Start off the New Year with Graces!
Remember my post about THIS BOOK of prayers?
Even Father Z is posting about taking advantage of these indulgenced prayers....
On December 31st, the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Te Deum.
On January 1st, the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Veni Creator, the Come, Holy Ghost prayer...
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,and in our souls take up Thy rest;come with Thy grace and heavenly aidto fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 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. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;Thou, finger of God's hand we own;Thou, promise of the Father, ThouWho dost the tongue with power imbue. Kindle our sense from above,and make our hearts o'erflow with love;with patience firm and virtue highthe weakness of our flesh supply. 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. Oh, may Thy grace on us bestowthe Father and the Son to know;and Thee, through endless times confessed,of both the eternal Spirit blest. 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. Amen.
Happy, blessed and Holy New Year to all. May Jesus Christ be at the center of our 2009!