Anselm of Canterbury
Anselm of Canterbury [a] ( / ˈ æ n s ɛ l m / 1033/4–1109), also called Anselm of Aosta (Italian: Anselmo d'Aosta) after his birthplace and Anselm of Bec (French: Anselme du Bec) after his monastery, was an Italian  Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian of the Catholic Church, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. After his death, he was canonized as a saint his feast day is 21 April.
As archbishop, he defended the church's interests in England amid the Investiture Controversy. For his resistance to the English kings William II and Henry I, he was exiled twice: once from 1097 to 1100 and then from 1105 to 1107. While in exile, he helped guide the Greek bishops of southern Italy to adopt Roman rites at the Council of Bari. He worked for the primacy of Canterbury over the bishops of York and Wales but, though at his death he appeared to have been successful, Pope Paschal II later reversed himself and restored York's independence.
Jesus reveals God as Merciful Father
The Old Testament speaks frequently and with great tenderness about God’s mercy. Yet, it was Jesus, who through His words and actions, revealed to us in an extraordinary way, God as a loving Father, rich in mercy and abounding in great kindness and love. In Jesus’ merciful love and care for the poor, the oppressed, the sick and the sinful, and especially in His freely choosing to take upon Himself the punishment for our sins (a truly horrible suffering and death on the Cross), so that all may be freed from destructive consequences and death, He manifested in a superabundant and radical way the greatness of God’s love and mercy for humanity. In His person as God-Man, one in being with the Father, Jesus both reveals and is God’s Love and Mercy Itself.
Legend of the Loretto Chapel Staircase
Sometime around 1880, the entire order began to pray to St. Joseph – the patron saint of carpenters – to help with a solution for the chapel stairs. On the 9th day of prayer, a visitor arrived at their door with his mule and some tools. The first thing the man revealed to the Sisters was that he was a carpenter by trade. He was invited in and discovered the dilemma left behind with the untimely passing of the original architect. The solo workman, unlike many tradesmen that had a look prior to him, said that it was possible to construct a useful staircase to the loft without becoming an eyesore in the available space. The only condition he placed upon the Sisters was that he would have to work in private.
The Sisters were only too pleased to agree to these terms if it meant getting their staircase done. While they used the chapel for their own activities, the carpenter retreated – returning only when the chapel was empty. Some of the Sisters did state they saw wood soaking in tubs they provided for him. Reports made at the time do contradict one another. Some insist that construction was completed quickly, while others reported that it took longer than might have been necessary.
The Carpenter Disappears
When the spiral staircase was finished, the Sisters were delighted with how it turned out. So much so, that they organized a banquet in honor of the carpenter. This was when he was discovered missing. At no time during his work did he identify himself. He never asked for, nor received, payment for his labor or even supplies. Exactly who this man was is just one of the many mysteries surrounding the Loretto Chapel staircase.
Another mystery is the construction of the Loretto staircase itself. There are no central column or support beams, and it appears that all the weight is self-supported at the base. The craftsman did not use nails or glue he only used wooden pegs to secure the steps. Additionally, there were no railings. The legend says that some of the nuns were so afraid to descend the 22-foot drop that they would crawl down on their hands and knees. There are only 33 steps, however, the staircase wraps around 360 degrees twice. The number 33 is a significant number, being the age of Jesus at his crucifixion. The Sisters were adamant that it was Joseph himself that came to their rescue. Thus, people have given the stairs the nickname, St. Joseph’s Staircase.
When local trade suppliers were contacted in an effort to track this craftsman down, none of them could help inquiries in any way at all. No bill of sales could be retrieved and the lumber that was used was discovered to be of an unknown type. Whatever the wood that was used, it was not indigenous to the Santa Fe area.
A modern analysis revealed the wood to be spruce, but a variety that nobody was familiar with. It was concluded that the closest possible locale for wood of this type would have been somewhere like Alaska. Why would a Victorian carpenter transport scores of lumber with nothing more than a mule, just on the off-chance that it might be needed to build a staircase thousands of miles away?
ANUNNAKI: DNA Code | Reptilian or Serpent Race?
