Holy Israel

Holy Israel

Holy Israel

Holy Israel is called upon against limping. Holy Israel with his birth was called Jacob and been wire of Isaac. One Jacob day saw coming to him a man with whom he fought all the night. In the morning, Jacob saw that it was an angel; this angel says to him: « You will not be called any more Jacob, but Israël  » then he touched him with a nerve of the thigh and this nerve dried. And since Jacob limped.

INVOCATION
Ô Eternal of the armies, God of Israël which sat between cherubim; only be to you God of all the kingdoms of the ground; you made the skies and the ground. Ô Eternal, inclines your ear, and listens; Ô Eternal, opens your eyes and looks at.
Holy Israel, in remembering your fight, you whom one calls upon in all confidence to be cured, request for me.

SPEECH
Ô good Jesus! Bored nails and wounded of an impious lance, how much time, overcome by my tears, my complaints and my sighs, did you pour the balsam of your mercies on my wounded heart and almost stripped of any hope? How much time did you record his impotence by your love and your kindness, and accommodated his request when he beseeched your forgiveness? I recognized your love, Ô Jesus! With this chalice of your passion that you drank so liberally, and with the work of my redemption, which you so charitably achieved. For such a benefit, it’s necessary all my love for you. It’s there that my piety and my devotion find their softer attraction; it’s there the bond which most strongly attaches to you to last fibers of my heart. Your humiliations, your wounds, your destructions which veil in our eyes your high dignity, leave the brightest rays your grace. Amen.

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