Reflections for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

First, an original commentary, The Conciliar Church and Its Falsehoods Will Be But A Bad Memory One Day, was published late yesterday afternoon (and a few my ubiquitous typorgraphical errors have been corrected).

Four older reflections, each of which has been revised slightly, are being called to your attention on this Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:

 
 
 
 
The first of the reflections on the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus listed just above was written last year, and it emphasizes the need to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus for the crimes of this wicked age--and, of course, for our own many sins.
 
We must never permit anything distract us from the glories of this great feast day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which falls this year on the  fourth Friday of the Month of June, the month of the Sacred Heart, as the Vigil of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist is commemorated.
 
How can we be as ungrateful and as indifferent as we are in the face of the great, tender mercies that have been showered upon us by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, formed out of and beating as one with the Immaculate Heart of Mary? We must use this feast and its octave to increase our ardor for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
 
A marvelous reflection, written by Father Francois Charmot, S.J., in In Retreat With the Sacred Heart summarizes the Trinitarian nature of the love that flows out for us from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:
 
"If I did not have some knowledge of the Heart of Jesus, how little would I realize the love of the Father! "But, looking upon the pierced Heart of the Incarnate Word, I can say with assurance: blessed be Thou, O Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who, in Him, has heaped upon us all Thy spiritual blessings! "Before the creation of the world Thou hast chosen us in Jesus, in order that we may be holy with Him, through the love of the blessed Trinity. "Thy Son is charity, as Thou, Father, art charity. "He is all charity, as thou art all charity. ""The charity of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is the same, equal in Three Persons. There are not three charities, but one singe coeternal love. "With what love I have been loved infinitely, neither more nor less by Thee, Father, than by the Son and by Thy Holy Spirit, since before the creation of the world! "If I believe that Jesus loves me, I believe that His Father loves me just as much, and it is Thy Word who declares to me that Thou, Father, and Thy Holy Spirit wish to dwell in me. "All those whom the Heart of Jesus loved: His disciples, the children, the sinners, the diseased, the poor, the humble, the persecuted. "Thou, Father, also loved them with the same love. "The Blessed Virgin was loved no less by Thee than by Thy Son, her Son, and by Thy Spirit. "O Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, blessed be Thou for having foreordained that we should be Thy Sons in thine only begotten Son, sons of adoption through Thy Son incarnate. "Thou hast willed, by this gracious predestination, that the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son should make us sharers in the love of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. "For this Heart encompasses all that the charity of the Three Persons could communicate from its Fire to the Incarnate Word. "In this Heart we possess by heritage such an effusion of the Holy Spirit, such a furnace of love, such an ocean of mercy, such an outpouring of tenderness, that it is impossible to imagine any others in some perfect creature which would be closer to infinite charity. "That is why, O Father, we know thy love through the Heart of Jesus. "Kind Father, kindest of Fathers, incomparably kind Father, Thou hast willed that through the pierced Heart of Thy Son, we should know the extent of Thy charity, Thy goodness, Thy paternity, Thy longanimity, Thy mercy, Thy pardon, Thine eternal remission of sin. "And when this Heart which has so loved men–even to the shedding of all Its blood for them–finally ceased to beat, the death of Thy Son bore witness, even as the sacrifice of His Father who had delivered Him, that the love of the Three Persons for us outweighs the very life of the Man-God. st of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the whole world, and that Pope Pius XI elevated its rank to a double of the first class with an octave: "At length, in the year 1765, the Supreme Pontiff Clement XIII approved the Mass and Office in honour of the mos"Through the pierced Heart of Thy Son, O infinitely good Father, grant me the grace to believe implicitly in Thy love, to love Thee as a Son, as Thy Son Jesus, who abandoned Himself to Thee in the agony and on the cross in utter helplessness and total destitution, solely because Thou were His Father."(Father Francois Charmot, S.J., In Retreat With the Sacred Heart, The Newman Press, 1956, pp. 16-18.)
 
The followng bief history, contained in Pope Pius XI's Caritate Christi Compulsi, May 3, 1932, and contained in today's Divine Office, explains Holy Mother Church's institution and then extension of the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that Our Lord specifically requested Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque to make possible:

But, in order to establish fully and entirely the worship of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and to spread the same throughout the whole world, God himself chose as his instrument a most humble virgin from the order of the Visitation, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, who even in her earliest years already had a burning love for the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and to whom Christ the Lord had very many times appeared, and was pleased to make known the riches and the desires of his divine Heart. 

