Hymn: O gente felix O house of Nazareth the blest,Fair hostess of the Lord,The Church was nurtured at thy breastAnd shared thy scanty hoard. In all the spreading lands of earth.The wandering sun may seeNo dearer spot, no ampler worthThan erst was found in thee! We know thy humble tenementWas heaven's hermitage:Celestial heralds came and wentIn … Continue reading Novena and Devotions to the Holy Family
I salute Thee, O divine Heart, with the three Magi who offered their homage to Thee. Regard me, I beseech Thee, with the same love and kindness with which Thou didst receive them, that I may offer with my heart, gold, frankincense and myrrh; that is to say, my intellect, my memory and my will, in … Continue reading Novena of Epiphany
A Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus O Merciful Jesus! Who didst in Thine early infancy commence Thine office of Savior, by shedding Thy Precious Blood, and assuming for us that Name which is above all names; we thank Thee for such early proofs of Thine infinite love; we venerate Thy sacred … Continue reading Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
The Novena preparatory to this Feast of the Circumcision will commenceon December 23rd, and terminate on the 31st. PRAYER Oh most sweet Infant Jesus, who at the expiration of eight days didst submit to be circumcised, receiving the holy name of Jesus, and becoming, in virtue of that name and by the shedding of that … Continue reading Novena for the Feast of the Circumcision January 1st.
Th Hidden Life of Christ by Fr. R. F. Clarke S. J. February 1st: The Hidden Life If the life of the Holy Family was a hidden life in their own country, how much more was this the case in Egypt? There, amid strangers and idolaters, they were bereft of all human sympathy and consolation. … Continue reading The Hidden Life of Christ