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Traditional Catholic blessings in Latin and English for Catholic Priests

 

for the Rosary, Sacramentals, and
 

Blessing of Rosaries

The Oath Against Modernism

Dies Irae (Requiem)
 

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 BENEDICTIO ROSARIUM

 

Traditional Latin Blessings for Rosaries and Sacramentals

Sacerdos stolam albam deferens, dicit:

 

 

ADIUTORIUM NOSTRUM IN NÓMINE DÓMINI.

+ Qui fecit Cælum et terram.

= Dóminus vobísum.
+ Et cum spíritu tuo.
Orémus.
 



Omnípotens et miséricors Deus, Qui proper exímiam caritátem Tuam qua dilexísti nos,



Fílium Tuum unigénitum, Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum de Cælis in terram descéndere, et de beatíssimæ Vírginis Maríæ Dóminæ nostræ útero sacratíssimo, Angelo nuntiánte, carnem suscípere,

crucémque ac mortem subíre, et tértia die glorióse a mórtuis resúrgere voluísti, ut nos eríperes de potestátem diáboli:

 



obsecrámus imménsam cleméntiam tuam ut hæc signa (vel hoc signum) Rosárii in honórem et laudem eiúsdem Genetrícis Fílii tui ab Ecclésia tua fidéli dicátum bene, dícas et sanctífices, eíque tantam infúndas virtútem Spíritus Sancti, ut quicúmque horum hoc secum portáverit, atque in domo sua revénter tenúerit, et in eo ad te, secúndum huius sanctæ Societátis institúta,divina contemplándo mystéria, devóte oráverit, salúbri et perseveránti devotióne abúndet, sitque consors et párticeps ómnium gratiárum, privilegiórum et indulgentiárum, quæ eídem Societáti per
Sanctam Sedem Apostólicam

 




concéssa fuérunt, ab omni hoste visíbli et invisíbili semper et ubíque in hoc s ´æculo liberétur, et in éxitu suo ab ipsa beatíssima Vírgine María Dei Genetríce tibi plenus bonis opéribus præsentári mereátur.

Per eúndem Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte eiúsdem Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia s ´æcula sæculórum. + Amen.

 


 



BENEDICTIO ROSARIUM BREVIOR



Ad laudem et glóriam Deíparæ Vírginis Maríæ,
in memóriam mysteriórum vitæ, mortis et resurrectiónis eiúsdem Dómini nostri Iesu Christi,

benedicátur et sanctificétur hæc

sacratíssimi Rosárii coróna: in nómine Patris et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. +
Amen.


(Si plura sint Rosaria benedicenda, formula pronuniatur in plurali. Stola et aqua bendicta ad libitum).


 

 

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BLESSING OF A ROSARY

 

Traditional Latin Blessings for Rosaries and Sacramentals
 

The priest wears a white stole, and says:

 


Our help is in the name of the Lord.
 
+ Who made Heaven and earth.



= The Lord be with you.
+ And with your spirit.
Let us pray.



Almighty and merciful God, on account of Your very great love for us,


You willed that your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, should come down from Heaven to earth, and at the angel’s message take flesh in the most sacred womb of Our Lady, the most blessed Virgin Mary,

submit to death on the cross, and then rise gloriously from the dead on the third day, in order to deliver us from Satan's tyranny.

 



We humbly beg you, in your boundless goodness to bless and to sanctify this Rosary, which your faithful Church has consecrated to the honor and praise of the Mother of your Son.
Let it be endowed with such power of the Holy Spirit, that whoever carries one on his person or reverently keeps it in his home, or devoutly prays to you while meditating on the divine mysteries, according to the rules of his holy Society,

 





may fully share in all the graces, privileges and indulgences which the Holy See has granted to this society. May he always and everywhere in this life be shielded from all enemies, visible and invisible, and at his death deserve to be presented to you by the most blessed Virgin Mary herself, Mother of God.

Through the our same Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. + Amen. They are then sprinkled with Holy Water


 


 

 

SHORTER BLESSING OF ROSARY



To the honor and glory of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God,

in memory of the mysteries of the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, the same Jesus Christ,

may this crown of the most holy Rosary be blessed
and sanctified, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. +
Amen.


