San Giacomo il Maggiore, ora pro nobis
July 25, 2021
|San Cristoforo Martire, ora pro nobis|
Infant Jesus of Prague Chaplet
Divine Infant Jesus, I adore Thy Cross and I accept all the crosses Thou wilt be pleased to send me. Adorable Trinity, I offer Thee for the glory of Thy Holy Name of God, all the adorations of the Sacred Heart of the Holy Infant Jesus.
(3x) “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us” and pray The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)
(12x) “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us” and pray The Angelical Salutation (Hail Mary)
Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us. Amen.
July 24, 2021
|Sant'Alfonso de Liguori, ora pro nobis|
Glorious Saint Alphonsus, loving father of the poor and the sick, all your life, you devoted yourself with a real heroic charity to lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries. Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick, since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of illness, I come to you for help in my present need.
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Loving father of the suffering, Saint Alphonsus, whom I invoke as the Arthritic Saint, since you suffered from the disease in your lifetime, look with compassion upon me in my suffering. Beg God to give me good health. If it is not God’s will to cure me, then give me strength to bear my cross patiently and to offer my sufferings in union with my crucified Savior and His Mother of Sorrows, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls, in reparation for my sins and those of others, for the needs of this troubled world, and for the souls in purgatory.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Saint Alphonsus, patron of the sick, pray for me. Amen.The accompanying photo was taken outside the Saint Anthony of Padua Shrine Church (155 Sullivan St.) in Manhattan. The statue is all that remains from the Church of Saint Alphonsus Liguori (308 W. Broadway), which was closed in 1980.
Upcoming Tridentine Masses at The Shrine Church of the Holy Innocents in NYC (July 26th — August 1st)
The Shrine & Parish Church of the Holy Innocents
128 West 37th Street, NYC 100018
• Monday, July 26th - St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 3rd Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
FEAST OF ST. ANNE,
MOTHER OF MARY & GRANDMOTHER OF JESUS
Monday, July 26th
6:00 p.m. Traditional Latin High Mass & Candlelight Procession
St. Anne, instrument of the Holy Ghost, mother of confidence, vessel of sanctity, merciful mother, comfortress of the afflicted, help of the poor, protectress of virgins, support of the oppressed, refuge of thy clients, Pray for us!
• Tuesday, July 27th - St. Pantaleon, Martyr, Confessor, 4th Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS St. Pantaleon, Martyr - July 27th
St. Pantaleon was a doctor in Nicomedia who became physician to the Emperor Galerius. Having been seduced by the false maxims of the world, he unhappily relapsed into apostasy. Due to the zealous efforts of the priest Hermolaus, however, he was brought back to the practice of the Faith. So ardent was his zeal and desire to expiate his former apostasy that he distributed all his goods to the poor and openly professed the truth of the Christian religion. His zeal led many to the Faith, and so he was arrested during the reign of the infamous Diocletian.
Pantaleon was cruelly tortured on the rack, and red-hot plates were applied to his body. He suffered many other torments, which he bore calmly and bravely; finally, he was beheaded. St. Pantaleon is a patron of physicians and midwives, and is invoked against consumption, cancer and tuberculosis and for protection of domestic animals. He is pictured with his hands nailed together, since one of his many tortures was being nailed to a tree.
• Wednesday, July 28th - Ss. Nazarius & Celsus, Martyrs, Victor I, Pope & Martyr, St. Innocent I Pope & Confessor, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, July 29th - St. Martha, Virgin with Commemoration of Ss. Felix II, Simplicius, Faustinis & Beatrice, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, July 30th - Ss. Abdon & Sennen, Martyrs, 4th Class - Low Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, July 31st - St. Ignatius Loyola, Confessor, 3rd Class - Low Mass, 1:00 p.m.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA - July 31st
The Suscipe Prayer of Surrender of St. Ignatius (1491-1556)
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.
