Saturday, June 23, 2018

Pray for vocations!

Mitte, Domine, operarios in messem tuam!


Friday, June 08, 2018

This is so beautiful

I am very sorry for my ingratitude to Thy infinite goodness. I now resolve, with the help of Thy grace, never to offend Thee again. And, sinful as I am, I consecrate to Thee my entire self, my whole will, my affections, my desires, and all that I have. 
From now on, do with me and mine as Thou pleasest.

I ask for and desire only Thy love, final perseverance, and the grace always to do Thy holy will.

My Jesus, I love Thee with my whole heart.

Snipped from: Daily Sacred Heart Devotional Email - June 2018
Taken from the book:  "Holy Hour of Reparation"


Sunday, June 03, 2018

Sharing: A Meditation on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Updated)

A Meditation on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Updated Version) from Jesus of Nazareth Video Channel on Vimeo.

This is good! 

From the person who made the video: 

Video Credit - The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson
Please purchase 'The Passion of the Christ' here:
UPDATED VERSION: On August 6th, 2014 I published an updated version of the “Meditation” video. The primary difference relates to the Offertory of the Mass. A few of the scenes were in the wrong order. This is now fixed without affecting the flow of the original video. In addition to this, I have also made a few other adjustments in this version:
- New video overlays with improved color matching to highlight the earth tones in the video
- Improved sound effects
- Smoother transitions in various sections
I hope everyone likes the improved version. May God bless you for watching! Please subscribe and select the Like button.
"A Meditation on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass" represents a difficult journey over the course of one week.
Some days back, a viewer on YouTube forwarded a kind request, asking me to produce a film showcasing the beauty and richness of the Latin Mass. I started the project, but never imagined where it would lead.
I worked on the video each day after work from 7pm - 3am for five consecutive nights. It was a draining experience. But I am satisfied with the end result.
"A Meditation on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass" is not meant to be a mere inspirational drama, but a heartfelt prayer, a Catholic meditation. 
It should be viewed as such: Focused. Silent. Penitent.
My sincere hope is that you will grow in your love for God, and your Faith will be strengthened.
After previewing the movie for my family, they expressed concern about some of the symbolism, particularly the scene of the Kiss of Judas and the priest kissing the altar. Please know that I based everything on ancient Catholic teaching. For example:
"When the priest kisses the altar, he is kissing Christ, *faithfully,* in contradiction to the kiss of betrayal by Judas." In a sense, the priest is making atonement for the betrayal of Judas.
"The priest reading the Introit represents Christ being falsely accused by Annas and blasphemed."
"The priest going to the middle of the altar and saying the Kyrie Eleison represents Christ being brought to Caiphas and these three times denied by Peter."
"The priest saying the 'Dominus vobiscum' represents Christ looking at Peter and converting him."
"The priest saying the 'Orate Fratres' represents Christ being shown by Pilate to the people with the words 'Ecce Homo.'"
"The priest praying in a low voice represents Christ being mocked and spit upon."
"The priest blessing the bread and wine represents Christ being nailed to the cross."
"The priest elevating the host represents Christ being raised on the cross."
"The priest goes to the Epistle side and prays signifying how Jesus was led before Pilate and falsely accused."
"The priest goes to the Gospel-side, where he reads the Gospel, signifying how Christ was sent from Pilate to Herod, and was mocked and derided by the latter."
"The priest goes from the Gospel side again to the middle of the altar - this signifies how Jesus was sent back from Herod to Pilate."
"The priest uncovers the chalice, recalling how Christ was stripped for the scourging."
"The priest offers bread and wine, signifying how Jesus was bound to the pillar and scourged."
"The priest washes his hands, signifying how Pilate declared Jesus innocent by washing his hands."
"The priest covers the chalice after the Offertory recalling how Jesus was crowned with thorns."
"The priest breaking and separating the host represents Christ giving up His spirit."
Taken from "The Catholic Church Alone: The One True Church of Christ" by the Catholic Education Company, New York, page 551. The book has been out of print for many decades; used copies sell for about $200.00 or more, but can be read freely on Google Books.
FINAL THOUGHTS by Fulton J. Sheen
Too many of us end our lives, but few of us see them finished. A sinful life may end, but a sinful life is never a finished life.
Our Lord finished His work, but we have not finished ours. He pointed the way we must follow. He laid down the Cross at the finish, but we must take it up. He finished Redemption in His physical Body, but we have not finished it in His Mystical Body.
He has finished the Sacrifice of Calvary;
we must finish the Mass.
Audio Credit (in order)
Mary Goes to Jesus -- The Passion Soundtrack
Kyrie Eleison -- Monks of Fontgombault Introit -- Monks of Fontgombault
Miserere -- Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) O Magnum Mysterium -- Morten Lauridsen (1943-present)
Crucifixion -- The Passion Soundtrack
Mary Goes to Jesus -- The Passion Soundtrack
Text Credit
Introductory text -- Padre Pio
Spoken Bible Verses -- Max McLean
Closing text -- Fulton J. Sheen, Calvary and the Mass
Spanish translation --

