On the Feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the Founder of Western Monasticism

It was the best of times, the establishment of Western monasticism by Saint Benedict of Nursia.

It is the worst of times, signified by the apostasies and blasphemies and sacrileges of a false "pope" named Benedict XVI, from April 19, 2005, to February 28, 2013 (see It Is Never Advisable to Die as the Former Head of a False Religion, part oneIt Is Never Advisable to Die as the Former Head of a False Religion, part two, and  It Is Never Advisable to Die as the Former Head of a False Religion, part three), and of one man who blasphemously took the name of Saint Francis of Assisi on March 13, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

This is thus a tale of two Benedicts and one Jorge.

The first Benedict, who attended to the building up of Christendom, Saint Benedict of Nursia, loved the true God of Divine Revelation and hated even the symbols of false religions. His destruction of the idols in the Temple of Apollo on Monte Cassino, which angered the devil, was praised by Pope Saint Gregory the Great and Pope Pius XII, who quoted from the Pope Saint Gregory's biography of Saint Benedict in Fulgens Radiatur, March 21, 1947:

The castle called Cassino is situated upon the side of a high mountain which riseth in the air about three miles so that it seemed to touch the very heavens. On Monte Cassino stood an old temple where Apollo was worshiped by the foolish country people, according to the custom of the ancient heathen. Round about it, likewise grew groves, in which even until that time, the mad multitude of infidels offered their idolatrous sacrifices. The man of God, coming to that place, broke down the idol, overthrew the altar, burnt the groves and of the temple made a chapel of St. Martin; and where the profane altar had stood, he built a chapel of St. John and, by continual preaching converted many of the people thereabout.

But the old enemy, not bearing this silently, did present himself in the sight of the Father and with great cries complained of the violence he suffered, in so much that the brethren heard him, though they could see nothing. For, as the venerable Father told his disciples, the wicked fiend represented himself to his sight all on fire and, with flaming mouth and flashing eyes, seemed to rage against him. And they they all heard what he said, for first he called him by name, and when the make of God would make no answer, he fell to reviling him. And whereas before he cried, "Benedict, Benedict," and saw he could get no answer, then he cried, "Maledict, not Benedict, what hast thou to do with me, and why dost thou persecute me?" (Pope Saint Gregory the Great, The Life of Saint Benedict, republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1995, pp. 24-25.)

Then it was that this holy man saw that the time, ordained by God's providence, had come for him to found a family of religious men and to mold them to the perfection of the Gospels. He began under most favorable auspices. "For in those parts he had gathered together a great many in the service of God, so that by the assistance of Our Lord Jesus Christ he built there 12 monasteries, in each of which he put 12 monks with their Superiors, and retained a few with himself whom he thought to instruct further".

But while things started very favorably, as We said, and yielded rich and salutary results, promising still greater in the future, Our saint with the greatest grief of soul, saw a storm breaking over the growing harvest, which an envious spirit had provoked and desires of earthly gain had stirred up. Since Benedict was prompted by divine and not human counsel, and feared lest the envy which had been aroused mainly against himself should wrongfully recoil on his followers, "he let envy take its course, and after he had disposed of the oratories and other buildings -- leaving in them a competent number of brethren with superiors -- he took with him a few monks and went to another place". Trusting in God and relying on His ever present help, he went south and arrived at a fort "called Cassino situated on the side of a high mountain . . .; on this stood an old temple where Apollo was worshipped by the foolish country people, according to the custom of the ancient heathens. Around it likewise grew groves, in which even till that time the mad multitude of infidels used to offer their idolatrous sacrifices. The man of God coming to that place broke the idol, overthrew the altar, burned the groves, and of the temple of Apollo made a chapel of St. Martin. Where the profane altar had stood he built a chapel of St. John; and by continual preaching he converted many of the people thereabout".

