Friday, January 11, 2013

Moving Images of our Suffering and Dead Lord

These were shared on Pinterest

"Christ and a Mocking Solider" by Carl Bloch

"The Pieta" by Francisco Goya

Monday, January 07, 2013

Need "quick help"? Our Lady of Prompt Succor - feast is Jan. 8

Original picture source via Pinterest

Shared by Mary Jane:

Short Novena to Our Lady of Prompt Succor, feast is Tuesday, Jan. 8th
Prompt Succor means "Quick Help"
 O, Mary, Mother of God, who, amidst the tribulations of the world, watches over us and over the Church of your Son, be to us and to the Church truly OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, make haste to help us in all our necessities, that in this fleeting life you may be our succor, and obtain for us (here ask the particular favor you desire.) Help us to gain life everlasting through the merits of Jesus, your Son, our Lord and Redeemer.  Amen
O Almighty and Eternal God seeing us surrounded by so many dangers and miseries, grant in Your infinite goodness, that the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Your Divine Son, may defend us from the evil spirit, protect us against all adversities, obtain for us (here ask for the particular favor you desire) and safely guide us to the kingdom of heaven.  This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever. AMEN.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us.  (3 Times)
(partial indulgence) Imprimatur: +Philip M. Hannan, D.D., Archbishop of New Orleans
for more information & to view pictures from previous feast day Masses, celebrated by Archbishops & Bishops, in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, at the National Shrine:
Longer novena with more prayers to recite each day and history of Our Lady of Prompt Succor is here:

A Review of Les Miserables that Should be Read by all

Since the movie is still in theaters, I thought I would share the Catholic Wife's excellent review. Les Mis – A Drop of Poison Spoils the Cup.