Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary – The Threefold Antidote

The spirit of the world is threefold, and exercises power over the mind, heart and body. It is like a triple-headed serpent which throttles numbers of Christians and ruins them. What weapon is capable of killing this gigantic serpent? Lo, it is the Rosary, which is also threefold in form. With invincible power it drives this hideous spirit-serpent from the heart. The grace-abounding, joyful Rosary is directed against the pride of life, haughtiness and revolt against the commandments of God. It shows us the Son of God in His unspeakable humility and abasement; it shows us the true God become[…]

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Jesus Blessing Children

The Blessing of Children

In her motherly love and care, the Church provides a number of liturgical ceremonies for the blessing of children. They are to be performed by the priest according to the Roman Ritual. One, for an individual child, may be used either at home or in church. The other one is more solemn, to be used for blessing a group of children in the church. Then there is a special blessing of babies; a blessing of expectant mothers; and a special blessing of mothers after giving birth, which includes a blessing of their babies (this is the so-called “churching”). Another touching[…]

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Praying Rosary for Peace

Praying the Rosary for Peace

The grave challenges confronting the world at the start of this new Millennium lead us to think that only an intervention from on high, capable of guiding the hearts of those living in situations of conflict and those governing the destinies of nations, can give reason to hope for a brighter future. “When once men recognize, both in private and public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony.” Pope Pius XI, The Encyclical on the Kingship of Christ. The Rosary is by its nature a prayer[…]

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Prayers for the Defense of Christian People against Heathen

Prayers for the Defense of the Church and Christian People against Heathen

Some of the richest treasures of the traditional Roman Liturgy are the Votive Masses near the back of the Missal. I was recently reminded of this when assisting at Holy Mass. That day, the celebrant availed himself of his option on a fourth-class feria to offer the Missa votiva pro Ecclesiae defensione (votive Mass for the defense of the Church). The St. Andrew’s Missal I use calls it by the much more “offensive” title, “Mass Against the Heathen.” The propers that go with this Mass are a reminder that the Most Holy Trinity is, even after the Incarnation, the strong[…]

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Scriptural Rosary Guide

Scriptural Rosary Guide | Prayers Of The Holy Rosary

Our Lady to St. Dominic (1214): “Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world? “— ‘Oh, my Lady,’ answered St. Dominic, ‘you know far better than I do…’ Then Our Lady replied: “I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the battering ram has always been the Angelic Psalter which is the foundation stone of the New Testament. Therefore if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach My Psalter.” — Our Lady to Saint Dominic, from The Secret of the Rosary by Saint Louis de Montfort.[…]

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Epiphany Home Blessing

Traditional Epiphany Home Blessing: “Chalking the Door”

The Feast of the Epiphany has, for centuries, been a traditional time for Christian families to bless their homes. This tradition likely came about because the Three Wise Men visited the home that the Holy Family had established in Bethlehem. The visit from the Wise Men blessed the home of the Holy Family because they came in humility to honor and pay homage to the Christ Child and because they were the first to not only seek Jesus, but also to recognize Him as the Messiah. From Scripture, we know that whatever God created was good, but with “the Fall”,[…]

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Prayer for Peace

Prayer For Peace Among All Nations

Mary’s Peace Prayer Mary, Mother of God my mother, Queen of Peace, ask your Son Jesus to give me the gift of peace. Pray for me for peace; peace in my heart, peace of mind and of soul, peace in my family, peace with all whom I meet, the peace of Jesus. Jesus, my Lord and Savior, my Brother, King of Peace, I come to you with Mary, Queen of Peace, to ask you humbly for a new outpouring of the gift of peace. Pour out on me your Holy Spirit of Peace. Give me peace, Jesus, peace within myself,[…]

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Traditional Liturgical Calendar - Traditional Latin Mass

2020 Traditional Liturgical Calendar: Tridentine Latin Mass

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina The Traditional Latin Mass, “The Mass of All Ages” is making a great comeback among Catholics of all ages. Do not depart by one iota from traditional Catholic doctrine: Roman Catholicism is pure and unadulterated – as practiced from the time of Our Lord. In these turbulent times of sodomite and masonic invasion with the intent of destroying Christ’s Church from within, Catholics should[…]

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Candlemas, Symbolism & Blessing of Candles

The Candlemas, Symbolism & Blessing of Candles

The use of lights as an adjunct to worship goes back to the beginning of the Church, and even farther. Among the Jews and in many pagan rites the use of lights had long been looked upon as appropriate in connection with public homage to their God or gods. It is probable that among Christians they were first employed simply to dispel darkness, when the sacred mysteries were celebrated before dawn, as was the custom, or in the gloom of the catacombs; but the beautiful symbolism of their use was soon recognized by the writers’ of the early Church. The[…]

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Ask God to Deliver the World from Impending Ruin. Prayer to Most Holy Name of Jesus

Prayers to God Asking to Deliver Our World from Impending Ruin

The Church is assailed by fierce enemies from within and without. The World in Danger can be saved by the Holy Name of Jesus. The Name of Jesus is the shortest, the easiest and the most powerful of prayers. Everyone can say it, even in the midst of this daily work. The following text comes from the booklet “THE WONDERS OF THE HOLY NAME” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan. The World in Danger Saved by the Holy Name of Jesus In the year 1274 great evils threatened the world. The Church was assailed by fierce enemies from within and without. So[…]

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Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family in Traditional Liturgical Calendar (January 12, 2020)

The liturgical calendar for the Traditional Latin Mass observes the Feast of the Holy Family on the first Sunday after Epiphany (January 12, in 2020) When approving the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Leo XIII wrote: “When God in his mercy determined to accomplish the work of man’s renewal, which same had so many long ages awaited, he appointed and ordained this work on such wise that its very beginning might shew to the world the august spectacle of a Family which was known to be divinely constituted; that therein all men might behold a perfect model, as well[…]

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New Year's resolutions: Prayer to Consecrate the New Year to Jesus

Prayer to Consecrate the New Year to Jesus

Supplications and Resolutions for the New Year O Eternal Father, after having thanked thy infinite bounty for thy exceeding benefits in the past, we humbly implore pardon for our manifold sins and negligences, for the time we have consumed and wasted in vanities and in things that profit not unto salvation, and for the woeful want of correspondence with Thy graces which we have so habitually manifested. But filled with confidence in Thy mercy, so lavishly displayed in a multitude of ways, we ask Thy blessings upon our good purposes and resolutions. For now we renew the sacred promises we[…]

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