(If several Rosaries are to be blessed the plural is used; use of the stole and holy water are optional)


 

 

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Sacrorum Antistitum

 

Pope St Pius X Oath against Modernism - Sacrorum Antistitum


THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM
 

To be sworn to by all Clergy, Pastors, Confessors, Preachers, Religious Superiors, and Professors in Philosophical-Theological Seminaries



Ego N. N. firmiter amplector ac recipio omnia et singula, quae ab inerranti Ecclesia magisterio definita, adserta ac declarata sunt, praesertim ea doctrinae capita, quae huius temporis erroribus directo adversantur. Ac primum quidem, Deum, rerum omnium principium et finem, naturali rationis lumine per ea quae facta sunt, hoc est per visibilia creationis opera, tamquam causam per effectus, certo cognosci, adeoque demonstrari etiam posse, profiteor.

Secundo, externa revelationis argumenta, hoc est facta divina, in primisque miracula et prophetias admitto et agnosco tanquam signa certissima divinitus ortae christianae religionis, eademque teneo aetatum omnium atque hominum, etiam huius temporis, intelliegentiae esse maxime accommodata.

Tertio, firma pariter fide credo Ecclesiam, verbi revelati custodem et magistram, per ipsum verum atque historicum Christum, cum apud nos degeret, proximo ac directo institutam eandemque super Petrum, apostolicae hierarchiae principem, eiusque in aevum successores aedificatam.

Quarto, fidei doctrinam ab Apostolis per orthodoxos Patres eodem sensu eademque semper sententia ad nos usque transmissam, sincero recipio; ideoque prorsus reicio haereticum commentum evolutionis dogmatum, ab uno in alium sensum transeuntium, diversum ab eo, quem prius habuit Ecclesia; pariterque damno errorem omnem, quo, divino deposito, Christi Sponsae tradito ab eaque fideliter custodiendo, sufficitur philosophicum inventum, vel creatio humanae conscientiae, hominum conatu sensim efformatae et in posterum indefinito progressu perficiendae.

Quinto, certissime teneo ac me etiam, qua par est, reverentia subicio totoque animo adhaereo damnationibus, declarationibus, praescriptis omnibus, quae in Encyclicis litteris Pascendi et in Decreto Lamentabili continentur, praesertim circa eam quam historiam dogmatum vocant.
Idem reprobo errorem affirmantium, propositam ab Ecclesia fidem posse historiae repugnare, et catholica dogmata, quo sensu nunc intelliguntur, cum verioribus christianae religionis originibus componi non posse.


Damno quoque ac reicio eorum sententiam, qui dicunt christianum hominem eruditiorem induere personam duplicem, aliam credentis, aliam historici, quasi liceret historico ea retinere, quae credentis fidei contradicant, aut praemissas adstruere, ex quibus consequatur, dogmata esse aut falsa aut dubia, modo haec directo non denegentur.

Reprobo pariter eam Scripturae sanctae diiudicandae atque interpretandae rationem, quae, Ecclesiae traditione, analogia fidei et Apostolicae Sedis normis posthabitis, rationalistarum comentis inhaeret, et criticem textus velut unicam supremamque regulam haud minus licenter quam temere amplectitur.
 

Sententiam praeterea illorum reicio, qui tenent, doctori disciplinae historicae theologicae tradendae aut iis de rebus scribenti seponendam prius esse opinionem ante conceptam sive de supernaturali origine catholicae traditionis, sive de promissa divinitus ope ad perennem conservationem uniuscuiusque revelati veri; deinde scripta Patrum singulorum interpretanda solic scientiae principiis, sacra qualibet auctoritate seclusa, eaque iudicii libertate, qua profana quaevis monumenta solent investigari.

 

 

 

In universum denique me alienissimum ab errore profiteor, quo modernistae tenent in sacra traditione nihil inesse divini, aut, quod longe deterius, pantheistico sensu illud admittunt, ita ut nihil iam restet nisi nudum factum et simplex, communibus historiae factis aequandum: hominum nempe sua industria, solertia, ingenio scholam a Christo eiusque Apostolis inchoatam per subsequentes aetates continuantium. Proinde fidem Patrum firmissime retineo et ad extremum vitae spiritum retinebo, de charismate veritatis certo, quod est, fuit eritque semper in episcopatus ab Apostolis successione; non ut id teneatur quod melius et aptius videri possit secundum suam cuiusque aetatis culturam, sed ut nunquam aliter credatur, nunquam aliter intelligatur absoluta et immutabilis veritas ab initio per Apostolos praedicata.



