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    Each day we feature a title and salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May. Today, the Mother of Christ is truly the Mother of Our Savior Who loved us so much He offered His life on the holy Cross that we might be saved who believe in Him and obey Him in all things. We encourage all to pray daily the Holy Rosary and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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IMITATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
   This short litany prayer is said to have been found under the Sepulchre where Jesus was buried. It is believed to have been sent by the Holy See to the Emperor Charles V who was going to war against his enemies.
  • God all powerful, who has suffered on the tree of the Cross be with us.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ have pity on us.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ be our hope.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ turn away from us all sharp weapons.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ pour into us all good.
  • Holy Cross Of Jesus Christ turn away from us all evil.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ make us well in the paths of salvation.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ preserve us from all spiritual and temporal accidents.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ may we adore Thee.
  • Holy Cross of Jesus Christ now and forever.
  • Jesus of Nazareth, Crucified, have pity on us, make the invisible fly far from us now and for ever and ever. Amen.
  • (Holy Mary, Mother of God, St. Joseph, St. Michael the Archangel, and all ye Holy Angels, protect us.)
    According to legend, some claim some amazing promises such as he who prays this prayer, or hears it read or carries it about with him shall not die a sudden death. He shall not be burned or drowned or poisoned, nor fall into the hands of his enemies, nor be vanquished in battle. A mother who reads this prayer or hears it read or carries it about her, will be happily delivered, and when the baby is born, if this prayer be put on it's right side it will be preserved from a number of accidents. He who carries this prayer about him shall be preserved from epilepsy. If this prayer be put on a person in an epileptic fit, he or she will be relieved if not cured. Our Lord has promised to bless him who recites or procures this prayer for himself or others, and to punish him who scoffs at it. He who reads this prayer daily shall be warned of the approach of his death, three days, by a divine sign. (source: Catholic Prayers)


That is the VerbumQUO for this Double of the Second Class Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross Crucis is the Latin for "of the Cross", the singular possessive of the genitive and taken from today's Introit, Collect, Epistle, Secret and Communion for today's Proper of the Mass for the Finding of the True Cross Nos autem. The Holy Cross is the focal point of our lives for which we venerate and carry with us daily. As Christ showed that there can be no Resurrection without the Cross, there can be no Victory without the Cross for us. We must be willing to take up our cross and follow Him daily. Only then can we be assured of sharing in the triumph. This is illustrated in By this Sign we will Conquer


On the third day of Mary's Month of May, the MYOSOTIS was presented to represent THANKSGIVING. This bluebell-like flower is most appropriate for the feast of the Finding of the True Cross for some say it was the only thing that bloomed on Calvary after the Crucifixion of our Lord and Savior. If we should offer thanksgiving for anything, it is for the ultimate Sacrifice of the Cross in which we are saved and which is re-enacted daily in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For the daily devotion in May see The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We hope to reach more souls through this newest technology of twitter in the left column. It is something that prior to now we have avoided. However, in an effort to reach beyond the choir, if you will, and to provide inspiration with short prayers and ejaculations, facts, links, comments and quips, we've launched out into the deep of social networking with twitter.com/dailycatholoic and ask guidance from the Holy Ghost to navigate others to the beacon we offer with the safe port of the DailyCatholic. Some have suggested we start a facebook page and our answer to that is we have enough on our plate with this site which contains well over 50,000 pages already. If someone wants to start a facebook page for SANCTUS/DailyCatholic we would be open to communicating with them, but we ourselves do not have the time to manage it.


This prayer replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide

Regina Coeli laetare. Alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.
Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, virgo Maria. Alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere. Alleluia.

Oremus.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.



Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
For He Whom thou was made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.

Let us pray.
O God, Who through the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


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The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.
Holy Trinity, one God,
   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, * pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, *
Holy, Virgin of virgins, *
Mother of Christ, *
Mother of divine grace, *
Mother most pure, *
Mother most chaste, *
Mother inviolate, *
Mother undefiled, *
Mother most amiable, *
Mother most admirable, *
Mother of good counsel, *
Mother of our Creator, *
Mother of our Savior, *
Virgin most prudent, *
Virgin most venerable, *
Virgin most renowned, *
Virgin most powerful, *
Virgin most merciful, *
Virgin most faithful, *
Mirror of justice, *
Seat of wisdom, *
Cause of our joy, *
Spiritual vessel, *
Vessel of honor, *
Singular vessel of devotion, *
Mystical rose, *
Tower of David, *
Tower of ivory, *
House of gold, *
Ark of the covenant, *
Gate of Heaven, *
Morning star, *
Health of the sick, *
Refuge of sinners, *
Comforter of the afflicted, *
Help of Christians, *
Queen of angels, *
Queen of patriarchs, *
Queen of prophets, *
Queen of Apostles, *
Queen of martyrs, *
Queen of confessors, *
Queen of virgins, *
Queen of all saints, *
Queen conceived without original sin, *
Queen assumed into Heaven, *
Queen of the most holy Rosary, *
Queen of peace, *

  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, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

  Grant unto us, Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, at all times to enjoy health of soul and body; and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever virgin, when freed from the sorrows of this present life, to enter into that joy which hath no end. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Fatima Prayers
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee; and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.
(repeat the above 3 times then bow your head in reciting the following:)

    O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

    O Most Holy Trinity, I addore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

    O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.























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