Traditional Liturgical Calendar - Traditional Latin Mass

2020 Traditional Liturgical Calendar: Tridentine Latin Mass

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina The Traditional Latin Mass, “The Mass of All Ages” is making a great comeback among Catholics of all ages. Do not depart by one iota from traditional Catholic doctrine: Roman Catholicism is pure and unadulterated – as practiced from the time of Our Lord. In these turbulent times of sodomite and masonic invasion with the intent of destroying Christ’s Church from within, Catholics should[…]

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To Catholics Who Have Been Deprived of a Priest

To Catholics Who Have Been Deprived of a Priest

Editor’s Preface: During the French Revolution very many Bishops and priests were martyred for their faith as were many outstanding laymen also martyred. Church property was seized by the Masonic government. The revolutionary governing bodies were particularly determined to destroy every vestige of the Roman Catholic Church because France was hailed by Rome as the Church’s “eldest daughter” and the monarch had dedicated “our person, our state, our crown and our subjects” to the Blessed Virgin. That left the people without their priests and without a place to go to Mass and receive the sacraments. It was during that period[…]

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Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Annunciation, also referred to as the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary or Annunciation of the Lord, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Jesus, meaning “Saviour”. It is one of the twelve Great Feasts of the church year.  Many Christians observe this event with the Feast of the Annunciation on 25 March, nine full months before Christmas, the birthday of Jesus. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope[…]

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Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

A Short Way of the Cross (As used by the Franciscan Fathers on their Missions)

First Station: Jesus Condemned to DeathMark 15: 1-15 Second Station: Jesus Carries His CrossJohn 19: 13-17, John 19: 5 Third Station: Our Lord Falls the First TimeIsaiah 53: 4-7, John 1: 29 Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His MotherLuke 2: 25-40, Lamentations 1: 12, John 19: 26-27 Fifth Station: Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His CrossMark 15: 21, Mark 8: 34, 2 Timothy 2: 3 Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of JesusIsaiah 53: 2-3, Matthew 25: 40 Seventh Station: The Second Fall of JesusPsalm 38: 6-22, Isaiah 63: 9 Eighth Station: Jesus Consoles the Women of JerusalemLuke 23: 27-31, Matthew 7: 21[…]

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PRAYER IN TIMES OF EPIDEMICS (extract from the Roman Ritual, Titulus IX, Cap. X)

It should be prayed in Latin. ℣. Dómine, non secúdum peccáta nostre facias nobis. ℣. Deal not with us, Lord, according to our sins. ℟. Neque secúndum iniquittátes nostras retribuas nobis. ℟. And take not vengeance on us because of our misdeeds. ℣. Adjuva nos, Deus, salutáris noster. ℣. Help us, O God, our Deliverer. ℟. Et propter glóriam nóminis tui, Dómine, libera nos. ℟. And for Thy name’s sake, O Lord, free us. ℣. Dómine, ne memineris iniquitatum nostrarum antiquárum. ℣. Remember not, O Lord, our sins of old. ℟. Cito anticipent nos misericórdiæ tuæ, quia páuperes facti sumus[…]

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Monasticism in the Catholic Church

The Mission of Monasticism in the Catholic Church

Since the early years of the Christian era, Christians have been called by Christ Himself to life in the world without being of the world (John 17:13-16). There are those who think that the contemplative life is not suited to our times and particularly to our country. Hear what Pius IX said on that subject: “The want of the American Church is religious orders of prayer. America is a young country; she has passed her infancy and is now in her youth, but before she arrives at maturity one thing is necessary,—the extension of contemplative orders, without which she will[…]

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Saint Benedict Prayers

The Power of St-Benedict Prayer

At very turning of history God raises great saints in order to strengthen the supernatural hold over souls exercised by the Church in virtue of her divine mission. The Roman Empire had crumbled down and the Barbarian has invaded whole Europe. Then appeared Benedict as chief of the monks of the West. Benedict was born in central Italy, about the year 480, when the civilized world was being overrun by pagan and heretical tribes. As a young man, he withdrew to the mountainous region of Subiaco to live there as a hermit. Soon many disciples followed him. Later, St. Benedict[…]

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Spiritual Communion

Of Spiritual Communion

An extract from the Catholic Classic: The Spiritual Combat by Fr. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Although a real communion is at the oftenest restrained to once a day, yet you are at liberty, as was said above, to communicate in spirit every hour; and nothing but your own negligence can prevent your receiving this great benefit. And it is worth observing, that a spiritual communion is sometimes of greater advantage to the soul, and more acceptable to God, than many sacramental communions performed with little preparation and affection. When, therefore, you are disposed to receive the Son of God spiritually, be[…]

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Blood of Jesus Christ Prayers

The Most Precious Blood Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Blood of Christ purchased our salvation and pleads for us before the throne of God, yet it is little understood or appreciated.  In these days we need to think of the Passion of Christ; we do not know how God is going to test us. Devotion to the Precious Blood is a fundamental, sane approach to God. It is hard and painful; it will help us to steel our own hearts against weakness. His blood redeems us. There was a price against us that we could not pay, but the blood of Jesus redeemed us. First Peter 1:18-19 says,[…]

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St. Alphonsus Mary De Ligouri

On The Number Of Sins Beyond Which God Pardons No More

Non tentabis Dominum Deum tuumThou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God– Matt., 4:7 A sermon by St. Alphonsus Mary De Liguori (1696-1787), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. St. Francis Jerome, when he visited the parents of St. Alphonsus shortly after his birth, made this prophecy: “This child will be blessed with length of days; he shall not see death before his ninetieth year; he will be a bishop and will do great things for Jesus Christ.” This prophecy certainly came true. One of the most accomplished of all the saints is Alphonsus Liguori. He was a lawyer in[…]

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Holy Face of Jesus

Holy Face Devotion – Devotion for Our Times: Acts of Reparation for Insults and Blasphemies.

“This Salutary Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus is a Divine Work, Destined to Save Modern Society.” — Pope Pius IX Devotion to the Holy Face of Christ is of ancient origin, reaching back to the fourth century and before. From the 12th century on, the devotion began to revolve around the Veil of Veronica, held to be the cloth Veronica gave to Our Lord to wipe His face during the carrying of the Cross. Popularity of the devotion grew enormously with St. Therese of the Child Jesus making known her devotion to the Holy Face, with an Archconfraternity[…]

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“Recordare, Domine” Votive Mass in the Time of Pestilence

Some of the richest treasures of the traditional Roman Liturgy are the Votive Masses near the back of the St. Andrew’s Missal (1945 Edition). These devotions were systematically and purposely stripped out of the church’s life, as Fr. John Zuhlsdorf noted, to weaken our Catholic identity and to make us more susceptible to the winds of the world with its shifting fads and mores. The votive masses were an easy target for the radical reformers, and because many faithful are now frozen at 1962 as per Summorum Pontificum, so you might hear ‘Recordare domine’ Mass only in an independent chapel[…]

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