On the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a short reflection on the feast day, which is followed by an appendix including the description of the Presentation of Our Lady as found in The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God.

An original article should appear tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Cecilia, as I work on two different book projects and prepare for more medical tests on the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

Finally, please pray for a former student of mine who turns fifty years of age today and for a friend of ours on Long Island who turns sixty-eight years of age today. Thank you.

Our Lady, Ark of the New Covenant, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

 

Take Devotion to Saint Philomena Seriously

This is the sequel to "Take Chest Pain Seriously." 

A republished reflection on Saint Elizabeth of Hungary can be found by scrolling below.

Thank you for your prayers, which I ask you to continue so that the results of gastrointestinal tests may be as good as those of the heart catheterization on Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us,

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: Suffering at the Hands of Her Own Family

This is a republished reflection on the suffering endured by the very first member of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who suffered much at the hands of her family members and even at the hands of the poor whose welfare she provided so generously when her husband, Louis, was the Landgrieve of Thuringia.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us.

Take Chest Pain Seriously

The title of this brief commentary is self-explanatory.

At the insistence of my cardiologist, the heart catheterization has been moved up to tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, and the colonoscopy postponed until I recover the heart catheterization. I know that the catheterization is a very serious procedure that will involve a good deal of pain and some time for recovery. It is with this in mind that I ask readers to understand that work on this site, which has been more or less in abeyance for the lsat few weeks, may come to a halt for a while.

All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you. Save souls!

Thank you for your prayers.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Albert the Great, pray for us.

Saint Jospaphat Kuncewicz Laid Down His Life To Do What Conciliarism Forbids

As my week is consumed with medical examinations, the best that I am able to do for you today is to rework some older material to contrast the heroic martydom of Saint Josephat, who was killed by the Orthodox in revenge for his having converted the son of a prince, with the absolute prohbition of his holy work by the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

I am working on another article that I hope to complete upon my return home tonight.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Jospahat, pray for us.

Nota Bene, Blase Cupich: Believing Catholics Prefer Death to Apostasy

[Late November 12, 2017, Update: Saving the details for another time as I am rather exhausted at the moment, I received word on Friday, November 10, 2017, the Feast of Saint Andrew Avellino and the Commemoration of Saints Respicious, Tryphon and Nympha, about the results of the echocardiogram and the chemically-induced nuclear stress test that I had taken a week earlier. Scarring on the back of my heart was discovered, meaning that, as the nurse who called me with the results said, an "event" had occurred at some point. Such an "event," about which I received no notification from Google on the "upcoming events" update, was what is called in layman's terms a "silent heart attack." A heart catheterization will take place on Monday November 27, 2017, the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and there are additional tests in the coming week. It is a great blessing to know that one's Particular Judgment may come upon one more suddenly than not, and this will be the theme of my next commentary, which has been begun but is not yet ready to be posted.

[In the meantime, I beg the prayers who still access this site and, of course, renew my request for non-tax-deductible financial gift while, at the same time, thanking those who sent donations in the past week. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. San Diego of Alcala, pray for us.]

Mr. Blase Cupich, the uber-Modernist who is the conciliar "archbishop" of Chicago, Illionis, explained in an address last month that Catholics had to let go of their "cherished beliefs."

Medical appointments notwithstanding, time was made to dispatch Cupich's sophisms that are repugnant to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, condemned solemly by the authority of Holy Mother Church and harmful the eternal and temporal good of souls.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Be Not Agitated in the Midst of the Chaos

This commentary deals with some of the madness extant in our mad, mad, mad, mad world of naturalism.

As one who wrote up in excess of over two hundred articles, if not more, about the Clintons and their criminal ways in the 1990s during my years with The Wanderer, it is simply amazing to me that any rational person could think that they were finally be brought to the bar of justice in this world. While they will be face the bar of Divine Justice when they die, there is no sense getting agitated about how they get away with breaking the laws of God and the just laws of men as the most important thing that we can do is to pray for their conversion—and for that of the nation itself—to the true Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there is no true social order. 

It is precisely because we will face the same bar of Divine Justice at the moment we die that we have to make reparation for our sins against the laws of God and the just laws of men by offering up all that we do to the throne of the Most Blessed Trinity as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.

As so much is unknown about Devin Patrick Kelley, who, it appears, believed in some kind of Protestantism despite his thoroughly Irish Catholic name, a commentary on yesterday’s tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas, will wait for a few days. There are several other articles that need to be completed, and I intend to work on those as time permits tomorrow and Wednesday (it’s off for more medical tests today; non-tax-deductible financial gifts remain a matter of urgency).

Pray for the souls of those killed and for the needs of their survivors, remembering as well those who were wounded. Indeed, make it a point at the beginning of every day to pray for all those who have died, are dying or will die by the end of that day. We are all at risk in a land where the most-at-risk—the innocent preborn—are snuffed out at a rate of around 3500 per day. May God have mercy on us all.

 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Highlighted From 2016: Conciliarism: The Most Dangerous, Destructive and Corrupt Force on the Face of the Earth

The conciliar Vatican gave its "stamp of approval" to Martin Luther with the issuance of Lumen Gentium, November 21, 1964, and they have been reaffirming that stamp of approval ever since.

Preface with a few new comments, an older from a year ago is being highilighted as a way of demonstrating the conciliar affinity for Luther and his heresies. There is no need to reivent the wheel.

There will be no article until Sunday as this is the day that I must drive some distance for an echo-cardiogram and then have the chemically-induced nuclear stress test before paying the chiropractor a visit for the penance known as my back. My sins deserve the penance. Deo gratias! All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you. Save souls!

Finally, given the curent expenses, there remains a need to ask readers of this site who support its work and have the whereithal financialy to make a non-tax-deductible financial gift to to do rather promptly. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for s.

Win Friends For Life--Eternal Life! Pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

One of ways in which we can practice true Charity is to remember the Poor Souls every day in our prayers. Terrible, terrible sinner that I am, one of my devotions has long been to the Poor Souls. To help the Poor Souls repay the debt that they can no longer pay for themselves is to acquire friends for eternity who will help us at the moment of our own deaths. Charity to the Poor Souls can help to undo our own lack of charity to others in this passing, mortal vale of tears. This is indeed the month of the Poor Souls. Let us show them our due attention each and every day of the year, especially in this month of November.

Remember, of course, that from noon yesterday through midnight of the Commemoration of All Souls today, the Catholic faithful, as often as they visit a church or to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Holy Mother Church may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, under the usual conditions of making a good Confession within a week before or after, worthily receiving Holy Communion within the week and having the right intention of heart. This is called the Toties Quoties Indulgence. 

Work on the next article continues. It is my hope to be done with it later today, November 2, 2017, as tomorrow is the day of the chemically-induced nuclear stress test and cardiogram. That will pretty much eat up the day on the First Friday of the month.

Finally, this would be a pretty nice time for a few more of those who do read this site and have not previously made a non-tax-deductible financial gift to us to do so. This is an euphemistic way of saying that such gifts are very much needed now.  I thank the three people who did so yesterday, All Saints Day, and I will write thank you notes later today as I returned home from the appointment with the cadiologist yesterday at a late hour.

Thank you. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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