Cassino, as all know, was the chief dwelling place and the main theater of the Holy Patriarch's virtue and sanctity. From the summit of this mountain, while practically on all sides ignorance and the darkness of vice kept trying to overshadow and envelop everything, a new light shone, kindled by the teaching and civilization of old and further enriched by the precepts of Christianity; it illumined the wandering peoples and nations, recalled them to truth and directed them along the right path. Thus indeed it may be rightly asserted that the holy monastery built there was a haven and shelter of highest learning and of all the virtues, and in those very troubled times was, "as it were, a pillar of the Church and a bulwark of the faith". (Pope Pius XII, Fulgens Radiatur, March 21, 1947.)

Thus is it was in the better time of Catholicism that true popes praised Saint Benedict for the destruction of idols and their temples, knowing that they were places of devil worship that God Himself wanted to be eliminated.

The other Benedict, Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, had kind words for false religions, esteemed their symbols with his priestly hands, enters their temples and calls them sacred places. He even went so far ten years ago in God and the World to denounce "Christian hotheads and fanatics who destroyed temples, who were unable to see paganism as anything more than idolatry that had to be radically eliminated." Jorge has outdone Ratzinger/Benedict by leaps and bounds in this regard as a blasphemer without any equal in the world.

The two Benedicts and the one Jorge--and their predecessors--cannot be reconciled on this point with Saint Benedict.

Saint Benedict of Nursia sought to eliminate false worship and its temples.

Simply following the lead of his immediate predecessor, "Saint John Paul II" and paving the way for his very busy, motor mouth successor, Bergoglio, Ratzinger/Benedict XVI  sought to praise them, explaining that it is the "peaceful coexistence of religions" that constitutes "peace" in the world:

VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2009 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican, the Holy Father received the Letters of Credence of eight new ambassadors to the Holy See: Hans Klingenberg of Denmark; Francis K. Butagira of Uganda; Suleiman Mohamad Mustafa of Sudan; Elkanah Odembo of Kenya; Mukhtar B. Tileuberdi of Kazakhstan; Abdul Hannan of Bangladesh; Alpo Rusi of Finland, and Einars Semanis of Latvia.

Addressing the diplomats as a group, the Pope referred to the need for "a just relationship between human beings and the creation in which they live and work" In this context, he underlined the need for "environmental responsibility" because "the continual degradation of the environment constitutes a direct threat to man's survival and his development, and threatens peace among individuals and peoples".

Benedict XVI encouraged the political authorities of the countries the ambassadors represent, and those of all nations, "not only to increase their efforts in favour of environmental protection but also - since the problem cannot be faced only at the national level - to produce proposals and provide encouragement in order to reach vital international agreements that may prove useful and just for all sides".

After then highlighting the importance of "converting or modifying the current development model of our societies", the Pope pointed out that "the Church proposes that this profound change ... be guided by the notion of the integral development of the human person".

"If it is true", said the Holy Father, "that over history religions have often been a factor of conflict, it is also nonetheless true that religions lived according to their profound essence have been, and still are, a force for reconciliation and peace. At this moment in history religions must, through open and sincere dialogue, seek the path of purification in order to conform ever more closely to their true vocation".

"Peaceful coexistence of different religions in each nation is sometimes difficult", he continued. "More than a political problem, this co-existence is a religious problem which lies within the bosom of each one of those traditions. Believers are called to ask God about His will concerning each human situation".  

"For people of faith or people of good will, the resolution of human conflicts and the delicate coexistence of different religious expressions can be transformed into an opportunity for human coexistence within a social order full of goodness and wisdom, the origin and impulse of which lies in God. Such coexistence, respecting the nature of things and the inherent wisdom that comes from God, is called peace", said Pope Benedict.    

"The peace we so long for will not come into being save by the joint action of individuals, who discover the true nature of God, and of leaders of civil and religious society who - respecting the dignity and faith of all people - know how to give religion its noble and authentic role in creating and perfecting the human person. This overall reworking, at once temporal and spiritual, will enable a new beginning towards the peace that God wishes to be universal". (RELIGIONS ARE A FORCE FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION .)

Jorge, about whom the world is all agog at this time, has committed numerous acts of apostasy and has spoken blasphemously and committed sacrileges by entering to temples of false worship and esteeming the adherents of false religions, disregarding open support given by some of their leaders to the chemical and surgical assassination of children and to special "rights" for those engaged in perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Jorge Mario Bergoglio praised false religions on the day of his installation as the sixth "Petrine Minister" of the counterfeit in 2013 in a manner identical to his predecssor, Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, throughout his own false "pontificate," something that was chronicled in endless numbers of articles on this site.

