Keep them; I pray Thee, dearest Lord.
Keep them, for they are Thine
The priests whose lives burn out before
Thy consecrated shrine.
Keep them, for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart.
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure —
Shelter them in Thy heart.
Keep them and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.
Keep them and remember, Lord,
they have no one but Thee.
Yet, they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host,
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless
– by the late John J Cardinal Carberry
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And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes , lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2: 12-14
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And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for , behold , I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
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O Queen of the Rosary of Pompeii, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted, Be Blessed everywhere , today and always , on earth and in heaven. Amen
Hail, Holy Queen
– From Petition to Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii
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Patron of Artists, Bachelors, Bookbinders, Butchers, Doctors, Glassmakers, Glassworkers, Goldsmiths, Lacemakers, Notaries, Painters, Physicians, Sculptors, & Surgeons
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Detail from a fresco by Blessed Fra Angelico (Dominican Friar) 1387-1455
|“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
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