Our Mother of Sorrows, September 2014

Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September.

We are called to meditate on the Seven Dolors of Our Lady every day of our lives. While there are many good meditations on the sufferings of Our Lady, including those provided by the revelations of Anne Katherine Emmerich and the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the late Father Frederick Faber has given us much food for inspirational meditation in his The Foot of the Cross, published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857.

Consider this brief excerpt from Father Faber's reflections:

"But let us make the world stand still, and see how it looks. If our common love for God, which is so poor, is irritated by the sight, what must Mary have suffered? For what is irritation to our weakness to her would be the most deep and transcending sorrow. God comes to His creation. It does not stir. It cannot. It lies in the hollow beneath Him, and has no escape. He comes in the beauty of a mercy, which is almost incredible, because it is so beautiful. But seemingly it does not attract the world. He draws nigh. Creation must do something now. It freezes itself up before His eye. He may have other worlds, more fertile, more accessible to Him, than this. In the spiritual tropics, where the angels dwell, He may perhaps be welcome. But not here. This is the North Pole of His universe. He shed His life's blood upon it, and it would not thaw. It is unmanageable, unnavigable, uninhabitable for Him. He can do nothing at all with it, but let His sun make resplendent colored lights in the icebergs, or bid the moon shine with a wanner loveliness than elsewhere, or fill the long-night sky with the streamers of the Aurora, which even the Esquimaux, burrowing in his hut, will not go out to see. The only difference is that the material pole understands its business. which is to make ice in all imaginable shapes; whereas we men are so used to our own coldness, that we do not know how cold we are, and imagine ourselves to be the temperate zone of God's creation."

Our sins helped to thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at various points during her life, including during her Divine Son's Passion and Death. We must resolve never to grieve her Immaculate Heart again as consider our joy and our privilege to live penitentially as the consecrated slaves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart. (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, the Dolors of Mary.)

We can help to make reparation for our sins that have grieved the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we pray more and more Rosaries each day, if we help to propagate devotion to her Seven Dolors. Indeed, Our Lady promises us the following graces if we promote devotion to her Seven Dolors:

1) I will grant peace to their families

2) They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.

3) I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4) I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.

5) I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6) I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.

7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

As a terrible sinner, I am counting on my own promoting of devotion to the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me just a little bit at the moment of my Particular Judgment. What about you?

A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

Lift High the Cross

[An article that introduces and provides a summary of a two-part video-presentation is to be found the introduction to this republished article on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Another article, published late on Friday evening, the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, is found immediately below today's companion commentary to the video-presentation.]

The Saviour of the world hung on the wood of the Holy Cross: Ecce lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundit pependit (Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. (Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy.)

The Cross of the Divine Redeemer was displayed prominently on street corners and in the nooks and crannies of every village in Europe during the era of Christendom. There is no "expiration date" on the Cross of the Divine Redeemer's relevance to the life of any man or of any nation. We must lift high the Cross in our own daily lives and we must plant it firmly in the soil of our nation without any apology whatsoever as Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

We must also remember that Our Lady stands at the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross in every true offering of Holy Mass just as she stood at the foot of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. She stands with us as we bear our own crosses in our daily lives. We must, therefore, seek the assistance of the Mother of God in lifting high her Divine Son's Holy Cross in our daily lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

The cross is ever present in each of our lives, and for this we must say with Saint Francis of Assisi, Deo gratias! Penance is the path to Heaven. We do our penances by carrying our crosses with gratitude. Isn't it great to be a Catholic?

Life on the Outside of the Bergoglio Bubble

This relatively brief article serves as an introduction to and a summary of the principal points made in a two-part video series recorded on Thursday evening, September 11, 2014, the Feast of Saints Protus and Hyacinth, into early Friday morning, September 12, 2014, the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary.

A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Not The First Time For "Uncle Teddy"

As is explained in part one of a two-part video that is uploading as this brief article is being written, very little time is available, at least at this point, to attend in an rapid-fire manner to the fast-breaking events that occur each day within the confines of the Never-Never Land known as the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

A Name That Must Ever On Our Lips

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, commemorating the victory won by King Jan Sobieski of Poland over the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683. The troops under the command of Jan Sobieski exclaimed "Jesus, Mary, Sobieski!" as they prayed their Rosaries and routed the Turkish forces.

Each of us does battle every day with the Turks, that is, with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We must call upon the Holy Name of Mary, something we do at least one hundred fifty-three times every day if we pray all fifteen mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. This sweet name of the Mother of God must be on our lips at all times, and it must be exclaimed by public officials as she is honored as the Queen of Heaven and on earth, yes, of each and every nation on earth, including the United States of America. No one should be ashamed at any time to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary publicly. Indeed, we must do so with joy and confidence.

Saint Louis de Montfort taught us in True Devotion to Mary that those who are the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary should address others with a Marian salutation. How felicitous it is, therefore, to greet others with Ave Maria! or a Salve Regina! How glorious it is to make invocations such as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!" or "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation" or "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death."

May Our Lady, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, help us to grow in this virtue, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Sweet Name of Mary, be our salvation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

There might be a general review of some of the aspects of the madness that passes for "Catholicism" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Also, I am happy to happy to re-publish this article in a properly-formatted page as something had gone wrong with the software program that is used to create these pages, a problem that lasted for over a week now.

Maria Bambina

The reposting of today's brief refleciton on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who is the fairest flower of our race, was delayed by the fact that I lost all internet service on Saturday evening, September 6, 2014, forcing me to drive to a "WiFi" hotspot yesterday, Sunday, September 7, 2014, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, and to do so again today, Monday, September 8, 2014.

