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                 July 26, 2008

When There Is Question of Divine Honor

by Thomas A. Droleskey


Reading the Sunday sermons of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori into a digital voice recorder for posting at Traditional Catholic Sermons has been quite an experience. While I have two more to do this very morning before my task of recording all fifty-three of the sermons written by the saint we commemorate liturgically just one week from today, the First Saturday of the month of August, I can say with sobriety that I know quite fully that every word I have been speaking into that digital voice recording has referred to my own sins, my own failings, my own ingratitude, my own tepidity, my own hardness of heart, my own impatience, my own infidelity in so many things and in so many ways. Ouch. Double ouch. Mercy is all that I can plead before the Throne of  Divine Justice. Mercy. Oh, please, dear Blessed Mother, pray for me, now and at the hour of my death!

Although each sermon of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori is very powerful, the one on human respect, written for the Sixth Sunday after Easter (or the Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension, a Sunday that is mislabeled in the book as the "Sixth Sunday after Pentecost," a mistake that I did not catch until I had completed the recording), has a passage that should inspire us all to be more zealous for the honor and glory and majesty of God:

And when it is necessary to reprove those who make little of God's law, you must take courage and correct them publicly. "Then that sin, reprove before all"--I. Tim., v. 20. And when there is question of the divine honour, we should not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done. Let us imitate the Baptist, who reproved King Herod for living his brother's wife and said to him: "It is not lawful for thee to have her"--Matt., xiv. 4. Men indeed shall regard us as fools, and turn us into derision; but, on the day of judgment they shall acknowledge that they have been foolish, and we have shall have the glory of being numbered among the saints. They shall say: "These are they whom we had some time in derision. . . . . We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints"--Wis., v. 3, 4, 5.


"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."

How many people kept their peace when Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI walked into a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 30, 2006, and took off his shoes before turning in the direction of Mecca and assuming the Mohammedan prayer position? Not a word was uttered by any "priest," validly ordained or not, in any "indult" community. One such man told us a few months later that he had no "responsibility to oppose error." No responsibility to oppose error?


"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."


How many people kept their peace a little over eight months later when Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI called a mountain on which the Buddhists worship their devils as "sacred"? Not a word was uttered by any "priest," validly ordained or not, in any "Motu" community less than one month after the issuance of Summorum Pontificum. And many ordinary Catholics who would have written lengthy and eloquent articles defending the honor and majesty and glory of God if this blasphemy had been the work of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II were just as silent as the "Motu" community "priests."

"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."


How many people kept their peace when Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI esteemed the symbols of five false religions on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the John Paul II Cultural Center? Not a word was uttered by any "priest," validly ordained or not, in any "Motu" community. Even those who know better and who might froth at the mouth in private conversations had to be silent. They could not offend the one they recognize as the "Supreme Pontiff" even though they know that the honor and glory and majesty demand that they speak out with a full throat to denounce the imposter as one who is possessed of an evil spirit that sees it as a "virtue" to appear "tolerant" of those who worship the devil himself.

"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."


Although some voices were raised in protest against the travesties of World Youth Day, many other voices were thoroughly muted. Muted. Not a word has been uttered by "priests," whether validly ordained or not, in the "Motu" communities, leading the people, most of whom do not read "conservative" or "traditionally-minded" newspapers or magazines or websites, who look to their spiritual leadership to think that "all is well," especially that Summorum Pontificum has "liberated" the increasingly-modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. Silence must prevail when we should be reminded of these words written by Saint Alphonsus de Liguori:

"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."


As will be demonstrated once again in a forthcoming article, one that will be vetted carefully before being posted, the very fact that there is a need to raise our voices to defend the honor and majesty and glory of God in the midst of "papally"-sanctioned travesties and abominations and direct, frontal assaults against the First Commandment itself is a very important sign that we are dealing with enemies of the Faith who have expelled themselves from the Catholic Church by virtue of violating the Divine Positive Law for entertaining, no less expressly publicly, notions anathematized by her Divinely-instituted authority and for acting directly contrary to the honor and majesty and glory of God.

