Novena in Honor of Our Lord's Epiphany

Beginning December 28


The Feast of the Holy Innocents

DEC 28

The Feast of the Holy Innocents

3th Day of Christmas

4th Day within the Octave of Christmas

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: Massacre of the Innocents - after Jesus had been born ...

King Herod assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, and inquired of them where the Christ should be born. And they said to him: In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet: 


Then Herod having secretly called the Magi, inquired of them strictly the time at which the star appeared; and sending them to Bethlehem, said: Go, make strict inquiry for the young child: and when you have found him, bring me word, that I also may go and worship him.


And after hearing the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they had seen at its rising, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.


Herod, seeing that he had been deceived by the Magi, was greatly enraged; and, having sent out, he slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from the age of two years and under, according to the time which he had strictly inquired of the Magi. ...

(Matt 2:4-17)


Note: King Herod orders the execution of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Betlehem and the Catholic Church regards them as the first Christian martyrs.

Detail:Massacre of the Innocent, Jan Luyken, 1732. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00047. Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri



LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

DEC 29

St Thomas Becket of Canterbury

4th Day of Christmas

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: Three Magi from the East

But after Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem, saying:

Where is he that has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star at its rising, and have come to worship him. And hearing it, king Herod was alarmed, and all Jerusalem with him.


He assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, and inquired of them where the Christ should be born. They said to him:

In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet: ...

(Matt 2:1-17)


Note: Magi (Magus in plural) was a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persians. 

Detail: Journey of Three Kings, Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

DEC 30

6th Day within the Octave of Christmas

5th Day of Christmas

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: Three Magi from the East

And they said to him: In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet:

And thou, Bethlehem, land of Judah,

art by no means the least among the princes of Judah;

for out of thee shall come a Governor, who shall rule my people Israel.


Then Herod having secretly called the Magi, inquired of them strictly the time at which the star appeared; and sending them to Bethlehem, said:

Go, make strict inquiry for the young child: and when you have found him, bring me word, that I also may go and worship him.


And after hearing the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they had seen at its rising, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.


When they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.

(Matt 2:6-10)


Note: We do not know when the Magi suddenly became the "wise men" and we do not know why it was changed. There is a clear difference between wise men and the Magi (Magus in plural) was a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persians. 

Detail: Journey of Three Kings, Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

DEC 31

Saint Sylvester

6th Day of Christmas

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.


All things came into being through him, and without him came into being not one thing that is in being. In him is life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

There came a man, sent from God; his name was John: this man came for a testimony, that he might testify of the light, that all through him might believe. He was not the light, but came that he might testify of the light. That was the true light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world knew him not.


He came to his own country, and his own people received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, to those that believe on his name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.


John testified of him and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said: He that comes after me has been advanced before me, because he was before me.

(Joh 1:1-18)


Note: The Magi are on their way to pay homage to the birth of Jesus Christ ...  Above text is the today's Gospel.

Detail: Journey of Three Kings, Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).

.




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

JAN 1

Circumcision of Our Lord

7th Day of Christmas

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: 

And there were in the same country shepherds living in the fields, and keeping guard over their flock during the watches of the night. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were afraid with great fear.


And the angel said to them:

Fear not; for behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be for all the people; for there is born to you this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you: you shall find a babe swathed in a stall.


Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of his good pleasure.


And it came to pass when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go now to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.

(Luk 2:8-15)


Note: Above text is part of the Gospel of today (Luke 2:16-21). The Magi are on their way to pay homage to Jesus Christ ... 

Detail:  Annunciation of the Shepherds, after Rembrandt, 1634. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00125. Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

The Circumcision in the Stable, after Rembrandt, 1654. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00056. Used with Permission..

JAN 2

8th Day of Christmas


Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: 

And it came to pass when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another:

Let us go now to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.


They came in haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the stall. And when they had seen it, they made known concerning this thing that had been told them of this child. And all that heard were astonished at the things told to them by the shepherds.


But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.


The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all things that they had heard and seen as it had been told to them.



Note: Above text is yesterdays Gospel of the day (Luke 2:16-21). The Magi are on their way to pay homage to Jesus Christ ... 

