The Figure of a Woman, anticipating 2017

 

St. Hildegard’s Vision of the Five Beasts includes another vision, that which she refers to as, “The Figure of a Woman”. This is the strange figure in the woodcut below:
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From Vision Eleven, Scivias, The Figure of a Woman.

 

And I saw again the figure of a woman whom I had previously seen in front of the altar that stands before the Eyes of God; she stood in the same place, but now I saw her from the waist down. And from her waist to the place that denotes the female, she had various scaly blemishes; and in that latter place was a black and monstrous head. It had fiery eyes and ears like an ass’ and its nostrils and mouth were like a lion’s; it opened wide its jowls and terribly clashed its horrible iron-colored teeth. And from its head down to her knees, the figure was white and red, as if bruised by many beatings; and from her knees to her tendons where they joined her heels, which appeared white, she was covered with blood.

And behold! That monstrous head moved from its place with such a great shock that the figure of the woman was shaken through all her limbs. And a great mass of excrement adhered to the head; and it raised itself up upon a mountain and tried to ascend the height of Heaven. And behold, there came suddenly a thunderbolt, which struck that head with such great force that it fell from the mountain and yielded up its spirit in death. And a reeking cloud enveloped the whole mountain, which wrapped the head in such filth that the people who stood by were thrown into the greatest terror. And that cloud remained around the mountain for a while longer.

The people who stood there, perceiving this, were shaken with great fear, and said to one another: “Alas, alas! What is this? What do you think this was? Alas, wretches that we are! Who will help us, and who will deliver us? For we know not how we were deceived. O Almighty God, have mercy on us! Let us return; let us hasten to the covenant of Christ’s Gospel; for ah, ah, ah! We have been bitterly deceived! And lo, the feet of the figure of the woman glowed white, shining with a splendor greater than the sun’s.

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Pope Francis, Clean Your House First!

Pope Francis issued his 184 page encyclical on the environment yesterday. In it, he painstaking addresses every smallest detail of our earthly existence that he feels threatens the environment. He decries the use of so much paper and plastic, the overuse of air conditioning, and recommends car-pooling, recycling, and turning off unnecessary lights. He affirms once again a man-centered economy, and as befits a document centered on man and this earth, speaks of pollution 27 times.

In this age of apostasy, the soul of man is withering. The true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been stifled, corrupted into a neo-protestant worship service, the true faith has been dragged down to become shuffled with false religions and made to serve man. The vilest filth is not that which Pope Francis decries, “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” (para 21) but the filth of the perversions, victoriously ruling within the Holy Catholic Church.

Some commentators have mentioned that Pope Francis speaks favorably of the Blessed Virgin, of the Eucharist and appears to be opposed to population control in his encyclical. Instead of celebrating the Pope’s duplicitous words, look at his actions. He has appointed Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a rabid promoter of the population control agenda, to the Pontifical Academy for Science. As with all politicians, we must be alert to his actions, because words in this case serve only to mislead. If Francis was truly devoted to the Immaculata, he would obey her. In her appearances at Quito, La Salette, Fatima and Akita, she has warned of corruption in the Church, of sins which destroy souls. Instead of addressing these concerns, as a true shepherd, our pontiff chooses to promote the agenda of the anti-Christian United Nations.

The forced appointment of Juan Barros as Bishop over the protests of the faithful, the appointment of Timothy Radcliffe, the promotion of Battista Ricca, all these and many more, betray a callous disregard for the need for purity in the Church. The heretical Radcliffe has stated that sodomitical relations may be “Eucharistic”! Battista Ricca is a walking advertisement for all that is perverse in the so-called, “gay lobby”. If your Church be filthy, how can you presume to preach to others?

Pope Francis, cleanse your Church before you speak of filth to the rest of the world.

Immaculate Mother of God, Mary most holy, crush the head of satan and cleanse the Church!

Remember, pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

The Vatican’s Lavender Heel

Ed. Note: The following post is from June, 2015, and in it, Magister demonstrates his initial impression that Pope Bergoglio intended to “uproot the weeds from the Vatican curia” as he put it, referring to scandalous homosexual clerics such as the subject of the post. In time, it has become clear that Pope Francis, has not in any way  “weeded out” the members of the so-called “Gay Lobby” in the Church.

