The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Does Not Act On Her Own

This is a reflection on the anniversary of the ninety-ninth and final apparition of Our Lady in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, as the Miracle of the Sun occurred and she, clothed in the garment of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, proclaimed herself to be Our Lady of the Rosary. We need to heed Our Lady's Fatima Message as it is nothing other than Heaven's own Peace Plan.

Part two of my current series should appear by tomorrow, and it will incorporate the latest WikiLeaks e-mail dump about the anti-Catholicism of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and her associates. While this is not any kind of news to those of us who wrote extensively about the Clintons in the 1990s, the new WikiLeaks revelation demonstrates the depth of the professional "left's" hatred for Catholicism. Ironically, however, the "left" hates true Catholicism, which is not the religion of the likes Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is more than "ready for Hillary." Jorge is a kindred spirit of the "left," and he has shown himself quite adept at enabling purveyors of statism and death with unfailing fealty.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

On The Feast of The Theokotos

oday is the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Commemoration of the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

The Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.) declared Our Lady to be the Mother of God. This is a doctrine that that the devil particularly hates, which is why he has raised up all manner of Protestant sects to attack it with a fury, which we why we must defend the doctrine of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady with all of the graces that she sees fit to send us through her loving hands as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

As Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., explained in The Light of the World, Volume II:

"Fifteen hundred years have passed since Nestorius, a Patriarch of Constantinople, launched the heresy which taught that the person of Christ was different from the person of the Son of God. Nestorius asserted that Mary did not conceive nor bring forth the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, but only the man Christ. According to his teaching she was not the Mother of God, not a God-bearer, but only the mother of a mere man, in whom God dwelt only as in a temple. A few years later after the beginning of the Nestorian heresy, a council was assembled at Ephesus (431 A.D.), which proclaimed that Mary had given birth to Jesus, who was, at one and the same time, God and man, having two natures but one person. God does not live in Him merely as in a temple, but the man Jesus is at the same time God. Mary is mother, not only of the humanity of Christ, but of the Son of God also. She is the Mother of God. The people of Ephesus awaited the decision of the council hall were opened and the decision was made known, the people greeted the Fathers with great rejoicing and accompanied them to their dwellings with flaming torches, crying out: 'Mary is the bearer of God; Mary is the Mother of God.' Today, fifteen hundred years later, we make the same joyful confession.

"Mary is the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. The Gospel recounts an incident of His childhood during which He first refers to His divine origin. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to offer sacrifice. 'When they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not.' They believed Him to be in the company of relatives. But they were mistaken. After a long and anxious search they found Him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors of the law. 'And His mother said to Him: Son, why hast Thou done to so us? Behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing.' This rebuke shows the concern of a mother who has borne suffering with love. But Jesus meekly answers: 'Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?' He refers to His Heavenly Father, for He is Son of God. He was conceived, not by the power of man, but by the power of God (Offertory). When the angel had first brought the message to Mary, she had answered: Behold the handmaid of Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). And at her word, the only-begotten Son of God was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mother. We pray tribute to this mystery at the Communion, when we confess, 'Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.' Blessed art thou, O holy Mother of God, who wert united to the Son of God in a most intimate union when thou didst bear Him in thy womb.

"Mary provided the body for the Son of God, and he in return Christ filled the soul of Mary with the fullness of His spirit. Mary became wholly absorbed in Him and became like Him. She became united to Him in a most intimate union. 'Alleluia, alleluia. Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain, enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man, Alleluia.' 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.'

" 'As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches' (Epistle). The blossoms on this vine are the precious virtues of faith and humility which the Virgin exhibited when she received the message of the angel. She was resolute in her attachment to her virginity: "I know not man" (Luke 1: 34). Yet she is obedient to the will of God and speaks her fiat: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). "My flowers are the fruit of honor and riches," Christ the Lord. "There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse," Mary, who is sprung from the house of David; "and a flower shall rise up out of his root," Christ, the Son of Mary (Gradual). Humanity and divinity are united in this one person. 'Come over to me, all yet that desire me, and be filled with my fruits' (Epistle). Mary does not keep her child for herself; she bequeaths Him to us when He is born at Bethlehem, when He is offered in the Temple, and when He offers Himself up on the cross. She gives Him to us again daily in Holy Communion. Mary has borne Christ for us. Together with her Divine Son, she has given us salvation and an abundance of grace. She stands even today at the throne of God as our advocate and or all-powerful intercessor, armed with irresistible intercessory power, the mother of all those who are in the state of sanctifying grace.

