BLESSING PSALTER by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia

BLESSING PSALTER by St. Arsenios of Cappadocia

THE PSALTER AS A BOOK OF NEEDS, according to the usage of St. Arsenios of Cappadocia, as transmitted by the Athonite Elder Paisios. Translated for the St. Pachomius Library by Vassilios Kollias edited by Karen Rae Keck. This document is in the public domain. Copying it is encouraged. A collection of Psalms as has been given by the Orthodox Saint ordered after the type of their specific use. “Father Arsenios proclaimed true Orthodoxy with his Orthodox life. He mortified his flesh in asceticism from his ardent love of God, and modified souls with the Grace of God. He believed deeply and[…]

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Our Lady of the Chain

Novena to Our Blessed Lady of the Chain

According to St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, the devotion to Our Lady, venerated under the title of Our Lady of the Chain, had its origin in Palermo, Sicily. At the end of the fourteenth Century the historian Mongitore, in his book Palermo Devoted to Mary, relates: “In the year 1392, while Martin I reigned over Sicily, three young men were condemned to die on the gallows. While these young men were being conducted under heavy guard to the square of the Marina, where the execution was to take place, the Blessed Virgin Mary came to their assistance, either to protect[…]

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Prayer to Take Authority, Healing, Protection and Deliverance

Prayer to Take Authority, Healing, Protection and Deliverance

Fr. Amorth (1925 – 2016), Roman Catholic priest and an exorcist, and many other priests have stressed that the number one protection from evil is the Sacrament of Confession and the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Often times people want esoteric rituals to deliver them from evil, when in reality what they need is to become right with God. Along with regular Confession and reception of the Holy Eucharist, the following prayers should be coupled with Our Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. Msgr. Esseff, a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, teaches about the[…]

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St. Therese with Roses

Saint Therese The Little Flower Chaplet

Saint Therese of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower,” and Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face and whom Holy Mother Church has called the “Prodigy of Miracles . . . the Greatest Saint of Modern Times.” Many faithful know St. Therese through her autobiography, Story of a Soul.  She described her life as a “little way of spiritual childhood.” In her autobiography, she beautifully explains this spirituality: “Jesus set before me the book of nature. I understand how all the flowers God has created are beautiful, how the splendor of the rose and the whiteness of[…]

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Prayer to Our Queen of Victory

Prayer to Our Queen of Victory

O Mary, merciful Refuge of Sinners and Mother of all mankind! Behold how many souls are lost every hour! Behold how countless millions of those who live in India, in China, and in barbarous regions do not yet know Our Lord Jesus Christ! See, too, how many others are far from the bosom of Mother Church which is Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman! O Mary, … life of our hearts … let not the Precious Blood and fruits of Redemption be lost for so many souls! Grant that a ray of Heavenly light may shine forth to enlighten those many blinded[…]

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Our Lady of Ransom

Our Lady of Ransom

September 24 – The Feast of Our Lady of Ransom (Nuestra Señora de la Merced) is a Roman Catholic liturgical Marian feast. This feast was extended to the whole Church in thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin, for having in the thirteenth century inspired St. Peter Nolasco and St. Raymond of Pennafort to found a religious order for the release of Christians captured by the Saracens. The Mercedarians vowed to give themselves up as hostages for the imprisoned Christians when ransom and military means failed. Their heroism saved countless souls from apostasy and despair. Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of[…]

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The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Church’s Year Instruction On The Festival Of The Ascension Of Our Lord

At the Introit the Church sings the words which were spoken by the angels to the apostles and disciples, after the Ascension of our Lord: INTROIT Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to heaven? allel.: He shall so come as you have seen him going up into heaven. Allel., allel., allel. (Acts I. 11.), Oh, clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God with the voice of joy. (Ps. XLVI. 2.) Glory be to the Father, etc. COLLECT Grant, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we who believe Thy only‑begotten Son, our Redeemer, to have[…]

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Lord, teach us to pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

AND it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. ~ Luke 11:1, Douay-Rheims Bible. Prayer is man’s richest boon. It is his light, his nourishment, and his very life, for it brings him into communication with God, who is light [St. John viii. 12], nourishment [Ibid. vi. 35], and life [Ibid. xiv. 6]. But of ourselves we know not what we should pray for as we ought [Rom. viii. 26]; we must needs, therefore,[…]

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Our Lady of Victory

The Litany to Our Blessed Lady of Liberation and Victories

In 1571 Pope Pius V instituted “Our Lady of Victory” as an annual feast in thanksgiving for Mary’s patronage in the victory of the Holy League over the Muslim Turks in the Battle of Lepanto. Two years later, in 1573, Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of this feast day to Feast of the Holy Rosary. And in 1716, Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the whole of the Latin Rite, inserting it into the Roman Catholic Calendar and assigning it to the first Sunday in October. In 1913, Pope Pius X changed the date to October 7, as[…]

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St-Anne and Mary

Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary – July 26

St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Though she is not mentioned by name in the Bible, we know of her through early Christian writings, the most important of which is the Protoevangelium of James, written in about 150 A.D. We are told that Anne, the wife of Joachim, was advanced in years before her prayers for a child were answered. An angel appeared and told her she would conceive a child who “shall be spoken of in all the world.” St. Anne’s feast day is celebrated on July 26. She is known as the patron saint[…]

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Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette

Our Lady of La Salette: “Well, my children, you will pass this on to all of my people.”

APPARITION of the BLESSED VIRGIN on the Mountain of LA SALETTE the 19th of September, 1846 Our Lady of La Salette Published by the Shepherdess of La SalettewithImprimatur by Mgr. Bishop of Lecce. “Well, my children, you will pass this on to all of my people.” Simple reproduction without commentary or controversy of the original edition of Lecce in 1879. THE APPARITION Only the witness herself, Melanie, can, along with Maximin, give an account of the apparition. After giving it by word of mouth an incalculable number of times, she decided to write it all down in 1878. It was[…]

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Saint Margaret of Antioch

Saint Margaret of Antioch the Great Martyr and Vanquisher of Demons. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers | Feast Day July 20

Margaret, known as Saint Margaret of Antioch in the West, and as Saint Marina the Great Martyr in the East, is celebrated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church on July 20, and on July 17 in the Orthodox Church. St. Margaret’s voice was one of the Voices heard by St. Joan of Arc. St. Margaret is invoked against backache; she is a patroness of women in childbirth. St. Margaret is especially invoked for deliverance from demonic possession. Antioch was an ancient Greco-Roman city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya,[…]

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