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Abandonment PrayerAbandonment St Francis De SalesAbandonment St Jane Frances De ChantelAct of ContritionAct of Contrition (as taught in Australia in 1970s)Act of Contrition #2Act of Contrition – Clement XIAct of Faith Hope & LoveAct of FaithAct of HopeAct of LoveAn Act Of Praise #1 – St Francis of AssisiAn Act Of Praise #2 – St Francis of AssisiAct of Reparation to Immaculate Heart of MaryAct of Spiritual CommunionAct of Submission To God’s WillAfter Communion Prayer – Blessed Virgin MaryAll Guardian Angels – Prayer To AngelusAn Anglican Litany to Our LadyAn Australian Marriage Prayers TreasuryAn Australian Treasury of Prayers To MaryAn Australian Treasury of Prayers For My SpouseAnima ChristiAve Maris StellaA Universal Prayer – Clement XIBeatitudes – The Eight Beatitudes *Canticle of MaryCanticle of SimeonCanticle of The Creatures – St Francis of AssisiCanticle of the SunCanticle of ZechariahChanel of Thy Peace – St Francis of AssisiChild’s Prayer to Immaculate Heart of MaryChildren’s Prayer to Mary14 Christian Invocation PrayersClass Liturgy – when a student commits suicideCome Holy SpiritConfirmation PrayerConsecration of a Sick Person to MaryConsecration of Unites States to Mary – Archbishop John CarrollConsecration to Christ Our LordConsecration to MaryConsecration to Most Holy TrinityConsecration To Our Lady – St Maximilian KobleConsecration to St JosephDaily Consecration to MaryDaily OfferingDeathbed Family Liturgy – when Priest can’t attendDeathbed Song Of Farewell – May Flights of Angels Lead You On Your Way – Cantor: Richard GarnautDevoutly I Adore Thee – St Thomas AquinasDivine Mercy + Litany – words next updateDivine Mercy Chaplet Divine Mercy LitanyDivine Praises – by St Francis of AssisiEmploymentEntrustment To Blessed Virgin MaryExamination of Conscience Father’s PrayerFor Those Who Do Not Know ChristForgiveness Prayer Fr Robert DeGrandis S.S.J.Guardian Angel Prayer – Angele Dei – O Angel of GodwordsGuardian Angel Prayer – Australian Unborn ChildHail Holy Queen – Salve ReginaHelp Against Spiritual EnemiesHoly Are Your Ways JesusHymns – traditional – simply sung selectionInvocations To The Divine MasterJesus Teach Me To PrayLitany of Loreto – the Blessed Virgin MaryLitany of Most Precious Blood of JesusLitany of Sacred Heart of JesusLitany of St JosephLitany for A Happy DeathLitany for John the Baptist *Litany for Priests *Litany for Interior Peace *Litany for the Dying *Litany for The Holy Souls in PurgatoryLitany of The Holy Spirit – # 1Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 2Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 3Litany in Honour of the Holy Cross *Litany to Christ the King *Litany of Humility * from Prayer book for JesuitsLitany of The Blessed Virgin Mary – Mediatrix of All GracesLitany of Our Lady of Good CounselLitany of Reparation in Honour of the Blessed SacramentLitany of Souls in PurgatoryLitany of St Anthony of PaduaLitany of St Augustine *Litany of St Augustine & St Monica – Our Lady of ConsolationLitany of St Francis of AssisiLitany of St Francis Xavier *Litany of St Francis Xavier – Patron of Foreign MissionsLitany of St GabrielLitany of St Mary Magdalene *Litany of St Michael No 1Litany of St Michael No 2Litany of St Michael No 3Litany of St Philomena *Litany of St Teresa of Avila *Litany of St Therese of the Child Jesus *Litany of the Holy AngelsLitany of the Holy Ghost *Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 1Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 2Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 3Litany of Holy Name of JesusLitany of the Holy Spirit *Litany of The Immaculate Heart of Mary No 1Litany of The Immaculate Heart of Mary No 2Litany of The Mercy of GodLitany of the Passion *Litany of the Poor Souls in PurgatoryLitany of The Seven Sorrows of The Blessed Virgin MaryLitany of The Sorrowful MotherLitany to Our Lady – 8th Century GaelicLitany to Our Lady of FatimaLitany to Our Lady of Good CounselLitany to Our Lady of Mt CarmelLitany to Our Lady of Mt Carmel for Conversion of Sinners – IntercessoryLitany of Our Lady of Perpetual HelpLitany to Our Lady of Seven SorrowsLitany of Our Lady of The Sacred HeartLitany on The Life of MaryLitany to St Francis ofAssisiLitany to St Jude *Litany to the Infant Jesus *Lord Help Me – by St Francis of Assisi *