Those of us who have come to a recognition of this fact as a result of the graces won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces--through absolutely no merits of our own whatsoever--can help to repay at least some of the huge debt that we owe for our absolved sins by seeking to defend the honor and majesty and glory of God no matter who we might offend, be it a close relative or some "nice" but "dumb" (as in mute) conciliar "priest" or some former friend or associate who might think us daft or schismatic or disloyal or "outside of the Church." We must remember these stirring words of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori:

"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."


Each of the three saints commemorated on the liturgical calendar of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church yesterday and today defended the honor and majesty and glory of God.

Saint James the Greater, the brother of Saint John the Evangelist, a son of Zebedee, did so not only during life but after death!

Nearly eight centuries, which to the heavenly citizens are but as a day, had passed over that tomb in the north of Spain, where two disciples had secretly laid the apostles's body. During that time the land of his inheritance, which he had so rapidly traversed, had been overrun first by Roman idolaters, then by Arian barbarians, and when the day of hope seemed about to dawn, a deeper night was ushered in by the Crescent. One day lights were seen glimmering over the briars that covered the neglected monument: attention was drawn to the spot, which henceforth went by the name of the field of stars. But what are those sudden shouts coming down from the mountains, and echoing through the valleys? Who is the unknown chief rallying against an immense army the little worn-out troop whose heroic valour could not yesterday save it from defeat? Swift as lightning, and bearing in one hand a white standard with a red cross, he rushes with drawn sword upon the panic-stricken foe, and dyes the feet of his charger in the blood of 70,000 slain. Hail to the chief of the holy war, of which this Liturgical Year has so often mae mention! Saint James! Saint James! Forward, Spain! It is the reappearance of the Galilean fisherman, whom the Man-God once called from the bark where he was mending his nets; of the elder son of thunder, now free to hurl the thunderbolt upon these new Samaritans, who pretend to honour the unity of God by making Christ no more than a prophet. Henceforth James shall be to Christian Spain the firebrand which the Prophet saw, devouring all the people round about, to the right hand and to the left, until Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place in Jerusalem. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)


Did Saint James the Greater, who accompanied the first pope, Saint Peter, and his own brother, Saint John the Evangelist, to the heights of Mount Thabor at the moment of Our Lord's Transfiguration and to the Mount of Olives during His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, turn in the direction of Mecca or assume the Mohammedan prayer position. Did he esteem the Koran or call this book of blasphemy "holy"? No, he slew the Mohammedans, leading valiant Catholic forces in battle against these vipers and blasphemers.

Dom Prosper Gueranger explains also that Saint James prayed for those seeking the conversion of the peoples of the "new world:"

And when after six centuries and a half of struggle, his standard bearers, the Catholic kings, had succeeded in driving the infidel hordes beyond the seas, the valiant driving the infidel hordes beyond the seas, and the valiant leader of the Spanish armies laid aside his bright armour, and the slayer of Moors became once more a messenger of the faith. As fisher of men, he entered his bark, and gathering around it the gallant fleets of Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Albuquerque [the viceroy of New Spain], he led them over unknown seas to lands that had never yet heard the name of the Lord. For his contribution to the labours of the twelve. James drew ashore his well-filled nets from west and east and south, from new worlds, renewing Peter's astonishment at the sight of such captures. He, whose apostolate seemed at the time of Herod III to have been crushed in the bud before bearing any fruit, may say with St. Paul: I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, for by the grace of God I have laboured more abundantly than all they.


Did the spirit of Saint James the Greater inspired the great explorers and governors of New Spain to engage in "inter-religious" dialogue with the native peoples of the Americas? By no means. The spirit of Saint James the Greater inspired the great explores and governors of New Spain to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of the native peoples of the Americas, aided by very Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe who had favored Saint James with so many visitations during the days of his missionary work before his martyrdom at the hands of King Herod Agrippa.

