Rorate Caeli

Please storm Heaven for the soul of New Catholic's mother

Dear readers:

The last months have been incredibly difficult for New Catholic as his mother suffered greatly. And he was consoled more than you'll ever know by your prayers and Masses said for his mother, and for him.

Please join me in praying for the repose of his mother's soul. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord ...

Fathers, if you can offer Mass for her, he would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to email me or say in the comms box if you did or will. I'm sure, one day, he'd like to thank you. And please pray for NC in this time of pain as well.

Thank you all for being there for NC as he has always been here for us, selflessly giving his time and  energy, and asking nothing in return.


  1. Be assured of my prayers here in Ireland.

  2. Dear New Catholic

    Only Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother can comfort you and so our prayers are that your constant devotion to her care will give you peace. May your mother rest in peace. We will pray for her soul.

  3. Prayers for NC and for the repose of his mother's soul.

    God Bless and thanks for letting us all know!

  4. Dear New Catholic,

    Be assured of my prayers for the repose of the soul of your mother.

    You are a good and worthy son of a good and worth mother.

    God bless!


    Every Sacrament
    I could...
    Immersed my soul
    In graces good.

    Every penance
    That I uttered
    In fear and trepidation

    Every child
    I birthed in pain
    I offered Him
    So souls would gain

    And now my soul
    In night won't cease
    For you, my prayers...
    De Profundis.

  6. Our prayers to your dear mother also from Brazil.

    Marcos T. Morita

  7. Mr. Alexander, I did not receive your email. Please check the address. It's athanasiuscatholic @

  8. I will offer up 15 Decades for the repose of her soul.

    I will also as a priest to remember her at a TLM.

  9. Dear New Catholic, We are so sorry to hear about your mother. We are sending prayers for the repose of her soul. And we are sending prayers for you and your family. God Bless.

  10. Be assured of my prayers and a Memento when I celebrate Holy Mass tomorrow. God grant her eternal rest!

  11. May New Catholic's dear mother rest in peace, and I will also pray for consolation for him, and for all her family.

  12. From here too, prayers for New Catholic and the repose of his mother's soul.

    Next rosary is for her.


  13. So sorry to hear of New Catholic's loss.
    Prayers from here for both New Catholic and the repose of his mother's soul, and my next rosary is for her.


  14. Condolences, New Catholic, to you and yours from my family.

    Anima eius, et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum, requiescant in pace.

  15. My condolences. I will pray the rosary for her tonight.

  16. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Joining my heart and soul with all prayers offered for you and for your mother. Truly she must have been blessed to have brought you to us and to the cause of Christ and His Church. My thanks to you both.


  19. The repose of your mother's soul will be remembered in prayer.

    May God be with you at this difficult time.

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy,

    Midwest, USA

  20. Prayers promised for NC and his mother. May the angels lead her into paradise.

  21. O God of all spirits and of every flesh, Who did trod down death and overcome the devil, bestowing life on this Your world, to the soul of this Your servant (Name), departed this life, do You Yourself, O Lord, give rest in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment, from where pain and sorrow and mourning have fled away. Every sin by her committed in thought, word, or deed, do You as our Good and Loving God forgive; seeing that there is no man who shall live and sin not, for You alone are without sin. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your Law is truth; for You are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Your servant, departed this life, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up glory, with Your Eternal Father and Your All-Holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit; both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

    Memory Eternal!


  22. I will pray for her peaceful repose, and for consolation for family and friends.

  23. The novena from "Blessed be God," as well as ongoing intentions for the Holy Souls will be offered starting today.

    God bless you and your mother.


  24. The novena from "Blessed be God" and ongoing prayers for the Holy Souls will be offered starting today.

    God bless you and your mother, NC.


  25. Dear New Catholic,

    Please accept my sincere condolences. May your mother rest in peace. I'll offer up a Rosary for her tonight.

    Thank you for you work!

  26. Having been where new Catholic is now four years ago, I can honestly say that were it not for the prayers and the Masses said on my behalf, I would have been a vastly different person following my grandfather's passing. Be assured New Catholic, of my prayers for you now at this difficult time, and for your Mom. May she see paradise and know it in the presence of our Lord and his blessed Mother. We will,please God, all meet again. Eternal Rest grant to her!

  27. My prayers continue for a dear mother and her loved ones.

  28. My deepest sympathy to New Catholic, may he find comfort in Our Sweet Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and under the mantle of Our Blessed Mother.

    Please know that New Catholic and his mother are in my prayers.

  29. With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Your handmaid, where there is no sickness, no sorrow, no sighing, but life without end.

  30. I will first go to confession and then offer up 15 decades of the Holy Rosary beseeching the intervention of Our Blessed Lady and St. Padre Pio for NC's mother.

