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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Oct 16, 2020, on how we have an obligation to vote and to vote as Catholics. The self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence are no longer self-evident.
Abortion is worse than slavery.
Abortion is worse than slavery.
Tremendous Value of The Holy Mass
(To Jesus through Mary through Joseph)
by St. Leonard
At the hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation.
God forgives you all the venial sins which you are determined to avoid. He forgives you all your unknown sins which you never confessed. The power of Satan over you is diminished.
Every Mass will go with you to Judgment and will plead for pardon for you.
By every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less, according to your fervor.
By devoutly assisting at Holy Mass you render the greatest homage possible to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord.
Through the Holy Sacrifice, Our Lord Jesus Christ supplies for many of your negligences and omissions.
By piously hearing Holy Mass you afford the Souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.
One Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death.
Through Holy Mass you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes which would otherwise have befallen you. You shorten your Purgatory by every Mass.
During Holy Mass you kneel amid a multitude of Holy Angels, who are present at the Adorable Sacrifice with reverential awe.
Through Holy Mass you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.
When you hear Holy mass devoutly, offering it to Almighty God in honor of any particular Saint or angel, thanking God for the favors bestowed on him, etc., etc., you afford that Saint or Angel a new degree of honor, joy and happiness, and draw his special love and protection on yourself.
Everytime you assist at Holy Mass, besides other intentions, you should offer it in honor of the Saint of the day.
These quotes are taken from the book
The Hidden Treasure - Holy Mass by St. Leonard
from Catholic Fraternity for Restoration
O God Almighty Father from Whom all good things come, grant that we, who call on You in our need
( *at this time of wuhan virus/corona virus pandemic), may at Your prompting discern what is right, and by Your guidance do it. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever amen.
Collect, 10th week in ordinary time, Daily Roman Missal
(note: * this website's own words)
And Mary said,
"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."
O Holy Spirit
Beloved of my soul
I adore You.
Enlighten me, guide me,
strengthen me, console me,
teach and command me
what I should think,
say and do.
I submit myself to all that
You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your will,
do Your will, and love
Your will. Amen.
From the “Beatitudes” of St. Francis of Assisi
Monday, October 26th, 2015
Ave Maria Meditations
Where there is love and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation.
Where there is poverty with joy, there is neither greed nor avarice.
Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
Where the fear of the Lord stands guard, there the enemy finds no entry.
Where there is mercy and moderation, there is neither indulgence nor harshness.
Blessed is the servant who stores the favors that God has shown him as treasure in heaven and has no wish to disclose them to others in the hope of some advantage, for the Most High will reveal divine workings to whomever the Most High pleases.
Blessed is the servant who keeps the secrets of the Lord locked away in the heart. For whatever a man is in the sight of God, that he is and no more.
St. Francis of Assisi
“As everyone knows, the past years have been very challenging for the Church in America,” he said, acknowledging in turn other significant events, including Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. He stressed the need to pray “that the United States of America will protect our freedom, especially our religious liberty, as well as respect the human right to conscientious objection, and that we will be courageous in always defending the freedom to put our Catholic faith into practice without fear." “This is an age when we need great courage—courage to stand up for the Truth, even when we are not understood, or persecuted when we are understood. We need to be strong in the face of evil.”
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Vatican City, Apr 12, 2016 / 06:42 am (EWTN News/CNA)
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
I pray, Lord, to receive you with the purity, humility and devotion
with which your most Holy Mother received You,
with the spirit and fervor of St. Joseph and all the saints. Amen.
"O MARY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN,
PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE."
Prayer to Mary, Mother of God
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.
Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.
Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.
Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance
or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth.
But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things;
and you overlook people's sins that they may repent.
For you love all things that are
and loathe nothing that you have made;
for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.
And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?
But you spare all things, because they are yours,
O LORD and lover of souls,
for your imperishable spirit is in all things!
Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little,
warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing,
that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you, O LORD!
Prayer to the
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love;
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and
prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience violence, rejection and division;
may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability
of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Graciously hear our prayer.
AMORIS LAETITIA by POPE FRANCIS
For Holy Mass live online:
(Marians of the Immaculate Conception)
(St. PeterChanel Catholic Church)
(St. Louis de Montfort Parish)
For Daily Scripture Readings - Holy Mass
“In America, we are blessed to practice our faith without persecution. We live in a great country where we can go to church and we are not persecuted like in so many other places in the world. This is the beauty of religious freedom,” said Greg Stormans.
By Loredana Vuoto Olympia, Wash., Apr 5, 2016 / 05:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA)
"God wants to reach out to others through your hands. He wants to speak to others through your lips, and God wants others to look into your eyes and see Him, GIVE GOD PERMISSION" John Cardinal O'Connor sistersoflife.org
English translation of
Pange Lingua (Gregorian Chant Lyrics)
by St. THOMAS AQUINAS
Of the glorious Body telling,
O my tongue, its mysteries sing,
And the Blood, all price excelling,
Which the world's eternal King,
In a noble womb once dwelling
Shed for the world's ransoming.
Given for us, descending,
Of a Virgin to proceed,
Man with man in converse blending,
Scattered he the Gospel seed,
Till his sojourn drew to ending,
Which he closed in wondrous deed.
At the last great Supper lying
Circled by his brethren's band,
Meekly with the law complying,
First he finished its command
Then, immortal Food supplying,
Gave himself with his own hand.
Word made Flesh, by word he maketh
Very bread his Flesh to be;
Man in wine Christ's Blood partaketh:
And if senses fail to see,
Faith alone the true heart waketh
To behold the mystery.
Therefore we, before him bending,
This great Sacrament revere;
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes the inward vision clear.
Glory let us give, and blessing
To the Father and the Son;
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is one.
R. Thou hast given them bread from heaven.
V. Having within it all sweetness.
Let us pray: O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament left us a memorial of Thy Passion: grant, we implore Thee, that we may so venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, as always to be conscious of the fruit of Thy Redemption. Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever.