Wisdom From The Saints

“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds…What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.” -St. Thomas Moore

“All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God.  Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the Sacrifice of God for man.”-St. John Vianney

“I need nothing but God and to lose myself in the Heart of God.”-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him; and blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”-St. Francis of Assisi

“The things that we love tell us what we are.”-St. Thomas Aquinas

“You should strive in your prayer for a pure conscience, a will that is wholly with God and a mind truly set on Him.”-St. John of the Cross

“Be very faithful to God in your spiritual exercises, acting in such a way as to make yourself ever more pleasing in God’s eyes and loving in the eyes of the poor.”-St. Vincent de Paul

“May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”-St. Teresa of Avila

“It is time now for us to rise from sleep.”-St. Benedict

“What a comfort is this way of love!  You may stumble upon it, you may fail to correspond to grace given, but always LOVE KNOWS how to make the best of everything; Whatever offends Our Lord is burnt up in its fire and nothing is left but a humble, absorbing peace deep down in the heart.”-St. Therese of Lisieux

“One day lived in love in the service of the Lord can make up for an entire lifetime of sin.”- Fr. Luke Zimmer, ss.cc

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My Daily Prayer For The Tortured

ALMIGHTY AND EVER LIVING GOD, look with pity upon all Your children who suffer under the terrible burden of torture.  Be merciful to them and give them many miracles of escape and hope.  In the very midst of their trials do not them lose sight of Your Divine Love and compassion, but send upon them Your Holy Spirit, that they may have whatever grace they need in whatever form they did it.  Visit them with Your Holy Angels and encompass round about them Your Loving Presence.

Have mercy, too upon their tormentors and change their hearts to repentance and reparation; Help them see the awful error of their ways.  For those who blaspheme by torturing in Your Name, help those on the side of righteousness to repair the horrible damage due this disgusting sin.

Finally, Dear and Blessed Lord, keep us in continual remembrance of the tortured, especially those who suffer for Your Name’s sake and for Your Holy Church, but also for any soul who is tortured in any way, body, mind, spirit or circumstance, and for those who are in trouble of any kind.

We pray in the Holy Name of Jesus, He Who was tortured for our sakes, with Our Blessed Mother Mary, great Saint Joseph, our Holy Patrons and all the angels and saints.  AMEN.

 

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CATHOLICSAGAINSTTORTURE.ORG

I know that the last two posts were shocking.  Our Blessed Lord Jesus came not only to give comfort to the afflicted, but to afflict the comfortable!  It is important to speak for those who can not speak for themselves: the children, the tortured, the martyred and animals;  “Bless the beasts and the children, for in this world they have no voice, they have no choice.  Light their way when the darkness surrounds them.  Bring them love, let it shine all around them!”

We have started a prayer apostolate for the tortured- catholicsagainsttorture.org  Please feel free to e-mail and  ask for prayer cards;  They are free of charge.  Please visit our website and pray and mention the tortured.  It is so sad, but we have been circulating literature about the tortured, from churches to Catholic gift stores- and there are people, supposedly believers, who refuse to even learn about their tortured brothers and sisters in Christ!  They don’t want to even know about them.  This is not of God.  Pray for these deluded souls, as well, for they are in for a big shock when Our Divine Lord reminds them of their apathy on the Day of Judgement.  He will bring out everything about all of us.  Let us surrender now to His grace, while there is still time!  “The night comes when no man can work.”  “He will come as a thief in the night!”  Pray while you can and love while you may, so that when we meet Him, we meet Him in the air with our sins forgiven,  and so shall we ever be with the Lord!

“When you did it to the least of these, you did it to Me.”

This image is real, not manipulated.  It appeared over Sussex in England.

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OUTRAGE IN SYRIA- You will NEVER hear this on American Media!

A Croatian Catholic website has reported that two Christian teenagers in Syria were CRUCIFIED on April 29, 2014 for refusing to convert to Islam, where countless others have also been put to death by Muslims.

The Christian youths were first given the choice of “Islam or death,” said Sister Raghida, former head of a Christian school in Damascus.  Muslims came to the two teenagers and said, “So you want to die as a teacher in whom you trust?  Please choose: either to renounce your faith in Jesus or you will be crucified!”  When BOTH BOYS REFUSED, they were put to death.  One of them was crucified in front of his father, who was then murdered, as well.

The nun said that the Jihadists entered the city of Maaloula and started killing men, women and children.  They beheaded many and then kicked their heads around like soccer balls.  Even pregnant women were killed, their unborn babies cut from their wombs and hung from trees.

Many of the Christians remaining in Syria either do not have the money to leave or have been denied visas.  Yet Sister Raghida says they are remaining strong throughout all the hopelessness and said that after the massacre, “We celebrated Mass for the dead and our prayer was even stronger… The Lord will not abandon us…”

No, the righteous Lord will NOT abandon you!  The boys and those who were also martyred for Jesus are now reigning in heaven!  However, anti-pope Francis cry for you, but will not lift a finger to help!  He won’t even say the name of the country or say that it was Muslims that did this!  He is a coward.  We must always trust in the Lord and not in men.  The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church!

