This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Prayer" Document Library as of 10/18/2013 sorted by library and title



LIBRARY - FILENAME - TITLE
AUTHOR
DESCIPTION

1. PRAYER - PRAYPRIE.HTM - A Prayer for Priests
Cardinal John O'Connor

Written March 1995. Uploaded by Robert P Sheehan. O'CONNOR PRIESTS PRAYER

2. Prayer - ofprecis.htm - A Précis of the Liturgy
Jane Dominic Laurel, OP

Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, of the St Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters, Nashville, Tennessee, finds in the words of the Our Father a summary of God's plan of salvation as realized in the liturgy. LORD'S PRAYER EUCHARIST HEAVEN SACRAMENTS EMMANUEL CHRIST

3. PRAYER - JOYMYS.TXT - A Scriptural Reflection on the Rosary
Maryann Marshall



4. PRAYER - JOYMYS.ZIP - A Scriptural Reflection on the Rosary
Maryann Marshall



5. PRAYER - ADOROTE.TXT - Adoro Te Devote
St. Thomas Aquinas

O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee, Who truly art within the forms before me; To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee, As failing quite in contemplating Thee.

6. PRAYER - REPARBVM.TXT - An Act of Reparation for Blasphemies Against the B.V.M.
Raccolta

This act of reparation was taken from the 1957 edition of The Raccolta.

7. PRAYER - SPIRCOMM.TXT - An Act of Spiritual Communion
St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori



8. PRAYER - INCENTIV.TXT - An Incentive to Prayer
Cardinal Spellman

An inspiring discourse by Cardinal Spellman on the practice of praying the Divine Office. SPELLMAN BREVIARY DIVINE OFFICE LITURGY HOURS

9. PRAYER - ANGELIC.TXT - Angelic Trisagion
Trinitarians

This hymn of devotion to the Blessed Trinity is the official prayer of the Order of the Blessed Trinity, otherwise known as the Trinitarians. This devotion has been recited by them and their affiliates for centuries in praise of the Trinity. Latin and English.

10. PRAYER - ANIMACHR.TXT - Anima Christi
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. PRAYER ANIMA CHRISTI

11. PRAYER - ANNCINO.TXT - Annunciation Novena
NA

Novena to be said between March 17th - 25th. I greet you, Ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power! I greet you, Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and refuge of sinners!

12. PRAYER - AOPABOUT.TXT - Apostleship of Prayer
AOP

This is a short description of the Apostleship of Prayer along with an example of a morning offering which can be used in conjunction with the monthly intentions. PRAYER APOSTLESHIP INTENTIONS HISTORY MORNING OFFERING

13. Prayer - intercesjp2 - Approved Prayer for the intercession of Pope John Paul II
Diocese of Rome

The Diocese of Rome published this prayer to implore favors through the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II. The prayer was disseminated by the postulator of the cause of his beatification, Monsignor Slawomir Oder, of the Diocese of Torun, Poland. The monsignor is currently judicial vicar of the Court of Appeals of the Diocese of Rome. BEATIFICATION CANONIZATION

14. PRAYER - ATTENDOM.TXT - Attende Domine (Hearken, O Lord)
NA

Mozarabic 10th Century Hymn of Praise

15. PRAYER - ESCRPRAY.TXT - Bl. Josemaria Escriva Prayer Card
Opus Dei

Prayer for the canonization and intercession of the Founder of Opus Dei, who was beatified May 17, 1992. ESCRIVA OPUS DEI PRAYER

16. PRAYER - MIR-MED.TXT - Blessing and Investiture with Miraculous Medal
NA

The blessing and enrollment of the Miraculous Medal as found in the Roman Ritual.

17. PRAYER - ARSENIOS.TXT - Blessing-Psalter
St. Arsenios of Cappadocia

Saint Arsenios used to use the Psalms for blessings, especialy when there was no prescribed blessing for a particular occasion. The correspondence between the psalms and different occasions is provided in this file.

18. PRAYER - PORTILLO.TXT - Bp. Alvaro del Portillo Prayer Card
Opus Dei

Private prayer for the intercession of the Prelate of Opus Dei (d. March 23, 1994) and first successor to Bl. Josemaria Escriva. DEL PORTILLO OPUS DEI PRAYER

19. Prayer - zbrwnscap.htm - Brown Scapular: a Silent Devotion
Father Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.