Abandonment Prayer
Abandonment St Francis De Sales
Abandonment St Jane Frances De Chantel
Act of Contrition
Act of Contrition (as taught in Australia in 1970s)
Act of Contrition #2
Act of Contrition – Clement XI
Act of Faith Hope & Love
Act of Faith
Act of Hope
Act of Love
An Act Of Praise #1 – St Francis of Assisi
An Act Of Praise #2 – St Francis of Assisi
Act of Reparation to Immaculate Heart of Mary
Act of Spiritual Communion
Act of Submission To God’s Will
After Communion Prayer – Blessed Virgin Mary
All Guardian Angels – Prayer To
Angelus
An Anglican Litany to Our Lady
An Australian Marriage Prayers Treasury
An Australian Treasury of Prayers To Mary
An Australian Treasury of Prayers For My Spouse
Anima Christi
Ave Maris Stella
A Universal Prayer – Clement XI
Beatitudes – The Eight Beatitudes *
Canticle of Mary
Canticle of Simeon
Canticle of The Creatures – St Francis of Assisi
Canticle of the Sun
Canticle of Zechariah
Chanel of Thy Peace – St Francis of Assisi
Child’s Prayer to Immaculate Heart of Mary
Children’s Prayer to Mary
14 Christian Invocation Prayers
Class Liturgy – when a student commits suicide
Come Holy Spirit
Confirmation Prayer
Consecration of a Sick Person to Mary
Consecration of Unites States to Mary – Archbishop John Carroll
Consecration to Christ Our Lord
Consecration to Mary
Consecration to Most Holy Trinity
Consecration To Our Lady – St Maximilian Koble
Consecration to St Joseph
Daily Consecration to Mary
Daily Offering
Deathbed Family Liturgy – when Priest can’t attend
Deathbed Song Of Farewell – May Flights of Angels Lead You On Your Way – Cantor: Richard Garnaut
Devoutly I Adore Thee – St Thomas Aquinas
Divine Mercy + Litany – words next update
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Divine Mercy Litany
Divine Praises – by St Francis of Assisi
Employment
Entrustment To Blessed Virgin Mary
Examination of Conscience
Father’s Prayer
For Those Who Do Not Know Christ
Forgiveness Prayer Fr Robert DeGrandis S.S.J.
Guardian Angel Prayer – Angele Dei – O Angel of Godwords
Guardian Angel Prayer – Australian Unborn Child
Hail Holy Queen – Salve Regina
Help Against Spiritual Enemies
Holy Are Your Ways Jesus
Hymns – traditional – simply sung selection
Invocations To The Divine Master
Jesus Teach Me To Pray
Litany of Loreto – the Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of Most Precious Blood of Jesus
Litany of Sacred Heart of Jesus
Litany of St Joseph
Litany for A Happy Death
Litany for John the Baptist *
Litany for Priests *
Litany for Interior Peace *
Litany for the Dying *
Litany for The Holy Souls in Purgatory
Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 1
Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 2
Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 3
Litany in Honour of the Holy Cross *
Litany to Christ the King *
Litany of Humility * from Prayer book for Jesuits
Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary – Mediatrix of All Graces
Litany of Our Lady of Good Counsel
Litany of Reparation in Honour of the Blessed Sacrament
Litany of Souls in Purgatory
Litany of St Anthony of Padua
Litany of St Augustine *
Litany of St Augustine & St Monica – Our Lady of Consolation
Litany of St Francis of Assisi
Litany of St Francis Xavier *
Litany of St Francis Xavier – Patron of Foreign Missions
Litany of St Gabriel
Litany of St Mary Magdalene *
Litany of St Michael No 1
Litany of St Michael No 2
Litany of St Michael No 3
Litany of St Philomena *
Litany of St Teresa of Avila *
Litany of St Therese of the Child Jesus *
Litany of the Holy Angels
Litany of the Holy Ghost *
Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 1
Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 2
Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 3
Litany of Holy Name of Jesus
Litany of the Holy Spirit *
Litany of The Immaculate Heart of Mary No 1
Litany of The Immaculate Heart of Mary No 2
Litany of The Mercy of God
Litany of the Passion *
Litany of the Poor Souls in Purgatory
Litany of The Seven Sorrows of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of The Sorrowful Mother
Litany to Our Lady – 8th Century Gaelic
Litany to Our Lady of Fatima
Litany to Our Lady of Good Counsel
Litany to Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Litany to Our Lady of Mt Carmel for Conversion of Sinners – Intercessory
Litany of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Litany to Our Lady of Seven Sorrows
Litany of Our Lady of The Sacred Heart
Litany on The Life of Mary
Litany to St Francis of Assisi
Litany to St Jude *
Litany to the Infant Jesus *
Lord Help Me – by St Francis of Assisi *

