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St Brigid, Patron Saint of Ireland (1st February)

St Brigid is the patron saint of Ireland, Irish nuns and newborn babies, dairymaids and cattle. She was born in 451AD to a Christian mother who was a slave and who had been reputedly baptised by St Patrick. Her father, … Continue reading

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Christmas, the Feast of the Birth of Christ

The Missal describes the Feast Day of the birth of Christ: During Christmastide, the liturgy shows us the Messias as the Son of God, clothed with humanity, glorified by the humble surprised shepherds, and adored by the Magi from the … Continue reading

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THE ‘O’ ANTIPHONS: O Emmanuel – 23rd December

O EMMANUEL – 23rd DECEMBER FAMILY CEREMONY: The family, together, say the Great Antiphon, followed by The Magnificat, and repeat the Antiphon at the close of evening prayer, or Vespers. ANTIPHONO EMMANUEL, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator … Continue reading

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THE ‘O’ ANTIPHONS: O Rex Gentium – 22nd December

O REX GENTIUM – 22nd DECEMBER FAMILY CEREMONY: The family, together, say the Great Antiphon, followed by The Magnificat, and repeat the Antiphon at the close of evening prayer, or Vespers. ANTIPHON O REX GENTIUM, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, … Continue reading

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THE ‘O’ ANTIPHONS: O Oriens – 21st December

THE ‘O’ ANTIPHONSO ORIENS (O RADIANT DAWN) In Advent, we nurture the coming of the infant Jesus. He grows inside us, just as Mary guarded His being in her womb. We prepare the manger, our hearts, to receive Him with … Continue reading

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The History of the Celebration of Christmas in Europe

When we have the media telling us that Christmas is actually a pagan ceremony – it is really just the Puritan view of Christmas presented in the ‘new Puritan’ way. Below is a summary of Father Weiser’s brief history of … Continue reading

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Persecution of Cardinal George Pell

[Comment: The rest of the team at CP&S thank our Australian collaborator, Crow, who has written this excellent and well researched article on the outrageous treatment of Cdl. George Pell by the High Court of Australia and the secular media. … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate a Truly Catholic Hallowe’en

We thank our co-author, Crow, for allowing us to share this insightful article from her excellent Facebook page, “Venite Prandete”. Go there for links to sources, and for some delicious typical Halloween recipes at the bottom of the article. (CP&S … Continue reading

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Father Jerzy Popieluszko, Murdered by the Communists 19 October 1984

From Facebook: Venite Prandete – “Come and Eat” Pope John Paul II said of him; “He died for us, like Christ.” Popieluszko was the son of farmers in a simple village in Poland under the repressive totalitarian rule of the … Continue reading

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