Thursday, December 08, 2016

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

Happy feast of the beautiful Immaculate Conception! The Immaculate who housed Our Lord (the Most Sacred Heart) in her womb (a very precious thought during Advent, especially, Mother Mary walking around and (travelling even to Bethlehem!!) very pregnant with Our Lord!!!). 

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Prayer of St Maximilian to the Immaculate

This is very beautiful.  It burrows deep into my heart. ❤️
Prayer of St. Maximilian to the Immaculate: 

Allow me to praise you, O, Most Holy Virgin. 

Allow me to praise you at my own expense. 

Allow me to live, work, suffer, expire and die for you and only for you. Allow me to bring the whole world to you. 

Allow me to contribute even more greatly to the greatest exaltation of you. 
Allow me to bring you such glory as has never been brought to you. 
Allow others to outdistance me in fervency of your exaltation, and me them, so that your glory will grow, in noble competition, deeper and deeper, faster and faster, more powerfully, as He wishes, He, Who so inexpressibly exalted you above all beings. 

In only you, incomparably, God became more glorified than in all His saints. For you, God created the world. For you also, God has called me into existence. Whence is this happiness for me? 

O, allow me to praise you, O, Most Holy Virgin.

Amen.








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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The 1974 Declaration of Archbishop Lefebvre on 21. Nov. 1974 =)

http://archives.sspx.org/archbishop_lefebvre/1974_declaration_of_archbishop_lefebvre.htm

The 1974 Declaration of Archbishop Lefebvre
November 21, 1974

On November 11, 1974, two apostolic visitors from Rome arrived at the International Seminary of St. Pius X in Econe. During their brief stay, they spoke to the seminarians and professors, maintaining scandalous opinions such as, the ordination of married men will soon be a normal thing, truth changes with the times, and the traditional conception of the Resurrection of our Lord is open to discussion. These remarks prompted Archbishop Lefebvre to write this famous Declaration as a rebuttal to Modernism.


We hold fast, with all our heart and with all our soul, to Catholic Rome, Guardian of the Catholic faith and of the traditions necessary to preserve this faith, to Eternal Rome, Mistress of wisdom and truth.

We refuse, on the other hand, and have always refused to follow the Rome of neo-Modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies which were clearly evident in the Second Vatican Council and, after the Council, in all the reforms which issued from it.

All these reforms, indeed, have contributed and are still contributing to the destruction of the Church, to the ruin of the priesthood, to the abolition of the Sacrifice of the Mass and of the sacraments, to the disappearance of religious life, to a naturalist and Teilhardian teaching in universities, seminaries and catechectics; a teaching derived from Liberalism and Protestantism, many times condemned by the solemn Magisterium of the Church.

No authority, not even the highest in the hierarchy, can force us to abandon or diminish our Catholic faith, so clearly expressed and professed by the Church’s Magisterium for nineteen centuries.

“But though we,” says St. Paul, “or an angel from heaven preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema” (Gal. 1:8).

Is it not this that the Holy Father is repeating to us today?  And if we can discern a certain contradiction in his words and deeds, as well as in those of the dicasteries, well we choose what was always taught and we turn a deaf ear to the novelties destroying the Church.

It is impossible to modify profoundly the lex orandi without modifying the lex credendi. To the Novus Ordo Missae correspond a new catechism, a new priesthood, new seminaries, a charismatic Pentecostal Church - all things opposed to orthodoxy and the perennial teaching of the Church.

This Reformation, born of Liberalism and Modernism, is poisoned through and through; it derives from heresy and ends in heresy, even if all its acts are not formally heretical. It is therefore impossible for any conscientious and faithful Catholic to espouse this Reformation or to submit to it in any way whatsoever.

The only attitude of faithfulness to the Church and Catholic doctrine, in view of our salvation, is a categorical refusal to accept this Reformation.

That is why, without any spirit of rebellion, bitterness or resentment, we pursue our work of forming priests, with the timeless Magisterium as our guide. We are persuaded that we can render no greater service to the Holy Catholic Church, to the Sovereign Pontiff and to posterity. 