Countless have been the times in which Jorge Mario Bergoglio has reaffirmed adherents of false religions in their falsehoods. 

Countless have been the times in which Jorge Mario Bergoglio has apologized to various groups of non-Catholics for the efforts that had been made by Catholic to convert them to the bosom of Holy Mother Church.  

This is all the work of Antichrist and of a counter-church, and it is remarkable that so many people are willing to blaspheme Holy Mother Church by claiming that she, the spotless, virginal mystical bride of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Spouse, can be associated with heresies, apostasies, blasphemies, sacrileges and other assorted errors that emanate daily from the mouths of conciliar officials, including the capo from Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. 

I mean, what part of the following papal statements is hard to understand in order to accept the simple truth that it is impossible for the hideous work of the conciliar popes and their false church to be that of the Catholic Church?

Just as Christianity cannot penetrate into the soul without making it better, so it cannot enter into public life without establishing order. With the idea of a God Who governs all, Who is infinitely Wise, Good, and Just, the idea of duty seizes upon the consciences of men. It assuages sorrow, it calms hatred, it engenders heroes. If it has transformed pagan society--and that transformation was a veritable resurrection--for barbarism disappeared in proportion as Christianity extended its sway, so, after the terrible shocks which unbelief has given to the world in our days, it will be able to put that world again on the true road, and bring back to order the States and peoples of modern times. But the return of Christianity will not be efficacious and complete if it does not restore the world to a sincere love of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In the Catholic Church Christianity is Incarnate. It identifies Itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of Its blood, and strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been promised it, It makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the commands which it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity. Legitimate dispenser of the teachings of the Gospel it does not reveal itself only as the consoler and Redeemer of souls, but It is still more the internal source of justice and charity, and the propagator as well as the guardian of true liberty, and of that equality which alone is possible here below. In applying the doctrine of its Divine Founder, It maintains a wise equilibrium and marks the true limits between the rights and privileges of society. The equality which it proclaims does not destroy the distinction between the different social classes. It keeps them intact, as nature itself demands, in order to oppose the anarchy of reason emancipated from Faith, and abandoned to its own devices. The liberty which it gives in no wise conflicts with the rights of truth, because those rights are superior to the demands of liberty. Not does it infringe upon the rights of justice, because those rights are superior to the claims of mere numbers or power. Nor does it assail the rights of God because they are superior to the rights of humanity. (Pope Leo XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)

Not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.

The Catholic Church is incapable of being touched by any kind of error, no less heresy, yes, even in her Universal Ordinary Magisterium.

Yet it is that most Catholics alive today have no ability to recognize error for what it is and/or simply do not care, distracted by various bread and circuses and dog and pony shows, including the ongoing farce of naturalism that is based upon the belief that the errors of naturalism can be combated with naturalism, an abject falsehood that our true popes have condemned repeatedly as illogical, irrational and completely at odds with the nature of truth, which makes no terms with error as a foundation of “order.”

Sadder still is the fact that most Catholics born since the conciliar revolution began on October 28, 1958, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, with the emergence of the Rosicrucian Marxist sympathizer, Angelo Roncalli, as “Pope John XXIII,” like the fact that Bergoglio just wants to get along with everyone and that he goes out of his way to reaffirm adherents of false religions in their falsehoods while apologizing for efforts made by Catholics in the past to have sought the conversion of their ancestors to the bosom of Holy Mother Church.

