Saturday, 25 October 2014

The Battle Of Agincourt. 599th Anniversary. Saint Crispin's Day. 25 October 1415.

Morning of The Battle of Agincourt,
25th October 1415.
Artist: Sir John Gilbert (1817–1897).
Date: 1884.
Author: Sir John Gilbert (1817–1897).
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Thanksgiving Service on the Field of Agincourt.
Date: Pre-1909.
Source: Edmund Bleigh, Leighton (1909) "The Thanksgiving Service on the Field of Agincourt"
in Cassell's History of England (Volume 1. The King's Edition ed.), London, New York,
Toronto & Melbourne: Cassell and Company, pp. p. 557 Retrieved on 19 June 2009.
Author: Edmund Leighton (1853–1922).
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Battle of Agincourt:
The Bloodiest Battle of the Mediaeval Age
(Full Documentary).
Available on YouTube at


The Coats-of-Arms of the Commanders of the English Army at The Battle of Agincourt, 1415.
On the Left: King Henry V of England.
In the Middle: Edward of Langley, 2nd Duke of York. (Killed at Agincourt).
On the Right: Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester.

Illustration Credits:

King Henry V of England. Date: 20 July 2010. Source: Own work. Author: Sodacan. (Wikimedia Commons).
Edward of Langley, Duke of York. Date: 28 October 2007. Source: Elements from 50px and
[Image: Blason Beaumont sur Sarthe 7]. Author: Ipankonin. (Wikimedia Commons).
Humphrey of Lancaster, Duke of Gloucester. Date: 16 July 2013. Source: Own work. Author: Sodacan. (Wikimedia Commons).

Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422) was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of thirty-five in 1422. He was the second English Monarch who came from the House of Lancaster.

After military experience fighting the Welsh during the Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr, and against the powerful aristocratic Percys of Northumberland at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Henry came into political conflict with his father, whose health was increasingly precarious from 1405 onward. After his father's death in 1413, Henry assumed control of the Country and embarked on war with France in the ongoing Hundred Years' War (1337–1453) between the two nations. His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) and saw him come close to conquering France.

Edward of Langley, 2nd Duke of York, KG (c.1373 – 25 October 1415), was the eldest son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, by his first wife Isabella of Castile, and the grandson of Edward III. He held significant appointments during the reigns of three monarchs, Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V, and was slain at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.

Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester, 1st Earl of Pembroke, KG (3 October 1390 – 23 February 1447), was "son, brother and uncle of Kings", being the fourth and youngest son of King Henry IV of England by his first wife, Mary de Bohun, brother to King Henry V of England, and uncle to the latter's son, King Henry VI of England.

As a son of The Sovereign, Humphrey bore the Arms of the Kingdom, differenced by a Bordure Argent. [A Bordure Argent is a Silver Border]

Facsimile of the Agincourt Carol (15th-Century).
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Manuscript Archives.
Source: English Carols of the Fifteenth Century.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Battle of Agincourt.
Henry V.
Sir William Walton.
Available on YouTube at

Cry God For Harry, England, and Saint George.
Henry V.
Sir Laurence Olivier.
Available on YouTube at

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead!

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:

But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;

Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head

Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock

O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.

Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit

To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof !

Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought

And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest

That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,

And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here

The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;

For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:

Follow your spirit, and upon this charge

Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

Saint Crispin's Day Speech.
Henry V.
Sir Laurence Olivier.
Available on YouTube  at

What's he that wishes so? 
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:

If we are mark'd to die, we are enow 
To do our country loss; and if to 

The fewer men, the greater share of honour. 
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. 

Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host, 
That he which hath no stomach to this fight, 

Let him depart; his passport shall be made 
And crowns for convoy put into his purse: 

We would not die in that man's company 
That fears his fellowship to die with us. 

This day is called the feast of Crispian: 
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, 

Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, 
And rouse him at the name of Crispian. 

He that shall live this day, and see old age, 
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, 

And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' 
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. 

