IHS Holy Name of Jesus

Prayers and Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus in Latin & English

The name Jesus comes from the Greek Iesous which was derived from the Aramaic, Yeshu. It means “Yahweh is salvation.” Every Catholic should love and have great devotion to the Most Holy Name of JESUS, for this is the Name of our Divine Savior. More than that, this Name is our very Salvation: “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The Holy Name of Jesus saves us from innumerable evils and delivers us especially from the power of the devil who[…]

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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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Rorate Mass

Rorate Cæli Mass & Hymn of the Catholic Faith

Did your community have at least one Rorate Mass this Advent? Rorate Cæli is one of the most beautiful Hymns of the Catholic Faith. The text of this piece is a faithful rendition of the verse from the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 45:8) in Vulgate and other sources. It is a reverent and humble supplication to the mercy of God. It is a hymn of repentance and sorrow. The following recording comes from the Trappist Abbey of Citeaux in France. To listen, tap the play button. Latin English Rorate Cæli desuper,Et nubes pluant justum. Drop down dew, ye heavens, from aboveAnd let the clouds[…]

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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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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 Catholic Bible

Searching for the Traditional Catholic Bible?

Catholics searching for the traditional Catholic Bible in English should look no further! In 1546, the Council of Trent affirmed the Latin Vulgate Bible as authentic and declared that “No one (may) dare or presume under any pretext whatsoever to reject it” (4th Session, April 8, 1546). The Douay-Rheims Bible is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible, a version universally used in the Church for over 1500 years, itself precisely translated from the original Hebrew and Greek by St. Jerome (A.D. 340-420). The Douay-Rheims was completed in 1609, and is therefore older than the King James Version, the[…]

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Christmas Novena Prayers During Advent

Christmas Novena Prayers During Advent

This Christmas Novena is translated from the Italian of Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and was first published in 1758. Although this novena is intended primarily as a preparation for the feast of our Lord’s Nativity, it can be used with spiritual profit at any time of the year as a devotion in honor of the Infant Jesus. Day One God’s Love Revealed In His Becoming Man Meditation:Because our first parent Adam had rebelled against God, he was driven out of paradise and brought on himself and all his descendants the punishment of eternal death. But the son of God, seeing[…]

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“Recordare, Domine” Votive Mass in the Time of Pestilence

Some of the richest treasures of the traditional Roman Liturgy are the Votive Masses near the back of the St. Andrew’s Missal (1945 Edition). These devotions were systematically and purposely stripped out of the church’s life, as Fr. John Zuhlsdorf noted, to weaken our Catholic identity and to make us more susceptible to the winds of the world with its shifting fads and mores. The votive masses were an easy target for the radical reformers, and because many faithful are now frozen at 1962 as per Summorum Pontificum, so you might hear ‘Recordare domine’ Mass only in an independent chapel[…]

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Our Lady of the Chain

Novena to Our Blessed Lady of the Chain

According to St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, the devotion to Our Lady, venerated under the title of Our Lady of the Chain, had its origin in Palermo, Sicily. At the end of the fourteenth Century the historian Mongitore, in his book Palermo Devoted to Mary, relates: “In the year 1392, while Martin I reigned over Sicily, three young men were condemned to die on the gallows. While these young men were being conducted under heavy guard to the square of the Marina, where the execution was to take place, the Blessed Virgin Mary came to their assistance, either to protect[…]

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Saviour

THIS DAY you shall know that the Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see His glory

“Behold the dear Infant Jesus, and adore Him fervently. Contemplate His poverty, and humility, in imitation of His most holy Mother and of Saint Joseph. Repose near Him as sweetly as you can, He will not fail to love your heart, void as you find it of tenderness and feeling. Nothing will be wanting to you, since you will be in the presence of that holy Infant. Abide there, and learn of Him how meek and humble He is, how simple and amiable. See how lovingly He has written your name in the depth of His Divine Heart, which beats on that couch of straw from[…]

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Infant Jesus of Prague

Devotion To The Infant Jesus Of Prague

“The More You Honor Me, The More I Will Bless You” It is veneration of the Son of God, who in the form of an infant chose a stable for a palace, a manger for a cradle, and shepherds for worshipers. Our Savior grants special graces to all who venerate His sacred Infancy. The image of the Child Jesus known as the “Infant Jesus of Prague” was in reality of Spanish origin. In the 17th century, this beautiful statue was brought by a Spanish princess to Bohemia and presented to a Carmelite monastery. For many years this statue has been[…]

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Prayers for the Church an the Civil Authorities

Prayers for the Church and the Civil Authorities

We pray Thee, O Almighty and Eternal God, who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy; that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue, with unchanging faith,in the confession of Thy name. We pray Thee, who alone art good and holy,to endow with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal,and sanctity of life our chief bishop, N., the Vicar of our Lord Jesus Christ in the government of His Church; our own Bishop, (or Archbishop,) N., (if he is not consecrated, our Bishop-elect); all other Bishops, Prelates, and Pastors of[…]

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