Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Friday, October 07, 2005

Prayer for the Blessing of Roses

From the Dominican Breviary and used today on the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary:

"Our help is in the name of the Lord...
Who made heaven and earth.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray.
O God, Creator and Preserver of the human race, who grant us the Holy Spirit with His seven-fold gifts, and who generously bestow eternal salvation:

Sanctify, we pray, and bless these roses.
We present them before You today, and seek Your blessing upon them, to express our thanks to You, and our devotion towards the blessed Ever-Virgin Mary and her Rosary.

You created these roses as a source of pleasant fragrance and gave them to us to lift our spirits. Then through the power of the holy Cross pour out upon them Your heavenly blessing.

Signed by the holy Cross may they receive so powerful a blessing that in the houses and hospitals where they are taken the sick may be healed.
From the places where they are kept may the powers of evil flee in fear and terror, nor may they presume again to disturb Your servants.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nice post Lawrence!


2:39 pm  
Blogger ressourcement said...

Congrats on your divine appointment there at the Dominicans.



4:50 pm  
Blogger Catholic Fire said...

Thank you for this beautiful post!

God bless you,

5:18 am  

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