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Off to Prison - Expiation of Modernism

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight

St. Paul the Apostle, Imprisoned in Rome (

Today, I will say goodbye to my wife and children, as I surrender myself into federal custody to serve an unjust 12 months and 1 day sentence. I give myself freely, to continue God's plan, as an offering to the Lord for the destruction and annihilation of modernism and all of its tentacles.

My spiritual direction gave me guidance to treat this brief period as a miniature purgatory, to accept it graciously as our Lord, apostles, and martyrs accepted their unjust fates, and invest the time for prayer and reparations for the expiation of the sins of others.

In a way, the punishment is a unique blessing; not many people are given the gift to be removed from the noises and temptations of the world in order to grow spiritually and improve their prayer lives. This may be my only opportunity to live the monastic life.

As my confessor instructed me, I will offer my time in solitude for the expiation of the sins of modernism and it's destruction of Christendom and Holy Mother Church. My prayer life will become more structured and my first attempt at following the canonical hours for prayer. Please email the Knights Republic ( with your prayer intentions to be sent to me via mail, and I will do my best to include them in to my prayers.

I will also continue to write for The Daily Knight and, by the grace of God, complete two books on the destructive effects of modernism after World War I and today's spring of communistic revolutions. Much of St. Paul's epistles were written in prison, perhaps the Holy Ghost can guide my pen.

Please pray for my wife and children.

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Jesus, divine Savior, deign to cast a look of mercy upon Your children,

who assemble in the same spirit of faith, reparation, and love, and come to deplore their own infidelities, and those of all poor sinners, their brethren. May we touch Your Divine Heart by the unanimous and solemn promises we are about to make and obtain mercy for ourselves, for the world, and for all who are so unhappy as not to love You. We all promise that for the future:

For the forgetfulness and ingratitude of men, *(We will console you O Lord)

For the way You are deserted in Your holy tabernacle.

For the crimes of sinners,

For the hatred of the impious.

For the blasphemies uttered against You,

For the sacrileges that profane Your Sacrament of Love,

For the outrages against Your Divinity.

For the injuries of which You are the adorable Victim,

For the coldness of the greater part of your children.

For the contempt of your loving invitation.

For the infidelity of those who called themselves Your friends.

For the abuse of Your grace.

For our own unfaithfulness.

For the incomprehensible hardness of our hearts.

For our long delay in loving You,

For our tepidity in Your holy service.

For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,

For Your long waiting at the door of our hearts.

For the heartless scorn that grieves You,

For Your loving sighs.

For Your loving tears,

For Your loving imprisonment.

For Your loving death,

*We will console you, O Lord

Let us pray

O Jesus! Divine Savior, from whose Heart comes forth this bitter complaint, “I looked for one that would comfort me, and I found none,” graciously accept the feeble consolation we offer You, and aid us so powerfully by your grace, that we may, for the time to come, shun more and more all that can displease You, and prove ourselves in everything, and everywhere, and forever Your most faithful and devoted servants. We ask it through Your Sacred Heart, O Lord, who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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In Christ Crucified and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus.



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