Saint Wenceslaus: King of Bohemia and Humble Servant of Christ the King

Today is the feast of the great Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, who was murdered by his own brother, who hated the fact that that he, King Wenceslaus, was everything that he, Boleslaus, hated, namely, pious and devoted, a servant of Christ the King, a just ruler who ruled to advance the common temporal good in light of man's Last End. Boleslaus hated the fact that his brother, our dear saint, loved the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and baked the Eucharistic bread with his own hands. This should give us pause for reflection in our own circumstances today when so many of our own relatives and one-time friends and acquaintances might hate us simply for being Catholic, no less Catholics who try, despite our sins and failings, to adhere to everything taught by Holy Mother Church from time immemorial. Saint Wenceslaus was a king who was prostrate before THE King, Christ the King, in life who adores him in Heaven face to face. 

I have no less than two different professional publishers working on fixing the formatting problems in my forthcoming book,"To Live in the Light of Eternity, Volume 1." Stay tuned. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

We Must Do No Less Than the North American Martyrs

Today, Thursday, September 26, 2019, is the Feast of the North American Martyrs, the eight Jesuits who gave up their lives for the Holy Faith in what are now parts of Canada and upstate New York between 1642 and 1649, and the Commemoration of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.

This brief reflection speaks volumes about the contrast between the life and martyrdom of the eight men killed between 1642 and 1649 and the conciliar "saints". Each of the North American Martyr (Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, Jean Lalande, Gabriel Lalemant, Noel Chabanel, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, and John de Brebeuf) shed their blood to Catholicize the upper reaches of North America. They were not interested in "inculturating" the Catholic liturgy with the pagan superstitions and barbaric practices of the Iroquois. They were concerned only about attempting to convert the heathens to the true Faith and to plant the seeds for the conversion of the land in which their noble missionary work had taken them.

Can we do any less than they?

We must seek to "keep it Catholic" at all times as we seek to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America.

I continue to deal with the frustraing process of getting my next book uploaded for publication. The sticking point has been the size of the cover, and I drove to a print shop yesterday in an attempt to resolve this problem. The man who worked on the project has over forty-three years of experience in graphics and printing. Thus far, however, it appears that each of three different sizes he prepared with great care are being rejected, thus thwarting the book's publication. This is penance, and it is penance that I must embrace as I continue to solve this "issue" once and for all. Obviously, this is all very consuming.

Finally, the impeachment circus is in town. I will write about this circus in a few weeks when some of its acts have been performed. Here is a prediction, however: IF President Donald John Trump is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, the final vote tally in the United States Senate will be around sixty to sixty-four votes in favor of conviction, seven to three votes shy of removal the president from office. A lot of Republicans are tired of the president, and they are more than willing to ditch him.

No matter what happens, however, this is all a side show that demonstrates yet again the simple truth that  .

Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us!

Saint Rene Goupil, S,J.,  pray for us.

Saint John Lalande, S,J., pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, S.J.,  pray for us.

Saint John De Brebeuf, S.J., pray for us.

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.

 

On the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom

Given the work that I have been doing on my newest book project, original articles are at a standstill for a little while longer. 

Indeed, I have come to the difficult and vexing problem of formatting the text of my forthcoming book, To Live in the Light of Eternity, Volume 1, and have to deal with the problems posed by page margins and the coordination of the pagination provided by the Table of Contents. Such technical matters may be quite easy for some. They are very difficult for this simpleton. It is my hope, though, to spend most of the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, Tuesday, September 24, 2019, resolving these matters as the book itself is ready for publication.

Thus, you see, I have been very busy. There is as of yet, however, nothing tangible to present to readers at this time despite the work of recent days.

What I can present you, however, is a brief, republished reflection on the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom.

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.

 

Saint Matthew the Apostle: From Caesar's Collector of Tribute to God's Collector of Souls

Today is the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called Levi from his duties as a collector of tribute for Caesar to follow Him. Levi quit his position as a tax collector to become a collector of souls for God and His true Church. Saint Matthew wrote His Gospel to convince his fellow Jews to accept Our Lord as the Divine Redeemer and to convert to the true Faith, Catholicism.

This is quite a contrast with the work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who esteems Talmudic Judaism as an instrument of "justice" although it denies the Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and wages warfare upon those who seek to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King, to say nothing of the fact that many of its rabbis,including his pal Abraham Skorka, support abortion and perversity under cover of the civil law. Quite a difference. It's the difference between fidelity and apostasy, between Catholicism and conciliarism.

The first of several book projects that are being prepared concurrently with each other is nearing publication. These projects are occupying my time, which is why original articles will be scarce for a while. The time, I believe, for websites such as this one to remain visible online is quite limited. There will come a time, especially after either the 2020 or 2024 elections, when more formal, state-sponsored, censorship will accompany the corporate censorship of the Silicon Valley stooges of Georoge Soros.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

Reflections on the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September

Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September and the commemorations of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and of Saint Nicomedes.