O God, have mercy upon Your suffering children!

 

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A Comment On Current “Catholic” Education

It’s terrible and about as far from Catholic as you can get.  Is that provocative enough?!  I remember the wonderful Catholic education I was blessed to receive when I was young.  My dear, late Aunt Patty, (whom I believe to be a saint+) paid the tuition  for myself and my siblings to go to Catholic schools.  I never knew that she did this till after she died.  Her gift giving was prodigious to Catholic causes and charities, her family being the first to benefit from her generous heart.

My older sister and brother and I were fortunate to be taught before Vatican II.  In other words, we were actually taught the Catholic religion by nuns in full habit and full faith.  The children being taught now in current Catholic schools are not being taught the Catholic religion.  This is evident in something that shows on the outside- their uniforms. The uniforms that current parochial schools require the girls to wear are a scandal.  They are short enough and revealing enough to look like costumes in a pornographic film.  I say this with a scandalized heart and with great sadness.  The fact that the parents allow their children to be dressed like street walkers is another sign that the true Catholic Faith is rare and no longer found in the Vatican II Newchurch.  Of course, there are no more nuns to teach the real faith.  All we have left are “NONES.” not nuns.

I live in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and the children of the Jews here are always dressed most modestly.  Their skirts go to the ankles and they wear leggings.  Their blouses are buttoned at the neck and go to their wrists and they wear sweaters or jumpers over these.  The Jewish parents are leaving no doubt to themselves and the world that their children are respected and loved and are being taught Godly values.  They are walking testaments to their faith and their tradition.

Vatican II “Catholics” leave no doubt that their children’s purity and innocence is NOT valued.  They are allowed to dress immodestly and it is a scandal to the True Church and to the world, which is begging to be evangelized.  In the future, these children will look back on their uniforms and if they have become true believers they will be ashamed of how they were permitted to be dressed.  Probably they won’t care because they won’t be Catholic and they will pass their unbelief and scandal to yet another generation.  It is a sad truth that if you want your children to NOT be Catholic, you will send them to Vatican II parochial schools.  That is the surest way to kill any faith they may have.

“Young people need the light of watchful guides to lead them on the path of salvation.”- St. John Baptist de la Salle.  We can say without any doubt that the popes, bishops, priests, nuns and all our Catholic forebears would be, (and from Heaven are) most scandalized by the current state of so-called Catholic education.

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A Fourth of July Memory

I went into the seminary right out of high school.  I had been a (proud) member of The Young Americans and had the great opportunity to sing and dance as a youth ambassador for the U.S.A.  all over the world, as well as on television, (The Julie Andrews Show.)  I credit this magnificent group as part of the reason I was kept free of the influence of drugs, so prevalent among other teen-agers.  The other, and more important reason was that I had just acquired a deep devotion to Our Lady, through the influence of my dear sister, who introduced me to the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Garabandal in Spain.

While in Rome I attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, (the Angelicum.)  Being so close to Africa, I spent a summer in Algeria visiting a cousin, now deceased, God rest her immortal soul+  I believe her to have been a saint.  She was a Little Sister of the Poor and their charism is to house, clothe and feed and nurture the poverty stricken aged.  What a wonderful example she gave me!  Her name was Sr. Therese Lucienne de St. Joseph and she gave everything to the Lord.  She gave up America, (her order sent her to their Motherhouse in France.)  She never returned to the U.S.A., but was sent to Belgium at first, then Kenya, then Algeria, where she served so unselfishly for many decades.

In the early years of seminary, we were free to go home for vacation in the summer, but most of us went on missions.  Mine was to Algeria, to meet and stay with my cousin, Sr. Therese.  What an eye opener that was!  To see how those in third world countries lived is an enlightening experience.  I was staying with missionaries who had so little, because their charges had almost nothing.  What they had they gave.  What they gave, they gave with joy and love.  I remember visiting a long closed Cathedral, (the Muslims were just beginning their persecutions.  In the end, the good sisters were forced out of the country.)  In this Cathedral that was dedicated to great St. Joseph, I saw boxes and boxes and piles and piles of food and medicine and clothing that were gifts from America to the people of Algeria.  They had the symbol of the arm and hand of Uncle Sam grasping in handshake the hand of the foreigner.  The boxes said: “A Gift from the American People.”  I was proud, (once again) of my country.

Because all mail of non Algerians was opened and scrutinized by the authorities, my cousin had to write in code to me.  She called the priest the “baker,” and the church the “bakery.”  Their foundation was in Annaba, which is the ancient seat of St. Agustine, (Hippone.)  I was able to see the shrine to this great saint, before they had to close it and send the relic of his forearm away.