That is why we hold fast to all that has been believed and practiced in the faith, morals, liturgy, teaching of the catechism, formation of the priest and institution of the Church, by the Church of all time; to all these things as codified in those books which saw day before the Modernist influence of the Council. This we shall do until such time that the true light of Tradition dissipates the darkness obscuring the sky of Eternal Rome.

By doing this, with the grace of God and the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and that of St. Joseph and St. Pius X, we are assured of remaining faithful to the Roman Catholic Church and to all the successors of Peter, and of being the fideles dispensatores mysteriorum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi in Spiritu Sancto.  Amen.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

St Catherine of Siena, ora pro nobis!



God gives us what we can bear, and no more... if you believe that God wants only our good, you will stay perfectly happy. Be comforted in Christ crucified, and don't be afraid.

- St. Catherine of Siena

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Happy Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels (Oct 2) and St Therese (Oct 3)

http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/why-st-therese-patroness-missions-17832

Friday, September 30, 2016

Nemo dat quod non habet

No one gives what he doesn't have


You do not give, says the Latin adage, what you do not have. Catholic parents do not send their children to school in the hope that a few of them might be scholars. They don’t do this because they don’t appreciate scholars. It’s that simple.
To appreciate a scholar, you personally must have had experience in exploration in the realms of the mind; you must be thrilled by an idea which came so suddenly that it lit up everything around it. You must have stumbled unexpectedly upon a theory which gratifyingly answered many questions you had long carried around in your mind. Above all, you must have a deferential approach to books and you must have often, in Shakespeare’s phrase, “feasted on the dainties that are bred in a book.”

Practical Application:
1. Teach him to listen
2. Teach him to admire
3. Teach him to reason

Teach him to LOVE

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary


The month of September has many many beautiful feasts! Sept 8: Mama Mary's birthday!, Sept 12: Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, Sept 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross!, Sept 15, (today): Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary :))

Here, some text to explain a little what this feast means to us and some prayers to encourage.

Deo gratias et Mariae!

Mater Dolorosa, Our Lady of Quito

The picture of Our Lady of Quito, an image of Our Lady with the seven swords piercing her heart, was first placed in the boarding school of the Jesuit Fathers in Quito. On April 20, 1906, Father Andrew Roesch along with 36 boys of the academy witnessed the first miracle of this famous picture. While in the refectory they saw the Blessed Mother slowly open and shut her eyes. The same miracle occurred several times after this. The canonical process of examination was carried out by the ecclesiastical authorities, and the Vicar General ordered the picture to be transferred in procession from the College to the Church of the Jesuit Fathers in the downtown plaza, not far from the Conceptionist Convent. At the Church of the Jesuits, the prodigy was repeated many times, and many conversions took place. In Quito this image is known as the 
Mater Dolorosa del Colegio [Sorrowful Mother of the College].  

On the 50th anniversary of the first miracle, His Holiness Pope Pius XII ordered the Canonical Coronation of the miraculous image of Our Sorrowful Mother, declaring her Queen of the Catholic Education in Ecuador.

