Saturday, September 4, 2010
A First Saturday Devotion
I am not always able to make Mass on Saturdays because of my work schedule, but I can certainly observe the other conditions of confession and the Rosary and doing my best to spread the devotion.
I have also come to see how my devotion to Our Lord's Sacred Heart is very closely related to devotion to His Blessed Mother. She is our Mother as well and seeks only to bring us closer to her Son.
These beautiful devotions of the Nine First Fridays and the Five First Saturdays are part of the rich treasures of our Catholic faith. Through them much grace can come to us and others. Through their observance may we grow in holiness.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.