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Holy Patriarchs, Moses & Aaron

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The Beheading of St John Baptizer

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , on 29. August 2012 by zaK

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I. O glorious Saint John the Baptist, greatest prophet among those born of woman, although thou wast sanctified in thy mother’s womb and didst lead a most innocent life, nevertheless it was thy will to retire into the wilderness, there to devote thyself to the practice of austerity and penance; obtain for us of thy Lord the grace to be wholly detached, at least in our hearts, from earthly goods, and to practice Christian mortification with interior recollection and with the spirit of holy prayer.

 

 

II. O most zealous Apostle, who, without working any miracle on others, but solely by the example of thy life of penance and the power of thy word, didst draw after thee the multitudes, in order to dispose them to receive the Messias worthily and to listen to His heavenly doctrine; grant that it may be given unto us, by means of thy example of a holy life and the exercise of every good work, to bring many souls to God, but above all those souls that are enveloped in the darkness of error and ignorance and are led astray by vice.

 

 

III. O Martyr invincible, who, for the honor of God and the salvation of souls didst with firmness and constancy withstand the impiety of Herod even at the cost of thine own life, and didst rebuke him openly for his wicked and dissolute life; by thy prayers obtain for us a heart, brave and generous, in order that we may overcome all human respect and openly profess our faith in loyal obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our divine Master.

 

 

V. Pray for us, Saint John the Baptist
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

 

O God, who hast made this day to be honorable in our eyes by the commemoration of blessed John the Baptist, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joy, and direct the minds of all Thy faithful into the way of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

St Augustine of Hippo, confessor of the faith and doctor of the church + 28.August 430

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R.I.P. Neil Armstrong + 25.August 2012

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Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of God

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St Bernard of Clairvaux, abbott, confessor & doctor of the church + 20.August 1153

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St Helena of Constantinople + 18.August 330

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St. Chrysogonus, martyr + 24.November

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“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

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

 

St. Mabyn + 18.November, 5th century

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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