Friday, November 11, 2011

Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice

by Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Picture source

Happy Veteran's Day to all Who Have Served Our Country, especially our Military Chaplains

Prayer for Military Chaplains

Heavenly Father, bless and protect Military Chaplains and fill them
with the joy and courage of their vocation as personal ministers of
Christ in preaching your word and nourishing us with the Sacraments.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source for the picture and prayer is Archdiocese for the Military, USA

Father Vincent Capodanno

Francis Cardinal Spellman's Prayer for America

God of our Fathers, Shepherd of Thy people, Lord of free men's souls,
bless Thou our nation with a valiant, Godly spirit, with a vision to see, with the courage to try, with the power to achieve, that, marching behind Thee, Thy people shall not perish. God, bless our America! Hear our prayer for our united peoples, grant guidance to our leaders, protection to our sons, and teach each of us Thy way of life in good will and peace. Amen.

Picture source and prayer: Mission Capodanno

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Four Steps to Get the Most out of Holy Mass

Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu

Beginning of Mass to the Offertory

The priest, who is the representative of Jesus Christ, descends the altar steps and puri­fies himself by the confession of his sins and by sentiments of contrition.

Following his example, I should purify my­self by acts of humility and of repentance for my faults.

I confess to Almighty God, . . . Act of Con­trition.
Read the rest here at Catholic Spiritual Motherhood's How to Assist at Holy Mass