Litany of St. Joseph

Litany of St. Joseph Lord, have mercy on us Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us, Jesus, graciously hear us.     God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us. God the...

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Akathist Hymn to Saint Joseph the Betrothed

During this Year of Saint Joseph, you might like to pray this “Akathist” Hymn in honour of Saint Joseph, either in part or in whole. Akathist hymns are celebrated mainly in the Eastern Rite of both the Catholic and Orthodox Traditions. Akathist literally means “unseated”, i.e. the hymn is to...

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Pope Francis’ Letter on St. Joseph

  Pope Francis has written a beautiful letter on St. Joseph to mark the 150th anniversary of his being proclaimed the Patron of the Universal Church. I recommend it to everyone, but especially to all the men in our parishes. https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/12/08/201208a.html

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An Advent Invitation

AN ADVENT INVITATION Watch less TV, ipad, iphone, etc.. Use the time to seek silence around and within. Seek the Lord in that silence and you will also find your true self. Work on one sinful or bad habit you have. Consider the damage it does. Ask the Spirit to...

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Great Sinners make Great Saints

DEVOTION TO THE SAINTS The saints are often an untapped source of love, friendship, help and affection as we make our way through life. The Letter to the Hebrews depicts them as a great cloud of witnesses to Jesus who are all surrounding us and cheering us on, as the...

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I Desire to Desire to be a Saint

I DESIRE TO DESIRE TO BE A SAINT Sainthood can seem an unattainable dream when we think of ourselves as candidates. The daily experience of our moral fragility and weakness can appear to put to rest any notion of such an exalted aim. But to accept that is to buy...

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