Saturday, June 02, 2018

To reveal the Heart of Jesus to us, you have only to reveal your own (Cardinal Pie).

Cor Jesu sacratissimum, miserere nobis. (ter)

The process to heal and soothe a very tired soul is also a very tiring and trying process, but the fruit of this whole process is sweet and it is made so much easier because we know that we have an infinitely loving Heart who is always with us, whose LOVE is so great, one can subsist inside of this great love and be so content and so fully reassured

To reveal the Heart of Jesus to us, you have only to reveal your own 
(Cardinal Pie).

Taken from the website above.

One day, St. Catherine of Sienna asked Our Lord why He allowed His side to be opened. The Divine Master gave the saint His goal:

“The principal goal I had in mind was to reveal to men the secret of My Heart in order that they might understand that My love is even greater than the exterior signs I give of it; for while there is an end to My sufferings, there is no end to My love.
How shall we study the Heart of Jesus? How shall we obtain this knowledge? Ah! For anyone who knows the mysterious depths of all the evangelical facts, there is a mystery here. It is that we only find Jesus with Mary and through Mary; we only obtain a sure knowledge of the Son through His Mother.
Indeed, who better knew Jesus than Mary, His Mother? Therefore, who better than she can teach us to know Him?
A mother knows not only the exterior features, the face, and the gait of her son; she knows him through and through, she penetrates into the deepest corners of his heart, she guesses his most intimate thoughts, and even his most secret desires. That is how Mary knew Jesus. She studied Him both with a sentiment of motherly tenderness and respectful admiration as her Son and as her God. She kept all His words in her heart and drew her inspiration from the spirit of all His works.
No one knew as well as Mary the interior life of Jesus that Scripture calls the life of the heart, that is to say, the true life. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart! Yes, truly, o Mary, this name belongs to you; for this adorable heart was transparent for you, you read openly in all its thoughts, movements, and sentiments. What am I saying? Your Heart was the mirror in which all the traits of your Son’s Heart were reflected. To reveal the Heart of Jesus to us, you have only to reveal your own (Cardinal Pie).
Meditations sur le Sacré-Coeur de Jésus pour tous les vendredis de l’année par un directeur de grand séminaire, Rome, 1909, p. 5 and 6.
Ps 32: 11, 19: Cogitationes Cordis eius in generatione et generationem: ut eruat a morte animas eorum et alat eos in fame. (Ps 32:1: Exsultate, iusti, in Domino, rectos decet collaudatio.) Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. 

Ps 24: 8-9: Dulcis et rectus Dominus: propter hoc legem dabit delinquentibus in via. Vs. Diriget mansuetos in judicio, docebit mites vias suas. Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Mt 11:29: Tollite jugum meum super vos, et discite a me, quia mitis sum et humilis Corde, et invenietis requiem animabus vestris. Alleluia.

Ps 68:21: Improperium exspectavit Cor meum et miseriam, et sustinui qui simul mecum contristaretur et non fuit; consolantem me quae sivi et non inveni. 

John 19: 34: Unus militum lancea latus eius aperuit, et continuo exivit sanguis et aqua. 

Please don't forget that you are not only saved by the blood of Jesus, but that blood of Jesus is complimented by the tears of Mary. Would you believe that? Mary cried for us at the Cross, will she still abandon us in our problems? No! That is why she is the Mother of Perpetual Help. Jesus and Mary (are) not very far away from us. They are only a prayer away from us. 

- Quoted from the video link above: Excerpt from the Spiritual Conference of Rev. Fr. Carlo Magno Saa, FSSPX [Uniting with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, posted on Facebook by FSSPX-Illigan]

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