Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers for individuals, loved ones and serious pressing issues.

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

Novena to the Holy Guardian Angels Sept. 23-Oct.1

O Holy Angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my spiritual welfare,
has charged with the care of my conduct,
and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions,
who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors,
I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee,
O most amiable Protector, to continue thy charitable care and defense of me against the
malignant attacks of all my enemies.
Keep me away from all occasions of sin.
Obtain for me the grace of listening attentively to thy holy inspirations and of faithfully
putting them into practice.
In particular, I implore thee to obtain for me the favor which I ask for by this novena. read more

N. American Martyrs novena Sept.17-25

Holy Martyrs and patrons,
protect this land which you have blessed
by the shedding of your blood.
Renew in these days our Catholic faith
which you helped to establish in this new land.
Bring all our fellow citizens
to a knowledge and love of the truth.
Make us zealous in the profession of our faith
so that we may continue and perfect the work
which you have begun with so much labour and suffering.
Pray for our homes, our schools,
our missions, for vocations,
for the conversion of sinners,
the return of those who have wandered from the fold,
and the perseverance of all the faithful.
And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians. Amen. read more

Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11, R.i.P.

9/11/17

Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

NEW YORK (November 12, 2001)—I write these words from the twelfth floor of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Emergency vehicle sirens wail in the streets of Manhattan below my window. It seems that the city is crying again.

The television in my hotel room is on. I’m trying to learn more about the latest crisis to strike this poor city: an airplane—yet another American Airliner—has crashed into Queens. Over 240 passengers and crew are dead; nobody knows how many are dead on the ground where Flight 587 apparently exploded and plummeted into a residential neighborhood. read more

Father René Laurentin Has Died, R.i.P.

Father René Laurentin Has Died, R.i.P.

en.news
9/11/17

The leading mariologist, [ecclesiologist and Medjugorjeologist] of the last century, French Father René Laurentin, has died. Laurentin participated in the Second Vatican Council as an expert and was a supporter of the alleged Marian apparitions of Međugorje. He died short of his 100th birthday which he wanted to celebrate on October 19th in Lourdes.

Cardinal Caffarra, one of the ‘dubia’ cardinals, has died aged 79

Cardinal Caffarra, one of the ‘dubia’ cardinals, has died aged 79

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He is the second ‘dubia’ cardinal to die in the space of two months

[Suae Eminentiae Carolus et Ioachim requiescant in pace/May Their Eminences Carlo and Joachim rest in peace]

by Catholic Herald Staff Reporter
posted Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the four cardinals who submitted the ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis, has died.

The cardinal served as Archbishop of Bologna for 11 years from 2004 to 2015, and was created Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. read more

September Month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

www.catholictradition.org/Passion/pieta.htm
SPECIAL 30 DAY NOVENA
THE PIETA

It has long been a custom in the Church to say this prayer of petition on 30 consecutive days. It is also recommended as a Lenten devotion as well as for all Fridays of the year.

Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thy only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He hast for thee, while from His Cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, Saint John, take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and need; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the only refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. read more

Novena “The Holy Name of Mary” Sept. 3-11

O Great Mother of God and my Mother Mary, it is true that I am unworthy to salute thee, but thou who loves me and desires my salvation must, not withstanding the impurity of my tongue, grant that I may always invoke thy most holy and powerful name in my aid, for thy name is the succor of the living and the salvation of the dying. Ah, most pure Mary, most sweet Mary, grant that henceforth thy name may be the breath of my life. O Lady, delay not to help me when I invoke thee, for in all the temptations that assail me, and in all my wants, I will never cease calling on thee and repeating again and again, Mary, Mary. Thus it is that I hope to act during my life and more particularly at death, that after that last struggle I may eternally praise thy beloved name in Heaven, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. read more

Novena in Exaltation Of The Holy Cross. Sept 5-13

O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious
Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together
in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, and grant the petition we ask for

…( mention here)

Fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil,
give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings,
bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace,
which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments
we may come at last to the glory of Heaven. read more

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 6-14

MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded heart. I beg of thee, O my Mother, to plead continually for me with thy Son, since He can refuse thee nothing, and through the merits of His most sacred Passion and Death, together with thy own sufferings at the foot of the cross, so to touch His Sacred Heart, that I may obtain my request, read more

Novena Our Lady of LaSalette Sept 10-18

Remember, Our Lady of LaSalette, true Mother of Sorrows, the tears which thou did shed for me on Calvary.
Be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou does exercise to screen me from the Justice of God,
and consider whether thou can now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much.

Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet,
in spite of my infidelities and ingratitude.

(mention your request here:)

Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me,
obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life,
in order that one day I may be able to see thee in Heaven. read more

Novena to Saint Michael Sept. 20-28

Glorious Saint Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of His followers, against whom the powers of hell are unchained.

Guard with special care our Holy Father, the Pope, and our bishops, priests,
all our religious and lay people, and especially the children.

Saint Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon,
and assist us especially at the hour of death.
Help us achieve the happiness of beholding God face to face for all eternity. Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities,especially… read more