The most famous of these appearances was that in which Jesus revealed himself to her in prayer before the blessed Sacrament, showed her his most Sacred Heart, and, complaining that in return for his unbounded love, he met with nothing but outrages and ingratitude from mankind, he ordered her to concern herself with the establishment of a new feast, on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi, on which his Heart should be venerated with due honor, and that the insults offered him by sinners in the Sacrament of love should be expiated by worthy satisfaction.

But there is no one who does not know how many and how great were the obstacles which the handmaid of God experienced, in carrying out the commands of Christ: but, endowed with strength by the Lord himself, and actively aided by her pious spiritual directors, who exerted themselves with an almost unbelievable zeal, up to the time of her death she never ceased faithfully to carry out the duty entrusted to her by heaven.

At length, in the year 1765, the Supreme Pontiff Clement XIII approved the Mass and Office in honor of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus; and Pius IX extended the feast to the universal Church, From then on the worship of the most Sacred Heart, like an overflowing river, washing away all obstacles, has poured itself over the whole earth, and, at the dawn of the new century, Leo XIII, having proclaimed a jubilee, decided to dedicate the whole human race to the most Sacred Heart. 

This consecration was actually carried out with solemn rites in all the churches of the Catholic world, and brought about a great increase of this devotion, leading not only nations but even private families to it, who in countless numbers dedicated themselves to the Divine Heart, and submitted themselves to its royal sway. 

Lastly, the Sovereign Pontiff Pius XI, in order that, by its solemnity, the feast might answer more fully to the greatly widespread devotion of the Christian people, raised the feast of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus to the rite of a double of the first class, with an octave; and moreover, that the violated rights of Christ, the supreme King and most loving Lord, might be repaired, and that the sins of the nations might be bewailed, he ordered that annually, on that same feast-day, there should be recited an expiatory form of prayer in all the churches of the Christian world.
(Pope Pius XI, Caritate Christi Compulsi, May 3, 1932.) 

A blessed Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you all! Let us never be ungrateful or indifferent to the tender mercies shown us by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let our own hearts fly unto these tender mercies through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
 
Cor Iesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.
 
Cor Iesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.
 
Cor Iesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.
 
Our Lady of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
 
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

The Conciliar Church and Its Falsehoods Will Be But A Bad Memory One Day

The Argentine Apostate does not believe that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Obviously, Our Lord is not truly present in the false liturgical rites of concilairism. Granted. However, the official teaching of this false religious sect is that Our Lord is so present. Bergoglio does not believe this is so. If he did, you see, he would speak about the Blessed Sacrament and act in front of what is purported to be Our Lord in His Real Presence differently.

This commentary explains why this is so

I am sorry for the delay in the completion of this commentary.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

Saint Paulinus of Nola, pray for us.

Given all the myraid problems that have arisen in recent days, including additional ones with our minivan that were detected at an oil change facility late yesterday afternoon, my effort to complete a reflection for this Octave Day of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi is going to have to be suspended for the time being. I will, however, return to the task later today in the hope to have it posted this evening before revising several reflections for tomorrow's feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

The Feast of Saint Paulinus of Nola is commmorated today. Here is but a brief quote from Saint Paulinus on why God has so arranged things as to make some dependent upon others:

"God almighty could have made all men equally rich in worldly goods from the very first day of  birth, so rich that no one would be dependent upon another.  But He did not do it in order to test the hearts of men.  He created the poor to make merciful, He created the helpless to put the powerful on trial." (Saint Paulinus of Nola.) 

Check back early this evening for today's reflection. 

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

Sant Paulinus of Nola, pray for us.

Saint Aloysius, Please Help Us To Be As Pure and Innocent As Thee

Today's revised article is but a brief reflection on the short but extraordinary life of sanctity lived by Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, a great lover of the Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady. Saint Aloysius was intensely united to the sufferings that Our Lord endured in His Passion and Death, offering up his own sufferings prior to death, sufferings that he contracted as a result of helping a man with the plague in Rome, in union with that of Our Lord's own Passion and Death.

