Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers for individuals, loved ones and serious pressing issues.

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

Nov. 1-8 visits to cemetery for Holy Souls

The current ecclesiastical regulations in force are as follows:

On All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2) a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo.

On all the days from November 1 though November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence applicable only to the poor souls is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray (even if only mentally) for the departed.

Conditions for both indulgences:
Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day. read more

Feast of All Saints novena Oct 23-31

Feast Day November 1st.

O my heavenly brothers and sisters, from those most renowned to those of greatest obscurity,
I come before thee now in all humility and commend myself, and all who are dear to me, to thine intercession.
Pray for us always, that we may awake each day with a burning desire for the Lord whose face thou dost behold, that we will maintain an intimate personal relationship with Jesus, our Savior and Head,
and that we will not hesitate to proclaim God’s greatness to others, and love them as the Lord loves us.
As thou offerest thy continual praise before the throne of God, I raise my heart to thee now to implore thy powerful intercession for these special needs:
(mention them).
I am confident that thy prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard by our loving and merciful Lord.
By his grace, may we someday join thee in the glory of the Father’s house. read more

Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Oct.24-Nov.1

O most gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on the souls of Thy departed servants.
Be not severe in Thy judgments,
but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames.
And do Thou, O merciful Savior,
send Thy holy angels to conduct them to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

O most compassionate Jesus, have mercy on the souls detained in Purgatory,
for whose redemption Thou didst take upon Thyself our nature and endure a bitter death.
Mercifully hear their sighs, look with pity upon the tears which they now shed before Thee,
and by virtue of Thy Passion, release them from the pains due to their sins. read more

Novena to Christ the King Oct. 20-28

Feast Day Oct.29.
Oh JESUS, Thou didst declare that Thy Kingdom is upon the earth,
but not of the earth; it is a spiritual, supernatural Kingdom, the Kingdom of truth.

It fights with the power of conviction, and conquers by this means the hearts that by right belong to it.

Thou Thyself art witness to this truth, and Thou Thyself art the Truth.
Oh Jesus, I believe that Thou art truly a King
because Thou hast come into the world to institute among people the rule of God;
every person who is of the truth, who believes in God and recognizes His authority in human affairs,
owes Thee a loyal and undivided allegiance and “hears Thy voice.” read more

Novena to St. Jude the Apostle Oct 19-27

St. Jude Feast Day Oct. 28

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases,
of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help
where help is almost despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation
and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly – read more

Novena to St. Gerard Majella Oct 7-15

Feast Day October 16.

Dear St. Gerard, we rejoice in thy happiness and glory;
we bless the Lord Who endowed thee with the choicest gifts of His Grace;
we congratulate thee on corresponding so faithfully to them.
Obtain for us, we beseech thee, some part of thy angelic purity,
thy burning love for Jesus in the Tabernacle and thy tender devotion to Mary Immaculate.
In thy brotherly love which made thee the support of the poor,
the comforter of the afflicted and the apostle of the most forsaken souls,
please grant me the favors for which I now pray: read more

Novena of St. Teresa of Avila. Oct 6-14

Feast Day Oct. 15th.

Novena in Honor of St. Teresa of Avila.

O God, Thy crowning glory is the glory of Thy saints.
Help us to follow the example of Thy loyal spouse Teresa and grant unto us,
we beseech Thee, the same gifts which Thou so deemed to lavish upon her.
Grant us Wisdom! Grant us Perseverance! Grant us Knowledge! Grant us Piety!
Grant us Joy in Prayer! Grant us Love!
O Holy Spirit, just as it pleased Thee to set her being ablaze in Zeal for Thee,
so too, let Thy burning fire fall upon us and confirm us in our Faith. read more

Our Lady of Fatima novena Oct. 4-12


Most Holy Virgin, who deigned to come to Fatima
to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures
of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary,
inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion,
so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it,
we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners,
the conversion of Russia and this favor which I so earnestly seek
(mention request)
which I ask of thee in this novena, for the greater Glory of God,
for thine own honor and for the good of all people.
3 Our Fathers……3 Hail Mary’s …..3 Glory Be’s read more

October- dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary

The Importance of the Family Rosary

This article is taken from the booklet “Our Glorious Faith and How To Lose It” written by Fr. Hugh Thwaites, S.J. It contains different stories of how we can lose our faith but this paper will deal only with the Holy Rosary. Fr. Thwaites’ words on this subject are as follows:

Without delay now, I want to talk about my theme. It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary. read more

Monsignor Brunero Gherardini Has Died, Requiescat in Pace

Text: Giuseppe Nardi

Trans: Tancred

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Monsignor Brunero Gherardini Has Died, Requiescat in Pace

Monsignor Brunero Gherardini died yesterday at the age of 92. The distinguished theologian regarded the Second Vatican Council as an open question and, with a view to the church crisis, called for the “pending” discussion to be held.

(Rome) Yesterday the famous theologian Brunero Gherardini died at the age of 92. The former Dean of the Theological Faculty of the Pontifical Lateran University is considered one of the most important contemporary theologians. read more

Novena to St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Sept 24-Oct 2

Start novena to Saint Teresa Sept 24 ending Oct 2, vigil of Feast Day Oct.3.

O Little Flower of Jesus, ever consoling troubled souls with heavenly graces,
in thine unfailing intercession I place my confident trust.
From the heart of our Divine Savior, petition the blessings of which I stand in greatest need, especially….

(here mention your intentions)

Shower upon me thy promised roses of virtue and grace, dear St. Therese,
so that swiftly advancing in sanctity and perfect love of neighbor,
I may someday receive the crown of life eternal. read more