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Abandonment PrayerAbandonment St Francis De SalesAbandonment St Jane Frances De ChantelAct of ContritionAct of Contrition (as taught in Australia in 1970s)Act of Contrition #2Act of Contrition – Clement XIAct of Faith Hope & LoveAct of FaithAct of HopeAct of LoveAn Act Of Praise #1 – St Francis of AssisiAn Act Of Praise #2 – St Francis of AssisiAct of Reparation to Immaculate Heart of MaryAct of Spiritual CommunionAct of Submission To God’s WillAfter Communion Prayer – Blessed Virgin MaryAll Guardian Angels – Prayer To AngelusAn Anglican Litany to Our LadyAn Australian Marriage Prayers TreasuryAn Australian Treasury of Prayers To MaryAn Australian Treasury of Prayers For My SpouseAnima ChristiAve Maris StellaA Universal Prayer – Clement XIBeatitudes – The Eight Beatitudes *Canticle of MaryCanticle of SimeonCanticle of The Creatures – St Francis of AssisiCanticle of the SunCanticle of ZechariahChanel of Thy Peace – St Francis of AssisiChild’s Prayer to Immaculate Heart of MaryChildren’s Prayer to Mary14 Christian Invocation PrayersClass Liturgy – when a student commits suicideCome Holy SpiritConfirmation PrayerConsecration of a Sick Person to MaryConsecration of Unites States to Mary – Archbishop John CarrollConsecration to Christ Our LordConsecration to MaryConsecration to Most Holy TrinityConsecration To Our Lady – St Maximilian KobleConsecration to St JosephDaily Consecration to MaryDaily OfferingDeathbed Family Liturgy – when Priest can’t attendDeathbed Song Of Farewell – May Flights of Angels Lead You On Your Way – Cantor: Richard GarnautDevoutly I Adore Thee – St Thomas AquinasDivine Mercy + Litany – words next updateDivine Mercy Chaplet Divine Mercy LitanyDivine Praises – by St Francis of AssisiEmploymentEntrustment To Blessed Virgin MaryExamination of Conscience Father’s PrayerFor Those Who Do Not Know ChristForgiveness Prayer Fr Robert DeGrandis S.S.J.Guardian Angel Prayer – Angele Dei – O Angel of GodwordsGuardian Angel Prayer – Australian Unborn ChildHail Holy Queen – Salve ReginaHelp Against Spiritual EnemiesHoly Are Your Ways JesusHymns – traditional – simply sung selectionInvocations To The Divine MasterJesus Teach Me To PrayLitany of Loreto – the Blessed Virgin MaryLitany of Most Precious Blood of JesusLitany of Sacred Heart of JesusLitany of St JosephLitany for A Happy DeathLitany for John the Baptist *Litany for Priests *Litany for Interior Peace *Litany for the Dying *Litany for The Holy Souls in PurgatoryLitany of The Holy Spirit – # 1Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 2Litany of The Holy Spirit – # 3Litany in Honour of the Holy Cross *Litany to Christ the King *Litany of Humility * from Prayer book for JesuitsLitany of The Blessed Virgin Mary – Mediatrix of All GracesLitany of Our Lady of Good CounselLitany of Reparation in Honour of the Blessed SacramentLitany of Souls in PurgatoryLitany of St Anthony of PaduaLitany of St Augustine *Litany of St Augustine & St Monica – Our Lady of ConsolationLitany of St Francis of AssisiLitany of St Francis Xavier *Litany of St Francis Xavier – Patron of Foreign MissionsLitany of St GabrielLitany of St Mary Magdalene *Litany of St Michael No 1Litany of St Michael No 2Litany of St Michael No 3Litany of St Philomena *Litany of St Teresa of Avila *Litany of St Therese of the Child Jesus *Litany of the Holy AngelsLitany of the Holy Ghost *Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 1Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 2Litany of The Holy Guardian Angel 3Litany of Holy Name of JesusLitany of the Holy Spirit *Litany of The Immaculate Heart of Mary No 1Litany of The Immaculate Heart of Mary No 2Litany of The Mercy of GodLitany of the Passion *Litany of the Poor Souls in PurgatoryLitany of The Seven Sorrows of The Blessed Virgin MaryLitany of The Sorrowful MotherLitany to Our Lady – 8th Century GaelicLitany to Our Lady of FatimaLitany to Our Lady of Good CounselLitany to Our Lady of Mt CarmelLitany to Our Lady of Mt Carmel for Conversion of Sinners – IntercessoryLitany of Our Lady of Perpetual HelpLitany to Our Lady of Seven SorrowsLitany of Our Lady of The Sacred HeartLitany on The Life of MaryLitany to St Francis ofAssisiLitany to St Jude *Litany to the Infant Jesus *Lord Help Me – by St Francis of Assisi *

