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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Devotions, Marian Devotions29.1 min read

    The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success is prayed from the 24th of January to the 1st of February. Join in these prayers here.

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  • Categories: Mass1.7 min read

    Saint Padre Pio a Modern Day Mystic Saint Padre Pio is a great Catholic Saint who lived in the 20th Century. He was an extremely holy man and was one of the few Saints privileged to receive the stigmata of Christ, that is the wounds of Our Blessed Lord. He also had a great devotion [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Devotions2.3 min read

    The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows Today, the 15th of September, is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows where we recall the 7 sorrows, or dolors of Our Blessed Mother, which are listed below. Devotion to Our Lady's sorrows is a powerful way of uniting ourselves with our Crucified Lord and of appreciating [...]

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    The Exaltation of the Holy Cross The 14th of September is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This is a significant day for Catholics, as it is the day that Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his Moto Proprio Summorum Pontificum declaring that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite was never abrogated - [...]

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  • Categories: Ave Maria Press, Devotions16.8 min read

    Pray the Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows occurs on the 15th of September - on this great feast day we remember the sorrows of Our Blessed Mother during her life. Through her sorrows she obtained for us poor sinners countless graces to save our souls. On the [...]

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  • Our Lady Assumed into Heaven Patroness of South Africa: Mary Assumed into Heaven is the Patroness of South Africa, and therefore today's feast day is one of great celebration for our country. This year has been challenging for our country and those in positions of government, who have had to make difficult decisions to lead [...]

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  • Categories: Sacred Heart of Jesus1.6 min read

    The Sacred Heart of Jesus is God’s Heart Our Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He has two natures, a human and a divine, which are hypo-statically united into one person. The Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. His Heart, although being formed in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary [...]

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  • Categories: Liturgical Formation, Uncategorized1.5 min read

    Septuagesima Sunday - 9th of February 2020 Catholics familiar with the calendar of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite will know that from Ash Wednesday the Church suppresses the Alleluia until it is heard again at the Easter Vigil. In the Calendar of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman the Alleluia is suppressed almost [...]

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  • Categories: Devotions, Uncategorized1.8 min read

    Novena to Our Lady of Good Success Below is the Novena to Our Lady of Good Success January 24, to February 1, Hail, Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the Father!Through the intercession of Mother Marianna de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (mention here)Our Father……Hail Mary…..Glory BeSt. Michael, pray for [...]

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  • Categories: Music, Uncategorized2.1 min read

    Pentecost 2019 - Veni Creator Spiritus Pentecost is the feast day at the end of the Easter Season when the church commemorates the Holy Ghost descended on the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Veni Creator Spiritus is a beautiful traditional hymn the dates back to about the 9th Century. Traditionally it can be [...]

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  • Categories: Devotions, Music, Uncategorized0.9 min read

    Litany of the Saints in Latin The first of November is the Feast of all Saints in the Catholic Church. The Litany of the Saints is often sung on this feast day. The Saints of members of the church triumphant and they have reached the purpose of human existence, the beatific vision of Almighty God [...]

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  • Categories: Devotions1.2 min read

    St Michael Prayer in Latin A Brief History of the Prayer: The following prayer is a prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII. He composed it after he received a vision of spiritual attacks which would be inflicted on the Catholic Church. St Michael is the patron of the church Militant. This prayer is usually recited [...]

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