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Today begins the traditional Chair of Unity octave, originally planned to last from the feast of Saint Peter’s Chair at Rome until the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25. The devotion has evolved into the “Week of Prayer,” since the removal from the calendar of the feast that opened the octave. But in the 1962 rubrics, a priest may offer the … More →
My good Angel: I know not when or how I shall die. It is possible I may be carried off suddenly, and that before my last sigh I may be deprived of all intelligence. Yet how many things I would wish to say to God on the threshold of eternity. In the full freedom of my will today, I come to charge you to speak … More →
The website, The Hermeneutic of Continuity has posted a Litany of Syrian Saints composed by reader of that site. It is thoroughly Catholic and can only be used privately.
Catholics should all pray for the Holy Father daily. During the period of sede vacante following Pope Benedict’s abdication from the Chair of Peter, we at Saint Benedict Center will be offering the following prayers in lieu of the prayers for the pope that we add to our community Rosary. All Third Order members, friends, and benefactors are encouraged to add these prayers to their … More →
The Servant of God, Father Nelson Baker, recently declared venerable, is a figure that will probably go down in history as one of the great American saints. In the early Church, long before the modern process of canonization, he probably would have been spontaneously canonized by the consensus of the faithful, so conspicuous was his sanctity, so splendid his practice of heroic virtue.
When we say that lex orandi lex credendi est, we mean that the Church’s prayers reveal to us her doctrines, and that salutary doctrine informs our prayer life. This point can be illustrated with any and every teaching of our Faith. In the following prayer, indulgenced by the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith under Blessed Pope Pius IX, we see the Church’s … More →
Going through Brother Francis’ books, I came upon an old Latin-Arabic missal. It was evidently published for Latin Rite Palestinians and, presumably, other Arabs of the Latin Rite (e.g., Jordanians). The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (which still exists) is an historical throwback to the Latin Kingdom of the Crusaders in the Holy Land. It is, therefore, precious. It is precious also because of what it … More →
O Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom! O sweetest and most adorable Jesus! True God and true man, only Son of the Eternal Father, and of Mary, always Virgin! I adore Thee profoundly in the bosom and splendors of Thy Father during eternity; and I adore Thee also in the virginal bosom of Mary, Thy most worthy Mother, in the time of Thine Incarnation. I give Thee … More →
O LORD, I beseech Thee to grant me Thy divine light, that I may know the designs of Thy providence concerning me, and that, filled with a sincere desire for my soul’s salvation, I may say, with the young man in the Gospel: What must I do to be saved? All states of life are before me; but, still undecided what to do, I await … More →
The following prayer is compliments of Quintus’ Latin Translation Service . Both the prayer and the translation service are highly recommended .
The following prayers are excerpted word-for-word from The Raccolta , a manual of indulgences, prayers, and devotions officially authorized by the Holy See. We are using the 1957 Benzinger Brothers edition, which was republished in 2004 by Loreto Publications and Preserving Christian Publications.
Lord, have mercy on us, Christ, have mercy on us.
Chair of Unity Octave
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Pray for us. Saint Joseph, … More →
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.