Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast Day August 15th

The dogma of the Assumption is the answer of the Church to a materialistic world. It implicitly states that the perfection of our faculties and bodily skills will be fully exercised only in heaven, where they attain fulfillment in contemplating God. The Assumption was the moment of creation’s fulfillment, the first-fruit of God’s plan for mankind — a plan which includes our own appearance, body and soul, before the throne of God. May the Immaculate Mother of God and our co-redeemer, in the new glory of this revelation, focus the mind of the world on the true aim of progress[…]

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Veni, Creator Spiritus

“Veni Creator Spiritus” is one of the most widely used hymns in the Church, attributed to Rabanus Maurus (776-856). It is chanted at Vespers, Pentecost, Dedication of a Church, Confirmation, and Holy Orders and whenever the Holy Ghost is solemnly invoked. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it. A plenary indulgence is granted if it is recited on January 1st or on the feast of Pentecost. Veni, Creator Spiritus, mentes tuorum visita, imple superna gratia quae tu creasti pectora. O Come, Creator Spirit, come; The souls which are Thine own invade; And with supernal grace inflame[…]

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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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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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Death of the Virgin, Hugo van der Goes, c 1480

Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption

First Day of Novena – Start on August 6th GLORY OF MARY IN DEATH She was well prepared to die LET us meditate how glorious Mary was at the moment of her death, because in life she was so well prepared to die: first, by reason of her ardent longing to see her God and to be again united to her Son; and next, by the unapproachable merit of her consummate perfection. Then, reflecting how different we are from Mary in our own practice of preparation for our death, let us say : 1. Most holy Virgin, who, in order to[…]

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Our Lady of the Snows

Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows – St. Mary Major – August 5

Prayer : Our Lady of the Snows, Immaculate Queen of the Universe, from this privileged sanctuary, Thou has bestowed so many countless graces and pledges of love upon the hearts and souls of millions. O Mother, from this cradle of Christianity, this Mother Church of all churches, deign to shower forth the graces of thine Immaculate Heart upon the remnant Faithful throughout the world, wherever they may be, and grant them the graces of a childlike love and unwavering fidelity to the holy truths of our Faith. Grant, good Mother, to the faithful Bishops of the Church the grace to[…]

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Novena in honour of the most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

This pious devotion commences on July 7th, and closes on the Feast of the Solemn Commemoration of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16th. The Indulgence for Mt. Carmel Day may be gained from noon on the 15th to midnight of the 16th, July. A novena in honour of the most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, Mother of God, and Our Dear Lady: together with a devout manner of reciting the holy rosary, and used in some of the noviciates of the Order of Mount Carmel.  Translated from the Spanish. We hereby grant a hundred days Indulgence to every[…]

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Litany for the Church in Our Time

The Litany for the Church in Our Time

Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, Divine Founder of the Church,Hear us.Christ, Who warned of false prophets,Graciously hear us.God the Father of Heaven,Have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer of the world,Have mercy on us.God the Holy Spirit,Have mercy on us.Holy Trinity, One God,Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Mother of the Church,Pray for us.Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,Pray for us.Saint Michael, defender in the day of battle,Pray for us.Saint Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church,Pray for us.Saint Paul, protector of the faithful remnant,Pray for us.Saint Francis[…]

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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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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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Farmer’s Sacramentals: The Tradition of Rogation Days

If our Holy Mother the Church seems to multiply her blessings over the farm home, and have few left for the city apartment, it is not because she is partial to her children in the country and forgetful of city children, but because she is a realist – like every woman. She knows that from the farm homes comes the world’s food supply. That is why she has composed so many sacramental blessings for the farmer. That is why she has instituted the rogation days, the three days before the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. But these rogation[…]

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Heavenly Protection from the Evils of the Day

A “Binding Prayer” Seeking Heavenly Protection from the Evils of the Day

Our times with many social, cultural and geophysical catastrophes are often described as “apocalyptic”. Perhaps so, but certainly they are diabolic. It would be well to pray for one another, our priests, our Chapel and school, often, daily, that the lot of us be protected from evil forces seeking our confusion and destruction. Follows is a short “binding prayer” seeking heavenly protection from the evils of the day: “Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that Thou wouldst cover us, our families, friends, communities, those who pray for us and their families and all our properties and possessions with Thy love and[…]

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