THE APOSTLES´ CREED: I BELIEVE
The Profession of the Christian
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator
of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our
who was conceived by the Holy
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again from the
He ascended into heaven,
where he is seated at the right hand of God
the Father Almighty.
He will come again to judge the living and
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and life
Our Father, who art in
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
(Matthew 6: 9-13)
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and
to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be, world without
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Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
us the Fire of your Love.
your Spirit and we shall be created,
and You shall
renew the face of the earth. Amen.
DIVINE SPIRIT, RENEW YOUR WONDERS
renew your wonders in our time
as in a new Pentecost,
that your Church
in constant and fervent prayer
together with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and led by Saint
may obtain the growth
of the Divine Saviour´s kingdom,
truth and justice,
love and peace.
John XXIII´s Prayer for a new Pentecost)
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(Attributed to St. Francis of
Lord, make me an instrument of your
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is darkness, light
Where there is despair, hope
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master
Let me not seek so much to be consoled as to
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal
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OUR LADY OF THE FAROES
We greet you with loving hearts O Mary,
Our Lady of the Faroe Islands.
Mother of Jesus, you are also our own heavenly
With confidence we invoke your maternal
Upon ourselves and upon our beloved homeland
Cradled here in the embrace of the north
Through you we offer our thanks and praise
To Jesus, for the faith and perseverance of our
And we implore his blessing upon all our
And upon friends who visit our island homeland.
The grandeur of our mountains reflects for us
Your beauty and the strength of your faith.
The rolling tides of ocean which enwraps our
Tell us of the endless mantle of your love for
The winds that sweep across our hills and
Make us aware of the Breath of the Holy
Who overshadowed you at Nazareth
When the Word became man and dwelt among
Be mindful now of the dedication of our forefathers
Who nurtured a strong and lasting faith
Throughout the silent and prayerful places of our
Give to us in our own day a devotion that will
Our traditions, and which under your motherly
Will always give all honor, praise and
To God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Written by an
Oblate of Mary Immaculate)
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PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
O Holy Father, may the torrents of love flowing
from the sacred wounds of Thy Divine Son bring forth priests like unto the
beloved disciple John who stood at the foot of the Cross; priests: who as a
pledge of Thine own most tender love will lovingly give Thy Divine Son to the
souls of men.
May Thy priests be faithful guardians of Thy Church, as
John was of Mary, whom he received into his house. Taught by this loving Mother
who suffered so much on Calvary, may they display a mother’s care and
thoughtfulness towards Thy children. May they teach souls to enter into close
union with Thee through Mary who, as the Gate of Heaven, is specially the
guardian of the treasures of Thy Divine Heart.
Give us priests who are on
fire, and who are true children of Mary, priests who will give Jesus to souls
with the same tenderness and care with which Mary carried the Little Child of
Mother of sorrows and of love, out of compassion for Thy
beloved Son, open in our hearts deep wells of love, so that we may console Him
and give Him a generation of priests formed in thy school and having all the
tender thoughtfulness of thine own spotless love.
(St. Thérèse of Liseux)