O Antiphons, 3: 2020

O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare. O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to deliver us, and […]

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O Antiphons, 2: 2020

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammæ rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Adonai, and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who didst appear unto Moses in the burning bush, and gavest him the law in Sinai, come to redeem us […]

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O Antiphons, 1: 2020

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.  O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly, Come, and teach us the way of prudence. Isaias […]

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Saint Andrew Novena:

The Christmas Novena, also known as the Saint Andrew Novena, as it begins on his Feast (Nov. 30), is a good way to prepare for Christmas and remind us of our intentions during Advent. The Novena consists of saying the below prayer 15 times daily from the Feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) to Christmas. […]

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Retreat and Fruits

The Passionists, the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, is beginning the celebration of their third centenary. It was from 21 November 1720 that Saint Paul of the Cross begin writing his holy rule. I have been on retreat in these days, and it has been very fruitful. Those who have been following my […]

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First Friday: November 2020

On his feast day, I visited the chapel which holds the relic of the heart of St. Charles Borromeo, here in Rome. His episcopal motto was: humilitas. Let us be inspired to pray: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine. For devotions to the Sacred Heart for First Friday: click […]

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