Tag Archives: Devotions

Blessing after Miscarriage

I recently had the opportunity – for the first time in my 8.5 years as a priest – to do a “Blessing after Miscarriage”. I wanted to post about it, because I suspect that it is simply not widely known … Continue reading

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Where Things Stand With Père Hamel

Several weeks back, upon the news of Fr. Jacques Hamel’s assassination in France at the hands of Muslim terrorists, I put up a post questioning whether it was really wise to jump to the conclusion that he was a martyr … Continue reading

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Helpful Thoughts on Marian Consecration

I made a total consecration to Mary, using St. Louis de Montfort’s guide for doing so, in preparation for my priestly ordination (I timed it so that it would end on the day I was ordained). More recently, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Holy Cards

I’ve always enjoyed collecting holy cards, particularly the older ones that one occasionally finds with unique and beautiful images and prayers or quotations on them. I remember that when I used to go to the local adoration chapel to pray … Continue reading

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Concluding our 125th at Holy Rosary

This evening we had a special Mass for the parish feast day at Holy Rosary, concluding our 125th Anniversary Year. Those who may not have been following all of this may read this post to learn more about the special indulgence that … Continue reading

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Michaelmas

Today is traditionally the feast of St. Michael. In more recent times Sts. Gabriel and Raphael were grouped together with him also. So, happy Feast of the Archangels! I have typically gone back and forth between praying the Divine Praises, … Continue reading

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Can Deacons Bless a St. Benedict Medal?

What we are really talking about here is both exorcising and blessing the medal, but many people refer to the blessing alone when speaking about it. As you know, the St. Benedict medal is a very powerful sacramental that has, for … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

Would you all join me in saying a prayer for a young religious sister who is in her last agony? (She’s not a member of any order that I’ve posted about here before – just to be clear, lest someone … Continue reading

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May Crowning

Did your parish have a May Crowning this morning? Here is the result from one of my parishes, St. Barnabas:   The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy … Continue reading

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Profession of Faith in the Real Presence

About this time six years ago, I was planning for the Corpus Christi procession that we would have on that feast in the parish that I was then assigned to. And it seemed “truly right and just” to me at … Continue reading

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Devotion to St. Joseph: A Story

On this Solemnity of St. Joseph, I am pleased to share my translation of a brief story from an Italian devotional book. I translated the text as it was found on the blog Cordialiter. * * * A rich man had been … Continue reading

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Lent Is Upon Us

While I’ve had some blogging ideas lately, I’ve not had the time actually to post them. In any case, I did want to put the link back up for the Lenten Reading Plans. So those of you accessing the blog from a desktop … Continue reading

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