Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers for individuals, loved ones and serious pressing issues.

RIP Father Matthew Lamb: Pater et Magister

RIP Father Matthew Lamb: Pater et Magister


[In 1997, he said, “There is no doctoral program in North America with a rigorous ratio studiorum that offers an integral formation in the doctrinal and theoretical traditions of Catholic teaching.” Thus, in 2004 he took leave of absence from his tenured teaching position at Boston College to start such a program at Ave Maria University in Florida, saying that he did not intend to return to BC but rather (Deo volente) to retire to a Trappist monastery where he started his religious, priestly and scholarly life.] read more

Novena for Epiphany Dec 28-Jan 5

Novena to the Magi in anticipation of the Epiphany
This Novena is especially prayed beginning on 28 December (the Feast of the Holy Innocents)
and ending on 5 January (the Vigil of the Epiphany).

28 December:
O holy Magi! You were living in continual expectation of the rising of the Star of Jacob,
which would announce the birth of the true Sun of justice; obtain for us an increase of faith and charity,
and the grace to live in continual hope of beholding one day the light of heavenly glory and eternal joy.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. read more

January- Month of the Holy Name of Jesus

Invocation of the Holy Name of Jesus

This short invocation of the Holy Name is a type of prayer known as an aspiration or an ejaculation. It is meant to be prayed repeatedly throughout the day, especially during January, the Month of the Holy Name.

“Blessed be the most holy Name of Jesus without end!”
The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Prayer of Petition in the Holy Name of Jesus

O Divine Jesus, Thou hast promised that anything we ask of the Eternal Father in Thy name shall be granted. read more

Novena for Feast of the Circumcision Dec 23- 31

Most Bountiful God, I sincerely and humbly thank Thee for all of Thy many benefits to me during the past year, and for the privilege of beginning a new year. Do Thou mercifully continue Thy gracious help and protection, so that I may not only spend this coming year in Thy service, but also may increase from day to day in fervor and in the performance of good works. May all my thoughts, words and actions be for Thy greater honor and glory, for my own sanctification and for the good of souls. These favors I ask from Thy goodness through the merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who for our salvation first shed His Precious Blood on this day. Amen read more




Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law:

Cardinal Law was a champion of the unborn, a sincere friend of Jews, and a civil rights activist who embraced the cause of African Americans. Sadly, he will also be remembered for presiding over the clergy sexual abuse scandal.

Two of the most diabolical priests in the nation served in the Archdiocese of Boston—John Geoghan and Paul Shanley. Geoghan preyed on young boys, and Shanley had with sex with males of all ages, from children to adults. read more

Please Pray for Robert Hickson

Please Pray for Robert Hickson


Dr. Robert Hickson suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized Sunday night.

Our long-time friend, conference speaker, and contributor is in critical care at a hospital in Winchester, Virginia, where he has undergone some reversals since his hospitalization.

In your charity, please pray for our friend, Robert, his wife, Maike, and their two small children.

Novena to Saint Nicholas Nov. 27-Dec. 5

St. Nicholas, Glorious Confessor of Christ,
assist us in thy loving kindness.

Glorious St. Nicholas,
my special Patron from thy throne in glory,
thou dost enjoy the presence of God,
turn thine eyes in pity upon me
and attain for me from our Lord
the graces and help that I need
in my spiritual and temporal necessities

(and especially this favor provided that it be profitable to my salvation).

Be mindful likewise,
O Glorious and Saintly Bishop,
of our Sovereign Pontiff of our Holy Church and of all Christian people.
Bring back to the right way of salvation all those who are living steeped in sin,
blinded by darkness of ignorance, error and heresy.
Comfort the afflicted, provide the needy.
Strengthen the fearful, defend the oppressed,
give health to the infirm.
Cause all [people] to experience the effects of thy powerful intercession
with the supreme give of every good and perfect gift.
Amen. read more

Immaculate Conception Novena Nov. 29- Dec.7

O IMMACULATE Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin!
Remember, thou was miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin,
because thou was destined to become not only the Mother of God,
but also the mother, the refuge, and the advocate of man;
penetrated, therefore, with the most lively confidence in thy never-failing intercession,
we most humbly implore thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena,
and to obtain for us the graces and favors we request.