The Algerians were very proud of their country, though the war for independence with France had taken its toll.  They had so few hospitals and they were in bad shape.  I visited the sick and there was little to alleviate their suffering.

When I left Algeria and flew back to Marseilles, I noticed that I was the only Anglo on the plane.  The flight was full of workers heading from North Africa to Europe.  They were all looking at me and smiling.  I didn’t know what to think.  The stewardess came up to me, (I was sitting near the door hatch at the front.)  She looked down at me and said, in French, “I hope you’re ready for this!”  I had no idea what she was talking about!  She then handed me the required landing questionnaire, which all passengers must fill out and hand in to the custom’s officer when they are processed.  I took out my pen and passport and started to fill it out.  Then it happened…  All of a sudden I was bombarded by every migrant Algerian on that plane!  None of them knew how to read or write!  They were all begging me to fill out their forms, in French, of course.  After a plaintive look at the stewardess, who had come back to the front of the plane, (she just smiled and put her hands up and said, “We pretend they do it themselves.  They won’t be allowed in unless you do it for them.  You won’t get into trouble, don’t worry.”)

It was in that moment that I was most proud and humbled and grateful for the immense privilege of being an educated American.  I blessed the dear nuns of Elizabeth Bailey Seaton, who taught me to read and write and the tradition of literacy in my family that brought me to the point of being able to accomplish the task of filling out over one hundred forms on that short flight over the Mediterranean.  My eyes were being opened, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, by the education of the traveler.  Some things must just be experienced.  No amount of arm chair traveling or reading or watching media can replace actual experience.  I was and am so grateful to be an American.  God bless this country.  How sad I am at her fall and coming demise.  It was, and still is in many ways, a beacon of light, a shining house on a hill…  Can she be saved?  Only God knows.  Have we gone too far to come back?  Only God knows.  What I know is this- gratitude and concern for my nation.  Let us pray.  The United States is the only country in the history of the world to be consecrated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

O MARY, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN, PRAY FOR U.S. WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE!

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A Wise Observation

“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima.  This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith in her liturgy, her theology and her soul.  I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the sacred chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments and make her feel remorse for her historical past.”

“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted; she will be tempted to believe that man has become God.  In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them.  Like Mary Magdalen weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask where have they taken Him?”

-Pope Pius XII, when he was Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, in conversation with Count Enrico Galeazzi, (30 years prior to the Vatican II Council,) regarding Progressivist and Communist infiltration into the Roman Catholic Church with particular emphasis on the Third Secret of Fatima, which, based upon this conversation, he probable had read since Sister Lucy never, prior to 1933, said anything about the Church committing “suicide” in her Faith, liturgy, theology or soul.

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The Great Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

Today is the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus, Our Dear Lord and Saviour.  July is also dedicated to His Precious Blood.  Like His Most Sacred Heart, the Precious Blood of Jesus is a magnificent symbol of His undying Love for you and me, for all of mankind.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is much, much more than the Protestant commemoration of what they confuse about the Last Supper.  It is truly the un-bloody sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary made present in this time and place through the apostolate of the Sacred Priesthood, wherein a true, Catholic priest brings Christ Himself down upon the altar, in His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, under the appearance of bread and wine.

In the London Museum there is an old painting of three personages, Martin Luther, John Calvin and Jesus Christ. In the hands of each is painted a chalice and host.  Under Martin Luther is painted the words, “This is a symbol of his body and blood.”  Under the figure of John Calvin are the words, “These are emblems of his body and blood.”  Under the Lord Jesus Christ, (wearing traditional, Catholic vestments) are the words: “This Is My Body and This Is My Blood.”

“Neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by His Own Blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption.  For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of a heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: How much more shall the Blood of Christ, Who by the Holy Ghost offered Himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the Living God?  Therefore He is the Mediator of the New Testament: that by means of His death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” -Hebrews 9: 12-15

MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS, CLEANSE US OF ALL SIN!  MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS, HAVE MERCY UPON US!  SORROWFUL AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE!  AMEN.

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The Solemnity of Corpus Christi

It is the constant teaching of Holy Mother Church that through the consecrated hands of the Catholic priest, Jesus Christ Himself comes down upon the altar in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, to become our very Food and Drink!  He loves us so much that He becomes our actual and spiritual sustenance.  What Love is this? that causes the King of Bliss to continue His magnificent sacrifice upon the Cross of Calvary, in an un-bloody manner, for the salvation of the elect?  How wonderful and special is this Most Blessed Sacrament!

 

O God, Who in this wondrous Sacrament has left us the memorial of Thy Passion, grant us, we pray Thee, so to revere the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood that we may always experience in our souls the fruits of Thy redemption.  We pray in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns forever with God the Father and in the unity of the Holy Ghost.  Amen.

 

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St. Pius X

“Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray.  He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared.  He loved them all, but He instructed them in oder to convert them and save them… He was as strong as He was gentle.  He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body.  Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal Way of the Cross.”

-Pope Saint Pius X

 

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