this saying has remained popular. It of course originated from the touching of the wood of the True Cross, the most prized relic. Many a Catholic would venerate such a relic before setting out on a hazardous task. Today most people are satisfied with touching any piece of wood as a substitute. By tradition the wood of the Cross was from the aspen tree, which is why it always trembles.
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Prayer to God the Father
O My God, Who have created me and redeemed me by Thy beloved Son, I thank Thee for it with all my heart.
O my God, Who bestowed on me the…Continue
"Rogation" comes from the Latin "rogare," which means "to ask," and "Rogation Days" are days during which we seek to ask God's mercy, appease His anger, avert His chastisements manifest through natural disasters, and ask for His blessings, particularly with regard to farming, gardening, and other agricultural pursuits.
They are set aside to remind us how radically dependent we are on mother Earth, and how prayer can help protect us from nature's often cruel ways. ..." …Continue
V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti…
please open the window of Heaven
and pour us out Your blessing
that there isn't enough room for us to receive it all.
I pray that You would bless us indeed,
extend our territories
and that Your Hand may be with us
to keep us from evil
that we may not cause harm.
To St. Joseph
ODE TO THE CHURCH…Continue
Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this dwelling,
and drive far from it all snares of the enemy;
let Thy holy Angels dwell herein, to preserve us in peace;
and let Thy blessing be always upon us.
Through Christ our Lord.
From the Compline/Raccolta.
Recited in the evening: 5 years, (or plenary if said daily for a month).
For protection from all evil…
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PRAYER IN HONOR OF SAINT BENEDICT FOR A HAPPY DEATH
Once St. Gertrude reminded Sainy Benedict who she had the Heavenly Grace to converse with, of his glorious death, thereupon the holy Patriarch gave her the following assurance : "All who invoke…
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O most holy Virgin who didst find favor in God’s sight and hast become His Mother;
O Virgin, immaculate in body and soul, in thy faith and in thy love, look down with pity on the wretched who in our need seek thy powerful protection.
The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and…Continue
Prayer to Saint Barbara
you are stronger than the tower of a fortress
and the fury of hurricanes.
Do not let lightning hit me, thunder frighten me
or the roar of canons jolt my courage or bravery.
Stay always by my side so that I may confront
all the storms and battles of my life
with my head held high and a serene…Continue
O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I…Continue
O my Jesus,
thru the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer Thee my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world;
I offer them for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart,
the salvation of souls,
the reparation for sins,
the reunion of all Christians;
I offer them for the intentions of our bishops,
and all faithful in the apostleship of prayer,
Glorious St Luke,
you are a dear and near friend of God,
you were a physician,
please intercede for all those who are afflicted with physical ailments,
and all those who are undergoing or going to undergo any procedure today and the coming days/months,
that the Lord may preserve them and strengthen them in faith,
and that He may bless them and keep them safe, as well as all those involved in the procedures they are…Continue
I just came back from Oxford (I'm attending some lectures - The Great Ruins: Six English Medieval Abbeys in Context) Quite interesting but I read out that the general public can still attend lectures and classes (not tutorials) really cheaply - Basically you could study full time using Oxford University free / min cost Lectures and classes - cool for students taking a year out I thought...Especially if you wanted to learn beginner Latin and Greek or Medieval Philosophy, Logic, Metaphysics…Continue