Text taken from: http://militia-immaculatae.asia/english/Prade385.php

Today is Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary . The Church twice commemorates the sorrows of its heavenly Mother. The Friday of Passion week, since the 15th century, has also been dedicated by the universal Church to Her Compassion. Why is this so? To understand this double liturgy, we must know that Mary is also the Mother of the Mystical Body. 
In 1668 the feast in honor of the Seven Dolors was set for the Sunday after September 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross. The present feast was instituted by Pius VII after his return from his captivity and exile, which lasted from 1809 to 1814. The feast was inserted into the Roman calendar in 1814, and Pope Pius X fixed the permanent date of September 15 for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
The essence of the feast
“O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.” Abbot Gueranger says in the Liturgical year “The Savior to come is not only the reason of Mary’s existance, He is also her exemplar in all things. It is as his Mother that the Blessed Virgin came, and therefore as the ‘Mother of Sorrows’; for the God whose future birth was the very cause of her own birth, is to be in this world ‘a Man of sorrows and acquainted with infirmity.’” Christ is the reason for Mary’s birth and existence. Jesus and Mary suffered together for the whole world. Mary suffered so much from watching her Son suffer. All throughout Our Lord’s life swords were piercing the heart of His Mother, starting with the prophesy of Simeon all the way to His death and burial. A total of Seven swords were to pierce her motherly heart. Saint Bernard says “the sword would not have reached Jesus if it had not pierced Mary’s heart.” Mary’s sorrow is unlike any sorrow that anyone could ever know. And she suffered it all with her Son for souls, for us, that we may see the truth and be able to live happily with her and her Son forever in Heaven.
Christ no longer suffers, and for Our Lady also, all suffering as we understand it has ceased. Nonetheless, the prophet Jeremias in his Lamentations, asks: To whom shall You be compared, O Virgin? Your affliction is like the ocean. A mother who is happy in her home weeps just the same over the sorrows of her children. The statues and pictures of Mary all over Europe wept before the Revolution in France, and Her statues weep again today, in many places. The Passion of Christ continues in His elect, in particular in His Vicar on earth, from whom He does not separate Himself, and against whom the force of hell is deployed unceasingly. The mysterious compassion of the Mother is forever acquired for the Mystical Body of Her Son, which must reproduce the divine death in its human nature, elevated above its natural condition by the superhuman power of grace. 
Mary's great sorrows began at the prediction of Simeon that a sword would transpierce Her heart. Soon afterwards, She was obliged to flee with the newborn Infant, already object of a fatal search. She lost Him in the temple for three inexpressibly painful days; She met Him on the road to Calvary, and the sight indeed pierced Her heart. She saw Him die, heard His final cry, and witnessed the opening of His side with the effusion of His last drops of blood, mingled with water; She received in Her arms the inert body of the most beautiful of the sons of men. Finally, She was obliged to depose Him in a tomb, leave Him there and return with Her adopted son, John, to a deicidal Jerusalem. 
The Queen of Martyrs has never ceased to encourage Her children on earth to bear their own crosses, which complement the Passion of Christ. He suffered first the ordinary contradictions of life; for three years He was taunted and regarded as a menace by those who should have recognized Him and His mission. He knew hunger, cold and fatigue; He slept so heavily in a boat amid a tempest, that we can only suppose He was exhausted. He knew what it was to be abandoned in need and to lose, to the empire of various passions, followers He had called His. Christ is our forerunner in all human sorrows and difficulties. Mary, as His Mother, offered to God with Him all the afflictions of His earthly life, and She continues to offer those of the Church, for its sanctification, for the souls in Purgatory and the salvation of souls. 
We propose book about Severn Sorrows of Our Lady: “At the foot of the Cross” by Fr. William Faber. 
The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 
I. The Prophecy of Simeon (Lk 2:22-35): 
1. When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 
2. Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 
3. He took Jesus up in his arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now let thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; 
4. for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples. 
5. And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; 
6. and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against" 
7. (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." 
II. The Flight into Egypt (Mt 2:13-21):
1. When the Magi had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream 
2. He said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." 
3. Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. 
4. Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage. 
5. He sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under. 
6. But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 
7. "Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead." And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 
III. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:41-50): 
1. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; 
2. When the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. 
3. His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, 
4. They sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. 
5. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 
6. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." 
7. He said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" 
IV. The Meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross (John 19:1; Luke 23:26-32): 
1. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross. 
2. And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 
3. And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. 
4. But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 
5. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!' 
6. For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" 
7. And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). 
V. The Crucifixion and Jesus Dies on the Cross (Mark 15:22; John 19:18, 25-27; Mark 15:34; Luke 23:46): 
1. And they brought him to the place called Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull). 
2. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 
3. Standing by the cross of Jesus were his Mother, and his Mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 
4. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" 
5. Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your Mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. 
6. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "E'lo-i, E'lo-i, la'ma sabach-tha'ni?" which means, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" 
7. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last. 
VI. The Taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross (John 19:31-34, 38; Lam 1:12): 
1. In order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 
2. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him; 
3. but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 
4. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 
5. After this Joseph of Arimathe'a, who was a disciple of Jesus, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. 
6. Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away his body. 
7. "Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow. 
VII. Jesus is Laid in the Tomb (Matthew 27:59; John 19:38-42; Mark 15:46; Luke 27:55-56): 
1. Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud, 
2. Nicodemus also, who had at first come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds' weight. 
3. They took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 
4. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb where no one had ever been laid. 
5. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. And Joseph rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 
6. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid. 
7. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 
The Promises:
According to the visions of St. Bridget of Sweden (1303–1373) our Blessed Mother promises to grant seven graces to those who honor her and draw near to her and her Son every day by meditating on her dolors (sorrows) and entering into her grief. 
"I will grant peace to their families." 
"They will be enlightened about the divine Mysteries." 
"I will console them in their pains and will accompany them in their work." 
"I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls." 
"I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives." 
"I will visibly help them at the moment of their death — they will see the face of their mother." 
"I have obtained this grace from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy."

