Archive for November, 2011

St. Andrew, apostle, protoclete, martyr + 30.November, 1st century

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O glorious St. Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend, St. John, you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ and many others after him, draw us also to Him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him and dedication in His service. Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. Amen.

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R.I.P.

Oscar Wilde, 1900

Zeppo Marx, 1979

Charlie Byrd, 1999

Evel Knievel, 2007

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Feast of the Holy Sovereigns + 28.November

Posted in Advent with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 28. November 2011 by zaK

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+ St. Catherine Labouré

+ Pope Saint Gregory III

+ St. Herman of Alaska

 

R.I.P.

Basho, 1694

Washington Irving, 1859

Enrico Fermi, 1954

Richard Wright, 1960

St. Chrysogonus, martyr + 24.November

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 24. November 2011 by zaK

“With my mind and with my prayers I worship him who is very God.”

This is a Saint who strove for the truth, even unto death, and feared not the words of sinful men,  forasmuch as he was founded on a sure foundation, even upon the rock of his Master’s precepts.

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that by the prayers of thy holy Martyr blessed Chrysogonus, we may be delivered from all adversities that may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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+St. Andrew Dung-Lac and the Vietnamese Martyrs

+St. Colmán of Cloyne

+St. Firmina

+Saint Flavian of Ricina

+Great-martyr Mercurius

R.I.P.

Thayendanegea, 1807

Diego Rivera, 1957

Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963

R.I.P. Thomas Tallis, 23.November 1585

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St. Cecilia, martyr + 22.November, 2nd century

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 22. November 2011 by zaK

O glorious saint, who chose to die instead of denying your King, we pray you please to help us as His fair praise we sing. We lift our hearts in joyous song to honor Him this way. And while we sing, remembering, to sing is to doubly pray.

At once in our hearts and in our tongues we offer double prayer sent heavenward on winged notes to praise God dwelling there. While in our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice, we ask dear saint, to help us be united close to Christ! Amen.

Dear St. Cecilia, one thing we know for certain about you is that you became a heroic martyr in fidelity to your divine Bridegroom. We do not know that you were a musician, but we are told that you heard Angels sing.
Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people by filling the air with God’s gift of music and reminding them of the divine Musician who created all beauty. Amen.

Lord, hear our requests. Through the intercession of St. Cecilia, please grant what we ask. [make a petition] Amen.

Saint Cecilia, heroic martyr who stayed faithful to Jesus your divine bridegroom, give us faith to rise above our persecutors and to see in them the image of our Lord. We know that you were a musician and we are told that you heard angels sing. Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people by filling the air with God’s gift of music and reminding them of the Divine Musician Who created all beauty. Amen.

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R.I.P.

Blackbeard, 1718

Jack London, 1916

Aldous Huxley, 1963

John F. Kennedy, 1963

C.S. Lewis, 1963

Mae West, 1980

Anthony Burgess, 1993

 

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

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St. Mabyn + 18.November, 5th century

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 18. November 2011 by zaK

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 +St. Juthwara

+St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

+St. Abhai of Hach

R.I.P

Cuthbert Tunstall, 1559

Marcel Proust, 1922

Niels Bohr, 1962

Man Ray, 1976