St. Hermenegild, 2017

“You are a slave of the devil because you have a false faith, you’re not Catholic! And I will not receive Holy Communion from sacrilegious hands!”

The Triumph of St. Hermenegild, Martyr for the Faith
The Triumph of St. Hermenegild, Martyr for the Faith

 

Tomorrow, April 13, is the feast of day of St. Hermenegild and so we offer an updated tribute to this young saint who stood up against heresy, even the heresy of his own father. His example teaches us much about the current crisis.

St. Hermenegild was a Visigoth Prince martyred for the faith in 585. He was put to death by his own father, the Arian King Leovigild for holding firm to the Catholic faith. His father cast him into a dungeon and after several months, sent an Arian Bishop to him on Easter Sunday to offer him a pardon if he would accept Communion from him. By his firm refusal to yield his faith to heresy, even to his father’s heresy, he earned a martyr’s crown. His story has a particular relevance to this unique and tragic time in the Church.

A few years ago, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais gave a sermon on St. Hermenegild:

“I spoke this morning to the children about Saint Hermenegild. He was a young martyr, seventeen years old, who lived in the sixth century. He was Catholic, but his father was a heretic, an Arian. He was supposed to inherit the throne of Spain, but his father, furious that his son was a Catholic, forbade him the throne and sentenced him to prison.

“Hermenegild – whom we celebrate on April 13th, was in prison for several months as Easter approached. He wanted to receive Communion, Holy Communion for Easter. His father was thinking the same thing and sent him a bishop carrying Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! What a joy for Hermenegild to be able to make his Easter communion! Except that when the bishop entered the prison cell, he presented himself thus: “I am the Bishop of Huesca, I am an Arian and I bring you Holy Communion!” “I am Arian,” that is to say “I am a heretic, I’m not Catholic.”

“It was a bishop who was not Catholic, dear faithful, who brought Holy Communion to Hermenegild. What did Hermenegild do? What would you have done in his place? Would you still have accepted to receive Holy Communion? In order to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, is it not worth making some compromises, receiving even from unworthy hands the Lord Jesus? This bishop celebrated Mass validly though he did not believe that Jesus is God, because that was the Arian religion. He did not even believe that Jesus was God! But we do think he could validly celebrate Mass and he was bringing Jesus in the Eucharist!

“Well, in the twinkling of an eye, inspired by one of the gifts of the Holy Ghost – whom we are celebrating today − the gift of Counsel, he said: “No. I will not receive communion from your sacrilegious hands! As for me, I am in chains but I am free to work my salvation. You, my lord, are free but you are a slave of the devil because you have a false faith, you’re not Catholic! And I will not receive Holy Communion from sacrilegious hands!”

“What an example for us, my dear faithful! All the beautiful gifts coming from Rome, we are not prepared to accept them without examination, without considering the circumstances in which this gift would be made. We demand to be able to maintain our public and entire profession of the Catholic Faith. We cannot receive poisoned gifts that would condemn us to compromise with Modernism. This is the example of Saint Hermenegild, inspired by the Holy Ghost.”

When the Arian heresy swept throughout Christendom, and nearly destroyed the Church, the remnant remained steadfast, even to martyrdom and their prayers and sacrifices eventually achieved the extirpation of the evil heresy of Arianism.

Modernism, the synthesis of all heresies is the current counterpart to the ancient evil of Arianism; and now under the grim assault of our arch-modernist pope, we are facing an even greater threat to the faith in his promotion of relativism and situation ethics in a magisterial document. Unlike past times, today’s Church is not only beset by a pernicious heresy, it is permeated with a debilitating corruption in both the laity and the consecrated life. Now, the Church is so constituted that those who are blessed with the faith are charged with helping those who are failing in their faith.

Therefore, we are responsible for our wayward priests, prelates and even our Pope. We owe them our prayers and penances, but we also owe them the truth. We are responsible for recalling to the faith those who have fallen into error.

With his recent Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, our Pope has achieved what was previously unthinkable: he has introduced heresy into a magisterial document, against the clear and firm teaching of the Faith proclaimed by Our Lord Jesus Christ and the constant teaching and practice of the faith for over 2,000 years. And the silence of our brave “Princes of the Church” is stunning! Who will defend the Bride of Christ?

