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Published originally in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos in 1998; Revised and Republished on March 31, 2013

Passing Over from Death to Life

by Thomas A. Droleskey

The most solemn week in the liturgical calendar of the Church is Holy Week. Astride a donkey, the foal of an ass, Our Lord entered Jerusalem to the tumultuous approval of the ever-fickle crowds. "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest." (Mt: 21:19) These words are contained in the Sanctus at the end of the Preface and before the Roman Canon in every Mass. The voices that uttered these words originally on the first Palm Sunday, however, changed their tune in just five days. Most of those who were greeting him so jubilantly on Palm Sunday cried out with great fierceness for his Crucifixion on Good Friday.

If we are honest with ourselves, we realize that there are times when we wax enthusiastically about the Faith only to fall by the wayside when we are put to some test that we believe is beyond our capacity to endure. The fickle crowd on Palm Sunday represents us, who are ever ready to seek our own pleasure and to rationalize it as being somehow consonant with being a disciple of Our Lord. Indeed, our churches are filled on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, but a lot of the people attend Mass on those days do not give the Mass of the Presanctified on Good Friday a thought. They, like many of the people in Jerusalem on the first Good Friday, simply go about their business, preparing to keep a pagan celebration of Easter, replete with bunnies and eggs.

The true liturgical calendar of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church provides the faithful with nearly two full weeks of Passiontide, starting with Passion Sunday, which was observed this year on Sunday, March 17. The four weeks of Lent and the first week of Passiontide that precede Palm Sunday are meant to direct our minds and our hearts to a deeper appreciation of the events of Holy Week, the week in which we passed from death to life. Indeed, the various prayers contained in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition recall the events of Holy Week throughout the year by emphasizing consistently the horror of sin and the need to seek out God's mercy so that it might go well for us when we die. [Consider for example the Collect from the Ferial Mass of Friday of Passion Week, the day on which is celebrated also the Feast of Seven Dolors of Our Lady: "O Lord, fill our hearts with your grace so that we may avoid sin through our voluntary penance. May we suffer here in this life rather than be condemned to punishment in eternity. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever. Amen." There is no equivalent prayer to be found at any point in the liturgical year in the Latin editio typica of the Novus Ordo Missae.] Our Lenten prayers and sacrifices, which are meant to be intensified during Passiontide, are supposed to lead us to a profound meditation on the sufferings Our Lord endured in His Sacred Humanity because of our sins, our ingratitude, our indifference. We know that our sins put us on the wrong side of the events of the first Holy Week. In His ineffable mercy, Our Lord gives us the chance during each Holy Week of our lives to be on the right side of His Cross.

Holy Week is a time of great seriousness. All other distractions, including birthday and anniversary celebrations, should be put aside during this week of weeks. Television, for those who have still not given this demonic contraption up for good, should not be watched. All sporting events, including the championship game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I men's basketball tournament, and exhibition baseball games,should be set aside. Nothing is more important than concentrating our entire attention on what our sins did to Our Lord once in time, and what they continue to do to His Mystical Body, Holy Mother Church, today. Holy Week is a time for us to retreat from the world, a time of sobriety in which we seek to participate as fully as we are capable of in the annual commemoration of the events which fulfilled all of the promises made to mankind prior to Our Lord's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

As we know, however, the world will continue to about its business during Holy Week. All of that must fade into oblivion for us. We must put all of that out of our mind's eyes. We should not participate in anything excessively profane during Holy Week. Yes, we should fulfill the obligations of our freely chosen states in life. We should do our work with abandon. But we should do so while focusing our entire energy and attention on the mysteries of our redemption, offering all of our daily sacrifices and penances to Our Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, through Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart as her consecrated slaves to be dispensed of as she sees fit for the greater honor and glory of the Blessed Trinity and for the greater good of souls. We must enter into Holy Week by endeavoring to be holy--and that means we must be as unspotted as possible by the world and all of its false attractions.