They are said to have created or come from the Mesopotamian culture. There are others who believe they are a form of extra-terrestrial beings (reptilian or serpent race) from outer space or sometimes more specifically from the planet Nibiru/Planet X that at one time lived on this planet or still do on another plane of existence. The Anunnaki were served by the Igigi until the Igigi revolted, forcing the Anunnaki to create Mankind. These servants were not slaves they were held in high regard, and they were created only to relieve the gods of their labour.
In the beginning, Mankind had no set lifespan, and so the gods could only control overpopulation via flood, plague, and famine. During the final deluge, the gods wept at the suffering of Mankind, and so Man was given a set lifespan. It is during this deluge that Ziusudra (Noah) survived with his wife on the ark. The story of the final flood can be found in Atra-Hasis and the Epic of Gilgamesh.
This is the first myth of the relationship between ENKI- ANU. This is called the Sky God and Earth Mother myth, which illustrates the relationship between the Sky and Earth. There is also a deity called Enlil that controls and watches of the sky as his kingdom. Another counter-argument for the Anunnaki theory is the question of “Looking for Gold” and trying to dig gold from planet Earth. If applied to the technology of the Cosmic Era, the idea of looking for gold is ridiculous and absurd since already in the modern era, transmutation has been very possible by using energy from the Vacuum, also known as Luminous Aether.
The technology comes from electricity, and is very based on Cosmic technology, meaning that the Anunnaki would’ve already known how to make gold through the transmutation of cheap metals, therefore why would they look for gold, in fact, they are already a cosmic civilization and missing this key fact that they can perform transmutation from radiant energy, it would demoralize them in the face of the cosmos.
The Anunnaki are a race of beings that travelled across into the depths of space. They’ve settled on a planet called Earth. The Anunnaki ruled the race called “Igigi” who worked for the Anunnaki. But after 2500 years of labour, the Igigi rebelled against the Anunnaki. Enki suggested creating a new race. The Anunnaki observed the possibilities, and in a place called Eden, they have created the Human race, mixing clay with the flesh and blood of an Anunnaki so that the new race could have the divine wisdom.
Nintu put the dollop into “shells” and nine months later, humankind was born. In the end, humans proved to be a good workforce. The Annunaki deities were worshipped by the Ancient Sumerians. In the Sumerian religion, they were forbidden to show the Annunaki Gods in their true form, so instead, the Sumerians depicted them as anthropomorphic animals in place of their true form.
Later on, the Sumerian ethnic group has been replaced by Akkadians then later Babylonians until they’ve been converted to monotheistic religions such as Zoroastrianism and Christianity. The Anunnaki have no defined appearance, although according to the fertile crescent mythology, the Anunnaki are most likely to look like humans in their original forms, but in larger height. The Anunnaki are a shape-shifting race and can mould themselves into many shapes and sizes.
According to certain conspiracy theorists, the Sumerian language appears to be the language taught to the humans by the Annunaki, since it’s assumed to be the first language ever written. It has been said that the language of the Annunaki is considered to be pre-Sumerian. If this is true, the closest language to the Annunaki could be Hungarian since, in pre-modern history, many linguists have found many similarities between the Hungarian language and the Sumerian language.
The Hungarians are believed to be the exiled remains of the Sumerians, and many legends from ancient Hungarian culture relates to the Annunaki myth. The Manysi and the Khanty ethnic group, like the Hungarians are classified in the “Ugaritic” language family and one individual converted to shamanism, into believing the Mansi to be descendants of Sumerians.
However, linguistic affinities are also being found between Hebrew, hinting another link of Sumerian with the Semitic languages, in which biblical scriptures were originally written in. Akkadian was a Semitic language once used often with Sumerian, during the arrival of Akkadians into Iraq.
What is DNA?
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria. The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). Human DNA consists of about 3 billion bases, and more than 99 per cent of those bases are the same in all people. The order, or sequence, of these bases, determines the information available for building and maintaining an organism, similar to the way in which letters of the alphabet appear in a certain order to form words and sentences.
‘Alien’ DNA Strands Discovered in the Human Genome
Science has already successfully mapped the human genome and identified the functions of specific genes in hereditary characteristics, such as skin colour. But few people know that some of the DNA strands in the human genome are not even human in origin, making them quite “alien.” A recent research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the human genome contains at least nineteen pieces of ancient viral DNA. More so, complete genetic strands of the viruses were found in two per cent of the people who were tested.
