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Novena to the Holy Face (Begins Sexagesima Sunday Ending on Mardi Gras)

“I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honoured! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me.” (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina) This novena prayer may be said at any time, but especially in the nine days leading up to […]

Charlotte diocese proclaims ‘Year of St. Joseph’ for 2020

(From the Year of St Joseph website). Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis announced that the Diocese of Charlotte will celebrate 2020 as the “Year of St. Joseph” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being solemnly declared Patron of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius IX in his decree Quemadmodum Deus. Throughout the year we […]

Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception (Beginning November 29)

Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception (Beginning November 29) 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 the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.)]   Veni Sancte […]

1997 Letter From a Priest to His Parish About Returning the Tabernacle to its Rightful Place

Here is an excerpt from the book “Ugly as Sin” by Michael Rose. In 1997 Fr. Richard Simon of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Chicago announced to his parish that he planned to make such a liturgical move because he felt that the experiment of removing the tabernacle from the sanctuary had failed. In […]

Novena in Honor of St. Raphael, Archangel (Beginning October 15)

Novena in Honor of St. Raphael, Archangel (Beginning October 15) [May be said in public or private. i. 300 Days, each day. ii. Plenary once during the Novena. I, II, IV See Instructions, p. 1, 1910 Raccolta ]   ℣. O God, come to my assistance; ℟. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory […]

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 […]