This is how the insidious little capo from Argentina, who hates Catholic doctrine, Catholic liturgy, Catholic moral teaching, and Catholic piety, reaffirmed the members of syncretist group of heretics known as the Neocatechumenal Way on Friday, March 18, 2016, the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide and the Commemorations of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem and Friday in Passion Week, in the heresy that the Catholic Church does not seek new followers:

I stress this point: the Church is our Mother. Just as children carry, imprinted in their faces, a similarity to their mother, we all look like our Mother, the Church. After Baptism we no longer live as isolated individuals, but we have become men and women of communion, and we are called to be operators of communion in the world. Because Jesus not only founded the Church for us, but he founded us as Church.  From her we are born again, she feeds us the Bread of life, from her we receive words of life, and we are forgiven and accompanied home. This is the fruitfulness of the Church, who is Mother: not an organization that seeks followers, or a group that goes ahead following the logic of its ideas, but a mother who transmits the life received from Jesus

This fruitfulness is expressed through the ministry and the guidance of Pastors. The institution is in fact a charisma, because rooted in the same source, which is the Holy Spirit. He is the living water, but the water can continue to give birth only if the plant is well maintained and pruned. Quench your thirst from the fountain, the Spirit, and take care, with delicacy and respect, of the whole ecclesial body, especially the most fragile parts, because all grow together, harmonious and fruitful. (Jorge Denies The Commission that Our Lord Gave to the Apostles on Ascension Thursday.)

This is the work of Antichrist, and a figure of Antichrist cannot sit on the Throne of Saint Peter. Anyone who thinks that addresses such as Bergoglio gave to the Neocatechumenal Way for a review of the errors of the Neocatechumenal Way, which received its final approval in 2012 from the “restorer of Tradition,” Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, please see Truly Frightening to Behold the Willing Refusal to Accept the Truth) three days ago do not bind Catholics are at odds with the scholarly conclusions drawn by the late Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton about the binding nature of everything a true pope causes to be inserted into his Acta Apostolicae Sedis (see Memo from Two Popes and Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton to Bishop Richard Williamson: No One Can Resist a True and Legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.)

And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. (Matthew 28: 16-20.)

Case closed. Bergoglio is an enemy of God and thus of the souls redeemed this very week of weeks by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday to redeem us. He is a friend to no one except the devil. Only the willfully blind refuse to see that this is so.

After all, this man has now authorized two pagan celebrations, one bathed with images of wild beasts that were projected on the Basilica of Saint Peter on December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and other that shrouded the same basilica in darkness on Saturday night, March 19, 2016, the Feast of Saint Joseph and the Commemoration of Saturday in Passion Week (at an hour that, liturgically speaking, Palm Sunday had begun with the chanting of First Vespers), to celebrate the “earth.” (see The Church of Darkness).

This is quite a contrast with Saint Benedict of Nursia, who hated all kinds of paganism and pantheism, heresy, and error. Saint Benedict of Nursia also hated moral dissolution, something that contrasts greatly with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's sanguine acceptance of impurity as a sign of "love" that has "elements" of "true marriage." The readings in Matins for today's Divine Office explain Saint Benedict recoiled from impurity:

Benedict was born of a noble family at Norcia, about the year of our Lord 480, and studied letters at Rome. Desiring to give himself altogether to Christ Jesus, he betook himself to a very deep cave at the place now called Subiaco. In this place he lay hid for three years, unknown to all except the monk Romanus, by means of whom he received the necessaries of life. While he was in the cave at Subiaco, the devil one day assailed him with an extraordinary storm of impure temptation, and to get it under, he rolled himself in brambles till his whole body was lacerated, and the sting of pain drove out the sallies of lust. At last the fame of his holiness spread itself abroad from the desert, and some monks came to him for guidance, but the looseness of their lives was such that they could not bear his exhortations, and they plotted together to poison him in his drink. When they gave him the cup, he made the sign of the Cross over it, whereupon it immediately broke, and Benedict left that monastery, and retired to a desert place alone.

Nevertheless his disciples followed him daily, and for them he built twelve monasteries, and set holy laws to govern them. Afterwards he went to Cassino, and brake the image of Apollo which was still worshipped there, overturned the altar, and burnt the groves. There, in the year 529, he built the Church of St Martin and the little chapel of St John; and instilled Christianity into the townspeople and inhabitants. He grew in the grace of God day by day, so that being endowed with the spirit of prophecy he foretold things to come. When Totila, King of the Goths, heard of it, and would see whether it really were so, he sent his Spatharius before him, with the kingly ensigns and attendance, and feigning himself to be Totila. But as soon as Benedict saw him he said: My son, put off that which thou wearest, for it is not thine. To Totila himself he foretold that he would go to Rome, would cross the sea, and would die after nine years.

