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Devotion to Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Angels, Feast Days, Liz Estler

Three Archangels: Michael, Raphael, Gabriel

Devotion to Sts Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Editor’s note: Today we present a short treatise on devotion to the holy archangels adapted from “Devotion to the Nine Choirs of Holy Angels”, published in 1869 as an English translation of the French, and written by Henri Marie Bouden (1624 – 1702), an archdeacon... Read More

Friday of the Passion of the Lord: The Cross Exemplifies Every Virtue

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The Cross Exemplifies Every Virtue From a conference by Saint Thomas Aquinas Collatio 6 super Credo in Deum “Why did the Son of God have to suffer for us? There was a great need, and it can be considered in a twofold way: In the first place, as a remedy for sin, And, secondly, as an example of how to act. “It is a remedy, for, in the face of all the evils which we incur on account of... Read More

Making the Stations of the Cross Worthwhile, Courtesy of St Alphonsus Liguori

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Making the Stations of the Cross Worthwhile, Courtesy of St Alphonsus Liguori   Have you ever done the Stations of the Cross, but thought perhaps you had been reading an airline flight schedule? There are odd versions of the Stations out there. Whether they’re disjointed, sappy, or downright heterodox, some booklets have caused people to think of the Stations of the Cross as not being worthwhile.... Read More

Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels

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Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels, October 2nd “He has given his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways‘ [Psalm 91:11]. These words should fill you with respect, inspire devotion and instill confidence; respect for the presence of angels, devotion because of their loving service, and confidence because of their protection. And so the angels are here; they are at your side,... Read More

Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows (The Seven Dolors Chaplet)

September 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Devotions, Liz Estler, Prayer

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Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows The Seven Dolors Chaplet This devotion began in the 13th century.  It honors the Sorrows the Virgin Mother of God endured in compassion for the suffering and death of her Divine Son.  The Seven Sorrows Chaplet, also known as the Seven Dolors Chaplet) consists of seven Hail Marys for each of the seven Sorrows.  One Our Father is said before each group of seven Hail... Read More

Litany of Loreto

September 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Litanies, Litany, Liz Estler, Mary, Prayer

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Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (also known as the Litany of Loreto) 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. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. Holy Mary, pray for us. Holy Mother... Read More

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