1 Nom de Jésus, le nom du Bien-Aimé,
Le nom du Premier-Né, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, brûlé de tant d'amour,
Meurtri par le péché, pitié pour nous !

2 Nom de Jésus, le nom du vrai Pasteur,
Le nom du Prince-Agneau, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, repos des cœurs blessés,
Et grâce des pécheurs, pitié pour nous!

3 Nom de Jésus, plus beau que tous les noms,
Le nom qui nomme Dieu, loué sois-tu !
Cœur de Jésus, qui dis le cœur de Dieu,
Plus grand que notre cœur, pitié pour nous!

4 Nom de Jésus, le nom des baptisés,
Seul nom des justifiés, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, le cœur de l'Homme Dieu,
Le cœur de Dieu en croix, pitié pour nous !

5 Nom de Jésus, qui blesses notre cœur
Et creuses tout désir, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, qui calmes toute soif
Et combles toute faim, pitié pour nous !

6 Nom de Jésus, puissance de Salut
Qui marques notre front, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, qui mènes vers la joie,
Qui gardes dans la paix, pitié pour nous !

7 Nom de Jésus, soleil en plein minuit,
Fraîcheur en plein été, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, printemps en plein hiver,
Fontaine en plein désert, pitié pour nous !

8 Nom de Jésus, plus clair que n'est le jour,
Plus doux que n'est le miel, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, étoile du chemin,
Rocher qui donnes l'eau, pitié pour nous!

9 Nom de Jésus, la perle de grand prix,
Trésor qui passe tout, loué sois-tu!
Cœur de Jésus, violent comme est l'amour,
Puissant comme est le feu, pitié pour nous !

Sacre Cœur de Jésus,
avoir la pitié sur moi un pécheur pauvre.
Je T'adore Vous O Christ


I love the last stanza:
Name of Jesus, Pearl of great price,
treasure that surpasses all, purchased us.
Heart of Jesus, force in love,
Powerful as fire, have pity for us!

Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

Neuvaine irrésistible au Coeur Sacré de Jésus

Cette neuvaine nous vient de Sainte Marguerite-Marie Alacoque.

Padre Pio disait chaque jour cette neuvaine pour tous ceux qui se recommandaient à ses prières.

I - O Jésus, qui avez dit : " En vérité, je vous le dis, demandez et vous recevrez, cherchez et vous trouverez, frappez et l'on vous ouvrira !" voici que je frappe, je cherche et je demande la grâce ......
Pater, Ave, Gloria,
Coeur Sacré de Jésus, j'ai confiance et j'espère en vous.

II - O Jésus, qui avez dit : " En vérité, je vous le dis, tout ce que vous demanderez à mon Père en mon Nom, il vous l'accordera ! " voici qu'en votre Nom je demande la grâce ....
Pater, Ave, Gloria,
Coeur Sacré de Jésus, j'ai confiance et j'espère en vous.

III - O Jésus, qui avez dit : " En vérité, je vous le dis, le ciel et la terre passeront, mais mes paroles ne passeront point ! " voici qu'en m'appuyant sur l'infaillibilité de vos saintes paroles je demande la grâce ...
Pater, Ave, Gloria,
Coeur Sacré de Jésus, j'ai confiance et j'espère en vous.

Prière O Coeur Sacré de Jésus, à qui il est impossible de ne pas avoir compassion des malheureux, ayez pitié de nous, pauvres pécheurs, et accordez-nous la grâce que nous vous demandons, par l'intercession du Coeur Immaculé de Marie, notre tendre Mère.

Salve Regina

Salut, Reine, Mère de miséricorde,
Notre vie, notre douceur, notre espérance, salut !
Vers toi nous crions, enfants d'Ève exilés,
Vers toi nous soupirons, gémissant et pleurant
Dans cette vallée de larmes.
Ô toi notre avocate,
Tourne vers nous ton regard miséricordieux
Et Jésus, le fruit béni de tes entrailles,
Montre-le nous après cet exil.
Ô clémente, ô douce Vierge Marie.

Saint Joseph, père adoptif du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus, priez pour nous.

Irresitable Novena to the Sacred Heart

Novena given to us by Sainte Marguerite-Marie Alacoque.

