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Purgatorian Manual Update

Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 @ 10:56 pm in Prayer | Comments Off on Purgatorian Manual Update

The Purgatorian Manual (link in the side bar) is now available in ebook form.  I have a kindle version (kf8, so it should work on the Fire) and an epub version.  I tested it on my wife’s Kindle Keyboard and it looked fine, but I don’t have a physical device to check the epub version. […]

Purgatorian Manual

Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 @ 10:34 pm in Prayer | 3 Comments »

Over in the side bar, under “Pages” at the top, there is now a link called Purgatorian Manual. Several years ago I was library book sale, and picked up a pocket sized leather bound book from 1930 called the Purgatorian Manual. It was published by the Redemptorist Fathers. The Manual is a devotional aid in […]

Posted: Monday, January 31st, 2011 @ 9:39 pm in Advent, Gueranger, Prayer, This Blog | Comments Off on

Obviously there has not been much activity here lately.  It has been hard to find time and motivation to blog.  There is a lot of writing I would like to do, but right now the blogging kind is low on the list.  However I do not want to give up on this blog.  My goal […]

St. Jude Thank You

Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 @ 10:22 pm in Prayer, Saints | 3 Comments »

I read once that people used to publish classified ads in the news papers to thank St. Jude when they benefited from his intercession.  I have been meaning to do this for many months now, and since it his feast day, I figured this would be a good day for it.  Besides I have a […]

Saint Gertrude And The Sacred Heart

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 @ 5:00 am in Liturgical Calendar, Prayer, Septuagesima, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Saint Gertrude And The Sacred Heart

Although the Feast of the Sacred Heart was not made universal until 1765, there were much earlier saints who observed this special devotion. Most notably the Benedictine nun St. Gertrude the Great. The Catholic Encyclopedia says the “characteristic of St. Gertrude’s piety is her devotion to the Sacred Heart”.  In honor of what would once […]

Confraternity of St. Benedict

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 @ 10:38 am in Liturgy, Prayer | 5 Comments »

My good friend John R. has taken the initiative to establish a Divine Office association called the Confraternity of Saint Benedict.  In a nut shell this is an association for both lay and clerical members with the aim of fostering use of the traditional Office both at home in and in public services (especially Vespers […]

Praying For The Dead

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 @ 10:35 pm in Prayer | 1 Comment »

It has been some time since I harped on praying for the dead. Of course the occasion for this is the celebration of All Souls day yesterday. As I have written before, praying for the dead has become almost totally neglected today. I can’t imagine that in the entire history of the Church that there […]

A Semi-Retreat

Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 11:27 am in Personal, Prayer | 2 Comments »

Recently I felt as though I was getting off track in the spiritual life, and wanted to do something forceful to get back on track. I couldn’t really go on a retreat, so I made up a little program for myself to follow for one week. The primary goals were increased prayer, and decreased worldly […]

Octave of Epiphany Day 3

Posted: Thursday, January 8th, 2009 @ 8:11 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar, Prayer | Comments Off on Octave of Epiphany Day 3

Prayers taken from the Gregorian Sacramentary: O God, the enlightener of all nations, give thy people to enjoy perpetual peace, and infuse into our hearts that shining light which thou didst enkindle in the minds of the three Magi. Almighty and eternal God, the light of faithful souls, who hast consecrated this solemnity by the […]

Embertide prayer intentions

Posted: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 @ 9:22 pm in Prayer | 2 Comments »

Thank you to Mike Foley for providing these prayer intentions in a comment on the previous post: Call to Prayer and Fasting This year, the Autumn Ember days are on September 24, 26, and 27. They follow the Feast of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14), the first anniversary that the motu proprio took effect. Let […]


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