And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.' 
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, 

But he'll remember with advantages 
What feats he did that day: then shall our names. 

Familiar in his mouth as household words 
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter, 

Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester, 
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd. 

This story shall the good man teach his son; 
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, 

From this day to the ending of the world, 
But we in it shall be remember'd; 

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; 
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me 

Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, 
This day shall gentle his condition: 

And gentlemen in England now a-bed 
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, 

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks 

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day.


The Coats-of-Arms of the Commanders of the French Army at The Battle of Agincourt, 1415.
On the Left: Charles d'Albret, Constable of France. Co-Commander of Army). (Killed at Agincourt).
In the Middle: Jean II Le Maingre, called Boucicaut. Marshal of France. (Captured at Agincourt).
On the Right: Charles of Orléans. Duke of Orléans. (Captured at Agincourt).

Illustration Credits:

Charles d'Albret, Constable of France. Date: 21 January 2006. Source: Own work. Author: Odejea. (Wikimedia Commons).
Jean II Le Maingre, called Boucicaut. Marshal of France. Date: 24 May 2007. Source: Perso Inkscape. Author: Patrice Panaget. (Wikimedia Commons).
Charles of Orléans. Duke of OrléansDate: 6 July 2007. Source: Own work. Author:
Syryatsu. (Wikimedia Commons).

Charles d'Albret (died 25 October 1415) was Constable of France from 1402 until 1411, and again from 1413 until 1415. He was also the Co-Commander of the French Army at the Battle of Agincourt, where he was killed by the English Army led by King Henry V.

Jean II Le Maingre (in Old French, Jehan le Meingre), called Boucicaut (1366 — 1421) was Marshal of France and a Knight renowned for his military skill. In the Battle of Agincourt, 1415, he Commanded the French Vanguard, but was captured by the English and died six years later in Yorkshire.

Charles of Orléans (1394 – 1465) was Duke of Orléans from 1407. Charles was one of the many French noblemen at the Battle of Agincourt. He was discovered unwounded, but trapped under a pile of corpses, incapacitated by the weight of his own armour. He was taken prisoner by the English, and spent the next twenty-four years being moved from one Castle to another in England.

The Agincourt Carol,
by Maddy Prior and June Tabor.
Available on YouTube at

Friday, 24 October 2014

A Day With Mary. Our Lady Of Fatima. Sermon By Fr. George Roth, Franciscans Of The Immaculate (F.I.).

The following four paragraphs are taken from OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER'S MINISTRY

The Franciscans of The Immaculate strive to be perfectly conformed to the Poor, Humble, Crucified Jesus through a Life of Charity, Supernatural Charity and Poverty.

They are totally Consecrated to The Immaculate Virgin,
after the recent example offered by Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe.

The Franciscans of The Immaculate were founded by the two Franciscan Friars, Fr. Stefano Maria Manelli and Fr. Gabriel Maria Pellettieri. Together, they outlined a form of life for the Friars, Sisters and the Laity, after the example of Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, giving the fullest expression to the Marian dimension of Saint Francis' ideal and Rule.

The Franciscans of The Immaculate were established by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1990 as a Diocesan Institute. The Institute was erected as a Pontifical Institute of Religious Life by His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II on 1 January 1998, the Solemnity of The Mother of God.

[Editor: The Franciscans of The Immaculate have now been hamstrung
and put into "Special Measures" by the current Pope (Pope Francis).

Nobody knows why.

Only Pope Francis knows why.]

Zephyrinus respectfully suggests that people all over the world send respectful and polite
E-Mails to The Vatican, asking for His Holiness, Pope Francis, to release
The Franciscans of The Immaculate from their Spiritual Imprisonment.

Pope Francis does not have a direct E-Mailing address,
but you can E-Mail the Vatican's Press Office

Alternately you can mail His Holiness the Pope,
by sending a Letter to this address:

His Holiness Pope Francis PP.
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano.


His Holiness Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
Vatican City


His Holiness Pope Francis
Vatican City State, 00120

My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph
(Our Lady at Fatima, 1917).

