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Two Prayers in Honour of Saint John the Baptist

O Saint John the Baptist, greatest prophet among those born of woman, although you were sanctified in your mother’s womb and did lead a most innocent life, nevertheless it was your will to retire into the wilderness, there to devote … Continue reading

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JUNE: Recite an Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue to plague our world”

With many thanks to Fr Z for pointing us to the following invitation: The District Superior of the SSPX, Fr. John Fullerton, has asked in a newsletter that people pray an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart during the … Continue reading

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Testimony: God saved us from Covid

By Sister Rosalina Ravasio* at Bussola Quotidiana: Vaccines have become part a new religion. It is a religion with its own sacraments (hygiene, social distancing), saints (vaccinated people), commandments (Thou shall immunize thyself; Thou shall not covet your neighbor’s vaccination). … Continue reading

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The Test of the Angels

It is easier to grasp the mystery of evil if we focus on the angelic world mentioned in the Bible. It is worth remembering that it wasn’t just the Queen of Angels who was subjected to a radical spiritual choice … Continue reading

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Bishops call for prayers for victims on World Day Against Human Trafficking

Jul 30, 2020, CNA: The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray for the victims of human trafficking Thursday, as the United Nations again designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  “Today we take a moment to … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider: Lockdown is a trial that can bring about great ‘spiritual benefit’

May 22, 2020, LifeSiteNews: Bishop Athanasius Schneider said Catholics should accept the situation brought about by the pandemic as a trial, suggesting that such acceptance will produce great spiritual benefit for the Church, “a greater spiritual benefit as if we … Continue reading

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How I Found True Contrition at the Site of My Sins

By Bettine di Fiore at OnePeterFive: Sunday was my thirteenth day in coronavirus quarantine. I must confess that although I have done some liturgical sewing and have spent more time than usual exercising, cooking, and praying, most of this precious … Continue reading

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To the Most High Trinity

The Holy Trinity by Ann Chapin The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries … 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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Ss Thomas More and John Fisher

Today is the memorial of St Thomas More and St John Fisher. For an excellent piece about these two great English martyrs click here and scroll down. O God, who in martyrdom have brought true faith to its highest expression, … Continue reading

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St Agatha

Although we have evidence that Agatha was venerated at least as far back as the sixth century, the only facts we have about her are that she was born in Sicily and died there a martyr. In the legend of … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Advent pastoral letter on the New Evangelisation

The following address was read in churches and chapels of the Diocese of Shrewsbury on the first Sunday of Advent, 2nd December 2o12: My dear brothers and sisters, The Christmas celebration reminds us that Christianity lies at the foundation of … Continue reading

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Spiritual aridity

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Portiuncula reminder

The Portiuncula Plenary indulgence reminder comes from Rorate Caeli: On August 2, the “Portiuncula indulgence“: under the usual conditions, recite the Credo and the Pater in any Minor Basilica (33, § 2, c), Cathedral (33, § 3, e), or Parish Church (33, § 5, b). (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, 4th edition, al. … Continue reading

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Saint Simon Stock and the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

May 16 – Feast of Saint Simon Stock Saint Simon Stock was born to a very illustrious family in Kent County, England (c. 1165), of which his father was governor. His mother was devoted to the Virgin Mary, and Simon … Continue reading

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