Saint Christopher, who was commemorated liturgically yesterday in Low Masses, once served the devil himself. Upon discovering a King who was more powerful than the devil, indeed, the devil's very Creator, Saint Christopher abandoned the devil and followed the King, Christ the King, Whom he, a veritable giant among men, had carried as a child grown into adulthood safely across a river. Saint Christopher teaches us that we must abandon our sins, which place us under the devil's power, to serve Christ the King and to not esteem--nor even to give the appearance of esteeming--for a single moment the devil or any of his minions in false religion

The name of Christopher, whose memory enhances the solemnity of the son of thunder, signifies one who bears Christ. Christina yesterday reminded us that Christians ought to be in every place the good odor of Christ (2 Corinthians 2: 15), Christopher today puts us in mind that Christ truly dwells by faith in our hearts (Ephesians 3: 17). The graceful legend attached to his name is well known. As other men were at a later date, to sanctify themselves in Spain by constructing roads and bridges to facilitate the approach of pilgrims to the tomb of St. James, so Christopher in Lycia had vowed for the love of Christ to carry travelers on his strong shoulders across a dangerous torrent. Our Lord will say on the last day: 'What you did to one of these My least brethren, you did it unto Me.' One night, being awakened by the voice of a child asking to be carried across, Christopher hastened to perform his wonted task of charity, when suddenly, in the midst of the surging and apparently trembling waves, the giant, who had never stooped beneath the greatest weight, was bent down under his burden, now grown heavier than the world itself. 'Be not astonished,' said the mysterious child, 'thou bearest Him Who bears the world.' And He disappeared, blessing His carrier and leaving him full of heavenly strength. Christopher went on to be crowned with martyrdom under Decius. The aid our fathers knew how to obtain from him against storms, demons, plague, accidents of all kinds, has caused him to be ranked among the saints called helpers. In many places the fruits of the orchards were blessed on this day, under the common auspices of St. Christopher and St. James. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)


Saint Christopher will teach us to flee from the devil in all of his forms, including in the form of the Judeo-Masonic naturalism that shapes the contemporary civil state, including the United States of America, which was founded on men who rejected, as do even so many ostensible "Catholics" today, the necessity of subordinating everything in the lives of individuals and their nations to the Deposit Faith that the King of Kings has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church, the one and only true Church, in order to serve only Christ the King as we seek to plant the seeds for the unconditional conversion of each man and each nation to the Social Reign of this King of Kings, entrusting ourselves to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Saint Christopher will protect us in our earthly travels, and, much more importantly, he will protect us in our journey home to Heaven as members of the one and only true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation.

The grandmother of the King of Kings, Good Saint Anne, sought always to defend the honor and majesty and the glory of the God Whom she would hold in her very arms.

Yes, Good Saint Anne is the mother of the Immaculate Conception and the grandmother of the Word Who was made Flesh in her daughter's Virginal and Immaculate womb. Saint Anne was privileged to carry within her own womb the woman who would make possible the salvation of us all by her perfect fiat to the Holy Will of God the Father at the Annunciation. Saint Anne is the model not only for good Catholic mothers but also the model of all Catholic grandmothers. Saint Anne teaches parents to train their children for eternity and always to defend the honor and glory and majesty of God.

Although Our Lady, who was born some fifteen years before Our Lord, was conceived without stain of Original Sin and was unspotted by the stain of actual sin, she still had to learn from Saint Anne and from her father, Saint Joachim, about the things of God, starting with the Scriptures. Saint Anne lovingly prepared her daughter, Mary of Nazareth, to know the Scriptures when she heard them read in the synagogue and thus to be ready to respond to the Father's will when she was asked by Saint Gabriel the Archangel to enflesh their Author by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Saint Anne and Saint Joachim presented Our Lady in the Temple when she was three years of age, giving her entirely to God. This should inspire those of us with daughters to do everything we can to foster a simplicity of life that is founded in a detachment from the things of this world and a love of the things of eternity so that our daughters will choose to espouse themselves to Mary's Divine Son, Saint Anne's Grandson, in some completely traditional community of religious women which makes no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of the wolves in shepherds' clothing in its counterfeit church.

