Novena Prayer to Saint George – Feast Day April 23

In the General Roman Calendar the feast of Saint George is on 23 April. In the Tridentine Calendar of 1568, it is given the rank of “Semidouble”. George from an illustrious family, was a Cappadocian who who fought in the Roman army during the third century. He rebuked Diocletian when that ruler began to persecute the Christians, and was in consequence tortured and beheaded. The brave and defiant cheerfulness of the young officer during his torture was so great an inspiration to Christians of succeeding centuries that both the East and the West surrounded his bright figure with clusters of[…]

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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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On The Number Of Sins Beyond Which God Pardons No More

“Non tentabis Dominum Deum tuum.”“Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”– Matt., 4:7 A sermon by St. Alphonsus Mary De Liguori (1696-1787), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. St. Francis Jerome, when he visited the parents of St. Alphonsus shortly after his birth, made this prophecy: “This child will be blessed with length of days; he shall not see death before his ninetieth year; he will be a bishop and will do great things for Jesus Christ.” This prophecy certainly came true. One of the most accomplished of all the saints is Alphonsus Liguori. He was a lawyer in[…]

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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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AD CAELI REGINAM Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on proclaiming the Queenship Of Mary

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY TO THE VENERABLE BRETHREN, THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHIOPS, AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SEE Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Blessing. From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever[…]

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Compline – Night Prayer of the Divine Office

Compline is the Church’s second evening prayer. As opposed to Vespers, it is a subjective and individual prayer for the sinful soul who wants to make her peace with God. Particularly handsome is the symbolism of Compline. The hour begins uniquely without introduction, and abruptly halts for an examination of conscience. Light and sun are favorite Scriptural and liturgical symbols of God, Christ, and the divine life. On the other hand, night and darkness are frequent liturgical symbols for the powers of hell. It is this night theme that sets the tone for all of Compline. In darkness we recognize[…]

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Buying a Traditional Daily Missal – Useful Information for Traditional Catholics

Shopping for a 1945, 1958, or 1962 Daily Missal can be difficult… but we have made most popular Traditional Missals available from Virgo Sacrata shop. This page is designed to help those who wish to purchase a Missal for their devotional use. The Latin Mass is truly beautiful and holy. Having a good missal helps you to enjoy and appreciate it all the more. This use of a hand Missal is a well-established practice. There are many ways in which the Faithful can assist at Mass and thereby join with the Priest in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice. Many people[…]

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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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Invocation to the Nine Choirs of Holy Angels

Blessed spirits of the heavenly court, invincible champions of the cause of God, after having adored, praised, blessed, and given thanks to the God of all goodness, for the incomparable graces with which He has enriched you; after having made a sincere protestation with our whole heart, that we take all possible interest therein, rejoicing because of the joy and ineffable glory which you possess; After having besought you benignantly to accept the inviolable resolution we now take to have a special devotion to you for the remainder of our days, and to promote its establishment and increase by every[…]

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The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ – May 13, 2021

According to the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar, the Ascension Day is celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter. Every parish priest celebrates Mass for the people of his parish. Pentecost Sunday is not far behind. Coming 50 days after Easter, and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. Pray NOVENA to the HOLY GHOST – Start on May 4th (nine days before the feast of Pentecost). On The Ascension of Our Lord by the very Rev. Dom Prosper Guéranger, Abbot of Solesmes Consider first, that our Lord,[…]

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The Cult of the Divine Mercy

Pope Pius XII put the writings of Sr. Faustina on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum [Index of Forbidden Books]. That meant that he considered that their content would lead Catholics astray or in the wrong direction. Next, came other prohibitions made by Pope John XXIII. Twice in his pontificate, the Holy Office issued condemnations of the Divine Mercy writings. Cardinal Ottaviani, as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), was responsible for the suppression of the Divine Mercy devotion. The Holy Office declared that “There is no evidence of the supernatural origin of these revelations.” “New forms[…]

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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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