For my father's faith

“Nil illegitimus carborundum” (“don’t let the little bastards grind you down”) was one of his little jokes in the seventies. He also used to say, “Isn’t it odd that God isn’t seen in the quod.” That was from college in England, where he lost his faith.

Also, “Three in one, one in three, that’s the Holy Trinity.”

But he was devout when he was young after attending a private Catholic school on a government scholarship, his family was so poor. He became a scientist and now he mostly defends atheism. I feel like this has gone so far that just a touch in the right way at the right time would turn him back around to faith again.

He is 83, turning 84 this month.

Praying…

Praying for the conversion of your dad. St. Monica pray for us and our families who are wayward and astray. Amen.

Praying.

Praying to the Holy Spirit to give your Father guidance & direction back to the Catholic Church.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.
Amen.

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!

Jesus, I trust in You!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You!

Amen.

Praying for your father…

[LEFT]“One could pray this prayer every morning.” (Fr. John Zuhlsdorf)
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The Lorica of St. Patrick [Listen]
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I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this day to me forever
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan river;
His death on the Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of cherubim;
The sweet ‘well done’ in judgment’s hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,
The Patriarchs’ prayers, the Prophets’ scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun’s life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart’s idolatry,
Against the wizard’s evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

Amen.

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