Saint Anne will help our daughters to recognize that no one who esteems false religions is a friend of her Divine Grandson, and that no one who refuses to use every possible opportunity to exhort Catholics to pray her own Most Holy daughter's Most Holy Rosary is a friend of the sanctification or the salvation of the souls that were given spiritual rebirth by her Grandson's Death on the Wood of the Holy Cross, a death that caused her own daughter's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to be pierced through and through with the Fifth Sword of Sorrow that had been prophesied by the aged Simeon at her, Our Lady's Purification in the Temple.

Anne was, as it were, the starting-point of redemption, the horizon scanned by the prophets, the first span of the heavens to be empurpled with the rising fires of dawn; the blessed soil whose produce was so pure as to make the angels believe that Eden had been restored to us. But in the midst of the incomparable peace that surrounds her, let us hail her as the land of victory surpassing the most famous fields of battle; as the sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception, where our humiliated race took up the combat begun before the throne of God by the angelic hosts; where the serpent's head was crushed, and Michael, now surpassed in glory, gladly handed over to his sweet Queen, at the first moment of her existence, the command of the Lord's armies.

What human lips, unless touched like the prophet's with a burning coal, could tell the admiring wonder of the angelic Powers, when the Blessed Trinity, passing from the burning Seraphim to the lowest of the nine choirs, bad them turn their fiery glances and contemplate the flower of sanctity blossoming in the bosom of Anne? The Psalmist had said of the glorious City whose foundations were now hidden in her that was once barren: The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains, and the heavenly hierarchies crowning the slopes of the eternal hills beheld in her heights to them unknown and unattainable summits approaching so near to God, that He was even then preparing His throne in her. Like Moses at the sight of the burning bush on Horeb, they were seized with a holy awe on recognizing the mountain of God in the midst of the desert of this world; and they understood that the affliction of Israel was soon to cease. Although shrouded by the cloud, Mary was already that blessed mountain whose base--i.e., the starting-point of her graces--was set far above the summits where the highest created sanctities are perfected in glory and love.

How justly is the mother named Anne, which signified grace, she in whom for nine months were centred the complacencies of the Most High the ecstasy of the angelic spirits, and the hope of all flesh! No doubt it was Mary, the daughter, and not the mother, whose sweetness so powerfully attracted the heavens to our lowly earth. But the perfume first scents the vessel which contains it, and even after it is removed, leaves it impregnated with its fragrance. Moreover, it is customary to prepare the vase itself with the greatest care; it must be all the purer, made of more precious material, and more richly adorned, according as the essence to be placed in it is rarer and more exquisite. Thus Magdalen enclosed her precious spikenard in alabaster. The Holy Spirit, the preparer of heavenly perfumes, would not be less careful than men. Now the task of blessed Anne was not limited, like that of a material vase, to containining passively the treasure of the world. She furnished the body of her who was to give flesh to the Son of God; she nourished her with her milk; she gave to her, who was inundated with floods of divine light, the first practical notions of life. In the education of her illustrious daughter, Anne played the part of a true mother" not only did she guide Mary's first steps, but she co-operated with the Holy Ghost in the education of her soul and the preparation for her incomparable destiny; until, when the work had reached the highest development to which she could bring it, she, without a moment's hesitation or a thought of self, offered her tenderly loved child to Him from whom she had received her.

