Long live Jesus! Your wounds are my merits!
Name your petition for this novena and then consider the following reflection from St. Pio:
I spent a terrible night, the night before last. Those Cossacks [the saint’s nickname for Satan] did nothing but strike me continually from towards 10 o’clock, when I went to bed, until 5 o’clock in the morning. They put many diabolical suggestions before me: thoughts of desperation, of a lack of trust in God. But long live Jesus! I protected myself by saying again and again to Jesus: ‘vulnera tua, merita mea‘ [your wounds are my merits].
~ From Words of Light
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