Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mother Angelica’s Legacy

“Boldness should be the eleventh commandment.” – Mother Angelica I have always been a great fan of the indomitable Mother Angelica. She appeared at a time for me when, despite having grown up in a traditional Catholic household, I was … Continue reading

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Getting to Heaven

The only thing that really matters in life is getting to heaven. Among all the achievements of our life only one is really crucial. It is attaining the goal, which is heaven, set for us by God. We must be … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Mother Angelica!

Mother Angelica who founded EWTN died on Easter Sunday at the age of 92. May she rest in the peace and love of Our Risen Lord Jesus! From Fr Z’s blog: UPDATE: For a schedule of the rites surrounding Mother … Continue reading

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Resurrexit Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!

(Extracts from the Saint Andrew Daily Missal for Easter Sunday) Before all else, the Risen Christ offers the homage of His gratitude to His Father in Heaven (Introit). In her turn the Church gives thanks to God inasmuch as by … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling stand; Ponder nothing earthly minded, For with blessing in His hand, Christ our God to earth descendeth Our full homage to demand. King of kings, yet born of Mary, … Continue reading

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The Hill of Crosses (Lithuania) and its lesson to us today

The Hill of Crosses, Kryzių Kalnas, located nine miles north of the small industrial city of Siauliai (pronounced shoo-lay) is the Lithuanian national pilgrimage centre. Standing upon a small hill are many hundreds of thousands of crosses that represent Catholic … Continue reading

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“Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world.”

(Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, on his Apostolic journey to Cyprus, at Latin parish church of the Holy Cross, Nicosia, 2010) “Many might be tempted to ask why we Christians celebrate an instrument of torture, a sign of … Continue reading

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The Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

From the meditations of Blessed Anna Katharina Emmerick: Excerpt from chapter XLV of the Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ The hour of our Lord was at last come; his death-struggle had commenced; a cold sweat overspread every limb. … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI on the Sacred Paschal Triduum

Seven years ago, in his Wednesday audience on 8th April 2009, Pope Benedict XVI gave an unforgettable introduction to the Sacred Paschal Triduum, a veritable mystagogical catechesis. The luminous and serene teachings of Pope Benedict XVI merit re–reading and meditation. … Continue reading

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Canticum de Passione Domini (Canticle of the Lord’s Passion)

The Canticle of the Passion is a Dominican tradition with a long history. The following passage recounts how after the first time St. Catherine experienced her mysterious ecstasy (which she did for a number of years on each Friday) that … Continue reading

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“Get Down On Your Knees!”: a meditation

A short while meditating on these few words of wisdom below from a saintly priest, Fulton Sheen, who understood well the immensity of God’s love for fallen man, might open the eyes of cynics and those of weak faith to … Continue reading

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Emptied and Exalted – Palm Sunday, 2016

  CP&S has previously presented sermons by Father Michael Chua, now of the parish of Jesus Caritas in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Father has prepared an exceptionally good sermon for today, Palm Sunday. He speaks of the two “processions” described … Continue reading

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Why I love Saint Joseph

There are probably as many reasons as there are Christians for why we love Glorious Saint Joseph, holy Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Foster-father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but in this endearing post from Vultus Christi, Father … Continue reading

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Easter Cycle tells us how the mother of the Saviour co-operated in the Mystery of the Redemption. It shows her in this season of Passion at the foot of the Cross where Christ is dying. “An ineffable union is … Continue reading

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St. Patrick Converts the Pagan King of Tara

———- After his three victories on the Hill of Slane [see here], the Saint was summoned to the presence of the King of Tara. With the help of Heaven, he and his company of eight avoided the soldiers sent to … Continue reading

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