Prayers for dead rosary

All Souls’ Day Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

November is traditionally an especially important month to pray for those in purgatory, and many visit the graves of the departed on All Souls’ Day, November 2nd. According to the traditional liturgical calendar, when November 2nd falls on a Sunday, All Souls’ Day is transferred to Monday, November 3rd. All Souls’ Day the Rosary or Chaplet for the Souls in Purgatory is a practice earnestly recommended to all persons who desire to assist the Poor Souls. In the traditional Office, Libera me is also said on All Souls’ Day. In anticipation of All Souls’ Day, when night comes on this day, we darken the[…]

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All Saints’ Day – November 1st

All Saints’ Day falls on November 1st, followed by All Souls’ Day on November 2nd, and is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.  According to the traditional liturgical calendar, when November 2nd falls on a Sunday, All Souls’ Day is transferred to Monday, November 3rd. This feast day celebrates all God’s holy ones, known and unknown, from the first martyrs to the recently canonized, and everyone in between. Throughout their lives these holy men and women were looking forward to their Master’s return. When the Lord knocked, these good and faithful servants at once opened to him.[…]

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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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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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Prayers for the Faithful Departed

Prayers for the Faithful Departed for the Whole Week

“Purgatory opened to the Piety of the Living, or a Brief daily Exercise in aid of the Souls in Purgatory,” as the title of a little book of which many editions have been printed in Rome and elsewhere, and which is in the hands of many a devout person. Pope Leo XII., in order to hold out a greater inducement to the faithful to pray for the faithful departed, granted by a Rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, Nov, 18, 1826 :An indulgence of 100 days, to all who say with contrite heart and devotion once a day the[…]

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Prayers to Christ the King

Prayers to Christ the King – The Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ Feast Day – October 31st

Please keep these prayers to Christ the King with you, and pray for the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and for Queenship of Mary His Mother Most Holy in our lives and in the world. “All power is given UNTO ME in heaven and in earth.”–MATT.28:18. O CHRIST, JESUS,I acknowledge Thee as Universal King.For Thee all creatures have been made. Do Thou exercise over me all the rights that Thou hast. Renew my Baptismal Vows, I renounce Satan,with all his works and pomps, including all modern heresies and errors of the Conciliar Church, and I promise to live as[…]

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Spiritual Communion

Of Spiritual Communion

Although a real communion is at the oftenest restrained to once a day, yet you are at liberty, as was said above, to communicate in spirit every hour; and nothing but your own negligence can prevent your receiving this great benefit. And it is worth observing, that a spiritual communion is sometimes of greater advantage to the soul, and more acceptable to God, than many sacramental communions performed with little preparation and affection. When, therefore, you are disposed to receive the Son of God spiritually, be sure he is ready to give himself thus to you for your food and[…]

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Blessed Sacrament

Spiritual Communion Prayers & Chaplet of the Blessed Sacrament

Spiritual Communion is a practice among Christians of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist as a response to God’s own desire for union. It is used as a preparation for Holy Mass, and also by individuals who cannot receive Holy Communion Sacramentally (e.g. a state of being bedridden, absence of a priest/minister, severe illness). The value of a Spiritual Communion well done is great. We can and we must make a Spiritual Communion often. This is a very simple act. It is done simply by thinking of Jesus and His great Love for you, and in our[…]

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Prayers at Graveside when Visiting a Cemetery

Saint Basil the Great (379 CE), writes in his Third Kneeling Prayer at Pentecost: “O Christ our God… (who) on this all-perfect and saving Feast, art graciously pleased to accept propitiatory prayers for those who are imprisoned in hades, promising unto us who are held in bondage great hope of release from the vilenes that doth hinder us and did hinder them … send down Thy consolation… and establish their souls in the mansions of the Just; and graciously vouchsafe unto them peace and pardon; for not the dead shall praise thee, O Lord, neither shall they who are in[…]

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Healing Prayer to Saint Raphael the Archangel

Healing Prayers to Saint Raphael the Archangel

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition. St. Augustine says: “‘Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’; if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’: from what they are, ‘spirit’, from what they do, ‘angel.’”188 With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God.  Because they “always behold[…]

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Chaplet Rosary called after St. Bridget

The Rosary or Chaplet called after St. Bridget

A lost devotion for the Carmelite Order is the Brigittine Rosary. This is a very special Rosary that gives Our Lady an extra mystery for the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries. By having a devotion to this Rosary, one gives Our Lady special honor. Carmelites belong in a particular way to Our Lady. The Brigittine Rosary was instituted and propagated by St. Bridget of Sweden.  She was favored with visions and extacies but remained profoundly humble with a deep devotion to the Passion of Our Lords and His Holy Wounds, and great love for the Blessed Virgin and made a[…]

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St Philomena Picture

Prayers to Saint Philomena. Liturgical feast day in honor of Saint Philomena – August 11th

To thee, O Great St. Philomena, we turn in our afflictions, for thou art truly worthy of the title, “Powerful with God”, who stimulates the faith and courage of the faithful, Pray for us! St. Philomena, whose name is glorified in Heaven and feared in Hell, Pray for us! St. Philomena, honoured, invoked, and recommended by Popes Gregory XVI, Ven. Pius IX, Leo XIII, and St. Pius X, Pray for us! St. Philomena, so powerful with God that thou hast excited the fury of Satan, not only at the time of thy glorious martyrdom, but even today, so that Satan’s[…]

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