Some months before he departed this life, Benedict forewarned his disciples on what day he was to die; and he ordered his grave to be opened six days before he was carried to it. On the sixth day, being the 21st of March, in the year 543, he would be carried into the Church, where he received the Eucharist, and then, in the arms of his disciples, with his eyes lifted up to heaven, and wrapt in prayer, he gave up the ghost. Two monks saw his soul rising to heaven, clothed in a most precious garment, and surrounded with lights, and One of a most glorious and awful aspect standing above, Whom they heard saying This is the way whereby Benedict, the beloved of the Lord, goeth up to heaven. (Matins, Divine Office, Feast of Saint Benedict.)

Also, of course, the Catholic Church does not have “ideas.” She has been endowed with the totality of all the truths that have been deposited solely in her by Our Lord for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication, which, guided by the immutable God the Holy Ghost, who cannot “change” His what is unchangeable, namely, the binding precepts of the Sacred Deposit of Faith.

Here is a reminder as to why this is so:

Hence it is quite impossible [the Modernists assert] to maintain that they [dogmatic statements] absolutely contain the truth: for, in so far as they are symbols, they are the images of truth, and so must be adapted to the religious sense in its relation to man; and as instruments, they are the vehicles of truth, and must therefore in their turn be adapted to man in his relation to the religious sense. But the object of the religious sense, as something contained in the absolute, possesses an infinite variety of aspects, of which now one, now another, may present itself. In like manner he who believes can avail himself of varying conditions. Consequently, the formulas which we call dogma must be subject to these vicissitudes, and are, therefore, liable to change. Thus the way is open to the intrinsic evolution of dogma. Here we have an immense structure of sophisms which ruin and wreck all religion.

It is thus, Venerable Brethren, that for the Modernists, whether as authors or propagandists, there is to be nothing stable, nothing immutable in the Church. Nor, indeed, are they without forerunners in their doctrines, for it was of these that Our predecessor Pius IX wrote: 'These enemies of divine revelation extol human progress to the skies, and with rash and sacrilegious daring would have it introduced into the Catholic religion as if this religion were not the work of God but of man, or some kind of philosophical discovery susceptible of perfection by human efforts.' On the subject of revelation and dogma in particular, the doctrine of the Modernists offers nothing new. We find it condemned in the Syllabus of Pius IX, where it is enunciated in these terms: ''Divine revelation is imperfect, and therefore subject to continual and indefinite progress, corresponding with the progress of human reason'; and condemned still more solemnly in the Vatican Council: ''The doctrine of the faith which God has revealed has not been proposed to human intelligences to be perfected by them as if it were a philosophical system, but as a divine deposit entrusted to the Spouse of Christ to be faithfully guarded and infallibly interpreted. Hence also that sense of the sacred dogmas is to be perpetually retained which our Holy Mother the Church has once declared, nor is this sense ever to be abandoned on plea or pretext of a more profound comprehension of the truth.' Nor is the development of our knowledge, even concerning the faith, barred by this pronouncement; on the contrary, it is supported and maintained. For the same Council continues: 'Let intelligence and science and wisdom, therefore, increase and progress abundantly and vigorously in individuals, and in the mass, in the believer and in the whole Church, throughout the ages and the centuries -- but only in its own kind, that is, according to the same dogma, the same sense, the same acceptation.' (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Yes, the tale of two Benedicts and one Jorge is a tale of contrasts. Saint Benedict of Nursia had an intolerance for all that is taught by conciliarism.

