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29th MARCH 2020: THE REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND AS DOWRY OF MARY

29th MARCH 2020: THE REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND AS DOWRY OF MARY

29th MARCH 2020: TODAY THE SOLEMN REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND AS DOWRY OF MARY TAKES PLACE

(The original dedication of England as Dowry of Mary was during the time of King Richard II. The Mass and ceremonies today are led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Head of the English Bishops’ Conference, and live streamed throughout the world. Clergy, religious and lay faithful join in their monasteries/homes)

PRAYER FOR ENGLAND

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England, thy Dowry and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee.

By thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope, was given unto the world and He has given thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the cross, O sorrowful Mother.

Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold, they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith, fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee in our heavenly home. Amen.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2020 in Prayers for Today

 

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PRAYER TO ST ROCHE AGAINST CONTAGIOUS ILLNESSES

PRAYER TO ST ROCHE AGAINST CONTAGIOUS ILLNESSES

Prayer to Saint Roche, patron against contagious illnesses

O blessed St Roche, patron of the sick, have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering. Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the Sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases. Now that you are in heaven, your power is not less. Offer, then, to God our sighs and tears and obtain for us that health we seek, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Repeat the following 3 times:
“Saint Roche, pray for us, that we may be preserved from all diseases of body and soul. Amen.”

 
 

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PRAYER FOR THIS LENT TO BE FRUITFUL

PRAYER FOR THIS LENT TO BE FRUITFUL

Lord, we pray that this season of Lent will be a time of greater prayer and fervent devotion for us and for all the Church. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lord, we pray that these days of Lent will be marked by earnest efforts at peacemaking throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lord, we pray that we will be generous in our almsgiving this Lent, and attentive to the poor. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lord, we ask you to repair all the broken relationships in our life and make us merciful, gentle and forgiving. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lord, we pray that this Lent we will be faithful to fasting and to all the ways in which you sanctify us. Lord, in your mercy. – HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lord, rescue all those who live at a distance from you because of self-absorption or sin. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Loving Father, bless our Lent so that we will live as your holy children. We ask this through Christ our Lord. – AMEN.

 

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ST JULIANA OF NICOMEDIA, VIRGIN AND MARTYR

ST JULIANA OF NICOMEDIA, VIRGIN AND MARTYR

ST JULIANA OF NICOMEDIA, VIRGIN AND MARTYR – MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 16

Juliana, from Cumae in Campania, who was first mentioned in the “Martyriologium Hieronymianum”, suffered martyrdom in 304 during the Diocletian persecution. As a Christian convert, she refused to marry the pagan Senator Eleusius, which caused the anger of both her suitor and her pagan father Africanus. She was then detained, tortured and beheaded. In prison, she was said to have been exposed to a vision of a demon who pretended to be an angel of light and asked her to sacrifice to the pagan gods. Juliana recognised the deception and shouted: “Lord God of heaven and earth, do not leave me and do not allow your maid to perish.” She defeated the tempter who admitted to her that the devils suffer especially when Christians assist at Mass. St Juliana has traditionally been called for the safe delivery of women in labour and for protection against fever and infectious diseases.

PRAYER:

May blessed Juliana, Virgin and Martyr, who was ever pleasing to you by the merit of her chastity and by her trust in your power, implore for us your forgiveness, we beseech you, O God. Through our Lord…

 

 

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PRAYER TO ST APOLLONIA

PRAYER TO ST APOLLONIA

ST APOLLONIA, VIRGIN AND MARTYR – MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 9

O God, who among the many miracles of your power have bestowed the victory of martyrdom even upon the weaker sex, graciously grant that we, who commemorate the anniversary of the death of blessed Apollonia, your Virgin and Martyr, may come to you by the path of her example. Through our Lord…

– Brev. Romanum

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2020 in Prayers to the Saints

 

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EPIPHANY: A HOLY DAY ADORNED BY THREE MIRACLES

EPIPHANY: A HOLY DAY ADORNED BY THREE MIRACLES

EPIPHANY

We celebrate a holy day adorned by three miracles: this day, a star led the Magi to the manger; this day, water was changed into wine at the marriage-feast; this day, Christ, for our salvation, vouchsafed to be baptised by John in the Jordan, alleluia.

PRAYER:

O God, you who by the guidance of a star this day revealed your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know you now by faith, may come to behold you in glory. Through the same…

ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD:

O God, whose only-begotten Son appeared in the substance of our flesh, grant, we pray you, that we who acknowledge his outward likeness to us may deserve to be inwardly refashioned in his image. Who with you…

 

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WHY, IMPIOUS HEROD (EPIPHANY HYMN)

WHY, IMPIOUS HEROD (EPIPHANY HYMN)

Why, impious Herod, vainly fear

That Christ the Saviour cometh here?

He takes no earthly realms away

Who gives the crown that lasts for aye.

 

To greet his birth the Wise Men went,

Led by the star before them sent;

Called on by light, towards light they pressed,

And by their gifts their God confessed.

 

In Holy Jordan’s purest wave

The heavenly Lamb vouchsafed to lave;

That he, to whom was sin unknown,

Might cleanse his people from their own.

 

New miracle of power divine!

The water reddens into wine:

He spake the word: and poured the wave

In other streams than nature gave.

 

All glory, Lord, to thee we pay

For thine Epiphany today;

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and the Paraclete.

Amen.

 

V.  The Kings of Tharsis and the Isles shall offer presents. R. The Kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts.

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 

 

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