"We renew our faith in the mystery of Mary's divine motherhood. 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.' God is thy child, having taken His humanity from thy flesh.

" 'Come over to me . . . and be filled with my fruits,' for it is Christ Jesus whom I give you. He was first given to us when we were reborn through baptism: He is given to us today at Mass and Holy Communion: 'Hath He not also with Him given us all things?' (Rom. 8: 32.) Since Mary has given us all things through Christ, we today express our gratitude to her." (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., The Light of the World, Volume II, B. Herder Book Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1954, pp. 440-442.)

As we were away for thirteen days, yesterday, the Feast of Saint Francis Borgia, was spent in attending to necessary errands. The next original article on this site will appear on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Given the fast-breaking pace of recent events, it is perhaps best that I was unable to write original articles while we were en route from one place to the next as a commentary written one day would have been obsolete by the next.

Moreover, I have endeavored to provide commentaries on current events that do not get lost in the "trees" of the moment. It is my goal to try to put the events of the moment in a proper supernatural perspective as one of the chief ways the adversary uses to distract believing Catholics from their prayers and from looking at the world exclusively through the eyes of the true Faith is to keep them agitated by one or more of his minions in the inter-related worlds of Modernity and Modernism. Thus it is that the next original article links events in these inter-related worlds in order to demonstrate that Antichrist is lining up his minions in the counterfeit church of conciliarism to provide "theological" cover for his minions in civil government in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world.

All the more reason to pray fervently to the Mother of God, especially in this month of October, dedicated as it is to her Most Holy Rosary.

A blessed Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!

Heaven's Instrument of Spiritual Combat: Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary

We must never tire of reminding our fellow Catholics that Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary is, after the perfect prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most powerful prayer we have to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world as we seek the conversion of all men to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, before they die and to fight the heresies of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We must promote the Rosary and pray it with fervor and devotion. Our Lady implored us at Fatima to pray the Rosary daily. How can we refuse her?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Mark I, pray for us.

Saints Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus, and Apuleius, pray for us.

October 6, 2016, Update: Feast of Saint Bruno

As we have been away for the past ten days now, it has been impossible to write new articles. There are several to be written upon our return, although I am simply running out of ways to say that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a heretic and that the farce of naturalism that has agitated so many Catholics will result in the furtherance of naturalism, which is a principal tool of the adversary to advance the path for the coming of Antichrist. have said about as much as needs to be said about the contest of false opposites that will reach its predictable conclusion on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 

Indeed,  and Deplorably Demagogic and Blasphemous have said about as much as needs to be said about the contest of false opposites that will reach its predictable conclusion on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, I will do my best next week to comment anew on that which I have commented a lot in the past, and the Argentine Apostate's recent pilgrimage to George and Azerbaijan wil also be the subject of a brief commentary

It was while en route back from that pilgrimage that Loose Lips Jorge, a man who makes Donald John Trump seem self-restrained and mortified, discussed the supposed "need" to "accompany" those who have surgically mutilated in their bodies in an effort to change that which is unchangeable: their gender. An article from thirty-two months ago, Mutilating All Truth, discussed Bergoglio's initial foray into bringing mutants into the "mainstream" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Finally, a reader from the United Kingdom was kind enough to write to me earlier today to inform me that this site had gone into "maintenance mode" again. This is a recurring problem that will have to be addressed upon our return home in four days. 

A republished reflection on the Feast of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary will appear tomorrow, Friday, October 7, 2016. 

Thank you for your patience during our time away.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Bruno, pray for us.


Saint Francis of Assisi: From Riches to Lady Poverty

Today, October 4, 2016, is the Feast of the Seraphic Saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was born as Giovanni di Bernardone in 1182 (some say 1181). This article is a poor way to pay tribute to the follower of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave up earthly riches to embrace Lady Poverty, earning himself eternal riches in the process, eternal riches that helped to save the Church Militant on earth from falling down at a time of great clerical corruption. It is my hope, however, that this poor tribute to Saint Francis, a saint of profound Eucharistic piety and deep, tender devotion to the Mother of God who rejoiced in the midst of trials and sufferings and insults and even the rejection of his own father and brother, will provide some food for meditation about the glorious life of this joyful saint of prayer and penance. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! A blessed feast day to our friends to all Franciscans, including those of the Third Order.

