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Eternal Rest Prayer

For a person

Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord,

and let Your perpetual light shine upon him/her.

May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed



Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Your perpetual light shine upon them.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed

rest in peace.


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Pope Leo XIII 1884

Saint Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,

by the Divine Power of God,

cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits

who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Da per matrem me venire / Grant that I may come [to You] through the mother [Mary]

Heavenly Father, source of all good, all holiness, You reward those who love and serve You as faithful sons and daughters. If it pleases You, I ask you to glorify Archbishop Fulton John Sheen. He touched countless lives by his ministry of evangelization, especially through the media.

His clear and courageous teachings about Jesus Christ and the truths of the Catholic Church seemed to possess a special power of the Holy Spirit that strengthened the faithful and inspired many converts to embrace the faith.

He supported the needs of missionaries all over the world through his work in the National Office for the Propagation of the Faith.

He also labored zealously for the renewal of the priesthood by preaching retreats to his brother priests and by encouraging them with the good example of his daily Eucharistic holy hour.

His deep personal love for Our Lady moved many others to go to Jesus through His Mother.

Heavenly Father, if it be according to Your divine will, I ask you to move Your Church to glorify your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton John Sheen. I ask this prayer confidently in Jesus' Name.


St. Vincent de Paul

Patron Saint of Charities & the Poor

Prayer To St Vincent de Paul I

Noble Saint Vincent de Paul, beloved servant of the poor, may we follow your example and do good works among those whom society has abandoned, enslaved, or forgotten.

Inspire us to feed the hungry, to love a child, to provide comfort and medicine to the sick, to clothe those whose garments are threadbare, and to offer hope and our Lord’s words to all who need respite.

Pray for us to our beloved God to doing the same charitable acts that you did all your life, and intercede with him that we may have the favour of his guidance and strength and love upon this important and meaningful work. Amen.

Prayer To St Vincent de Paul II

St. Vincent, patron of all charitable associations and father of those who are in misery, come to our assistance.

Obtain from Our Lord, help for the poor, relief for the infirm, consolation for the afflicted, protection for the abandoned, a spirit of generosity for the rich, grace of conversion for sinners, zeal for priests, peace for the Church, tranquillity and order for all nations, and salvation for them all.

May we be united in the life to come, by your intercession, and experience joy, gladness, and everlasting happiness. Amen.

Words of Wisdom from St. Vincent de Paul

"No matter what others say or do, even if the wicked succeed, do not be troubled: commit everything to God and put your trust in him."

"The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it."

"But do you know what it is to labor in charity? It is to labor in God, for God is charity, and it is to labor for God purely and entirely; it is to do so in the grace of God."

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"Litany of Loreto"

Approved by Pope Sixtus V in 1587

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ, 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 Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us. (repeat at end of each phrase.)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of peace.
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.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy Servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal happiness.
Through Christ Our Lord.

Litany of Loreto (English)

Litany of Loreto (Latin)


In Memory of Terry

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