Early life and career
Chaplin was named after his father, a British music-hall entertainer. He spent his early childhood with his mother, the singer Hannah Hall, after she and his father separated, and he made his own stage debut at age five, filling in for his mother. The mentally unstable Hall was later confined to an asylum. Charlie and his half brother Sydney were sent to a series of bleak workhouses and residential schools.
Using his mother’s show-business contacts, Charlie became a professional entertainer in 1897 when he joined the Eight Lancashire Lads, a clog-dancing act. His subsequent stage credits include a small role in William Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes (1899) and a stint with the vaudeville act Casey’s Court Circus. In 1908 he joined the Fred Karno pantomime troupe, quickly rising to star status as The Drunk in the ensemble sketch A Night in an English Music Hall.
While touring America with the Karno company in 1913, Chaplin was signed to appear in Mack Sennett’s Keystone comedy films. Though his first Keystone one-reeler, Making a Living (1914), was not the failure that historians have claimed, Chaplin’s initial screen character, a mercenary dandy, did not show him to best advantage. Ordered by Sennett to come up with a more-workable screen image, Chaplin improvised an outfit consisting of a too-small coat, too-large pants, floppy shoes, and a battered derby. As a finishing touch, he pasted on a postage-stamp mustache and adopted a cane as an all-purpose prop. It was in his second Keystone film, Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914), that Chaplin’s immortal screen alter ego, “the Little Tramp,” was born.
In truth, Chaplin did not always portray a tramp in many of his films his character was employed as a waiter, store clerk, stagehand, fireman, and the like. His character might be better described as the quintessential misfit—shunned by polite society, unlucky in love, jack-of-all-trades but master of none. He was also a survivor, forever leaving past sorrows behind, jauntily shuffling off to new adventures. The Tramp’s appeal was universal: audiences loved his cheekiness, his deflation of pomposity, his casual savagery, his unexpected gallantry, and his resilience in the face of adversity. Some historians have traced the Tramp’s origins to Chaplin’s Dickensian childhood, while others have suggested that the character had its roots in the motto of Chaplin’s mentor, Fred Karno: “Keep it wistful, gentlemen, keep it wistful.” Whatever the case, within months after his movie debut, Chaplin was the screen’s biggest star.
His 35 Keystone comedies can be regarded as the Tramp’s gestation period, during which a caricature became a character. The films improved steadily once Chaplin became his own director. In 1915 he left Sennett to accept a $1,250-weekly contract at Essanay Studios. It was there that he began to inject elements of pathos into his comedy, notably in such shorts as The Tramp (1915) and Burlesque on Carmen (1915). He moved on to an even more lucrative job ($670,000 per year) at the Mutual Company Film Corporation. There, during an 18-month period, he made the 12 two-reelers that many regard as his finest films, among them such gems as One A.M. (1916), The Rink (1916), The Vagabond (1916), and Easy Street (1917). It was then, in 1917, that Chaplin found himself attacked for the first (though hardly the last) time by the press. He was criticized for not enlisting to fight in World War I. To aid the war effort, Chaplin raised funds for the troops via bond drives.
In 1918 Chaplin jumped studios again, accepting a $1 million offer from the First National Film Corporation for eight shorts. That same year he married 16-year-old film extra Mildred Harris—the first in a procession of child brides. For his new studio he made shorts such as Shoulder Arms (1918) and The Pilgrim (1923) and his first starring feature, The Kid (1921), which starred the irresistible Jackie Coogan as the kid befriended and aided by the Little Tramp. Some have suggested that the increased dramatic content of those films is symptomatic of Chaplin’s efforts to justify the praise lavished upon him by the critical intelligentsia. A painstaking perfectionist, he began spending more and more time on the preparation and production of each film. In his personal life too, Chaplin was particular. Having divorced Mildred in 1921, Chaplin married in 1924 16-year-old Lillita MacMurray, who shortly would become known to the world as film star Lita Grey. (They would be noisily divorced in 1927.)
Statue of The Divine Mercy Dedicated in Philippines
The new mission of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in the Philippines has gotten off to a big start - big and tall - climaxed by the "Triple Grand Celebration" at Divine Mercy Hills in the city El Salvador, Mindanao.