  31. I will offer my rosary tonight for the repose of the soul of New Catholic's mother.

  32. My sincerest condolences to NC.
    Keeping him and his mother in my prayers.
    May she rest in peace.

  33. ... and I'll ask a priest to offer a TLM Mass for the repose of her soul.
    Adfredo, what name should I use? Will "New Catholic's mother" suffice?

  34. Thanks. Just have they priest use the name "MJ."

    God will know who she is.

  35. Amigo. Que Dios te de su consuelo y Maria de Guadalupe reciba a tu señora Madre entre sus brazos.

    Con nuestras Oraciones.

    Felipe A.


  37. Requiescat in pace. I hope New Catholic finds comfort in knowing that his mother is now free of pain and suffering. Please accept my sincere condolences. I lost my own mother just a couple of months ago after a painful and difficult struggle against a relentless disease. The wound of her loss remains sore, but I wouldn't have it otherwise. She will always remain a part of my heart and my soul and my memory. God be with you, New Catholic. Thank you for all you have shared so tirelessly and selflessly here.

    I try to remember to finish my daily rosary prayers with the following:

    Almighty Eternal God,
    in Your fatherly goodness,
    be kind to the soul of Your servant, (Name).
    Cleanse her whom You have called from this world
    of all her faults,
    take her into the Realm of Light and Peace
    and into the Community of Your Saints,
    and give her her share
    of Eternal Delight in Your Kingdom.
    God, You Creator and Saviour of all the faithful,
    forgive all the sins of all Your servants souls.
    Let them receive forgiveness
    through our pious prayer,
    for which they have always been yearning.
    For this we pray through Jesus, Our Lord.


  38. Psalm 130
    Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
    Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
    If Thou, O Lord, shalt observe iniquities; Lord, who shall endure it?
    For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
    and by reason of Thy law, I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
    My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
    From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
    Because with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him plentiful redemption.
    And He shall redeem Israel from all her iniquities.

    [In conclusion]
    Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    Let us pray.
    O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful,
    grant to the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of all their sins,
    that through our pious supplication they may obtain that pardon
    which they have always desired;
    who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

  39. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for your beloved mother, dear NC.

  40. Prayers and much gratitude for your work for the Catholic Church, NC. You are a treasure to us.


  41. I'll offer a TLM for MJ's soul asap.
    Fr S

  42. NC, from our family to your family, all of our prayers at this very sad and difficult time. We certainly will be praying for you and your mother's soul. God bless.


  43. La ricordo, insieme a NC, nel mio rosario.

  44. New Catholic,
    Please be assured of my prayers during this difficult time - I recently lost my own father, it is very hard to loose a beloved parent. God bless~~

  45. My deepest Sympathies NC. May God grant her soul eternal rest.

  46. My family's prayers will be for you NC and also for your mother. I know how difficult your situation is as I have also experienced the pain of loosing a loved one. Stay strong NC! The Lord is always with us.

  47. Lux aeterna luceat ea, cum sanctis in aeternum. Amen.


  48. Offered my rosary this morning for the repose of the soul of your mother and for you.

  49. We offer our prayers for you New Catholic, and for the soul of your dear mother MJ. May she rest in peace.

  50. My deepest prayers and sympathy with the passing of your beloved mother.

    You have been very vigilant in this regard, and she is sure to help you in the years ahead.

    God bless you, Anddrew.

  51. Remembered her at Mass today. God bless and console your family, NC.

  52. May God rest her soul, and comfort her dear ones.

  53. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

    In our family rosary also.

  54. Dear New Catholic

    I will certainly offer mass for the response of the soul of your mother. Tomorrow, Sacred heart friday.
    Stockholm, Sweden.
    Requiescat in pace. May the Lord welcome her and all the angels with him.

    f Markus Maeurer

  55. Having lost my mom on Easter day, I have only these words for New Catholic:

    I wept silent tears as I watched her go, holding her hand as the last breath left and I closed her eyes, I let out a wailed a cry out to HEAVEN announcing my pain.

    For a few moments all I could do was feel the loss before I felt the Grace of His Presence.

    It had been a journey and trial of trust for me with Him: would I question the timing, the way it unfolded, the depths I had to reach to keep going without questioning HIM and the existence of Heaven.

    It filled me so much that all I could do was nod and leave the hospital w/my husband. We got outside and I stood there under the bright blue sky, the sun shining and suddenly as I was filled with wanting to sing out. As my husband turned on the car, the radio came on w/the song that was ending with the lyrics which were so appropriate I turned my face up to the sky and sang out with the car door open. People looked at me but I didn't care. I was singing to God and my mother.

    At the end, I got into the car, closed the door, and felt drained but at peace.

    The next day came, and I watched the sun come up, people get in their cars, go about their business, and a small part of me thought - don't you all know that my mother died yesterday? How can you go about your lives as if it were the same day?

