jeudi, février 21, 2008


It is possible to gain a plenary indulgence every Friday in Lent.

The work prescribed for this indulgence is: saying the prayer En ego, o bone et dulcíssime Iesu before a crucifix (or a picture of a crucifix) after receiving Holy Communion.

Beside the exclusion of all attachment to sin, even venial sin, the requirements for gaining a plenary indulgence are the performance of the indulgenced work and fulfillment of three conditions: sacramental confession, eucharistic communion, and prayer for the pope's intentions.

Several plenary indulgences may be gained on the basis of a single sacramental confession; only one may be gained, however, on the basis of a single eucharistic communion and prayer for the pope's intentions.

The three conditions may be carried out several days preceding or following performance of the prescribed work. But it is more fitting that the communion and the prayer for the pope's intentions take place on the day the work is performed.

The condition requiring prayer for the pope's intentions is satisfied by reciting once the Our Father and Hail Mary for his intentions; nevertheless all the faithful have the option of reciting any other prayer suited to their own piety and devotion.

The prayer

En ego, o bone et dulcíssime Iesu,
ante conspéctum tuum génibus me provólvo,
ac máximo ánimi ardóre te oro atque obtéstor,
ut meum in cor vívidos fídei,
spei, et caritátis sensus,atque veram peccatórum meórum pæniténtiam,
eáque emendándi firmíssimam voluntátem velis imprímere;
dum magno ánimi afféctu et dolóre tua
quinque vúlnera mecum ipse consíderoac mente contémplor,
illud præ óculis habens,quod iam in ore ponébat tuo David prophéta de te,
o bone Iesu:
Foderunt manus meas et pedes meos:dinumeravérunt ómnia ossa mea.

Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus,
I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight,
and with the most fervent desire of my soul
I pray and beseech Thee
that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart lively sentiments of Faith, Hope, and Charity,
with true repentance for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment,
whilst with deep affection and grief of soul
I ponder within myselfand mentally contemplateThy five most precious Wounds;
having before my eyes the words which David in prophecy spoke concerning Thyself,
O good Jesus:
“They have pierced my hands and feet;they have numbered all my bones.”

2 commentaires:

Ingrida Krikštaponytė a dit…

Cette fois j’ai une remarque. Vous devriez corriger des erreurs de la prière En ego. Voila:
ardore r manque; dolore tua et considero ac il faut séparer; Foderunt. Peut-être, fododerunt est aussi possible, je ne suis pas sûre.
C’est une de mes prières favorites.
Je ne sais pas si vous connaissez ce site :
Si j’ai besoin d’une prière, je fais copy-paste, c’est tout.
Je vous souhaite aussi un bon Carême !

Father Demets a dit…

Merci pour m'avoir signaler les quelques fautes.

Bonne continuation pour le careme.

Avec mes prieres et benediction !