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?

The next original article to be posted on this site is almost done. Indeed, it has been formatted for posting. However, although there is not much work to do on it, there is just enough to delay until late this afternoon. Another, briefer commentary should appear on Sunday. Thank you,

Finally, please remember the soul of the late Father John Joseph Sullivan, who was my seminary professor at Holy Apostles Seminary in the 1983-1984 academic year, on this day, which would have been his one hundred second birthday had he not died in May of 2000.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Saint Nicomedes, pray for us.

By This Sign We Will Conquer

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?

Hail, O Holy Cross! Hail!

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

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

The Holy Name of Mary Must Be On Our Lips at All Times

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 ever be on our lips, 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.

A blessed Feast of the Holy Name of Mary to you all!

Sweet Name of Mary, be our salvation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

 

Jorge Appoints More Judases to Attack the Faith and "Redefine" Life Itself

At long last, I present to you a very long commentary that dissects one of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s many fellow Judases efforts to “redefine” life itself. This comes at a time when the Argentine Apostate has announced that he will create thirteen new Judases to serve in the conciliar college of “cardinals,” including one of whose number believes in “critical theology.”

What is that?

Simple.

A means to justify all assaults against the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as within the “mercy” of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This is a very long commentary. Appended below the commentary is an article that was published on December 18, 2008, concerning Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict’s subtle denial of the Catholic doctrine on Original Sin.

No matter the antipope, the results are always the same: heresy and the destruction of souls.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, pray for us.

Saint Peter Claver, S.J.: The True Liberator of South America

[Well, it is Midnight on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the Feast of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, and I find myself still working on the next original article. The conclusion is being written, and it is thus my hope to have it posted late this afternoon.]

This is a tribute to Saint Peter Claver, S.J, whose true missionary zeal for the conversion and sanctification and salvation of souls stands in vast contrast to the blase and practically indifferent attitude of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Saint Peter Claver, S.J., personally baptized over 300,000 people in Colombia who were destined for chattel slavery in the Americas, thus freeing those souls from enslavement to the devil by means of Original Sin, equipping them to offer up the injustices of chattel slavery as disciples of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as the devoted clients of His Most Blessed Mother. Saint Peter Claver's example does indeed stand in stark contrast to that of the revolutionaries of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. 

The next original article on this site should appear later today, Monday, September 9, 2019. I had worked on it for a solid ten hours yesterday, including up to the re-posting of this reflection. There is only a little more work to do. Thank you for your patience. 

Saint Peter Claver, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Gorgonius, pray for us.

Rejoice! Give Thanks! The Immaculate Maria Bambina Was Born on This Day!

Today is the great feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who is the fairest flower of our race. The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost is also commemorated today.

The angels rejoiced around the crib where Good Saint Anne placed her all-holy daughter, who had been conceived without any stain of Original Sin nine months before, that is, on December 8. The New Eve, whose act of perfect obedience to the will of God the Father at the moment that Saint Gabriel the Archangel announced to her that she would be the very Mother of God untied the knot of the first Eve's prideful disobedience in the Garden of Eden, shone at her Nativity with exterior beauty and brightness that reflected the interior beauty and brightness of her immortal soul, filled with grace at the very moment of Immaculate Conception.

The favor of God rested upon Our Lady from all eternity. How can words capture our gratitude and joy to God for giving us Our Lady to be our own Heavenly Mother and Queen?

They can't.

Words can only approximate our gratitude and joy this day--and every day of our lives--over the fact that the Singular Vessel of Devotion in whose Virginal and Immaculate Womb would be conceived Our Divine Redeemer was born this day.

We would not have any chance of getting to Heaven if Our Lady had not been conceived and born.

We have no chance of getting to Heaven without Our Lady's help, which is why we, as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, must cling to her at all times, especially by means of wearing--and the fulfilling the terms of our enrollment in--her Brown Scapular and by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

Perhaps the best birthday gift that we can give to Our Lady, apart from our worthy reception of her Divine Son in Holy Communion at a true offering of Holy Mass at the hands of a true bishop or a true priest if this is possible where one lives in this time of apostasy and betrayal, is to resolve now to do live more penitentially in reparation for our sins and those of the world world. By living more penitentially and by praying more Rosaries each day, you see, our souls might--emphasis on might--begin to be filled with more fervor and tenderness for Our Most Blessed Mother, she who made possible our salvation and who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

The next original article on this site should appear on Monday, September 8, 2018, the Feast of Saint Peter Claver, S.J.

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

Maria Bambia! We salute thee as the fairest flower of our race. Pray for us!

Saint Hadrian, pray for us.

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