Saint Aloysius was also devoted to the angels, which makes sense as he had an angelic purity of his own. We need to invoke his holy intercession to help us to have as a pure a heart as he did as we attempt to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own sins, especially any and all against Holy Purity. As it was at Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York, where I learned the truths of the Catholic Faith as they were taught with clarity by the Reverend Sisters of Mercy (and one lay teacher, Miss Greta McCarthy, a young Irish immigrant who knew the Holy Faith very well, who became Mrs. Greta Foley after the end of the 1961-1962 school year; she died in 2012), I owe Saint Aloysius so very much. I have been devoted to him from the time that I entered Kindergarten in September of 1956.

An original article was supposed to be published today. Alas, we had plumbing problems inside of the house yesterday that were most unexpected, and those problems arose ust a few hours before our 2008 minivan's radiator decided to cause a few problems of its own. We thank Our Lord for our crosses each of which has been perfectly fashioned for us by his loving hand from all eternity for His greater honor and glory as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

It would be helpful for those who are able to make a non-tax-deductible financial gift at this time to do so. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.

Jorge and The Ba'al Bunch of Idolaters

Although there was a very good post at Novus Ordo Watch Wire about a pan-religious project known as "The Elijah Initiative," I did think it useful to provide my own brief commentary on the subject. A bit of mockery is used in this commentary to mock the mockers of the Holy Faith. (The commentary has been renamed.)

Finally, a brief request for non-tax-deductible donations was posted on Satuday. The need is urgent for such donations from those who support the work of this site and have the financial wherewithal to do so, noting that this appeal exempts those who have given this month as there is enough of a readership, albeit admittedly small, to make such appeals unnecessary if more readers would make regular non-tax-deuctible financial gifts.

Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Juliana Falconieri, pray for us.

Saints Gervase and Protase, pray for us

 

Overthrow the Social Reign of Christ the King, Live In A World Awash In Hatred and Blood, part two

Once again, a delay in posting new articles means nothing other than the next original article is a work-in-progress. This is especially the case when a great deal of transcription is necessary,

The concluding part of this two-part series contrasts the zeal of King Saint Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon for the cause of Christ the King and His Most Blessed Mother with the zeal of naturalists for their own self-interests.

Finally, time does not permit the updating of the donations page (I can't even remember when I updated it last). However, there is a need for non-tax-deductible financial gifts at this time. Eighty percent of one such gift a few days ago went to pay bills, and there are more bills to be paid in the coming week. Thanks in advance for your generosity and support.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

King Saint Ferdinand III, pray for us.

Overthrow the Social Reign of Christ the King, Live In A World Awash In Hatred and Blood, part one

This is a a brief commentary on the shooting of the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Steven Scalise (R-Louisiana), a Catholic, and four other people (a Congressional aide, two Capitol Police officers, a lobyist for Tyson Foods) by a "Bernie Bro" by the name of James Hodgkinson.

A world that know not is true King will be awash in hatred of Him and thus of His rational creatures for whose salvation He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friay. 

With prayers for the recovery of Representative Scalise and the others who were wounded, may be never cease in our efforts to make reparation for our own sins and those of the world by offering up everything all of our prayers, works and sufferings to the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, making sure to pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

Saints Vitus, Crescentia and Modestus, pray for us.

All Adoration, Praise and Thanksgiving Be Given to Our Eucharistic King

Today is the great Feast of Corpus Christi. This article, written a long time ago now and slightly revised over the years, is an exhortation to the readers of this site to spend more and more time in adoration before Our Beloved before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament if this is at all possible in your area.

Adoration is the first end of prayer, including the perfect prayer that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ becomes Incarnate under the appearances of bread and wine when a men man, uttering mere words over the elements of the earth, calls Him down from Heaven. We must adore God with our whole mind, soul, heart, body and strength. To spend time before the Most Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a foretaste of Heavenly glories. Our goal in life is to behold the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in the company of Our Lady, Saint Joseph, our Guardian Angels (each of whom beholds the Beatific Vision as he tries to guide us home to Heaven!), our patron saints and all of the members of the Church Triumph, whose ranks we hope and pray will include our dearest and nearest relatives and friends. We must make time for the foretaste of Heavenly glories by means of profound Eucharistic Adoration in this life is we want to enjoy the glories of Heaven itself for all eternity.

