Rejoice and Give Thanks: 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 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.

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, 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.

Yesterday's article underwent a bit of tweaking fourteen hours after it was published. One more addition will be added later today, and material from The New Edition of The Mystical City of God relating to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be incorporated into the revised reflection on today's feast day.

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

Medically Induced and Judicially Sanctioned Sorrow

Baby Israel Stinson has become the latest high-profile victim of a medical industry and judicial system that are but the end-results of the Protestant Revolution against Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by Our King’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Spiritual death must lead to bodily death, and the modern merchants of death, men who are nothing other than a new breed of Aztecs, albeit in white coats and black robes, have an insatiable desire to kill off those whose lives they believe to be serving no “useful” purpose.

May God have mercy on us all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Cloud, pray for us.

Revised: Pope Saint Pius X: Modernism's Eternal Foe, Our Eternal Friend

Unlike his immediate predecessor, Pope Leo XIII, and each of his three successors (Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII), the former Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto was not in the diplomatic service of the Holy See at any time during the nearly forty-five years of his priesthood prior to his rather remarkable election as the Successor of Saint Peter on August 4, 1903. He was not prone to accept the word of diplomats, and he did not suffer lies and misrepresentations easily.

The farm boy from Riese, Italy, who served as a pastor of souls in a rough-and-tumble Italian cow town, Tombolo, and then in Salzano before becoming Bishop of Mantua and the Cardinal Patriarch of Venice, was always close to Our Lady. This tender devotion to Our Lady, which he learned from his saintly mother, helped him to keep close to the sheep even when he was the Vicar of Christ on earth. Thanks to the sign given him by the life and death of Little Nellie of Holy God, Pope Saint Pius X was the advocate of early First Communion (and early Confirmation) and of frequent Communions.

It is no accident at all that the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI made no reference to the centenary of Pascendi Dominci Gregis on September 8, 2007, nearly four years ago now. Ratzinger/Benedict made absolutely no reference on August 15, 2010, to the centenary of Pope Saint Pius X's Notre Charge Apostolique, which was a ringing condemnation of the false philosophy of the Sillon that is of the essence of conciliarism. He has made no reference to the one hundredth anniversary of The Oath Against Modernism on September 1, 1010 (see Witness Against Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism). How could he? He stands condemned by the very words in these documents issued by Pope Saint Pius X. So does the man who ignored the one hundredth anniversary of Papa Sarto's death, Jorge Mario Bergolio, back on August 20, 2014.

The contrast between the Catholicism of Pope Saint Pius X, a defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the confessionally Catholic civil state, and the conciliarism of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has denounced "restorationists" as "Pelagian" and "hard-headed" Pharisees while defending "healthy laicism" and "religious liberty" and the "separation of Church and State, could not be more clear.

Here is the Collect for today's feast in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition: "O God, who for the defense of the Catholic Faith and the restoration of all things in Christ didst fill Saint Pius, Supreme Pontiff, with heavenly wisdom and apostolic courage: grant in Thy loving kindness that by following his teachings and examples we may attain eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever and ever. Amen."

Pope Saint Pius X opposed Modernism. So must we as we refuse any "communion" at all with conciliarism or its false shepherds who are at war with the Catholic Faith.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us!

Saint Stephen of Hungary: Defending The Faith In A Kingly Manner

Yes, I am playing "catch up" with work that I intended to do but which has been impeded by yesterday's reflection and by various responsibilities on the home front, including having to take our minivan into a dealership for a recall on the ignition module that kept getting stuck in the "Accessory" position. As this could have happened as we were driving rather than when attempting to turn off the engine, I am grateful to have this problem remedied despite the fact that it took Fiat Chrysler America a full two years to make the part available to the local dealership. Penance is indeed the only path to Heaven.

This is a republished reflection on Saint Stephen, King of Hungary, who was zealous to convert pagans to the true Faith and thus establish the peace and justice of Christ the King in his land. He is yet another contrast to concilairism's false doctrines of "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State."

The next thing on my "to do" list is to revise my commentary on Pope Saint Pius X, whose feast day is tomorrow, Saturday, September 3, 2016, the First Saturday of the month of September, the month of the Holy Cross and the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary. An original article, albeit a brief one, should appear by Monday, and it will be based upon some pertinent passages in Father Edward Leen's "Why the Cross?"

Do you get the idea that I am refusing to be agitated by the madness of the election cycle?


