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Dominique, il ne parle que du bon Dieu

Dominique, nique, nique s’en allait tout simplement
Routier pauvre et chantant
En tous chemins, en tous lieux
il ne parle que du bon Dieu
il ne parle que du bon Dieu


A l’e poque ou Jean-sans-Terre de’
Angleterre etait Roi
Dominique, notre Pere
combattit les Albigeois
At a time when Johnny Lackland
over England was the King
Dominique was in the backland fighting
sin like anything
C’est un jour un hérétique par des
ronces le conduit,
mais notre Père Dominique par sa
joie le convertit.
Now a heretic, one day among the
thorns forced him to crawl
Dominique with just one prayer made him
hear the good Lord’s call
Ni chameau, ni diligence il par-
cout l’Europe a pied
Scandinavie ou Provence dans la
sainte pauvrete
Without horse or fancy wagon he crossed
Europe up and down
Poverty was his companion as he
walked from town to town
Enflamma de toute ecole filles et
garcons pleins d’ardeur
Et pour semer la Parole inven-
ta les Freres-Precheurs
To bring back the straying liars and the
lost sheep to the fold
He brought forth the Preaching Friars heaven’s
soldiers, brave and bold
Chez Dominique et ses freres le pain
s’en vint a manquer
Et deux anges se presenterent portant
de grands pains dores
One day, in the budding Order there was
nothing left to eat
Suddenly two angels walked in with a
loaf of bread and meat
Dominique vit en reve les pre-
cheurs du monde entier
Sous le manteau de la Vierge en grand
nombre rassembles
Dominique once, in his slumber saw the
Virgin’s coat unfurled
Over Frairs without number preaching
all around the world
Dominique, mon bon Pere, garde-
nous simples et gais
Pour annoncer a nos freres la Vie
et la Verite
Grant us now, O Dominique the grace of
love and simple mirth
That we all may help to quicken Godly
life and truth on earth

Cause of Servant of God, Fr. Emil Kaupan

Fr. Emil KaupanPRAYER

Lord Jesus, in the midst of the folly of war,
your servant, Chaplain Emil Kapaun spent himself
in total service to you on the battlefields and
in the prison camps of Korea, until his
death at the hands of his captors.

We now ask you, Lord Jesus, if it be your will,
to make known to all the world the holiness
of Chaplain Kapaun and the glory of his
complete sacrifice for you by signs of
miracles and peace.

In your name, Lord, we ask, for you are the
source of peace, the strength of our
service to others, and our final hope.


Chaplain Kapaun, pray for us. Continue reading

The Sadness of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

St. Thomas More’s Last Book “The Sadness of Christ”
Written under Condemnation in the Tower of London

Full Title: “The Sadness, the Weariness, the Fear,
and the Prayer of Christ Before He Was Taken”.

St. Thomas began his history in English and then continued it in Latin.

Latin Title: De Tristitia Christi

The text (16th Century English).

Christ in Gesthemane by Michael D. O'Brien

Christ in Gesthemane by Michael D. O’Brien (used with permission)

Audio book review by Fr. C. John McCloskey and Dr. Gerard Wegemer

ST. THOMAS MORE: FAITHFUL STATESMAN - DVD - Fr. C. John McCloskey and Dr. Gerard Wegemer discuss the man for all seasons. St. Thomas More was the 16th century statesman who served as Lord Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII. In 1535, Henry had More executed for defending the country's ancient liberties and for refusing to compromise his conscience, dying "the king's good servant, and God's first." 4 discs. 6 1/2 hrs. Price: $40.00 Item #: HDFS

ST. THOMAS MORE: FAITHFUL STATESMAN – DVD – Fr. C. John McCloskey and Dr. Gerard Wegemer

Audio Podcast – St. Thomas More: Last Words on Statesmanship

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In his time in the Tower of London awaiting execution, Thomas More wrote moving meditations on the Agony of Christ in the Garden.

Two editions of The Sadness of Christ by St. Thomas More - Google Search

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The Sadness of Christ by St. Sir Thomas More (excerpts at Google Books).

Dr. Wegemer remarked:

If a person were to read
just one book by St. Thomas More,
it would be this one.

The EWTN audio series “St. Thomas More: Faithful Statesman” with Fr. C. John McCloskey and Dr. Gerard Wegemer, may be purchased from the EWTN Catalogue online or by calling 1-800-854-6316.

Michael D. O’Brien’s portfolio is viewable at
If you wish to inquire about purchasing one of Mr. O’Brien’s paintings, you may write to him by regular post at the address below:

Michael D. O’Brien
P.O. Box 294
Combermere, Ontario
K0J 1L0

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Behold and see, if there be any sorrow, like unto His sorrow.

But Thou didn’t not leave His soul in hell…


He trusted in God that He would deliver Him, let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him. – Psalm 22:8, Matthew 27:43