[Editor's note: The following material is presented exactly as printed as a matter of historical interest. However, this is a pre-Vatican II text, which does not reflect the current teaching on indulgences. These prayers would obtain a partial indulgence today. For more on indulgences follow the link.]
THERE are various forms of the "Beads of the Sacred Heart," composed of different sets of indulgenced prayers. There is no need, however, for special beads. By repeating certain indulgenced ejaculations, according to one's choice, with the ordinary string of beads, a perfect treasury of indulgences is obtained. As a private form of devotion, it can be adapted to one's inclination.
Some printed forms of the Sacred Heart Beads are misleading, because they do not discriminate carefully enough between ejaculations that have an indulgence attached for each recitation, and such as have an indulgence that can be gained but once a day.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me! Body of Christ, save me! Blood of Christ, inebriate me! Water from the side of Christ, wash me! Passion of Christ, strengthen me! O good Jesus, hear me; within Thy wounds, hide me; permit me not to be separated from Thee; from the malignant enemy, defend me; in the hour of death call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee, forever and ever. Amen.
Indulgence of 300 days, each time. Pius IX, Jan. 9, 1854.
Or say the following:
Eternal Father! I offer Thee the precious blood of Jesus in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of holy.Church.
Indulgence of 100 days, each time. - Pius VII, Sept.22,1817.
O sweetest Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may ever love Thee more and more.
Indulgence of 300 days, each time; plenary indulgence, once a month, on the usual conditions. - Pius IX, Nov. 26, r876.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
Indulgence of 300 days, every time.-Pius X, Sept. 15, 1905.
Heart of Jesus, inflamed with love of us, inflame our hearts with love of Thee.
Indulgence of 100 days, once a day. - Leo XIII, June ~ 1893.
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.
Indulgence of 300 days, once a day. - Leo XIII, May 21, 1892.
Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation.
The latter invocation to the heart of Mary has attached to it for each recitation 300 days' indulgence.-Pius IX, Sept. 30, 1852.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, may I breath forth my soul in peace with you.
Indulgence of: 3oo days, each time that all three invocations are recited; 100 days, when only one is recited. - Pius VII, April 28, 1807.
May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved, with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.
Indulgence of 100 days, once a day, -Pius IX, Feb. 29, 1868.
Blessed be the holy and immaculate conception of the most blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
Indulgence of 300 days, eaieh time. - Leo XIII, Sept. 10, 1878.
O Mary, who didst come into this world free from stain, obtain of God for me that I may leave it without sin.
Indulgence of 100 days, once a day. - Pius IX, March 27, 1863.
St Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Indulgence of 100 days, once a day. - Leo XIII, Dec. 19, 1891."
The indulgences mentioned above are currently surpressed. However the information is included to show that these popes wished to encourage these prayers.
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