The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday traditionally is full of memories of the Redemption. Formerly the Mass for Maundy Thursday laid special stress on the institution of the Holy Eucharist and of the priesthood. It’s Mass carried out more than any other the command of Christ to His priests to renew the Last Supper, during which He instituted His immortal presence among us at the very moment His death was being plotted.
After the Mass the altar is stripped in order to show that the Holy Sacrifice is interrupted and will not be offered up again to God until Holy Saturday. The priest therefore consecrates more hosts, for on Good Friday the Church refrains from renewing on the altar the sacrifice of Calvary.
Hours of the Passion
Fourth Hour: From 8 to 9 PM
O my Sweet Heart, I see that after You (Jesus) have instituted the Most Holy Sacrament and have seen the enormous ingratitude and the offenses of the creatures at the excesses of Your Love, although wounded and embittered, You do not draw back; rather, You want to drown everything in the immensity of Your Love.
I see You, O Jesus, as You administer Yourself to Your apostles, and then You add that they too must do what You have done, giving them authority to consecrate; and so You ordain them priests and institute the other Sacraments. Thus You take care of everything, and You repair for everything: the sermons badly given, the Sacraments administered and received without disposition, and therefore without effects; the mistaken vocations of priests, on their part and on the part of those who ordain them, not using all means in order to discern the true vocations. Ah, nothing escapes You, O Jesus, and I intend to follow You and to repair for all these offenses.
Then, after You have given fulfillment to everything, You gather Your apostles and set out for the Garden of Gethsemane, to begin Your sorrowful Passion. I will follow You in everything, to keep You faithful company.
Praying one with Luisa in the Divine Will, to repair and redo for all souls, past, present and future, echoing the Prayers of Luisa, especially in the 20th Hour of Our Lord’s Passion, Hanging on the Cross, all in +Jesus+
Twentieth Hour 12-1 p.m.
(and Twenty-Second Hour 2-3 p.m.)
- Your Adorable Head –
the Drops of Blood Shed by It, the blows You received on It, the Hair they tore; we have Crowned You with Thorns.
I ask Your Forgiveness in the name of all, O my Jesus, for all the times we have crowned You with thorns; for all the drops of Blood we made You shed from your most Sacred Head; for all the times we have not corresponded to Your Inspirations.
- Your Most Holy Eyes –
the Tears and Blood They Shed, the Cruel Pricks
I ask Your Forgiveness for all those who use their sight to offend You and insult You, asking You, for the sake of the pains suffered in Your Most Sacred Eyes, to give us the Grace that no one may ever again offend You with evil gazes.
- Your Most Holy Ears –
the shouts and mockeries, evil discourses
I ask Your Forgiveness in the name of all for all the evil discourses which are listened to, and I pray that the ears of all men may be opened to the Eternal Truths, to the Voices of Grace, and that no one may offend You, ever again, with the sense of hearing.
- Your Most Holy Face –
the spit, slaps, mockeries, trampling
I ask Your Forgiveness in the name of all, for all the times we have dared to offend You, asking You, for the sake of these slaps and this spit, to let Your Divinity be Recognized, Praised and Glorified by all.
- Your Most Holy Mouth –
The bitterness of the gall, Ardent Thirst, Prayers Raised to the Father, for gossip, evil and mundane discourses, blasphemies, tastes and uses of tongue
I ask Your Forgiveness for all the gossip and the evil and mundane discourses made by the creatures, and for all the blasphemies they utter.
- Your Most Holy Person
fire that burns all of Your Most Holy Person. (from 3rd Hour)
Your Divine Person, trembling from head to foot (from the 5th hour)
Your Most Holy Person is all beaten up, and You cannot even help Yourself and clean Yourself, because You are bound. (from 13th Hour)
irreverences to your Most Holy Person (from 18th Hour)
I intend to offer You everything You have suffered in Your Most Holy Person, to give You all the glory that the creatures would have given You, had they conformed their lives to Yours.
- Your Most Holy Shoulders –
for all the blows You have received, for all the Wounds You have allowed them to open on Your Most Sacred Body, and for all the Drops of Blood You have shed.
I ask Your Forgiveness in the name of all, for all the times in which, for love of comforts, they have offended You with illicit and evil pleasures. I ask Your Forgiveness for the many illicit satisfactions; Forgiveness for the many sins committed with the five senses of our body.
- Your Left Foot –
for all the times You tired Your poor Limbs, going in search of souls to lead to Your Heart.
I ask Your Forgiveness for those who do not operate with righteous intention…
- Your Right Foot –
for all You have Suffered and do Suffer for me, especially in this hour, in which You are hanging on the Cross. …for the excruciating crafting that the nails are making in Your Wounds, which rip open more and more at the weight of Your Most Sacred Body.
I ask Your Forgiveness for all the rebellions and disobediences committed by the creatures…
- Your Most Holy Left Hand –
for all that You have suffered for me, for all the times You have placated the Divine Justice, Satisfying for everything!
- Your Right Hand –
for all the good You have done, and You do, for all…for the works of Creation, of Redemption and of Sanctification.
I ask Your Forgiveness in the name of all, for all the times we have been ungrateful at Your Benefits, for our many works done without upright intention.
- Your Most Sacred Heart –
for all You have Suffered, Desired and Yearned for, for Love of all and for each one in particular.
I ask Your Forgiveness for the many evil desires, and for the affections and tendencies which are not good – Forgiveness, O Jesus, for many who place Your Love after the love of creatures.
- Most Holy Neck –
chains and ropes which have oppressed You.
Forgive me for the many bonds and many attachments of the creatures, which have increased the ropes and chains around Your Most Holy Neck.
- Most Holy Shoulders –
Forgive me for the many illicit satisfactions; forgiveness for the many sins committed with the five senses of our body.
- Most Holy Breast –
Forgive me for all the coldness, indifference, lukewarmness and horrendous ingratitude.
- Most Sacred Hands –
I ask Your Forgiveness for all the evil and indifferent works; for many acts rendered malicious by love of self and self-esteem.
- Most Sacred Feet –
Forgive me for the many steps, the many paths covered without righteous intentions; and for the times I move away from You and go in search of the pleasures of the earth.
All with, in, and through Luisa the 3rd Eve, the Reformer and the Restorer
– V26 – 4.7.29