For the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 16 July 2008, ZENIT presented an article written by Discalced Carmelite Father Kieran Kavanaugh, on the devotion of the brown Carmelite scapular. Father Kavanaugh is the English translator of the writings of both St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. He is a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies and was the vice postulator for the canonization of St. Edith Stein. CRUSADES ST SIMON STOCK SACRAMENTALS SABBATINE PRIVILEGE

20. PRAYER - BYZPRAY.TXT - Byzantine Catholic Prayers
NA

Various prayers said by Byzantine Catholics. HAIL MARY CREED JESUS PRAYER COMMEND HOLY SPIRIT WORK REPENTANCE ANGELS NICHOLAS CYRIL METHODIUS GUARDIAN ANGEL EVENING MEALS

21. Prayer - cathconteast.htm - Catholic Contemplative Life in the East
Egidio Picucci

This article examines the recent increase in contemplative religious vocations in Thailand. It is fostered by the Thai mindset, which regards the life of a monk as ideal, and by the Bishops' conviction that all Catholic young people should spend time in a monastery. POOR CLARES FRANCISCANS CAPUCHINS INCULTURATION BUDDHISM

22. PRAYER - PROCHAP.TXT - Chaplet of Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J.
Bl. Miguel Pro, S.J.

This chaplet may be said as a Novena to Blessed Miguel.

23. PRAYER - MIKECHAP.TXT - Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel
NA

The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels.

24. PRAYER - CHRNOVEN.TXT - Christmas Novena
NA

The Christmas Novena begins on Sunday, November 29, and runs through Christmas Day. NOVENA CHRISTMAS

25. PRAYER - CHRISTUS.TXT - Christus Vincit
NA

Christ Lord of Glory Contains the Latin and English version of this Ambrosian Chant.

26. PRAYER - CONMARY.TXT - Consecration to Mary
NA

O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart.

27. PRAYER - KOLBEACT.TXT - Consecration to Mary
Knights of the Immaculata

Form of total consecration of the Militiae Immaculatae of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Uploaded by Kenneth P. Klamut. MARY CONSECRATION MILITIAE IMMACULATAE KOLBE

28. Prayer - DMNOVENA.HTM - Divine Mercy Novena
Blessed Faustina

Unlike other novenas, where people ask for something from God through the intercession of His Saints, the Divine Mercy Novena is intended to be prayed for graces and salvation to be given to other people. Jesus asked that this novena be prayed prior to the requested Feast of Divine Mercy (the Sunday after Easter), beginning on Good Friday.

29. PRAYER - NOVERIM.TXT - Domine Iesu, Noverim Me (Lord Jesus, Let Me Know Myself)
St. Augustine

Written by St. Augustine; (354-430).

30. PRAYER - FRACROWN.TXT - Franciscan Crown Rosary
NA

(Seraphic Rosary) Rosary of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary

31. PRAYER - FRANROS.TXT - Franciscan Crown Rosary
NA

FRANCISCAN ROSARY PRAYER

32. Prayer - GULMONAS.HTM - From Gulags to Monasteries
Emilia Vandyc

A religious of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate recounts how the Rosary gave strength to Ukrainian Catholics suffering persecution under Communism, to the extent that "those 'Hail Marys' transformed the gulags into ... 'monasteries' of prayer." MARY GREEK CATHOLIC

33. Prayer - ourfath.htm - Homily on the Our Father
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, MFVA, in his homily of 11 October 2006, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, preached on the Lord's Prayer. Basing his commentary on the Catechism, Father treated each of the seven petitions that go to make up the perfect prayer. LUKE MATTHEW

34. PRAYER - sayros.htm - How to Say the Rosary
NA

A short explanation of how to say the rosary. OUR FATHER HAIL MARY GLORY BE APOSTLES CREED ROSARY

35. Prayer - ROSARFLC.HTM - Index of Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae
EWTN

A series of reflections by theologians of and associated with the Holy See on Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter of October 2002, proclaiming the Year of the Rosary. PRAYER CHRIST MARY DE MONTFORT CONTEMPLATION GOSPEL SCRIPTURE HESYCHASM PSALTER MENTAL PRAYER AKATHISTOS MYSTERIES ALAN DE LA ROCHE MYSTERIES MEDITATION LECTIO DIVINA CHARITY HUMAN LIFE

36. Prayer - zinterprayer.htm - Interior Prayer: Founded on Loving Much
ZENIT

Interior prayer is not a technique, but an attitude of love that makes our sacramental life more fruitful, says Father Jacques Philippe, of the Community of the Beatitudes. In this interview with ZENIT, conducted by Carrie Gress, Father Philippe discusses the simple precepts of interior prayer, common misconceptions and the fruit that can be expected when added to the sacramental life. MENTAL PRAYER

37. PRAYER - DIOFFICE.TXT - Introduction to the Roman Breviary
Fr. William J. Lallou

This file, by Rev. William J. Lallou, provides the history of the Divine Office, the divisions of the Roman Breviary, the different parts of the Liturgy of the Hours and discusses the excellence of the practice of saying the Divine Office. LALLOU DIVINE OFFICE BREVIARY LITURGY HOURS

38. PRAYER - JPJUBPRA.TXT - Jubilee Prayer for the Holy Year
John Paul II

Prayer of the Holy Father for the first year of the immediate preparation for the great Jubilee Year 2000.