There are infused graces that are flooded into the souls of those who spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, those souls who are conscious of the need to make reparation for their sins as they give thanksgiving to God for all of the favors, both spiritual and temporal, they have received and who recognize the need to petition God for the favors we need, both spiritual temporal, starting with an earnest petition each day that we be given the grace to have a holy and sacramentally-provided-for death. Our Lord stands ready to send us this infusion of graces through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, who is mystically with us when we pray before her Divine Son’s Real Presence. All we need to do is to arrange our lives in such a way as to make time for prayer before Our Eucharistic King and Lord.

We must, of course, be conscious of our need to get to the Sacrament of Penance on a weekly basis, if possible, of course,in order that our reception of Our Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in Holy Communion will be worthy and fervent. The frequent, devout and worthy reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion gives strength even to those souls who have been steeped in one sin after another, those souls who have perhaps surrendered all too readily to the devil’s attacks upon them over the years:

And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. (Isaias 1: 18-19.)

We must ask Our Lady on this great feast day of Corpus Christi, which, of course, is celebrated as an Octave in those chapels that use the Missal of Saint Pius V before it was “reformed” by the revolutionary efforts of Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli in the 1950s, to help give us more and more graces to recognize the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, beats for with great love in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

We must ask Our Lady to help us approach the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart with such fervor and devotion that we will consider it as a great loss if ever there is a day we are unable to get a true offering of Holy Mass and unable to spend at least some time with her Divine Son, Who is the Prisoner of Love in tabernacles today just as He was the Prisoner of her Virginal and Immaculate Womb from the time of His Incarnation to the day of His Nativity.

Today should be devoted entirely to gratitude to Eucharistic King for the great gift of Himself in Holy Communion and our ability worship Him in His Real Presence even though He sitteth at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. What a mystery of love. Words fail.

A blessed Feast of Corpus Christi to you all!

The next original article on this site, which is a commentary on yesterday’s tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, should be posted within the hour.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

Saints Vitus, Crescentia and Modestus (whose feast is suppressed today), pray for us. 

Saint Basil the Great: "Perhaps You Have Not Met A Catholic Bishop Before"

Today's republished article, which was written seven years ago now and revised last in 2015, attempts to draw comparisons between Saint Basil the Great's battles with the Arians and our own battles with the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their apologists. I had forgotten, prior to re-reading the article, just how many little nuggets from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are contained in its text. Here is one just nugget:

"Peace is just what Basil desired as much as anybody; but the peace for which he would give his life could be only that true peace left to the Church by our Lord. What he so vigorously exacted on the grounds of faith proceeded solely from his very love of peace. And therefore, as he himself tells us, he absolutely refused to enter into communion with those narrow-minded men who dread nothing so much as a clear, precise expression of dogma; in his eyes their captious formulas and ungraspable shiftings were but the action of hypocrites, in whose company he would scorn to approach God's altar. As to those miserably misled, 'Let the faith of our fathers be proposed to them with all tenderness and charity; if they will assent thereunto, let us receive them into our midst; in other cases, let us dwell with ourselves alone, regardless of numbers; and let us keep aloof from equivocating souls, who are not possessed of that simplicity without guile, indispensably required in the early days of the Gospel from all who would approach to the the faith. The believers, so it is written, had but one heart and one soul. Let those, therefore, who would reproach us for not desiring pacification, mark well who are the real authors of the disturbance and so not point the question of reconciliation on our side any more.'"(Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)

The authors of disturbance today are not those of us who point out the errors, blasphemies and sacrileges of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but those who are silent about and/or enable these offenses, a silence that prevails these days among so many "conservative" and "traditionally-minded" priests and presbyters in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

The next article should appear tomorrow, and it will provide rather extensive commentary on the effort of “deep state” operatives to overthrow last year’s election as demonstrated by the remarkable turn of events represented by Attorney General Jefferson Sessions’ testimony yesterday. This does not mean that I have changed my mind about President Donald John Trump. Of course not. However, there is an effort to throw him out of office based on false accusations. This is the sort of madness that must occur when men do not fear the judgment that Christ the King will render upon their immortal souls after they die and who thus rule according to their false “lights” rather than as vice-regents of the King of Kings Himself.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Bernie Sanders Makes America Safer For Atheism

The title is self-explanatory.

Actually, Bernard John Sanders is but the product of Americanism, which has been used by the adversary as the means to make the United States of America safe for Talmudism and for all other false religions while making it manifestly unsafe for believing Catholics.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

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