In yesterday’s post on “The Wrath of the Lavender Mafia” we showed the true reason for the Vatican’s attack on Sandro Magister. Under this papacy as no other, we see clearly that the Vatican has, instead of an Achilles’ heel, a Lavender heel. While Pope Francis and his sycophant press portray him as tough on perverted priests, he has actually been quite the opposite. 

But in case there is any doubt about the unfairness of the Vatican’s most recent hatchet job on Sandro Magister, a journalist who had the effrontery to report the truth about the Pope’s dear friend Battista Ricca, here is another Chiesa article from Magister’s file.

Vatican's Powerful "Gay" Lobby
Vatican’s Powerful “Gay” Lobby

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350565?eng=y

ROME, July 25, 2013 – It is enough these days to enter the offices of the Institute for Works of Religion to understand how flimsy the argument is that has been advanced in defense of Monsignor Battista Ricca, the prelate of the IOR whose scandalous past has been revealed by L’Espresso:

> The Prelate of the Gay Lobby

Three floors below the window of the pope’s Angelus, in two rooms facing the colonnade of Saint Peter’s Square, across large monitors scroll movements of money, past and present, of the clients of the IOR, before the eyes of auditors hunting for suspicious operations. The team is led by Antonio Montaresi, with solid experience in the United States, the new Chief Risk Officer of the controversial Vatican “bank.”

Every operation of dubious regularity is brought to the attention of the Financial Information Authority directed by René Brülhart, vice-president of the international network of the Financial Intelligence Unit, which in turn informs its sister authorities in the countries involved and if necessary the Vatican magistracy.

“Bad management”: this is how the president of the IOR, Ernst von Freyberg, dismisses the conduct of the previous director, Paolo Cipriani, who was forced to resign together with his deputy last July 1.

According to Ricca’s defenders – very active both inside and outside of the Vatican – by striking him the “old guard” of the curia is trying to block the rehabilitation of the “pope’s bank.” But the facts say the opposite. With or without the prelate, the remediation of the accounts and apparatus of the IOR is moving forward at an accelerated pace.

The affair of Monsignor Ricca is a case in point of the weeds that pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio wants to uproot from the Vatican curia. Against homosexuals who live in chastity, including priests, bishops, cardinals, there is no preconceived hostility whatsoever in the Church, so much so that, in tranquility, a number of them have occupied and still occupy important positions.

What the Church does not accept is that consecrated persons, who have made a public commitment of celibacy and chastity “for the Kingdom of Heaven,” should betray their promise.

When the betrayal is public, it becomes scandal. And to heal it the Church requires a penitential journey that begins with repentance, not with falsification, concealment, deception, worse still if carried out with the complicity of others, in a “lobby” of intersecting interests, licit and illicit. In the case of Ricca, the deception has hit Pope Francis himself.

About the monsignor’s scandalous past, and the present cover-up, Francis knew nothing when on June 15 he appointed him prelate, meaning his fiduciary at the IOR. He had been shown the file concerning Ricca that is kept at the personnel office of the secretariat of state, and everything appeared to be in order.

But over the following days a number of trusted persons sounded the alarm for the pope, in speech and in writing, over what had happened in Uruguay between 1999 and 2001 at the nunciature of Montevideo where Ricca had been in service. More information came to the pope on June 21 and 22, when he met with the nuncios who had convened in Rome from all over the world.

After the news of the looming scandal was published on July 3 on www.chiesa, Francis wanted to see Ricca’s personal file again.

This time as well they passed him off as immaculate. The chain of command composed of cardinal secretary of state Tarcisio Bertone, his substitute Giovanni Angelo Becciu, and the delegate for the pontifical diplomatic missions, head of personnel Luciano Suriani, did not even take the basic step of asking the nunciature of Montevideo for copies of the reports from the nuncio at the time, Janusz Bolonek, which arrived in Rome but were evidently made to disappear.

