Saints Cyprian and Justina of Antioch

Saint Cyprian and Saint Justina, Martyrs – September 26

You abandoned ungodly darkness, becoming a light of truth; you were illustrious as a pastor; you were glorified in contest: O righteous Father Cyprian together with godly Justina, intercede for us before God the Creator of all! You turned from the art of sorcery to the knowledge of God, and were shown forth as a skilful healer for the world, Cyprian, inspired by God. Together with Justina you grant cures to those who honor you; with her, pray to the Master who loves mankind that He may save our souls. Saints Cyprian and Justina are venerated in the Catholic Church and[…]

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Prayer for Christendom and Restoration of Holy Worship

“BELLI TUMULTUS” Hymn and Prayer for Christendom and Restoration of Holy Worship

This hymn is placed near the tomb of Saint Pius V in the Church of Saint Mary Major. Pope Pius VII., by his Rescript of August 14,1801granted: i. A plenary indulgence to all the faithful who, on the Feast of St. Pius V., May 5, being truly penitent, shall, after Confession and Communion, say on this day with devotion the following hymn before an altar or greater relic of this Saint, or else in some church dedicated to his honour, praying according to the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. ii. An indulgence of forty days, once a day, on saying[…]

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DEVOTION TO ST. MICHAEL

DEVOTION TO ST. MICHAEL, 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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Icon of "Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows", the “Softener of Evil Hearts”, also often called “Symeon’s Prophecy”.

Perpetual Novena to Honor Our Lady of Sorrows

The Devotion to Our Lady of Seven Sorrows such as Perpetual Novena to Honor Our Lady of Sorrows are very powerful and they precede rather formidable promises. Our Lady of Sorrows (Latin: Beata Maria Virgo Perdolens), Our Lady of Dolours, the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows (Latin: Mater Dolorosa), and Our Lady of Piety, Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows or Our Lady of the Seven Dolours are names by which the Blessed Virgin Mary is referred to in relation to sorrows in her life. In common religious Orthodox-Catholic imagery, the Blessed Virgin Mary is portrayed in a sorrowful[…]

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Our Lady of Ransom

Petition to Our Lady of Ransom

Today, in our world, there are Christians being held captive, and they need ransoming. In fact, the whole world is now in a state of captivity, requiring supernatural deliverance and rescue through ransom payment. We all need to be ransomed. September 24 – The Feast of Our Lady of Ransom (Nuestra Señora de la Merced) is a Roman Catholic liturgical Marian feast. This feast was extended to the whole Church in thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin, for having in the thirteenth century inspired St. Peter Nolasco and St. Raymond of Pennafort to found a religious order for the release of Christians[…]

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Prayer to Our Queen of Victory

Prayers and Novena to Our Queen of Victories

O Mary, merciful Refuge of Sinners and Mother of all mankind!Behold how many souls are lost every hour!Behold how countless millions of those who live in barbarous regions do not yet know Our Lord Jesus Christ!See, too, how many others are far from the bosom of Mother Church which is Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman!O Mary, … life of our hearts … let not the Precious Blood and fruits of Redemption be lost for so many souls!Grant that a ray of Heavenly light may shine forthto enlighten those many blinded understandingsand to enkindle so many cold hearts.Intercede with thy Divine Son,[…]

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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.  The Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel: September 29. Oratio ad Sanctum Michael. By Pope Leo XIII, from the Roman Ritual, Rite of Exorcism (Audio in Latin): PRINCEPS gloriosissime caelestis militiae, sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio et colluctatione, quae nobis adversus principes et potestates, adversus mundi rectores tenebrarum harum, contra spiritualia nequitiae, in caelestibus. Veni in auxilium hominum, quos Deus creavit inexterminabiles,[…]

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – September 14th

On September 14, in 335, took place the dedication of Constantine’s basilica, which enclosed both Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre. “At this date,” says Etheria, “the cross was discovered. And the anniversary is celebrated with as much solemnity as Easter or the Epiphany.” Such was the origin of the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. “When I shall be raised on high, I shall draw everything unto Me” (Gospel), Jesus has said. It is because of the Saviour humbled Himself, being obedient even to the death of the cross, that God exalted Him and gave Him a name above[…]

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Our Lady of Victory

The Litany to Our Blessed Lady of Liberation and Victories

In 1571 Pope Pius V instituted “Our Lady of Victory” as an annual feast in thanksgiving for Mary’s patronage in the victory of the Holy League over the Muslim Turks in the Battle of Lepanto. Two years later, in 1573, Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of this feast day to Feast of the Holy Rosary. And in 1716, Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the whole of the Latin Rite, inserting it into the Roman Catholic Calendar and assigning it to the first Sunday in October. In 1913, Pope Pius X changed the date to October 7, as[…]

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PRAYER IN TIMES OF EPIDEMICS from Rituale Romanum

Prayers in Times of Pandemics According to the Roman Ritual

“It is fitting, beloved brethren, that the punishment of God, the coming of which we should have been feared, as we fear now, when we bear this punishment. May this suffering, as a means of supplication, open the door to God, and the very suffering that we endure, would crush the stiffness of our hearts … So, let each of us seek protection in repentant lament, while there is time to cry. ” ~ Saint Gregory the Great. Pandemics have always been considered as divine chastisements in history, and the sole remedy the Church took against them was prayer and[…]

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Seven Dolors of Mary, Servite Rosary, 7 Sorrows (Dolors) of Mary

The Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows – The Servite Rosary

Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary. Prayers in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary BeginningWhen starting the Rosary of Sorrows, after the sign of the cross, we do not recite the “Creed,” but immediately say the following prayer: Introductory prayerMy God, I offer you this Rosary in honour of the seven principal Sorrows of Mary, for your greatest glory, for my conversion and that of all people through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our salvation and our unique way to come to you, in union with the Holy Ghost for ever and ever. Amen! Act of contritionMy[…]

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Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loretto)

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loretto)

The Litany of Loretto was introduced into the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore by Cardinal Francesco Toledo in 1597; and in 1613, Pope Paul V ordered it to be sung in that church, morning and evening, on Saturdays and on vigils and feasts of the Madonna. “From the first day of next October, therefore, until the second day of the November following, in every parish and, if the ecclesiastical authority deem it opportune and of use, in every chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin – let five decades of the Rosary be recited with the addition of the Litany of[…]

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