Te Deum Laudamus



Te Deum Laudamus. Now, this is my favourite hymn. Apparently if we recite it or sing it tomorrow 1st January 2014 free from attachment to all venial sin (I think we're meant to go to Confession!) then we receive a Plenary Indulgence. EWTN has a good explanation of Indulgences here.

As well as all blessings and graces received, I am particularly thankful to the Lord our God (and to those in Heaven and on Earth who have prayed for them) that George and Diane have been told where they will be living from 3rd January, in Hove. Also, I am grateful to the Lord our God that Jason has been housed also, in Brighton. God is Good and does not abandon the poor (even if the vast majority who house them are only after their housing benefits cheques).

The Buenos Aires Herald says that Pope Francis will be celebrating his first year-end Vespers and Te Deum prayers as Pope, so we trust His Holiness will be receiving a Plenary Indulgence as well. Splendid! I don't know whether its two plenary indulgences for the price of one, or whether we should recite both in order to gain the Indulgence, but we are also reciting the Veni Creator Spiritus tomorrow.

May the Lord and His Blessed Mother bless all readers and all Catholic bloggers and His Holiness Pope Francis, who as Shepherd to the Faithful doubtless promises to give us all new things to write and think about this coming year. It's good to hear that His Holiness has not abolished sin. Next, atheist journalists will be claiming the Pope has abolished death! After all, the defeat of the power of sin and death was the Lord's saving work on the Cross. May we go forward together with our eyes fixed on Him who grants to those who accept Him and believe in Him the 'power to become the children of God'.




Comments

akp5401 said…
The Te Deum is recited (or sung) on the Eve and Veni, Creator Spiritus on New Year's Day, each with their own indulgence available. God bless, and a happy 2014.
Unknown said…
Deo gratias! Prayed for George and Diane at our EF midnight Mass. So glad they have somewhere to live.

Chloe
viterbo said…
All the best for 2014.

My predictions:

Pope Francis will have Damascus moment, 'Frank, why are you persecuting me?'

He will go blind for a while and during this time will have visions of what happens to Bishops in the next life who promote the OF in the this life. When his sight returns he will do a reversal of Paul VI, imposing the 'old Rite' EF, on pain of excommunication, on all priests and parishes. The Franciscans of the Immaculate and the SSPX will be called upon the missionize the parishes on how to believe, worship, and live as Catholics. A few elderly bah hum bug Bishops will convert to Anglicanism and then drift into druidism.

The Church, however, will bear new fruit, the world will hate Papa again, hurrah! and freemasoniccommunistsocialistliberalbulldozer that has been not so subtly leveling western Christendom for quite some time now, will run out of fuel and end up on top gear as a curiosity vehicle because it was billed to be unstoppable.

felix sit annus novus! (sans the ordo)
Anonymous said…
Happy New Year, Mr. Laurence!

God bless you!

Barbara
Michelle Tatler-Smythe said…
Your choice of Te Deum is rather uninspired, it's too slow and joyless. The Notre Dame de Paris choir's rendition is my favourite by far!
Supertradmum said…
Bones, please tone down your anti-papal comments and those of your commentators.

This pope can still become a saint, so pray for him.

You may be endangering the entire Guild of bloggers-have you thought of that, as we are faithful to the Church.

God bless you.