"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Thanksgiving for the insertion of the Name of our Holy Father St. Joseph into the Eucharistic Prayer II, III, IV of the Mass.

I was thinking it might be a good idea to help Fr. Mark and his priory in Ireland as a way of honoring the Blessed Trinity for the prerogatives given to St. Joseph.  At least join the monks in their novena to St. Joseph asking his help in their 'urgent need', and if possible, send along a donation - in a spirit of thanksgiving.  Visit Vultus Christi for novena prayers and to make a donation if you are able to do so.

Yesterday, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a decree, dated 1 May and signed by the prefect of that dicastery, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, which provides that, after the Blessed Virgin Mary, the name of her husband St. Joseph also be read in the Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV. - VIS


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  3. Hello, This is very great news! I would wonder many times while attending a Mass why St. Joseph wasn't mentioned with the other saints (and perhaps mentioned first) and now this has happened. In a catholic prophecy I've read quite a long time ago, it's said: "In an ecstasy a saint has seen the body of St. Joseph preserved intact in a tomb, the site of which is yet unknown. The more the glorious spouse of the most Blessed Virgin Mary is honored, the sooner will the finding of his body take place, which will be a day of great joy for the Church." (Words of Fr. Paul of Moll, 1824-1896, from Father Paul of Moll, by Edward van Speybrouck, p. 238). I hope this is one more small step towards finding the tomb of St. Joseph. God bless


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