Tag Archives: Prayer

A prayer for dark days

All of us have dark days when we feel tested beyond our capacity and inadequate to the challenges we face. We fear that our defenses will be broken imminently. (In a word… Overrrun.) Inimicus me circumsedet, Domine; fortem est, et infirmitates mei scit; tela uti scit. Sed tu est fortiorem, Domine, et me scis melius; […]

Novena for Sisters of Providence taking vows

On July 1, two Sisters of Providence will take vows: Sister Sister Hannah her first and Sister Beth her perpetual. I was surprised that the Church doesn’t appear to have even one novena for this situation; I had expected dozens (a Benedictine version, a Jesuit version, a Carmelite version, and so on). Well, so be […]


The Holy Father turns 85 today; three days hence, on April 19th, he will begin the eighth year of his pontificate. ℣. Oremus pro pontifice nostro Benedicto XVI, qui hodie LXXXV est! ℟. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. ℣. Fiat […]

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

I love this prayer, posted by Mark Kamowski and attributed to St. Alphonsus Liguori! Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son.I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and saints.I give You my heart and I offer my ardent […]