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Valentine, Saint and Martyr

Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably known, and whether or not the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!

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Saint Agnes of Rome

Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome none was held in such high honour by the primitive church, since the fourth century, as St Agnes. In the ancient Roman calendar of the feasts of the martyrs (Depositio Martyrum), incorporated into … Continue reading

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St. Adrian, Abbot of Canterbury

There is very little information handed down to us about Saint Adrian, but this much is certain: He was born in Africa in the seventh century and while still a very young man became abbot of a Benedictine monastery near … Continue reading

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Short Prayers to the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends.  You are the the way of the … Continue reading

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O Antiphons – 18 December – O Adonai

From Fr Z’s blog: LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. ENGLISH: O Lord and Ruler the house of Israel, … Continue reading

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St Lucy and Advent Ember Week

First posted on 13 December 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: 13 December was the darkest day – with the least sunlight – of the old Julian calendar. Today in the Gregorian calendar is the feast of St. Lucy, … Continue reading

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Praying for the Souls in Purgatory

Have you lost a loved one who passed away, or know someone who has? Prayers for souls in purgatory can help them! While we can derive great comfort from the hope that our loved ones are enjoying Eternal Life with … Continue reading

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How to make an act of perfect contrition

By Father Tim Finigan at The Hermeneutic of Continuity blog: How can you go from imperfect to perfect contrition? Gabriella D from Australia asked me this on Twitter today and I want to give an answer because I think that … Continue reading

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Saint Anselm’s prayer to Saint Mary Magdalen

  St. Mary Magdalene, thou didst come with springing tears to the spring of mercy, Christ; from Him thy burning thirst was abundantly refreshed, through Him thy sins were forgiven; by Him thy bitter sorrow was consoled. My dearest lady, … 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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