From Sept. 5-7, several hundred people attended the triduum. The celebration culminated on Sept. 8, when more than 20,000 pilgrims journeyed to Divine Mercy Hills before dawn for (1) the dedication and blessing of a 50-foot Divine Mercy statue, (2) the formal turnover of the statue to the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, and (3) to celebrate the Blessed Mother's birthday.
Recognizing that the Marians have been official promoters of the authentic Divine Mercy message since 1941, Church officials in the Philippines have invited the Congregation to have a physical presence in this southeast Asian nation. The Marians' mission began in June. The Marians will have a key role in the building and administration of the proposed interdiocesan Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador.
Heavy Marian Participation
Participating in the dedication on Sept. 8 were Fr. Jan Rokosz, MIC, general of the Congregation, and Fr. Joe Roesch, MIC, second counsel to the general, both from Rome Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Marian vocation director based in Steubenville, Ohio and the Marians' three missionaries to the Philippines, Fr. Jan Migacz, MIC, Fr. Walerian Pozniak, MIC, and Fr. Mariusz Jarzabek, MIC. Fran Bourdon, executive director of the Marian Helpers Center in Stockbridge, Mass., also attended.
The four-day celebration included talks on Divine Mercy, Adoration, testimony, daily Rosary and Mass, and prayer. On day four, the culmination of the festival took place on the field altar in front of the statue of The Divine Mercy.
In its coverage of the final day, the Philippine Daily Inquirer said of Divine Mercy Hills:
The newspaper went on to quote Fr. Joseph Roesch, who said the future Shrine will serve as a venue where dialogues between Christians and Muslims could be held. "This can be a place of dialogue and mercy," he told the Inquirer. "There's such a need for a place like this, and rightly so because we are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God."
Main celebrant for the dedication celebration was the Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. The Most Rev. Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, gave the homily. Concelebrants included Archbishop Emeritus Jesus B. Tuquib, other bishops, and all priests present, including the Marians.
"The generosity of the Filipinos was unbelievable," said Bourdon. "The local Divine Mercy Foundation did a tremendous job organizing the celebration and developing the property, which they are continuing to do."
Bourdon said plans include a Divine Mercy shrine, a Rosary walk, Stations of the Cross, an amphitheater, and a Marian residence. He said the Marians would be assisting the foundation in turning Divine Mercy Hills "into a center of healing, where the focus will be on bringing the Lord's Divine Mercy to as many people as possible."
The message of The Divine Mercy has spread like wildfire throughout the Philippines, and Divine Mercy Hills is being developed to meet the growing spiritual needs of the local populace.
"Divine Mercy has brought about renewed faith through the devotion," says Msgr. Josefino Ramirez, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Manila and director of the Divine Mercy Apostolate of the Philippines (DMAP.) "The message has also given the people a deepened sense of God in His mercy, a sense of hope through the spiritual and corporeal works of mercy, a new dimension of stewardship and loving service, and greater trust in God, particularly in dark moments with the present ills of society."
Fathers Walerian, Mariusz and Jan will continue to work on developing efforts to increase awareness of Divine Mercy in the island nation. Fathers Walerian and Jan are stationed at Divine Mercy Hills. Father Mariusz is attached to the vicar general's office at the Archdiocese of the Philippines office in Manila.
How St. John Paul II Saved St. Faustina’s Suppressed Divine Mercy Devotion
You probably already know about the devotion to Divine Mercy in the Catholic Church. Divine Mercy images can be seen in churches around the world, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is very popular, and Divine Mercy Sunday is an official feast day of the Church. The founder of the devotion, Faustina Kowalska, is even honored as a saint.
But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, the whole devotion was actually suppressed for many years and almost lost for good. It only came back due to prayer, perseverance, and the hand of Divine Providence. This is its amazing story.
The devotion to Divine Mercy as we practice it today came from St. Faustina Kowalska, a polish nun who lived in the early 20th century. She claimed that she had regular visions of Jesus and saints, and that Jesus himself gave her the details of the devotion. She wrote descriptions of what she saw and heard in her diary, which are now published in a book called The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul.
Warning her fellow nuns that a great war was coming and that they should pray for Poland, she died at the age of 33 on October 5th, 1938.