This powerful prayer was recited every day by Padre Pio for all those who recommended themselves to his prayers:

I. O my Jesus, You said "verily I say to You, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you", behold I knock, I seek and I ask for the grace of...

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.

II. O my Jesus, You said, "verily I say to You, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it to you", behold in your name I ask the Father for the grace of...

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.

III. O my Jesus, You said, "verily I say to You, heaven and earth shall pass away but My words shall not pass away", behold I encouraged by your infallible words, now ask for the grace of...

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.

O sacred Heart of Jesus, to whom one thing alone is impossible, namely, not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your and our tender Mother.

Salve Regina

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve, to thee do we send
up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley, of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us; and
after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

Jhesu + Marie,

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

It was on this day that the first patent for the coloniztion of North America was granted a patent by the Queen of England, Elizabeth I to Sir Humphrey Gilbert.

...Although Sir Humphrey Gilbert was not involved directly in the Roanoke voyages, both he and members of his family participated in early colonization efforts, and Gilbert decisively influenced his half-brother Sir Walter Ralegh, the leading proponent of the Roanoke Island colonies. Born about 1539, Gilbert was the second son of Otho Gilbert and Katherine Champernowne. Compton Castle, the family seat, was then held by Otho's elder brother John; thus it was at Greenway on the River Dart, that John, Humphrey, Adrian and Elizabeth Gilbert were born. All four children were minors when their father died in 1547. Their mother then married Walter Ralegh the elder, and bore two more sons and one daughter — Walter, Carew, and Margaret Ralegh.

Educated at Eton and at Oxford, Humphrey Gilbert also spent time in the household of Princess Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth. In 1562-63, he served under the Earl of Warwick at Le Havre and was wounded during the siege. Early interested in exploration, in 1566 he prepared A Discourcs of a Discoveries for a new Passage to Cataia [China] in which he urged the queen to seek a Northwest Passage to China because the known routes were controlled by the Spanish and the Portuguese. Both Martin Frobisher and John Davys were inspired by this work. Gilbert invested in Frobisher's 1576 voyage and Davys named Gilbert Sound, near Greenland, in his honor.

Gilbert also served in Munster, Ireland, where in 1570 he was knighted by the Lord Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney. In 1571 he was elected to represent Plymouth in Parliament. In 1573 he presented the queen with a plan for Queen Elizabeth's Academy, which was to be a university in London to train the nobility and the gentry for the army and the navy. It was to be several centuries before there would be either a university in London or schools for military training.

In 1578, at the age of 40, he received Letters Patent authorizing the planting of an English colony in America. He assembled a large fleet which sailed from Dartmouth on September 26, 1578; however, storms forced the ships to seek refuge in Plymouth until November 19. Although this attempt failed, it got his brothers Walter and Carew Ralegh involved in American Exploration. Yet it was not until 1583 that he made a second attempt, sailing from Plymouth on June 11. One ship, Barke Ralegh, turned back immediately because of illness, but Gilbert and the other ships arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland, on August 3 and took possession two days later. Because it was small and could explore harbors and creeks, Gilbert now sailed on Squirrel, a ship of 10 tuns, rather than Delight, his 120 tun flagship. On August 29 the latter ship wrecked with the loss of 100 lives and many of Gilbert's records. On the return voyage to England to record his claim Gilbert remained aboard Squirrel rather than transferring to the larger Golden Hinde as urged by his men. On Monday, September 9, he was observed on deck reading a book. As the ships drew near he was heard to say, "We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." Later that evening the small ship disappeared, swallowed up by the sea.

Married in 1570 to Ann Aucker, whose father and grandfather had fought in the final defense of Calais, Gilbert was the father of two sons — John and Ralegh — who with his brothers Adrian Gilbert and Walter Ralegh continued the family involvement in the exploration and colonization of the New World. On February 6, 1584, Adrian Gilbert obtained Letters Patent to continue the search for the Northwest Passage. And on March 25, 1584, Walter Ralegh obtained a Royal Patent to explore and colonize farther South. His expeditions to what is now North Carolina between 1584 and 1587 are known as the Roanoke Voyages.