Update: And now what are we to think of the Vatican’s latest ploy, to extend to the priests of the Society of St. Pius X the “right” to perform licit marriages under the auspices of a Novus Ordo priest? What would St. Athanasius have thought if a Pope of his time offered him the “concession” of having an Arian priest preside at his sacraments?

We are fast approaching a time, when after our prayers and penances, after our remonstrations, we must do as St. Hermenegild did. Soon,  we may have to say with Athanasius, “They have the churches, but we have the faith.” With the Holy Family, we may yet have to withdraw to the desert, until this onslaught of heresy plays out and God once again restores the Church.

St. Joseph was forced to take his Family and leave the visible structure of his faith in order to save the faith. Let us pray to him, as Guardian of the Holy Family and Protector of the Church to protect us now from those in our own hierarchy who seek to destroy the Faith and murder souls in the name of a perversion of mercy.

“[14] Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? [15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?

[16] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [17] Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: [18] And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor, 6, 14-18)

 

  Remember, Pray the Rosary and confound the devil and those who serve him.

  Queen of the Holy Rosary, crush the head of satan and restore the Church!

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us, Thy Kingdom come!

  St. Joseph, protect our families, protect our priests!

  St. Pius X pray for us and for our priests!

 

Thank you all for your kind wishes and most of all, for your prayers.

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

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Pascua Florida Pilgrimage, 2017

SSPX  Pascua Florida Pilgrimage, 2017

This is a spur of the moment attempt to notify you of an inspiring pilgrimage  occurring in Florida soon.  A bright young reader  Katherine, informed me of a  little known pilgrimage in Florida and asked me to share it with you.  For her privacy and at her family’s request, we will not post her picture, which is a shame, since she is a lovely young girl, and truly Catholic!

 

 

Although it is deliberately ignored by the secular media and the progressive educational establishment, it was the Holy Roman Catholic Church which first brought Christianity to America. In April 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the northeast coast of what he then called La Florida,  but is now, St. Augustine, Florida  and planted the first cross in the sand. The early heroic martyrs endured deplorable conditions bringing the Faith to native Indians and ministering to the settlers. These early Catholic efforts had nothing whatsoever with plundering the natives or stealing their gold; but were simply the efforts of Catholic missionaries to bring the true faith to a pagan land. Among these missionaries are many little known martyrs of the faith.

The pilgrimage runs from Tuesday, April 18, which is a week from now, through Sunday, April 23. That is, the Tuesday after Easter through Whitsunday. Pilgrims travel by foot but also must cross rivers in canoes and they camp out in tents along the way. The pilgrimage ends about noon on Sunday with a Mass on the beautiful greensward of the ancient Mission de Nombre de Dios, near where the Cross was first planted by Juan Ponce de Leon, in St. Augustine Florida.

As a sidenote to this, the young reader, Katherine,  shared with me a bit of her own history.  It seems that she is descended from a group of early Catholic settlers in Florida called Menorcans, who came to America as indentured servants, to work on an indigo plantation in an area near what is now New Smyrna, Florida. They were treated brutally, starved and many died. In 1777, when their Scottish owner refused to free them as he had contracted to do, they revolted and trekked by foot to St. Augustine where authorities allowed them to settle and they were able once again,  to worship the Faith. And so, Katherine is especially desirous of retracing her ancestors’ steps of three centuries ago. The link below has information about the pilgrimage and also a link to donate to the pilgrimage. Any financial aid you are able to give would be blessed with many prayers and remembrance in the Masses offered each day of the pilgrimage.

This modern day pilgrimage roughly traces the steps of the Menorcans who walked to St. Augustine so many centuries ago, and ends with the perfect celebration of the Faith – the true Mass, celebrated under the massive old oaks of the Shrine of Mission Nombre de Dios, and looking out onto the inlet to the Atlantic, very similar to what must have occurred 504 years ago – the Mass of all times in a timeless setting.

For more information about the pilgrimage, or to donate to sponsor a young pilgrim like Katherine, please follow the link below:

Pascua Florida Pilgrimage.

Come walk the path of the martyrs from St. Thomas More Chapel in Sanford Florida to the oldest known site of the First Mass in North America and Nombre de Dios Shrine in St. Augustine.

Holy Martyrs of La Florida, pray for us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.