Worse, after L’Espresso last week brought the elements of the scandal to everyone’s attention, they had Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi say that what was published is “not reliable.”

When instead it corresponds in every way to the documents – ecclesiastical and of the civil authorities – kept at the nunciature, including the letter with which Bolonek implored the Vatican authorities to send him in place of Ricca a new and “morally sound” adviser.

In Uruguay, at least five bishops who were direct witnesses of the scandal are ready to report. “Es todo verdad,” it’s all true, ecclesiastical sources have told the leading newspaper of Montevideo, “El País.”

After seeing L’Espresso, Pope Francis himself picked up the telephone and called persons in his trust in that country, for definitive confirmation of the facts.

“Surely the Holy Father, in his wisdom, will know what to do,” was the succinct statement of the current nuncio, Guido Anselmo Pecorari.

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This commentary was published in “L’Espresso” no. 39 of 2013, on newsstands as of July 26, on the opinion page entitled “Settimo cielo” entrusted to Sandro Magister.

Magister reported as well, on the chain of command implicating some high ranked Vatican officials in the Ricca cover-up, “Between 2001 and 2005, during the years in which Monsignor Battista Ricca was removed from the nunciature of Montevideo and finally called back to the Vatican, the chain of command with regard to him was made up of cardinal secretary of state Angelo Sodano, the substitute Leonardo Sandri, and the delegate for pontifical diplomatic missions, head of personnel Carlo Maria Viganò. This last would remain in this position until 2009.”

When reading this and the previous article, it is clear that Sandro Magister had faith that once Pope Francis knew the truth about Ricca’s perversity, he would surely cleanse him from the Vatican. However that is not the case. Instead, Magister is out of a job, his distinguished 41 year career ended ruinously. And far from cleansing the Vatican of these disgraceful men, Pope Francis seems to be quite taken with the serene theology they represent for him.

Pope Francis recently promoted Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., to a prominent position. Here is a quote straight from “Father” Radcliffe, who by the way, offers the notorious Soho “Gay” Masses.

When discussing fertility in marriage, Radcliffe expanded the meaning of fertility:

But not every marriage is fertile in this way. We must avoid having a mechanistic or simplistic understanding of fertility. Jesus speaks a fertile word: This is my body, given for you. He is God’s fertile word. And surely it is in the kind and healing words that we offer each other that we all share in fertility of that most intimate moment. When Jesus met Peter on the shore after Easter, he offers him a word that renews their relationship. Three times he asks him; ‘Do you love me more than these others?’ He allows him to undo his threefold denial. Sexual fertility cannot be separated from the exchange of words that heal, that recreate and set free.

How does all of this bear on the question of gay sexuality? We cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden! We must ask what it means, and how far it is Eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift.”

OK, did you get that bit of serene theology there? Sodomy can be Eucharistic! You’re feeling very, serene now too, aren’t you? And yet this man is promoted while a man who simply documented a tiny portion of the homosexual rot in the Vatican is fired from his job.

Poor Pope Francis, who obviously is so taken with this heady thrill of being in the Lavender Vatican he cannot see his job clearly to protect the faithful from these people, who pervert the faith and bring shame and scandal to the Bride of Christ.

Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

 

The Wrath of the Lavender Mafia

Here is the article which cost Sandro Magister his Vatican credentials. You will notice it was from July, 2013. As you read it, think about the connotations. Realize just who holds the reins of power and the state of the Church as it lurches towards the final Synod in October. At the time Magister wrote this, he truly believed that once the new pope realized the truth about Ricca, he would take appropriate action. But now, we realize this pope is very pleased with Msgr. Ricca!

Root of the Rot: Msgr. Ricca
Root of the Rot: Msgr. Ricca

by Sandro Magister

chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350561?eng=y

ROME, July 18, 2013 – “In the curia there is talk of a ‘gay lobby.’ And it is true, it’s there. Let’s see what we can do,” Francis said on June 6 to Latin American religious received in audience.

And again: “It is not easy. Here there are many of the pope’s ‘bosses’ with great seniority of service,” he confided a few days ago to his Argentine friend and former student Jorge Milia.

