A Brief Reflection on Saint Peter Alcantara

This is a brief reflection on Saint Peter of Alcantara, whose feast is celebrated today, Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

The next original article for this site will take the better part of a week to complete as, though I have amassed all the sources to be used in its text, it is going to take some time to organize the sources and provide a coherent narrative about the information they provide. 

Oh, the subject of the next commentary?

Well, let's put it to you this way: It could be entitled "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part fifteen," but it will bear a different time. The subject matter, though, remains the same.

Pray to Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary daily in these truly phenomenal times.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alcantara, pray for us.

Jorge's Entirely Unoriginal Synod on Synodality

There is a synod on “synodality” taking place behind the Walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River now.

This commentary discusses Senor Jorge’s entirely unoriginal repetition of Modernist babbling as he made it clear that it is his goal to create a “different church,” which itself is nothing original as it was one of Angelo Roncalli’s fondest goals way back when on October 28, 1958, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Luke the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Luke the Evangelist: The Winged Ox Who Pulled His Weight

Today, Monday, October 18, 2021, is the Feast of Saint Luke. This is a brief reflection on the evangelist who is symbolized as a winged ox. 

An original reflection will follow in about ten minutes. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Luke the Evangelist, pray for us.

Revised and Expanded: On the [Commemorated] Feast of the Suffering Servant of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Do you think that you have sufferings from family members or associates?

The saint whose feast is celebrated today, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, was favored with visions of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in her childhood, and he believed this to have been a normal experience that any child might have. Even as a child, therefore, this favored child of Our Lord's was blessed with tremendous sufferings from a pair of domineering paternal aunts, who persecuted her and her mother after her father's death. This early childhood suffering, which was accompanied by a physical affliction that left her bedridden for four years, was just a preparation for the suffering that Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque endured to spread public devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at the specific request of Our Lord Himself.

The hearts of men had grown cold because of Jansenism when Our Lord revealed the secrets of His Most Sacred Heart to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Convent in Paray le Monial, France, between December of 1673 and June of 1685. We cannot let our own love for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus grow cold in our hearts. We must forgive as we are forgiven, and we must remember the high price of infidelity that France paid for the refusal of King Louis XIV to consecrate the whole of France, and not just Paris, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (as is related in an appendix to this article).

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, an intimate of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and a faithful client of Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Indomitable, Inimitable Reformer of Carmel, Saint Teresa of Avila

This is a reflection of the life and the incomparable work of Saint Teresa of Jesus, the indomitable, incomparable reformer, foundress and model of spiritual perfection, Saint Teresa of Avila.

The next original article, which has been delayed by several events in the last week, should be ready for publication by the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Sunday, October 17, 2021. 

As a reminder, tomorrow, in addition to being the Feast of Saint Hedwig, is also, although not universally, the Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Jesus, pray for us.

Revised and Republished: The Queen of Heaven Does Not Act on Her Own

This is a reflection on the one hundred fourth anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, as the Miracle of the Sun occurred and she, clothed in the garment of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, proclaimed herself to be Our Lady of the Rosary.

We need to heed Our Lady's Fatima Message as it is nothing other than Heaven's own Peace Plan. 

Finally, a new article, Keep This Up Jorge, and God Will Never Forgive YOU!, was published yesterday, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

As Relevant in 2021 As In 1917: Our Lady's Fatima Message

This reflection, which was written four years ago, on the message of Our Lady of Fatima includes brief reflections on the liturgical feasts that took place (or were to take place in the future) on each of the dates of Our Lady’s apparitions to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

A King Who Was Always in the Service of the Queen of Heaven and Earth

This is the feast day of one of the great exemplars of the Social Reign of Christ the King: Saint Edward the Confessor, and this is the one hundred fourth anniversary of Our Lady's Fatima sixth and final Fatima apparition during which the Miracle of the Sun occurred.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
 
Saint Edward, pray for us.

Keep This Up Jorge, and God Will Never Forgive YOU!

As per usual, this commentary, which examines a statement issued by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his pantheist pals from other false religions as well as the Argentine Apostate’s address to them on October 4, 2021, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, took longer to complete than expected.