ight Prayers
Night Prayers Australian
O My Jesus *
Parent Daily Prayer For Children *
Parent Prayer To St Joseph *
Poverty – My Only Riches – by St Francis of Assisi
Power of Humility – St Francis of Assisi
Praises of The Virtues – by St Francis of Assisi
Prayer Before Study *
Prayer for Christlikeness – Cardinal Newman
Prayer for One’s Friends
Prayer for Patience
Prayer for Peace of Heart *
Prayer for an End to Gossip *
Prayer for Daily Neglects *
Prayer for Employment *
Prayer for Healing *
Prayer for Military Service *
Prayer for Perfect Trust *
Prayer for Forgotten Ones – in Purgatory *
Prayers for Self-Confidence *
Prayer for the Gift of Knowledge *
Prayer for Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit *
Prayer for Unborn Child *
Prayer for Vocations *
Prayer in Time of Need *
Prayer in Time of Suffering *
Prayer in Times of Distress *
Prayer of Grandparents *
Prayer of Resignation to Divine Will *
Prayer of Self-Gift
Prayer of Self-Offering
Prayer of Unemployed *
Prayer to All Guardian Angels *
Prayer to Be Generous *
Prayer to Be Said by a Sick Person *
Prayer to Defeat the Work of Satan *
Prayer to Holy Redeemer
Prayer To Jesus Crucified
Prayer to Jesus The Divine Master
Prayer To The Sacred Head of Jesus *
Prayer to Sacred Heart of Jesus *
Prayer To Slow Down – Monsignor Bernard Powers *
Prayer to St Joseph *
Prayer to The Holy Spirit
Preparation For Mass – to Blessed Virgin Mary
Preparation For Mass – St Ambrose
Preparation For Mass – St Thomas Aquinas
Reconcilation – Examination of Conscience *

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From a sermon on the beatitudes by Saint Leo the Great, pope Christian wisdom

From a sermon on the beatitudes by Saint Leo the Great, pope Christian wisdom

The Lord then goes on to say: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. This hunger is not for any bodily food, this thirst is not for any earthly drink: it is a longing to be blessed with righteousness, and, by penetrating the secret of all mysteries, to be filled with the Lord himself.

