Traditional Epiphany Home Blessing: “Chalking the Door”

The Feast of the Epiphany has, for centuries, been a traditional time for Christian families to bless their homes. This tradition likely came about because the Three Wise Men visited the home that the Holy Family had established in Bethlehem. The visit from the Wise Men blessed the home of the Holy Family because they came in humility to honor and pay homage to the Christ Child and because they were the first to not only seek Jesus, but also to recognize Him as the Messiah. From Scripture, we know that whatever God created was good, but with “the Fall”,[…]

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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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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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Litanies in Honor of the Divine Hands of Our Lord

The “Litanies In Honor of the Divine Hands of Our Lord” were approved by His Holiness, Our Holy Father the Pope, Leo XIII, and “Nihil obstat and Imprimatur” were given for private devotion. “My Son, exhort the teachers of the faith to institute a feast and an office in honour of My Divine Hands, and tell the people to put their trust in these same Divine Hands, often invoking them with these words : “Divine Hands of Our Saviour, help us! Forgive us, my God! Forgive us.” — Jesus Christ to a very humble priest, in private revelations, 1864. Suitable[…]

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Pious Reflections of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

“Where there is no Mass,” writes one of the Fathers of the English Oratory, “there is also no Christianity.” The reason is plain: Christ’s life was one of sacrifice—not merely of the figurative sacrifice of praise and prayer, but one of outward act, of suffering and of death His religion must be like Himself: it must be the continuation of the divine-human life that He led upon earth, representing and perpetuating, by some sacred rite, the sacrifice that began in the womb of Mary and ended upon the Cross of Calvary. That rite is the holy Mass. Do we always[…]

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Feast of the Holy Family in Traditional Liturgical Calendar (January 10, 2021)

The liturgical calendar for the Traditional Latin Mass observes the Feast of the Holy Family on the first Sunday after Epiphany (January 10, in 2021) When approving the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Leo XIII wrote: “When God in his mercy determined to accomplish the work of man’s renewal, which same had so many long ages awaited, he appointed and ordained this work on such wise that its very beginning might shew to the world the august spectacle of a Family which was known to be divinely constituted; that therein all men might behold a perfect model, as well[…]

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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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Prayers Asking God to Deliver Our World from Impending Ruin

The Church is assailed by fierce enemies from within and without. The World in Danger can be saved by the Holy Name of Jesus. The Name of Jesus is the shortest, the easiest and the most powerful of prayers. Everyone can say it, even in the midst of this daily work. The following text comes from the booklet “THE WONDERS OF THE HOLY NAME” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan. The World in Danger Saved by the Holy Name of Jesus In the year 1274 great evils threatened the world. The Church was assailed by fierce enemies from within and without. So[…]

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The Candlemas, Symbolism & Blessing of Candles

The use of lights as an adjunct to worship goes back to the beginning of the Church, and even farther. Among the Jews and in many pagan rites the use of lights had long been looked upon as appropriate in connection with public homage to their God or gods. It is probable that among Christians they were first employed simply to dispel darkness, when the sacred mysteries were celebrated before dawn, as was the custom, or in the gloom of the catacombs; but the beautiful symbolism of their use was soon recognized by the writers’ of the early Church. The[…]

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Prayer for Children

O Heavenly Father, I commend my children and grandchildren to You. Be their God and Father and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me through negligence. Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world, to resist all solicitations to evil, whether from within or without; and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy. Pour Your grace into their hears and confirm and multiply in the gifts of your Holy Spirit, that they may daily grow in grace and the knowledge of Our Lord Jesus Christ so that, faithfully serving You here, they may come to rejoice in[…]

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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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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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