Bring the LORD to His People - Combat Coronavirus

Bishop J. Strickland blessing Tyler, TX (LifeSite News) As nearly a third of the United States and the world's population takes extreme measures to quarantine and fight the spread of COVID-19, some Catholic clergy are following the spiritual guidance of Pope St. Gregory the Great and St. Charles Borromeo to publicly project the Faith and bring the sacraments to the faithful. On March 21st, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, TX, took to Twitter to announce: The good Bishop did so, last Sunday, draped in cope and humeral veil, blessed hundreds of passerby's with the exposed Holy Eucharist in a monstrance. This glorious act comes only three months after Bishop Strickland declared 2020 to be the

St. John Capistran, C - March 28th

St. John Capistran (Catholic Readings) "O God, Who through blessed John didst enable Thy faithful people to triumph over the enemies of the Cross by the power of the most holy name of Jesus: grant, we beseech Thee, that by his intercession we may overcome the snares of our spiritual enemies and be found worthy to receive from Thee the crown of justice. Through the same our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 Born at Capistrano, in the Diocese of Sulmona, Italy, 1385; died 23 October, 1456. His father had come to Naples in the train of Louis of Anjou, hence is supposed to have been of French blood, though some say he was of German origin. His father dying early, John owed his education

77 Graces and Fruits of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Roman Catholic Imperialist) What do you think of Holy Mass? Hear what a pious priest during a Great Plague in Germany was teaching the souls he was tending to: 77 Graces and Fruits to Be Derived from Devout Attendance at Holy Mass 1. For your salvation, God the Father sends His beloved Son down from Heaven. 2. For your salvation, the Holy Spirit changes bread and wine into the true Body and Blood of Christ. 3. For your sake, the Son of God comes down from Heaven and conceals Himself under the form of the sacred Host. 4. He even abases Himself to such an extent as to be present in the minutest particle of the sacred Host. 5. For your salvation. He renews the savi

St. John Damascene, CD - March 27th

St. John Damascene (My Catholic Life) "O Almighty and everlasting God, Who didst fill blessed John with heavenly learning and with wonderful fortitude of spirit, that he might uphold the devotion due to holy images: grant us through his intercession and example, that we who revere the images of the Saints may both imitate their virtues and enjoy their patronage. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 Born at Damascus, about 676; died some time between 754 and 787. The only extant life of the saint is that by John, Patriarch of Jerusalem, which dates from the tenth century (P.G. XCIV, 429-90). This life is the single source from which have been drawn the materials of all his b

10 Important Questions to ask yourself during this time of crisis

(The Bridge) What is it that I believe in? That is, Do I believe in God? In His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church? Do I believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting? Do I believe in Christ present in the Holy Eucharist? Do I believe in the power of the Christ and His Divine Grace in the Sacraments? Do I believe in all Christ’s teachings and follow all His Commandments? What is it that I hold most dear and important? That is, what do I hold dear in my heart? What is it that I speak of and think of? Do I care about anything? Do I think of anything as important? Would I be willing to die for it? That is, would I

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - March 25th

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Filippo Fra Lippi, 1440 (ResearchGate) "O God, who willed your Word, at the message of the angel, to assume flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to those humbly imploring you that we, who believe her truly to be the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercession in your presence." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 The fact of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is related in Luke 1:26-38. The Evangelist tells us that in the sixth month after the conception of St. John the Baptist by Elizabeth, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to the Virgin Mary, at Nazareth, a small town in the mountains of Galilee. Mary was of the hou

St. Gabriel the Archangel - March 24th

The Annunciation, Gerard Seghers, 1591-1651 (Celestial Images) "O God, Who from among all the Angels didst choose the Archangel Gabriel to announce the mystery of Thine Incarnation: mercifully grant that we who keep his feast on earth may feel the effect of his patronage in heaven. Who livest and reignest." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 "Fortitudo Dei", one of the three archangels mentioned in the Bible. Only four appearances of Gabriel are recorded: In Daniel 8, he explains the vision of the horned ram as portending the destruction of the Persian Empire by the Macedonian Alexander the Great, after whose death the kingdom will be divided up among his generals, from one of whom will spr

