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PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast thy solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions, and protect us with thy mighty staff. Thou didst flee through the night to avoid the devil’s … Read More
Today I saw at the French site Notre-Dame de Chrétienté a proposal for a Novena to St. Joseph to maintain the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. If there is a threat to Summorum, this is a good thing to do. If there … Read More
“Let me die as did glorious St. Joseph, accompanied by Jesus and Mary, pronouncing those sweetest of names, which I hope to extol for all eternity.” This is the very end of a fine piece about the death of St. … Read More
I have often asserted in these pages that St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor. I have received amazing interventions by this great saint, who is foster father of the Son of God. I recently committed my material cares to him … Read More
Today, the Feast of St. Joseph, remember to seek the indulgences attached to invoking the intercession of St. Joseph – Cf. Preces in honorem S. Joseph. Enchiridion 1999, conc. 19; Enchiridion 1986, conc. 6. Also, since this is a year … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: You have frequently posted blogs stating that the Friday penance is abrogated when that Friday is a solemnity. Would that apply to a Lenten Friday also, in this case tomorrow – the solemnity of the glorious … Read More
This year has been dedicated to St. Joseph, who is Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons and Protector of the Church. Wednesdays are customarily designated for Votive Masses of St. Joseph. Lately, because of upheaval in life, I entrusted … Read More
On the 150th anniversary of Bl. Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, a special “Year of St. Joseph” has been declared from today to 8 December 2021. The Apostolic Penitentiary has yet to … Read More
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Votive Mass of St Joseph Prayers Added: St Peter Claver After Mass: In time of pandemic TEXTS TODAY ARE HERE Will … Read More
I received this image of St. Joseph today via snail mail from a reader. It seems appropriate in this time of BLM and Dems running for office and Antifa.
Tonight, it being the wonderful Feast of the mighty St. Joseph, it seemed that a somewhat different supper was appropriate. And yet it is a Friday, so I opted for seafood. I had thought about some mussels and I remembered … Read More
19 March 2020: Feast of St. Joseph – Hope of the sick, Patron of the dying, Terror of demons, Protector of Holy Church!
Glorious St. Joseph. Hope of the sick, Patron of the dying, Terror of demons, Protector of Holy Church, Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT – ELEVEN YEARS AGO?!? – about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in … Read More
Pray to St. Joseph, especially in your needs concerning your work and your vocation. St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor. He comes through for you especially when you are specific about what you need and when you need it. I’ve … Read More
Tomorrow, 1 October, begins a month which traditionally calls for daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary. Dear readers… please consider, if you don’t already, daily recitation of the Rosary during October. How wonderful it would be if you took … Read More
Originally Published on: Mar 20, 2017 Today is [was, last year in 2017] the transferred Feast of St. Joseph. Yesterday, a Sunday in Lent, “outweighed” the feast. St. Joseph has many titles in his beautiful litany. We will sing them tonight … Read More
Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I will appreciate your help in leading me to a prayer to protect us from terrorism (specifically Muslim, if possible) that can be recited by our parish weekly during these threatening times. I do this at the behest of … Read More