39. Prayer - LATROSAR.HTM - Latin Prayers
NA

A treasury of Latin and English prayers including the rosary, several litanies and various psalms.

40. PRAYER - LAUDA.TXT - Lauda, Sion, Salvatorem
St. Thomas Aquinas

Sequence for the Mass of Corpus Christi.

41. PRAYER - LIBERA-M.TXT - Libera Me (Deliver Me, Lord Jesus Christ)
NA

From the Roman Missal. Latin and English.

42. PRAYER - SHLITANY.TXT - Litaniae Cordis Sanctae Iesu (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
NA

Latin and English.

43. PRAYER - DOLORO.TXT - Litany & Consecration to Our Lady of Sorrows
Pope Pius VII

The Litany of Our Lady of Sorrows and Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Seven Sorrows. Litany composed by Pope Pius VII while in captivity by Napoleon. For private devotions, especially on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15th, Holy Saturday, and on the Feast of the Seven Founders of the Servants of Mary, February 17th. From the Servite Manual, 1947. MARY BVM LITANY CONSECRATION SERVITES SORROW PIUS VII

44. PRAYER - PHILPRAY.TXT - Litany and Novena to St. Philomena
John Vianney

This file contains a litany written by St. John Vianney and also includes a novena.

45. PRAYER - LITPRIES.TXT - Litany for Priests
NA



46. Prayer - LOURDES.HTM - Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes
NA



47. PRAYER - LITHS.TXT - Litany of the Holy Ghost
NA

For private use.

48. PRAYER - SANGUIS.TXT - Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ
NA

(Litaniae Pretiosissimi Sanguinis Domini Nostri Iesu Christi) This Litany in honor of Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was drawn up by the Sacred Congregation of Rites and promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960.

49. PRAYER - INFJESUS.TXT - Little Crown of the Infant Jesus of Prague
Ann Ball

Taken from 'A Handbook for Catholic Sacramentals' by Ann Ball published by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Div. CROWN INFANT JESUS PRAGUE

50. PRAYER - 09294A.TXT - Little Office of Our Lady
Catholic Encyclopedia

A liturgical devotion to the Blessed Virgin, in imitation of, and in addition to, the Divine Office. It is first heard of in the middle of the eighth century at Monte Cassino.

51. Prayer - bearburdens.htm - Lives Given to Bear This World's Burdens
Anna Maria Canopi

The Foundress of the Benedictine Abbey "Mater Ecclesiae", San Giulio Island, Orta, Italy, describes the crucial role played by cloistered nuns in this corrupt world. MARY OBLATION RELIGIOUS CONSECRATED LIFE CONTEMPLATIVES PRAYER HOLINESS

52. PRAYER - LORICA.HTM - Lorica c. 377
St. Patrick

ST PATRICK LORICA BREASTPLATE

53. PRAYER - XMSML.TXT - Meal Prayers for the Christmas Season
NA

Includes before and after Breakfast and before and after Dinner. Part of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas Kit.' Published by the Liturgical Press. PRAYER GRACE CHRISTMAS

54. Prayer - NEWMNROS.HTM - Meditation for the Feast of the Holy Rosary, 5 October 1879
Cardinal John Henry Newman

This message was delivered by Cardinal Newman on Sunday, 5 October 1879. He was then 78 years of age, and was speaking "from his heart" to the boys at Oscott College, in Birmingham, England. Five months previously, Newman was in Rome to be created Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII. MEDITATION HOLY FAMILY

55. Prayer - ROSLOURD.HTM - Meditation on the Rosary in Relation to Lourdes
Anonymous

This meditation on the rosary and its relationship with the events of the Apparition of Lourdes reveals the deep relationship between the two. MARY PRAYER ROSARY LOURDES BERNADETTE

56. PRAYER - STJOSPRY.TXT - Memorare to St. Joseph & Act of Consecration to St. Joseph
NA



57. PRAYER - MMNOVENA.TXT - Miraculous Medal Novena
NA

Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

58. PRAYER - MERCY.TXT - Mission of Mercy, Three O'Clock Prayer for Mercy
George W. Kosicki, C.S.B.

'At three o'clock implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion... (Diary 1320). This file contains the 3:0

59. PRAYER - NONNOBIS.TXT - Non Nobis
NA

Text of the hymn approved by the Church and also the text used in the movie 'Henry V'.