• Sunday, August 1st - Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, 2nd Class - Low Mass 9:00 a.m. and Chant Mass 10:30 a.m.
Source: July 25, 2021 Bulletin
July 23, 2021
July 22, 2021
|Santa Maria Maddalena, ora pro nobis|
July 21, 2021
|San Lorenzo da Brindisi, ora pro nobis|
July 20, 2021
|Santa Margherita, ora pro nobis|
|Sant'Elia Porfeta, ora pro nobis|
July 19, 2021
|Prayer cards for San Michele, Sant'Anna and San Camillo|
O glorious St. Camillus, special patron of the sick, thou who for forty years, with truly heroic charity, didst devote thyself to the relief of their temporal and spiritual necessities, be pleased to assist them now even more generously since thou art blessed in heaven and they have been committed by Holy Church to thy powerful protection. Obtain for them from Almighty God the healing of all their maladies, or, at least, the spirit of Christian patience and resignation that may sanctify them and comfort them in the hour of their passing to eternity; at the same time obtain for us the precious grace of living and dying after thine example in the practice of divine love. Amen.
Following Pope Francis’ draconian motu proprio restrictions on the Latin Mass, I’m making it a point to start writing about our Traditional parish again. To be clear we never stopped attending the Latin Mass, we just felt that those posts were getting a bit formulaic and monotonous, which is an admission of my own limited writing skills and not a reflection on the beauty and grandeur of the Mass or our church devotions.
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Largire nobis, quǽumas, Dómine, semper spíritum cogitándi quæ recta sunt, propítius et agéndi: ut, qui sine te esse non póssumus, secúndum te vívere valeámus. Per Dóminum. ~ Collect 1
Sunday morning members of the Fratelli della Santa Fede (Brothers of the Holy Faith) gathered at the packed Shrine Church of the Holy Innocents (128 West 37th St.) in Manhattan for both the 9:00 am Tridentine Low Mass and the 10:30 am Tridentine High Mass for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost and the Feast of San Camillo de Lellis. Our Pastor Fr. James Miara was the Celebrant at both.
At the conclusion of the Low Mass, Fr. Miara enrolled over fifty people in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and reminded us of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s promise:
“Take this Scapular, it shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”
Our Lady further says:
“Wear it devoutly and perseveringly. It is my garment. To be clothed in it means you are continually thinking of me, and I in turn, am always thinking of you and helping you to secure eternal life.”
|Arriving early in the morning, we were greeted by |
Most Precious Blood's new statue of San Michele
Prior to the High Mass, Father blessed the Church’s newly acquired statue of San Michele Arcangelo from Peru.
During the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he was dutifully assisted by ten servers, and cantor and organist Pedro d’Aquino.
|(Above & below) A few members of our Holy Innocents family|
Catching up with friends outside and at coffee hour, we returned to church for the Rosary and novena devotions with Memorare to St. Anne, Act of Consecration to St. Anne and Invocations. We had the great honor and privilege of carrying the statue during the solemn candlelight Eucharistic procession around the nave. The novena to Sant'Anna concluded with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
|Temporary shrine to Sant'Anna and processional statue|
|Candlelight Eucharistic procession with ombrellino around the nave|
Getting reacquainted with our Magna Graecian roots, we enjoyed a delicious Greek dinner at Meze restaurant (6601 13th Ave.) in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.
|Stuffed grape leaves|
|Spanakopita (spinach pie)|
|Ohtapodi (marinated and char-grilled octopus)|
|Kalamarakia sta karvouna (char-grilled squid)|
|New Zealand lamb chops|
|Baklava cheese cake|
|Rizogalo (rice pudding)|
|We enjoyed Greek beer with dinner and ouzo and espresso for dessert|
|Outdoor shrine to San Pio outside the Basilica of Regina Pacis|
1) Graciously grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful: that we, who cannot exist without Thee, may be enabled to live according to Thy will. Through our Lord.
