Prayer to Our Lady of the Amazon

The following prayer was offered by Pope Francis at the conclusion of his apostolic exhortation, "Querida Amazonia". The Holy Father warns us that "the equilibrium of our planet also depends on the health of the Amazon region... The cry of the Amazon region reaches everyone" (§ 48). Friends of Tradistae are asked to join this … Continue reading Prayer to Our Lady of the Amazon

Fall Embertide

SPIRITUAL READINGS: Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon on Divine Chastisement Saint Basil the Great, Sermon in Time of Famine Saint John Chrysostom, Sermon after an Earthquake PRAYERS: Canticle of the Three Youths (Daniel 3:57-88, also available in this PDF with commentary from St. John Paul II)The Sorrowful Mysteries of the RosaryPrayer to Our Lady of the … Continue reading Fall Embertide

Repenting of the Atom Bomb: Prayers, Reading, and Other Resources

On August 6th, 1945, at 8 a.m. the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima instantly killing ~75,000 men, women, and children, mostly civilians. On August 9th, 1945, another nuclear bomb was detonated on Nagasaki, Japan's most Catholic-populated city, known as the "Rome of the East". This second bomb landed … Continue reading Repenting of the Atom Bomb: Prayers, Reading, and Other Resources

Summer Embertide

SPIRITUAL READINGS: Laudato Si' excerpts on Integral Ecology and the Common Good Laudato Si' excerpts on Global Inequality and the Technocratic Paradigm Laudato Si' excerpts on Biblical Wisdom and Ecological Spirituality PRAYERS: Psalm 104 The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary Prayer in Union with Creation (from Laudato Si’)

Prayers Against the Plague: for Victims of the Coronavirus

Friends of Tradistae are asked to pray for all those afflicted by the coronavirus, especially all healthcare workers, the elderly, and the poor. The Cross of Saint Zacharias of Jerusalem, approved by the Council of Trent, can be worn, affixed to your door, or drawn with blessed chalk for protection. The letters of the cross … Continue reading Prayers Against the Plague: for Victims of the Coronavirus

Spring Embertide

SPIRITUAL READINGS: The Book of Genesis, Chapter 1: The first account of creation. The seven days. The Book of Genesis, Chapter 2: The second account of creation. The Garden of Eden.  Sirach 42:15 - 43:35: A contemplation concerning the works of God in nature.  The Catechism on Creation: Excerpts on the visible world and on … Continue reading Spring Embertide

The Catechism on Creation

Two excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, respectively on the visible world and on respect for the integrity of creation. THE VISIBLE WORLD 337 God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity and order. Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine … Continue reading The Catechism on Creation

Winter Embertide

Spiritual Readings: Gaudium et Spes § 33-35: Human progress must honor and glorify God. Gaudium et Spes § 36-37: Science must be purified by faith. Gaudium et Spes § 38-39: By the grace of God, we can build a better world. Prayers: Laudes Creaturarum ("Canticle of the Sun") The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary Prayer … Continue reading Winter Embertide