Sir Humphrey's older brother, Sir John Gilbert, inherited Compton Castle from their father. when he died without issue he left the property to Sir Humphrey's older son, also Sir John Gilbert. The younger Sir John accompanied Ralegh on his voyages to Guiana in 1595 and Cadiz in 1596. In the latter expedition he was knighted by the Earl of Essex. Married to Alice Molyneux, he died without issue in 1608, leaving Compton Castle to his brother Ralegh Gilbert.

Ralegh Gilbert continued the colonizing efforts of the family and in 1606 was one of eight grantees who received Letters Patent from King James I. This grant provided for two colonies — the London Colony and the Plymouth Colony. Under Captain Christopher Newport, the London Colony sailed from London in December 1606and reached the Chesapeake Bay on May 13, 1607. There they founded Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in the New World. Led by Ralegh Gilbert and George Popham, the Plymouth colony sailed from Plymouth on May 31, 1607 and arrived in what is now the state of Maine on August 1, 1607. There they built the Fort of St. George on the Sagadahoc River (now the Kennebec River). The ensuing winter was severe and many of the colonists died. When spring came Ralegh Gilbert learned of the death of his older brother, his inheritance of Compton Castle and the necessity of returning to England to claim his estate. The colony went with him. Later Sir Ferdinando Gorges made a second unsuccessful attempt to colonize the same area. And in 1621 Ralegh Gilbert was a member of the Council of England for the Plymouth colony. He died in 1634...


From the Fort Raliegh National Park Manteo

Out of the Depths, Part VII: Le Armée Catholique et Royale

I repost a link that Elena-Marie(-Antoinette) Vidal pointed out on Tea at Trianon...

A very interesting article.

...Accepted mythology about the French Revolution is that the people were oppressed to such an extent that, finally, they could no longer take it and rose up against the tyrant, or "Veto" as Louis XVI was called. The problem with such popular mythology is that, while it may be rooted in fact, it manages to give exactly the wrong idea of what happened.

Contrary to popular belief, the French Revolution was not a popular uprising. The image of bloodthirsty peasants rounding up and executing the detested "Aristos" (except for those rescued by the Scarlet Pimpernel or Sidney Carton) is extraordinarily misleading, to say the least. Most people guillotined during the Terror were ordinary people, some executed for nothing more than "insufficient revolutionary fervor."...

Pour le Roy!


Charles, Prince of Wales

Perpetual embarrassment to the Crown, Prince Charles, the Heir Apparent, the future Head of the Church of England, says, 'Follow the Islamic way to save the world,'. Shall we see St Paul's turned into a Mosque to appease the Islamic population? The final demise of the heresy which is called Anglicanism. Read more:



It's a boy!

From Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation blog has posted this today...

June 10, 1688: IT'S A BOY!!

James Francis Edward Stuart, son of James II and VII of England, Ireland and Scotland and Mary Beatrice of Modena was born on June 10, 1688. His birth was denounced by some, including his half-sister Anne, as a fraud with claims a substitute baby boy was brought in a warming pan!

Throughout the history of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties, who had a baby, what gender the baby was, and how long the baby lived had tremendous consequences for not just the succession, but the religious settlements: for instance, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn both conceived sons for Henry VIII, but they either did not survive to be born or their infancy. We know how drastic Henry's actions were in response to both of these failures--and how crucially they affected the history of religion in England. more...

Another related article of interest is here...



Linguisitc anomalies

Elena-Maria has posted a link entitled "In Defense of Orthography".

The linguistic Jacobins are at it again.

This led me to recall "The War of the Circumflex Accent" a side show of the big show in the Gulf War.

Thanks Elena-Maria...


The Oradour-sur-Glane Experience: a Nazi Massacre

Oradour sur-Glane 10 June 1944...

This post, originally written several years ago will return every year in June, because it is important to remember.
Two events among many from Second World War have become infamous for Nazis atrocities perpetrated by the SS. Both happened on the same day two years apart. The massacre of Lidice in Bohemia, and Oradour sur-Glane. Although Lidice is remembered by the renaming of towns across the world, Oradour-sur-Glane is only remembered by the French and by we too few historians...

Around 2 p.m. on 10 June 1944, four days after the Allied invasion of Normandy, approximately 150 Waffen-SS soldiers entered the tranquil village of Oradour-sur-Glane in the Limosin region of south central France. For no apparent reason, Hitler's elite troops destroyed every building in this peaceful village and brutally murdered a total of 642 innocent men, women and children, an unexplained tragedy which has gone down in history as one of the worst war crimes committed by the German army in World War II.