Although I am aware of the fact that there is an ongoing synod taking place behind Walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River, I won’t be able to have a commentary on the false “pontiff’s” opening address until Friday, October 15, 2021, the Feast of Saint Teresa of Jesus. Another commentary on the plandemic will follow about a week thereafter if I am able to have the surgery that is scheduled for the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist. (Given the overall failure of the “go fund me” appeal, though, it appears as though the surgeries will have to be postponed until the funds are raised. All is within the Providence of God.)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Theotokos: On the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.) declared Our Lady to be the Mother of God. This is a doctrine that that the devil particularly hates, which is why he has raised up all manner of Protestant sects to attack it with a fury, requiring us to defend the doctrine of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady with all of the graces that she sees fit to send us through her loving hands as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

As Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., explained in The Light of the World, Volume II:

"Fifteen hundred years have passed since Nestorius, a Patriarch of Constantinople, launched the heresy which taught that the person of Christ was different from the person of the Son of God. Nestorius asserted that Mary did not conceive nor bring forth the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, but only the man Christ. According to his teaching she was not the Mother of God, not a God-bearer, but only the mother of a mere man, in whom God dwelt only as in a temple.

A few years later after the beginning of the Nestorian heresy, a council was assembled at Ephesus (431 A.D.), which proclaimed that Mary had given birth to Jesus, who was, at one and the same time, God and man, having two natures but one person. God does not live in Him merely as in a temple, but the man Jesus is at the same time God. Mary is mother, not only of the humanity of Christ, but of the Son of God also. She is the Mother of God. The people of Ephesus awaited the decision of the council hall were opened and the decision was made known, the people greeted the Fathers with great rejoicing and accompanied them to their dwellings with flaming torches, crying out: 'Mary is the bearer of God; Mary is the Mother of God.' 

Today, fifteen hundred years later, we make the same joyful confession. "Mary is the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. The Gospel recounts an incident of His childhood during which He first refers to His divine origin. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to offer sacrifice. 'When they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not.' They believed Him to be in the company of relatives. But they were mistaken. After a long and anxious search they found Him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors of the law. 'And His mother said to Him: Son, why hast Thou done to so us? Behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing.' This rebuke shows the concern of a mother who has borne suffering with love. But Jesus meekly answers: 'Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?' He refers to His Heavenly Father, for He is Son of God. He was conceived, not by the power of man, but by the power of God (Offertory). When the angel had first brought the message to Mary, she had answered: Behold the handmaid of Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). And at her word, the only-begotten Son of God was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mother. We pray tribute to this mystery at the Communion, when we confess, 'Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.' Blessed art thou, O holy Mother of God, who wert united to the Son of God in a most intimate union when thou didst bear Him in thy womb. "Mary provided the body for the Son of God, and he in return Christ filled the soul of Mary with the fullness of His spirit. Mary became wholly absorbed in Him and became like Him. She became united to Him in a most intimate union. 'Alleluia, alleluia. Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain, enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man, Alleluia.' 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.' " 'As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches' (Epistle). The blossoms on this vine are the precious virtues of faith and humility which the Virgin exhibited when she received the message of the angel. She was resolute in her attachment to her virginity: "I know not man" (Luke 1: 34). Yet she is obedient to the will of God and speaks her fiat: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). "My flowers are the fruit of honor and riches," Christ the Lord. "There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse," Mary, who is sprung from the house of David; "and a flower shall rise up out of his root," Christ, the Son of Mary (Gradual). Humanity and divinity are united in this one person. 'Come over to me, all yet that desire me, and be filled with my fruits' (Epistle). Mary does not keep her child for herself; she bequeaths Him to us when He is born at Bethlehem, when He is offered in the Temple, and when He offers Himself up on the cross. She gives Him to us again daily in Holy Communion. Mary has borne Christ for us. Together with her Divine Son, she has given us salvation and an abundance of grace. She stands even today at the throne of God as our advocate and or all-powerful intercessor, armed with irresistible intercessory power, the mother of all those who are in the state of sanctifying grace. "We renew our faith in the mystery of Mary's divine motherhood. 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.' God is thy child, having taken His humanity from thy flesh. " 'Come over to me . . . and be filled with my fruits,' for it is Christ Jesus whom I give you. He was first given to us when we were reborn through baptism: He is given to us today at Mass and Holy Communion: 'Hath He not also with Him given us all things?' (Rom. 8: 32.) Since Mary has given us all things through Christ, we today express our gratitude to her." (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., The Light of the World, Volume II, B. Herder Book Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1954, pp. 440-442.) 

My next original article is almost completed. However, I have run out of steam late on the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (and the commemoration of Saint Francis Borgia, S.J.). I have to finish the commentary's conclusion this afternoon and this post the commentay a few hours thereafter. 

A blessed Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us

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