Detail:  Adoration the Shepherds, Pieter de Jode, after Pieter Paul Rubens, 1660. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00122. Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

JAN 3

The Most Holy Name of Jesus

9th Day of Christmas

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: 

Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth,
and thick clouds cover the peoples;
but upon you the LORD shines,
and over you appears his glory.
Nations shall walk by your light,
and kings by your shining radiance.
Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you:
your sons come from afar,
and your daughters in the arms of their nurses.



Note: Above is todays Gospel (Isa 60:1-6). The Magi are on their way to pay homage to Jesus Christ ... 

Detail:  Christ with the Lamb, Paul Troger. Princely Collection. GR945. Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

JAN 4

10th Day of Christmas

Octabe Day of the Holy Innocents


Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: 

Beloved:
We receive from him whatever we ask,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit whom he gave us.

Beloved, do not trust every spirit
but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you can know the Spirit of God:
every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God,
and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus
does not belong to God.
This is the spirit of the antichrist
who, as you heard, is to come,
but in fact is already in the world.



Note: Above text is yesterdays Gospel of the day (1 Joh 3:22-4:6). The Magi are on their way to pay homage to Jesus Christ ... 

Copy: Madonna with Vetch Flower, Wilhelm von Köln..

The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00013. Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.



Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

JAN 5

11th Day of Christmas

(the Vigil of the Epiphany)

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)



Scripture: 

After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem, saying:

Where is he that has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star at its rising, and have come to worship him.


Herod having secretly called the Magi, inquired of them strictly the time at which the star appeared; and sending them to Bethlehem, said: Go, make strict inquiry for the young child: and when you have found him, bring me word, that I also may go and worship him.


After hearing the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they had seen at its rising, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.


(Matt 2:1-13)

Journey of Three Kings, Leopold Kupelwieser, 1825. Princely Collection. GE2499. Used with Permission.

Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.




Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).




Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri



LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

JAN 6

- epiphany -

12th Day of Christmas

Detail: Adoration of Kings, Richard van Orley, c. 1685. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00118. Used with Permission.

Commence the prayer:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Amen.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.

Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
Amen.

(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.

From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)



V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.

V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.

V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.

(For the Ehiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)


Scripture: 

Coming into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother; and falling down they worshipped him; and having opened their treasures they offered to him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.


And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew into their own country by another way. But after they had withdrawn, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying: Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there till I bring thee word; for Herod is about to seek for the young child, to destroy him.

(Matt 2:1-13)



Let us pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, to honor meetly the holy mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus,

and follow him humbly in our lives,

so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by Thee to little ones.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(For the Epiphany and its octave.

From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.




Guardian of virgins and father, holy Joseph,

to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, very Innoncence,

and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed:

I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges;

Jesus and Mary, free me from uncleanness,

and make me with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,

ever most chastely to serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. 

R. Amen.

(St Joseph. Patron Saint of Jubilee year 2021 and Terror of Demons.

Pope Pius IX, 1877.

From The Raccolta 1878, #139. Pope Pius IX).





Pray one:  Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father ...
Oremus:  Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri


Detail: Our Lady of the Rosary with St. Dominic and St. Catherine, Seville School, 1760.

The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00011. Used with Permission.

LORETO LITANY

Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis

(Our Lady of Loreto -

Patron of the Extened Jubilee Year (2019-2021)



V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.


V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

Detail: Last Judgement, Leonard Gaultier after Michelangelo,c. 1597. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00020. Used with Permission.

Please Note: We have tried to find a proper Novena to Honor Our Lord's Epiphany and like always there are many versions but we have not really found an official one. 


We have updated our first try, and this version is actually very nice. Instead of an own-created story, we added the scriptures about the Magi, including the annunciation to the shephards. We also used the daily readings under the section Scripture.


  • We commence with the angelic trisagion by Pope Clement XIV dated 1769. This is for the trinity as it is just a few days since the birth of Our Lord. The three Kings are on their way, first visiting King Herodes.
  • The second part is the Scripture - instead of a created story we tell the Truth. We have also added artwork to enhance the novena.
  • The next step is the "Epiphany and its octave" by Pope Pius IX.
  • Then the prayer to St Joseph as he is the Patron of the current Jubilee Year and Terror of Demons. 
  • Ending the novena with one Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be.
  • As an add on, the novena ends with the Loreto litany because Our Lady of Loreto is the extended jubilee year due to the virus.

    So, we have both Our Lady and Holy Joseph protecting us this year and it surely must mean something...