Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Catholic movies to watch

With no great movies nowadays to watch I saw this list - when you have down time do watch!
Top Catholic Movies on Lives of Extraordinary Men and Women in NETFLIX
1.Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2002)

2.Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love (2004)

3.Saint Rita (2004)

4.Mother Teresa (2003)

5.Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)

6.Molakai: The Story of Father Damien (2000)

7.The Reluctant Saint (1962)

8.Maria Goretti (2003)

9.Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

10. Miracle of Marcelino (1955)

11.A Time for Miracles (1980)

12.The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

Top Catholics Movies that are Pro-Life in NETFLIX

1.Bella (2006)

2.Follow the Stars Home (2001)

Top Catholic Movies that are Mystical but True Stories in NETFLIX

1.Staircase (2003)

2.Song of Bernadette (1943)

3.The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Top Catholic Documentaries in NETFLIX

1.The Cheese Nun (2002)

2. Witness to Hope: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2002)

Top Catholic Movies in Television Series in NETFLIX

1.Father Brown Television Series (1974)

2.G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense (2005)

Top Catholic Dramas in NETFLIX

1.The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

2.The Bicycle Thief (1948)

3.The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

4.Diary of a Country Priest (1950)

5.The Ninth Day (2004)

6.The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

7.On the Waterfront (1954)

8.The Maldonado Miracle (2003)

9.Lilies of the Field (1963)

10.The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)

11.Babette's Feast (1987)

12.The Quiet Man (1952)

Top Catholic Historical Movies, Top Catholic Pre-20th Century Period Stories in NETFLIX

1.A Man for All Seasons (1966)

2.The Robe (1953)

3.I am David (2004)

4.The Mission: Special Edition (1986)

5.Quo Vadis (1951)

6.One Man's Hero (1998)

Top Catholic Epics in NETFLIX

1.Ben-Hur (1959)

2.The Ten Commandments (1956)

3.El Cid (1961)

Top Catholic Scary, Suspenseful, Thrillers in NETFLIX

1.The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

2.I Confess (1953)

Top Catholic Movie in Sports and Athletics, based on Real Life Story in NETFLIX

1.Chariots of Fire (1981)

2.Rudy (1993)

3.Cinderella Man (2005)

4.Without Limits (1998)

5.Prefontaine (1997)

6.Running Brave (1983)

7.Facing the Giants (2006)

Top Catholic Christmas Movie in NETFLIX

1.It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

2.The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

3.The Fourth Wise Men (1965)

4.The Star of Bethlehem (2007)

5.A Time for Miracles (1980)

Top Catholic Comedies in NETFLIX

1.The Trouble with Angels (1968)

2.The Sound of Music (1965)

3.Henry Poole is Here (2008)

CONCLUSION

If you have Catholic family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or guests visiting, choosing from the Top Catholic Movie in NETFLIX will compel them to thank you endlessly for a great choice. Do not be surprise if you will enjoy it too.

Friday, June 15, 2012

chaplet of st michael



PRAYERS FOR THE 9 SETS OF 3 BEADS ROSARY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw-5j02fSzA&feature=related

(shared by Father Robb J)
O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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Then one 'Our Father' and three 'Hail Marys' are to be prayed after each of the following nine salutations

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
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2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.
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3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
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4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the
Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.
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5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
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6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
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8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.
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9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.
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Next, one Our Father is to be said in honour of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and your Guardian Angel.

CONCLUDING PRAYERS
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
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Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.
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Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into the August Presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.








~ PRAYER ~



ST MICHAEL
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle
Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and thou, O Prince of heavenly host,
by the power of God,
Thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen


OCTOBER 13 1884 - POPE LEO XIII
Pope Leo XIII was just finishing Mass. As he turned to walk away from the Tabernacle, he collapsed. Those present were afraid for his life, thinking he was dead. When he came to, he shared what he had experienced in a vision. (This event precursed by 33 years - to the day - the sun dancing in the heavens at Fatima.)
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THE VISION
He heard noise in front of the Tabernacle . It was a confrontation between Jesus and Satan. Satan told Jesus if given time and enough power, he would destroy the Church. Jesus asked in return, 'How much time and how much power?' Satan's reply was one century and more influence over those who would follow him. The Holy Father said he heard Jesus say "So be it." And the 20th century was given to Satan as a time of testing. The Holy Father was so shaken he began to combat this vision with many things. 3 of which follow:
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RESPONSE
1 He wrote
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
2. He gave
20th CENTURY to the HOLY SPIRIT
3 He wrote
13 ENCYCLICALS
on the ROSARY, KNOWING THE POWER BEHIND IT.
4. and he said:
'The Rosary is the weapon that will defeat Satan'


