This is the prototype of all novenas. It commemorates the nine days between the Ascension of Our Lord and the descent of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost Sunday. During this time Our Lady and the twelve Apostles prayed … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
This is somewhat last minute, but we ask friends and benefactors of Saint Benedict Center to join our Brothers and Sisters in a Novena to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul to begin today, Saturday, June 22, and terminate on … Continue reading
The following prayer is offered for the private devotion of our readers: Immaculate Heart of Mary, may your sorrows be my sorrows, may your joys be my joys, may your love be my love. I am your slave now and … Continue reading
O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to thee. I, N___, a repentant sinner, cast myself at thy feet humbly imploring thee … Continue reading
A friend sent us a card with this prayer on it. She suggested that we recommend it to be said daily for the Synod of Bishops: Remedy against the “spirits of darkness” and the forces of hatred and fear. AUGUST Queen of … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The following prayer is compliments of Quintus’ Latin Translation Service . Both the prayer and the translation service are highly recommended .