There is not too much more to say that I have not said ad infinitum, ad nauseam for many years, including during this current election cycle. All must fall apart absent Christ the King, Who told us that "Without Me, you can do nothing." What part of this is hard to understand and accept? A world based on a rejection of Christ the King must seek to "save" itself by merely natural means, and such "secular salvation" is a deception of the adversary himself.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima: The Difference Between Heaven and Hell

Although three days late because of the work that I was doing on "Simply Holy: Father Solanus Casey, O.F.M., I am hereby publishing a sightly revised version of my reflection on the life of Saint Rose of Lima, a member of the Third Order of Penance of the Order of Preachers of Saint Dominic de Guzman.

Among many other works in her devout life of prayer and austere penances, Saint Rose, who lived among a cluster of saints in Lima, Peru, exhorted the people of Lima to gather in their churches and pray their Rosaries to turn back a pending invasion of their city by a fleet of those virulent anti-Catholics, the Dutch Calvinists. Those hideous people with their diabolical beliefs that have nothing at all to do with Christianity turned back as a result of the Rosaries that were prayed to repel them in their designs to invade Lima and to sack Catholic churches and to desecrated the Most Blessed Sacrament images of the Mother of God. May we pray to Saint Rose of Lima so that we will remain faithful to the daily recitation of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary as the powerful weapon, after Holy Mass itself, to turn back the enemies of Christ the King in the world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Saints Felix and Adauctus, pray for us.

Saint Raymond Nonnatus, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Simply Holy: Father Solanus Casey, O.F.M., Cap.

[Thanks to a reader who volunteered, all remaining typographical errors have been removed from this article.)

This article took many days to complete, including fourteen hours yesterday into today, Friday, September 1, 2016, the Feast of Saint Giles and the Commemoration of the Twelve Holy Brothers. Transcription of two articles from the January-February 1958 Age of Mary Marian magazine, which was published by the Servants of Mary (Servite Fathers), took a great deal of time yesterday. Other transcription had been done four days ago now.

Contained in this reflection on the simply holy life of Father Solanus Casey, O.F.M., Cap, who helped me out last month in a most embarrassing situation caused by wholly simple stupidity on my part, is a detailed description of Father Solanus's love of Our Lady and of The Mystical City of God, which he recommended to those who sought hi out for spiritual advice and counsel. This love of The Mystical City of God was not the solitary province of a simplex priest. No, it was shared by the late Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D., who opened my own rather skeptical eyes over eight years ago now, and by none other than Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B.

This commentary, which was tweaked slightly about eight hours after it was published, includes a link to a recently published English translation of a book containing each of Dom Prosper Gueranger's twenty-eight articles on The Mystical City of God that were published in L'Univers, a French journal, between 1858 and 1859, and a link to a website where those articles can be found the French language in which they had been published.

I have included material about The Mystical City of God in this reflection as some have complained to me about my own citations of it over the years, including in my recently published book, "Blessed Among Women: Defending the Sublime Privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

May we pray to Our Lady to send us the graces to make us as holy simple and as purely devoted to her as was Father Solanus Casey, O.F.M., Cap., a true miracle worker in life and in death.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Giles, pray for us.

The Twelve Holy Brothers, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist: Martyred By One Who Would Enjoy Jorge's Favor Today

Although very late in the day on the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist and the Commemoration of Saint Sabina, I am posting a substantially enlarged and revised version of material used in two other commentaries. Much time has been taken to complete this work, which was delayed by having to get two new front tires after I observed one of them with nothing but exposed steel belts on its outermost edge. A very kind reader was good enough to make this emergency purchase possible.

The next original article on this site is being written, but it will be lengthy and may take another day or two to complete. I want to use much care in its completion in order to make the distinctions are required by its subject-matter.

Thank you for your patience.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Sabina, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.P., pray for us.

Saints Felix and Adauctus, pray for us.

Saint Louis IX: From His Mother's Knee

Although late in the day, this is still the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France, that great exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King. Saint Louis was taught by his holy mother, Blessed Blanche of Castile, to prefer death rather to commit a deliberate Mortal Sin. He heard two Masses a day and was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, whose patron saint he remains to this day. Saint Louis strove to rule according to the Mind of Christ the King as He had deposited It exclusively in the Catholic Church, recognizing that he, Louis IX, would have to answer to Christ the King at the moment of his own Particular Judgment for how he ruled his subjects. His letter to his son Philip is a succinct summary of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. It is a model for how everyone in public life should conduct himself in order to please Christ the King as the devoted client of Our Lady, she who is our Immaculate Queen. Vivat Christus Rex! Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Louis IX, pray for us.

