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Saturday, February 26, 2005

The continuing adventures of being Norm's wife...

Greetings to those who care,

This is my first BLOG and how exciting! A few months ago I gave birth to my third premature son and am blessed to be a stay-at-home mother. God has been very gracious and merciful! This blogspace will contain a little of this and that, but mainly it's my ramblings about my life as a Catholic wife and mother in today's wild world. I invite you to read along whether you agree or disagree with what is printed here, know that that is a wonderful blessing about living in America and I take full advantage of it.

Now I'd like to share the Litany For the Church In Our Time (for private use only)
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ , have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, Divine Founder of the Church,
Hear us.
Christ, Who warned of false prophets,
Graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of the Church,
Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
Pray for us.
Saint Michael, defender in the day of battle, etc.
Saint Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church,
Saint Paul, protector of the faithful remnant,
Saint Francis of Assisi, rebuilder of the Church,
Saint Anthony, Hammer of Heretics,
Saint Pius V, champion of the Tridentine Mass,
Saint Pius X, foe of Modernism,

All ye holy angels and archangels,
Pray that we may resist the snares of the devil.
Saint Catherine of Siena,
Pray that Christ's Vicar may oppose the spirit of the world.
Saint John Ficher,
Pray that bishops may have the courage to combat heresy and irreverence.
Saint Francis Xavier,
Pray that zeal for souls may be rekindled in the clergy.
Saint Charles Borromeo,
Pray that seminaries may be protected from false teachings.
Saint Vincent de Paul,
Pray that seminarians may return to a life of prayer and meditation.
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
Pray that religious may rediscover their vocation of love and sacrifice.
Saint Thomas More,
Pray that the laity may not succumb to the Great Apostasy.
Saint Francis de Sales,
Pray that the Catholic press may again become a vehicle of truth.
Saint John Bosco,
Pray that our children may be protected from immoral and heretical instruction.
Saint Pascal Baylon,
Pray that profound reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament may be restored.
Saint Dominic,
Pray that we may ever treasure the Holy Rosary.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray
Jesus our God, in these dark hours when Thy Mystical Body is undergoing its own crucifixion, and when it would almost seem to be abandoned by God the Father, have mercy, we beg of Thee, on Thy suffering Church. Send down upon us the Divine Consoler, to enlighten our minds and strengthen our wills.
Thou, O Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived, Who hast promised to be with Thy Church until the End of Time, grant us a mighty faith, that we may not falter; help us to do Thy Holy Will at all times, especially during these hours of grief and uncertainty. May Thy Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Thy Holy Mother be our sure refuge in time and in eternity. R. Amen.


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