60. PRAYER - NOVBLASE.TXT - Novena in Honor of St. Blase
NA

O GOD, deliver us through the intercession of Thy holy bishop and martyr Blase, from all evil of soul and body, especially from all ills of the throat; and grant us the grace to make a good confession in the confident hope of obtaining Thy pardon, and ever to praise with worthy lips Thy most holy name.

61. PRAYER - NOVERAS.TXT - Novena in honor of St. Erasmus
NA

O God, grant us through the intercession of Thy dauntless bishop and martyr Erasmus, who so valiantly confessed the Faith, that we may learn the doctrine of this faith, practice its precepts, and thereby be made worthy to attain its promises.

62. Prayer - NOVERAS.HTM - Novena in Honor of St. Erasmus
NA

O God, grant us through the intercession of Thy dauntless bishop and martyr Erasmus, who so valiantly confessed the Faith, that we may learn the doctrine of this faith, practice its precepts, and thereby be made worthy to attain its promises.

63. PRAYER - NOVGEOR.TXT - Novena in Honor of St. George
NA

O GOD, who didst grant to St. George strength and constancy in the various torments which he sustained for our holy faith; we beseech Thee to preserve, through his intercession, our faith from wavering and doubt, so that we may serve Thee with a sincere heart faithfully unto death.

64. PRAYER - CARMELNO.HTM - Novena of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Unknown

Feast Day: July 16th. Novena: July 7-15. O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother! CARMEL CARMELITES MARY NOVENA

65. PRAYER - PERPHELP.TXT - Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
NA

Behold, O Mother of Perpetual Help, at thy feet a wretched sinner, who has recourse to thee and trusts in thee.

66. PRAYER - NOVJOE.TXT - Novena to St. Joseph
NA



67. PRAYER - NOVPERE.TXT - Novena to St. Peregrine
NA

Patron saint of those suffering from cancer.

68. PRAYER - NOVTHER.TXT - Novena to St. Theresa the Little Flower
NA

Nine day novena to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus.

69. PRAYER - ROSENOV.TXT - Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus
NA

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.

70. PRAYER - PARANOV.TXT - Novena to the Holy Ghost
NA



71. PRAYER - 7GIFTS.HTM - Novena to the Holy Ghost for the Seven Gifts
Holy Ghost Fathers

A traditional novena to the Holy Spirit asking for the Seven Gifts: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Knowledge, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. This Novena was featured on EWTN's web page at Pentecost, 1997.

72. PRAYER - PRAGNOV.TXT - Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague
NA

O Jesus, Who has said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened," through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.

73. PRAYER - SHNOVENA.TXT - Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
NA



74. PRAYER - SACRUM.TXT - O Sacred Banquet (O Sacrum Convivium)
NA

O sacred banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

75. PRAYER - OBSECRO-.TXT - Obsecro Te, Dulcissime Domine Iesu Christe
NA

(I Beseech Thee, Most Sweet Jesus Christ)

76. Prayer - officparvbvm.htm - Officium Parvum B. Mariae Virginis
N/A

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Latin, according to the Dominican Rite. For private recitation. The Little Office began as an abridged version of the Common of the Blessed Virgin in the Divine Office. In the 10th century, it became widespread as a votive office, and in the 11th century was reorganized by St. Peter Damian. By the 12th century it was used throughout Europe and obligatory for all clergy. It was also popular among the laity. The obligation was lifted by St. Pius V in 1568. At the Council of Trent, the Little Office was deemphasized in favor of the Divine Office, the prayer of the Church. After Trent, the Little Office became a devotional office, prayed by nonclerical religious. It was revised in 1952, with the addition of many new texts. With the reform of the Liturgy after Vatican II, the Little Office was again reorganized to conform to the prayer of the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours.

77. Prayer - ZPRAYBOD.HTM - On Praying With the Body, According to St. Dominic
ZENIT

To pray with all one's body is to love with all one's heart, says Dominican Sister Catherine Aubin, author of a book (Prier avec son corps à la manière de saint Dominique) on the subject. The French nun is a professor of sacramental theology and spiritual theology at the Regina Mundi Pontifical Institute, the Claretianum Institute of Theology of the Consecrated Life, and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. ST DOMINIC POSTURES

78. Prayer - arinzpers.htm - On the Importance of Personal Prayer in Christian Life
Cardinal Francis Arinze

This is the Keynote Address given by Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the 13th Annual Lenten Symposium, presented by the Holy Trinity Apostolate in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. on 6 March 2010. LITURGICAL PRAYER COMMUNITY PRAYER SILENCE MEDITATION

79. PRAYER - ORATIO-A.TXT - Oratio ad Sanctum Ioseph Ante Missam
NA

(Prayer to St. Joseph Before Mass From the Roman Missal. Latin and English.

