Nicodemus Silivanovich, The Judas Kiss

The Race of Judas is Not Extinct

The race of Judas is not extinct. The traitors who betray their Master with a kiss have been multiplied. It would have been better for them had they never been born! St. Paul says that these sacrilegious souls eat and drink their own damnation! (I Cor. 11:29). You cannot imagine what devilish fury consumes them in their hatred for the Person of Jesus present under the white veil of the Host. There, He is the center and object of an exquisite love. But there He is also the Victim of a hatred like that of the scribes and priests who[…]

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Our Lady of Ransom

Petition to Our Lady of Ransom

Today, in our world, there are Christians being held captive, and they need ransoming. In fact, the whole world is now in a state of captivity, requiring supernatural deliverance and rescue through ransom payment. We all need to be ransomed. September 24 – The Feast of Our Lady of Ransom (Nuestra Señora de la Merced) is a Roman Catholic liturgical Marian feast. This feast was extended to the whole Church in thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin, for having in the thirteenth century inspired St. Peter Nolasco and St. Raymond of Pennafort to found a religious order for the release of Christians[…]

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Public Use

In 1899, Pope Leo XIII consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Since then, his successors have exhorted the faithful to turn to the Sacred Heart and make acts of personal consecration. They have also begged the faithful to offer prayers and penances to the Sacred Heart in reparation for the many sins of the world. On April 2nd, 1899 Pope Leo XIII approved the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for public use. This litany is actually a synthesis of several other litanies dating back to the 17th century.  The Litany makes a total of 33 invocations,[…]

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Heresies and Religious Wars from The Apocalypse of St. John

“Heresies and Religious Wars” from “The Apocalypse of St. John” by Rev. E. Sylvester Berry

NIHIL OBSTATJoseph Molitor, D. D.Censor Deputatus IMPRIMATUR✞ James J. HartleyBishop of ColumbusJune 15, 1921 1. And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit. 2. And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace: and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. 3. And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to[…]

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Procession for Corpus Christi

Feast of Corpus Christi, History and Traditional Liturgy

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for “Body of Christ”) is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the elements of the Eucharist—known as transubstantiation. The feast of Corpus Christi was established to create a feast focused solely on the Holy Eucharist emphasizing the joy of the Eucharist being the body and blood of Jesus Christ. By tradition, Catholics hear Mass then go in procession through the streets of their parish church’s neighborhood, all whilst praying and singing. The Eucharist, known as the Blessed Sacrament, is[…]

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Greater Litanies and Rogation Days

Restore the Greater Litanies and Rogation Days in Your Parish, Farming and Agriculture

“On the twenty-fifth day of the month there is at Rome and in all the churches of God a festival that is call Litania maior, that is, the day of great prayers. On this day all godly folks whilst humbly visiting relics shall pray to God that during the year He may give them peaceful times and fair weather and sufficient crops and health of their bodies. This day the Greeks call exomologesis, that means the day of repentance and penance.” ~ Old English Martyrology. Traditionally, on these days, the pastor and his flock to go in procession through the[…]

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Holy Trinity

Feast of the Holy Trinity

This festival is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, because as soon as the apostles were instructed and consoled by the Holy Ghost, they began to preach openly that which Christ had taught them. That we may openly profess our faith in the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, which is the first of Christian truths, the foundation of the Christian religion, and the most sublime of all mysteries; and that we may render thanks, to the Father for having created us, to the Son for having redeemed us, and to the Holy Ghost for having sanctified us. Why do we[…]

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