In effect, some of these ‘bosses’ have hatched against Jorge Mario Bergoglio the cruelest and most subtle deception since he was elected pope.

They kept in the dark important information that, if he had known it before, would have kept him from appointing Monsignor Battista Ricca “prelate” of the Institute for Works of Religion.

With this appointment, made public on June 15, Francis intended to place a trusted person in a key role within the IOR. With the power to access all of the proceedings and documents and to attend all of the meetings both of the cardinalate commission of oversight and of the supervisory board of the disastrous Vatican “bank.” In short, with the task of cleaning house.

Ricca, 57, originally from the diocese of Brescia, comes from a diplomatic career. He served for fifteen years in the nunciatures of various countries before he was called back to the Vatican, to the secretariat of state. But he won Bergoglio’s trust in another guise, initially as director of the residence on Via della Scrofa at which the archbishop of Buenos Aries stayed during his visits to Rome, and now also as director of the Domus Sanctæ Marthæ in which Francis has chosen to live as pope.

Before the appointment, Francis had been shown, as is customary, the personal file on Ricca, in which he had not found anything unseemly. He had also heard from various personalities of the curia, and none of them had raised objections.

Just one week after appointing the “prelate,” however, during the same days in which he was meeting with the apostolic nuncios who had come to Rome from all over the world, the pope became aware, from multiple sources, of some episodes from Ricca’s past previously unknown to him and such as to bring serious harm to the pope himself and to his intention of reform.

Sadness over having been kept in the dark with regard to such grave matters, and the intention to remedy the appointment he had made, albeit not definitive but “ad interim”: these were the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis once he was aware of those matters.

The black hole in Ricca’s personal history is the period he spent in Uruguay, in Montevideo, on the northern shore of the Rio de la Plata, across from Buenos Aires.

Ricca arrived at this nunciature in 1999, when the mandate of the nuncio Francesco De Nittis was coming to an end. Previously he had served at the diplomatic missions of Congo, Algeria, Colombia, and finally Switzerland.

Here, in Bern, he had met and become friends with a captain of the Swiss army, Patrick Haari. The two arrived in Uruguay together. And Ricca asked that his friend be given a role and a residence in the nunciature.

The nuncio rejected the request. But a few months later he retired and Ricca, having become the chargé d’affaires “ad interim” until the appointment of the new nuncio, assigned Haari a residence in the nunciature, with a regular position and salary.

At the Vatican they let it go. The substitute for general affairs in the secretariat of state at the time was Giovanni Battista Re, a future cardinal, he too originally from the diocese of Brescia.

The intimacy of the relations between Ricca and Haari was so open as to scandalize numerous bishops, priests, and laity of that little South American country, not last the sisters who attended to the nunciature.

The new nuncio, Janusz Bolonek of Poland, who arrived in Montevideo at the beginning of 2000, also found that “ménage” intolerable immediately, and informed the Vatican authorities about it, insisting repeatedly to Haari that he should leave. But to no use, given his connections with Ricca.

In early 2001 Ricca also got into a scrape over his reckless conduct. One day, having gone as on other occasions – in spite of the warnings he had received – to Bulevar Artigas, to a meeting place for homosexuals, he was beaten and had to call some priests to take him back to the nunciature, with his face swollen.

In August of 2001, another mishap. In the middle of the night the elevator of the nunciature got stuck and in the early morning the firemen had to come. They found trapped in the car, together with Monsignor Ricca, a young man who was identified by the police authorities.

Nuncio Bolonek asked that Ricca be sent away from the nunciature and Haari fired immediately. And he got the go-ahead from the secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

Ricca, dragging his heels, was transferred to the nunciature of Trinidad and Tobago, where he remained until 2004. There as well he butted heads with the nuncio. Finally to be called to the Vatican and removed from diplomatic service on the ground.

As for Haari, in the process of leaving the nunciature he demanded that some of his luggage be sent to the Vatican as diplomatic baggage, to the address of Monsignor Ricca. Nuncio Bolonek refused, and the luggage ended up in a building outside of the nunciature. Where it remained for a few years, until from Rome Ricca said that he didn’t want to have anything to do with it anymore.