A year later, Germany invaded Poland. Impressed by the accuracy of her prophecy, Archbishop Jałbrzykowski of Vilnius allowed for public use of the Divine Mercy devotion for the first time. The devotion quickly spread through Poland and was a source of strength and inspiration during the terrible years of the war. By 1941, it was already spreading around the world and, despite the war, had made it all the way to the United States. Polish priest Fr. Sopoćko was inspired to started a religious congregation (something like a religious order) related to the devotion.
With the end of the war, the devotion spread even faster. By 1951, just 13 years after St. Faustina’s death, there were 150 religious centers in Poland dedicated to Divine Mercy. In 1955, a Polish bishop, with the approval of Pope Pius XII, started a religious congregation dedicated to spreading the devotion. Pope Pius XII blessed a Divine Mercy image in 1956 and allowed many bishops throughout the world to give their blessing to writings about the devotion. Vatican Radio even started promoting the devotion in its programming.
Two Decades of Suppression
But not everyone in the hierarchy approved of the devotion. Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, the head of the Holy Office (predecessor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith – the Vatican’s theological watchdog department), tried to persuade Pope Pius XII to sign a condemnation of St. Faustina’s works, but was rebuffed.
When Pope John XXIII was elected Pope in 1958, Cardinal Ottaviani had another chance. The Cardinal included her works on a list of books to consider banning soon after the new pope was elected. On March 6th, 1959, the Holy Office finally issued a document that forbad the use of “images and writings that promote devotion to Divine Mercy in the forms proposed by Sister Faustina.”
It seemed like St. Faustina’s devotion to Divine Mercy might be over with.
A Second Look
The Polish people were crushed – including many of the clergy. One such person was Karol Wojtyła. A “rising star” in the church’s hierarchy, he was influential in the drafting of several key documents of Vatican II and was appointed Archbishop of Kraków at the relatively young age of 43 in 1964. Within a year of having his new position, and with a approval from the Vatican, he started a fresh investigation into her works.
He discovered that the previous condemnation of St. Faustina’s works had been mostly a result of those at the Vatican reading her works not in their original Polish but via faulty French and Italian translations.
Then in April of 1978, after decades of work and prayer by the supporters of the Divine Mercy devotion, the Vatican reversed its previous ban on her works! Catholics around the world rejoiced! Just a few months later, the now-Cardinal Wojtyła, who had led the effort, was made Pope John Paul II.
John Paul II personally beatified Faustina in 1993 and then canonized her in 2000. He also designated the first Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Faustina and her devotions were completely vindicated – and took the message of God’s infinite mercy to the whole world.
For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!
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Killing for "Christ" has become fashionable. (The U. S. is currently bombing at least seven countries.) And the "season" is fast approaching where all of Christianity will begin to SELL JESUS AGAIN, i. e. Christmas. In the days that lead up to Christmas, the "Christmas Spirit" begins to grow, and you can be sure that the biggest "take" of the year ($$) will begin to grow as well.
Then there will be the sickening spectacle of the "Christian dinner" that you will be asked to supply for those who are "less fortunate than us". And when the food baskets are filled for that ONE meal per year everyone will be "satisfied" that they did "their part" in alleviating hunger in the world. Hah! What a joke.
But what about the day AFTER Christmas? Well, that's another matter. Everyone will be busy returning their Christmas presents because the recipients don't like the color or it just doesn't fit right. And "god" help those who "jump" the Returns Line. There will be blood!
This "Christan" ethic that is prided and held so dear to the heart is nothing more than a very thin veneer that is easily broken at the slightest provocation like "jumping the line". And nobody sees
the disparity. But there is no wonder that it is not seen because greed and self-love have blinded everyone to that very ugly trait. But hey, it's time to SELL JESUS AGAIN. So, let's get on with it!!
I for one do not worship Satan or any god, but am a supporter of the Satanic Temple. I appreciate the activism for abortion rights and freedom of religion. While I am not an atheist and do in fact believe in spirituality, I am really sick of those who want to inflict their beliefs on others through proselytizing or by mandating their pet tyrannies. If evangelicals want to shove their idolatrous Christianity on the masses, so should there be a statue of Baphomet there as well. I don't want the government, because of religionists (including today's "science" religion, which is mostly marketing of the worst kind), telling me I can't choose abortion, that it is equal to murder (especially since the Bible absolutely does not reveal that view), because of pharmaceutical exploitation that wants to sell an ever-growing number of vaccines that often cause complications that require MORE medical care, or that male circumcision should be outlawed on the basis of "genital mutilation". I could probably think of more instances of violation of freedom, privacy, personal choice, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind. I love the tenet of the Satanic Temple, "One's body is inviolable, subject to one's own will alone." And for that reason, it is the only cause I donate to.
