The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady. Here are a couple of photos from the beautiful procession and crowning at Mass today.
Also, Father Arnaud Rostand, U.S. District Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X solicits the generosity of the faithful in offering a Novena to the Holy Ghost with the intention of the graces of light and strength to the Holy Father, Benedict XVI and the Superior General of the Society, Bishop Fellay as the discussions between Rome and the Society continue. The novena, starting on May 8 and ending on May 16 (the Vigil of the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord) consists of praying the "Veni Creator Spiritus" and adding the "Memorare". -HSDad
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.
|COME, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.
|O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
sermone ditans guttura.
|Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
infunde amorem cordibus:
infirma nostri corporis
virtute firmans perpeti.
|Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts overflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
pacemque dones protinus:
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.
|Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium;
Teque utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.
|Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Patri sit gloria,
et Filio, qui a mortuis
surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
|Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur:
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
Oremus: Deus qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us Pray: O God, Who hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost: grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.
MEMORARE, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum.
Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto.
Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.
Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help and sought Thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; to Thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.