As we encountered significant problems with our car yesterday for which I ask the few remaining readers of this website to be resolved quickly, efforts to comment on the Argentine Apostate's recent visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, which involved significant apostasies that he has stated many times before and also included an "in-flight" interview during which he expressed a desire to a "accompany" surgically mutilated human beings, have had to be interrupted. It is my hope to do something, whether in a video presentation or in article, within the next few days.

Although I am not paying careful attention to the political farce that is unfolding as a completely lawless woman seeks the presidency while being opposed by a man who cannot avoided "tweeting" about the weight problems of past "beauty contest" winners, the few commentaries that I have written since the national conventions say about all that I have to say on the sordid business of people determining which naturalist is better able to provide naturalistic "solutions" to the nation's problems. Again, I will have a bit more to say next week when, I hope and pray, I can put the car problems behind us and resume the writing of original articles, albeit at the very reduced rate of recent months.

Thanks for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face: Holiness Unalloyed

Marie-Frances Therese Martin was born to the holiest of parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, who endeavored to shield their children as much as possible from the influences of the world. The sacrifices made by Louis and Zelie Martin produced five vocations to the consecrated religious life. Zelie Martin's prayers from eternity after her death assisted her husband as he raised one canonized saint and four other daughters who served Holy Mother Church as brides of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The simplicity and love of the Little Flower teaches each of us to pursue holiness as befits redeemed creatures, seeking the things of Heaven in this life so that we may spend our Heaven doing good here on earth.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was raised in a family that stressed the importance of withdrawing from the world. Louis and Zelie Martin were very protective of their daughters, making sure to instill within them a firm commitment to the Virtue of Modesty. Indeed, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Marie-Frances Celine Martin, was shocked at the immodesty that had overtaken France with the Allied bombing of Normandy forced the cloistered Carmelites of the Carmel out of their cloister and into the world in June of 1944. She noted this in a letter to Mother Agnes Mary that was dated July 7, 1944:

"After fifty years of eremetical living, to find myself all of a sudden uprooted and thrown into the midst of the world, with veil raised, is a true martyrdom for a recluse like me. It seems to me as if we're in a station where everybody is crowding around and intermingling. We sleep fully clothed on benches; we take our meals in haste, standing up in the dark; we look with astonishment and grief at the feminine styles stripped of all dignity." (As quoted in Celine: Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Sister and Witness of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, by Father Stephane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M., p. 130.)

What would Saint Therese and Sister Genevieve say today about the feminine attire that is considered "modest" and "acceptable" in Catholic chapels all across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide where some version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition is offered or simulated? They were not been approving, and that is because their holy parents taught them Catholic right from wordily wrong. Why is this so difficult for many traditionally-minded Catholic parents to understand, accept and abide by today?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!

Guardians To Light Our Way to Heaven

Although original articles are on hold for a variety of reasons now (it is possible that time will be found in the next few days for a video presentation), I am able to republish, albeit sometimes after the fact, a few of the devotional articles that are revised in minor ways each year.

This reflection on our Holy Guardian Angels is brief. Our devotion to and reliance upon our Guardian Angels, however, must be lifelong.

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face, pray for us.

Saint Jerome: Putting Love of God Above All Else

This republished article is a brief reflection on Saint Jerome, the great great Dalmatian who put the love of God above all else. Consider just one quotation from the work of this prolific writer and translator of the Bible into the Latin Vulgate:

"It is a smaller sin to follow evil which you think is good, than not to venture to defend what you know for certain is good. If we cannot endure threats, injustice, poverty, how shall we overcome the flames of Babylon? Let us not lose by hollow peace what we have preserved by war. I should be sorry to allow my fears to teach me faithlessness, when Christ has put the true faith in the power of my choice." (Saint Jerome, Prologue to the Treatise Against the Pelagians.)

How many traditionally-minded Catholics who are as of yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who know for certain that it is not good to praise false religions or to enter places of false worship or to treat the "clergy" of false religions as having a mission from the true God of Divine Revelation to serve and save souls refuse to do what is good, that is, to defend the honor and glory and majesty God and His Sacred Deposit Faith in order to indemnify the author of Summorum Pontificum, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, whose successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, has laid bare for all the world to see that he is "worried" by those who "want to return to the past"?

We must always defend what we know to be true as servants of the greater honor and glory of God. Saint Jerome did. What's our excuse?

Finally, I ask for your prayers for my dear wife, Sharon, who turns fbut a mere fifty-three yearrs of age today. Thank you.

There might be an original commentary published tomorrow. The past week has been filled with family duties, which take precedence over all else.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.


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