Category Archives: Prayers and Devotions

Tota Pulchra Es, O Maria


All fair art thou, O Maria… There are always many levels of little Sunday joys in my life… from just being grateful to arrive for Mass on time, to actually making it through the long confession lines before Mass, to … Continue reading

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An Act of Charity


This morning I was praying before Mass at a local parish I sometimes frequent.  It’s a beautiful church – one that really feels like a sanctuary when you walk in and echoes when you whisper.  It has these beautiful white marble pillars … Continue reading

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St. Louis IX, King of France


“Contrariwise thou shouldst suffer every manner of torment rather than commit a mortal sin.” — St. Louis to his son, Philip (Photo taken from archstl.org) August 25th bears a special significance to those living in my fair city.  It is the … Continue reading

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The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus


Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine! Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Such a beautiful feast day!  Most especially for Institute folk, and members of the Society of the Sacred Heart!  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Monthly Novena to the Infant of Prague


“The more you honour me, the more I will bless you.” Every month The Institute of Christ the King – Sovereign Priest holds a novena to the Infant of Prague from the 17th to the 25th. Every month, we offer … Continue reading

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Novena Reminder!


“The more you honour me, the more I will bless you.” It’s almost time! The 17th of the month will soon be here and it will be time to continue our devotion to the Infant King!

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Happy Feast Day!!


To all my family and friends who attended Mass with the Institute this morning: Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!!! For everybody else – it’s an early celebration! The parish priest here in Dundee has informed me that this year, according to the … Continue reading

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A Month for the Departed Souls


Just a few ticks ’till midnight on my LOUD desktop clock (I’ve never heard a clock “tick” before), and I’m procrastinating writing a paper by… writing a (short) blog post.  Doesn’t quite seem right, but I needed a break. An acquaintance of … Continue reading

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Monthly Novena to the Infant of Prague


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“The more you honour me, the more I will bless you.” It’s almost time! The 17th of the month will soon be here and it will be time to continue our devotion to the…

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Novena to St. Anne


I have a few special devotions to various saints; St. Maria Goretti (my confirmation saint), St. Philip Neri (I was born on his feast-day), St. Anthony of Padua, St. Francis de Sales, and St. Dymphna.  However, (even though I may not … Continue reading

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