The first, Saint Benedict of Nursia, hated false religions. The second, Benedict XVI, never accepted and his successor, Jorge, does not accept the truth that each false religion is from the devil and was condemned by King David himself in Psalm 95, verse 5:

For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 95: 5)

Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI believed that "peace" is the result of the "coexistence" of false religions with the true religion? So does Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who much likes his predecessors, keeps giving us an endless supply of “keys to peace” that do not involve Christ the King, His Most Blessed Mother’s Fatima Message or seeking with urgency the unconditional of all non-Catholics to the true Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social orde

The conciliar "popes" have believed in and professed heresy. They have made a mockery of the teaching that the Prince of Peace Himself has given to Holy Mother Church to proclaim Him and His true religion alone as the only path to peace in human souls and thus of an authentic peace in the world. They all stand condemned by not only by the example of Saint Benedict of Nursia but by numerous papal teachings, including the following:

Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)

The same applies to the notion of Fraternity which they found on the love of common interest or, beyond all philosophies and religions, on the mere notion of humanity, thus embracing with an equal love and tolerance all human beings and their miseries, whether these are intellectual, moral, or physical and temporal. But Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie in the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in the theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices in which we see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their intellectual and moral improvement as well as for their material well-being. Catholic doctrine further tells us that love for our neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father to all, and goal of the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we are, to the point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.

Indeed, we have the human experience of pagan and secular societies of ages past to show that concern for common interests or affinities of nature weigh very little against the passions and wild desires of the heart. No, Venerable Brethren, there is no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly happiness. . . .

Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body.  (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI went into three synagogues in less than eight years. He said, most blasphemously, that "Jews and Christians pray to the same Lord. Jorge Mario Bergoglio did the same as the conciliar "archbishop" of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on numerous occasions. "Cardinal" Bergoglio was effusive in his praise of the Talmudists, and he has even been more effusive as "Pope Francis."

Ratzinger/Benedict dared to inside of two mosques and spoke outside of another, taking off his shoes at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 30, 2006, and assuming the Mohammedan "prayer" position as he turned in the direction of Mecca at the behest of his Mohammedan host. Bergoglio has, of course, hosted his infamous "prayer for peace" in the Vatican Gardens on June 8, 2014, Pentecost Sunday, and has sent warm messages to Mohammedans before the beginning and at the end of the false holiday known as Ramadan. Curial officials continue  issue an annual "Happy Diwali" to Hindus (see Message to the Hindus on the Feast of Diwali) and an annual "Happy Vesakh" message to Buddhists (see CHRISTIANS AND BUDDHISTS: CARING FOR THE PLANET EARTH). Beroglio's predecessor, Ratzinger/Benedict, has called a mountain in Japan, Mount Hiei, upon which the Tendei sect of the Buddhist devil worshipers gained its first stronghold:


I am glad to greet you and all the religious leaders gathered on the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Summit Meeting on Mount Hiei. I wish also to convey my best wishes to Venerable Eshin Watanabe, and to recall your distinguished predecessor as Supreme Head of the Tendai Buddhist Denomination, Venerable Etai Yamada. It was he who, having participated in the Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on that memorable day of 27 October 1986, initiated the "Religious Summit Meeting" on Mount Hiei in Kyoto in order to keep the flame of the spirit of Assisi burning. I am also happy that Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is able to take part in this meeting.

From the supernatural perspective we come to understand that peace is both a gift from God and an obligation for every individual. Indeed the world’s cry for peace, echoed by families and communities throughout the globe, is at once both a prayer to God and an appeal to every brother and sister of our human family. As you assemble on the sacred Mount Hiei, representing different religions, I assure you of my spiritual closeness. May your prayers and cooperation fill you with God’s peace and strengthen your resolve to witness to the reason of peace which overcomes the irrationality of violence!

Upon you all I invoke an abundance of divine blessings of inspiration, harmony and joyFrom the Vatican, 23 June 2007 (Letter for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Summit.)

Saint Benedict of Nursia would have said or done none of these things. He belonged to a different religion than Benedict XVI and Bergoglio. Saint Benedict of Nursia was a Catholic. The conciliar "popes" are disciples of conciliarism, a branch of the New World Order and its dogmas of "diversity," "tolerance," "religious liberty," and "separation of Church and State." It doesn't get much clearer. The contrast is very sharp.

Bergoglio has reaffirmed Talmudists, Mohammedans, Hindus, Buddhists, Protestants and outright “unbelievers” and atheists in their false views while praying from the Talmud and permitting it and the equally blasphemous Koran to be cited publicly in “prayers for peace.” The only people for whom Jorge Mario Bergoglio, currently conducting his masquerade as “Pope Francis of the Peripheries,” has contempt are those Catholics who seek to defend the honor and majesty of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Holy Trinity against his numerous and manifold violations of the First and Second Commandments.