Happy is the soul that longs for the food of righteousness and thirsts for this kind of drink; it would not seek such things if it had not already savored their delight. When the soul hears the voice of the Spirit saying to it through the prophet: Taste and see that the Lord is good, it has already received a portion of God’s goodness, and is on fire with love, the love that gives joy of the utmost purity. It counts as nothing all that belongs to time; it is entirely consumed with desire to eat and drink the food of righteousness. The soul lays hold of the true meaning of the first and great commandment: You shall love the Lord God with your whole heart, and your whole mind and your whole strength, for to love God is nothing else than to love righteousness.

Finally, just as concern for one’s neighbor is added to love of God, so the virtue of mercy is added to the desire for righteousness, as it is said: Blessed are the merciful, for God will be merciful to them.

Remember, Christian, the surpassing worth of the wisdom that is yours. Bear in mind the kind of school in which you are to learn your skills, the rewards to which you are called. Mercy itself wishes you to be merciful, righteousness itself wishes you to be righteous, so that the Creator may shine forth in his creature, and the image of God be reflected in the mirror of the human heart as it imitates his qualities. The faith of those who live their faith is a serene faith. What you long for will be given you; what you love will be yours for ever.

Since it is by giving alms that everything is pure for you, you will also receive that blessing which is promised next by the Lord: Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Dear friends, great is the happiness of those for whom such a reward is prepared. Who are the clean of heart if not those who strive for those virtues we have mentioned above? What mind can conceive, what words can express the great happiness of seeing God? Yet human nature will achieve this when it has been transformed so that it sees the Godhead no longer in a mirror or obscurely but face to face–the Godhead that no man has been able to see. In the inexpressible joy of this eternal vision, human nature will possess what eye has not seen or ear heard, what man’s heart has never conceived.

Office of Readings – St. Gregory of Nazianzen

From a sermon by Saint Gregory of Nazianzen, bishop

Serve Christ in the poor

Blessed are the merciful, because they shall obtain mercy, says the Scripture. Mercy is not the least of the beatitudes. Again: Blessed is he who is considerate to the needy and the poor. Once more: Generous is the man who is merciful and lends. In another place: All day the just man is merciful and lends. Let us lay hold of this blessing, let us earn the name of being considerate, let us be generous.

Not even night should interrupt you in your duty of mercy. Do not say: Come back and I will give you something tomorrow. There should be no delay between your intention and your good deed. Generosity is the one thing that cannot admit of delay.

Share your bread with the hungry, and bring the needy and the homeless into your house, with a joyful and eager heart. He who does acts of mercy should do so with cheerfulness. The grace of a good deed is doubled when it is done with promptness and speed. What is given with a bad grace or against one’s will is distasteful and far from praiseworthy.

When we perform an act of kindness we should rejoice and not be sad about it. If you undo the shackles and the thongs, says Isaiah, that is, if you do away with miserliness and counting the cost, with hesitation and grumbling, what will be the result? Something great and wonderful! What a marvellous reward there will be: Your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will rise up quickly. Who would not aspire to light and healing.

If you think that I have something to say, servants of Christ, his brethren and co-heirs, let us visit Christ whenever we may; let us care for him, feed him, clothe him, welcome him, honor him, not only at a meal, as some have done, or by anointing him, as Mary did, or only by lending him a tomb, like Joseph of Arimathaea, or by arranging for his burial, like Nicodemus, who loved Christ half-heartedly, or by giving him gold, frankincense and myrrh, like the Magi before all these others.

The Lord of all asks for mercy, not sacrifice, and mercy is greater than myriads of fattened lambs. Let us then show him mercy in the persons of the poor and those who today are lying on the ground, so that when we come to leave this world they may receive us into everlasting dwelling places, in Christ our Lord himself, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.