Monasticism in the Catholic Church

The Mission of Monasticism in the Catholic Church

Since the early years of the Christian era, Christians have been called by Christ Himself to life in the world without being of the world (John 17:13-16). There are those who think that the contemplative life is not suited to our times and particularly to our country. Hear what Pius IX said on that subject: “The want of the American Church is religious orders of prayer. America is a young country; she has passed her infancy and is now in her youth, but before she arrives at maturity one thing is necessary,—the extension of contemplative orders, without which she will[…]

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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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Catholic Christian Holiday All Saints Day

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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Prayers to Christ the King

Prayers to Christ the King. The Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ Feast Day October 25

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. 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 a good Catholic:Especially, do I pledge myself, by all the means[…]

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Our Lady of Kazan

Our Lady of Kazan

“O fervent intercessor, Mother of the Lord Most High, thou dost pray to thy Son Christ our God and saves all who seek they protection. O Sovereign Lady and Queen, help and defend all of us who in trouble and trials, in pain and burdened with sins, stand in thy presence before thine icon, and who pray with compunction, contrition and tears and with unflagging hope in thee. Grant what is good for us, deliverance from evil, and save us all, O Virgin Mother of God, for thou art a divine protection to thy servants.” Troparion, Tone 4. Painted in[…]

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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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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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To Catholics Who Have Been Deprived of a Priest

To Catholics Who Have Been Deprived of a Priest

Editor’s Preface: During the French Revolution very many Bishops and priests were martyred for their faith as were many outstanding laymen also martyred. Church property was seized by the Masonic government. The revolutionary governing bodies were particularly determined to destroy every vestige of the Roman Catholic Church because France was hailed by Rome as the Church’s “eldest daughter” and the monarch had dedicated “our person, our state, our crown and our subjects” to the Blessed Virgin. That left the people without their priests and without a place to go to Mass and receive the sacraments. It was during that period[…]

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The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed [November 2]

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed – November 2nd

From “The Saint Andrew Daily Missal” (1937) The feast of All Saints is intimately connected with the remembrance of the holy souls who, detained in purgatory to expiate their venial sins or to pay the temporal pains due to sin, are none the less confirmed in grace and will one day enter heaven. Therefore, after having joyfully celebrated the glory of the saints who are the Church triumphant in heaven, the Church on earth extends her maternal solicitude to the place of unspeakable torments, the abode of souls who equally belong to her. “On this day,” says the Roman Martyrology,[…]

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Litany of Saints

Litaniae Sanctorum – The Litany of the Saints

A The Litany of the Saints (Litaniae Sanctorum) is a traditional chant in the Catholic Church that praises God and his saints. Its first recorded use was in 590 when Pope St. Gregory prescribed its usage for a public procession of thanksgiving. The Litany is a call to remember those who have gone before us and to ask their intercession. The form given below is a long standing traditional form of the Litany Saints published in the Roman Ritual, Latin-English edition in 1952. A partial indulgence is attached to the Litany of the Saints. Litaniae Sanctorum – The Litany of[…]

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Block Rosary Crusade Guide

Block Rosary

Block Rosary is a Marian devotion which is connected with the visit of Icons of Mary, or Statues of Mary from house to house and from one family to another, where special veneration is given to Mary and the Holy Family during the term of the sacramentals stay. We urge you to form a Block Rosary group in your area with your friends and neighbors. Gather in one of your homes at the same time each week to pray the Rosary for your neighborhood, city and your country. Pray also for your bishops and the Pope, so that they do their part[…]

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The Family Rosary

The Family Rosary & the Ultimate Family Reunion

October 7th is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary and the month of October is traditionally the month of the Holy Rosary.  For centuries the beautiful custom of the Family Rosary flourished in Catholic homes. Everywhere it was the custom for fathers and mothers to kneel with their children and any other members of the household each evening at bedtime and recite the Rosary together. The Rosary was often followed by the Litany of the Blessed Virgin. This pious practice brought untold blessings to homes, and was the means of molding the children into true Christian men and[…]

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