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Prayers by Blessed Bartolo Longo

Prayers to and by Blessed Bartolo Longo From his writings The Rosary a Teacher of Life The Rosary is a teacher of life, a teacher full of gentleness and love, where people beneath the gaze of Mary, almost without noticing, discover they are being slowly educated in preparation for the second life, that which is […]

The 54 day Novena to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii

The 54 day Rosary Novena history Among the numerous texts and prayers written by Blessed Bartolo Longo, there is the “Novena of Petition”, composed in July of 1879.  Having been struck down with typhoid fever, Bartolo Longo wrote it in order to ask for graces in the most desperate cases. Every day he went before […]

Marian Clergy Retreat at Douai Abbey with Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

For more conferences of Fr De Malleray’s please click here Fr’s new book on the holy Eucharist here (for Europe, Asia, Africa, & Australia orders) & here for North & South America orders

Easter Sunday ~ DOM PROSPER GUÉRANGER

THE LITURGICAL YEAR BY THE VERY REV. DOM PROSPER GUÉRANGER, ABBOT OF SOLESMES PASCHAL TIME EASTER SUNDAY [Easter is the Anglo- Saxon word for April, and was derived, as Venerable Bede tells us, (in his book De temporum ratione c. 13,) from Easter, a goddess of our pagan ancestors. Others derive Easter from Oest, Oost […]

March 25th: Creation, Annunciation, & Calvary

In his book The Spirit of the Liturgy, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger writes about the connection between creation, the cross and Christ’s conception: “Jewish tradition gave the date of March 25 to Abraham’s sacrifice, this day was also regarded as the day of creation, the day when God’s word decreed: ‘Let there be light.’ It […]

THE HISTORY OF PASSIONTIDE AND HOLY WEEK ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

PASSIONTIDE AND HOLY WEEK CHAPTER THE FIRST THE HISTORY OF PASSIONTIDE AND HOLY WEEK After having proposed the forty-days’ fast of Jesus in the desert to the meditation of the faithful during the first four weeks of Lent, the holy Church gives the two weeks which still remain before Easter to the commemoration of the […]

St Patrick’s Day ~ 17 March

ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.) More recent scholarship suggests its author was anonymous. In any case, this prayer certainly reflects the […]

Laetare Sunday ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT This Sunday, called, from the first word of the Introit, Laetare Sunday, is one of the most solemn of the year. The Church interrupts her Lenten mournfulness; the chants of the Mass speak of nothing but joy and consolation; the Organ, which has been silent during the preceding three Sundays, […]

St Thomas Aquinas – 7 March

Collect Commemoratio S. Thomae de Aquino Confessoris Ecclesiae Doctoris. Deus, qui Ecclésiam tuam beáti Thomæ Confessóris tui mira eruditióne claríficas, et sancta operatióne fecúndas: da nobis, quǽsumus; et quæ dócuit, intelléctu conspícere, et quæ egit, imitatióne complére. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per […]