Tag Archives: Catholic Devotions

Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 29 First Sunday of Advent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Saturninus Book of Isaiah 63,16b-17.19b.64,2b-7. You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are named forever. Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 22 Christ the King – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Cecilia Book of Ezekiel 34,11-12.15-17. Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered … Continue reading

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A Devotion to Defend Against ‘Revolutionary Men’

By James Baresel at Crisis Magazine: Regardless of who wins the presidency, the more “centrist” wing of the Democratic Party has taken a substantial hit in the third Congressional election year in a row. Against all media expectations, Republicans picked up … Continue reading

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Prayers and a few Interesting Facts about Purgatory

The person who assigned November 2nd as the feast of All Souls was St Odilon, or “Père Odilon” as he would have been known back in his day because he was a French priest. In fact, Odilon was the fifth Benedictine abbot … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 8 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity – Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity | Bl. John Duns Scotus – O.F.M. (c.1266-1308) Book of Wisdom 6,12-16. Resplendent and unfading is Wisdom, and she is readily … Continue reading

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Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us!

St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), the great Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and Doctor of the Church, most famous for her classic spiritual writings, The Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection, also wrote the famous poem below, Nada Te Turbe. Above in her original … Continue reading

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Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

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Septem Dolorum Beatae Mariae Virginis

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“In the End, My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph”

An invitation to live out the call of Our Lady of Fatima About the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima The is a world-wide family of Catholics who are dedicated to bringing about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of … Continue reading

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Transfiguration – The Glory of God!

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.  Mark 9:2-3 … Continue reading

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Feast of The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

On 9 November 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. The feast continues to be celebrated in some places … Continue reading

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PENTECOST – Fontgombault Sermon

“Nine months are necessary for a child to be begotten in its mother’s womb. A whole life is necessary to earn Heaven.” WHITSUN Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau, Father Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault: Fontgombault, May 31, … Continue reading

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Saint Rita of Cascia

  by Msgr. Paul Guerin, 1882 Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious … Continue reading

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The scapular is a bonfire set ablaze by a spark from the heart of Mary

Father Michael-Joseph of Saint Thérèse, OCD, shares the history, spirituality, and how to be enrolled in the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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Saint Joseph, pray for us!

Sermon on Saint Joseph by Saint Bernadine of Siena (1380-1444) When the divine goodness chooses someone to receive a special grace, it gives him all the charisms he needs, which greatly increases his spiritual beauty. This is wholly confirmed in … Continue reading

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