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  • [Catholic Caucus] Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

    10/23/2018 9:02:29 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    NOVENA FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY (Beginning October 24) From the 1910 Raccolta.(300 Days, T.Q. Plenary during the period. I, II, IV.) FIRST DAY, OCTOBER 24 JESUS my Saviour, I have so often deserved to be cast into Hell; how great would be my suffering if I were now cast away and obliged to think that I myself had caused my damnation. I thank Thee for the patience with which Thou hast endured me. My GOD, I love Thee above all things and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee because Thou art infinite goodness. I will...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Most Holy Rosary (Gueranger)

    10/07/2018 5:50:11 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the Second Class IT IS CUSTOMARY with men of the world to balance their accounts at the end of the year, and ascertain their profits. The Church is now preparing to do the same. We shall soon see her solemnly numbering her elect, taking an inventory of their holy relics, visiting the tombs of those who sleep in the Lord, and counting the sanctuaries, both old and new, that have been consecrated to her divine Spouse. But today’s reckoning is a more solemn one, the profits more considerable: she opens her balance sheet with the gain...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Holy Guardian Angels (Gueranger)

    10/01/2018 9:09:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double ALTHOUGH THE SOLEMNITY of the 27th of September celebrates the praises of all the nine glorious choirs, yet the piety of the faithful, in the latter ages, desired to have a special day consecrated to the Guardian Angels. Several churches having taken the initiative, and kept the Feast under various rites and on different days, Paul V (1608) authorized its celebration ad libitum. Clement X (1670) established it by precept as a Feast of double rite on the 2nd of October, the first free day after Michaelmas, on which it thus remains in some way dependent....
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Gueranger)

    09/13/2018 9:04:16 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Greater Double “THROUGH THEE the precious Cross is honored and worshiped throughout the world.” Thus did St. Cyril of Alexandria apostrophize our Lady on the morrow of that great day, which saw her divine maternity vindicated at Ephesus. Eternal Wisdom has willed that the Octave of Mary’s birth should be honored by the celebration of this Feast of the triumph of the holy Cross. The Cross indeed is the standard of God’s armies, whereof Mary is the Queen; it is by the Cross that she crushes the serpent’s head, and wins so many victories over error, and over...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary (Gueranger)

    09/11/2018 9:06:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double “And the Virgin’s name was Mary. Let us speak a little about this name, which signifies Star of the sea, and which so well befits the Virgin Mother. Rightly is she likened to a star: for as a star emits its ray without being spoilt, so the Virgin brought forth her Son without receiving any injury; the ray takes nought from the brightness of the star, nor the Son from his Mother’s integrity. This is the noble star risen out of Jacob, whose ray illumines the whole world, whose splendor shines in the heavens, penetrates the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Giles, Abbot; Twelve Holy Brothers, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/31/2018 9:04:28 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Simple “A SIMPLE AND UPRIGHT MAN, and fearing God, and avoiding evil:” such is the description of the just man in the lessons of the night Office for the time, and it is the portrait of the holy monk whom the Church offers us today for our admiration, our imitation, and our devotion. Fleeing from men in order to find God, he quitted his native land, where his rank, and still more his virtues, prevented him from being unknown. He wandered from the coasts of Greece to the borders of the Rhone, and stopped at length in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peters Chains; the Seven Holy Machabees, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/01/2018 4:50:50 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double ROME, MAKING A GOD OF THE MAN who had subjugated her, consecrated the month of August to Cæsar Augustus. When Christ had delivered her, she placed at the head of this same month, as a trophy of her regained liberty, the feast of the chains, wherewith, in order to break hers, Peter the Vicar of Christ had once been bound. O Divine Wisdom, who hast a better claim to reign over this month than had the adopted son of Cæsar, thou couldst not have more authentically inaugurated thy empire. Strength and sweetness are the attributes of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Gueranger)

    07/05/2018 9:08:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Greater Double FIRMLY RESTING UPON PETER, the Church turns to him whom the Spouse has given to be her Head, and testifies to him no less veneration and love, than obedience and fidelity; such is the craving of her gratitude. Moreover she is fully aware of what is thus expressed by St. Peter Damian (or as others say by a disciple of St. Bernard), “none may pretend to intimacy with our Lord, unless he be intimate with Peter.” How admirable is this unity in God’s advance towards his creature! but, at the same time, how absolute is the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Gueranger)

    07/03/2018 9:09:48 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble PETER AND PAUL cease not to hearken to the prayer of their devout clients throughout the world. Time has wrought no change in their power; and in heaven, no more than formerly on earth, can the gravity of the general interests of holy Church so absorb them, as that they should neglect the petition of the humblest inhabitant of the glorious city of God, of which they were constituted, and still are, the Princes. One of the triumph gained by hell, at this day, is the lulling to sleep of the faith even of just men; hence...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Holy Trinity (Gueranger)

    05/26/2018 11:08:46 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST, the Holy Apostles received, as we have seen, the grace of the Holy Ghost. In accordance with the injunction of their divine Master, they will soon start on their mission of teaching all nations and baptizing men in the name of the Holy Trinity It was but right, then, that the solemnity which is intended to honor the mystery of One God in Three Persons should immediately follow that of Pentecost, with which it has a mysterious connection. And yet it was not till after many centuries that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Finding of the Holy Cross (Gueranger)