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July 18, 2021
|San Camillo de Lellis, ora pro nobis|
|San Panaleone Martire, ora pro nobis|
Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy divine Son.
Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul. Amen.
Prayer in Honor of St. Pantaleon
O God, who didst give to St. Pantaleon the grace of exercising charity toward his fellow-men by distributing his goods to the poor, and hast made him a special patron of the sick, grant, that we, too, show our charity by works of mercy; and through the intercession of this Thy servant preserve us from sickness. But if it be Thy will that illness should afflict us, give us the grace to bear it patiently, and let it promote our soul's salvation. Amen.
Invocation of St. Pantaleon
St. Pantaleon, who during life didst have great pity for the sick and with the help of God didst often relieve and cure them; I invoke thy intercession with God, that I may obtain the grace to serve Him in good health by cheerfully fulfilling the duties of my state of life. But if it be His holy will to visit me with illness, pain, and suffering, do thou aid me with thy powerful prayer to submit humbly to His chastisements, to accept sickness in the spirit of penance and to bear it patiently according to His holy will. Amen.
My Lord and my God! I offer up to Thee my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, together with the merits of His immaculate and blessed Mother, Mary ever virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy Helper in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Thy grace and Thy love, and graciously hear my prayer. Amen.
* For more on St. Pantaleon and the Fourteen Holy Helpers, I highly recommend Project Gutenberg's free ebook, Mary, Help of Christians and the Fourteen Saints Invoked as Holy Helpers, compiled by Rev. Bonaventure, O.F.M. It has instructions, legends, novenas and prayers, with thoughts of the saints for every day of the year. The accompanying photo of marble bas-relief altar rail depicting San Pantaleone was taken during my 2010 pilgrimage to the Duomo di Ravello, Salerno.
Upcoming Tridentine Masses at The Shrine Church of the Holy Innocents in NYC (July 19th — July 25th)
The Shrine & Parish Church of the Holy Innocents
128 West 37th Street, NYC 100018
• Monday, July 19th - St. Vincent de Paul, Confessor, 3rd Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (1581-1660) - July 19th
In April 1830, prior to the visions of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, the remains of Vincent de Paul were translated to the Vincentian church in Paris. The solemnities included a novena. On three successive evenings, upon returning from the church to the rue du Bac, Catherine Laboure had the first vision of the heart of St. Vincent de Paul over a small reliquary in the Chapel of the Sisters. It has the color of flesh and skin and looked like an inner human organ. Catherine understood that the clear color announced peace, innocence and union.
The following day in the same place, the heart of Saint Vincent of Paul appeared again. Catherine relates: "I have seen it red as fire because it must illuminate the charity of hearts. It seemed to me that the whole community should renew and go all the places in the world."
On the third day Catherine saw the heart between red and black and this produced a great sadness in her heart which was difficult to overcome. She understood the meaning of this vision as a possible change in government and the return of the revolution which would bring about religious persecution and profanations that were going to take place in France, and particularly in Paris.
• Tuesday, July 20th - St. Jerome Emiliani, Confessor, 3rd Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS
St. Margaret of Antioch, Virgin & Martyr - July 20th
According to the ancient martyrologies, she suffered at Antioch in the last general persecution of the Church in the early fourth century. Like St. Vitus, she was instructed in the Faith by a Christian nurse and was persecuted by her own father who was a pagan priest. She suffered many torments before being executed by the sword.
Devotion to St. Margaret began in the East but spread to Western Europe, where she began to be greatly honored in England, France and Germany in the eleventh century. She is pictured holding a dragon in chains. Although a virgin, she is invoked by women who are pregnant or in labor. She is also invoked by those suffering from kidney disease or backache and for deliverance from devils. She was one of the saints who appeared to St. Joan of Arc regarding her mission.
