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Night Adoration in the Home ~ Fr Mateo

Night Adoration in the Home LETTERS FROM HIS HOLINESS, PIUS XI TO FATHER MATEO The Vatican, April 4, 1929 Most Reverend Father, The Sovereign Pontiff gladly received the letters in which so many bishops give their approbation to the work of Nocturnal Adoration. These letters, coming from you as a homage on behalf of all […]

Novena in Honor of the Annunciation to Our Lady (Beginning March 16)

Novena in Honor of the Annunciation to Our Lady (Beginning March 16) [i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.)]   Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.   Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the […]

Novena in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Beginning September 6)

Novena in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Beginning September 6)   [Besides the indulgences granted for every novena in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Pius IX, Pope Leo XIII on January 27, 1888, granted that all the faithful may gain, on the third Sunday in September, being the second feast of […]

Good Friday ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

THE MORNING   The sun has risen upon Jerusalem. But the Priests and Scribes have not waited all this time without venting their rage upon Jesus. Annas, who was the first to receive the divine Captive, has had him taken to his son-in-law Caiphas, the High Priest. Here he is put through a series of […]

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 […]