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Fourth Petition – Jesus Psalter

To see all the other notes in this series, click on “Jesus Psalter” or in the labels below. To see the first post click here. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus comfort me. (x10) Jesus comfort me and give me grace place my chief, my … Continue reading

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Third Petition – Jesus Psalter

To see all the other notes in this series, click on “Jesus Psalter” or in the labels below. To see the first post click here. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus strengthen me. (x10) Jesus strengthen me in soul and body to the performance of … Continue reading

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The Second Petition – The Jesus Psalter

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, help me. (x10) Jesus help me to overcome all temptation to sin and the malice of my ghostly enemies.Help me to spend my time in virtue and in labors acceptable to thee, to repress in my flesh … Continue reading

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The First Petition – Jesus Psalter

This whole series can be found under Jesus Psalter Series in the sidebar. The reader is referred there for “how to” and any historical notes. To the latter I will add more as I find them. Each petition will be posted … Continue reading

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Praying the (WR-OF-EF) Mass

In both Western Rite Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism (EF and OF) there are liturgical texts assigned for nearly every day’s Mass.  The “nearly” is because sometimes it’s a repetition of the previous Sunday’s mass. It is beneficial for the layperson … Continue reading

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The Rosary: The Transfiguration

In the Mystery of the Transfiguration, God is revealed as he really is: a human man, fully divine, enfleshed, and loving us so dearly. In the Transfiguration the Son of God is revealed as God the Son. There are some … Continue reading

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The Rosary: the Preaching of the Kingdom

The Proclamation of the Kingdom is a special mystery because it involves not only Christ and it is not limited in time or space. Anywhere the preaching of Christ is embodied in the world the Kingdom is taking place.  Of … Continue reading

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The Rosary: The Wedding At Cana

My most sincere apologies for the lateness of this post – it should have happened on Sunday! This mystery is about the Wedding at Cana: given all the hoopla currently around marriage, I think is a mystery for us all … Continue reading

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The Rosary: The Baptism of Christ

In the East this event is commemorated on 6 January, which feast is called the Theophany, or manifestation of God.  In the West the Baptism of Our Lord is commemorated on 13 January: the Octave Day of Epiphany, which feast … Continue reading

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The Luminous Mysteries: Introduction

To the standard 15 Decades of the Rosary, Pope John Paul II suggested another 5, the Mysteries of Light or the Luminous Mysteries. He did this in his letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae on 16 October 2002.  Whilst these have been accepted … Continue reading

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