(Here form your petitions.) read more

Please Pray For Father Dickson

Please Pray For Father Dickson

NOV 24, 2017
Posted by Mundabor

I found this message in my comment box:

Dear ‘Mundabor’

Apologies for using your comments box (this isn’t for publication as a comment, obviously) but I couldn’t seem to find an email address to contact you by. I wonder if I might be as bold as to ask you to ask your readers to pray for Father Dickson, please?

I have not followed “Catholic Collar and Tie” recently (there have been no new posts for several months), but I was aware of father Dickson’s health problems. For those of you who don’t know, Father Dickson is the “Collar” and Andrew McDowell is the “Tie”. read more

Bishop Li, semper fidelis, dies at 97 [R.i.P.]

Bishop Li, semper fidelis, dies at 97 [R.i.P.]

Bishop Li in 2013

Miraculous Medal Novena Nov. 18-26

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother, penetrated with the most lively confidence in thy all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, we thy loving and trustful children implore Thee to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this Novena, if they be beneficial to our immortal souls, and the souls for whom we pray.

[Here privately form your petitions.]

Thou knows, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of thy Son, Who hates iniquity. Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word and deed may tend to His greater glory. Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where thou art the Queen of Angels and of men. Amen.
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Reminder: Good Men Died Searching for Bergdahl, R.i.P.

Reminder: Good Men Died Searching for Bergdahl, R.I.P.

Katie Pavlich Posted: Nov 03, 2017    Late Friday morningArmy Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance ruled Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will not face prison time for walking off his base eight years ago and abandoning his platoon mates.Bergdahl’s defense argued he has been punished enough by being held captive by the Taliban, which radio traffic showed he purposely sought out, and shouldn’t be subjected to further captivity. Nance bought it and Bergdahl will simply face a dishonorable discharge, have his rank stripped and will pay $10,000. 

Good men died searching for Bergdahl. Here are their names.

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Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, TX

Died looking for Bowe Bergdahl

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Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27, of Murray, UT

Died looking for Bowe Bergdahl

2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, TX
Died looking for Bowe Bergdahl
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Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, of Snyder, TX
Died looking for Bowe Bergdahl 

Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, IL

Died looking for Bowe Bergdahl

But the consequences for Bergdahl’s actions don’t end with these brave men. The damage he did is far reaching and extensive.

Sean Parnell 

Tragically, there were MANY more wounded & killed than this. Air assets were diverted from Troops in Contact so they could look for him. read more

Catholics launch prayer crusade to save Ireland’s pro-life law

Catholics launch prayer crusade to save Ireland’s pro-life law

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution was introduced in 1983 to prevent the violation of the right-to-life of unborn children by abortion. The amendment protects the lives of mothers and unborn children equally. It states:

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” read more

Prayer Request from/for Tantumblogo

[Prayer Request from/for Tantumblogo]

November 1, 2017

First, sorry posting has been so light, it was at first due to work but the past several days I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my heart arrhythmia. Generally this is more annoying than anything else but the past few days it’s been bothering me more and more and the medication I’ve taken for a long time doesn’t seem to be working like it did.

These things can be hard to catch and identify when they are intermittent. I had one appointment with EKG, etc., but everything was fine there. This morning, however, has been bad. read more

Nov. 1-30…Daily Thoughts and Prayers for Our Beloved Dead

Daily Thoughts and Prayers for Our Beloved Dead
for November — Month of the Poor Souls

Lauds for the Dead

“Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, for the hand of the Lord hath touched me.” (Job 19:21)

“When we love, we remember; and this memory, the effect of love, is not a barren thought. It resolves itself into DEEDS for the loved one. Why, when sorrow is united with faith, should not our sad memories resolve themselves into sentiments sweet and precious to the soul? To recall the features, the accents, the manners and the sentiments of the loved one is still to hear him, to see him, to touch him, and to associate him with the joys and sorrows which he formerly shared.” (Gergeres) read more