Monthly Archives: March 2013

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 2

Martyrology-April 2nd
Roman Martyrology-April 2nd-on this date in various years-

At Tours in France, St. Francis of Paula, founder of the Order of Minims. Because he was renowned for virtues and miracles, he was inscribed among the saints by Pope Leo X.

At Caesarea in Palestine, during the persecution of Galerius Maximian, the birthday of the martyr St. Amphian. He reproved the governor Urban for sacrifícing to idols, so his body was cruelly cut in shreds, his feet wrapped in oil-soaked cloths, and set on fire. After these painful torments, he was cast into the sea. Thus through fire and water, he reached his everlasting repose. read more

April- Dedicated to the Holy Eucharist

Prayers To
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
A partial indulgence is granted for visits to the Blessed Sacrament to adore It (plenary if for at least one half an hour). Pious Invocations are granted a partial indulgence.

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
I adore Thee, O Most Sacred Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, furnace of divine charity, give peace to the world.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, increase in us faith, hope and charity.
Blessed and praised be the Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, model of the priestly heart, have mercy on us.
O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us.
May the Most Holy Sacrament be forever praised and adored.
O Jesus, Lamb of God, continuously offered in sacrifice on the altars of the world, I unite myself to Thee.
Thou art Christ the Son of the living God (Indulgence was granted when said before the Blessed Sacrament). read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 1

On Easter Sunday, before naming the day of the month
On this day, which the Lord hath made, is the Solemnity of Solemnities, and our Pasch; the Resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ according to the flesh.
Then the day of the month is announced and the Martyrology for the following day is read according to the usual manner.

Martyrology-April 1st
Roman Martyrology-April 1st-on this date in various years-

At Rome, the passion of St. Theodora, sister of the illustrious martyr Hermes. She underwent martyrdom in the time of Emperor Adrian, under the judge Aurelian, and was buried at the side of her brother, on the Salarian Way, a short distance from the city. read more

You Just Won the Papacy! Now What?… “Voy a Disney World! Ariba!”

Jesus Christ theme park in Buenos Aires reveals Papal approval

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9962599/Jesus-Christ-theme-park-in-Buenos-Aires-reveals-Papal-approval.html

As theme parks go, Buenos Aires’s Tierra Santa or the Holy Land is original; featuring displays dedicated to the key moments in the life of Jesus Christ, the highlight is an hourly resurrection.

3:15PM GMT 30 Mar 2013
According to the parks owners, over five million visitors have crossed its hallowed gates since it opened in 2001. read more

Limbo (a poem for Easter)

Limbo
by Sister Mary Ada

The ancient greyness shifted
Suddenly and thinned
Like mist upon the moors
Before a wind.
An old, old prophet lifted
A shining face and said:
“He will be coming soon.
The Son of God is dead;
He died this afternoon.”

A murmurous excitement stirred
All souls.
They wondered if they dreamed –
Save one old man who seemed
Not even to have heard.

And Moses, standing,
Hushed them all to ask
If any had a welcome song prepared.
If not, would David take the task?
And if they cared
Could not the three young children sing
The Benedicite, the canticle of praise
They made when God kept them from perishing
In the fiery blaze? read more

MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 31

Martyrology-March 31st
Roman Martyrology-March 31st-on this date in various years-

At Thecua in Palestine, the holy prophet Amos, whom the priest Amasias frequently had scourged. Ozias, that priest’s son, pierced his head at the temples with an iron spike. Being carried half dead to his own country, he died there, and was buried with his family.

In Persia, during the reign of King Isdegerdes, the deacon St. Benjamin. Because he would not stop preaching the word of God, he had a sharp reed forced under his nails, a thorny stake driven through his body, and thus completed his martyrdom. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 30

Martyrology-March 30th
Roman Martyrology-March 30th-on this date in various years-

At Rome, on the Appian Way, the martyrdom of the tribune blessed Quirinus, who had been baptized with all his household by Pope St. Alexander when he was imprisoned in their house. Under Emperor Adrian, he was delivered to the judge Aurelian, and because he persevered in the confession of faith, his tongue was torn out, he was stretched on the rack, his hands and feet were cut off, and the sword completed his course of martyrdom. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 29

Please note: Although I still post the martyrology during the Easter Triduum, during that time it is not read in the Office of Prime.

Martyrology-March 29th
Roman Martyrology-March 29th-on this date in various years-

At Heliopolis in Lebanon, under Julian the Apostate, St. Cyril, deacon and martyr, whose body was opened and his liver taken out by the heathens who devoured it like wild beasts.

In Persia, the holy martyrs Jonas and Barachisius, under the Persian king Sapor. Jonas was put under the pressure of a vice, his bones broken, and cut asunder; Barachisius was suffocated by burning pitch being poured into his throat. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 28

Martyrology-March 28th
Roman Martyrology-March 28th-on this date in various years-

For 2013 The Lord’s Supper, when Christ Jesus, the day before he was crucified for our salvation, gave to his disciples the mysteries of his Body and Blood, to be celebrated by them.

St. John Capistrano, confessor, a priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who is mentioned on the 23rd of October.

At Caesarea in Palestine, the birthday of the holy martyrs Priscus, Malchus, and Alexander. In the persecution of Valerian, they were living the suburbs of Caesarea, but knowing that in the city the heavenly crown of martyrdom was to be gained, and burning with the divine ardour of faith, they went to the judge of their own accord, rebuked him for shedding in torrents the blood of the faithful, and were immediately condemned to be devoured by beasts for the Name of Christ. read more

Annunciation Novena Mar.30-Apr.7


Novena for the Feast of the Annunciation

I greet thee, ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power!
I greet thee, sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners.

Most loving Mother, attracted by thy beauty and sweetness, and by thy tender compassion,
I confidently turn to thee, miserable as I am, and beg of thee to obtain from thy Dear Son the favor I request in this novena:

Mention you request here

Obtain for me also, O Queen of Heaven, the most lively contrition for my many sins
and the grace to imitate closely those virtues which thou practiced so faithfully, especially humility, purity and obedience.
Above all, I beg thee to be my Mother and Protectress, to receive me into the number of thy devoted children, and to guide me from thy high throne of glory. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 27

Martyrology-March 27th
Roman Martyrology-March 27th-on this date in various years-

St. John Damascene, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is commemorated on the 6th of May.

At Drizipara in Hungary, St. Alexander, soldier, in the time of Emperor Maximian. Having overcome many torments for the sake of Christ, and performing many miracles, his martyrdom was completed by beheading.

In Illyria, the Saints Philetus, senator, his wife Lydia, and their sons Macedon and Theoprepides; also Amphilochius, an officer in the army, and Chronides, a notary, who were put to death for the confession of Christ after suffering many things. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 26

Martyrology-March 26th
Roman Martyrology-March 26th-on this date in various years-

At Rome, on the Via Lavicana, St. Castulus, martyr, chamberlain in the palace of the emperor. For harbouring Christians, he was three times suspended by the hands, three times cited before the tribunals. As he persevered in the confession of the Lord, he was thrown into a pit, covered with a mass of sand, and thus obtained the crown of martyrdom.

Also at Rome, the crowning of the holy martyrs Peter, Marcian, Jovinus, Thecla, Cassian, and others. read more