Novena to St. Michael the Archangel

It’s not too late! I should have posted this yesterday, but you can begin it today, the Novena to St. Michael the Archangel. His feast day is September 29th. Novena Prayer to St. Michael (pray this for nine consecutive days, it does not change) Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, …

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St. Michael’s Lent 2020

NOTE: Reblogged from last year, which itself was a reblog from the previous year and edited with some additions.) Coming up on August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. It is also the beginning of a Franciscan devotion known as “St. Michael’s Lent.” It is a 40-day period of fasting begun by …

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“St. Michael’s Lent” is upon us again

NOTE: This post is reblogged from last year and edited with some additions. Last year’s post was also a ‘reblog’ and edited from the prior version.) Coming up on August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. It is also the beginning of a Franciscan devotion known as “St. Michael’s Lent.” It …

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Soberversary! Seventeen years sober, today.

Today I achieved my seventeenth year of sobriety. That’s One Day At A Time repeated 6,209 times. A certain Twelve Step movement helped a lot at first; but I credit my endurance to Our Lord and Saviour’s Church, the Holy Catholic Church and to His Most Holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. I think a …

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Pope Leo XIII’s Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

To assist everyone in the daily Spiritual Warfare we will be facing, I am posting the text of the PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL:. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O …

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Novenas to St. Michael the Archangel

September the 29th is the feast of St. Michael the Archangel. In this time of Spiritual Warfare I think it is necessary to post some novenas to him, especially as he was the leader of the angelic forces when Satan was defeated and cast out of Heaven. So, he has solid credentials in defeating Satan. …

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Spiritual Warfare

I said in an earlier post, DON’T LEAVE JESUS BECAUSE OF JUDAS that “Those that are in the Church and are guilty of the crimes reported are followers of Judas. They will go to their own reward unless they repent. And speaking of who else dwells in the place of that particular reward, the scandals …

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St. Michael’s Lent: a Franciscan practice beneficial for us addicts and alcoholics

(Reblogged from last year and substantially edited.) Coming up on August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. It is also the beginning of a Franciscan devotion known as “St. Michael’s Lent.” It is a 40-day period of fasting begun by St. Francis of Assisi in the 1220’s similar in practice to …

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St. Michael’s Lent begins today!

Today, August 15th, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, is also the beginning of the Franciscan devotion known as “St. Michael’s Lent.” It is a 40-day period of fasting begun by St. Francis of Assisi in the 1220’s similar to the actual Lenten season. It ends September 29th on the feast of St. …

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August: A Month for TWO Lenten disciplines

Today is August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. It also marks the beginning of what I call “Second Chance Lent.” The Transfiguration is when Jesus went up Mt. Tabor with three of His disciples and revealed Himself in His Glorified Body and also conferred with Moses and Elijah concerning His upcoming …

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