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St Barbara, virgin, martyr + 4.December 3rd or 4th century

Posted in Advent with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 4. December 2012 by zaK

St Barbara_____________________________________________________________________

Blessed Saint Barbara
In heaven thou has written
on paper with holy water
on the arch above the cross
three times: amen Jesus, amen Jesus amen Jesus.


+ Ada

+Bernard degli Uberti

Clement of Alexandria

John of Damascus

Nicholas Ferrar




1993— Frank Zappa, musician

1976 – Benjamin Britten, composer

1975– Hannah Arendt, political theorist


St Engratia & the countless martyrs of Zaragoza + 16.April 303

Posted in Eastertide with tags , , , , on 16. April 2012 by zaK

St Agnes, virgin, martyr + 21.January 304

Posted in Epiphany with tags , , , , , , on 21. January 2012 by zaK

St Anysia, virgin, martyr + 30.December 304

Posted in christmas with tags , , , on 30. December 2011 by zaK

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin + 8.September

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 8. September 2011 by zaK

Maria Bambina

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David, Queen of the angels,
Mother of grace and love, I greet you with all my heart.
Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during
all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion
to you, who are the first creature of God’s love.Hail Mary, full of grace…etc.O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true Wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in you. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.Hail Mary, full of grace…etc.Hail, lovely and holy Child, spiritual garden of delight, where,
on the day of the Incarnation, the tree of life was planted,
assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity and pleasures of the world.
Help me to engraft into my soul the thoughts, feelings,
and virtues of your divine Son.Hail Mary, full of grace…etc.

Hail, admirable Child Mary, Mystical Rose, enclosed garden,
open only to the heavenly Spouse. O Lily of paradise,
make me love the humble and hidden life;
let the heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart always open
to the loving calls of His graces and inspiration.

Hail Mary, full of grace…etc.

Holy Child Mary, mystical dawn, gate of heaven,
you are my trust and hope.
O powerful advocate, from your cradle stretch out your hand,
support me on the path of life.
Make me serve God with ardor and
constancy until death and so reach an eternity with you.

Hail Mary, full of grace…etc.


Blessed Child Mary, destined to be the Mother of God and our loving Mother, by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us, mercifully listen to my supplications. In the needs which press upon me from every side and especially in my present tribulation, I place all my trust in you.

O holy Child, by the privileges granted to you alone and by the merits which you have acquired, show that the source of spiritual favors and the continuous benefits which you dispense are inexhaustible, because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited.

Deign through the immense profusion of graces with which the Most High has enriched you from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception, grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition, and I shall eternally praise the goodness of your Immaculate Heart.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


St. Æthelthryth, bride of Christ + 23.June 679

Posted in the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , , on 23. June 2011 by zaK

St. Scholastica, virgin + 10. February 480

Posted in Epiphany with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10. February 2011 by zaK

O God, to show us where innocence leads,

you made the soul of your virgin Saint Scholastica

soar to heaven like a dove in flight.

Grant through her merits and her prayers

that we may so live in innocence

as to attain to joys everlasting.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ.





+Pope Pius XI

+Pope Leo XII

+Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck


+Arthur Miller

+Eugène Michel Antoniadi

+Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

+John William Waterhouse

+King Baldwin III of Jerusalem