An electronic reproduction of the Guide for Victim Souls of the Sacred Heart of Jesus compiled from various sources by the Very Rev. Joseph Kreuter, OSB.

Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Censor Librorum. Imprimatur + Stephen J. Donahue, S.T.D., Administrator of New York; 1939.

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In your charity, please pray that the Sacred Heart draws many souls here to read, contemplate and be enkindled.


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From the Biography of Mo. Marie Deluil-Martiny: Immolation
by Abbe L. Laplace.
Nihil Obstat. Authur J. Scanlan, S.T.D.
Imprimatur +Patrick Cardinal Hays
New York, July 14, 1926.
PRAYER FOR INNER HEALING from Fr. Gabriel Amorth

Lord Jesus, Thou came to heal our wounded hearts. I beg Thee to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart. I beg Thee, in a particular way, to heal all who art the cause of sin. I beg Thee to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused throughout my life.

Lord Jesus, Thou know my burdens. I lay them all on Thy Good Shepherd's Heart. I beseech Thee - by the merits of the great, open wound in Thy Heart - to heal the small wounds that are mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.

Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. Thee who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my own heart.

Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer Thee my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Thy Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.

Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that Thou art the Resurrection and the life. Make me an authentic witness to Thy resurrection, Thy victory over sin and death, Thy living presence among us.



My Lord, Thou art all powerful, Thou art God, Thou art Father. We beg Thee through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of heaven, come to our aid.

  • From anxiety, sadness, and obsessions: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord.
  • From hatred, and envy: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord.
  • From Thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord. 
  • From every Thought of suicide and death: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord. 
  • From every form of sinful impulse: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord. 
  • From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord.
  • From every sort of spell, malefice, witchcraft, and every form of the occult: We beg Thee: Free us, O Lord.

Lord, Thou Who said, "I leave Thee peace, my peace I give Thee," grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy Thy peace always. In the Name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Dear God, my heart and mind are open to Thee. May Thy gentle peace fill my being. In Thy Presence, I am in the presence of peace. Inner peace is the essence of my being. My mind is calm, clear, and certain.

I am comforted by Thy loving embrace, God. I surrender all my worries and concerns to Thee knowing that Thou art eternal and everlasting spirit upholds and sustains me in all that I do. My inner peace is strengthened by our connection.

As I join my heart and mind with Thine, dear God, I feel Thy peace infusing my entire being, keeping my sense of inner peace strong and secure.

To Thee, beloved God, I let go of struggle, strife, and challenge in my life. In the comfort of Thy peaceful presence, I am whole, fulfilled, and at peace.

God, my inner peace is the result of Thy soothing presence. Thy essence calms the storms around me and leads me ever deeper into the place of perfect inner peace where our minds are joined. As I focus my mind on Thy peaceful presence, I release all worries and melt in the comfort and safety of Thy love.

The Meaning of Christmas

Saint Alfonsus Maria de' Liguori

O King of Heaven! from starry throne descending,
Thou takest refuge in that wretched cave;
O God of bliss! I see Thee cold and trembling,
What pain it cost Thee fallen man to save!

Thou, of a thousand worlds the great Creator,
Dost now the pain of cold and want endure;
Thy poverty but makes Thee more endearing,
For well I know 'tis love has made Thee poor.

I see Thee leave Thy Heavenly Father's bosom,
But whither has Thy love transported Thee?
Upon a little straw I see Thee lying;
Why suffer thus? 'Tis all for love of me.

But if it is Thy will for me to suffer,
And by these sufferings my heart to move,
Wherefore, my Jesus, do I see Thee weeping?
'Tis not for pain Thou weepest, but for love.

Thou weepest thus to see me so ungrateful;
My sins have pierced Thee to the very core;
I once despised Thy love, but now I love Thee,
I love but Thee; then, Jesus, weep no more.

Thou sleepest, Lord, but Thy heart ever watches.
No slumber can a heart so loving take;
But tell me, darling Babe, of what Thou thinkest,
"I think," He says, "of dying for Thy sake."

Is it for me that Thou dost think of dying!
What, then, O Jesus! can I but love Thee?
Mary, my hope! If I love Him too little,
Be not indignant, love Him thou for me.

The Season of Christmas extends to Vespers on February, 2nd - Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Mother. Here is Mother Church's Hymn to Mary for this season:

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Kindly Mother of our Redeemer;
Great portal of heaven ever open,
The sea's far-shining star:
O succour thy people who though fallen strive to rise again.
O thou who hast brought forth, to all nature's wonder,
Nature's Lord, thine own Creator:
Mother yet a Virgin ever more,
Who at Gabriel's speaking didst receive the Ave:
Towards us sinners shew thy pity.

V. After child-bearing thou remainest a pure Virgin.
R. Mother of God, intercede for us.

Let us pray:

O God, who by the child-bearing of a pure Virgin hast bestowed upon all mankind the rewards of everlasting life: grant, we beseech thee; that we may know the succour of her intercession, through whom we have been found worthy to receive the Author of life, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.

R. Amen.
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