It’s a very Catholic practice to make reparation for the wrongs of others.
Every day the holy name of our Lord is blasphemed. Insults are hurled at our Lord. Churches and Catholic Statues are vandalized. And so, we have this Act of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament.
Unfortunately, many of us are currently unable to even do a holy hour. Some parishes are closed due to the dictates of tyrannical government. However, some of us do have access to the Blessed Sacrament.
Surely it is an act of charity to pray an extra act of reparation to make up for those who cannot? We have so much reparation to do for all the acts, insults and aggression toward our Lord and his Church.
So, if you can make an act of reparation to the Blessed Sacrament, please do.
Act of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament
“An indulgence of 200 days to every one who, with contrition for his sins and with devotion, says the following Act of Reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, which it is the practice of the religious of this order to say each in her turn in the hour of her adoration. ” Source.
Jesus, my God, my Saviour, true God and true Man, with that most profound homage with which the faith itself inspires me, I adore and love Thee with my whole heart, enclosed in the most august Sacrament of the Altar, in reparation for all the acts of irreverence, profanation, and sacrilege, which I may ever have been so unhappy as to have committed, as well as for all such like acts that ever have been done, or which may be done, though God forbid they should be, in ages yet to come.
I adore Thee, therefore, my God, not indeed as Thou deservest, nor as much as I am bound to adore, but as far as I am able; and I would that I could adore Thee with all the perfection of which all reasonable persons are capable.
Meantime I purpose now and ever to adore Thee, not only for those Catholics who adore Thee not, and love Thee not, but also in the stead of, and for the conversion of all heretics, schismatics, impious atheists, blasphemers, impostors, Mahometans, Jews, and idolaters.
Jesus, my God, mayest Thou be ever known, adored, loved, and praised every moment, in the most holy and divine Sacrament. Amen.
Source: The Raccolta
- The Raccolta: Or, Collection Of Prayers And Good Works, To which The Sovereign Pontiffs Have Attached Holy Indulgences
- Act of Reparation for Blasphemies Uttered Against the Holy Name