Sic fingit tabernaculum Deo--'Thus she framed a tabernacle for God.' Such was the inscription around the figure of St. Anne instructing Mary, which formed the device of the ancient guild of joiners and cabinet-makers; for they, looking upon the making of tabernacles wherein God may dwell in our churches as their most choice work, had taken St. Anne for their patroness and model. Happy were those whose times when the simplicity of our fathers penetrated so deeply into the practical understanding of mysteries which their infatuated sons glory in ignoring. The valiant woman is praised in the Book of Proverbs for her spinning, weaving, sewing, embroidering, and household cares: naturally, then, those engaged in these occupations placed themselves under the protection of the spouse of Joachim. More than once, those suffering from the same trial which had inspired Anne's touching prayer beneath the sparrow's nest, experienced the power of her intercession in obtaining for others, as well as for herself, the blessing of the Lord God. . . . .

More fortunate than the wife of Elcana, who prefigured thee both in her trial and by her name, thou, O Anne, now singest the magnificent gifts of the Lord. Where is now the proud synagogues that despised thee? The descendants of the barre none are now without number; and all we, the brethren of Jesus, children, like Him, of thy daughter Mary, come joyfully, led by our Mother, to offer thee our praises. In the family circle the grandmother's feast day is the most touching of all, when her grandchildren surround her with reverential love, as we gather around these to-day. Many, alas ! know not these beautiful feasts, where the blessing of the earthly paradise seems to revive in all its freshness; but the mercy of our God has provided a sweet compensation. He, the Most High God, willed to come so nigh to us to be one of us in the flesh; to know the relations and mutual dependencies which are the law of our nature; the cords of Adam, with which He had determined to draw us and in which He first bound Himself. For in raising nature above itself, He did not eliminate it; He made grace take hold of it and lead it to heaven; so that, joined together on earth by their divine Author, nature and grace were to be united for all eternity. We, then, being brethren by grace of Him who is ever thy grandson by nature, are, by this loving disposition of Divine Wisdom, quite at home under thy roof; and to-day's feast, so dear to the hearts of Jesus and Mary, is our own family feast.

Smile then, dear mother, upon our chants and bless our prayers. To-day and always be propitious to the supplications which our land of sorrows sends up to thee. Be gracious to wives and mothers who confide to thee holy desires and the secret of their sorrows. Keep up, where they still exist, the traditions of the Christian home. Over how many families has the baneful breath of this age passed, blighting all that is serious in life, weakening faith, leaving nothing but languor, weariness, frivolity, if not even worse, in the place of the true and solid joys of our fathers. How truly might the Wise Man say at the present day: Who shall find a valiant woman? She alone by her influence could counteract all these evils; but on condition of recognizing wherein her true strength lies: in humble household works done with her own hand; in hidden and self-sacrificing devotedness; in watchings by night; in hourly foresight; working in wool and flax, and with the spindle; all those strong things which win for her the confidence and praise of her husband; authority over all, abundance in the house, blessings from the poor whom she has helped, honour from strangers, reverence from her children; and for herself is the fear of the Lord, nobility and dignity, beauty and strength, wisdom, sweetness and content, and clam assurance at the latter day.

O blessed Anne, rescue society, which is perishing for want of virtues like thine. The motherly kindness thou art ever more frequently bestowing upon us have increased the Church's confidence; deign to respond to the hopes she places in thee. Bless especially thy faithful Brittany; have pity on unhappy France, for which thou hast shown thy predilection, first, by so early confiding to it thy sacred body; later on, by choosing it to be the spot whence thou wouldst manifest thyself to the world; and again, quite recently entrusting to its sons the church and seminary dedicated to thy honour in Jerusalem. O thou who lovest the Franks, who deignest still to look on fallen Gaul as the kingdom of Mary, continue to show it that love which is its most cherished tradition. Mayest thou become known throughout the whole world. As for us, who have long known thy power and experienced thy goodness, let us ever seek in thee, O mother, our rest, security, strengthen every trial; for he who leans on thee has nothing to fear on earth, and he who rests in thy arms is safely carried. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)


Would Good Saint Anne have us be silent when the honor and majesty and glory of her Divine Grandson are put into question by acts esteeming false religions, no less by a putative "pontiff's" walking into mosques or the very sort of synagogue in which she and her Most Holy daughter and Divine Grandson are mocked and reviled? Would not Saint Anne exhort us to make our own these words from Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, who wrote so eloquently about the glories of her own Virginal and Immaculate daughter?

