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The “‘Christmas novena’ of St. Andrew”

This ‘novena’ of prayers traditionally commences November 30, the feast (East & West) of St. Andrew the Apostle, and concludes on Christmas Eve. (more…)

Talks of Society of St. Pius X and Holy See conducted on wrong basis

Here follows a letter from NCCL’s Executive Director summarizing (some) reasons that the talks between the Society of St. Pius X & the Holy See are being conducted on the wrong basis.

(Endnotes are numbered in the text [in brackets].)


But Lord, when did we see you in prison?

It is one of the most heart-rending of the repeated prayers of the Eastern Roman Liturgy. (more…)

Time to fast from complaining, this advent?

St. Philip the Apostle will have us do so.

As did His Lord Christ, before his second-last ‘advent’ (coming): His resurrection. (His strongest and last act is yet to come.)

Our Lord Christ, as a matter of fact, (more…)

Prayer after Communion, composed by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Prayer of St. Padre Pio after Holy Communion


Lord, teach us to pray. (Lk. xi.1) St. Gregory of Sinai does his part.

And it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11:1

Perhaps you have learned your prayers. But have you been taught to pray? (more…)

Novena of petition composed by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

(translator unknown)  Please remember the intentions & needs of the NCCL apostolate when praying this novena.

O my Jesus, Thou hast said:  (more…)