Monthly Archives: August 2013

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.” Saint Louis de Montfort “Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in … Continue reading

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Life of a Saint – Pope St Pius X

from: On the side of the Angels, Now, if we cannot expect to reap a harvest when no seed has been planted, how can we hope to have a people with sound morals if Christian doctrine has not been … Continue reading

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The Riches of the Apparition at Knock

Two women from the small village of Knock, County Mayo (Ireland), Mary McLoughlin and Mary Beirne, were walking back to their home in the rain on the evening of Thursday, 21st August 1879. As the passed by the back of … Continue reading

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Saint Pope Pius V’s Apostolic Constitution “Quo Primum”

St. Pius V – Patron of Catholicism Pure and Simple. APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION  QUO PRIMUM   Pope St. Pius V – July 14, 1570 From the very first, upon Our elevation to the chief Apostleship, We gladly turned our mind and energies … Continue reading

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Traditional “Mass of All Ages” is a Contemplative Foretaste of Heaven

from: Thomas Aquinas states that the highest spiritual perfection is the contemplative – active life.  But the contemplative spiritual life is superior to the active religious life.  What this means is that those who spend their time in a quiet … Continue reading

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Secrecy lifted: Cardinal Grech’s meditation to electors at conclave

By Sandro Magister at Chiesa.Espressonline The official bulletin of the Holy See has lifted the secrecy from the meditation dictated to the cardinals at the beginning of the last conclave, with the doors already closed. Here are the essential passages: … Continue reading

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Saint John Eudes and the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary

St John Eudes, (November 14, 1601 – August 19, 1680) was a French priest, missionary, founder of religious congregations and writer. In his book La Vie et le Royaume de Jésus, St John Eudes taught about the mystically united hearts of Jesus and Mary: “You … Continue reading

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The Problem With Youth Ministry

From H/T to Fr Hugh OSB Youth ministry is not the Church’s primary method of ministering to youth (and by “youth,” I mean nothing more than people who, relative to adults, lack some experience). It is a method, sure, and perhaps even … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Without hope, we are not Christians”

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Full text of Archbishop Eamon Martin’s homily and the Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Yesterday Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock, consecrated Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Below is the text (in full) of his homily. Out in Italy, at the monastery of … Continue reading

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Egypt – “The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians”

from: Thursday, August 15, 2013 “The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians”: With these words the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut, Kyrillos William Samaan, commented on the latest Islamist attacks on Christians and Christian institutions in Egypt. The bishop … Continue reading

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Saint Alphonsus Liguori on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Taken from St Alphonsus’ “The Glories of Mary”: MARY dies; but how does she die? She dies entirely detached from any affection for created things, and dies consumed with that divine love with which her most holy heart was always … Continue reading

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Urgent Prayers Needed for Egypt

Dear Friends, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! As I write these words, our St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi. They are throwing stones and Molotov … Continue reading

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No Greater Love

CP&S re-blog from 2010: I could never have anticipated the powerful mix of emotion and awe that gripped me as I stood in the doorway of the Auschwitz cell – that hallowed place of martyrdom in which Saint Maximilian Kolbe … Continue reading

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Some belated congratulations

Fr Michael Mary On Monday, Very Rev. Fr Michael Mary, F.SS.R. celebrated 35 years as a priest of God. Ad multos annos! May God bless you Father and grant you many more years for the exercise of your sacred ministry. … Continue reading

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