    New Catholic? That was in 2006. I think of her almost every day, either something she taught me, a remembrance from my childhood she was in, a way to live my life because it was how she lived hers, and it helped that she left me 3 dogs with her deathbed wish that I take care of her babies. They, and thus she, have given me a reason to keep going.

    I will pray to for your mother but since she is at peace, on the other side and with the angels, I will concentrate my prayers for YOU as it is always worse for those left behind and have to keep going until we are called Home from this train that nobody gets off of alive to which I thank God in his Infinite Wisdom.

  56. Prayers around the clock from new york city. Peace be to you.

  57. Dear New Catholic,

    From Ireland, my heart and prayers go out to you and your beloved mother.

    I am very sorry for your loss. Both my wife and I will be praying our rosaries for MJ and you.

    And once again, I tell you what an incredible help you have been to me with this incredible resource all these years ...

    Words so useless at a time like this, but prayer is not

  58. I just opened Rorate Caeli just now and I'm really sorry to know that.

    Surely will pray for her and also to our dearest New Catholic and family.

    I will invite others to pray for her soul, and for you my friend.

  59. In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

  60. The Lord be with you, New Catholic. May Jesus' sweet embrace greet the soul of your mother.

  61. With deep sadness we utter with humility:

    REQUIEM aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
    Requiescat in pace. Amen

  62. I have said my Rosary today (Sorrowful Mysteries) for the repose of the soul of New Catholics' mother. I've also said one about ten or twelve days ago for her when she was ill. Perhaps a few prayers could also be said for New Catholic himself as he suffers such a great loss.


  63. Dear New Catholic:

    I offer my consolation to you. Even though this is a difficult time, remember that your grief is the product of love. I lost my mother 41 years ago, at the age of 15, and one time, as I was praying by her grave, it was revealed to me that love is indestructible. "And now there remain faith, hope, and love, these three: but the greatest of these is love." 1 Cor. 13:13. Although we can be separated by time and space, we are forever joined by love. I pray that you will receive comfort in knowing this eternal truth. Requiescat in pacem.

  64. Keeping New Catholic and his mum in my prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.


  65. New Catholic, I will add your Mother to my list of daily prayers for the Holy Souls. May Our Lady of Consolation come to the assistance of you and your family.

  66. Prayers from the entire Armaticus family.

    Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
    et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
    Requiéscant in pace.

  67. It is with much regret that I was not such a good son to my mother as you were to yours.

    May she rest in peace and now pray for you.

  68. dear friend New catholic,

    I saw this sad news with some delay.
    You and your family stay in my prayers.

  69. Please accept my condolences and know that I will be praying for her!

    Requiescant in pace!

  70. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.

    And he that sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me: Write, for these words are most faithful and true.

    And he said to me: It is done. I am Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely."

    Revelation 21:4-6

  71. My prayers are with New Catholic and his family, and I will say a Rosary tonight for the repose of his mother's soul.

  72. Condolences, and prayers for her and him.

  73. I try and do a plenary indulgence daily and today I had no one to pray, I do. May God answer my lowly prayers for her entrance into heaven this very day.

  74. I will offer Mass for her soon. God bless you and may she rest in peace.

  75. Both of you will be in this simple altar server's prayers at every Mass, and in my family's nightly rosary intentions.

  76. Let's storm heaven for all our mothers who have died... and for the souls of people who have no one to pray for them...and for the millions who have died unmourned in airless prisons in China, Russia and other God forsaken places. I think of the drunks I've seen on the streets of New York and people just walking around or over them...of the young men who've died of drug overdoses in cold, deserted houses in Detroit. There is so much loss, so many to pray for, but please don't forget these lost souls!

  77. Good idea leaving this at the top. It reminds me to say a quick prayer every time I visit (which is often).

  78. Offering a Rosary for the repose of her soul.

  79. Requiescat in pace
    St Andrew, St Margaret , St John Ogillvy pray for her

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  81. "With the saints, give repose, O Christ, to the souls of Thy servants, where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life everlasting."

    I have been praying for your mother; May the Holy Mother of God console you.

    May our holy Mother and your mother intercede for my own mother who is 80 and is still wandering in Presbyterian errors.

    Thank you for your website.

  82. Please pray for my aunt Virginia Wiley's soul, who was killed in a head-on traffic collision today. It is going to be very hard for our family over this next while, especially her husband and her two sisters, one of which was with her and has 2 broken legs from the same accident.

  83. NC, Be not distressed, but be consoled in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection and in the Lord of life and mercy. Consider that the finally sufferings your dear Mother endured have been her Purgatory here on earth and that our dear Blessed Mother must have been waiting for her at the Gates of Heaven to present her to Her Divine Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My prayers are now not only for your Mother's blessings on you, but for you as well that you may be consoled and look forward to the day when all will be united in Christ Jesus.
    Albertus Magnus, TOP

  84. Offering a Rosary for the repose of her soul.


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