Category Archives: Catholic Prayers

Hymns of Lent 6

“ The Children of the Hebrews spread their garments on the road, crying aloud and  saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! After the blessing of the palms at … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 2

Which hymn, written by an English woman religious who lived most of her life in the Liverpool region, and which is usually sung to a melody by a former Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, has probably been more popular among … Continue reading

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Giving up gracelessly

According to the Church, yesterday was the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius. According to my 1938 edition of “Garden of the Soul”, my 1962 edition of “The Manual of Christian Prayer” and the rest of the whole world, yesterday … Continue reading

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Helping the Holy Souls

The Church teaches that the Holy Souls cannot help themselves, but that we can gain indulgences, have Masses said, offer our sacrifices, prayers, works of mercy and almsgiving for their release from Purgatory. We can, and indeed should, help the Holy Souls … Continue reading

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Help of the Hopeless

The Litany of St Jude Thaddeus (For private use) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. … Continue reading

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St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us!

Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your … Continue reading

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The Floodgates of Divine Mercy

Beginning on Good Friday and culminating on Divine Mercy Sunday, the second Sunday of the Octave of Easter, the Church turns her attention to the divine mystery of merciful love. This devotion in different forms is a special gift from the … Continue reading

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Feast of the Conversion of St Paul

We give Thee thanks, O Jesus! who hast, this day, prostrated Thine enemy by Thy power, and raised him up again by Thy mercy. Truly art thou the Mighty God, and Thy victories shall be praised by all creatures. How … Continue reading

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Help with praying the rosary

A professionally presented video resource by Catholic Devotions which has beautiful images to aid meditation on the rosary mysteries can be accessed here.

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Final day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Thou that sittest upon the cherubim, God of hosts, come, show Thy face, and we shall be saved.    Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Eighth day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Emmanuel, our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles, yea, and salvation thereof, come to save us, O Lord our God! Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Seventh day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O King of the Gentiles, yea, and desire thereof! O Corner-stone, that makest of two one, come to save man, whom Thou hast made out of the dust of the earth! Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and … Continue reading

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Sixth day of the Christmas Novena

(Mention your intentions here) O Dayspring, Brightness of the everlasting light, Son of justice, come to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death!  Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

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Fifth day of the Christmas Novena

(mention your intentions here) O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel, that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth, come to liberate the prisoner from the prison, and them that sit in … Continue reading

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