Prayer Book

Angel of God My Guardian

“Angel of God” prayer is a love poem from God. I start my series on Angels, with the most iconic and quite frankly the 1st prayer most children are thought by their parents or school. As a Roman Catholic traditional prayer, it is mostly prayed for as intercession of the guardian angels. I was taught this prayer as a child, […]

Prayer to Saint Thomas Moore

Saint Thomas More: knight, Lord Chancellor of England, author and martyr. Was born in London, 7 February 1477-78 and executed at Tower Hill, 6 July 1535. I love St Thomas Moore because he is my Confirmation saint and when I grew up in Ireland I lived on Thomas More Road in Dublin. He was a […]

Sweet Guest of My Soul

I found this exquisite little prayer in a book called the Raccolta from 1866. Raccolta, which means “collection” in Italian, is a book of prayers sanctioned by the Catholic Church back in 1807. Abbreviated from “Collection of Prayers and good works for which the Supreme Pontiffs have granted Holy indulgences.”  I would like to thank […]

Seven Prayers of the Holy Spirit

In Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae (written 1265–1274) he wrote the standard of interpretation of the Holy Spirit. He  called them “the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.”  My interpretation of the Seven Gifts are as follows: Wisdom:  The gift that allows you to understand things from God’s point of view. Understanding: The gift that allows […]

Light of Every Human Heart

The hymn Veni Sancte Spiritus sometimes called the “Golden Sequence,” is sung mostly at Pentecost.  It is a wonderful tribute to the Holy Spirit and is believed to have been written by the archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton, sometime in the 13th century. Light of Every Human Heart Come, O Holy Spirit, come!  From your bright […]

Chaplet of Saint Peregrin

St. Peregrine, the patron saint for persons suffering from cancer, AIDS, or other illnesses. St. Peregrine was born in Forlì, Italy and was ordained a priest and established a Servite community (Friar Order Servants of Mary). There he was widely known for his preaching, penances, and counsel in the confessional. He was cured of cancer after he received […]

Light immortal, Light divine

Another lovely hymn/poem by an unknown but obviously talented author. What I love is how clear the view of how the Holy Spirit is there for the asking, “Guide the steps that go astray.”   From Catholic Hymns by Henry Formby, 1853 now public domain Light immortal, Light divine Holy Spirit, Lord of light, From Thy […]

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