Mass Conversions - Episode #2

Fr. Anthony Pillari (Mass Conversions) Welcome to our series on Mass Conversions! This is our second video where we interview Priests, Religious, and Faithful Laity on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We asked 5 different questions: 1) What is the Traditional Latin Mass? 2) Why are so many young people coming to the Traditional Latin Mass? 3) How would you encourage the right welcoming spirit to those that are now coming in and turning to the Holy Traditional Mass? 4) What would you teach another about the Traditional Latin Mass? 5) What would you say is the major differences between Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo (the new order of the Mass)? These questions help us to understand t

St. Patrick, BpC - March 17th

Apostle and Patron of Ireland "O God, Who didst vouchsafe to send blessed Patrick, Thy Confessor and Bishop, to preach Thy glory to the nations: grant by his merits and intercession, that whatever Thou commandest us to do, we may be Thy mercy be able to fulfill. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. Some sources say 460 or 461. --Ed. He had for his parents Calphurnius and Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was a near relative of the great patron of Gaul,

Coronavirus - Pope St. Gregory the Great versus today's Church

St. Michael the Archangel on Castel Sant'Angelo (Port Mobility) As the world shuts down social interaction because of coronavirus, it is fitting that March 12th was the feast day of Pope St. Gregory the Great; who, in addition to being a Doctor of the Church, provided great leadership during the Roman plague of 590 A.D. The plague, a continuation of Justinian's plague, claimed Pope St. Gregory's predecessor, Pope Pelagius II, and 100 million people, half the population of Europe, since 540. Before he was elected Roman Pontiff, Pope St. Gregory began organizing daily Eucharistic processions through the streets of Rome and ending at the Basilica of Mary Major to ask for the Virgin Mary's inter

An Argument for the Return to Beauty in Our Churches

Cathedral Santiago de Compostela (Smithonian Journeys) "And there was nothing in the temple that was not covered with gold: the whole altar of the oracle he covered also with gold. And he made in the oracle two cherubims of olive tree, of ten cubits in height." - 1 Kings 6:22-23, Douay-Rheims Bible If you drive down any street in any modern city, you will see miles and miles of buildings that look almost identical. Modern architecture is all about the cost, and does not take in the longing of the human soul for beauty. Sadly we see this in our churches as well. Older churches tend to have this sort of effect on the mind and soul, and raise the heart to God by their very design. Modern church

Pope St. Gregory the Great, CD - March 12th

Pope St. Gregory the Great (My Catholic Life) "O God, Who didst give to the soul of Thy servant Gregory the rewards of everlasting bliss: mercifully grant, that we who are oppressed by the burden of our sins, may be raised up by his intercession with Thee. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 It is beyond the scope of this notice to attempt any elaborate estimate of the work, influence, and character of St. Pope Gregory the Great, but some short focusing of the features given above is only just. First of all, perhaps, it will be best to clear the ground by admitting frankly what Gregory was not. He was not a man of profound learning, not a philosopher, not a conversationali

Trump: "May you grow closer to God in your faith during this blessed season."

President Donald Trump & Melania Trump (Catholic Herald) Our wonderful President of the USA, Donald Trump and his wife Melania, made a public announcement on Ash Wednesday, February, 26, 2020, giving a beautiful message concerning the season of Lent. They remarked how Lent is a "Sacred Tradition" which reminds of our "shared mortality, Christ's saving love, and the need to repent and accept the Gospel more fully." Read below the truly historic message posted on the White House website where they wished everyone a peaceful and prayerful Lent as they begin the season of fasting, praying and engaging in acts of charity: "Melania and I wish everyone observing Ash Wednesday a peaceful and pray

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