Monthly Archives: March 2015

Meditation Eight – Paradise

We continue our meditations taken from “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales to prepare ourselves to make a worthy General Confession before Easter. Chapter XVI: Eighth Meditation – On Paradise Preparation. 1. PLACE yourself in the … Continue reading

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Forebearance

We all have crosses to carry, and Everyone’s life is too brief. So, Let us have no cross words between us, except the words of the Holiest Liturgy, Nor cross swords, except to cut each other’s disabling bonds.

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Cardinal Nichol’s Homily at Requiem for King Richard lll at Holy Cross Priory, Leicester.

Full text of Cardinal Nichols’ homily: This evening we fulfil a profound and essential Christian duty: that of praying for the dead, for the repose of their eternal souls. Here we pray for King Richard III, ‘King of England and … Continue reading

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The Veil of St. Veronica

According to ancient tradition, Veronica was from Jerusalem and was one of the pious women who encountered Christ on the Via Dolorosa to Mount Calvary. Deeply moved by His suffering, looking into His face pouring with sweat and blood, she … Continue reading

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Meditation Seven – Hell

Continuing our meditations taken from “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales, to prepare ourselves to make a General Confession before Holy Week, we come to Chapter XV: the Seventh Meditation –  Hell.  Preparation. 1. PLACE yourself … Continue reading

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How the Cistercians Can Help Us Disentangle the Washing of the Feet

From: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2015/03 Peter Kwasniewski Every year, we come back to the Holy Thursday ceremony of the washing of the feet — and all the inevitable controversy that surrounds it when women are included among the group whose feet are washed, … Continue reading

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Meditation Six – Judgement

Continuing our daily meditations, taken from “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales, in preparation for making a truly Holy Confession before entering Holy Week. Chapter XVI: Sixth Meditation – Judgement Preparation. 1. PLACE yourself in the … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible

Your mission J, if you decide to accept it, is as follows: 1) Infiltrate unobtrusively. If you are perchance discovered by some astrology/celebrity nuts, still proceed with your mission. Follow your cover agents’ every word (ie Mum and Dad). 2) Stay … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 5th Sunday of Lent, Year B

Giotto – Lower Church at Assisi We Want to See the Infinite: the Thirst for God’s Face Paris, March 20, 2015 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) See the good Face of Destiny: Jesus Christ. Days fly by and even the … Continue reading

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Meditation Five – Death

Continuing the daily meditations of our Lenten journey, taken from “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales, today we contemplate the prospect of death. Chapter XIII: Fifth Meditation. On Death Preparation. 1. PLACE yourself in the Presence … Continue reading

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Conference given by Cardinal Caffarra on March 12 in Rome at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. “FAITH AND CULTURE AT GRIPS WITH MARRIAGE”

FAITH AND CULTURE AT GRIPS WITH MARRIAGE by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra I believe that it is necessary to make a clarification of terms, so as to be able to indicate with conceptual rigor what precisely is the theme of my … Continue reading

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“Resistance through forgiveness”

The videos of a ten-year-old Iraqi displaced by IS (Islamic State) and of a brother of two Egyptian labourers beheaded in Libya both voicing forgiveness for their persecutors have been watched by a million viewers and drawn the attention of … Continue reading

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Theft

Last night, some cheeky blighter walked up my drive, undeterred by the security light, opened my garage door and stole my (unlocked) bicycle. Outrageous! I reported it just now to the local police using an online form which was a doddle. … Continue reading

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Meditation Four – Sin

Taken from “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales: Chapter XII, Fourth Meditation. On Sin Preparation. 1. PLACE yourself in the Presence of God. 2. Ask Him to inspire your heart. Considerations. 1. Consider how long it … Continue reading

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Essential Elements for Liturgical Renewal: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Washington D.C.

: By Steve Skojec   http://www.onepeterfive.com     And why speak I of the world to come? Since here this mystery makes earth become to you a heaven. Open only for once the gates of heaven and look in; nay, rather … Continue reading

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