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Te Deum Laudamus

The Te Deum is a traditional hymn of joy and thanksgiving. It’s author is unknown, although It is often attributed to Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, or Hilary. It is sung or prayed at the end of the Office of the Readings for the Liturgy of the Hours on Sundays outside of Lent, daily during the Octaves of Christmas and Easter, and on Solemnities and Feast Days. A partial indulgence is granted t...

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A Sacred Heart Primer

“Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart” (Matthew 11:29). The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of the Sacred Heart is a movable feast, always falling 19 days after Pentecost. This year, it falls on June 24th. This primer is intended to help you understand and make the most out of this amazing devotion to the most lovable and lo...

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Pentecost Novena for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

One of the most profound mysteries of our Faith is that by entering into the rhythm of the liturgical year, we do not simply remember things that have happened in the past and are now over, but we also — in a mysterious way — experience and participate in those very realities, these sacred and eternal things touching us in our own time. We can dispose ourselves to receive specifi...

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He is Risen! Alleluia!

As divine justice could not allow the Body that was united to the Word to see corruption, and there wait, like ours must, for the Archangel’s word to “rise and come to judgment,” so neither could it permit the dominion of death to be long over such a Victim. Jesus had said to the Jews: “A wicked generation seeketh a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, but that of Jon...

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Holy Saturday

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My People, What Have I Done to You?

On Good Friday, choirs around the world sing the Reproaches, also known as the Improperia, a series of antiphons and responses meant to be reproaches from Christ to His people. These reproaches are haunting, and worth listening to on this saddest of days, when the Creator of mankind was deserted, betrayed, tortured, and brutally murdered by the people He created to love and to love Him in retur...

Tenebrae: Descending into Darkness

Tenebrae factae sunt—and it was dark (Mt. 27:45). Before the revision of the celebration of Holy Week in 1955, the Church traditionally chanted Tenebrae during the three days leading up to Easter, known as the Sacred Triduum. This dramatic ceremony was sung during the hours in darkness—hence its name, as Tenebrae is translated from the Latin for “darkness” or &ldqu...

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Behold Thy King!

If Today You Hear His Voice... “Just as what brings heat make things expand, so it is the gift of love to stretch hearts wide open; it is a warm and glowing virtue…For there is nothing which so draws a man to return love, as when he understands that he who loves him is urgently longing for his affection.” - St John Chrysostom Early in the morning of this day, J...

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Fatima and The Devotion of Five First Saturdays

The Apparitions On July 13, 1917, at Fátima, Portugal, the Blessed Virgin Mary said to the three pastorinhos, Lúcia, Francisco, and Jacinta: “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace... I shal...

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The Consecration of Ukraine and Russia - Please Join with the Pope, Bishops, and Faithful of the World for Peace

Let us all stand with the Pope and the bishops of the world as they consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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