"They do not literally worship Satan" Worship/idolatry comes in many forms, not just Satanic worship, i. e. politics, superpatriotism, devotion to a particular church, The Pope, Islam, Jewdism, any one individual, money, power, the list is endless.
In fact, according to this guy we call Jesus, if you put ANYTHING between yourself and The Kingdom of God (which is entirely spiritual) you are guilty of idolatry.
I don't think it is the Bible that Journee believes in. The assertion that Satan is the father of lies is a common evangelical rant, often from people who don't read, but do "repeat after me" stuff like the sinner's prayer and proselytizing what they know nothing of. From the beginning, it was clear who was the truthteller, biblically speaking - Genesis 3:1-5, Genesis 3:22
List Of Patron Saint Prayers
1) St. Agnes – Patron saint of young girls, chastity, and rape survivors
O singular example of virtue, glorious Saint Agnes, by the living faith which animated thee from thy tenderest years, and rendered thee so pleasing to God that thou didst merit the martyr’s crown: obtain for us the grace to keep our holy faith inviolate within us, and to profess ourselves Christians sincerely in word and work may our open confession of Jesus before men cause Him to bear a favorable witness to us before His eternal Father.
2) St. Barbara – Patron saint of artillery, engineers, and miners
Saint Barbara, your courage is much stronger than the forces of hurricanes and the power of lightening. Be always by our side so that we, like you, may face all storms, wars, trials and tribulations with the same fortitude with which you faced yours. O Beautiful Maiden once imprisoned in a high tower, protect us from the lightning and fire that rages in the sky and the discord of war. Keep us alert and protect us from the dangers that surround us. Holy Mary Mother of Jesus intercessor for us all we pray to assure receiving of the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist at the hour of our death. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord,
3) St. Benedict – Patron saint of kidney disease and poisoning
Glorious St. Benedict, sublime model of virtue, pure vessel of God’s grace! Behold me humbly kneeling at your feet. I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God. To you I have recourse in the dangers that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and to my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate you in all things. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His kingdom.
Graciously obtain for me, from God, those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries, and afflictions of life. Your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those who were afflicted or troubled in any way. You never dismissed without consolation and assistance anyone who had recourse to you.
I therefore invoke your powerful intercession, confident in the hope that you will hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I earnestly implore (mention your favor here).
Help me, great St. Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.
4) St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Patron saint of chandlers (candle-makers) and beekeepers
O God, who made of the Abbot Saint Bernard a man consumed with zeal for your house and a light shining and burning in your Church, grant, through his intercession, that we may be on fire with the same spirit and walk always as children of light. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
5) St. Catherine of Siena – Patron saint of Europe, and fire prevention
Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church.
Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb. In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church.
Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example.
Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition (mention your request here).
We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.
6) St. Cecilia – Patron saint of musicians
Saint Cecilia, heroic martyr who stayed faithful to Jesus, your divine bridegroom, give us faith to rise above our persecutors and to see in them the image of our Lord. We know that you were a musician and we are told that you heard angels sing. Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people by filling the air with God’s gift of music and reminding them of the Divine Musician Who created all beauty.
O Eternal God, Who did give us, in the person of Saint Cecilia, a powerful protector, grant that after having faithfully passed our days, like herself, in innocence and holiness, we may one day attain the land of beatitude, where in concert with her, we may praise Thee and bless Thee forevermore in eternity.
7) St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Patron saint of Catholic charities, and the Secular Franciscan Order
Dearest Saint Elizabeth, who was so beloved by God, vouchsafe to be the heavenly friend of our souls, and help them to become ever more and more acceptable to Jesus.
Cast down upon us from the height of heaven one of those tender looks which, when you were upon earth, healed the most distressing infirmities. In this our age, so depraved and corrupt, and at the same time so cold and indifferent to the things of God, we have recourse to you with confidence, in order that we may receive from our Lord light for the understanding and strength for the will, and thence obtain peace of soul.