Such was not the Faith was Saint Benedict of Nursia, who took seriously the honor and glory of God by seeking up to physical smash and demolish false temples and their false idols. Saint Benedict was a Catholic. The conciliar “popes” have been and continue to be apostates even at this time of the “two-headed pope monster.”

Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., a son of Saint Benedict, summarized the Father of Western Monasticism's virtues in The Liturgical Year:

Forty days after the white dove of Cassino had mounted to heaven, Benedict, her glorious  brother, ascended by a bright path to the blissful abode, where they were to be united for ever. Both of them reached the heavenly country during that portion of the year which corresponds to Lent. It frequently happens, however, that St.  Scholastica’s feast is kept before Lent has begun; whereas St. Benedict’s day, the twenty-first of March, always come during the season of penance. God, who is the sovereign Master of time, willed that the faithful, whilst practising their exercises of penance, should always have been their eyes a saint whose example and intercession would inspire them with courage.

With what profound veneration ought to celebrate the festival of  this wonderful saint, who, as St. Gregory says, was filled with the spirit of all the just! If we consider his virtues, we find nothing superior in the annals of perfection presented to us by the Church. Love of God and man, humility, the gift of prayer, dominion over his passions—form him into a masterpiece of the grace of the Holy Cross. Miracles seem to constitute his life: he cures the sick, commands the elements, casts out devils, and raises the dead to life. The spirit of prophecy unfolds futurity in him; and the most intimate thoughts of men are not too distant for the eyes of his mind to scan. These superhuman qualifications are heightened by a sweet majesty, a serene gravity, and a tender charity, which shine in every page of his wonderful life; and it is one of his holiest children who wrote it, St. Gregory the Great. It is this holy Pope and Doctor, who had the honour of telling posterity all the wonders which God vouchsafed to work in His servant Benedict.

Posterity had a right to know the life and virtues of a man, whose salutary influence upon the Church and society has been so observable during the ages of the Christian era. To describe the influence exercised by the spirit of St. Benedict, we should have to transcribe the annals of all the nations of the western Church, from the seventh century down to our own times. Benedict is the father of Europe. By his Benedictines, numerous as the stars of heaven and as he sands of the sea-shore, he rescued the remnants of Roman vigour from the total annihilation threatened by the invasion of barbarians; he presided over the establishment of the public and the private laws of those nations, which grew out of the ruins of the Roman empire; he carried the Gospel and civilization into England Germany, and the northern countries, including Slavonia; he taught agriculture; he put an end to slavery; and to conclude, he saved the precious deposit of the arts and sciences from the tempest which would have swept them from the world, and would have left mankind a prey to a gloomy and fatal ignorance.

And Benedict did all this by that little book which we call his Rule. This admirable code of Christian perfection and prudence disciplined the countless legions of religious, by whom the holy patriarch achieved all these prodigies. During the ages which preceded the promulgation of this rule, so wonderful in its simple eloquence, the monastic life in the western Church had produced some few saintly men; but there was nothing to justify the hope that this kind of life would become, even more than it had been in the east, the principal means of the Christian regeneration and civilization of so many nations. Once this rule was written all others gradually give place to it, as the stars are eclipsed with the sun has risen. The west was overspread with monasteries; and from those monasteries flowed upon Europe all those blessings which have made it the privileged quarter of the globe.

An incredible number of saints, both men and women, who look up to Benedict as their father purify and sanctify the world, which had not emerged from the state of semi-barbarism. A long series of Popes who once had been novices in the Benedictine cloister, preside over the destinies of this new world, and form for it a new legislation which, being based exclusively on the moral law, to avert the threatening prevalence of brutal despotism. Bishops innumerable, trained in the same school of Benedict, consolidate the moral legislation in the provinces and cities over which they are appointed. The apostles of twenty barbarous nations confront their pierce and savage tribes, and, with the Gospel in one hand and the rule of their holy father in the other, lead them into the fold of Christ. For many centuries, the learned men, the doctors of the Church, and the instructors of youth, belong, almost exclusively, to the Order of the great patriarch, who, by the labours of his children, pours forth on the people the purest beauty of light and truth. This choir of heroes in every virtue, of Popes, of bishops, of apostles, of holy doctors, proclaiming themselves as his disciples, and joining with the universal Church in glorifying that God, whose holiness and power shine forth so brightly in the life and actions of Benedict—what a corona, what an aureola of glory for one to have! (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Lent, pp. 431-434.)