• Wednesday, July 21st - St. Lawrence Brindisi, Confessor & Doctor, 3rd Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, July 22nd - St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent, 3rd Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, July 23rd - St. Apollinaris, Bishop & Martyr, 3rd Class - High Mass, 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, July 24th - Votive Mass of St. Anne, 4th Class - High Mass, 1:00 p.m.
Young Adult Series hosted by Juventutem NYC
Saturday, July 24th, 2021
1:00 pm - Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form
2:00 pm - Part 2 of talk on the Most Holy Eucharist by Rev. Fr. James L. P. Miara in the Parish Hall (Lower Level)
3:00 pm - Social with refreshments
What is Juventutem NYC?
Juventutem International Federation promotes the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, and, in particular, the offering of the Traditional Latin Mass. Based at Holy Innocents, Juventutem NYC is the local chapter of this global movement and network of Catholic young adults, ages ~18-40, fostering the sanctification of youth worldwide according to the Roman traditions of the Church. Join today! Simply connect via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sunday, July 25th - Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, 2nd Class - Low Mass 9:00 a.m. and Chant Mass 10:30 a.m.
St. Christopher, Martyr - July 25th
St. Christopher is one of the most popular and well-known saints, although little is known for certain of his life. The Roman Martyrology simply states that he was beaten at Lycia with iron rods under the Emperor Decius and “was preserved by the power of Christ from being burnt in the raging flames. At last, pierced through with arrow-wounds, he fulfilled his martyrdom by beheading.”
Many legends have grown up around this saint, who is often pictured as a giant carrying the Child Jesus on his shoulders across a river. In fact, his name means “Christ-bearer.” He is invoked against the plague, sudden death, epilepsy and toothaches. He is especially the patron of motorists and other travelers and is also invoked during storms.
Source: July 18, 2021 Bulletin
July 17, 2021
July 17th is the Feast the Blessed Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne, Victims of the French Revolution. In 1794 Mother Teresa of St. Augustine and her fifteen Companions were executed by guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Refusing to comply with the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, which subordinated the Catholic Church to the revolutionary government, the Martyrs were arrested, tried for treason, and sentenced to death. Driven before an unusually quiet mob, they each renewed their vows and chanted hymns as they heroically ascended the scaffold towards the cold-blooded executioner. They were buried in a common grave in the Picpus Cemetery. In celebration, I’m posting a prayer to the Blessed Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne.
Blessed Carmelite Martyrs of
Compiègne, orate pro nobis
Prayer to the Blessed Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne*
God our Father, you give us joy each year in honoring the memory of Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine and the Martyrs of Compiegne. May their prayers be a source of help for us, and may their example of courage and chastity be our inspiration. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From The Liturgy of the Hours: Common of Several Martyrs—For virgin martyr
* Prayer reprinted from aleteia.org
|(L) Makeshift tabletop shrine to Our Lady. (R) Scapular with|
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies coat-of-arms pocket square
O Mary, immaculate Queen of Carmel, Mother of God, and my Mother, by my holy Scapular I am entirely thine. Assist me this day, and obtain for me the grace to live faithfully my Scapular consecration, whereby my heart, my mind, my body, my whole being, is thine without reserve, forever. Amen. ~ Daily Act of Consecration
After Mass Friday afternoon, members and friends of the Fratelli della Santa Fede (Brothers of the Holy Faith) returned to Amunì Ristorante (7217 3rd Avenue) in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to celebrate the Feast of the Madonna del Carmine.
Meant to be a joyous occasion, Pope Francis’ motu proprio restricting the Latin Mass unfortunately put a bit of a damper on our luncheon.
Thankfully, in addition to chef Dardanello’s delicious Sicilian fare, rehashing the Euros (especially England’s undignified meltdown) helped distract and cheer us up a little.
Focussing on what's in our control, we are going to continue attending Latin Mass, pray for our priests, and carry on with our myriad devotions and acts of reparation. Needless to say, we’re also going to keep praying for the Pope, in Latin. Madonna del Carmine, ora pro nobis.