 

To Mary, Temple of the Trinity, 2017

The time of this Novena has been an especially painful one for me as I have watched in increasing perplexity the unfolding drama of the “regularization” dialogue with apostate Rome. Our Heavenly Father, in His wisdom, in place of a brilliant mind, gave me instead a heart filled with love for Him. With my limitations, this situation presents itself to me in very simple, clear terms:

Does Pope Francis, in any way, show us his love of, reverence for, Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Church he founded? Does he show us, teach us his flock, love for, reverence for, Our Lord’s Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary?

If Pope Francis does not, then he is no friend, no follower of Jesus Christ, our Savior and the true Head of the One True Church founded by Him.  If therefore, Pope Francis is no friend of Our Lord Jesus Christ, why is Bishop Fellay associating himself with him? We are not to associate ourselves with those who betray Christ, are we? 

In my pain, I tend to forget, and so I remind myself, and you too, that when we have prayed so profoundly to Our Most Blessed Mother, we must then let go of our burden and trust in her love for us, her children. For it would be an insult to her to continue to be in anguish once we have entrusted our cares to her. And so, let us end our Novena of the Annunciation with this meditative poem celebrating the grandeur of the Word made flesh, that dwells among us and comes to us daily through the consecrated hands of our beloved priests.

†  †  †

Today, the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation, we conclude our Novena. And again we offer the popular poem for the Annunciation shared with us by Peregrine, a reader/contributor.

“The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

 

                 Annunciation

Hail Mary, Temple of the Trinity!

        Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee,

Art thou astonished at His deference?

Fear not, for thou hast found grace with God.
             Thou shalt conceive … and bring forth a Son
                               Thou shalt call His name Jesus.

How shall it be?
          (Mindful of thy chastity)

And yet . . . it is thy purity draws Him down
Captivated by thy pure and humble love
                Thy Creator awaits at the door of thy will,

The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee
          . . .  the most High shall overshadow thee . . .
                        the Holy born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

His will is clear
          . . . moved by His will alone . . .

Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done unto me…

The Architect of earth and heaven
                    Thus closed Himself in thy pure frame.
At thy “fiat” the Almighty Word
               leapt down from heaven
                              The Sword of Truth wrought death to death,
Obedient, He vanquished disobedient pride.

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us,

peregrine, March 25, 2004

Let us hold fast to the truth: we are her children after all!

  Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, crush satan’s head and drive him from the Church!

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

  St. Joseph, protect our families, protect our priests!

  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

  Pray the Rosary and confound the devil and those who serve him!

~ posted by evensong with love the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

Please note: This post, and the poem, are property of peregrine, a friend of Fatima. Please respect her wishes and do not copy her work elsewhere without permission. Thank you.

Is it clear yet?

Update on Feb 3, 2017: Since this entry was posted, Dr. Roberto de Mattei has written an excellent article for Rorate Caeli, wherein he discusses the brutal disregard of the Pope even for international law and concludes:

“The wish of Bp. Bernard Fellay to regularize the canonical position of the Society of St. Pius X with an agreement that nothing will undermine the identity of his institute is certainly commendable, but the question arises: Is it opportune to be placed under the legal umbrella of Rome in the very moment when the law is being ignored, or worse yet, being used as a means to crack down on those who want to remain faithful to Catholic faith and morals?”
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Jan 30 2017:
The past few posts were an attempt to provide some context with which to view the current – and soon to come – events in the Church. It is not an easy task, as no mere human being can hope to withstand the ferocious violence with which the faithful are attacked daily by this beast. I am certainly no match for this!

This morning’s post from Sandro Magister tells us, “The decapitation inflicted by Pope Francis on the Order of Malta is therefore twofold. Because what is falling is not only the head of Grand Master Festing, but also, de facto, that of cardinal patron Raymond Leo Burke.” I wonder if that is clear enough for the paid professional Catholics who constantly twitter about how Francis needs to “clarify” the meaning of Amoris Laetitia.

Is it clear yet?

Magister’s article refers us to Edward Pentin’s most excellent series chronicling the tragedy. In particular, note Pentin’s most recent wherein he hints at the truth: Speaking of Boeselager and the three associates of his on the Papal Commission, Pentin states, “The three and Boeselager have also been involved in a $118 million bequest to the Order held in a Swiss trust. ”

Readers, keep in mind St. John’s words, “For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (I John, 2,16). Do you understand? Satan, within the Church: The Pride of Life which is of the world is the heresy of modernism in its myriad forms, Concupiscence of the Flesh is the perverted lusts of the St. Gallen/Lavender Mafia and their vulgar representative, and the Concupiscence of the Eyes is the insatiable greed for money and power that has infected the Vatican for well over a century now.

