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Friday, April 01, 2005

The Commendation of the Departing Soul

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Please pray for the Pope!: "Go forth, O Christian soul, from this world, in the name of God the Father Almighty, who created thee; in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for thee; in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured forth upon thee; in the name of the glorious and ever blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God; in the name of St. Joseph, chaste Spouse of the same Virgin; in the name of the Angels and Archangels; in the name of the Thrones and Dominations; in the name of the Principalities and Powers; in the name of the heavenly Forces,Cherubim and Seraphim; in the name of the Patriarchs and Prophets; in the name of the holy Apostles and Evangelists; in the name of the holy Martyrs and Confessors; in the name of the holy Monks and Hermits; in the name of the holy Virgins and of all the Saints of God: may they place be this day in peace, and thine abode in holy Sion. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."

De profundis

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Out of the Depths (De profundis)
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to my voice in supplication:

If you, O Lord, mark iniquities,
Lord, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness,
that you may be revered.

I trust in the Lord;
my soul trusts in his word.
My soul waits for the Lord,
more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
More than sentinels wait for the dawn,
let Israel wait for the Lord;

For with the Lord is kindness
and with him is plenteous redemption;
And he will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously recite the psalm Out of the depths (Ps 129).

Deus omnium fidelium pastor

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O God, The Shepherd of All Thy Faithful
O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, mercifully look upon Thy servant, Pope John Paul whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd to reside over Thy Church; grant him, we beseech Thee, so to edify, both by word and example, those over whom he hath charge, that he may attain unto everlasting life, together with the flock committed unto him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please pray!

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Picture from FoxnewsPosted by Hello

Terri Schiavo

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The wishes and prayers of her family
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Please pray to Our Lady for the Pope and to Saints Joseph and Benedict, Heavenly Patrons of the dying. Posted by Hello
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Seen in a Belgian park on Easter morning. The day that these people should have been worshipping God, they become self-worshippers.  Posted by Hello

Archdiocese of Boston spares 3 churches

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suddenly discovering new data.

"We feel it's been a flawed process from the beginning''. Flawed is an understatement.

Pray, pray, pray for the Pope

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Last rites for Pope who is 'nearing the end'

Terri Schiavo RIP

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Fr Frank Pavone on Michael Schiavo: "His heartless cruelty continued until the end." The man who claims to speak for his wife denies access to her parents at the moment of death.