Spy Wednesday

Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally called "Spy Wednesday," the day on which Judas Iscariot agreed to betray Our Lord for thirty pieces of silver. Judas later repented of his crime, but despaired of being forgiven by Our Lord, hanging himself to death. Judas is the symbol of treachery, despair and hopelessness. It cannot be that way with us. For while most of us have played our parts as Judas at one point or another in our lives by having committed mortal sins, we know that Our Lord instituted the Sacrament of Penance ("Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained." Jn. 20:23) to bring our souls back to life after we have killed them by means of mortal sin. We have the promise of forgiveness if we approach the Divine Physician in a spirit of sincere contrition for our sins and with a firm purpose of amendment to sin no more. Spy Wednesday must remind us of how many times we have been a traitor to Our Lord--and how He has taken us back go generously by applying the merits of the shedding of His Most Precious Blood to us in the confessional.

Maundy Thursday: The Priesthood and the Eucharist

The New and Eternal Covenant, ushered in by our definitive exodus from our enslavement to the Devil, was instituted by Our Lord at the Last Supper, superseding the Mosaic covenant (Novi et aeterni testamenti.) Our Lord, the Moses, was about to lead the many through the desert into the Promised Land of eternal life. He had been preparing throughout His Public Ministry to celebrate the Last Supper with His Chosen Twelve. And it was there that He instituted the sacerdotal priesthood and the Eucharist so that every man in every age thereafter could be led to the Promised Land whose gates He was about to reopen by His sacrifice to the Father in Spirit and in Truth on the wood of the Holy Cross.

Our Lord chose ordinary men to be His Apostles nearly 2,000 years ago. He has continued to choose ordinary men from that time to this, men who are never free from the effects of Original and Actual Sin. He chose weak vessels of clay, however, to demonstrate that His power is greater than their weakness, that He is able to use flawed instruments to perform the most remarkable miracles known in human history: the administration of the sacraments, including the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance of Mortal Sins committed after Baptism. He chose ordinary men to use the ordinary elements of the earth to effect the truly extraordinary in the souls of those entrusted to their pastoral care unto eternity. Ordinary men. Ordinary words. Extraordinary results.

Think about it: priests offer the unbloody re-presentation of the immolation of the Word Who was made Flesh to the Father every day of their lives. They utter simple words over simple elements of bread and wine, with the Holy Ghost using the power of a priest's ordination to change those elements into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Yes, without priests there would be no Eucharist. Souls would literally starve to death, which is why those who have fallen away from the practice of the Faith and those who are outside of the true Sheepfold of Christ are always hungering for some novelty or another (and, yes, the hungering for novelty does, sadly, describe many within the Church today, including ecclesiastical officials, who have lost their way). Without priests there would be no Mass, thus denying God the glory that is His due and denying grace to the Church. Without priests there would be no possibility of adoring Our Lord in His Real Presence, keeping company with Him anew just as He asked of three of His first bishops when he agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. Priests were empowered by Our Lord to make all of this possible. This should fill us with amazement and gratitude on Maundy Thursday, as well as each day of our lives.

Do we make time in our daily schedules, whether in or out of Lent, to keep watch with Him in His Real Presence? Do we encourage others to do so? Are we resolved to keep company with Our Lord from the conclusion of the Mass on the evening of Maundy Thursday to the time Our Lord is removed from the tabernacle of reposition at midnight? Are we aware of the ancient tradition of visiting seven churches during the period of reposition on Maundy Thursday (a tradition, yes, that was still observed in Rome in its present state of occupation by the conciliar revolutionaries that have robbed Catholics of Our Lord's Real Presence, where I saw scores and scores of Romans walk from church to church on the evening of Mandy Thursday in 1995 even though they, as was the case with me at the time, did not realize that Our Lord was not sacramentally present in those churches)? Sure, this is not possible today in most places in the world because of the conciliar revolution. We can, however, send our Guardian Angel to visit those churches for us!