80. Prayer - zperpador.htm - Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: a Parish's Fuel
ZENIT

Monsignor Michele Placido Giordano is archpriest of the Church of the Most Holy Savior, Mistretta, one of only a handful of churches in Italy where perpetual adoration is practiced. On 9 Nov. 2006, Benedict XVI urged a rediscovery of this practice, when he met with participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Committee for the International Eucharistic Congresses. In this interview, Monsignor Giordano talked about Eucharistic adoration. BLESSED SACRAMENT PRAYER

81. Prayer - rosmyst.htm - Pray the Rosary, Enter Deeply into the Mystery
Jean Galot, S.J.

The Rosary, although addressed to Mary, encourages us to follow her gaze to her Son and to meditate on the Mystery of the Kingdom He came to establish with her cooperation. All the mysteries shed light on "the Virgin's relationship with the mystery of Christ." LUMINOUS MYSTERIES

82. PRAYER - BONAVENT.TXT - Prayer
St. Bonaventure

One of Fr. Peter Pilsner's favorite prayers. BONAVENTURE PRAYER

83. PRAYER - NEWMAN.TXT - Prayer
Cardinal Newman

One of Fr. Peter Pilsner's favorite prayers. NEWMAN PRAYER

84. Prayer - EMPLOY.HTM - Prayer for Employment
NA

May be used by anyone looking for work.

85. PRAYER - EMPLOY.TXT - Prayer for Employment
Fr. Anthony A. Petrusic

Taken from the prayerbook, 'Lift Up Your Hearts', published by Roman, Inc, Roselle, IL, Rev. Anthony A. Petrusic 1989. PETRUSIC PRAYER EMPLOYMENT

86. PRAYER - PRAPEACE.TXT - Prayer for Peace
Pope Pius XII

This prayer for peace by Pope Pius the XII was uploaded by Bernard Tiffany. PIUS XII PRAYER PEACE

87. PRAYER - LADYIMMA.TXT - Prayer in Honor of the Immaculate Conception
NA

Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His Mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly on the wretched who implore thy powerful patronage.

88. PRAYER - GALGANI.TXT - Prayer of St. Gemma Galgani
St. Gemma

Taken from 'Prayer Book of the Saints, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. GALGANI PRAYER

89. PRAYER - PROPRAY.TXT - Prayer to the Heart of Jesus
Bl. Miguel Pro, S.J.

"Does our life become from day to day more painful, more oppressive, more replete with sufferings? Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so. If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, and only this love, grounded on suffering, can carry the Cross of my Lord, Jesus Christ." --Fr. Pro

90. PRAYER - MARYMAGD.HTM - Prayers to St. Mary Magdalene
NA

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by the intercession of blessed Mary Magdalen, entreated by whose prayers Thou didst raise up again to life her brother Lazarus, who had been dead four days. Thou Who livest and reignest forever. Amen.

91. Prayer - ROSRCONT.HTM - Praying, Not Saying, the Rosary Helps Us Become Christ-like Contemplatives
Fr Sebastian Vazhakala, M.C.

Reflecting on Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, the co-founder (with Mother Teresa) of the Missionaries of Charity draws attention to the contemplative dimension of the Rosary, which is essential. CONTEMPLATION LUMINOUS MYSTERIES OF LIGHT MARY

92. Prayer - RFLROSR1.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 1
Rev. Riccardo Barile

Inspired by the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Fr. Barile, of the Dominican Theological Faculty of Bologna, traces the Rosary's development, in structure and content, from the time of the Fathers. HESYCHASM PSALTER MENTAL PRAYER AKATHISTOS MYSTERIES ALAN DE LA ROCHE

93. Prayer - RFROSR10.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 10
M. Anna Maria Canopi, O.S.B.

A Benedictine nun, of the abbey Mater Ecclesiae, on an island in Lake Orta, Italy, reflects on John Paul II's Rosarium Virginis Mariae. She writes that the Rosary brings us closer to Mary, and Mary is our "stairway to Jesus." CONTEMPLATION MEDIATRIX

94. Prayer - RFLROSR2.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 2
Jesus Catellano Cervera, O.C.D.

A professor from the Pontificial Institute for Spirituality ("Teresianum") draws on Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, to show how meditative praying of the Rosary can bring us to contemplation, a "gaze of the heart" on God. MARY MYSTERIES MEDITATION LECTIO DIVINA

95. Prayer - RFLROSR3.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 3
Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi

Bishop Crepaldi, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, draws Marian implications for the Church's social doctrine from Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae. CHARITY MARY HUMAN LIFE

96. Prayer - RFLROSR4.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 4
Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B.