To put it more plainly, it is about money, perverted lust and perverted dogma.

In many previous posts I have warned that the Mass will be taken from us. Bishop Fellay, bless his heart is taking great strides to accomplish just this. And the same forces we just identified are behind the good Bishop’s capitulation. And when he has succeeded, there will soon be an end to the true Mass throughout the world.  [My comment to clarify. I have always had great affection and admiration for Bishop Fellay. I believe him to be an extraordinarily good and holy man. But I also believe that for some reason, he has chosen to pursue a very dangerous course in this matter. Pope Francis has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to disregard rules in order to destroy anything he sees as an obstruction to his remaking of the Church. It is no use to tell me that “the Pope cannot do that to the Society” or that if the Pope moves against the Society, “there will be an outcry.” There has been “an outcry” over the Pope’s heterodox Amoris Laetitia and it has not even slowed this Pope down. Far from it, he has now attacked Cardinal Burke and has brutally moved against the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta. Just for the record, the Pope has no right to take over the Knights this way.Yet he is doing it.

Lifesite News reported:

“…As the Order of Malta is a sovereign entity, the pope asking its leader to resign was extremely unusual. Catholic University of America canon law professor Kurt Matens said what Pope Francis did “amounts to de facto annexation” and is a “serious violation of international law.”

Pope Francis declared all of Festing’s recent acts “null and void,” including Boeselager’s removal.

This Pope cares not a fig for what is right or wrong. If the Society enters into any agreement with this Pope, they can expect to be treated as others have been and are still being treated.

Pope Francis is not in any way a man of integrity. he will not keep his word. His goal here is to silence the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. That is what is at stake. I would not normally become so strident but I believe there is a clear and present danger posed by Pope Francis. I am speaking because I believe with every fiber of my being that Archbishop Lefebvre’s beautiful work will be endangered if the Society approaches Rome under its current management. I do not doubt that Bishop Fellay’s intentions are excellent and that he is much holier and wiser than most and perhaps it is the Holy Ghost guiding him. But I cannot stand by and not even speak my convictions, which are full of foreboding in this matter.]

Continue reading “Is it clear yet?”

Luther’s Pope

And now, several generations after the disastrous “Springtime of Vatican II”,  comes Luther’s own pope, the pope of surprises. Who will tell him that these surprises are stale?

I think that the intentions of Martin Luther were not mistaken

Fr. Bouchacourt – SSPX District Superior of France – released the following statement regarding Monday’s ecumenical meeting in Sweden. (Link)

On October 31, 2016, Pope Francis signed a joint declaration with the president of the Lutheran World Federation, Munib Younan, in Sweden. This was to mark the beginning of what is planned to be a year-long “celebration” of Martin Luther’s break with Eternal Rome. This declaration, in part, stated:

Through dialogue and shared witness we are no longer strangers. Rather, we have learned that what unites us is greater than what divides us. While we are profoundly thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation, we also confess and lament before Christ that Lutherans and Catholics have wounded the visible unity of the church. Theological differences were accompanied by prejudice and conflicts, and religion was instrumentalised for political ends.”

We have discussed the timeless teaching of Holy Mother Church regarding the Lutheran heresy recently, and will continue to provide more concrete and specific information on Martin Luther and his revolution in the coming weeks.

Continue reading “Luther’s Pope”

Presage of Victory?

An interesting thing happened on October 7, the day we honor Our Lady by her preferred title, Our Lady of the Rosary. You surely remember that 99 years ago, on October 13, 1917, our Blessed Mother identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary in her last visit to Fatima.

Our Lady of the Rosary has won many battles against enemies of the Church. The earliest that I have found was the victory of Simon de Montfort on September 12, 1213 over the albigensian heretics who were in many respects similar to the neo-gnostics of modern times. Montfort’s mere 700 knights were victorious over many thousands of albigensians because Saint Dominic had taught them the power of the Rosary and had prayed for their success the entire time they fought. After their victory, Simon de Montfort established a Chapel to Our Lady of the Rosary at the Church of Saint-Jacques. Then there was the great victory of Lepanto where Catholic forces empowered by the holy Rosary trounced the muslim Turks and sent them running, thus saving Christendom from annihilation at the hands of the “religion of peace”. Even as recently as 1964, in Brazil, the power of the Rosary was used successfully to rout a pro-communist dictator after Cardinal de Barros Camara and Dona Amelia Bastos led Catholic women in a Fatima-inspired Rosary Crusade. Ah, but that was before the Springtime of Vatican II, wasn’t it?