The Agony in the Garden

Although accompanied by three of the first bishops, Our Lord endured His Agony in the Garden alone. He knew full well what was about to happen: He was about to come into contact in His Sacred Humanity with the very antithesis of His Divinity, sin. The thought of this filled Him with dread. And that is why He sweated droplets of Blood as He asked His Father to remove the cup of suffering from which He was about to drink. He feared in His Sacred Humanity of coming into contact with sin. Oh, how casually and easily to do we sin? A thought to ponder, my friends.

There is no agony any of us can go through which is the equal of what Our Lord endured in the Garden of Gethsemane atop the Mount of Olives. His grace is sufficient for us to endure our agonies in union with His. Therefore, we should not grumble. Who are we to complain about bearing our share of the hardship which the Gospel entails? We must remember that God is so merciful to us: our sins deserve far worse than we actually suffer in this vale of tears.

Oh, so much happened on the night during which Our Lord entered into His fearful Passion. The whole of the history of salvation was meant to lead up to that very night. A night of celebration because of the institution of the priesthood and the Eucharist. A night of dread because of the coming Passion. A night of weariness, as Peter, James, and John, who had witnessed the Transfiguration, could not stay awake as Our Lord suffered His agony. A night of betrayal, because of Judas Iscariot. A night of abandonment, because all but one of the newly-ordained bishops, the Apostles, fled in fright when their Master was arrested. A night of injustice, as the God-Man was faced with hypocrisy and false witnesses from the very creatures He created--and was about to redeem on the Holy Cross. A night of isolation, as the One Who was once the prisoner of the tabernacle of Our Lady's virginal and immaculate womb spent the night in a Jerusalem jail, alone.

Good Friday: Ite, Missa Est

The time we spend with Our Lord's Real Presence after Holy Mass on Maundy Thursday prepares us to commemorate the events of Good Friday with particular solemnity, to recall His trial before the Sanhedrin, His crowning with thorns, His scourging at the pillar, His condemnation by the crowd. Pontius Pilate, seeking the path of expediency that was the subject of my introductory commentary to this reflection, appeased the crowd by releasing to them Barabbas, the one promising political liberation from the hated Romans. The Jews of the Sanhedrin, motivated by our own sins, finally found a place for the One Who had been denied a room in the Inn on the night He was born, Calvary. He Who had been hailed as a hero five days before was condemned with a particular ferocity by a vicious mob, a mob in which our own voices were made loud and clear.

As is the case today with politicians who should know better, Pontius Pilate listened to the crowd. (Andrew Mark Cuomo, Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi, Mario Matthew Cuomo, George Elmer Pataki, Rudolph William Giuliani, Richard Durbin, Thomas Ridge, Thomas Harkin, Robert Menendez, Susan Collins, Patricia Murray, John F. Kerry, Jack Reed and Mary Landrieu are just some of the latter day Pontius Pilates in our midst.) Political expediency is what served Pilate best. He sent Our Lord away to bear His Holy Cross, washing his hands in a finger bowl of His Blood. How many Pilates in both major organized crime families of naturalism do the same today?

Pilate sent Our Lord away to bear His Holy Cross. It was in His weakened condition that He made His way to fulfill all that had been written of Him by permitting sinful men to nail Him to a tree. Our Lord suffered the humiliation of the Roman soldiers ripping off the only thing He owned, His robe, and then throwing dice for it to see who should take it away. His Body was lacerated with the wounds of the bone or metal tipped whips which were used to scourge Him. The defilement of His Body is a representation of the state of our souls as a result of our sins.

The King of Kings spent three hours on His earthly throne, the Cross. The salvation of mankind was won back for us on the wood of the tree of the Holy Cross, just as our condemnation had come from the fruit of the wood of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The New Adam, Christ, canceled out the disobedience of the first Adam. And just He saw all of our sins in the Agony in the Garden as He awaited His betrayal and arrest, so did He see each one of our own sufferings, both physical and spiritual, as He hung on the gibbet of the Holy Cross, making it possible for us to unite those sufferings with His own if we offered them to Him through the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, who stood so valiantly as our sins caused her Divine Son's suffering and death. He saw everything about us. All of our own difficulties and pains. All of our sleepless nights. Everything.

