Epiphany Home Blessing

Traditional Epiphany Home Blessing: “Chalking the Door”

The Feast of the Epiphany has, for centuries, been a traditional time for Christian families to bless their homes. This tradition likely came about because the Three Wise Men visited the home that the Holy Family had established in Bethlehem. The visit from the Wise Men blessed the home of the Holy Family because they came in humility to honor and pay homage to the Christ Child and because they were the first to not only seek Jesus, but also to recognize Him as the Messiah. From Scripture, we know that whatever God created was good, but with “the Fall”,[…]

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New Year's resolutions: Prayer to Consecrate the New Year to Jesus

Prayer to Consecrate the New Year to Jesus

Supplications and Resolutions for the New Year O Eternal Father, after having thanked thy infinite bounty for thy exceeding benefits in the past, we humbly implore pardon for our manifold sins and negligences, for the time we have consumed and wasted in vanities and in things that profit not unto salvation, and for the woeful want of correspondence with Thy graces which we have so habitually manifested. But filled with confidence in Thy mercy, so lavishly displayed in a multitude of ways, we ask Thy blessings upon our good purposes and resolutions. For now we renew the sacred promises we[…]

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Rorate Mass

Rorate Cæli Mass & Hymn of the Catholic Faith

Rorate Cæli is one of the most beautiful Hymns of the Catholic Faith. The text of this piece is a faithful rendition of the verse from the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 45:8) in Vulgate and other sources. It is a reverent and humble supplication to the mercy of God. It is a hymn of repentance and sorrow. The following recording comes from the Trappist Abbey of Citeaux in France. To listen, tap the play button. Latin English Rorate Cæli desuper, Et nubes pluant justum. Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above And let the clouds rain the Just One. Ne irascaris Domine, Ne ultra[…]

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Icon of Christ. Lord's Prayer: " And Lead Us Not Into Temptation.

The Sixth Petition Of The Lord’s Prayer: ” And Lead Us Not Into Temptation.”

“et ne inducas nos in temptationem sed libera nos a malo” — Matthew 6:13 , Latin Vulgate. Issued by order of Pope Pius V, the Catechism of The Council of Trent For Parish Priests. “For those who intended to corrupt the minds of the faithful, knowing that they could not hold immediate personal intercourse with all, and thus pour into their ears their poisoned doctrines, adopted another plan which enabled them to disseminate error and impiety more easily and extensively. Besides those voluminous works by which they sought the subversion of the Catholic faith ­ to guard against which (volumes) required perhaps little[…]

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Catholic Calendar for the Traditional Tridentine Latin Liturgy

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina The Calendar is a free gift from Tridentine Catholic for anyone to download, print and enjoy, and was assembled as an economical way traditional Latin Mass Catholics could enhance their faith. 2018 Traditional Rite Roman Catholic Calendar To follow Traditional Roman Catholic Calendar, fully Traditional Catholic Latin Mass, Sacraments, Doctrine, and Morality, find a traditional church in your area of your choice. Where Can I find Traditional Latin Mass?[…]

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Saviour

THIS DAY you shall know that the Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see His glory

Behold the dear Infant Jesus, and adore Him fervently. Contemplate His poverty, and humility, in imitation of His most holy Mother and of Saint Joseph. Repose near Him as sweetly as you can, He will not fail to love your heart, void as you find it of tenderness and feeling. Nothing will be wanting to you, since you will be in the presence of that holy Infant. Abide there, and learn of Him how meek and humble He is, how simple and amiable. See how lovingly He has written your name in the depth of His Divine Heart, which beats on that couch of straw from[…]

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Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition – Traditional Version

O MY GOD, I am heartily sorry for offending Thee. And I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the fires of hell, but most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.     Rosary BayRosary Bay is a Christian mission-driven online resource and shop inspired from the beauty of Catholic faith, tradition, and arts. Helping people to find a safe harbor[…]

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The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast Day December 8

“The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary” From “The St. Andrew Daily Missal” (1937) Having decided from all eternity to make Mary Mother of the Incarnate Word (Epistle), God willed that she should crush the head of the serpent from the moment of her conception. He covered her “with a Mantle of Holiness” (Introit) and, “preserving her Soul from all stain, He made her a worthy dwelling place for His Son” (Collect). The Feast of the “Conception” of the Virgin was; from the 8th-Century, celebrated in the East on 9 December; from the 9th-Century in Ireland and 3 May; and[…]

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Ask God to Deliver the World from Impending Ruin. Prayer to Most Holy Name of Jesus

Ask God to Deliver the World from Impending Ruin

The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Most Holy Name of Jesus.  According to the 1962 Missal of the Roman Rite, this feast is celebrated on January 2nd.  The Church is assailed by fierce enemies from within and without. The World in Danger can be saved by the Holy Name of Jesus. The Name of Jesus is the shortest, the easiest and the most powerful of prayers. Everyone can say it, even in the midst of this daily work. The following text is taken from the booklet “THE WONDERS OF THE HOLY NAME” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan. The[…]

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Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Little Office of The Blessed Virgin Mary

“They all attend Mass every day and say many Paternosters (rosaries) in public, … and whoever is at all able to read carries with him the Office of Our Lady; and they recite it in church with some companion in a low voice, verse by verse, after the manner of churchmen.” ~ From the Report of the Venetian Ambassador upon visiting England in 1496. The Little Office is one of the official prayers of the Church, and the most venerable of all devotions in honour of Mary. This is why so many religious societies have adopted it as their meed of praise[…]

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Holy Mary of Guadalupe

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12

In 1531, a “Lady from Heaven” appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. She identified Herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site, and left an image of Herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years, but which shows no sign of decay 471 years later, and today still defies all scientific explanations of its origin. It apparently even reflects in Her eyes what was in front of Her in 1531! The Lady[…]

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Holy Face of Jesus

Holy Face Devotion – Devotion for Our Times: Acts of Reparation for Insults and Blasphemies

This Salutary Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus is a Divine Work, Destined to Save Modern Society. — Pope Pius IX Devotion to the Holy Face of Christ is of ancient origin, reaching back to the fourth century and before. From the 12th century on, the devotion began to revolve around the Veil of Veronica, held to be the cloth Veronica gave to Our Lord to wipe His face during the carrying of the Cross. Popularity of the devotion grew enormously with St. Therese of the Child Jesus making known her devotion to the Holy Face, with an Archconfraternity[…]

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