THE RACCOLTA


THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

 

1.  ANGELIC TRISAGION.

In order that the faithful might have a constant inducement to make renewed acts of adoration, praise, and blessing to God, by means of the following Trisagion; Pope Clement XIV., by a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences dated June 26, 1770, confirmed afresh for ever this grant of his predecessor, Pope Clement XIII., viz.-
i. An indulgence of 100 days, once a day, to all thus faithful who, with contrite hearts adoring the Most Holy Trinity, shall devoutly recite this Trisagion, Sanctus, &c.
ii. The same indulgence three times on every Sunday, as well as on the Festival and during the Octave of this Most holy Trinity;
iii. A plenary indulgence for ever, once in a month, to all these who throughout the same month shall have said daily this Angelic Trisagion as above; to be gained on any one day when, after Confession and Communion, they shall visit some church, and pray according to the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua: Gloria Patri, Gloria Filio, Gloria Spiritui Sancto.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, earth is full of Thy Glory. Glory be to the Father, Glory be to the Son, Glory be to the Holy Ghost.

 


2.  SEVEN GLORIA PATRI'S, ETC., SAID BY THREE PERSONS CONJOINTLY.

Pope Pius VI., in order to sanction the devout exercise begun in France with the approbation and under the auspices of Monsignor Beaumont, Archbishop of Paris, of happy memory, granted, by a decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, dated May 15, 1784 -
i. An indulgence of 100 days, daily, and an indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines every Sunday, to all the faithful who, with contrite hearts, shall recite three several times a day (that is, morning, noon, and evening) seven Gloria Patriís and one Ave Maria, in honour of the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, of the Incarnation of the Divine Word, and His most holy Mother Mary;
ii. A plenary indulgence to those who shall recite every day, three times a day as above, seven Gloria Patriís and one Ave Maria to be gained twice a month, that is, on any two Sundays in the month, when, after Confession and Communion, they shall visit some church, and pray according to the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.
It is, however, requisite, in order to gain these Indulgences, that there should be a pious union of three persons, who civilly agree amongst themselves to recite, either together or by themselves, the said seven Gloria Patriís and one Ave Maria; and that, should any one of the three die, or in some other way fail to say these prayers, then the other two should find a substitute, so that the pious union of three persons may be always maintained.

 


3. THREE GLORIA PATRIíS IN THANKSGIVING, ETC.

Pius VIII., of holy memory, granted by a rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, dated July 11, 1815, to all the faithful - 

i. An indulgence of 300 days for reciting every morning, noon, and evening, three Gloria Patriís in thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity for the graces and special privileges granted to most holy Mary in her glorious Assumption into heaven;
ii. An indulgence of 100 days for each several time they are said;
iii. A plenary indulgence once a month, on any one day, to those who, after Confession and Communion, should, during the said month, have said without any intermission the three Gloria Patriís three times a day as aforesaid.

 


4.  MASS, AND THANKSGIVING PRAYERS, ETC.

At the prayer of the priests of the Pious Union of St. Paul, erected in Rome, Pius VII., by a decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, dated April 28, 1815, grants to all the faithful who, with contrite hearts and with devotion, assist at the Mass and accompanying Thanksgiving-Prayers to the Most holy Trinity for the high gifts and privileges bestowed on most Holy Mary, and pray according to the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff -
i. An indulgence of 300 days every time they assist at the said exercise;
ii. A plenary indulgence twice a month, should they assist at it every day for a month, on any two days when, truly penitent for their sins, they shall, after Confession and Communion, pray as aforesaid.
As regards the said Mass, one only Votive Mass of the Most Holy Trinity is permitted to be celebrated each day, and this in one church alone in each several city, or village, &c., which church shall be designated by the ordinary; and the Mass may he said on days when the office is of an ordinary double festival. On days when the rite is a major double, or double of the second class, the Mass of the day must be said with a Commemoration of the Most Holy Trinity; this permission, however, does not extend to Sundays of the first class, or other days which are doubles of the first class. The above-named permission rests on two decrees of the S. Congr. of Rites, April 15 and July 13, 1815, which contain also the approval of the following prayers to be recited after the said Mass. To render this devotion easier to be accomplished, the said Mass may be applied according to the intention of benefactors, or for any other pious object whatever; it may likewise be applied in suffrage for the faithful departed, even on those days when, according to the rubrics, the Mass of Requiem ought to be said: this is clear from this Papal rescript of January 10, 1807, given through the Segretaria of Memorials, and preserved in the Archivium of the said Pious Union of St. Paul.

 

THE THANKSGIVING-PRAYERS TO BE SAID BY PRIEST AND PEOPLE AFTER THE MASS AS ABOVE.