Prayers in Honor of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Approved by Pope Pius VII in 1815
V. O God, come to my assistance 
R. O Lord, make haste to help me 
V. Glory be to the Father, etc. 
R. As it was in the beginning, etc. 

1. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of your tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your heart so afflicted, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of humility and the gift of the Holy Fear of God. Hail Mary, full of grace... etc. 

2. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of your most affectionate heart during the flight into Egypt and your sorrowful journey there. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the gift of Piety. Hail Mary, etc. 

3. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anxieties which tried your troubled heart at the loss of your dear Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart so full of anguish, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of chastity and the gift of Knowledge. Hail Mary, etc. 

4. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the consternation of your heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His Cross. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of patience and the gift of Fortitude. Hail Mary, etc. 

5. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the martyrdom which your generous heart endured in standing near Jesus in His agony. Dear Mother, in your agony, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of temperance and the gift of Counsel. Hail Mary, etc. 

6. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your compassionate heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance before His Body was removed from the Cross. Dear Mother, by your heart thus transfixed, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of Understanding. Hail Mary, etc. 

7. We grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched your most loving heart, at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for us, and for all men, the virtue of diligence and the gift of Wisdom. Hail Mary, etc. 

Let us pray: Let intercession be made for us, we beseech You, O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the hour of our death, before the throne of Your Mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother, whose most Holy Soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Your bitter Passion. Through You, O Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns world without end. Amen. 

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Happy Birthday dearest Mother Mary

Text taken from: http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/considerations-nativity-our-lady

Beautiful flowers for the Most Beautiful Woman in the Whole World, Lily of the Valley, Sweet Rose :))
This is a day of universal happiness, since through the birth of Our Blessed Mother the sorrow of our first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy.
September 8 marks the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This day of celebration, which is thought to have first originated in Syria or Palestine, was brought to the Church of Rome sometime in the seventh century. Although it would take several more centuries before all of Western Christendom honored Our Lady’s birth liturgically, during the reign of Pope Innocent IV in 1243, the feast was adorned with an octave and celebrated with great solemnity.
Consider the following reflection on the life of the Blessed Virgin by St. Augustine which constitutes the readings for the Second Nocturn of Matins for this feast.
 