The following Article can be found at CATHOLICISM PURE AND SIMPLE

Fr. George Roth: A Day With Mary, Our Lady of Fatima.

It is still the month (October) of The Holy Rosary, and, in this brilliant Homily,
Fr. Roth gives us some solid Catholic reminders.

"The July 1917 Secret of Fatima
and Our Present Day".
Sermon by Fr George Roth, F.I.
A Day With Mary.
Available on YouTube at






Over Eight Million Killed . . .

Zephyrinus is extremely grateful for the Text and Illustration, for this Article, which is taken from MULIER FORTIS

Into the Beloved Hands
of Our Beloved Mother,
Mary, Queen of Heaven,
Queen of the Angels,
we commend all the Aborted Babies.
(Daily Prayer for The Little Ones)

It's a ghastly statistic. Over 8 million babies killed in the 47 years since the Abortion Act was given Royal Assent . . . and that's just in Great Britain. Last year in England & Wales, we averaged 550 deaths a day.

The numbers are horrific, but they are difficult to grasp, and so we can ignore them. It helps to provide concrete examples. I teach Science in Secondary School (11-18yrs). In London, these schools generally have about 1000 students. So that works out as killing a school's worth of children every two days...

This was not what was envisaged when the parliament passed the Abortion Act 47 years ago.

There were supposed to be safeguards. The mother's health was supposed to be at risk before the awful step of ending a life could be contemplated. The signatures of two independent medical practitioners were required.

But now, an abortion is seen as a woman's right, and in some cases almost a duty.

The parallels with the drive towards legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide are striking. All the assurances of safeguards ring very hollow in the face of Britain's abortion statistics.

SPUC is inviting people to hold a minute's silence on Monday 27 October at 11:04am - the time Royal Assent was given to the Abortion Act by Queen Elizabeth II.

"SPUC invites everyone to hold a minute’s silence in honour of the children who will never be born and who will never know what it is to be loved in this life. We also remember the mothers and fathers who have made this tragic mistake which has also damaged them. We honour as well all those mothers and fathers who have withstood enormous pressures and have given their babies the best chance of life by respecting their right to be born."If you can, support SPUC in its work to defend the sanctity of human life with a donation here.

Saint Raphael The Archangel. Feast Day, Today, 24 October.

Text and Illustrations from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless otherwise stated.

File:Saint Raphael.JPG

Artist: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682).
Title: Archangel Raphael with Bishop Domonte.
Current location: Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia.
Transferred from en.wikipedia 2007-11-26 (original upload date) 
Original uploader was Commment at en.wikipedia.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Raphael (Standard Hebrew רָפָאֵל, Rāfāʾēl, "It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal") is an Archangel of Judaism and Christianity, who, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, performs all manner of healing. In Islam, Raphael is the same as Israfil. Raphael is mentioned in the Book of Tobit, which is accepted as Canonical by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglo-Catholics, and as useful for public teaching by Lutherans and Anglicans.

The Angels mentioned in the Torah, the older books of the Hebrew Bible, are without names. Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish of Tiberias (230 A.D. – 270 A.D.), asserted that all the specific names for the Angels were brought back by the Jews from Babylon, and modern commentators would tend to agree.

Raphael is named in several Jewish apocryphal books (see below).

Raphael bound Azazel under a desert called Dudael, according to Enoch 10:4–6:
And again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire.

Benedictus XV.jpg

EnglishPope Benedict XV in 1915.
[Editor: Pope Benedict XV extended the Feast Day of Saint Raphael 
to the whole of the Catholic Church in 1921]
Français: Photo de Benoît XV prise vers 1915.
Source: Library of Congress.
Author: Unknown.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Of seven Archangels in the Angelology of post-Exilic Judaism, only Michael, mentioned as Archangel (Daniel 12:1; Jude, verse 9), and Gabriel, are mentioned by name in the Scriptures that came to be accepted as Canonical by all Christians.