8) St. Elizabeth of Hungary Prayer for Widows
Dear Saint Elizabeth, you were always poor in spirit, most generous toward the poor, faithful to your husband, and fully consecrated to your Divine Bridegroom. Grant your help to widows and keep them faithful to their heavenly Lord. Teach them how to cope with their loss and to make use of their time in the service of God.
9) St. Francis – Patron saint of ecologists
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is error, the truth
Where there is doubt, the faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console
To be understood, as to understand
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
10) St. George – Patron saint of boy scouts and soldiers
Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, Saint George! Favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, you fought valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part you from the love of Christ.
I fervently implore you, for the sake of this love, to help me by your intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.
11) St. Gerard Majella – Patron saint of childbirth and pregnancy
Dear Saint Gerard we rejoice in thy happiness and glory we bless the Lord Who endowed thee with the choicest gifts of His Grace we congratulate thee for corresponding so faithfully with them.
Obtain for us, we pray thee, some part of thy angelic purity, thy burning love for Jesus in the Tabernacle, thy tender devotion to Mary Immaculate. In thy brotherly love which made thee the support of the poor, the comforter of the afflicted and the apostle of the most forsaken souls, grant me the favors for which I now pray (mention your request here).
O most Powerful Patron, who hast always helped those who prayed to thee intercede for me before the Throne of God. O Good Saint, to thee I confide my fervent prayers graciously accept them and, before the end of these days of prayer, let me experience in some way the effects of thy powerful intercession.
12) St. Hubert – Patron saint of hunters
Great St. Hubert, you were passionate about hunting, but when touched by Divine Grace, you put down your bow and took up the collar of Priesthood. Known for your miracles and the conversion of hundreds, you convinced others to worship and glorify Our Lord.
Moved by your example, I implore your help. I ask for the Grace to follow in your footsteps and become a passionate disciple of Christ.
13) St. Ignatius the Anima Christi Prayer
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
Good Jesus, hear me.
Within the wounds, shelter me.
From turning away, keep me.
From the evil one, protect me.
At the hour of my death, call me.
Into your presence lead me to praise you with all your saints,
Forever and ever.
14) St. Joan of Arc – Patron saint of military members
St. Joan, your courage and your faith in God accomplished great things. I ask your aid in fighting the good fight. Let my purpose be clear, my motives right. Let me not waiver in the face of difficulties. With your support I am unafraid and willing to do my utmost. This I ask in Jesus’ name.
In the face of your enemies, in the face of harassment, ridicule and doubt, you held firm in your faith. Even in your abandonment, alone and without friends, you held firm in your faith. Even as you faced your own mortality, you held firm in your faith. I pray that I may be as bold in my beliefs as you, Saint Joan.
I ask that you ride alongside me in my own battles. Help me be mindful that what is worthwhile can be won when I persist. Help me hold firm in my faith. Help me believe in my ability to act well and wisely.
15) St. Jude – Patron saint of hope and impossible causes
Oh glorious apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases–of things despaired of.
Pray for me who am so miserable make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded thee of bringing visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (mention your request here), and that I may bless God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise thee, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee.
16) St. Martha – Patron saint of housewives and servants
O blessed St. Martha, your faith led Jesus to proclaim, “I am the resurrection and the life” and faith let you see beyond his humanity when you cried out, “Lord I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
With firm hope you said, I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him, and Jesus called your brother Lazarus back from the dead. With pure love for Jesus you welcomed him into your home. Friend and servant of our Savior, I too am “troubled about many things.”
(Pause for silent prayer.)
Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love, and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me a place at the banquet of eternal life.
17) St. Martin of Tours – Patron saint of horses, soldiers, and South Africa
Blessed Saint Martin of Tours, You were born under pagan ways but since your childhood you were chosen to be a Prince of the Church and, as Bishop of Tours, many souls were redeemed and liberated from the satanic forces through your prayers, austerities and blessings.
Oh Saint Martin, who cut your own cloak to clothe Our Lord disguised as a beggar, We humbly ask for your intercession before Our Lord Jesus Christ and help us to be worthy of the grace and mercy of the Holy Ghost that lead us from darkness to light into the eternal kingdom, forever and ever.
