[Update on the Feast of Saint Cajetan and the Commemoration of Saint Donatus.
[Although it was my intention to complete my next article for posting this morning, August 7, 2018, I learned while en route home from running errands connected with getting accessories to our security system that the ne'er-do-well who despises us used his son and a friend of his son to trespass onto our property and aim BB guns, which local law forbids minors to own or use, at Lucy's goats. A neighbor caught them in the act, surprising them when she told them that they did not belong on our property. Law enforcement officials came out, speaking with Sharon and our neighbor. It is unclear what will be done, although it does not appear that much is going to happen to the man and his wife, who are contributing to the deliquency of minors.
[I do know, however, that we have to get three more security cameras in addition to additional one that I purchased yesterday to protect more of the property. This means purchasing three more twelve volt solar panel battery chargers and two more twelve volt batteries in addition to security lights to help illuminate the property better to afford the cameras a greater range of distance in the dark.
[While we did receive two unexpected donations yesterday, one went to assist in the house payment and part of another was spent on getting the first additional camera, the solar panel and other accessories. Any help that can be provided at this time would be appreciated.
[As I have noted in the past nearly five weeks now, this situation is occurring with the Providence of God and it is a chastisement being visited upon us for our sins. While I do not particularly like the man who is causing these problems, I will his good, which means his conversion away from his self-hatred and displaced anger to the true Faith so that he can see in all others the Divine impress and treat them as he would Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. One must seek justice without vengeance while recognizing that crosses such as this one are a sign of God's merciful love for us erring sinners.
[The graces won for us by Our Lord on Calvary and that flow into our souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for whatever suffering occurs in our lives according to the workings of God's Holy Providence. We remain in supplication to Our Lady and Saint Philomena in these present difficulties, mindful that we have much to pay back for our sins.
[Please continue to pray for us.]
Today is the great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Mount Thabor in the presence of the Apostles Peter, James and John and in the company of Moses and Elias. God the Father repeated the proclamation that He had made as His Co-Equal Son made Flesh in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb was baptized by His cousin, Saint John the Baptist in the Jordan River prior to the assumption of His Public Ministry, "This is My beloved Son, hear yet Him."
Our Lord was transfigured in the glory that He shared with the God the Father and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven in order to show forth His Sacred Divinity to Saints Peter, the first Pope, Saint James, the first Bishop of Jerusalem and the first of the Apostles to be martyred, and Saint James's brother, Saint John, the beloved Apostle and the Apostle of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, to help console them during the events of His Passion and Death. It is our goal to be transfigured in glory for all eternity in Heaven.
The only path to the heavenly Mount Thabor, however, is by climbing atop Mount Calvary every day of our lives, willingly bearing our crosses in reparation for our sins and those of the world as we offer whatever merit we gain for the patient and joyful endurance of these crosses to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Indeed, our climb to Heaven by ascending first to Mount Calvary is signified every day a true bishop or a true priest completes the prayers at the foot of the altar and ascends the three steps (mystically symbolic of the Thee Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity and of the three stages of the interior life) to the altar itself.
If we desire to be transfigured in all glory in Heaven we must, therefore, be willing to be shamed and humiliated by the the ignominy associated with the Holy Cross. The glories of Heaven are worth such temporary shame and humiliation and ignominy, are they not?
May Our Lady, who awaits us in the heavenly Mount Thabor and intercedes for us from there, help us to ascend to Mount Calvary every day in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass so that we can keep her company at the foot of the Cross every day our lives as a a preparation for spending all eternity in the glories of Heaven with her and Saint Joseph and all of the angels and the saints.
A blessed Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all.
Work has commenced on the next original article to be posted on this site.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Peter, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint James the Greater, pray for us.
Pope Saint Sixtus, Saints Felicissimus and Agapitus, pray for us.