Dearly beloved brethren, the day for which we have longed, the Feast-day of the Blessed and Worshipful and Ever-Virgin Mary, that day is come. Let our land laugh and sing with merriment, bathed in the glory of this great Virgin's rising. She is the flower of the fields on which the priceless lily of the valleys hath blossomed. This is she whose delivery changed the nature that we draw from our first parents, and cleansed away their offence. At her that dolorous sentence which was pronounced over Eve ended its course to her it was never said: 'In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.' Gen. iii. 16. She brought forth a Child, even the Lord, but she brought Him forth, not in sorrow, but in joy.
"Eve wept, but Mary laughed. Eve's womb was big with tears, but Mary's womb was big with gladness. Eve gave birth to a sinner, but Mary gave birth to the sinless One. The mother of our race brought punishment into the world, but the Mother of our Lord brought salvation into the world. Eve was the foundress of sin, but Mary was the foundress of righteousness. Eve welcomed death, but Mary helped in life. Eve smote, but Mary healed. For Eve's disobedience, Mary offered obedience and for Eve's unbelief, Mary offered faith.
"Let Mary now make a loud noise upon the organ, and between its quick notes let the rattling of the Mother's timbrel be heard. Let the gladsome choirs sing with her, and their sweet hymns mingle with the changing music. Hearken to what a song her timbrel will make accompaniment. She saith: 'My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For He hath regarded the lowliness of His hand-maiden, for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed for He That is Mighty hath done to me great things.' The new miracle of Mary's delivery hath effaced the curse of the frail backslider, and the singing of Mary hath silenced the wailing of Eve."
For Greek Catholics, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is considered one of the 12 principal feasts of the liturgical year, though its octave is abbreviated due to the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14. The service of Matins for the Byzantine Rite is mainly comprised of hymns penned by Ss. John of Damascus and Andrew of Crete which recount both the Virgin’s miraculous birth from her barren mother, St. Anna, and how Mary’s Nativity foreshadows the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Here is a small sample:
 
Anna was barren and unable to give birth, yet she was not childless in God's eyes; for, lo she hath become known by all generations as the mother of the pure Virgin, from whom the Creator of nature hath sprung forth in the guise of a servant.
"Today is the bridge of life born, through which men have attained restoration after their fall into Hades, glorifying Christ, the Bestower of life, with hymns.
"From a barren woman did the Lord, Who poureth forth life upon all, cause the Virgin to come forth, in whom He was pleased to make His abode, preserving her incorrupt even after giving birth.
"The whole world rejoiceth with thee today, O divinely wise Anna; for thou hast budded forth the Mother of its Deliverer, she who from the root of David put forth for us the rod of strength which beareth Christ as a flower."
With the Society of St. Pius X’s Rosary Crusade well underway, let us make a special effort to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary on the day of her birth, both by attending Mass if possible or offering a spiritual communion, and making a renewed commitment to pray the Rosary. Let us pray that the Holy Mother of God continue to extend her hand of protection to all the faithful during this time of great trial for the Catholic Church.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Novena to St Maximilian Kolbe from 5 Aug to 13 Aug 🙆🏼

PRAYER TO OBTAIN THE INTERCESSION OF SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE (Novena from 5 - 13 August)

O God, Thou hast filled the heart of Thy Servant, St. Maximilian Maria,
with zeal for the salvation of souls, with love of neighbor and with fervent devotion to the Immaculata.

Grant us, though his intercession, the grace to work for the honor of God
and the salvation of souls and to be conformed increasingly until death to Thy Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
from eternity to eternity. Amen.

http://militia-immaculatae.asia/english/Letters128.php

Friday, July 08, 2016

Act of Faith, Act of Hope, Act of Charity and Act of Adoration. The perfect Act of Reparation: The Eucharistic Offering.


Et pourtant il la désire,

Il la veut depuis toujours,

Depuis toujours elle attire
Son regard brûlant d'amour.



O My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon of Thee for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.

O My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon of Thee for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.

O My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon of Thee for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly, I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to your country this way. 


Guardian Angel of Portugal 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

O Bello Dio del Paradiso, St Alphonsus de Maria Ligouri

Written by one of my favourite writers, St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and translated from Italian to English by Fr. E. Vaughan, C.SS.R. O God of Loveliness fills my soul with much joy, especially the bolded words.

1. O God of loveliness, O Lord of Heaven above,
How worthy to possess my heart’s devoted love.
So sweet Thy countenance, so gracious to behold
That one, one only glance to me were bliss untold.

2. Thou art blest Three in One, yet undivided still,
Thou art the One alone, whose love my heart can fill.
The heav’ns and earth below were fashioned by Thy Word,
How amiable art Thou, my ever dearest Lord.

3. To think Thou art my God—O thought forever blest!
My heart has overflowed with joy within my breast.
My soul so full of bliss, is plunged as in a sea,
Deep in the sweet abyss of holy charity.

