in the town of Paule, who was born Holy Francois of Paule. He was a predestined child who, in his any early childhood, made already abstinence.
Entered at 13 years a convent, he left it at 14 years to live as a hermit, withdrawn of the world. But God sent as well disciples to him as he had to found a monastery. He wanted to be and wanted them so small that he called them the minor brothers.
The number of the cures and the miracles which he made is extraordinary. His life was of an austerity that one to hardly imagine.
One can make novenas with Holy Francois of Paule, but the best means of honoring him and of obtaining his intercession is to make acts of piety, such as help with the poor, fasts, assistance with the mass during 13 Fridays of continuation, in memory of his death which took place one Friday, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, in the year 1508.
Prayer of Holy Francois of Paule per hour of her death.
Ô pleasant Jesus, good Pasteur, preserve the right ones, justify the sinners; have compassion of all the faithful late ones and are me favorable, though I would be only one very unworthy sinner!
You condescended, my divine Saver, to put to me at the number of your disciples, to make known me your holy law and your adorable mysteries; you made me your brother and the child of your Father, But what isn’t my ingratitude and my blindness! How much time not reddened board I of these prerogatives sublimes? How much time didn’t I behave in front of the men as if I renounces with my divine adoption, with my celestial heritage?
I taste charm virtue, and I don’t dare to practice it in public! I want to be your disciple, and I have shame to recognize you for my Master; I feel the need to love you and happiness to be with you, Ô source of any good, and I fear the world and his partisans, I apprehend their sarcastic remarks and their mocking remarks! Ô my Saver, since I had misfortune to share the fault of the first of your apostles, make share his penitence to me; that I spread bitter tears on my sin, that I in practice repair it by a firm and constant control of my duties. Ô Jesus, you wanted, for our love, scoffed being, made fun, insult, in order to expire the crimes which the love of the world the desire of its praises and the fear of its censures made us commit. Your humiliations and your opprobrium taught us to scorn the mocking remarks of malicious and the irreligious people, and deserved us the grace that I entreat you to grant to Ô my Saver soothsayer to me! Amen.
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