Summorum Pontificum: Day 1

Yesterday on the first day of the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage, we celebrated in thanksgiving the 30th anniversary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. A votive Mass of the Holy Cross was offered with many priests, religious, and seminarians in choir. The church was packed full with the faithful. As MC, I don’t see much of what goes on in the nave of the church. But the church was full, with babies and children in full stow, and there was a peace in the church.

My point being, the clerics of the Church can give us an example and can teach the faithful that order is possible! It doesn’t have to be a circus. Yes, our lives are messy. But in offering all of this to Our Lord, most especially within the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, order can be brought to our lives.

Mother of clemency and of mercy.

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Holy Mother, one and only Mother, Mother immaculate, Mother of clemency and of mercy, open thy compassionate heart, and receive one, whom his sins had rendered dead. 

-St. Anselm, de Concept.

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My lips, O my Queen, are not able to utter the words, for my heart is incapable of conceiving them: my inmost being is troubled with the desire to render thanks to thee for all thy favours; but thoughts that are worthy of thee come not into my mind, and I shrink from offering such as fall short of what is thy due.

-St. Anselm, Orat. ii.

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Prayers for you all

I cannot express my gratitude enough for those who support Filii Passionis. Yes, we need men to gather as lovers of the Crucified and lovers of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

BUT, this wouldn’t be possible without your support, your example to such men. The love and sacrifice I witness in the hearts of so many faithful, daily offering their little vineyard to the Lord, provide such encouragement and are truly a model for me in my daily life.

I pray for you every day and ask that you please pray for me.

Dies Natalis of Saint Paul of the Cross

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
risen from the dead,
in you we too arise.
Give us the joy of new life;
help us to rise again.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE.

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Saint Paul of the Cross in Glory.

 

Novena for the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 8

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus,
dying on the cross,
in the darkness and alone,
be with us in our dying,
stay with us in the darkness.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE.

Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 7

“This Divine Heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need.”

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
nailed to the cross,
fixed and unable to move,
help us all who get nowhere,
give us patience to try again.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE.

Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 6

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
abandoned in sorrow,
be with the discouraged and lonely.
You know the power of comfort;
encourage those in need.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE.