Wednesday, January 29, 2014

HWP: Holy Name of Jesus

The month of January is traditionally known as the month of the Holy Name of Jesus, particularly because the feast of the Holy Name, according to the Extraordinary Form calendar, is the first Sunday of this month. The devotion to the Holy Name, particularly encouraged by St. Bernardine of Siena, is powerful as we know that at His Holy Name, every knee must bend on heaven, earth, and under the earth. So for the last HWP this month we offer a prayer by St. Bernardine in honor of the Holy Name:
Jesus, Name full of glory, grace, love and strength! You are the refuge of those who repent, our banner of warfare in this life, the medicine of souls, the comfort of those who morn, the delight of those who believe, the light of those who preach the true faith, the wages of those who toil, the healing of the sick. To You our devotion aspires; by You our prayers are received; we delight in contemplating You. O Name of Jesus, You are the glory of all the saints for eternity. Amen.
Learn more about the Devotion to the Holy Name and the Holy Name Society HERE.