Modernism's Eternal Foe, Our Eternal Friend

Today is the feast of the great Pope Saint Pius X, whose work against Modernism is summarized in Revised: Modernism's Eternal Foe, Our Eternal Friend. Unlike his immediate predecessor, Pope Leo XIII, and each of his three successors (Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII), the former Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto was not in the diplomatic service of the Holy See at any time during the nearly forty-five years of his priesthood prior to his rather remarkable election as the Successor of Saint Peter on August 4, 1903. He was not prone to accept the word of diplomats, and he did not suffer lies and misrepresentations easily.

The farm boy from Riese, Italy, who served as a pastor of souls in a rough-and-tumble Italian cow town, Tombolo, and then in Salzano before becoming Bishop of Mantua and the Cardinal Patriarch of Venice, was always close to Our Lady. This tender devotion to Our Lady, which he learned from his saintly mother, helped him to keep close to the sheep even when he was the Vicar of Christ on earth. Thanks to the sign given him by the life and death of Little Nellie of Holy God, Pope Saint Pius X was the advocate of early First Communion (and early Confirmation) and of frequent Communions.

It is no accident at all that the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI made no reference to the centenary of Pascendi Dominci Gregis on September 8, 2007, nearly four years ago now. Ratzinger/Benedict made absolutely no reference on August 15, 2010, to the centenary of Pope Saint Pius X's Notre Charge Apostolique, which was a ringing condemnation of the false philosophy of the Sillon that is of the essence of conciliarism. He has made no reference to the one hundredth anniversary of The Oath Against Modernism on September 1, 1010 (see Witness Against Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism). How could he? He stands condemned by the very words in these documents issued by Pope Saint Pius X. So does the man who ignored the one hundredth anniversary of Papa Sarto's death, Jorge Mario Bergolio, back on August 20, 2014.

The contrast between the Catholicism of Pope Saint Pius X, a defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the confessionally Catholic civil state, and the conciliarism of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has denounced "restorationists" as "Pelagian" and "hard-headed" Pharisees while defending "healthy laicism" and "religious liberty" and the "separation of Church and State, could not be more clear.

Here is the Collect for today's feast in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition: "O God, who for the defense of the Catholic Faith and the restoration of all things in Christ didst fill Saint Pius, Supreme Pontiff, with heavenly wisdom and apostolic courage: grant in Thy loving kindness that by following his teachings and examples we may attain eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever and ever. Amen."

Pope Saint Pius X opposed Modernism. So must we as we refuse any "communion" at all with conciliarism or its false shepherds who are at war with the Catholic Faith. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us!

Finally, I might have a little something on the "Plim Plim" farce by tomorrow morning in between everything else that I am doing at this time that keeps me away from the daily insanity of Jorge and His Fiends, well, at least for a few months.

A blessed Feast Day of Pope Saint Pius X to you all, and a blessed fifty-third anniversary of priestly ordination to Father Louis J. Campbell of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas!

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, UPDATE--THE FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN OF HUNGARY

Although I am consumed with other work now, work that will occupy most of my time for the next few months, at least at it appears now, I was trying to post a brief new article and to republish my reflection on the life of Saint Stephen of Hungary, Christus Rex Esto Perpetua, when I found that I was not able to save it no matter how many times I tried. As the hour is late and I need to get up before dawn, all I can is to link to the article as formatted on the orignal Christ or Chaos website.

It is also my desire to write a brief article on Jorge's soccer game for "peace" that took place yesterday. I will try to do so reasonably soon. For the moment, however, there is a good post on the madness at Novus Ordo Watch Wire. The fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has permitted himself to be portrayed as a cartoon figure with an Argentine cartoon figure named "Plim Plim," who teaches "values" to Argentine children, speaks volumes about the fact that he is a living and breathing cartoon figure of a 1970s Jesuit revolutionary, mouthing one ideological cliche and canard after another.

What's next, teaming up with Pepito and Jose so that the words of Hola Don Peptito, Hola Don Jose are changed to "Hola Don Pepito, Hola Don Jorge" in order to save the coffee beans of Latin America?

The whole counterfeit church of conciliarism is a cartoon filled with figures that are reminiscent of Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, Fearless Leader and Mister Beeg  (BIG), et al, from Rocky the Flying Squirrel and His Friends, aka The Bullwinkle Show.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Today's republished article, ," is to be found below this update.

Those of you who are familiar with my own criticisms of the false opposites of the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" who compose the supposedly "competing" organized crime families that are known by their undercover label, political parties, should read excerpts from a privately circulated column by Rabbi Mayer Schiller, who is a good friend of mine, offering comments on my articles now and again and even doing what the lion's share of the readers have never bothered to do, that is, to send a non-tax-deductible financial gift. The privately circulated column was published Chronicles: A Voice from Internal Exile on the Evil Party, the Stupid Party, and the Futility of Elecetions. Rabbi Schiller knows that I am praying for his conversion to the true Faith. I ask that the readers of this site, however many there are out there while I concentrate on other work these days, to pray a Rosary for this intention. He would make a great champion of the Holy Faith as he sees so many things in the world for what they are in reality, not what our minders want them to appear to be.

Also, a different friend sent me a link to a marvelous post on the Virtue of Modesty: Marylike Modesty Handbook. Those who wrote this handbook are to be commended for doing such a great service to Catholics, no matter where they may fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Finally, speaking of apostasy and betrayal, I will endeavor to have part two of last Sunday's article published this coming Sunday, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Raymond Nonnatus.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Sabina, pray for us.

 

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