Haec omnia spondeo me fideliter, integre sincereque servaturum et inviolabiliter custoditurum, nusquam ab iis sive in docendo sive quomodolibet verbis scriptisque deflectendo. Sic spondeo, sic iuro, sic me Deus adiuvet et haec sancta Dei Evangelia.
 

 

Given by His Holiness St. Pius X, September 1, 1910

To be sworn to by all Clergy, Pastors, Confessors, Preachers, Religious Superiors, and Professors in Philosophical-Theological Seminaries.

 

 

 

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THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM


Pope St Pius X Oath against Modernism - Sacrorum Antistitum

Sacrorum Antistitum
 

To be sworn to by all Clergy, Pastors, Confessors, Preachers, Religious Superiors,and Professors in Philosophical-Theological Seminaries.




Ego N. N. ffirmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day. And first of all, I profess that God, the origin and end of all things, can be known with certainty by the natural light of reason from the created world (see Rom. 1:19), that is, from the visible works of creation, as a cause from its effects, and that, therefore, his existence can also be demonstrated:

Secondly, I accept and acknowledge the external proofs of revelation, that is, divine acts and especially miracles and prophecies as the surest signs of the divine origin of the Christian religion and I hold that these same proofs are well adapted to the understanding of all eras and all men, even of this time.

Thirdly, I believe with equally firm faith that the Church, the guardian and teacher of the revealed word, was personally instituted by the real and historical Christ when he lived among us, and that the Church was built upon Peter, the prince of the apostolic hierarchy, and his successors for the duration of time.

Fourthly, I sincerely hold that the doctrine of faith was handed down to us from the apostles through the orthodox Fathers in exactly the same meaning and always in the same purport. Therefore, I entirely reject the heretical’ misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to another different from the one which the Church held previously. I also condemn every error according to which, in place of the divine deposit which has been given to the spouse of Christ to be carefully guarded by her, there is put a philosophical figment or product of a human conscience that has gradually been developed by human effort and will continue to develop indefinitely.

Fifthly, I hold with certainty and sincerely confess that faith is not a blind sentiment of religion welling up from the depths of the subconscious under the impulse of the heart and the motion of a will trained to morality; but faith is a genuine assent of the intellect to truth received by hearing from an external source. By this assent, because of the authority of the supremely truthful God, we believe to be true that which has been revealed and attested to by a personal God, our creator and lord.

Furthermore, with due reverence, I submit and adhere with my whole heart to the condemnations, declarations, and all the prescripts contained in the encyclical Pascendi and in the decree Lamentabili, especially those concerning what is known as the history of dogmas. I also reject the error of those who say that the faith held by the Church can contradict history, and that Catholic dogmas, in the sense in which they are now understood, are irreconcilable with a more realistic view of the origins of the Christian religion. I also condemn and reject the opinion of those who say that a well-educated Christian assumes a dual personality-that of a believer and at the same time of a historian, as if it were permissible for a historian to hold things that contradict the faith of the believer, or to establish premises which, provided there be no direct denial of dogmas, would lead to the conclusion that dogmas are either false or doubtful.

Likewise, I reject that method of judging and interpreting Sacred Scripture which, departing from the tradition of the Church, the analogy of faith, and the norms of the Apostolic See, embraces the misrepresentations of the rationalists and with no prudence or restraint adopts textual criticism as the one and supreme norm. Furthermore, I reject the opinion of those who hold that a professor lecturing or writing on a historico-theological subject should first put aside any preconceived opinion about the supernatural origin of Catholic tradition or about the divine promise of help to preserve all revealed truth forever; and that they should then interpret the writings of each of the Fathers solely by scientific principles, excluding all sacred authority, and with the same liberty of judgment that is common in the investigation of all ordinary historical documents.

Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact-one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history-the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.

I promise that I shall keep all these articles faithfully, entirely, and sincerely, and guard them inviolate, in no way deviating from them in teaching or in any way in word or in writing. Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God. . .



Given by His Holiness St. Pius X, September 1, 1910

To be sworn to by all Clergy, Pastors, Confessors, Preachers, Religious Superiors, and Professors in Philosophical-Theological Seminaries.

 

 

Boston Catholic Journal
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2021 A.D.

 


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2020 A.D.
 



 

 

 

 

DIES IRAE

by Father Thomas de Celano, OFM,  (1185-1260) Translated by William J. Irons, (1812-1883)

 


 Tuba mirum spargens sonum per sepulchra regionum, coget omnes ante thronum.

