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A Litany of St. Mary Magdalene

20 July, 2007

St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us!


St. Mary Magdalene, servant of Jesus, pray for us

St. Mary Magdalene, chosen by Him, pray for us

Freed from the slavery of possession, pray for us

Vessel of sincere repentance, pray for us

Giver of a grateful heart, pray for us

Eager student of the Word, pray for us

Devoted companion of the Lord, pray for us

Participant in His Passion, pray for us

Comforter at the crucifixion, pray for us

Preserver of the Body of Christ, pray for us

First witness to the triumph over death, pray for us

Proclaimer of the good news, pray for us

Steadfast in your fidelity, pray for us

Constant in your love, pray for us

Humble in your acceptance of mercy, pray for us

 St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us!

Passionist Canonisation on 3rd June 2007

31 May, 2007

The Vatican Website has a summary of the life of Fr. Charles of Mount Argus, who will be canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on Sunday 3rd June 2007.

Read the summary  here

Feast of St. Gemma Galgani 16th May

14 May, 2007

Visit a website dedicated to St. Gemma Galgani  here

Read St. Gemma Galgani, Mystic of the Passion  here

Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758)

12 May, 2007

Pope Benedict XIV – great benefactor of the Passionist Congregation.

“The conclave which followed was the longest in modern history, lasting six months. After 255 ballots, the Archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Prospero Lambertini, was elected, taking the name Benedict XIV.”

“When the two brothers were presented to the pope, he glanced through the text of the Rule they had given him and then said to them, :”This Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ should have been the first to be founded and it has arrived last”

(taken from As A Seal Upon Your Heart by Fr. Paul Francis Spencer, C.P. p. 113 and 114)

Read more about Pope Benedict XIV  here

Read the Papal Encyclicals of Pope Benedict XIV  here

During the month of May

12 May, 2007

1st May 1727 – St. Paul of the Cross and Ven. John Baptist receive the Diaconate from Bishop Nunzio Baccari, Vicar of Rome

3rd May 1771 – Foundation of the Passionist Nuns

3rd May 1758 – Anniversary of the death of Pope Benedict XIV – great benefactor of the Passionist Congregation

16th May – Feast of St. Gemma Galgani