Archbishop Amato, Secretary of the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, echoes the teaching of John Paul II's Rosarium Virginis Mariae, that the Rosary is a Christ-centered prayer, in which the Face of Christ may be contemplated through the eyes of Mary. LUMINOUS MYSTERIES CONTEMPLATION

97. Prayer - RFLROSR5.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 5
Rev. Enzo Bianchi

Father Bianchi, Prior of the Monastery of Bose, considers how the Rosary has developed in the Christian spiritual tradition over the centuries, comparing it with the Jesus Prayer of the eastern Church, and contrasting it with repetitive prayers in nonchristian traditions. See Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae. MONKS HESYCHASM JEWS MANTRA BUDDHISM ISLAM SUFISM PRAYER OF THE HEART

98. Prayer - RFLROSR6.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 6
Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo

Cardinal Lopez Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, calls for a return to the domestic church of the apostolic era. Citing the Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae of Pope John Paul II, he encourages use of the Rosary in family prayer. SECULARISM MEDIA EVANGELIZATION CHILDREN

99. Prayer - RFLROSR7.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 7
François-Marie Léthel

Professor Léthel, a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, examines the influence of St. Louis de Montfort on the Holy Father, as reflected in his Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae. ROSARY MARY HOLY SPIRIT

100. Prayer - RFLROSR8.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 8
Mons. Marcello Bordoni

Mons. Marcello Bordoni, Secretary of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, shows that meditation on the mysteries of Christ is "indispensable for the spiritual nourishment and growth of the Christian." The Rosary takes Mary as our model, since "no one has ever devoted himself to the contemplation of the face of Christ as faithfully as Mary." See Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae.LITURGY

101. Prayer - RFLROSR9.HTM - Reflections on Rosarium Virginis Mariae - 9
Salvatore M. Perrella, O.S.M.

Father Perella, from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of the 'Marianum', reviews the emphasis of recent Popes on the Rosary, as a defense against modern errors (Leo XIII to Pius XII) and as a compendium of the Gospel (John XXIII to John Paul II). See John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae. MODERNISM LITANY OF LORETO APOSTOLIC INDULGENCE THEOTOKOS PSALTER

102. PRAYER - PRAYCROS.TXT - Rhythmical Prayer to the Sacred Members of Jesus Hanging on the Cross
St. Bernard

This beautiful prayer is ascribed to St. Bernard.

103. PRAYER - BRWNSCAP.TXT - Rite of Blessing and Enrollment with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
NA

This is for anyone NOT previously enrolled with the Brown Scapular. Once a person has been enrolled, they are enrolled FOR LIFE. Whenever their scapular needs to be replaced, they NEVER need to be enrolled again NOR must their new scapular be blessed. It is blessed by the fact it is worn by the person already enrolled in the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

104. PRAYER - CONFRA.TXT - Rosary Confraternity
NA

A booklet on the Rosary Confraternity. Read this booklet to understand the great spiritual benifits which membership of the Confraternity brings. ROSARY PRAYER INDULGENCES CONFRATERNITY

105. Prayer - examconscience.htm - Sacrament of Penance: Examination of Conscience
Father John Trigilio

Preparatory to a confession of sins in the Sacrament of Penance, an examination of conscience in light of each of the Ten Commandments, with an act of contrition. RECONCILIATION REPENTANCE

106. PRAYER - SACATHOL.TXT - Save America and Our Families
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Kathleen McKee, SA&F coordinator, feels that to pray, is the greatest tool we have in order to save America from such things as abortion, homosexual unions, pornography, violence, etc. This file includes a petition that can be ordered. MCKEE AMERICA FAMILES PRAYER

107. Prayer - ANGELUS.HTM - Short History of the Angelus
Giuseppe Luppino

A short summary of development, from the 3 Hail Marys of the 12th century to the Angelus of today. ANNUNCIATION INCARNATION

108. PRAYER - PANGE.TXT - Sing My Tongue, the Saviour's Glory
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'Pange, Lingua, gloriosi' Sing, my tongue, the Saviour's glory, Of His Flesh the mystery sing; Of the Blood, all price exceeding, Shed by our immortal King, Destined, for the world's redemption, From a noble womb to spring.