Yes, the Rosary, when combined with reparation and a firm will to prevail for the glory of God, will conquer all enemies. At present we do not yet see it being used effectively, but perhaps we may before long. The Rosary and Reparation Crusade of the Society of St. Pius X is proceeding and even many who are not supporters of the Society, but simply concerned diocesan Catholics are joining in. Our Lady, as we have been assured by Sister Lucia, has promised us that nothing we ask for by this means will be denied.

“The Rosary is the prayer that always accompanies my life; It is also the prayer of the simple and the saints … it is the prayer of my heart.”

As Eponymous Flower reported,  for her feast day Pope Francis “honored” her with his tweet, “The Rosary is the prayer that always accompanies my life; It is also the prayer of the simple and the saints … it is the prayer of my heart.”

And we know that what the Holy Father says is true because as he himself told us in 2014, he snatched the rosary from the hands of the body of his dead confessor, saying, “give me half your mercy.” He keeps it in a pouch under his cassock, perhaps near his heart? So who says that modernists do not love the Rosary?

And so we have another example of lightning striking the dome St. Peter’s on the same day of the Pope’s tweet to honor Our Lady of the Rosary. That makes twice in recent times, and never before in recorded history. The last time was on the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11, 2013, when the St. Gallen Group triumphed with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Funny how these episodes correlate with modernist popes and Our Lady’s feast days.

It does give one pause. If things run in threes, we might ask what is in store for December 8th.

Please, pray the Rosary and confound satan and all those who serve him,

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin. Give me strength against thine enemies.

 

 

The New Rosary Crusade Begins Tomorrow

Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary

The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and ensnare the poor children of Eve. But thou, our Blessed Mother, our Queen and our Advocate, thou who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of this cruel enemy, receive our prayers. United to thee with one heart, we beseech thee to present them before the throne of God.

May we never be caught in the snares around us, but rather may we all reach the harbor of salvation. Despite the awesome perils which threaten, may God’s Church and all Christian society sing out once again the hymn of deliverance, of victory and of peace. Amen. (Pope Pius X)

The Rosary Crusade begins tomorrow, on the Feast of the Assumption – Please consider taking up this crusade, it’s our final opportunity to obey heaven’s call before the fateful century draws to its calamitous close. A last ditch effort, really. 

Never before has the need for a Rosary Crusade been greater.  Our Lady of Fatima has given us this last remedy of the Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart.  Many  will say that they reject Bishop Fellay, reject the Society of St. Pius X, but that is to miss the point. We must do this, regardless of our affiliation and I hope you will read the following prayerfully and see if Our Lady isn’t calling you to obedience in this great effort. 

 

By the Rosary, She shall crush the head of satan!
By the Rosary, She shall crush the head of satan!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

The Rosary Crusade will begin tomorrow, August 15, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will continue through the year, concluding in 2017, on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22. 

Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced this new Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (May to October 1917).

This crusade will be held from August 15, 2016 to August 22, 2017.

It follows the intentions indicated by the Blessed Virgin herself:

(I) Jesus wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In order to do so, all the faithful are invited:

  • to recite the rosary daily, alone or as a family;
  • to accomplish the devotion of the reparatory communion on five first Saturdays, and to multiply their daily sacrifices in a spirit of reparation for the outrages against Mary;
  • to wear the miraculous medal themselves and to diffuse it around them;
  • to consecrate their homes to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. [Family Consecration Prayer is in sidebar to the right.]

Besides the propagation of this devotion, we will also pray

(II) for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and

(III) for the pope and all the bishops of the Catholic world to consecrate Russia to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

And as a special intention we will add

(IV) the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Society of St. Pius X and all its members in addtition to all the religious communities of Tradition.

The goal set by Bishop Bernard Fellay is a bouquet of 12 million rosaries and 50 million sacrifices for Our Lady of Fatima.

Rosary Crusade Tally Sheet in PDF format here.

Source

You may also find useful our post: “2016: Reparation is the key“.