On that beautiful Summer day, the defenseless inhabitants of Oradour-sur-Glane were rudely dragged out of their homes, including the sick and the elderly, and ordered to assemble on the Fairgrounds on the pretext of checking their identity papers. After all had been assembled, they were forced to wait in suspense with machine guns pointed at them. Then the women were separated from the men and marched a short distance to the small Catholic Church, carrying infants in their arms or pushing them in baby carriages.

The men were then ordered to line up in three rows and face a wall that bordered on the Fairgrounds. A short time later, they were randomly divided into groups and herded into six buildings: barns, garages, a smithy, and a wine storehouse. Around 4 p.m., a loud explosion was heard which was interpreted by the men to be a signal for the SS soldiers to begin firing their machine guns. Most of the men were wounded in the legs and then burned alive when every building in the village was set on fire at around 5 p.m. By some miracle, 6 of the men managed to escape from one of the burning barns and 5 of them survived. They testified in court about this completely unjustified German barbarity against blameless French civilians.

The Oradour church only had a seating capacity of 350 persons, but 245 frightened women and 207 sobbing children were forced inside at gunpoint while the men were still sitting on the grass of the Fairgrounds, awaiting their fate. The women and children were locked inside the church while the SS soldiers systematically looted all the homes in this prosperous farming village. Then around 4 p.m. a couple of SS soldiers carried a gas bomb inside this holy place and set it off, filling the church with a cloud of noxious black smoke. Their intention had been to asphyxiate the women and children in the House of God, but their plan failed.

As the women and children pressed against the doors, trying to escape and struggling to breathe, SS soldiers then entered the crowded, smoke-filled church and fired hundreds of shots at the hapless victims, while other SS men stood outside ready to machine-gun anyone who attempted to escape. The soldiers fired low inside the church in order to hit the small children. Babies in their prams were blown up by hand grenades, filled with gas, that were tossed into the church. Then brushwood and straw was carried into the stone church and piled on top of the writhing bodies of those that were not yet dead. The church was then set on fire, burning alive the women and babies who had only been wounded by the shots and the grenades. The clamour coming from the church could be heard for a distance of two kilometers, according the Bishop's office report.

The fire inside the church was so intense that the flames leaped up into the bell tower; the bronze church bells melted from the heat of the flames and fell down onto the floor of the church. One SS soldier was accidentally killed by falling debris when the roof of the church steeple collapsed.

Only one woman, a 47-year-old grandmother, escaped from the church. Taking advantage of a cloud of smoke, she hid behind the main altar where she found a ladder that had been left there for the purpose of lighting the candles on the altar. Madame Marguerite Rouffanche, the lone survivor of the massacre in the church, managed to escape by using the ladder to climb up to a broken window behind the altar, then leaping out of the window, which was 9 feet from the ground. Although hit by machine gun fire and wounded 4 times in the legs and once in the shoulder, she was able to crawl to the garden behind the presbytery where she hid among the rows of peas until she was rescued, 24 hours later, at 5 p.m. the next day, and taken to the hospital in Limoges where she was admitted under an assumed name. It took a full year for her to recover from her wounds. In 1953, she testified before a French military tribunal in Bordeaux about the massacre of the women and children in the church.

After the war, the village received a citation from the Nation of France, which reads as follows:

"The methodical rounding up, the deliberate massacre of these 700 men, women and children, the systematic destruction of these 328 buildings, is the archetypal example of a French community that suffered under barbarism. A motiveless crime, an unthinking cruelty which did nothing but lift the patriotic fervour of the French people, stiffen their desire for liberation, and add to, if possible, the dishonour of Germany and the disgust it engendered."

The "fateful day" of the massacre was a Saturday. The villagers were looking forward to the Sunday Mass the next day, which was to be the First Communion day for some of the children. As I mentioned in the beginning of this article the 10th of June was also the date of the German destruction of the town of Lidice, two years earlier, in what is now the Czech Republic. At the trial of the perpetrators in 1953, the survivors of Lidice were invited to witness the proceedings, along with the survivors of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Oui, je me souviens...

Other photographs of Oradour sur-Glane may be found here...