Prayer Request

A reader writes:

Please pray for us. In a bad time.

Father, hear our prayer for this man and his family. Help them through this difficult hour by the grace of Christ Crucified and Risen. Supply their needs, empower your angels to fight for them against whatever principalities and powers are against your will, and give them and all involved with this situation the graces of faith, hope and love so that your will may be done to their good and the glory of your Name. Mother Mary, pray for them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • Clare Krishan

    Praying in PA (humming ‘salve caput cruentatum’
    http://thepaperthinhymn.com/tag/salve-mundi-salutare/
    to throw off the word count… offering my rosary and enjoining their intentions to an ongoing novena of grace in honor of St. Francis Xavier for the prevailing winds of the Holy Spirit to fill the sails of the new evangelization during his Church’s Year of Faith)

  • Clare Krishan

    Serendipitous coincidence (if you believe in that kind of thing ..,! – that hymn is loosely connected to March 1, the first day of the current sede vacante :
    “The paucity of Catholic translations is doubtless due to the fact that the hymn appears never to have been in liturgical use. However, the Roman Breviary hymn “Jesu dulcis amor meus” (Lauds of the feast of the Most Holy Winding Sheet of Our Lord, assigned to Friday after the second Sunday in Lent) is made up of lines taken, with some alterations, from widely separated cantos.”
    which echoes the epistle of Paul to the Corinthians of just a fortnight before http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/012713.cfm on the closing Sunday in the Season of Christmas, preceding Groundhog day dedicated traditionally to those in consecrated life, members of the mystical body as we are too of course!)

  • Clare Krishan

    oops missing citation for quote
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13408a.htm

  • Clare Krishan

    Hymn translated by Anglican convert Edward Caswell, frater of Bl J.H. Newman at the Birmingham oratory
    http://tinyurl.com/holy-winding-sheet
    and if you credit this site, links to the OT readings of that Sunday also ( Nehemiah 8 )
    http://www.historichymns.com/SearchPages/SearchTranslatedText.aspx?ForeignTextID=102


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