4. O Loveliness supreme, and Beauty infinite,
O ever flowing Stream and Ocean of delight,
O Life by which I live, my truest Life above,
To Thee alone I give my undivided love.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne, Therese, I love You; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum. (ter)

Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

onwards towards the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the 3 children of Fatima

*Sharing on Fatima (next year will be the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to the 3 children in Fatima, 1917)* (beautiful and simple prayers taught by the Angel and how Blessed Jacinta and Sr Lucia offered everything up)

The Guardian Angel of Portugal, St Michael the Archangel taught the 3 children this: _(this year, 2016, will be the 100th anniversary of the Angel appearing to the 3 children and preparing them for the visits of Our Lady)_ _*say slowly and reverently*_

My God, I believe in Thee! I adore Thee! I hope in Thee, and I love Thee! I ask pardon of Thee for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love Thee. (3 times)

Most Holy Trinity-Father, Son and Holy Ghost-I adore Thee profoundly, I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

After which he also told them:

Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to your country this way.

After Our Lady appeared to the 3 children, whenever Jacinta and Lucia did not like something that was happening to them, they offered it up using this formula:

O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father, and in reparation for the wrongs done to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

_They loved to offer up their sacrifices for the Holy Father because *he* really needs our prayers and sacrifices_

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

St Catherine of Siena, ora pro nobis!



"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire." 

- St. Catherine of Siena

Book recommendation: 

Today is the feast day of beautiful St Catherine of Siena! 🙆🏼😃🙆🏼 The wonderful saint who as a child had angels carry her up and down the stairs (she used to say one Hail Mary kneeling on each step), who, when she was 6 years old saw Our Lord and saints in the sky. 

Deo gratias et Mariae, we were able to walk the streets of St Catherine's Siena, up and down the winding streets built on the hills of Siena. 

Deo gratias et Mariae, it rained the day we were there and the bus broke down, because then we could sing in a car park and soak in the Siena air - a very unforgettable time spent in Siena. Sancte Pie Decime, Mitte Domine operarios in messem tuam, messis quidem multa, operari autem pauci, Ave Maria gratia plena, Ave, Dominus tecum, Ave! Sancta Maria, Ave! Ora, pro nobis, Ave! - in 4 voices!

Deo gratias et Mariae, we made it to the church where the miraculous Eucharistic hosts were kept and we could pray and Fr could give us Benediction with the hosts that are actually Jesus and who have not decomposed since 1730! Jesus, I love you very much and I pray please help me to love you forever. I do not want to separate myself from you because of sin and it is so easy to sin. My dearest Mother, my dearest Angel and my dearest patrons, please pray for me, please pray for us! 

There is much to thank God and His Mother for! Deo gratias et Mariae always!

St Catherine of Siena, Ora pro nobis! Pictures of her first class relics from Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, Italy - a church near the Pantheon and also where the body of Beato Angelico (Fra Angelico!) is! 🙆🏼








Dominican Tertiary, born at Siena, 25 March, 1347; died at Rome, 29 April, 1380.

She was the youngest but one of a very large family. Her father, Giacomo di Benincasa, was a dyer; her mother, Lapa, the daughter of a local poet. They belonged to the lower middle-class faction of tradesmen and petty notaries, known as "the Party of the Twelve", which between one revolution and another ruled the Republic of Siena from 1355 to 1368. From her earliest childhood Catherine began to see visions and to practise extreme austerities. At the age of seven she consecrated her virginity to Christ; in her sixteenth year she took the habit of the Dominican Tertiaries, and renewed the life of the anchorites of the desert in a little room in her father's house. After three years of celestial visitations and familiar conversation with Christ, she underwent the mystical experience known as the "spiritual espousals", probably during the carnival of 1366. She now rejoined her family, began to tend the sick, especially those afflicted with the most repulsive diseases, to serve the poor, and to labour for the conversion of sinners. Though always suffering terrible physical pain, living for long intervals on practically no food save the Blessed Sacrament, she was ever radiantly happy and full of practical wisdom no less than the highest spiritual insight. All her contemporaries bear witness to her extraordinary personal charm, which prevailed over the continual persecution to which she was subjected even by the friars of her own order and by her sisters in religion. She began to gather disciples round her, both men and women, who formed a wonderful spiritual fellowship, united to her by the bonds of mystical love. During the summer of 1370 she received a series of special manifestations of Divine mysteries, which culminated in a prolonged trance, a kind of mystical death, in which she had a vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, and heard a Divine command to leave her cell and enter the public life of the world. She began to dispatch letters to men and women in every condition of life, entered into correspondence with the princes and republics of Italy, was consulted by the papal legates about the affairs of the Church, and set herself to heal the wounds of her native land by staying the fury of civil war and the ravages of faction. She implored the pope, Gregory XI, to leave Avignon, to reform the clergy and the administration of the Papal States, and ardently threw herself into his design for a crusade, in the hopes of uniting the powers of Christendom against the infidels, and restoring peace to Italy by delivering her from the wandering companies of mercenary soldiers. While at Pisa, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, 1375, she received the Stigmata, although, at her special prayer, the marks did not appear outwardly in her body while she lived.