"And when there is question of the divine honour, we should be not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done."


We have the Heavenly help provided us by Saint James the Greater and Saint Christopher, the Christ-bearer, and Good Saint Anne to overcome human respect and to defend the Divine honour no matter who on this earth is offended. Each of these Heavenly helpers, starting with Saint Anne herself, wants us to do all we can to speak in defense of the Catholic Faith when it is mocked by blasphemers, including those posing as Catholics in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Each of these Heavenly helpers wants us to make reparation for our many sins by offering up our prayers and sufferings and penances and humiliations to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of the one who was conceived without stain of sin in Good Saint Anne's own womb. Each of these Heavenly helpers wants us to make good use of the Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary each and every day of our lives to combat the forces of the world, the flesh and the devil, who was once served most deliberately by Reprobas, he would become the Christ-bearer, Saint Christopher, in order that the seeds we plant for the restoration of the Church and of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Whose Kingship was advance so valiantly by Saint James the Greater, will be all the more efficacious.

When there is question of Divine honor, my friends, we must not be in doubt. We must call upon the Heavenly helpers to speak out without fear of the consequences, and the ones commemorated yesterday and today are ready to assist us if we call upon them. And as we want to enjoy the glory of the Beatific Vision in Heaven with these saintly helpers, it is a wonderful resolution to make during these glorious feast days to want to be where they can be found mystically every day of our lives, that is, at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at the hands of true bishops and true priests in the catacombs where no concessions whatsoever are made to the enemies of the Faith who dare to do things that these great saints would never have abided.

What are we waiting for?

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

The Litany of Saint Anne (for private use only)

Lord have mercy on us.

Christ have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

 Holy Mary, Queen of Angels and Saints, pray for us.

St. Anne, instrument of the Holy Ghost, pray for us.

St. Anne, faithful spouse of St. Joachim, pray for us.

St. Anne, mirror of the married, pray for us.

St. Anne, example of widows, pray for us.

St. Anne, miracle of patience, pray for us.

St. Anne, mother of confidence, pray for us.

St. Anne, mother of constancy, pray for us.

St. Anne, mother of prayer, pray for us.

St. Anne, mother of blessing, pray for us.

St. Anne, vessel of sanctity, pray for us.

St. Anne, merciful mother, pray for us.

St. Anne, comfortress of the afflicted, pray for us.

St. Anne, help of the poor, pray for us.

St. Anne, protectress of virgins, pray for us.

St. Anne, support of the oppressed, pray for us.

St. Anne, refuge of thy clients, pray for us.

We sinners, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through thy love for Jesus and Mary, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through thy virtues and merits, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through thy goodness and mercy, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through thy compassion and charity, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through the graces bestowed on thee by God, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through the joys thou didst experience with Jesus and Mary, we beesech thee, hear us.

Through the happiness thou dost enjoy for all eternity, we beseech thee, hear us.

Through the honor given thee by the Saints in Heaven, we beseech thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, St. Anne

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, Who didst vouchsafe to endow blessed Anne with grace so that she might be worthy to become the mother of her who brought forth Thine only-begotten Son, mercifully grant that we who devoutly venerate her memory may also be helped by her powerful intercession. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

Viva Cristo Rey!

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.

The Martyrs of Gorkum, pray for us.

Saint James the Greater, pray for us.

Saint Christina, pray for us.

Saint Christopher, pray for us.

See also: A Litany of Saints


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