    05/02/2018 9:01:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Red Double of the Second Class IT WAS MOST JUST that our Divine King should show himself to us with the scepter of his power, to the end that nothing might be wanting to the majesty of his empire. This scepter is the Cross; and Paschal Time was to be the Season for its being offered to him in glad homage. A few weeks back, and the Cross was shown to us as the instrument of our Emmanuel’s humiliation, and as the bed of suffering whereon he died; but has he not, since then, conquered Death? and what is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Holy Saturday (Gueranger)

    03/30/2018 11:10:01 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet & White Double of the First Class A NIGHT HAS PASSED over the Tomb, wherein lies buried the Body of the Man-God. Death is triumphant in that silent cave, and hold captive Him that gives life to every creature—but his triumph will soon be at an end. The Soldiers may watch, as best they will, over that Grave: they cannot hold Jesus prisoner, as soon as the moment fixed for his Resurrection comes. The holy Angels are there, profoundly adoring the lifeless Body of Him whose Blood is to reconcile all things, both on earth, and in heaven....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday in Holy Week: Spy Wednesday (Gueranger)

    03/27/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Privileged Feria THE CHIEF PRIESTS and the Ancients of the people are met today, in one of the rooms adjoining the Temple, for the purpose of deliberating on the best means of putting Jesus to death. Several plans are discussed. Would it be prudent to lay hands upon him at this season of the Feast of the Pasch, when the City is filled with strangers who have received a favorable impression of Jesus from the solemn ovation given to him three days back? Then, too, are there not a great number of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, who took...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday in Holy Week (Gueranger)

    03/26/2018 9:04:56 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple TODAY AGAIN, our Savior sets out in the morning for Jerusalem. His intention is to repair to the temple, and continue his yesterday’s teachings. It is evident that his mission on earth is fast drawing to its close. He says to his Disciples: You know that after two days shall be the Pasch, and the Son of Man shall be delivered up to be crucified. On the road from Bethania to Jerusalem, the Disciples are surprised at seeing the fig-tree, which their Divine Master had yesterday cursed, now dead. Addressing himself to Jesus, Peter says: Rabbi, behold,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday in Holy Week (Gueranger)

    03/25/2018 9:04:40 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet Simple THIS MORNING ALSO, Jesus goes with his Disciples to Jerusalem. He is fasting, for the Gospel tells us that he was hungry. He approaches a fig-tree, which is by the wayside; but finds nothing on it, save leaves only. Jesus, wishing to give us an instruction, curses the fig-tree, which immediately withers away. He would hereby teach us what they are to expect, who have nothing but good desires, and never produce in themselves the fruit of a real conversion. Nor is the allusion to Jerusalem less evident. This City is zealous for the exterior of Divine...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Passiontide and Holy Week (Gueranger)

    03/17/2018 9:21:17 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    THE HISTORY OF PASSIONTIDE AND HOLY WEEK AFTER HAVING PROPOSED the forty-days’ Fast of Jesus in the Desert to the meditation of the Faithful, during the first four weeks of Lent, the Holy Church gives the two weeks, which still remain before Easter, to the commemoration of the Passion. she would not have her children come to the great Day of the immolation of the Lamb, without their having prepared for it by compassionating with him in the Sufferings he endured in their stead. The most ancient Sacramentaries and Antiphonaries of the several Churchest attest, by the Prayers, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites, Confessors (Gueranger)

    02/11/2018 9:00:53 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double CLOUDS ARE GATHERING over Holy Church. We are minded on every side of the approach of those days when our Emmanuel will show Himself to us in the pitiable state to which our sins have brought Him. Bethlehem is so soon followed by Calvary. We shall find the Mother of divine grace at the foot of the Cross as we found her at Ephrata. She brought forth her firstborn in joy, but now in tears she is to bring forth those brothers of His whose birth cost her so much. We have shared her joy, and we...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Holy Family (Gueranger)

    01/07/2018 4:05:49 AM PST · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double THIS SUNDAY has been chosen by the Church for the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Family; the liturgy of the day, as expressed in the Gospel, harmonizes well with the mystery of the new Feast, for it already carries us forward to the childhood of our Emmanuel and gives us those wonderful words which, after the example of his Blessed Mother, we must ever ponder within our hearts: And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. The Feast of the Holy Family is of recent origin. In...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave of Holy Innocents (Gueranger)

    01/03/2018 9:07:14 PM PST · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    WE FINISH TODAY the Octave consecrated to the memory of the Holy Innocents of Bethlehem. Thanks be to God, who has given them to us, to be our intercessors and our models! Their name will not reappear on the Church’s Calendar until the return of the Christmas Solemnity; let us therefore devoutly approach these sweet Infant Saints—venerate them, love them, and address to them our farewell prayers. The Holy Church, which on the feast vested in the color of mourning—and this out of condolence with Rachel’s grief—now, on the Octave day clothes herself in the red of her Martyrs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Gueranger)

    01/01/2018 9:41:34 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class (When the first Sunday occurring in the year falls on January 1 or 6, or 7, the feast of the holy Name is kept on January 2.) THE SECOND SUNDAY after Epiphany, which recalls the Marriage feast of Cana, was at first chosen as the day on which to honor the most holy Name of Jesus. It is on the Wedding Day that the Bridegroom gives his Name to the Bride, and it is the sign that, from that day forward, she belongs to him alone. The Church, therefore, wishing to honor a...