Rush has officially begun! We had a great turnout at our introductory tea this afternoon. Current Daughters mingled with prospective Daughters as we sipped tea/hot cocoa and munched on delicious treats. Take a look!
Join your fellow Daughters as we make pies to support the various ministries at St. Paul's Parish! We will be baking on Friday, January 31 from 7pm-10pm. No baking experience necessary!
The Harvard Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Students Association put on a successful White Ribbon Against Pornography week to teach the Harvard community about the dangers of pornography. We thank all of the great speakers for participating.
“It was Isabel, far more than even bold Ferdinand, who had made Spain the that was about to burst the ancient bonds of the Ocean and transform the girdle of the world. She had united Spain, brought it justice, law, and order; she inspired it with a renewed awareness of its Catholic identity and mission; now she was about to complete the centuries-old task of its re-conquest.
Isabel the Catholic is probably the greatest woman ruler in history. Born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres in Castile in 1451, she was thirty six years olf in 1487, at the height of her powers, nearing the summit of her career. She was adored by her people and especially her soldiers, a golden-haired beauty with blue-green eyes who prayed the divine office every day like a nun, trusting in God for all things; who once rose two hundred miles without rest in a crisis (the last fifty at night in the rain), and tamed a rebel city with a word; who had borne and was raising five children, and knitted her husband’s shirts herself; with love for her God and her people and her husband and her children sparking like a hearth-fire and her will like a Toledo blade”
Our Lady of Guadelupe and the Conquest of Darkness, Warren H. Carroll
The Daughters are hosting a Mother's Day Drive for crisis pregnancy mothers in the Boston area at St. Paul's Parish. Donation bins are in the back of the Church. We are accepting any new items for babies, but are especially in need of summer-weight maternity wear.
We will be collecting items until May 12th! Thank you for your generosity!
This Easter Season we once again have the amazing opportunity to participate in the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary! Louis de Montfort's Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary concludes with the act of consecration on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, on April 8th.
The Total Consecration is principally an interior devotion. It consists of offering all that we do to Jesus through his Mother, and through a few minutes of prayer each day. Even if you missed them this time around, they can be said privately leading up to or starting with any Marian Feast Day. The devotion can be accessed at http://www.fisheaters.com/totalconsecrationmontfort.html.
The Harvard Daughters of Isabella will be participating in a Divine Mercy Novena together from Good Friday until Divine Mercy Sunday. All are invited to join us in this devotion!
To say the Divine Mercy Chaplet, begin with an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Apostle's Creed.
Then, on the large bead before each decade:
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the ten small beads of each decade, say:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclude with (Say 3 Times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Daily Mass – 8:00 AM & 12:10 PM (Monday & Wednesday)
Holy Thursday (3/28)
Morning Prayer – 8:00 AM
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER – 7:30 PM
With Procession to the Altar of Reposition followed by
Adoration until 10:15 PM with Compline
The Reverend Matthew J. Westcott, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
Good Friday (3/29)
Morning Prayer – 8:00 AM
Passion of the Christ, screened by the Knights & Daughters of Isabella - 12:00 PM - Harvard Catholic Center Lounge, followed by
Divine Mercy Chaplet, led by the Knights of Columbus - 2:30 PM
SOLEMN CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION – 3:00 PM
The Reverend George S. Salzmann, OSFS, Celebrant and Homilist
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – 7:00 PM
IHOP with FOCUS - Midnight, after the fast ends
Holy Saturday (3/30)
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER – 7:30 PM
The Reverend Michael E. Drea, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
Easter Sunday (3/31)
7:30 AM HOLY MASS
9:00 AM HOLY MASS (St. Paul’s Parish Choir)
11:00 AM TWO HOLY MASSES (Upper Church – St. Paul’s Choir of Men & Boys) (Lower Church – St. Paul’s Parish Choir)