How said it is that Europe, which owes so much to Saint Benedict, has fallen into barbarous, pagan and superstitious ways as a result of the twin assaults that have been waged against Christendom by the Protestant/Judeo-Masonic anti-Incarnational world of Modernity and the false conciliar religion that has made its peace with all that is of the devil.

It is thus useful once again to remind one and all that no one can remain silent in the face of blasphemies uttered against God as have been uttered by the other Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and his successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, blasphemies that which Saint Benedict of Nursia would have never tolerated at all in his holy life of prayer and work:

But it is vain for them to adopt the name of catholic, as they do not oppose these blasphemies: they must believe them, if they can listen so patiently to such words. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, Epistle XIV, To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica, St. Leo the Great | Letters 1-59 )

As we pray our Rosaries today, let us remember that we must make reparation for our own sins and those of others, especially for those of the conciliarists that have so offended Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and so wounded and confused the souls for whom shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood. May we use this Third Week of Lent to intensify our own prayers and penances and good works, giving all freely to Our Lord's Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, making sure to keep Our Lady's Fatima Message in our own homes, enthroned as they should be to the these twin hearts of matchless love, as best we can during this era of apostasy and betrayal.

The concluding part of Dom Prosper Gueranger's prayer teaches us to ask Saint Benedict, who died in Lent, to have the same kind of love for this holy season's austerities that he possessed and exemplified:

Lastly, O blessed favourite of God, pray for all the faithful of Christ during these days which are consecrated to the thoughts and works of penance. It was in the midst of the holy austerities of Lent that thou didst mount to the abode of everlasting delight; ah! help us Christians, who are at this very time, in the same campaign of penance. Rouse our courage by thy example and precepts. Teach us to keep down the flesh, and to subject it to the spirit, as thou didst. Obtain for us a little of thy blessed spirit, that, turning away from this vain world, we may think on the eternal years. Pray for us, that our hearts may never love, and our thoughts never dwell on, joys as fleeting as are those of time.

Catholic piety invokes thee as one of thy patrons, as well as one of the models, of a dying Christian. It love to tell men of the sublime spectacle thou didst present at thy death, when sanding at the foot of the altar, learning on the arms of thy disciples, and barely touching the earth with thy feet, thou didst give back, in submission and confidence, thy soul to its Creators. Obtain for us, dear saint! a death courageous and sweet as was thine. Drive from us, at our last hour, the cruel enemy who will seek to ensnare us. Visit us by thy presence, and leave us not till we have breathed forth our soul into the bosom of God who has made thee so glorious a saint (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Lent,  pp. 444-445.)

The Immaculate Heart of Mary will indeed triumph in the end.  The lords of Modernity and of Modernism will be converted or vanquished. May we ask Our Lady to send us all the graces that we need to persevere until the end of our own lives, begging also the help of her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, who has himself been blasphemed in recent days by a pro-abortion "Catholic" who remains in perfectly good standing in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, a place where Saint Benedict of Nursia would be considered a "hothead" and an "intolerant reactionary" rather than a faithful disciple of Christ the King.

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Scholastica, pray for us.

Saint Maurus, pray for us.

Saint Placidus, pray for us.

Saint Augustine of Cantebury, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory VII, pray for us.

Saint Hildegard, pray for us.

Saint Gertrude the Great, pray for us.

Saint Bede the Venerable, pray for us.

Saint Mechtilde, pray for us.

Saint Frances of Rome, pray for us.

Saint Romuald, pray for us.

Saint Henry the Emperor, pray for us.

Saint Boniface, pray for us.

Saint Anselm, pray for us.