Three Days Darkness

Three Days of Darkness

The most spectacular aspect of the Act of God will be the three days of darkness over the whole earth. The Three Days have been announced by Catholic prophets St. Caspar del Bufulo, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, Blessed Elizabeth Canori-Mora and Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified.  The Church does not oblige us to believe in any particular prophecy as a matter of faith [de fide], but we are indeed obliged to believe that prophecies may be made even in our own times, for this is in the Gospel [Evangelium]: the Holy Ghost will speak to many in the Latter Days.[…]

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Holy Mary of Guadalupe

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12

In 1531, a “Lady from Heaven” appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. She identified Herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site, and left an image of Herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years, but which shows no sign of decay 471 years later, and today still defies all scientific explanations of its origin. It apparently even reflects in Her eyes what was in front of Her in 1531! The Lady[…]

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Counterfeit church

On Communion with Counterfeit Church: Faithful have the right to know …

“They have indeed a strict right to know that the priests who serve them are not in communion with a counterfeit church.” Archbishop Lefebvre, “Open Letter to Cardinal Gantin”. Comment: Priests have a great role to play in the defense of the Faith. But you also have a role to play, dear Faithful, in the defense of the Faith. This role is to require that your priests be not in communion with the destructors of the Faith. It is not by asking your priests to compromise with the destructors of the Faith that you will be faithful to God, but[…]

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The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed [November 2]

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed – November 2nd

From “The Saint Andrew Daily Missal” (1937) The feast of All Saints is intimately connected with the remembrance of the holy souls who, detained in purgatory to expiate their venial sins or to pay the temporal pains due to sin, are none the less confirmed in grace and will one day enter heaven. Therefore, after having joyfully celebrated the glory of the saints who are the Church triumphant in heaven, the Church on earth extends her maternal solicitude to the place of unspeakable torments, the abode of souls who equally belong to her. “On this day,” says the Roman Martyrology,[…]

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Crusade to put Christ back in Christmas

The Crusade to put Christ back in Christmas

In order to stem the tide of secularism and materialism which certain opportunists inject into every Christmas season it is not necessary to go to the other extreme and assume Puritanical austerity. Christmas ought to be merry. We ought to be happy and light hearted. It is a feast day of great importance. Man has every reason for celebrating this day of days with all the gladness his heart can hold. Only the worldly and the cynical say, ‘‘I’ll be glad when it is over,” or believe that Christmas is no longer anything more than a time of costly and[…]

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Turn Your Homes into Traditional Latin Mass Houses of the Lord

Turn Your Homes into Traditional Latin Mass Houses of the Lord

– An Antidote to Traditionis Custodes Traditional Holy Mass unites us to the Saints and Martyrs of the past. Since the times of the catacombs up until the most recent persecutions, wherever a priest celebrates the Holy Sacrifice, even in an attic or a cellar, in the woods or in a barn, or even in a van, he is mystically in communion with that host of heroic witnesses of the Faith, and the gaze of the Most Holy Trinity rests on that improvised altar; before it all the angelic hosts genuflect adoringly; all of the souls in purgatory gaze toward[…]

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Rise of the Monasteries

Christian Monasticism and the Rise of the Monasteries

Christian monasticism is the devotional practice of individuals who live ascetic and typically cloistered lives that are dedicated to Christian worship. Monasticism became quite popular in the Middle Ages, with religion being the most important force in Europe. Monks and nuns were to live isolated from the world to become closer to God. Monks provided service to the church by copying manuscripts, creating art, educating people, and working as missionaries. Convents were especially appealing to women. It was the only place they would receive any sort of education or power. It also let them escape unwanted marriages. Learning Objective: Compare[…]

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Prayer of Blessing Against Storms

Prayer for Protection from Hurricanes and Storms, Flood and Lightning

Prayer of Blessing Against Storms (where you see the cross, make the Sign of the Cross) Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. ✞ God became man, ✞ and the Word was made flesh. ✞ Christ was born of a virgin. ✞ Christ suffered. ✞ Christ was crucified. ✞ Christ died. ✞ Christ rose from the dead. ✞ Christ ascended into Heaven. ✞ Christ conquers. ✞ Christ reigns. ✞ Christ orders. ✞ May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. ✞ Christ went through their midst in Peace, ✞ and the Word was made Flesh. ✞[…]

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Feast of the Miraculous Medal

The Feast of the Miraculous Medal – November 27

Devotion to and wearing of the Miraculous Medal is second to the Rosary in popularity among Traditional Catholic devotions. The Miraculous Medal is a physical manifestation of the gift of grace that perpetually exudes from Our Lady and it, too, is a Sacramental, a most miraculous one. It was originally called the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, but because so many miracles were reported by those wearing it that it became known as the Miraculous Medal. Often the Medal is presented to Catholics who are making their first holy Communion, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and given at Baptisms. The[…]

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Presentation of the Virgin Mary

Feast of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple – November 21

The account of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple is principally based on the Protoevangelium of James, which has been dated by historians prior to the year 200 AD. The story relates that in thanksgiving for the birth of their daughter, Mary, Joachim and Anne decide to consecrate her to God, and bring her, at the age of three years, to the temple in Jerusalem. Mary’s presentation in the temple draws parallels to that of the prophet Samuel, whose mother Hannah, like Anne was also thought to be barren, and who offered her child as a[…]

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Chaplet of Conversion

The Chaplet of Conversion

“But rise up, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, that I may make thee a minister, and a witness of those things which thou hast seen, and of those things wherein I will appear to thee,Delivering thee from the people, and from the nations, unto which now I send thee:To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me.” Acts 26:16-18.[…]

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PRAYING THE PSALMS

Praying the Psalms

“Praying the Psalms” is an introductory chapter that comes from Angelus Press books: Divine Office, Vespers and Compline, available from the Virgo Sacrata shop. Parallel Latin-English Psalter (free!) is also available on the Virgo Sacrata where you can listen and learn how to pray the Psalms in Latin language. It is a wonderful opportunity for the Catholic Clergy, Religious and Laity to learn the Divine Office — or the Liturgy of the Hours — in Latin as well as the more familiar English. But how are the psalms to be prayed? It will be interesting to examine the history of[…]

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