Litany of Saints

Litaniae Sanctorum – The Litany of the Saints

A The Litany of the Saints (Litaniae Sanctorum) is a traditional chant in the Catholic Church that praises God and his saints. Its first recorded use was in 590 when Pope St. Gregory prescribed its usage for a public procession of thanksgiving. The Litany is a call to remember those who have gone before us and to ask their intercession. The form given below is a long standing traditional form of the Litany Saints published in the Roman Ritual, Latin-English edition in 1952. A partial indulgence is attached to the Litany of the Saints. Litaniae Sanctorum – The Litany of[…]

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St. Anthony of Padua Doctor of the Church

Prayer to St Anthony of Padua, “Hammer of Heretics”

No Catholic who takes the salvation of his immortal soul seriously can ignore the intercessory power of Saint Anthony of Padua. Over and above all of the little things we ask Saint Anthony to find after we have lost them, Saint Anthony of Padua, an exemplary preacher of the truths of the Catholic Faith, must be invoked today in our times under one of his most important titles, “The Hammer of Heretics.” We may wonder at the zeal that consumed St. Anthony to proclaim the truth of Christ Jesus among the dangerous heretics, but it is no wonder that his[…]

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New Year's Day Prayer

New Year’s Day Prayer

O God, Heavenly Father of Mercy, God of all Consolation! we thank Thee that from our birth to this day, Thou hast so well pre­served us, and hast protected us in so many dangers; we beseech Thee, through the merits of Thy beloved Son, and by His sacred blood which He shed for us on this day in His circumcision, to for­give all the sins which, during the past year, we have committed against Thy commandments, by which we have aroused Thy indig­nation and wrath against ourselves. Preserve us in the coming year from all sins, and misfortunes of body[…]

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intercessory prayer to saints

Prayer To One’s Patron or Any Saint

Prayer To One’s Patron or Any Saint. May be said as often as you wish. Glorious Saint (Name of Saint), you served God in humility and confidence on earth.Now you enjoy His beatific vision in heaven.You persevered till death and gained the crown of eternal life.Remember now the dangers and confusion and anguish that surround meand intercede for me in my needs and troubles,especially (mention your situation).Amen. Litaniae Sanctorum – The Litany of the Saints The Litany of the Saints is a prayer to the Triune God, which also includes invocations for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the[…]

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Practicing Christian Religion at Home

Practicing Christian Religion at Home

The Church is not the only place for the practice of religion. The home is also a sacred place in which God must be especially honored and where the faith of Christians must be planted and fostered. “Your home is your Church.” (St. Augustine). If religion is not taught and practiced at home, the church and school will scarcely be able to preserve it. Let your home be Catholic by the presence of the crucifix and of other sacred images. Do not be content to have such articles only in the bedroom; but let the whole house show the character[…]

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How to pray the Chaplet of St Anthony of Padua

How to Pray the Chaplet of St Anthony of Padua

The Chaplet of St. Anthony is composed of thirteen groups of three beads each. On the first bead of each group is said the Our Father, on the second the Hail Mary and on the third the Glory Be. Begin by making the Sign of The Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. “Behold the Cross of the Lord! Fly Ye Evil Power! The Lion of the Tribe of Juda, The Root of David has Conquered! Alleluia! Alleluia!” (St. Anthony’s Brief). During each of the thirteen sets of three beads[…]

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Second Coming of Christ

On The Second Coming of Christ, by St. Cyril Of Jerusalem

“On the Clause, And Shall Come in Glory to Judge the Quick and the Dead; Of Whose Kingdom There Shall Be No End” by St. Cyril Of Jerusalem. Source: “A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church” Vol 7, Lecture 15. Daniel 7: 9-14 “I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit, and then, I saw in a vision of the night, and behold one like unto the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven” We preach not one advent only of Christ, but a second also,[…]

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