“O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all your necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.” ~Saint Basil the Great The Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) is a Roman Catholic prayer which is recited innumerable times a day as it is the last…
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A Hymn to Virtue
St. Louis de Montfort (b. 1673- d. 1716), the great French Marian priest, was a prolific poet and hymn writer. When he traveled through France giving missions, Montfort taught the people his hymns as a means of teaching the truths of the Roman Catholic Faith. The following is one of Montfort’s hymns which is titled Respect and Desire for Virtue. It…
“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” G.K. Chesterton It is priestly ordination time* in the Roman Catholic Church. The newly ordained are going against the stream, and, as such, are Men-alive.** They are beginning a great adventure, for they have chosen not only the narrow path, but the better part of that little…