The name of the Angel Raphael, appears only in the Deuterocanonical Book of Tobit. The Book of Tobit is considered Canonical by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglicans. Raphael first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of Tobit's son, Tobiah (Greek: Τωβίας/Tobias), calling himself "Azarias, the son of the great Ananias". During the course of the journey, the Archangel's protective influence is shown in many ways, including the binding of a demon in the desert of Upper Egypt. After returning, and the healing the blind Tobit, Azarias makes himself known as "the Angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord" (Tobit 12:15). He is often venerated and patronised as Saint Raphael the Archangel.

Regarding the healing powers attributed to Raphael, we have his declaration to Tobit (Tobit, 12) that he was sent by the Lord to heal him of his blindness and to deliver Sarah, his future daughter-in-law, from the demon Asmodeus, who kills every man she marries, on their wedding night, before the marriage can be consummated.

File:110.Tobias and the Angel.jpg

English: Tobias and the Angel (Tob. 6:1-18).
Русский: Товия и ангел (Тов. 6:1-18).
Date: 1866.
Source: Doré's English Bible.
Author: Gustave Doré (1832–1883).
(Wikimedia Commons)

In the New Testament, only the Archangels Gabriel and Michael are mentioned by name (Luke 1:9-26; Jude 1:9). Later manuscripts of John 5:1-4 refer to the Pool at Bethesda, where the multitude of the infirm lay, awaiting the moving of the water, for "an Angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond, after the motion of the water, was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under". Because of the healing role assigned to Raphael, this particular Angel is generally associated with the Archangel.

Raphael is sometimes shown as standing atop a large fish, or holding a caught fish at the end of a line. This is a reference to the Book of Tobit (Tobias), where he told Tobias to catch a fish, and then uses the gall-bladder to heal Tobit's eyes, and to drive away Asmodeus by burning the heart and liver.

Due to his actions in the Book of Tobit and the Gospel of John, Saint Raphael is accounted Patron of travellers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, Christian marriage, and Catholic studies.


Saint Raphael's Roman Catholic Church 
at Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.
Photo: 26 November 2008.
Source: Own work.
Author: Mattinbgn.
(Wikimedia Commons)

As a particular enemy of the devil, he was revered in Catholic Europe as a special protector of Catholic sailors: on a corner of Venice’s famous Doge’s Palace, there is a Relief, depicting Raphael holding a scroll, on which is written: Efficia fretum quietum (“Keep the Gulf quiet”).

On 8 July 1497, when Vasco Da Gama set forth from Lisbon, Portugal, with his four-ship fleet to sail to India, the flagship was named, at the King of Portugal’s insistence, Saint Raphael. When the flotilla reached the Cape of Good Hope on 22 October 1497, the sailors disembarked and erected a column in the Archangel’s honour. The little statue of Saint Raphael, that accompanied Da Gama on the voyage, is now in the Naval Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Feast Day of Raphael was included for the first time in the General Roman Calendar in the year 1921, for celebration on 24 October [Editor: Pope Benedict XV extended the Feast of Saint Raphael to the whole Catholic Church in 1921]. With the reform of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints in 1969, this Feast was transferred to 29 September, for celebration together with Saints Michael & Gabriel (both are Archangels). Due to Pope Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum, the Roman Catholic Church still permits use of the 1962 Calendar, allowing both Feast Days.

File:Eglise Saint-Raphael-Archange 01.jpg

English: Church of Saint Raphael The Archangel, 
Montreal, Canada.
Français: Église Saint-Raphael-Archange, 
495, rue Cherrier, île Bizard. Montreal, Canada. info.
Photo: 30 July 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Jeangagnon.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Archangel Raphael is said to have appeared in Cordoba, Spain, during the 16th-Century; in response to the City’s appeal, Pope Innocent X allowed the local celebration of a Feast in the Archangel’s honour on 7 May, the date of the principal apparition. Saint John of God, founder of the Hospital Order that bears his name, is also said to have received visitations from Saint Raphael, who encouraged and instructed him. In tribute to this, many of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God’s facilities are called “Raphael Centres”, to this day. The 18th-Century Neapolitan Nun, Saint Maria Francesca of the Five Wounds, is also said to have seen an apparition of Raphael.

