Tag Archives: Blessed Be God

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost

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  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. The fear of the Lord

Isaiah 11: 2-3

[2] And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. [3] And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.”

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

The Four Cardinal Virtues

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  1. Prudence
  2. Justice
  3. Fortitude
  4. Temperance

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

The Three Theological Virtues

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The Three Theological Virtues

  1. Faith
  2. Hope
  3. Charity

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

A New Year’s Prayer

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A New Year’s Prayer

O Most bountiful God, I sincerely and humbly thank Thee for all Thy many benefits to me during the past year, and for the privilege of beginning a new year.  Do Thou mercifully continue Thy gracious help and protection, so that I may not only spend this year in Thy service, but may also increase from day to day in fervor and in the performance of good works.  May all my thoughts, words and actions be for Thy greater honor and glory, for my own sanctification and for the good of souls.  These favors I ask from Thy goodness through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who for our salvation first shed His Precious Blood on this day.  Amen.

Blessed Be GodAs published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

Prayer for the Departed in Newtown, Connecticut

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This prayer is offered for the departed in Newtown, Connecticut who were murdered on December 14, 2012.

Prayer for the Departed

The De Profundis

(Psalm CXXIX)

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord;  Lord, hear my voice.  Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.  If thou, O Lord, shalt mark iniquities;  Lord, who shall stand?  For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:  and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord.  My soul hath relied on His word;  my soul hath hoped in the Lord.  From the morning watch even unto night, let Israel hope in the Lord.  Because with the Lord there is mercy, and in Him plentiful redemption.  And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord.

And let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace.

O Lord! hear my prayer.

And let my cry come unto Thee.

Amen

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

The Evangelical Counsels


The Evangelical Counsels

  1. Voluntary poverty
  2. Chastity
  3. Obedience

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004

Three Eminent Good Works


Three Eminent Good Works

  1. Alms-deeds, or works of mercy
  2. Prayer
  3. Fasting

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004

Sins Crying to Heaven for Vengeance


Sins Crying to Heaven for Vengeance

  1. Willful murder
  2. The sin of Sodom
  3. Oppression of the poor
  4. Defrauding laborers of their wages

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004

Sins Against the Holy Ghost


Sins Against the Holy Ghost

  1. Presumption of God’s mercy
  2. Despair
  3. Impugning the known truth
  4. Envy at another’s spiritual good
  5. Obstinacy in sin
  6. Final impenitence

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004

The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Ghost

The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Ghost

  1. Charity
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Patience
  5. Longanimity  (suffering over a long period)
  6. Goodness
  7. Benignity (kindness)
  8. Mildness
  9. Fidelity
  10. Modesty
  11. Continency (self-restraint)
  12. Chastity

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004