Born a sign of contradiction. Died a sign of contradiction. Born in the wood of a manger, a feeding trough for animals. Died on the wood of the Cross, which has become for us the new feeding trough until the end of time. He Who had existed from all eternity in His Divinity now tastes the bitter pangs of death in His Sacred Humanity. But His dying destroyed death. "O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?"

The earth quaked, rocks split asunder, the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, signifying the end of obliteration of the Old Covenant God had made with Moses. So great was the impact of sin upon the physical Body of Our Lord that the earth itself shook violently. The greatest act of violence in the history of mankind took place during those three hours. He endured all of this out of love. He wants us, strengthened and nourished by the Church He brought forth from His wounded side, to endure our crosses for love of Him, to help make reparation for what our sins did to Him once in time and what the do to His Mystical Body today.

The Romans were surprised to find out that it taken "only" three hours for Our Lord to die; a man being crucified could take several days to die, which is why crucifixion was feared throughout the Roman Empire. Three hours seemed so fast to the Roman. The three hours spent by Our Lord on the Holy Cross were, in reality, an eternity.

Yes, an eternity. Those three hours transcended the boundaries of time and space. They transcended 180 minutes and 7800 seconds. For it was during those three hours that the God-Man not only paid back the blood debt of every sin of every human being who would ever exist in time, He redeemed every suffering of every human being who would ever exist in time, entrusting His Holy Church with the duty to extend His Sacrifice in an unbloody manner until the end of time so that individual souls could cooperate with the graces He won by His perfect obedience to the Father's will for love of Him and for love of us.

Our Lady and the Cross

Our Lady watched her Divine Son as He was scourged at the pillar. She watched as He was condemned to death by the crowd. She watched as He carried His Cross, made infinitely heavier than it was by the weight of our sins, on the Via Dolorosa. She watched in silent agony as the sword of sorrow prophesied by the aged Simeon at the Presentation pierced her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart as she stood so valiantly by the foot of the Cross of her Divine Son for those three hours that seemed like an eternity. Any mother would be in torment if she had to watch her son suffer. Mary, who loved her Divine Son perfectly as she was conceived without any stain of Original Sin, experienced a total communion of unspeakable sorrow in her Immaculate Heart--which was truly the same plain as her Son's Most Sacred Heart. After all, His Heart came from hers. His Blood came from hers. The very Flesh, mangled and torn by the scourging, stripped of practically every patch of skin when His tunic was removed, came from her flesh.

The late Monsignor Roman Guardini was a precursor of the conciliar revolution in many ways. However, he did put things very well about how Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother suffered as one. Consider these words from Guardini's The Rosary of Our Lady:

"Every breath the Lord drew passed through Mary's breast; every throb of His heart was her own; and nothing happened to Him that had not also 'penetrated her soul,' as Simeon foretold. So we must draw her into all of these events.

"Mary connects us with all these happenings. It is she who causes us not only to look and meditate, but also makes us aware that all these happenings concern every one of us, you and me. She is the reason that I do not run away when my faintheartedness becomes unbearable, but that I remain. She herself remained, 'until all was consummated.' And so must I." (Monsignor Romano Guardini, The Rosary of Our Lady.)


Our Lady, the Mediatrix of all graces and the Co-Redemptrix, used those three hours at the foot of her Divine Son's Cross to pray for sinners, which means each one of us without exception, who imposed this cruelty upon her Divine Son and herself. And she was given to us by Our Lord, her Divine Son, to be our Mother when He entrusted the care of Saint John the Evangelist to her. And we were given to her to be her children by adoption. The woman who brought forth her only Son painlessly in the stable in the cave in Bethlehem brought us forth as adopted children of God in great pain on the dung heap known as Calvary.