"He Speaks Like A Leftist"

Those who take the time to read this very long commentary on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's sellout of the faithful Catholics in Red China to their Chicom oppressors will see why it took long for me to complete it. Indeed, it took a full day yesterday, the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, into the first hour of today, the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France, to finish the work.

There is a great deal of history and documentation in this commentary, which is why it is so very lengthy.

A republished reflection on the life of Saint Louis IX, King of France will be posted on this site later today. The hour is too late (or early) to revise the reflection now.

Once again, thanks for your patience as the work that went into this current commentary was being done.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Louis IX, King of France, pray for us.

August 23, 2016 Update on the Feast of Saint Philip Benizi and the Commemoration of the Vigil of Saint Bartholomew

As it is going to take another six hours to complete the next original article for this site, I have decided at 12:34 a.m. on the Feast of Saint Philip Benizi that it can wait. It is already a long article, but I assure readers that it will provide them with a very comprehensive history of the conciliar Vatican's two-decades' old plan to sell out the suffering Catholics of Red China who have been persecuted by the Chicom's own rump church, the so-called Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. I am sorry for the delay, but those who read these articles are used to the length, which is one of the reasons that so few people read them these days. Nevertheless, though, I am writing for the long term in order to provide readers now and in the future with a bit of detail that cannot be provided in a soundbite. All I can do is to apologize for the additional delay and to thank readers for the patience.

Today is the Feast of Saint Philip Benizi, one of the seven founders of the Order of Servites, which was founded to promote devotion to the Seven Dolors of Our Lady. We are very devoted to the Servites and make it a point to pray to their seven founders, including Saint Philip Benizi, every day.

Here is a brief account of this great client of Our Lady's life as found in the readings for Matins in today's Divine Office:

This Philip was a scion of the noble Florentine family of the Benizi from his very cradle he showed signs of holiness. When he had scarcely entered the fifth month of his life, his cries marvellously assumed the form of words, entreating his mother to give some alms to the servants of the Mother of God. While he was a young man at Paris studying letters, but ever of a fervent piety, he stirred up in many the love of our Fatherland which is in heaven. After his return to his own country, the most blessed Virgin appeared to him in a vision, and specially called on him to enter the Order of her Servants, which had then been newly founded. He withdrew himself to a cave on Monte Senario, where he led a life hard as touching the chastisement of the flesh, but sweet with thoughts of the agonies of Christ. Thence he came forth and went through nearly all Europe and great part of Asia, preaching the Gospel, founding Guilds everywhere in honour of the Seven Sorrows of the Mother of God, and extending his Order by the wonderful example of his own holy life.

He was forced against his own wishes to undertake the duties of General of his Order, and, in his love of God and of the spreading of the Catholic Faith, sent forth brethren to preach the Gospel of Christ in Russia. He himself went through many cities of Italy, stilled the raging quarrels of the inhabitants, and recalled many of them to their obedience to the Bishop of Rome. He left nothing undone to forward the salvation of his neighbour, and brought the most depraved wretches to leave the slough of their sins, to do penance, and to love Jesus Christ. He was most earnest in prayer, and was often seen to fall into trances while engaged in it. Virginity he so prized that to his very last breath he kept it unsullied by dint of self-imposed and stern penances.

Everywhere appeared in him an extraordinary pity towards the poor, whereof it is a famous instance that at the village of Camiliano in the territory of Sienna he gave his own garment to a naked leper who asked him for an alms, and as soon as the said leper had cast it about him he was straightway cleansed of his leprosy. The fame of this miracle spread far and wide, and some of the Cardinals who had assembled at Viterbo after the death of Clement IV., to elect a successor to him, cast their eyes upon Philip, with whose heavenly wisdom they were also acquainted. When the man of God found how things stood, lest he should be constrained to take upon him the burden of the Pastoral Office, he went and hid himself on Montagnate, until Gregory X. had been proclaimed Pope. By his prayers he obtained medicinal powers for the waters in these mountains, which are still called St Philip's Baths. At length, (on the 22nd of August,) in the year 1285, he departed this life in a most holy manner at Todi, while embracing the image of Christ hanging upon the Cross, which he called his book. At his grave the blind received their sight, the lame walked, and the dead were raised. Pope Clement X., finding him famous for these and many other great signs and wonders, enrolled his name among those of the Saints. (Matins, Divine Office, Feast of Saint Philip Benizi.)

Finally, remember that Blessed Among Women: Defending the Sublime Privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary is now available for purchase at the Create Space BookstoreThe book is also available at Amazon and in a Kindle edition. 

Thank you.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Saint Philip Benizi, pray for us.

Saint Bartholomew, pray for us.


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