Farmer’s Sacramentals: The Tradition of Rogation Days

If our Holy Mother the Church seems to multiply her blessings over the farm home, and have few left for the city apartment, it is not because she is partial to her children in the country and forgetful of city children, but because she is a realist – like every woman. She knows that from the farm homes comes the world’s food supply. That is why she has composed so many sacramental blessings for the farmer. That is why she has instituted the rogation days, the three days before the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. But these rogation[…]

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St-Michael-Archangel Chaplet

Honouring St. Michael the Archangel by Salutations to the Nine Choirs of Angels

According to the traditional Liturgy of the Church there are two feasts of St. Michael in the Universal Calendar: May 8 and September 29. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24, and St. Raphael on October 24. “We know on the authority of Scripture that there are nine orders of angels, viz., Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Throne, Cherubim and Seraphim. That there are Angels and Archangels nearly every page of the Bible tell us, and the books of the Prophets talk of Cherubim and Seraphim. St. Paul, too, writing to the Ephesians enumerates four orders when he says:[…]

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Prayers to SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL For Special Protection

Prayer against the diabolical forces of pure evil attacking our Holy Mother the Church

Let us pray the most powerful celestial protector, SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, for special protection against the diabolical forces of pure evil attacking our Holy Mother the Church in the weeks and months ahead.  Traditionally in the Liturgy of the Church there are two feasts of St. Michael in the Universal Calendar: May 8 – the Feast of the Apparition of St Michael the Archangel, and September 29 – The Feast of the Dedication (Honoring) of St. Michael the Archangel. This feast commemorates the dedication to Saint Michael of an ancient church at Rome at a date earlier than the[…]

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The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ – May 13, 2021

According to the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar, the Ascension Day is celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter. Every parish priest celebrates Mass for the people of his parish. Pentecost Sunday is not far behind. Coming 50 days after Easter, and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. Pray NOVENA to the HOLY GHOST – (nine days before the feast of Pentecost). On The Ascension of Our Lord by the very Rev. Dom Prosper Guéranger, Abbot of Solesmes Consider first, that our Lord, after having employed forty[…]

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Invocation to the Nine Choirs of Holy Angels

Invocation to the Nine Choirs of Holy Angels

Blessed spirits of the heavenly court, invincible champions of the cause of God, after having adored, praised, blessed, and given thanks to the God of all goodness, for the incomparable graces with which He has enriched you; after having made a sincere protestation with our whole heart, that we take all possible interest therein, rejoicing because of the joy and ineffable glory which you possess; After having besought you benignantly to accept the inviolable resolution we now take to have a special devotion to you for the remainder of our days, and to promote its establishment and increase by every[…]

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Apparition of St Michael

Feast of the Apparition of St Michael the Archangel – May 8

Today’s feast commemorates an apparition of St. Michael the Archangel on Monte Gargano in southern Italy in the year 492. Traditionally in the Liturgy of the Church there are two feasts of St. Michael in the Universal Calendar: May 8 and September 29. According to the Roman Breviary, the feast was instituted to thank God for a military victory achieved at Monte Gargano, Italy, on May 8 , 663, through the intercession of St. Michael. First Apparition The first apparition, known as the bull episode, is dated 490; it is the most astonishing and tells the story of a rich[…]

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DEVOTION TO ST. MICHAEL

Devotion to St. Michael the Archangel – Most Suitable for Our Times

“AND THERE WAS a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels; and they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven, and that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” — Apocalypse 12:7-9 Lucifer has placed his stamp upon the present age. Open and secret revolt against God and His Church, the spirit of criticism, unbelief and[…]

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