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About Gertrude

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

St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort

April 28th is the the Feast day of that great Saint  St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. His Marian teachings have, to my mind, never been equaled, and if some of our readers, like me, are struggling through the Ninevah … Continue reading

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O felix culpa! Keeping the Vigil of Easter, pre-1955 style

For those of you who love Tradition, and are aware of the treasures that we have lost in the Church over the last decades,and are also too young to remember the pre-V2 liturgy this is a wonderful read.  I hope … Continue reading

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Cardinals’ Dubia and Papal Silence: The Silver Lining

from: Dom Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB (https://hughosb.com) The five questions, or dubia, submitted by Cardinals Caffarra, Burke, Meisner and Brandmüller to Pope Francis regarding his Apostolic Exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia, have been mentioned here before. Many commentators have expressed frustration that … Continue reading

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Reflection for Palm Sunday (N.O.) and Second Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) E.F.

Abbot Richard’s Gospel Reflection. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – 9 April 2017 Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 & 26:14 – 27:66 For the sake of the future, he endured the cross There are two Gospel passages presented to … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Lent (N.O.) First Passion Sunday (E.F.)

From: Abbot Richard Purcell OCSO Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Ireland.   Gospel: John 11:1-45 Called and set free to live The story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead in this week’s Gospel is one of the most … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – 26 March 2017 (N.O. and E.F.)

We are grateful to Abbot Richard Purcell OCSO and Father Malachy Thompson OCSO for allowing us to publish this Gospel Reflection for Laetare Sunday. http://www.msjroscrea.ie/     Fourth Sunday of Lent – 26 March 2017 Gospel: John 9:1-41 Seeing with … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Little-Known Appearance in France

H/T: Laurence England  by Joseph Pronechen In this little-known apparition, St. Joseph spoke to a young shepherd and began something that has led to many miracles beginning during that appearance.   We know that at Fatima during the apparition on … Continue reading

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Fontgombault Sermon – Feast of the Passing of Saint Benedict

Dear Brothers and Sisters, My dearly beloved Sons, We celebrate today the day on which our Blessed Father St. Benedict was called to God, and we give thanks for the blessings that this life has brought, and for the gift … Continue reading

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Solemnity of St. Joseph – Prayer for Priests

Prayer to Saint Joseph for Priests O glorious Saint Joseph, thou who, on the word of the angel speaking to thee in the night, didst put fear aside to take thy Virgin Bride into thy home, show thyself today the … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Third Sunday of Lent. (N.O. and E.F.)

(N.O)   In order to grasp the meaning of today’s first reading from Exodus 17:3-7, we must recall what transpires in the preceding chapter. God’s little flock faced the hardship of a lack of food and protested to Moses. Just … Continue reading

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Reflection for Quinquagesima Sunday

CP&S Note:   In the Extraordinary Form the 26th February 2017 is  Quinqagesima Sunday, which, in days before the Council always preceded the Lenten season, and is now I believe celebrated in the Ordinariate Usage. I apologise for ‘coming in’ on … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW WITH RORATE CAELI

Courtesy of Rorate Caeli BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW WITH RORATE CAELI SSPX; Women and foot washing; consecrating Russia; anti-pastoral bishops and much more Last week, Rorate Caeli interviewed His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, one of the most visible prelates working … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider Offers Hope Amidst Crisis Permitted by “Divine Providence”

From: One Peter Five As the ecclesiastical crisis continues to deepen in 2017, I have found myself facing a certain exhaustion; a feeling that, while knowing the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, that Christ will have … Continue reading

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Pope Orders Cardinal Müller to Dismiss Three CDF Priests

from:1P5: http://www.onepeterfive.com Maike Hickson (Image: Palace of the Holy Office; Headquarters of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) Marco Tosatti, the well-informed and well-respected Italian Vatican specialist, has just revealed another quite troubling development in Rome. On 26 December, … Continue reading

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The O Antiphons

  Today the Great ‘O’ Antiphons begin. I have yet to find a better explanation than the following (even though we have posted on them before – see below)  by Dame Catherine Wyebourne at http://www.benedictinenuns.org.uk/   Every day at Vespers … Continue reading

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