18) St. Mary Magdalene – Patron saint of contemplative life, penitent sinners, and sexual temptation
Oh glorious St. Magdalene, model of penitents, obtain for me the grace of perseverance in the practices of self-denial.
Pray to God for me that I may appear before Jesus, our Lord and Master, at the moment of my death, with my lamp filled with the oil of faith and hope, and burning with the pure flame of charity. And thus merit to be received with thee into His eternal kingdom.
19) St. Monica – Patron saint of alcoholics, conversion, married women, and mothers
Dear St. Monica, troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet, you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence, and profound faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband, Patricius, and your beloved son, Augustine your prayers were answered.
Grant me that same fortitude, patience, and trust in the Lord. Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, that God may favorably hear my plea for (mention your intentions here), and grant me the grace to accept His Will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
20) Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patron saint of the Americas and Mexico
O Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings, with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the Son of God. Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Fair Love, protect our families so that they may always be united and bless the upbringing of our children.
Our hope, look upon us with pity, teach is to go continually to Jesus, and if we fall help us to rise again and return to Him through the confession of our faults and our sins in the Sacrament of penance, which gives peace to the soul.
We beg you to grant us a great love of all the holy Sacraments, which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth. Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our consciences, with our hearts free from evil and hatred, we will be able to bring to all others true joy and peace, which come to us from your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns for ever and ever.
21) St. Peregrine – Patron saint of AIDS patients and cancer patients
St. Peregrine, whom Holy Mother Church has declared Patron of those suffering from Cancer, I confidently turn to you for help in my present sickness. I beg your kind intercession. Ask God to relieve me of this sickness, if it be his Holy Will. Plead with the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Sorrows, whom you loved so tenderly and in union with whom you have suffered the pains of Cancer, that she may help me with her powerful prayers and loving consolation.
But if it should be God’s Holy Will that I bear this sickness, obtain for me courage and strength to accept these trails from the loving hand of God with patience and resignation, because he knows what is best for the salvation of my soul. St. Peregrine, be my friend and patron. Help me to imitate you in accepting suffering, and to unite myself with Jesus Crucified and the Mother of Sorrows, as you did. I offer my pains to God with all the love of my heart, for his glory and the salvation of souls, especially my own.
22) St. Pio – Patron saint of civil defense
Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech You to grant me the grace of (here state your petition).
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
(repeat the Glory Be three times)
23) St. Rita – Patron saint of difficult marriages, infertility and parenthood
O Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible.
St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for the Crucified Jesus that thou could obtain from Him whatsoever thou ask, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy supplicant.
Be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify, thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever.
Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray: (mention your request). Obtain for us our request. Pray for us, 0 holy St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
24) St. Rose of Lima – Patron saint of Peru and of all South America
Admirable Saint Rose, you were truly a sweet flower blooming on a rugged soil you were indeed a rose among thorns, bearing with meekness and patience the stings of envious tongues, and preserving perfect purity and modesty amid the alluring blandishments of a deceitful world.
To the sufferings inflicted on you by others you added the voluntary tortures of fasting and watching, of the discipline, of the crown of thorns and of the hair shirt, to subdue the flesh and to make yourself like to your heavenly Spouse. By the merits which you have thus gained with your divine Bridegroom, obtain for me the grace to bear my afflictions with patience, to remain pure and modest, to be meek and humble, to be faithful to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, and so to mortify my passions that I may be ever more pleasing and acceptable in the sight of my dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
25) St. Teresa of Avila – Patron saint of headaches and migraines
O Saint Teresa, seraphic Virgin, beloved spouse of thy crucified Lord, thou who on earth didst burn with a love so intense toward thy God and my God, and now dost glow with a brighter and purer flame in paradise: obtain for me also, I beseech thee, a spark of that same holy fire which shall cause me to forget the world, all things created, and even myself for thou didst ever avidly desire to see Him loved by all men.
Grant that my every thought and desire and affection may be continually directed to doing the will of God, the supreme Good, whether I am in joy or in pain, for He is worthy to be loved and obeyed forever. Obtain for me this grace, thou who art so powerful with God may I be all on fire, like thee, with the holy love of God.