Our Lady of Consolation

Our Lady of Consolation – Ancient Marian Devotion & Prayers

“Our Blessed Mother has been invoked under the beautiful title of Our Lady of Consolation since the fourth century – and probably for even longer than that. History records that St Eusebius of Vercelli, who was a heroic defender of the doctrine of Christ’s Divinity in an age when Arianism was gaining influential followers, brought back an icon of Our Lady of Consolation from Egypt in 363 when he was returning from exile. As part of the Traditional Missal, the Feast of Consolation occurs on the Saturday after the Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, which falls on August 28th.[…]

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Red Rose - the Symbol of Pure Intentions

41st Rose of The Secret of Rosary

On the 41st Rose of The Secret of Rosary St. Louis De Montfort said that one who is in mortal sin and desires not come out of it should not pray the Rosary because the Rosary would become the weapon of destruction instead of help from Mary for that sinner. Clearly, one can pray the rosary and wear the brown scapular without being a good Catholic. These devotions are powerful means of grace even in the hands of obstinate sinners, but it would be presumptuous to lead a bad life and expect to be saved.  St. Louis De Montfort further highlights that[…]

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Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette

Our Lady of La Salette: “Well, my children, you will pass this on to all of my people.”

APPARITION of the BLESSED VIRGIN on the Mountain of LA SALETTE the 19th of September, 1846 Our Lady of La Salette Published by the Shepherdess of La SalettewithImprimatur by Mgr. Bishop of Lecce. “Well, my children, you will pass this on to all of my people.” Simple reproduction without commentary or controversy of the original edition of Lecce in 1879. THE APPARITION Only the witness herself, Melanie, can, along with Maximin, give an account of the apparition. After giving it by word of mouth an incalculable number of times, she decided to write it all down in 1878. It was[…]

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Psalms in Latin

Do you wish to learn the HOLY PSALTER — the Book of Psalms — in Latin?

Please follow the Latin and English text of  “Latin Vulgate Bible”  online, or obtain a print copy of “Douay Rheims Bible” from the Virgo Sacrata, so you can listen to the Psalms and follow the scripture. It is a wonderful opportunity for the Catholic Clergy, Religious and Laity to learn the Divine Office — or the Liturgy of the Hours — in Latin as well as the more familiar English. Please remember that each Psalm, as you listen to it, is prayed — not merely recited. You will encounter imperfection. We nevertheless invite you to join us — and make perfect[…]

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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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BLESSING PSALTER by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia

BLESSING PSALTER by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia

THE PSALTER AS A BOOK OF NEEDS, according to the usage of St. Arsenios of Cappadocia, as transmitted by the Athonite Elder Paisios. Translated for the St. Pachomius Library by Vassilios Kollias edited by Karen Rae Keck. This document is in the public domain. Copying it is encouraged. A collection of Psalms as has been given by the Orthodox Saint ordered after the type of their specific use. “Father Arsenios proclaimed true Orthodoxy with his Orthodox life. He mortified his flesh in asceticism from his ardent love of God, and modified souls with the Grace of God. He believed deeply and[…]

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Saint Margaret of Antioch

Saint Margaret of Antioch the Great Martyr and Vanquisher of Demons. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers | Feast Day July 20

Margaret, known as Saint Margaret of Antioch in the West, and as Saint Marina the Great Martyr in the East, is celebrated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church on July 20, and on July 17 in the Orthodox Church. St. Margaret’s voice was one of the Voices heard by St. Joan of Arc. St. Margaret is invoked against backache; she is a patroness of women in childbirth. St. Margaret is especially invoked for deliverance from demonic possession. Antioch was an ancient Greco-Roman city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya,[…]

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Our Lady of the Rosary

The Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

For the Feast of THE MOST HOLY ROSARY – [October 7] It is customary with men of the world to balance their accounts at the end of the year, and ascertain their profits. The Church is now preparing to do the same. We shall soon see her solemnly numbering her elect, taking an inventory of her holy relics, visiting the tombs of those who sleep in the Lord, and counting the sanctuaries, both new and old, that have been consecrated to her divine Spouse. But today’s reckoning is a more solemn one, the profits more considerable: she opens her balance-sheet with[…]

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The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Church’s Year Instruction On The Festival Of The Ascension Of Our Lord

At the Introit the Church sings the words which were spoken by the angels to the apostles and disciples, after the Ascension of our Lord: INTROIT Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to heaven? allel.: He shall so come as you have seen him going up into heaven. Allel., allel., allel. (Acts I. 11.), Oh, clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with the voice of joy. (Ps. XLVI. 2.) Glory be to the Father, etc. COLLECT Grant, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we who believe Thy only‑begotten Son, our Redeemer, to have[…]

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consecration Mary

Daily Offering To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians; I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.AMEN. Virgo SacrataVIRGÓ SACRÁTA is a Christian mission-driven online resource and shop inspired from the beauty of Catholic faith,[…]

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