Something which would enormously help every aspect of the life of the Church in the modern world is a revival of classic devotions and the return to a style of prayer which, to our ears, seems quite formal and, at times, florid. Spontaneous prayer is good. Spontaneous prayer that has been shaped and formed and rests on a solid foundation of well-crafted and classic prayers is better.
Today, Good Friday, there is a devotional prayer of St. Bridget for the Poor Souls, Holy Souls in Purgatory. It was revealed to St. Bridget that if this prayer is said devoutly 33 times on Good Friday, 33 souls would be released from Purgatory and 3 souls on ordinary Fridays.
Thee - O
I adore Thee, O...
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