Thursday, 20 June 2013

Clap Thy Hands!

Please, dear readers, glorify God and praise the Blessed Virgin and the saints. I have had a particular, important prayer answered for me, that I've been praying for for a long while. Please, offer up your praise and suffering for the sinners in our Church, for we are all sinners, striving for perfection.
O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of Joy, For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth. He hath subdued the people under us; and the nations under our feet. He hath chosen for us his inheritance the beauty of Jacob which he hath loved.
  God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.  Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our king, sing ye.  For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely. God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on his holy throne.  The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham: for the strong gods of the earth are exceedingly exalted. 

 I adore Thee, and praise Thy most Sacred Heard, my Lord Jesus Christ.

Hail, Star of the sea! Blessed Mother of God, yet ever a virgin! O 
happy gate of heaven!

Thou that didst receive the Ave from Gabriel's lips, confirm us in 
peace, and so let Eva be changed into an Ave of blessing for us.

Loose the sinner's chains, bring light to the blind, drive from us 
our evils, and ask all good things for us.

Show thyself a mother, and offer our prayers to him, who would be 
born of thee, when born for us.

O incomparable Virgin, and meekest Or the meek, obtain us the 
forgiveness of our sins, and make us meek and chaste.

Obtain us purity of life, and a safe pilgrimage; that we may be 
united with thee in the blissful vision of Jesus.

Praise be to God the Father and to the Lord Jesus, and to the Holy 
Ghost: to the Three one self-same praise.


V. Hail Mary, full of grace, alleluia.

R. The Lord is with thee, alleluia. 

Oh bright flower of heaven, St Gemma, mirror of purity and penance, obtain for us the grace of purity and help us against all temptations of the flesh. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Monday, 17 June 2013


Prayer for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

God our Father, you granted to your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a spiritual light in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of the Gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ.
With confidence in his heavenly intercession, we make the following petition: [here make your petition]
For his insight into the mysteries of the kingdom, his zealous defence of the teachings of the Church, and his priestly love for each of your children, we pray that he may soon be numbered among the Saints. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

(From the Site of the Ordinariate)

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I (your name), give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person, my life, my actions, my pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being save to honour, love, and glorify the Sacred Heart. It is my unchanging intention to be all His and to do all for love of Him. I renounce at the same time with all my heart whatever can displease Him.
I, therefore, take You, O Sacred Heart, for the only object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for the faults of my life, and the secure refuge at the hour of my death.
Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the punishment of His just anger. O Heart of love, I put my confidence in You (Thee), because I fear everything from my own sinfulness and weakness. I hope for all things from Your mercy and generosity.
Destroy in me all that can displease or resist Your (Thine) holy Will. Let Your (Thy) pure love impress You (Thee) so deeply upon my heart that I may never forget You (Thee) or be separated from You (Thee). May my name, by your(thy) loving kindness, be written In You (Thee), because in You(Thee) I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory in living and dying in very bondage to you(Thee)

This is an act of consecration to the Sacred Heart, written by St Mary Margaret Alacoque. Being it the month of May, and being that the Sacred Heart is everywhere and that it is the adorable Heart of Christ the King, our blessed and beloved Saviour, it is only proper and an expression of our love to consecrate our entire being to the Sacred Heart.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Pray for the Pope!

A prayer for our Pope, Francis.

V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Franciscus. V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3] R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]
Pater Noster, Ave Maria. Our Father, Hail Mary.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen. O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant N, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 
Taken from the ever lovely Preces Latinae

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

I have decided for the good of myself and the blog, that I won't be reporting very much on news items, but rather devotional, spiritual, and papal things which can enlighten us and inspire our souls. Big items yes, but the wee ones and inbetween, no. This blog started out to (help in just a small way) to combat the liturgical abuses that were taking place in Europe and North America, and has only expanded to what it is now.

God Bless you once again for your loyal readership.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Here I am, here I'm not.

You know I just vanish sometimes, but I'm back again.