Raphael is honored in Islam as one of the great Archangels and is known more commonly as "Israfil" or "Israfel" in Islamic history.

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Deutsch: Aleksandrów Łódzki, römisch-katholische Kirche
der Hl. Erzengel Rafael und Michael.
English: Aleksandrów Łódzki, Roman Catholic Church
of the Holy Archangels Raphael and Michael.
Italiano: Aleksandrów Łódzki, Chiesa romana-cattolica
dei SS. Arcangeli Raffaele e Michele.
Русский: Александрув-Лодзинский, костёл Св.
Архангелов Рафаила и Михаила.
Photo: 26 May 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: KKK2352.
(Wikimedia Commons)

According to the hadith, he is the Angel responsible for signalling the coming of Judgment Day by blowing the trumpet (namely Sûr). According to tradition, the trumpet will be blown three times. The first blow of the trumpet will signal the beginning of The Last Day and the second blow will signal the death of all living things, and the third blow will signal the time when all the Souls from all ages will be gathered for The Last Judgement. According to the Quran, an unnamed Trumpet-Angel, assumed to be Israfel, has been holding his breath, waiting for Allah's order to blow the Sûr.

The Angel Raphael, along with many other prominent Angels, appears in John Milton's Paradise Lost, in which he is assigned by God to re-warn Adam concerning the sin of eating of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He also expounds to Adam the War in Heaven, in which Lucifer and the demons fell, and the creation of the Earth.

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Saint Michael's Church, 
Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland.
East Window, behind the Altar, 
by Frederick Settle Barff (1823–1886), 
depicting the Assumption (top Light), 
the Archangels MichaelGabrielRaphael
and an Angel blowing the Last Trumpet (upper row), 
and the Saints PatrickBridgetDymphna
and Brendan (lower row). 
The Tracery matches that of the 
East Window of Kilconnell Friary 
(see small picture).
Photo: 15 September 2010.
Source: Own work.
Reference: 2010/9614.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Kilconnell Friary Choir East Window 2009 09 16.jpg

The following Text is from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.

Saint Raphael The Archangel.
Feast Day 24 October.


White Vestments.

Benedicite Dominum, omnes Angeli ejus . . .
Bless the Lord, all ye His Angels . . .

Saint Raphael is one of the Seven Spirits who always stand before the Lord (Antiphon at the Magnificat) and offer Him the incense of their adoration and that of men (Offertory).

"While thou didst Pray with tears," he declared to Tobias, "and didst bury the dead, and didst leave thy dinner to conceal the dead in thy house by day, and by night didst bury them, I presented thy Prayer unto the Lord. And because thy wast agreeable to the Lord, it was necessary that temptation should try thee" (Second Lesson at Matins).

Tobias became blind. "The loss of his eye-sight," says Saint Augustine, "was the occasion for the old man to receive an Angelical physician" (Fourth Lesson at Matins).

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Deutsch: Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Michael in Lutzingen, 
einer Gemeinde im Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau (Bayern), 
zentrales Chorfenster mit der Darstellung des 
Erzengels Raphael, der Tobias begleitet.
English: The Archangel Raphael, together with Tobias.
The Church of St. Michael in Lutzingen, Germany.
Photo: 2 December 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: GFreihalter.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Raphael, a name meaning "God heals", was sent by God to cure Tobias, as He sent the Angel who moved the water in the pool called Probatica (Gospel). He told the younger Tobias what remedy he was to use to restore his father's sight, accompanied and protected the young man on his journey, helped him to find a wife, and warded off the wiles of the devil.

"We praise with sentiments of veneration," the Church sings, "all the Princes of the Heavenly Court, but in a special manner the Archangel Raphael, healer and faithful companion, who chained down the devil under his power.

