Picture of the Mass Rock of Penal Law Ireland


An engraving from an Irish-Latin Missal published in 1958, with the beautiful old Gaelic script. The first page is a picture of the Mass Rock of Penal Law Ireland; when Mass in Ireland was illegal it was celebrated at secret rocks known only to the locals, and frequently ambushes and massacres took place at these rocks.

(Hat tip to Brian Ó Caithnia)

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6 Responses to Picture of the Mass Rock of Penal Law Ireland

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Not sure this photo link to the ‘Irish Penal Rosary‘ will work…
    …but if not, there’s a Traditional Catholic homeschooling mother of seven in the States who makes beautiful, high quality rosaries from hand-cast antique bronze and semi-precious stones; and one of her creations is based on the An Paidrin Beag – ‘The Little Rosary’ – also known as the Irish Penal Rosary. It’s a single decade rosary (what she calls a ‘tenner’) that was worn from a ring during the penal times when Catholic sacramentals were illegal. The ring could be put on one finger at a time, beginning with the thumb, and then moved to the next finger until all five decades of the rosary were completed. Because of its tiny size, it could easily be concealed in the palm of one’s hand, thus allowing Catholics to pray in secret.

    Anyway, her home cottage industry is called Loreto Rosaries, and if you browse around her website, you’ll eventually come to a photo and a description of the Irish Penal Rosary. I’ve bought rosaries (not this one yet) from Loreto before and can attest to their superior quality. One nice thing about the Irish Penal Rosary is that it’s rather masculine (rough hewn) in appearance, and because of that and its discreet profile, it’s something a man would be comfortable carrying constantly. I intend to buy one for our parish sacristan who’s a pure born and bred Irishman.

    I hope no one thinks I’m a shill for this woman’s business, but mentioning it seemed interesting and also relevant to the topic Kathleen raised.

    Oh, one other thing: on the Loreto website, some of the rosaries on offer are said to be “Sold Out”, but that’s because they are made individually by hand. When ordered, they are custom made (all of them are slightly different ,which is really neat) with the delivery time being a bit longer.


  2. johnhenrycn says:

    Good, my photo link to the Loreto catalogue did work. Just scroll down to the end of that page for the rosary I’m referring to.


  3. Are you *currently* being sent into Hell forever … automatically excommunicated (outside) of God’s Catholic Church ?

    Answer: Yes you are … you can reverse it … please continue.

    Council of Florence, Session 8, 22 Nov 1439 — infallible Source of Dogma >
    “Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic faith. Unless a person keeps this faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally.”

    You must believe the Catholic Dogma to be in the Church … Dogma you have *never* seen.

    Site > Immaculata-one.com … infallible Dogma throughout.

    The Catholic Faith *is not* Bible interpretation … it is the Catholic infallible Sources of Dogma. The Catholic Church didn’t even define the Bible’s New Testament Canon until 397 A.D. at the Council of Carthage.

    – – – –

    Can a group which enforces the opposite, the opposite, and the opposite of the Catholic unchangeable Dogma be the Catholic Church?

    No, it cannot possibly be the Catholic Church … and promotion of the opposite of the Catholic Dogma is exactly what the vatican-2 heretic cult does … and has been doing since it’s founding on 8 December 1965 at the Vatican.

    The vatican-2 heresy does not have the Office of the Papacy … only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

    The Dogma cannot “change” or be “reversed” … God does not “change”.

    The founding documents of the vatican-2 heretic cult … the “vatican-2 council” documents … have well over 200 heresies *against* prior defined unchangeable Dogma. Every (apparent) bishop at the “council” approved the mountain of heresy, which caused their automatic excommunication, see Section 13.2 of the below site.

    – – – –

    Section 12 > Anti-Christ vatican-2 heresies (50 listed) … followed by many Catholic corrections.

    Sections 13 and 13.1 > Photographic *proof* of heresy at the Vatican.

    Because of … the Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or for physical participation in a heretic cult (such as the v-2 cult) …

    … we were all placed, body and soul, *outside* of Christianity (the Catholic Church) on 8 December 1965 … the close date of the “council”.

    Section 13.2 > Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or participating in a heretic cult such as … vatican-2, lutheran, methodist, evangelical, etc.

    Section 107 > St. Athanasius (died 373 A.D.) … “Even if the Church were reduced to a handful …” – – during the “arian” heresy … we are there again, but worse.

    Section 13.3 > Matt 16:18, Gates of Hell scripture … is *not* about the Office of the Papacy … four Dogmatic Councils defined it … that heresy will not cause the Dogma to disappear.

    Section 13.4 > The vatican-2 heretic cult does not have the Office of the Papacy only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

    Section 13.6 > The Catholic Dogma on Jurisdiction and Automatic Excommunication for heresy define that … God has allowed Catholic Jurisdiction … for Mass and Confession to disappear from the world. There is no such thing as Catholic Mass outside of the Catholic Church.

    Non-Catholic heresies such as “vatican-2”, “sspx”, “sspv”, “cmri”, etc. … do not have Catholic Mass.

    Section 19.1 > Dogma on Abjuration for *re-entering* Christianity (the Catholic Church) … after being automatically excommunicated. A Formal Abjuration is provided here also.

    Section 10.2 > Returning to a state of grace, in places and times when Confession is not available, like now.

    – – – –

    Second Council of Constantinople, 553 A.D. — infallible Source of Dogma >
    “The heretic, even though he has not been condemned formally by any individual, in reality brings anathema on himself, having cut himself off from the way of truth by his heresy.”

    Blessed John Eudes, died 1680 >
    “The greatest evil existing today is heresy, an infernal rage which hurls countless souls into eternal damnation.”

    Everything you must know, believe, and do to get to Heaven is on > > Immaculata-one.com.

    Our Lady of Conquest
    Pray for us


  4. kathleen says:

    Don’t worry JH, we won’t think for a moment that you are some sort of “shill” for anyone! In fact, I really thank you for these links – highly appropriate for the subject indeed – and I shall certainly be following it up. 🙂


  5. kathleen says:

    @ Vicki De Palma

    Only God has the right to say who is going to Hell.

    We are wholly orthodox Catholics on this blog, but I find your comment deeply troubling.

    “Everything you must know, believe, and do to get to Heaven is on > > Immaculata-one.com.

    No! Everything we must know is in the ancient Teachings of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church contained in its traditional Doctrines and Dogmas.


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