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Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Purification (Beginning January 24)

Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Purification (Beginning January 24)from the 1910 Raccolta.   [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 […]

Blessing of Epiphany Water

Blessing of Epiphany Water Get the PDF here to print off This blessing comes from the Orient, where the Church has long emphasized in her celebration of Epiphany the mystery of our Lord’s baptism, and by analogy our baptism. This aspect is not neglected in western Christendom, although in practice we have concentrated on the […]

Novena in Honor of Our Lord’s Epiphany (Beginning December 28)

Novena in Honor of Our Lord’s Epiphany (Beginning December 28)   [At any time of the year, with any form of prayer approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1, 1910 Raccolta)]   ℣. Incline unto my […]

Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (Beginning December 16)

Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (Beginning December 16) from the 1910 Raccolta.   [At any time of the year, with any form of prayer approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary, on Christmas Day, or during the Novena or Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.)] —Pius […]

December 28—THE HOLY INNOCENTS

Introit Ps 8:3. Ex ore infántium, Deus, et lacténtium perfecísti laudem propter inimicos tuos. Ps 8:2 Dómine, Dóminus noster: quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra! Out of the mouths of babes and of sucklings, O God, You have fashioned praise because of Your foes. Ps 8:2 O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is […]

St Stephen -December 26th

December 26—ST. STEPHEN, First Martyr THERE is good reason to believe that St. Stephen was one of the seventy-two disciples of our blessed Lord. After the Ascension he was chosen one of the seven deacons. The ministry of the seven was very fruitful; but Stephen especially, “full of grace and fortitude, did great wonders and […]

December 6—ST. NICHOLAS OF BARI

Introit Eccli 45:30. Státuit ei Dóminus testaméntum pacis, et príncipem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdótii dignitas in ætérnum Ps 131:1 Meménto, Dómine, David: et omnis mansuetúdinis eius. The Lord made a covenant of friendship with him, and made him a prince; that he should possess the dignity of priesthood forever. Ps 131:1 Remember, O […]