Mainly through the misgovernment of the papal officials, war broke out between Florence and the Holy See, and almost the whole of the Papal States rose in insurrection. Catherine had already been sent on a mission from the pope to secure the neutrality of Pisa and Lucca. In June, 1376, she went to Avignon as ambassador of the Florentines, to make their peace; but, either through the bad faith of the republic or through a misunderstanding caused by the frequent changes in its government, she was unsuccessful. Nevertheless she made such a profound impression upon the mind of the pope, that, in spite of the opposition of the French king and almost the whole of the Sacred College, he returned to Rome (17 January, 1377). Catherine spent the greater part of 1377 in effecting a wonderful spiritual revival in the country districts subject to the Republic of Siena, and it was at this time that she miraculously learned to write, though she still seems to have chiefly relied upon her secretaries for her correspondence. Early in 1378 she was sent by Pope Gregory to Florence, to make a fresh effort for peace. Unfortunately, through the factious conduct of her Florentine associates, she became involved in the internal politics of the city, and during a popular tumult (22 June) an attempt was made upon her life. She was bitterly disappointed at her escape, declaring that her sins had deprived her of the red rose of martyrdom. Nevertheless, during the disastrous revolution known as "the tumult of the Ciompi", she still remained at Florence or in its territory until, at the beginning of August, news reached the city that peace had been signed between the republic and the new pope. Catherine then instantly returned to Siena, where she passed a few months of comparative quiet, dictating her "Dialogue", the book of her meditations and revelations.

In the meanwhile the Great Schism had broken out in the Church. From the outset Catherine enthusiastically adhered to the Roman claimant, Urban VI, who in November, 1378, summoned her to Rome. In the Eternal City she spent what remained of her life, working strenuously for the reformation of the Church, serving the destitute and afflicted, and dispatching eloquent letters in behalf of Urban to high and low in all directions. Her strength was rapidly being consumed; she besought her Divine Bridegroom to let her bear the punishment for all the sins of the world, and to receive the sacrifice of her body for the unity and renovation of the Church; at last it seemed to her that the Bark of Peter was laid upon her shoulders, and that it was crushing her to death with its weight. After a prolonged and mysterious agony of three months, endured by her with supreme exultation and delight, from Sexagesima Sunday until the Sunday before the Ascension, she died. Her last political work, accomplished practically from her death-bed, was the reconciliation of Pope Urban VI with the Roman Republic (1380).

Among Catherine's principal followers were Fra Raimondo delle Vigne, of Capua (d. 1399), her confessor and biographer, afterwards General of the Dominicans, and Stefano di Corrado Maconi (d. 1424), who had been one of her secretaries, and became Prior General of the Carthusians. Raimondo's book, the "Legend", was finished in 1395. A second life of her, the "Supplement", was written a few years later by another of her associates, Fra Tomaso Caffarini (d. 1434), who also composed the "Minor Legend", which was translated into Italian by Stefano Maconi. Between 1411 and 1413 the depositions of the surviving witnesses of her life and work were collected at Venice, to form the famous "Process". Catherine was canonized by Pius II in 1461. The emblems by which she is known in Christian art are the lily and book, the crown of thorns, or sometimes a heart--referring to the legend of her having changed hearts with Christ. Her principal feast is on the 30th of April, but it is popularly celebrated in Siena on the Sunday following. The feast of her Espousals is kept on the Thursday of the carnival.

