Thursday, December 15, 2016
Catholic Motor Chapels

In keeping with the idea of restoring the sacred, I present here some very interesting photos of Catholic motor chapels.  These chapels were beautifully set up and designed to allow priests to offer Mass in remote mission regions.  Notice the great reverence and holiness in these photos (which is unfortunately lacking in most Novus Ordo churches today!) You will notice that even Solemn High Masses were said using these motor chapels.

Let's take a few minutes to pray for our missionaries:

O glorious virgin St. Theresa, whom the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth hath chosen to be the heavenly Patroness of the Missions, for which cause all missionaries confess thee to be their Patroness and call upon thy name; we fly to thee with heartfelt affection, beseeching thee that thou wouldst take under thy special protection these generous souls who are filled with the Spirit of God and whose hearts are on fire with the love of Jesus Christ and of their neighbor; they have freely foresaken their families and native land; with great courage, they make light of every manner of sacrifice, painful toil, countless dangers, and even death itself which may perchance overtake them, and their only joy is the thought that they are able to suffer and die for the sake of Jesus Christ.

Hence they go forth gladly into distant and barbarous places in order to declare to the peoples that dwell therein the work of redemption which was accomplished for their souls also be the Lord Jesus Christ.

In this valley of tears thou didst follow these athletes of the faith, these heroic souls, with special affection, thus opening to them thy virgin heart; thou didst offer for their salvation thy fervent prayers to God; thou didst endure bitter sorrow and cruel penance that God, the Saviour of the world, might be pleased to sustain them in their sacred and difficult ministry.

Now that thou art in heaven, adorned with greater glory, and seeing Jesus, face to face, whom thou didn't love so much and from whom thou didst receive assurance of mutual love, do thou pray and make intercession for them.  May they be enabled, through thy singular assistance, to bring many souls to Jesus, souls who were redeemed by His Precious Blood but who still sit in the darkness and shadow of detah under the domination of the evil spirit.

This in truth is likewise their own earnest desire; in order that they may see it fulfilled, do thou obtain for them that increase of grace and holiness which is so necessary for the fruitful exercise of this apostolic ministry.  Sustain them in theri many labors, comfort them in their sorrows, help them in their grievous privations and ask of God a special blessing in their behalf, which shall raise them up and reward with abundant fruit the task which they are to accomplish in spreading the Kingdom of Christ on earth with such heartfelt love and self-sacrificing devotion.

O glorious virgin Saint Theresa, heavenly Patroness of the missions, hear and answer us.

Prayer Source : Raccolta, An Indulgence of 300 days, once a day.


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