In nomine Patris, &c.

i. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Three Persons and One God, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her glorious and Immaculate Conception.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

ii. Most holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her glorious Nativity.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

iii. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her glorious Presentation in the Temple.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

iv. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her glorious Annunciation.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

v. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her glorious Visitation.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

vi. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her glorious Purification.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

vii. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we profoundly adore Thee, and with all the love of our whole heart we give Thee thanks for the high gifts and privileges granted to Mary most holy in her most glorious Assumption.

Three Gloria Patriís and one Ave.

Lastly, we give Thee most hearty thanks for that Thou hast exalted and glorified the most Holy and most sweet name of Mary throughout the whole world.

PRAYER TO THE MOST HOLY VIRGIN.

Mary, dear mother! mother most amiable! tender mother! mother full of love and sweetness for thy clients and children! we pray thee, by this our loving act of thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity, obtain for all of us grace ever to employ the powers of our soul, and our five senses, to the honour and glory o God, One in Three Persons, directing all our actions to Him, and loving Him with pure Heart, even as thou didst love Him here on earth; that thus we may be able to attain to the enjoyment of Him in the bliss of heaven with thee for ever and ever.
Bless us in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

All say Salve Regina, and then -

V. Benedicamus Patrem, et Filium cum Sancto Spiritu.
R. Laudemus et superexaltemus eum in saecula

Oremus.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui dedisti famulis tuis in confessione verae Fidei aeternam Trinitatis gloriam agnoscere, et in potentia Majestatis adorare Unitatem; quaesumus ut ejusdem Fidei firmitate ab omnibus semper muniamur adversis. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.

V. Let us bless the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
R. Let us praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, who hast given to us Thy servants grace by the Confession of the true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy Majesty to worship the Unity; grant, we beseech Thee, that by the firmness of this our faith we may ever be defended from all adversities. Through Christ our Lor.  R. Amen.


5.  OTHER THANKSGIVING-PRAYERS.

By a rescript of the Segretaria of the Office of Memorials dated July 19, 1822 (the original of which is preserved in this Segretaria of the S. Congr. of Indulgences), Pope Pius VII. granted to all this faithful of both sexes who shall recite the following prayers to the Most Holy Trinity, in thanksgiving for the privileges bestowed upon the most holy Virgin Mary on her Assumption into heaven -
i. An indulgence of 300 days once a day;
ii. A plenary indulgence to those who shall have recited them every day for an entire month; provided that, after Confession and Communion, they pray to God for our holy Mother the Church, &c.
He commanded, moreover, that printed copies of these prayers should be distributed gratis; and forbade their being sold, notwithstanding any permission previously given to this contrary.

 

THE PRAYERS.

Adore the Eternal Father, saying a Pater, Ave, and Gloria, and then say,

I adore Thee, Eternal Father, in union with all the heavenly host, my Lord and my God; rendering Thee infinite thanks on the part of Mary, most holy Virgin, Thy well-beloved daughter, for every grace and favour Thou hast granted her, and, above all, for the great power with which Thou didst honour her in her Assumption into heaven.

Adore the Eternal Son, saying a Pater, Ave, and Gloria, and then say,

I adore Thee too, Eternal Son, in union with all the heavenly host, my God, may Lord, and my Redeemer, rendering Thee infinite thanks on the part of Mary, Virgin most blessed, Thy well-beloved mother, for every grace and favour Thou hast granted her, and, above all, for the gift of highest wisdom with which Thou didst glorify her in her Assumption into heaven.

Adore the Holy Ghost, saying a Pater, Ave, and Gloria, and then say,

I adore Thee also, O holy Ghost the Paraclete, my God and my Lord, and in union with all the heavenly host I render Thee infinite thanks in the name of the most blessed Virgin, Thy most loving Spouse, for every grace and favour Thou hast granted her, and above all for that most perfect and divine charity with which Thou didst inflame her most holy and most pure heart in the act of her most glorious Assumption into heaven. In the name of Thy most chaste Spouse, I humbly beg of Thee to grant me the grace of remission of all my most grievous sins which I have committed from the first moment when I was able to sin until this day, for all of which I grieve exceedingly, firmly purposing rather to die than ever again offend Thy Divine Majesty; and relying on the high merits and most powerful protection of this Thy most loving Spouse, I beg of Thee to grant to me and to N. time most precious gift of Thy Divine grace and love, vouchsafing me those lights and special helps whereby Thy eternal providence has predetermined to will my salvation, and to bring me to Thyself.

Then say three times,

Sancta Maria, et omnes Sancti et Sanctae Dei, intercedite pro nobis ad Dominum, ut nos mereamur ab eo adjuvari et salvari. Amen.

