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About Gertrude

Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium.

Our Lady of La Salette

THE STORY OF LA SALETTE INTRODUCTION It was 1846 and France was suffering social and political upheaval. Catholic churches had been abandoned and the Sacraments neglected. But away from the cities, in a high meadow along the French Alps, two … Continue reading

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Duties Of Traditional Catholic Fathers – 2

from: Continuation of how to be a holy good Catholic father and husband. ‘Children must also be formed religiously, which includes learning to pray and developing the habit of daily prayer, fidelity to and proper use of the Sacraments, sacramentals, … Continue reading

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Cardinal: “What Sister Lucia told me: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.”

  A Cardinal tells: Sister Lucia wrote me… On Feburary 16, 2008, Cardinal Carlo Caffara (Archbishop of Bologna), after a Mass celebrated at the tomb of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, granted an interview to Tele Radio Padre Pio, which was … Continue reading

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Duties Of Traditional Catholic Fathers # 1

from Fr. Carota: In preparation for Fathers Day, I will be posting what Fr. Sean Kopczynski gave about Fatherhood at his mission on Our Lady of Lourdes.  All of you who have a father, have a husband or know … Continue reading

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How could this happen to Ireland? (Deacon Nick Donnelly)

from: Catholic Voice Ireland, by permission of the Editor.   By Deacon Nick Donnelly The impoverished state of the Catholic faith and the Church in Ireland has been exposed by the large majority voting to legalise same-sex “marriage”. I have … Continue reading

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Fr James Martin SJ and Fr Dan Fitzpatrick Tweet that the Holy Spirit is Female. How sad.

This post, re-blogged from: has evoked a not inconsiderable amount of interest. Not for the first time has a priest threatened legal action simply for upholding the teachings of our Holy Mother Church.  The subsequent post can be read … Continue reading

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7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict’s Medal

from: 1. The Story of St. Benedict From Fisheaters: St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy (A.D. 480-543), the twin brother of St. Scholastica, is considered to be the Father of Western monasticism, and his “Rule of St. Benedict” came to be … Continue reading

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The Irish referendum: personal implications for Catholics’ public actions

From: by Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap. May 24, 2015 That 40% of Irish voters bucked some of their own priests and bishops and nearly all of their politicians and major media to side with a true-marriage … Continue reading

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School of the Annunciation signs partnership agreement with Franciscan University Steubenville, USA.

The School of the Annunciation, Buckfast Abbey, has signed an agreement with Franciscan University Steubenville to form a collaborative partnership. In the first phase of the partnership Dr Andrew Beards, Academic Director at the School, has joined the online teaching … Continue reading

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Ireland, Do the Right Thing This Week and Vote Against Same-Sex “Marriage”. Voting “Yes” would be a betrayal of Our Lord’s mission to save us from sin

By Deacon Nick Donnelly I’m hearing that some parish priests in Ireland are concerned that Catholics, who are devout and regular Mass-goers, are intending to vote “Yes” this week in Enda Kenny’s Same-Sex “Marriage” referendum. In my experience the vast … Continue reading

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2005-2015 — Ten Years After the Enthronement of Pope Benedict XVI

from: The Eponymous Flower, (Vatican)  It was April 25th 2005 on a Sunday, a day with picture perfect weather as the enthronement of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI took place beyond the magnificent facade of St. Peter’s. … Continue reading

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Litany of reparation for sacrileges committed against the Blessed Sacrament

In today’s lack of Faith in the Holy Eucharist made manifest in most Catholic parishes in the world, this litany is a necessary remedy for the sacrileges and outrages committed against Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament: Lord, have mercy … Continue reading

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Irish Marriage Referendum: sacrifice is always at the heart of true love

 from: Catholic Voice, Ireland. With kind permission of the Editor. by Deacon Nick Donnelly Last time I wrote about Enda Kenny’s same-sex ‘marriage’ referendum for Catholic Voice, a reporter for the Irish Sun newspaper contacted me. He told me my … Continue reading

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General Election: Deacon Nick Donnelly banned again!

As the countdown toward the General Election continues, and the Scottish Bishops have given their opinions; as have the English and Welsh Bishops, we are left to consider which political party we, the Catholic laity might receive our vote. Deacon … Continue reading

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