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Deutsch: Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Michael in Lutzingen, 
einer Gemeinde im Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau (Bayern), 
Innenraum mit Blick zum Chor.
English: The Church of St. Michael in Lutzingen, Germany.
Saint Raphael is depicted in one of the Stained-Glass Windows in this Church.
Photo: 2 December 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: GFreihalter.
(Wikimedia Commons)

"O Christ, King of all goodness, by giving us such a guardian, make it impossible for the enemy to do us harm" (Hymn).

"May the Angel Raphael, physician of our Salvation, help us from the heights of Heaven, heal all diseases and guide our faltering steps towards the True Life" (Hymn at Lauds).

Pope Benedict XV extended Saint Raphael The Archangel's Feast Day to the Universal Church in 1921.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Thanksgiving After Holy Communion. Offering Of All Masses In The World.

Text is taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.


 Offering Of All Masses In The World.

I unite myself with every Mass, which, at this time, is being offered throughout the world.
I place them in the hands of Mary, the Mediatrix of all Grace,
that she may obtain by this presentation of The Blood of Christ to the Most Holy Trinity,
the deliverance of Souls from Purgatory,
relief for the sick and the dying,
the conversion of infidels and sinners,
and the perseverance of all The Faithful.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Anima Christi (Soul Of Christ). Thanksgiving After Holy Communion.

Text is taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.

Anima Christi, sanctifica me.
Corpus Christi, salva me.
Sanguis Christi, inebria me.
Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.

Passio Christi, conforta me.
O bone Jesu, exaudi me.
Intra tua vulnera absconde me.
Ne permittas me separari a te.

Ab hoste maligno defende me.
In hora mortis meae voca me,
Et jube me venire ad te.
Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te.

In saecula saeculorum.

Soul of Christ, Sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the Side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesu, hear me.
Within Thy Wounds, hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.

From the malicious enemy, defend me.
In the hour of death, call me,
And bid me come unto Thee.
That with Thy Saints, I may praise Thee.

For ever and ever.

An Indulgence of 300 days each time this Prayer is said.
An Indulgence of seven years, if said after Holy Communion.
If said every day during the month, a Plenary Indulgence,
subject to the usual conditions, on any day chosen.
(Blessed Pope Pius IX, 1854)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Saint Hilarion. Abbot. Feast Day 21 October.

Text is taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.

Saint Hilarion.
Feast Day 21 October 2014.


White Vestments.

English: Saint Hilarion Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus.
Français: Château Saint Hilarion à Chypre.
Date: 17 September 2005 (original upload date).
Source: Atak.
Author: Atak Kara.
(Wikimedia Commons)

After the era of Martyrs, to whom the Church had exclusively reserved the honours of public Veneration, she began to raise to the Altars the Servants of God, who had distinguished themselves by their heroic virtues, although they had not won the glory of shedding their blood for Jesus Christ.

Saint Hilarion, in the East, and Saint Martin, in the West, are at the head of the list of Saints known as "Confessors". A native of Palestine, Saint Hilarion studied at Alexandria, and, desiring to embrace a more perfect life, he left all to follow Jesus (Gospel).

He heard of Saint Anthony's holiness and went to see him in Egypt. The Saint kept him for two months in order to train him to a life of penance and contemplation. He then  gave to this boy of fifteen years of age a hair-shirt and a garment made of skin, saying: "Persevere to the end, my son, and thy labour shall be rewarded by the delights of Heaven."

Hilarion returned to Palestine and founded Monastic life there. After having built several Monasteries, for which he made laws, as Moses had done of old for God's people (Epistle), he retired to the island of Cyprus, to escape the crowd of admirers attracted by his heroic virtues. He died a holy death, at the age of 80, about 372 A.D. Saint Jerome wrote of his life.

Mass: Os justi, of Abbots.

Commemoration of Saint Ursula, from the Collects of several Virgins Martyrs.

St Andrew Daily Missal (Traditional Mass)

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