LITANY OF SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Lord, have mercy on us. + Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. + Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, - Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, - Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, - Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, - Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, - pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, - pray for us.
repeat after each invocation:
'Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity - *Pray for us'

Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense*
Ambassador of Paradise* - Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies*
Leader of the angelic hosts* - Warrior who thrust Satan into Hell*
Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil*
Standard-bearer of God’s armies* - Defender of divine glory*
First defender of the Kingship of Christ* - Strength of God*
Invincible prince and warrior* - Angel of peace*
Guardian of the Christian Faith*
Guardian of the Legion of St. Michael* - Champion of God’s people*
Champion of the Legion of St. Michael*
Guardian angel of the Eucharist*
Defender of the Church* - Defender of the Legion of St. Michael*
Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff*
Protector of the Legion of St. Michael*
Angel of Catholic Action*
Powerful intercessor of Christians*
Bravest defender of those who hope in God*
Guardian of our souls and bodies*
Healer of the sick* - Help of those in their agony*
Consoler of the souls in Purgatory*
God’s messenger for the souls of the just*
Terror of the evil spirits* - Victorious in battle against evil*
Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church*
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Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world
Have mercy on us.
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Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY
Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.
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Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Thy blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of Thee, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to Thee. Through Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.

http://www.rosaryworkshop.com/PRAYER-St-Michael.html

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Handmade copper wire wrapped five decade Catholic Rosary featuring the Blessed Mother Mary center

Handmade copper wire wrapped five decade Catholic Rosary featuring the Blessed Mother Mary center
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Handmade copper wire wrapped five decade Catholic Rosary featuring the Blessed Mother Mary center. The Paters are coffee colored and harmonize the russet/auburn pearl Ave beads. Each Ave bead-set and Pater bead-set are individually wire-wrapped in 22 gauge copper wire. The centerpiece is handmade by the artist and is a one of a kind piece consisting of an image of Our Blessed Mother, centered in an antique cabochon pendant. The crucifix is a four-way cross and is two sided (see pictures). Being a wire wrapped rosary, this rosary is long, measuring a total of 37 inches. This rosary will last a lifetime and can be passed from generation to generation. 

To view this rosary go to www.HeartBeadDesigns.Etsy.com


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Catholic Movie Watch


Tow movie to watch on Netflix!

A Child Called Jesus(Un Bambino di nome Gesù)
19872 EpisodesNR
Produced for Italian television, this drama envisions the childhood of Jesus Christ, combining evidence from Bible passages with conjecture. Re-creating Jesus' life through age 12, the miniseries explores a period when the family moved near Egypt.




http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Close_to_Jesus_Thomas/60034768?trkid=496624 Close to Jesus: Thomas about the life of St Thomas.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Marvelous Grace of Divine Mercy

"The soul  that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment."




I encourage everyone to read the Vatican Decree on  Indulgences attached to devotions in honour of Divine Mercy.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/documents/rc_trib_appen_doc_20020629_decree-ii_en.html

This is just 3 pages...so it is worth reading to make sure you do all that you can do to gain these amazing graces.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Divine Mercy


First Day
"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.


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Second Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious,

and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard -- upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.

* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun "us" since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.


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Third Day
"Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.


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Fourth Day
"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,

I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans." Since the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, the Church has seen fit to replace this term with clearer and more appropriate terminology.


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Fifth Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "heretics and schismatics," since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council's Decree on Ecumenism (n.3). Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage. Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church, most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord's inspirations and orders, she declared: "I will follow Your will insofar as You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus " I give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to me" (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.


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Sixth Day
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children,

and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.


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Seventh Day
Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*,

and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.

*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is "victim" souls and contemplatives that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor 4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed to the Father from whom comes "every worthwhile gift and every genuine benefit,"we recommend the "active" souls, who promote devotion to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.


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Eighth Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory,

and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.


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Ninth Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm,

and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.



Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm#1#ixzz1rJ0dGTkC

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Novena for Advent

On the Eve of the Feast of St. Andrew, I would like to invite you all to pray the Novena of St. Andrew also called the Christmas Novena...


Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment 
in which the Son of God
was born of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. 
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! 
to hear my prayer and grant my desires, 
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
and of His Blessed Mother. 

Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

Imprimatur
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

Click here to print a copy of the prayer for your convenience.

Below is a picture of a St. Andrew Chaplet with such a sweet little baby Jesus medal!  A beautiful piece for meditation of this Christmas prayer.  It is has SOLD out....but I may get another one in stock before Advent is through.

This sweet baby Jesus medal is precious on this St. Andrew Chaplet

Have a Holy Advent!