Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Chaplet for America

Noted, in another blog:
"USA Chaplet"
Always Catholic (undated: on or after April 9, 2010)

The post starts with a reproduction of a letter from Bishop John B. McCormack, giving a (rare, these days) Nihil Obstat to the USA Chaplet. Then:

"Instructions for the USA Chaplet Complete with all Prayers..."
I'll let you read the prayers over at Always Catholic. Kudos, by the way, to A.C., for giving full text of the prayers. Not everybody know all of them. And it never hurts to review.

My take on this new chaplet?

It's good to see someone setting up new formal prayers: times change (a little), and the focus of our prayers can - and should, I think - change with them.

Finally, it's good to see a prayer with this line in it:

"...'Sweetest Jesus, for the sake of those that love You, by merit of Your Holy Passion, lift not Your Protective Hand from us and please bless the USA!'..."

Amen to that.
A tip of the hat to alwayscatholic, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this Chaplet.


Battle Beads said...

Thanks so much for mentioning the USA Chaplet on your blog. :) I have had a bit of a time promoting it to be honest and I don't care about selling the chaplets, I'd just like folks to begin praying the prayers! They came to me in bits and pieces mostly over the course of some months and finally all came together after morning prayer one day last January :) You can read a bit more on the background here: http://battlebeads.com/usachap.html

As far as AlwaysCatholic.com goes .. well I knew Sofia needed a bit more than a blog because she has a lot to say about many things and knows so many folks both in and out of the Church. I generally do websites, but I got it off the ground for her anyway (never having seen wordpress before lol) and it turned out nicely with a pretty good initial following too :) I still pop my head in from time to time over there, but have been spending most of my time now in promoting the USA Chaplet and the Public Penance Project which we also put over at AC.com as well as my own blog.
Anyway ... thanks again for the kind mention of the Chaplet .. I think the more folks we can get praying these prayers, the better off we'll all be!
God bless! :)

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

Battle Beads/Mary,

My pleasure!

I'm making that URL you gave into a link: battlebeads.com/usachap.html.

Thanks for the background on AlwaysCatholic.com - and for your work, setting it up. And, may God bless you & yours, too.

Battle Beads said...

Thanks for the link for the USA Chaplet! :) If you haven't already, I'm sure Sophia would also appreciate a link to http://alwayscatholic.com ;)
I likely should have checked before writing this response! hehehe
Thanks again; God bless!

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

Battle Beads,

There's a link to the Always Catholic home page under "Something Else" in the blogroll - and to the USA Chaplet post at the head of the quote. Thanks for getting back to me, BTW.

I've been concerned about the size of the blogroll - it could use better indexing, or something. Thanks for reminding me of that.

Battle Beads said...

Thanks again :) Should have known that you were on top of things already! ;)

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