109. Prayer - star.htm - Stella Maris
Anonymous

This Marian hymn, presented here in Latin with an English translation, dates back to the ninth century. It was especially popular in the Middle Ages, and in 1884 was adopted (in Latin) as their anthem by the Acadian people in the Canadian Maritimes. MARY

110. PRAYER - APCREED.TXT - Symbolum Apostolorum (Apostle's Creed)
NA

An English and Latin translation of the Apostles Creed.

111. PRAYER - TE-DEUM.TXT - Te Deum
NA

Sometimes called the Ambrosian Hymn because of its association with St. Ambrose, is a traditional hymn of joy and thanksgiving. Latin and English.

112. PRAYER - THANKSPY.TXT - Thanksgiving After Mass
St. Thomas Aquinas

Prayer submitted by Fr John Trigilio from the Sacramentary. Good meditation after Communion. PRAYER COMMUNION AQUINAS

113. PRAYER - AKATHIS2.TXT - The Akathist Hymn
St. Romanus

Attributed to St. Romanus, this hymn was written in honor of the Mother of God, the Theotokus. This translation was taken from "My Faithful Guide to the Byzantine Melkite Liturgy." It contains the nine odes and the 24 chants.

114. PRAYER - AKATHIS.TXT - The Akathistos
Fr. Hal Stockert

Fr. Hal Stockert from Fishnet introduces western Catholics to The Akathistos, a very special Marian Devotion, one of enormous antiquity, going back nearly a thousand years before even the Rosary began to reach out into the world. MARY AKATHISTOS BYZANTINE PRAYER EASTERN

115. PRAYER - ANGRC.TXT - The Angelus & The Regina Caeli
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('The Angel of the Lord' and 'Queen of Heaven') in Latin/English. By ancient custom, the Angelus is recited throughout the year and the Regina Caeli during Easter time at dawn, noon, and in the evening. Uploaded by Robert P Sheehan. MARY ANGELUS REGINA CAELI LATIN PIOUS CUSTOM

116. Prayer - TRINITAR.HTM - The Art of Trinitarian Prayer
Jesus Castellano Cervera

The writer draws on Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Novo Millennio Ineunte, to echo the Holy Father in urging prayer in a Trinitarian mode, for the strength to meet the challenges of the new millennium. LITURGY PERSONAL MYSTIC LECTIO DIVINA HOURS

117. PRAYER - CROSS.TXT - The Cross
NA

The cross is the hope of Christians the cross is the resurrection of the dead the cross is the way of the lost

118. PRAYER - FAMCROSS.TXT - The Family and the Cross
Joseph Breig

1959 The Stations of the Cross and their relation to family life. Fourteen down-to-earth, inspiring essays on the Stations of the Cross--written especially for Catholic families. JESUS DEATH CROSS STATIONS FAMILY BRIEG

119. PRAYER - FAMCROSS.ZIP - The Family and the Cross
Joseph Breig

1959 The Stations of the Cross and their relation to family life. Fourteen down-to-earth, inspiring essays on the Stations of the Cross--written especially for Catholic families. JESUS DEATH CROSS STATIONS FAMILY BRIEG

120. PRAYER - LIFEROS.TXT - The Life Rosary - The Power of Prayer
NA

This series of meditations on the rosary focuses on the need to pray to end abortion at the abortion clinics in our state, our country and the world.

121. Prayer - MYSTROSA.HTM - The Mysteries of the Rosary
Dom Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

1949 Translated and published by Monks of Marmion Abbey, Aurora, Illinois. Meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary, for the sole purpose of helping devoted souls to recite the Rosary better. MYSTERY JOYFUL SORROWFUL GLORIOUS ANNUNCIATION VISITATION BIRTH PRESENTATION FOUND IN THE TEMPLE AGONY SCOURGING CROWNING CARRIES DIES CROSS RESURRECTION ASCENSION DESCENT HOLY SPIRIT APOSTLES ASSUMPTION CORONATION JESUS MARY

122. PRAYER - STEPHREM.TXT - The Prayer of St. Ephrem
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The Prayer of St. Ephrem is taken in the Byzantine Church during the Liturgy of the Presanctified (Liturgy of Pope St. Gregory the Great, taken by both Catholic and Orthodox alike during this period), during all services of the Divine Office during Lent and at various other times during the day - recommended at morning, noon, evening - upon arising and before retiring for the night.

123. PRAYER - BRIDPRAY.HTM - The Prayers of Saint Bridget
St. Bridget

This file contains the 15 prayers of St. Bridget.

124. PRAYER - ROMANN.TXT - The Roman Ritual, Index
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Index for 'The Roman Ritual'.

