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Ascension Rogationtide 2022

May 23, 24, 25, 2022 are the days designated for the Ascension Rogationtide. Three brief days of penance prior to the great feast of the Lord of the Ascension. A very interesting liturgical history of these days is noted at the link below.

Dom Prosper Gueranger, in slightly sarcastic mood.

“The main part of the Rogation rite originally consisted (at least in Gaul), in singing canticles of supplication whilst passing from place to place [..] We learn from St. Cæsarius of Arles that each day’s Procession lasted six hours; and that when the clergy became tired, the women took up the chanting. The faithful of those days had not made the discovery, which was reserved for modern times, that one requisite for religious processions is that they be as short as possible.”

More on the Rogation liturgical observance may be found here.

St Gianna Mass

The annual St Gianna Mass for friends and benefactors of the St Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center will be offered tonight at 6:00 p.m.

High Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form.

St Augustine Church, 30 Caputo Road, North Branford.

The liturgical memorial for St Gianna is April 28. For the last few years we have had the St Gianna Mass due the devotion to the person of St Gianna and the work of New Haven’s Center.

Join us in prayer.

How to get a plenary indulgence on Fridays in Lent

During the Fridays of Lent, you may obtain a plenary indulgence by reciting after Holy Communion the following prayer before a crucifix, or image of Christ crucified. The normal conditions for an indulgence also apply.

PRAYER in LATIN

En ego, o bone et dulcíssime Iesu,
ante conspéctum tuum génibus me provólvo,
ac máximo ánimi adóre te oro atque obtéstor,
ut meum in cor vívidos fídei, spei, et caritátis sensus,
atque veram peccatórum meórum pæniténtiam,
eáque emendándi firmíssimam voluntátem velis imprímere;
dum magno ánimi afféctu et dolóre
tua quinque vúlnera mecum ipse consídero
ac mente contémplor,
illud præ óculis habens,
quod iam in ore ponébat tuo David prophéta de te, o bone Iesu:
Fodóderunt manus meas et pedes meos:
dinumeravérunt ómnia ossa mea.

PRAYER in ENGLISH

Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus,
I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight,
and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee
that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart lively sentiments of Faith, Hope, and Charity,
with true repentance for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment,
whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself
and mentally contemplate
Thy five most precious Wounds;
having before my eyes the words which David in prophecy spoke concerning Thyself, O good Jesus:
“They have pierced my hands and feet;
they have numbered all my bones.”