We were on the wrong side of the Cross during those three hours nearly two millennia ago. St. John the Evangelist took our place for us at the foot of the Cross next to Our Lady and St. Mary Magdalene and a handful of others. Our Lady wants us to keep her company at the foot of the Cross every day by making the effort to assist at true offerings of the Holy Mass as frequently as we can, realizing once again that this may not be possible for most people in this time of apostasy and betrayal, making daily Mass an habitual part of our daily existence. Yes, this might mean great sacrifices (perhaps requiring us to move from one part of the country to another) for those of us who want to protect the integrity of the Faith by having nothing at all to do with the counterfeit church of conciliarism. However, what sacrifice can we make that can even come close to matching that made by Our Lady as the first Mass was consummated on Calvary? She wants us to understand that every offering of Holy Mass by an alter Christus acting in persona Christi transcends time, taking us back to Calvary and providing us at the same time with a foretaste of the glories of Heaven. For a faithful assistance at daily Mass will prepare us more readily to bear our own crosses on a daily basis and thus be led by Our Lady from our own "Calvaries" to our own empty tombs.

Our Lady beheld the lifeless, dead Body her Son as He was taken down from the Cross, shedding tears as she meditated on the souls for whom her Son had died in vain, those who would not cooperate with the graces that He had just won for them, those who refuse to accept the teaching that He was depositing in His Holy Church for the sanctification and salvation of souls and thus for the right ordering of societies and the world. She pleads constantly for the conversion of sinners. She wants us to grieve her Immaculate Heart no more by our persistence in sin and/or error, most of which is the product of obstinate sin and an obstinate refusal to accept the binding precepts of the Divine positive law and the natural law. And she wants us to remember that we must keep her company during the forty hours between her Son's burial in the borrowed tomb that had been hewn out of stone by Joseph of Arimathea and His Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday. The time of Passiontide is Mary's time. Let us never forget that, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of her Most Holy Rosary over and over and over again during between Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday morning. Just as her Son is the New Adam, she is the New Eve, the new Mother of the Living unto eternal life.

The Triumph of the Empty Tomb

What appeared to be an ignominious death turned out to be the defeat of the power of sin and death forever. The One Who had been arrested as a criminal, charged falsely by the Sanhedrin, spent a night in prison, was scourged at the pillar, crowned with thorns, condemned by the crowd, judged by Pilate, spat upon and vilified as he walked to His Crucifixion, an assigned a grave among evil-doers spent forty hours in a borrowed tomb. Although dead in His human nature, Our Lord went to the reaches of the netherworld to free all of the souls of the just who had been awaiting His Redemptive Act. The Gates of Heaven had been reopened. The Good Thief had company. Souls of human beings were finally in Heaven.

The world, however, thought that the Nazarene had been done away with. His Apostles were hiding in fright out of fear of the Jews. Only a small band of women had the courage to make their way on Easter Sunday morning to the tomb in order to anoint Our Lord's Body. The sight of the empty tomb startled them. And St. Mary Magdalene was astonished to see the Master Himself tilling the ground as a gardener. You see, Adam tilled the ground in the Garden of Eden. Our Lord wants to till the garden of our souls. He told St. Mary Magdalene to go to the Apostles with the news that He had risen from the dead as He had foretold. He had fulfilled His own prophecy: "Destroy this temple, and I will rebuild it in three days."

The Apostles did not believe at first. Do we believe at all? Do we really understand that the fact that there is an empty tomb in Jerusalem because Our Lord got up from there and walked out on Easter Sunday morning is supposed to define everything about us and our nations and the world? Do we understand that the Cross and the empty tomb mean that we cannot think or act as secularists, making no reference to these events and One who accomplished them in public discourse? Do we understand that nothing happens to us in this life matters one little bit (no suffering, no misunderstanding, no injustice) if we die in a state of sanctifying grace? Do we realize that there is no material success or failure which defines our eternal destiny? Do we fear the deaths of our souls by means of mortal sin rather than the death of our physical bodies? Do we believe that we are destined to rise forth incorrupt and glorious on the Last Day from our tombs if only we persevere until the point of our deaths in a state of grace?