125. PRAYER - ROMAN2.TXT - The Roman Ritual, Part 2
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Contains blessings and other sacramentals, processions exorcism, litanies, blessings formerly reserved to religious orders, reception of converts, profession of faith, itinerarium, prayers at meals and oath against modernism. Philip T. Weller, S.T.D. (translator) Published in 1964 by the Bruce Publishing Co. PERSON ANIMALS THINGS PLACES SACRED ORDINARY FEASTS DAYS ROSARIES

126. PRAYER - ROMAN2.ZIP - The Roman Ritual, Part 2
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Contains blessings and other sacramentals, processions exorcism, litanies, blessings formerly reserved to religious orders, reception of converts, profession of faith, itinerarium, prayers at meals and oath against modernism. Philip T. Weller, S.T.D. (translator) Published in 1964 by the Bruce Publishing Co. PERSON ANIMALS THINGS PLACES SACRED ORDINARY FEASTS DAYS ROSARIES

127. PRAYER - ROMAN1.TXT - The Roman Ritual, Part I
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Contains the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI on the Roman Ritual, the rites for all the Sacraments, the seven Penitential Psalms, the Litany of the Saints and the Liturgy for the Faithful Departed. Philip T. Weller, S.T.D. (translator) Published in 1964 by the Bruce Publishing Co. BAPTISM ADULTS CHILDREN WATER CONFIRMATION HOLY EUCHARIST COMMUNION MASS

128. PRAYER - ROMAN1.ZIP - The Roman Ritual, Part I
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Contains the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI on the Roman Ritual, the rites for all the Sacraments, the seven Penitential Psalms, the Litany of the Saints and the Liturgy for the Faithful Departed. Philip T. Weller, S.T.D. (translator) Published in 1964 by the Bruce Publishing Co. BAPTISM ADULTS CHILDREN WATER CONFIRMATION HOLY EUCHARIST COMMUNION MASS

129. PRAYER - RLPRAYBK.TXT - The Rural Life Prayerbook
Alban J. Dachauer

Little manual of prayers and blessings compiled by Alban J. Dachauer, S.J. Contains numerous hard to find prayers for many different occasions as well as many blessings taken from the Roman Ritual covering the home and people, food and drink, farm animals and their needs, fields and crops and buildings and vehicles. Published by the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310-2199. NCRLC COUNTRY SEASON BLESSING PRA

130. PRAYER - RLPRAYBK.ZIP - The Rural Life Prayerbook
Alban J. Dachauer

Little manual of prayers and blessings compiled by Alban J. Dachauer, S.J. Contains numerous hard to find prayers for many different occasions as well as many blessings taken from the Roman Ritual covering the home and people, food and drink, farm animals and their needs, fields and crops and buildings and vehicles. Published by the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310-2199. NCRLC COUNTRY SEASON BLESSING PRA

131. PRAYER - NEWSTATN.HTM - The Stations of the Cross
John Henry Cardinal Newman

Prayers to accompany the Stations of the Cross, written by Cardoinal newman..

132. PRAYER - VENICREA.TXT - Veni, Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest)
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One of the most widely used hymns in the Church, Veni, Creator Spiritus, is attributed to Rabanus Maurus; (776-856). It is used at Vespers, Pentecost, Dedication of a Church, Confirmation, and Holy Orders and whenever the Holy Spirit is solemnly invoked.

133. PRAYER - CROSSWAY.TXT - Way of the Cross
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This was compiled by 3 homeschooling children (ages 10, 8, and 5) from several versions of The Way of the Cross as their Lenten school project. It has been well received, even by non-Catholics.

134. PRAYER - ADORAMUS.TXT - We Adore Thee
St. Francis

Adoramus Te. This prayer by St. Francis was inspired by the Antiphon: Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundi, which was part of the Liturgy for Good Friday.

135. PRAYER - WINDPRAY.TXT - Windows for Prayer
Dennis J. Billy, C.SS.R.

This article on the use of icons in prayer also provides a helpful review of the various types or stages of prayer, and shows how icons can lead us to closer union with God. This article was taken from the December 1996 issue of The Priest.

136. PRAYER - WITHBLES.TXT - With the Blessing of the Church
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Translated by Most Rev. J. H. Schlarman, these are thirty-two blessings lifted from the Roman Ritual to raise ordinary objects to a supernatural realm-- rural life to be incorporated into Christ. Published by the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310-2199. NCRLC BLESSING FARM SACRAMENT PRAYERS

137. PRAYER - WITHBLES.ZIP - With the Blessing of the Church
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Translated by Most Rev. J. H. Schlarman, these are thirty-two blessings lifted from the Roman Ritual to raise ordinary objects to a supernatural realm-- rural life to be incorporated into Christ. Published by the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310-2199. NCRLC BLESSING FARM SACRAMENT PRAYERS