Holy Mary, all ye holy men and women, saints of God, intercede for us to our Lord, that we may merit to receive help and salvation at his hands. Amen.

 

TO THE MOST BLESSED VIRGIN.

I acknowledge thee and I venerate thee, most holy Virgin, Queen of Heaven, Lady and Mistress of the Universe, as Daughter of the Eternal Father, as Mother of His well-beloved Son, and most loving Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Kneeling at the feet of thy great majesty, with all humility I pray thee in thy divine charity, the gift with which thou wert so bounteously enriched on thy assumption into heaven, to vouchsafe to grant in thy favour and thy pity, so far as to place me under thy most safe and faithful protection, and to receive me into the number of those thy happy and highly favoured servants whose names thou dost carry graven on thy virgin breast. Deign, Mother and Lady most tender, to accept this poor heart, my memory, my will, and all my other powers and senses, internal and external; accept my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my hands, my feet; govern them all in conformity to the good pleasure of thy Son, as I intend by every movement of them to give thee infinite glory. And by that wisdom with which thy well-beloved Son glorified thee, I pray and beseech thee to obtain for me light and vision clearly to know myself and my own nothingness, and in particular to know my sins, that so I may hate and loathe them; I pray thee also to obtain for me light to discern the snares of the infernal enemy, and all his modes of attack, whether open or hidden. Above all, most tender mother, I beg of thee the grace of N.

Say three times,

Virgo singularis,
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos
Mites fac et castos.

Virgin of all virgins
To thy shelter take us;
Gentlest of the gentle!
Chaste and gentle make us.

Oremus.
Famulorum tuorum, quaesumus Domimie, delictis ignosce; ut qui tibi placere de actibus nostris non valemus, Genitricis Filii tui Domini nostri intercessione salvemur. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, &c.
Benedicat et custodiat nos omnipotens et misericors Dominus, Pater, et Filius, et Spiritus Sanctus. Amen.

Let us pray.
Pardon, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the sins of Thy servants; that we, who know not how to please Thee by our own actions, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of Thy Son our Lord. Through the same our Lord, Jesus Christ.
May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us. Amen.


6.  THREE OFFERINGS, WITH THREE PATER NOSTER'S, ETC.

Pope Leo XII. of holy memory, by an autograph rescript, dated Oct. 21, 1823, granted to all faithful Christians -
i. The indulgence of 300 days, for every time that they shall devoutly recite the following three offerings to the Most Holy Trinity to obtain a good death;
ii. The plenary indulgence, to those who shall recite them every day for a month; to be gained at the end of the said month, on any one day when, having Confessed and Communicated, they shall pray according to the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff.

The above-named original rescript is preserved in the Archivium of the RR. FF. Minor Observant at the Convent of Ara Coeli in Rome.


THE OFFERINGS.

i. We offer to the Most Holy Trinity the merits of Jesus Christ, in thanksgiving for the most Precious Blood which He shed in the garden for us; and by his merits we beseech the Divine Majesty for pardon of our sins.

Pater. Ave. Gloria.

ii. We offer to the Most Holy Trinity the merits of Jesus Christ, in thanksgiving for His most precious death endured on the cross for us; and by His merits we beseech the Divine Majesty for the remission of the pains due to our sins.

Pater. Ave. Gloria.

iii. We offer to the Most Holy Trinity the merits of Jesus Christ, in thanksgiving for His unspeakable charity, by which He descended from heaven to earth to take human flesh, and to suffer and die for us upon the cross; and by His merits we beseech the Divine Majesty to bring our souls to the glory of heaven after our death.

Pater. Ave. Gloria.

 


7.  TRIDUO, OR NOVENA, ETC.

At the prayer of time Procurator-General of Discalced Trinitarian Fathers, his Holiness Pope Pius IX., in a decree of the Holy Congregation of Indulgences, dated August 8, 1847, grants to all the faithful -
i. An indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines, for every day of the Triduo or Novena they shall keep in honour of the Most Holy Trinity, either in public or private, previous to the Feast, the first Sunday after Pentecost, or at any other time of the year.
ii. A plenary indulgence to those who shall keep such Novena or Triduo completely: to be gained by any one on the day when, after Confession and Communion, he shall visit some public church, and pray there for some time according to the intention of His Holiness.


APPENDIX

162. INVOCATION OF THE THREE HOLY NAMES (TRISAGIO) IN THE ACT OF MAKING THE SIGN OF THE HOLY CROSS.

By a Brief of July 28, 1863, the Sovereign Pontiff Pius IX. granted -
The indulgence of fifty days, to all the faithful every time that, with contrite hearts, they sign themselves with the form of the Cross, pronouncing at the same time, in honour of the Most Holy Trinity, the words:
In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the holy Ghost.


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