NOTE: Although I cannot cite the source just now,  Sister Lucia did assure us that we will not be saved alone, that is to say, we must sacrifice and pray to save others. We may feel as though that in this chaos, we must focus on saving our own souls, but we will be held accountable for all our missed opportunities to work for the salvation of others. As I write this, it is about an hour before dawn, after a very long night. Our Sorrowful Mother has waited so long, and most Catholics really could not possibly care less. And God’s justice awaits. Please pray the Rosary and work to spread this Rosary Crusade..

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore, that I may ever love Thee, more and more!

St. Joseph, protector of the Holy Family, protect our families!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

No Gnosis Required

Each time the Society of St. Pius X issues a statement, it is accompanied by a buzzing cloud of internet commenters who offer their sly and misleading interpretations. The Society’s most recent Communique is no different. One blog when posting it actually carried the instruction to its readers that the statement is “to be read between the lines”.

On the contrary, “reading between the lines” has contributed much disinformation and confusion to this situation. In Matthew we read, “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” (Matt. 5, 37). Let us stop this armchair pontificating and look at this most recent statement as it is.

SSPX Communique 28 Jun 2016

Communiqué from the Superior General to All Members of the Society of Saint Pius X at the conclusion of the meeting of major superiors in Anzère (Valais), June 28 2016

16-07-2016

Following the meeting of the superiors of the Society of St. Pius X, in addition to the statement he read on June 29, 2016, during the priestly ordinations in Ecône, Bishop Bernard Fellay, the day before, had addressed the priests in a statement that DICI publishes today exclusively.

For the glory of God,
for the honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ and of His Most Holy Mother,
for our salvation.

Continue reading “No Gnosis Required”

A Crusade of Penance

If we are to survive the tsunami of evil washing over the Church, we must make the best use we can of the time left. Although Bishop Fellay has scheduled the new Rosary Crusade to begin on the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven, August 15th, let us focus now on the penitential aspect.

At Fatima, Our Lady requested penance, so let’s jump in now, ahead of the Rosary Crusade, to support the Crusade. One excellent penance is the First Saturdays of Reparation. If we begin the First Saturday of August, we will have five completed by the end of 2016, although it is a very good practice to continue them in a spirit of reparation for all those who do not make them.

But as St. Michael the Archangel recommended 100 years ago at Fatima, we must make of everything we can a sacrifice, offering all in an obedient and penitential spirit.

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?
Grant that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thy enemies!

“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Canticles, 6, 9)
R. Thanks be to God.
V. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

The prayer above is from the hour of Prime in the traditional Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Those who say it often are familiar with the frequent references to battle and enemies that run through the Little Office. This is because the Little Office, as a liturgical prayer of the Church, reflects the intense battle being waged against the Bride of Christ by the powers of darkness and deceit. The prayers of the Little Office are a daily reminder of the “enmity between (satan’s) seed and her seed”.

For centuries, this simple Office has been the earnest prayer of those who are called to embrace Mary, the Immaculate Mother of our Savior as their own Mother. We are not called to merely enjoy the comforts of her love in pious prayer, but to serve our Queen actively in this intense and ongoing battle.

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Announcing a New Rosary Crusade

We are now approaching the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions in Portugal, from May 13 to October 13, 1917. However, the Pope and the conciliar church have ignored this fact, and in contrast, have emphasized the importance of the 500th anniversary of the heretic Martin Luther’s revolution in October 2017.

Not content with stating that a person can be in what is euphemistically described as an “irregular situation” (actually, persistent mortal sin) and yet be living and growing in God’s grace and even “in certain cases” receiving the Holy Eucharist, Pope Francis now is nudging us along towards intercommunion with Lutherans in anticipation of celebrating this man’s revolt against the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Never before has the need for a Rosary Crusade been greater. And today, it was announced that Bishop Fellay has called for one. The notice is below. Please help spread the word on this; it is a devotion that is urgently needed and no matter what your opinion of the Society of St. Pius X, please understand that Our Lady of Fatima calls us to this, and it is for her we must comply. I am working on a very important post (actually a small series) to help us get refocused on the Message in light of the Apocalypse and current events, which are accelerating so rapidly one barely has time to note them before being swept up in the maelstrom of continued destruction.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

The Rosary Crusade will begin on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, this year, and will continue through the year, concluding on her Feast of the Immaculate Heart, August 22, 2017. Here is the release and I hope you will mark your calendars and pitch in!

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