Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers for individuals, loved ones and serious pressing issues.

Prayer Request from Mother Miriam, O.S.B.

Prayer Request from Mother Miriam, O.S.B.


Dear Readers, it was my privilege today to speak with Mother Miriam, Foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope [a traditional order which the new AmChurch Bishop of Tulsa recently expelled from his diocese]. The interview will be published here by early next week. In our conversation, I learned that Mother’s biological sister, Susan, is battling an extremely aggressive cancer. Your prayers for her would be most welcome. As an aside, through God’s providence Susan was received into Holy Mother Church last Easter.

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Catholic Prayer Warriors for Children

You are invited to join if you are so inclined.
We are Catholics who are concerned about the health and salvation of all children.
We pray for them and teach them our Catholic Faith.

We pray novenas, aspirations, special requests and the rosary.

While it will be for the health and salvation of all children,
you are free to add something like especially for my own children, for all sick children, etc. to the intention.
You are also free to privately add other intentions not related to the main purpose of this site.

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Pioneer French Traditionalist, Arnaud de Lassus, RIP

Pioneer French Traditionalist, Arnaud de Lassus, RIP

[Arnaud de Lassus: Requiescat in pace]

[Jean Ousset, Jean Madiran and Louis Salleron (co-founders of Itinéraires), Michael Davies, Fr. Harry Marchosky, Walter Matt, Hamish Fraser: Requiescant in pace]

Written by Michael Matt | Editor

Arnaud de Lassus, Godfather of the U.S. Chapter on the Pilgrimage to Chartres

It is with no small degree of sadness that I hastily pen these few lines the day after the passing of my old friend and mentor, Baron Arnaud de Lassus, in my opinion the premier French traditionalist of the post-conciliar era.

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Prayer Request from Church Militant

Prayer Request from Church Militant

Church Militant
Published on Jan 26, 2017

Please pray for our dear friend and colleague Julie. She was admitted into the ICU in critical condition after a minor out-patient surgery went bad. As you keep her in prayer, please remember her husband and son as well, that they may find strength and comfort.

Saint John Bosco novena Jan. 22-30

Novena to Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young,
in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco,
for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly…

(add your personal intentions here)

May thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering,
obtain from Jesus and His Heavenly Mother the grace I now request,
and also a sincere resignation to the Will of God.

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Novena to Our Lady of Good Success Jan 24-Feb 1

Novena to Our Lady of Good Success through the intercession of Mother Marianna

Hail Mary, Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the Father
Through the intercession of Mother Marianna de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request
(name request)
…Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

St Michael, pray for us.

Hail Mary, Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son
Through the intercession of Mother Marianna de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request
(name request)
…Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

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Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary novena Jan. 24-Feb 1.

NOVENA: In preparation for the Feast of the Purification

I. Bright mirror of all virtues, holiest Mary, forty days had scarcely elapsed from thy delivery when thou, though the purest of all virgins, didst will, according to the law, to be presented in the temple to be purified: grant that we, like thee, may keep our hearts unstained by sin, that so we, too, may be made worthy to be presented to our God in the temple of his glory.
Hail Mary, etc.

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The President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Died Saturday, January 7, 2017

The President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Died Saturday, January 7, 2017

[Hat-tip to Canon212]

Franciscan University of Steubenville
January 07, 2017

STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville today mourns the death of President Emeritus Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, 85. His leadership as president transformed Franciscan University from a struggling regional college into a world-renowned leader in Catholic higher education and helped to inspire a restoration of faithful Catholic education in the United States and the world.
A priest of the Franciscan Third Order Regular Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Scanlan served as president of Franciscan University from 1974-2000, chancellor from 2000-2011, and became president emeritus in 2011. That same year he retired to the Third Order Regular Sacred Heart Province’s motherhouse in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and in December 2013, due to declining health, he moved to Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in nearby Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Father Scanlan died Saturday morning, January 7, 2017, after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are pending but will include a viewing and a memorial Mass at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Mass of Christian Burial at the TOR Motherhouse in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Details will be posted when they are available here.
Father Scanlan became president of the College of Steubenville in 1974 in the midst of turbulent times for Catholic higher education. Over the next 26 years, he transformed the College into Franciscan University of Steubenville and gained for it a worldwide reputation for both excellence in academics and its passionate Catholic faith environment.
His success helped spark a restoration of authentic Catholic education in the United States and beyond, with many colleges and universities renewing their Catholic identity and new schools imitating his emphasis on Catholic Church teaching.
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Pray for Bishop Bernard Fellay’s Father

Pray for Bishop Bernard Fellay’s Father

Written by Michael Matt | Editor

Mr. Guy André Louis Fellay, father of our Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, passed away on January 5, 2017.

Eternal life grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Today, January 5, 2017, it is with sorrow that the United States District Office learned of the passing of Mr. Guy André Louis Fellay, the father of our Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay. He was 86 years old. His funeral will take place on Monday, January 9, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel of the SSPX seminary in Ecône, Switzerland.

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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.

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Novena to the Holy Family Dec. 30 – Jan. 7

Novena to the Holy Family
Starts Dec. 30 ending Jan. 7 eve of the Feast of the Holy Family

O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness,
and by the example of Thy domestic life didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth,
in Thy clemency look down upon this household, humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy.
Remember that this family belongs to Thee; for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves.
Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger; give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family;
that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven.

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Novena for Epiphany Dec 28- Jan 5.

At Thy birth, O Jesus, a star of wondrous splendor shone forth in the Eastern skies and led to Bethlehem the Magi, those envoys of far-distant, pagan peoples, even as the Angel, bathed in heavenly light, was summoning to Thy manger the shepherds, as representatives of the chosen people. For the Gentiles as well as the Jews, must needs recognize in Thee, a poor and helpless Infant, the Almighty King of Ages, the Savior of mankind. Neither scepter nor diadem disclosed Thy kingly state; no sweet harmonies, no hosts of angels mustering around Thy crib revealed Thy divine nature; but the star shining above Thy wretched stable pointed to the Heavens, the earth, and the entire universe as Thine absolute possessions; even as the Magi, who at the inspiration of Thy grace, coming promptly from afar, caring naught for dangers, overcoming every difficulty, and embracing every sacrifice, reached Thy feet and kneeling in reverence offered Thee gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Thirsting for God, they had gone eagerly in search of Thee, and Thou did reveal Thyself to them in a wonderful manner, while still in Thy crib, filling them with joy and transforming them into the first messengers of Thy glories to the peoples of the East.

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Please Pray for Beverly Estes of New Orleans

[ I have communicated with this poor, dear soul for some time on a Facebook trad forum. Please pray for her. With sincere thanks – gpmtrad ]


From FB post:

Please pray for our fb friend Beverly Estes….

“Update on Beverly. The news was not good from the doctor. He was not able to cauterize the bleeding tumor in the left lung. There was a lot of blood that he washed out of the lung.

He said that there was nothing more he could do ( this is the pulmonologist) and that the lung will continue to fill with blood and probably pneumonia will set in eventually.
Those of you with young children, please get them to storm Heaven for Beverly.

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The St Andrew Christmas Novena Nov.30- Christmas

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is often called simply the “Christmas Novena” or the “Christmas Anticipation Prayer,”
because it is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
The First Sunday of Advent is the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saint Andrew.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day
from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

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