The Creed: I believe in God

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
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 the dead.

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 everlasting.

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Our Father

Our Father
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
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)

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
(Luke 1:26-56)

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Glory be

Glory be
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 end.

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Prayers to the Holy spirit


Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
Enkindle in us the Fire of your Love.
Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created,
and You shall renew the face of the earth.

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Divine Spirit, renew Your wonders

Divine Spirit
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 Peter,
may obtain the growth
of the Divine Saviour´s kingdom,
the kingdom of truth and justice,
love and peace.

(Pope John XXIII´s Prayer for a new Pentecost)

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Peace Prayer

(Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
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 console
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 life.

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Our Lady of the Faroes

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 mother.
With confidence we invoke your maternal blessing
Upon ourselves and upon our beloved homeland
Cradled here in the embrace of the north Atlantic.

Through you we offer our thanks and praise
To Jesus, for the faith and perseverance of our people
And we implore his blessing upon all our families
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 shores
Tell us of the endless mantle of your love for us.
The winds that sweep across our hills and dales
Make us aware of the Breath of the Holy Spirit
Who overshadowed you at Nazareth
When the Word became man and dwelt among us.

Be mindful now of the dedication of our forefathers
Who nurtured a strong and lasting faith
Throughout the silent and prayerful places of our land.
Give to us in our own day a devotion that will reflect
Our traditions, and which under your motherly guidance
Will always give all honor, praise and glory.
To God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

(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 Bethlehem.

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)