________________________

 

1. Day of wrath, O day of mourning!
see fulfilled the Prophet's warning,
Heaven and earth in ashes burning.


2. Oh, what fear man’s bosom rendeth ,When from Heav’n the Judge descendeth, on whose sentence all dependeth!

3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, thro' earth's sepulchers it ringeth, all before the throne it bringeth.

 

4. Death is struck and nature quaking; all creation is awaking, to its Judge an answer making.


5. Lo, the book, exactly worded,
wherein all hath been recorded;
Thence shall judgment be awarded.

6. When the Judge His seat attaineth
and each hidden deed arraigneth,
nothing unavenged remaineth.

7. What shall I, frail man, be pleading? Who for me be interceding when the just are mercy needing?

8. King of majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us.

9. Think, good Jesus, my salvation
caused Thy wondrous incarnation;
leave me not to reprobation!

10. Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, on the Cross of suffering bought me; shall such grace be vainly brought me?

11. Righteous Judge, for sin’s pollution grant Thy gift of absolution
ere that day of retribution!

12. Guilty, now I pour my moaning,
all my shame with anguish owning:
spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning!

13. From that sinful woman shriven,
from the dying thief forgiven,
Thou to me a hope hast given.

14. Worthless are my prayers and sighing; yet, good Lord, in grace complying, rescue me from fires undying.
 

15. With Thy favored sheep, oh, place me!
nor among the goats abase me, but to Thy right hand upraise me.

16. While the wicked are confounded,
doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
call me, with Thy saints surrounded.

17. Low I kneel with heart-submission,
see, like ashes, my contrition;
help me in my last condition!

18. Day of sorrow, day of weeping,
when, in dust no longer sleeping,
man awakes in Thy dread keeping!

19. O, God, to judgment called are guilty men:


20.
Merciful Jesus, grant rest unto them!
 (Alt. Spare, Lord Jesus — in mercy spare them!


Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Wrath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


1. Dies iræ, dies illa,
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla


2. Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quando Judex est venturus,
Cuncta stricte discussurus!


3.Tuba mirum spargens sonum
per sepulchra regionum,
coget omnes ante thronum.

 
4. Mors stupebit et natura
cum resurget creatura,
Judicanti responsura.



5. Liber scriptus proferetur,
in quo totum continetur,
unde mundus judicetur.

 
6. Judex ergo cum sedebit
quidquid latet apparebit:
nil inultum remanebit.


 
7. Quid sum miser tunc dicturus?
quem patronum rogaturus
cum vix justus sit securus?

 
8. Rex tremendæ majestatis
Qui salvandos salvas gratis
salva me, fons pietatis.

 
9. Recordare, Jesu pie
quod sum causa Tuæ viæ:
Ne me perdas illa die.

 
10. Quærens me, sedisti lassus:
redemisti Crucem passus:
tantus labor non sit cassus.

 
11. Juste Judex ultionis
donum fac remissionis
ante diem rationis.

 
12. Ingemisco, tamquam reus:
culpa rubet vultus meus:
supplicanti parce, Deus.


13. Qui Mariam absolvisti
et latronem exaudisti
mihi quoque spem dedisti.

 
14. Preces meæ non sunt dignæ;
sed tu bonus fac benigne
ne perenni cremer igne.
 
 



15. Inter oves locum præsta
et ab hædis me sequestra
statuens in parte dextra.



16. Confutatis maledictis
flammis acribus addictis
voca me cum benedictis


17. Oro supplex et acclinis
cor contritum quasi cinis
gere curam mei finis



18. Lacrimosa dies illa
qua resurget ex favilla
 


19. Judicandus homo reus
 huic ergo parce, Deus:


20. Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem.
 
 

 


Amen.


 


 

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This is a new page, a beginning only that we present for the use of Orthodox Catholics — more Latin blessings, sacramentals, oaths, etc. will very soon follow.

Most often Catholic priests who have been ordained since Vatican II do not have the knowledge — or the resources — to properly bless Rosaries, religious medals, and other objects brought to them by the faithful to have the blessings of Holy Mother Church conferred upon them. We hope to redress this present absence of what has always been a source of encouragement in using the sacramentals that the Church offers Her children for their devotion — and yes — their protection from evil.

 

Geoffrey K. Mondello
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