Tag Archives: Vespers

Ninth Day of the Novena to the Holy Face The Feast is tomorrow on Shrove Tuesday


    Most merciful Face of Jesus, who in this vale of tears was so moved by our misfortunes to call yourself the healer of the sick, and the good Shepherd of the souls gone astray, allow not Satan to … Continue reading

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Seventh Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face feast on Shrove Tuesday


Lord Jesus! After contemplating Thy features, disfigured by grief, after meditating upon Thy passion with compunction and love, how can our hearts fail to be inflamed with a holy hatred of sin, whi… Source: Seventh Day of the Solemn Novena … Continue reading

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6th Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus


Dear Saint Joseph! Adopt us as thy children, take charge of our salvation; watch over us day and night; preserve us from occasions of sin; obtain for us purity of body and soul,and the spirit of p… Source: 6th Day … Continue reading

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Holy Mary, Mary Mother of God


You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady… Continue reading

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Dec. 23 Day 8 Solemn Christmas Novena– O Emmanuel – God with us!


Originally posted on Speramus' Posterous:
The last of the seven Great “O” Antiphons of the liturgy, that date back to the seventh or eighth century. These antiphons are chanted or recited at Vespers, or Evening Prayer, the Antiphon before the…

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Dec. 22 Day 7 Solemn Christmas Novena– O REX GENTIUM O KING OF THE GENTILES


O REX GENTIUM O KING OF THE GENTILES King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; their desired One, the Cornerstone that makes both one:

R: Come, and deliver man, whom You formed out of the dust of the earth. Psalm 2:7-8, Continue reading

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Dec. 21 Day 6 Solemn Christmas Novena– O Oriens O Dawn of the East


The fifth of the seven Great “O” Antiphons of the liturgy, that date back to the seventh or eighth century. These antiphons are chanted or recited at Vespers, or Evening Prayer, the Antiphon before the Magnificat. They are also the Alleluia verse at the Mass. Continue reading

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