The works of St. Catherine of Siena rank among the classics of the Italian language, written in the beautiful Tuscan vernacular of the fourteenth century. Notwithstanding the existence of many excellent manuscripts, the printed editions present the text in a frequently mutilated and most unsatisfactory condition. Her writings consist of

the "Dialogue", or "Treatise on Divine Providence";
a collection of nearly four hundred letters; and
a series of "Prayers".

The "Dialogue" especially, which treats of the whole spiritual life of man in the form of a series of colloquies between the Eternal Father and the human soul (represented by Catherine herself), is the mystical counterpart in prose of Dante's "Divina Commedia".

A smaller work in the dialogue form, the "Treatise on Consummate Perfection", is also ascribed to her, but is probably spurious. It is impossible in a few words to give an adequate conception of the manifold character and contents of the "Letters", which are the most complete expression of Catherine's many-sided personality. While those addressed to popes and sovereigns, rulers of republics and leaders of armies, are documents of priceless value to students of history, many of those written to private citizens, men and women in the cloister or in the world, are as fresh and illuminating, as wise and practical in their advice and guidance for the devout Catholic today as they were for those who sought her counsel while she lived. Others, again, lead the reader to mystical heights of contemplation, a rarefied atmosphere of sanctity in which only the few privileged spirits can hope to dwell. The key-note to Catherine's teaching is that man, whether in the cloister or in the world, must ever abide in the cell of self-knowledge, which is the stable in which the traveller through time to eternity must be born again.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne, Therese, I love You; Save souls, especially those who are to die this day.

Deus propicias esto mihi peccatori.

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

The Most Wonderful Moment in Life! Mother Angelica

Requiescat in Pace dear Mother Angelica!


We don’t understand the awesomeness of living even one more day. I told my sisters the other day, “When I get really bad give me all the medicine I can take, all the tubes you can stuff down me.” ‘Why’d you want that?” “I want to live.” “Why?” “Because I will have suffered one more day for the love of God… I will exercise you in virtue. But most of all I will know God better. You cannot measure the value of one new thought about God in your own life.” - Mother Angelica


Mitte Domine operarios in messem tuam, messis quidem multa, operari autem pauci.

I would like to take this occasion to share Prayers for the Dying:

We have recourse to thee Blessed Joseph, Patron of the Dying. Thou, who, at the moment of thy happy demise, hadst Jesus and Mary present and watching over thee: by this double proof of love, we insistently recommend to thee the soul of thy servant who is in agony so that Thou liberate him/her from the wiles of the devil, from eternal death and that he/she merit to obtain eternal joy. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

My God, I offer Thee the Masses which have been celebrated today throughout the whold world for sinners who are in their agony and who are about to die today. May Jesus Christ obtain mercy for them through His Precious Blood. Amen. 

Prayer of the Confraternity of St Joseph, Patron of the Dying

O most merciful Jesus, who burneth with such ardent love for souls, 
I adjure Thee by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart 
and by the sorry of Thy Immaculate Mother,
purify in Thy blood all the sinners of the earth 
who art now in their agony 
and who, even today, must die. 
Amen.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have pity on the dying!

Also, sharing the Prayer the Angel of Portugal taught the 3 seers of Fatima, some 100 years ago! (1916, before Mother Mary appeared in 1917)

The Angel’s second visit in 1916 was to teach Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta a lesson about making sacrifices. A very great responsibility for children so young.

My God, I believe in Thee! I adore Thee! I hope in Thee, and I love Thee! I ask pardon of Thee for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love Thee. (3 times)

Most Holy Trinity-Father, Son and Holy Ghost-I adore Thee profoundly, I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.


Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to your country this way.

You can do so by saying this short prayer. When things in life did not go as Blessed Jacintha and Sr Lucy would have wished it to happen, they found great solace in offering everything they experienced (Deo volente, God-willing) to dearest Jesus:

O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father, and in reparation for the wrongs done to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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