St. John the Evangelist outran the first Pope, St. Peter, to the tomb after hearing news that Our Lord's Body was not there. Out of deference to the Chief of the Apostles, John did not enter the tomb until Peter had done so, although he peered inside. They saw and believed. The words that the Lord had spoken to them as they walked down Mount Tabor flashed through their minds. "And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them not to tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead." (Mk. 9:8) He had risen! As Saint Paul would note later, if Our Lord has not risen bodily from the dead, then our faith is in vain and we are the most pitiable of men. The actual, bodily Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from dead is a central fact of the Catholic Faith and anyone who dies this central fact is not only a heretic but a demonic deceiver.

Our Lord showed Himself to the Apostles in the same Upper Room where He had begun His Passion. His risen and glorified Body still bore the brand marks of the cruelty our sins had imposed upon Him. Indeed, those brand marks remained on His Body once He had ascended to the Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday forty days later. There is no Easter Sunday, no empty tomb, without the Cross. There is no way to know eternal life unless we are willing to die to self as faithful sons and daughters of the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation, just as Our Lord died for love of us on the wood of the Cross. We must always look to the Cross, the instrument of Our Lord's torture which He used to effect our unmerited redemption.

An ancient tradition of the Church teaches us that Our Lord was crucified on the same date, March 25, that He had been conceived in Our Lady's virginal and immaculate womb by the power of the Holy Ghost at the Annunciation. No, this is not de fide dogma. However, it is worth giving the matter a moment of thought. It does make perfect sense that Our Lord would suffer and die on the same date that He became incarnate to win back for us on the Tree of the Holy Cross what was lost for us on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. No matter the date of the first Good Friday, though, it is the case absolutely that Our Lord appeared first to His Most Blessed Mother on Easter Sunday to console her and to reward her with the fruit of their Easter victory over sin and death. What a wonderful thing it is that Good Friday four years from now, that is, in 2016, will fall on March 25, the same date as it had in 2005/

There is symmetry here. If we die in a state of Sanctifying Grace, we will be received into the bosom of Our Lady, who will present us to her Divine Son once our souls have been purified of all stain of sin in Purgatory if they are not so purified at the moment of our deaths. We will see Our Lady before she presents us to the Blessed Trinity to enjoy the glory of the Beatific Vision for all eternity. It is thus essential to keep close to Our Lady to make the best Holy Week of our lives. Let me repeat: it is essential to keep close to Our Lady to make the best Holy Week of our lives. Our Lord came into this world through Our Lady. We cannot return to Him except through Our Lady, who wants to lead us after a life of repentance as sons and daughters of the true Church her Divine Son founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, to an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise.

Our prayers will be with each of you for a very solemn and blessed Holy Week, culminating in our keeping of the Paschal Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Although I will have a brief message to post on Easter Sunday (as it is liturgically inappropriate to use the "A------a" word before the Easter Vigil Mass), we hope and pray that the glory of the Easter season will help Catholics worldwide to see the world more clearly through the eyes of the true Faith, working for the Social Reign of Christ the King as the fruit of the Triumph of Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

Never become anxious about the problems of the day, folks. Concerned, sure. Anxious, no. The Church has survived Nero and Trajan and Diocletian and the Mohammedan onslaughts and Henry VIII and Luther and Calvin and the French Revolutionaries and the Bolsheviks and the Nazis and the Maoists and all of the petty American politicians, both Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who pound their chests righteously as they put their thumbs in eye of the right of Christ to reign as King in public life and for Our Lady to be recognized publicly as our Queen. The final victory belongs to Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother. Never lose sight of this fact. And never lose sight our the fact that Our Lord wants us to use our own fidelity as Catholics to plant a few seeds for a new Christendom, remembering that the graces He won for us on Calvary are just as powerful now as they were on Good Friday.

Blessed Holy Week to you all.

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

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