Once the luggage was opened to get rid of its contents – as decided by the nuncio Bolonek – a pistol was found in it, which was handed over to the Uruguayan authorities, and in addition to personal effects, an enormous quantity of condoms and pornographic material.

In Uruguay, the facts reported above are known to dozens of persons: bishops, priests, sisters, laypeople. Without counting the civil authorities, from security forces to fire protection. Many of these persons have had direct experience of these facts, at various moments.

But at the Vatican as well there are those who know about them. The nuncio at the time, Bolonek, always expressed himself with severity with regard to Ricca, in reporting to Rome.

And yet a blanket of public silence has covered until today these past episodes of the monsignor.

In Uruguay there are some who respect the granting of silence out of scruples of conscience. Some for the duty of office. Some who are silent because they do not want to put the Church and the pope in a bad light.

But at the Vatican there are some who actively promoted this cover-up operation. By blocking the investigations from the time of the events until today. By concealing the reports from the nuncio. By keeping Ricca’s personal file immaculate. In this way they facilitated a prestigious new career for Ricca.

After his return to Rome, the monsignor was integrated into the diplomatic personnel serving at the secretariat of state: initially, from 2005, in the first section, that of general affairs; then, from 2008, in the second section, that of relations with states; and then again, from 2012, in the first section, with a top-level position, that of nunciature advisor first class.

Among the tasks assigned to him was supervision of the spending of the nunciatures. And from this as well was born that reputation as an incorruptible moralizer which was assigned to him by the media all over the world, at the news of his appointment as “prelate” of the IOR.

Moreover, beginning in 2006, Monsigner Ricca was entrusted with the direction first of one, then of two, and finally of three residences for cardinals, bishops, and priests visiting Rome, including that of Saint Martha. And this allowed him to weave an intricate network of relationships with the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy all over the world.

The appointment as “prelate” of the IOR was for Ricca the crowning of this second career of his.

But it was also the beginning of the end*. Because of the many upright persons who knew about his scandalous past, the news of the promotion was a cause of extreme bitterness, all the more keen because it was seen as a presage of harm for the arduous enterprise that Pope Francis has in the works, of purification of the Church and of reform of the Roman curia.

[ * Note: Back in 2013, just a few months into the Humble Pope’s® reign, Magister was certain that if only the Pope knew the truth about Ricca, all would be well. Sadly, this was not at all the case.]

Because of this some believed it to be their duty to tell the pope the truth. Certain that he would make the consequent decisions.”

As you see, Sandro Magister, in July, 2013 believed that Pope Francis was dedicated to “purification of the Church”. Well, now we see how that has worked out.

Think on these things. Think where we are now. Think of the Synod and please return to the Message of Fatima and pray for the Church! Without our prayers, penances and good works, the hierarchy cannot break free from the darkness of their disorientation.

The sycophants in the media are working overtime to discredit Sandro Magister. This is the reason I always urge that you avoid fake news sites like National Catholic Reporter, EWTN, and the others, who under the guise of reporting the news give instead a version acceptable to the Bergoglio/Kasper agenda, that is to say, a clear preference for the sodomites in the Vatican. Until the Vatican is purged of them, the Church will continue to rot from the head down.

O Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, intercede for the Church. By your purity, cleanse the Church from those who seek to destroy the purity of her doctrine and practice!

One Year After Randy Engel’s Open Letter

A year ago, Randy Engel wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis. Mrs. Engel is well known as the author of the “Rite of Sodomy – Homosexuality in the Catholic Church”, an exhaustive review of the corruption of the Church by sodomitical heretics. Her Open Letter is a tour de force of the disgusting subject of homosexuality within the ranks of the Catholic clergy and a poignant plea for the Holy Father to protect the faithful by establishing a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Church. Events of the past year have shown the wisdom of Mrs. Engel’s  concerns. And so, I offer several excerpts from Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter. The article in its entirety can be found here.

Engel quite ably makes her case that the vice of sodomy has been firmly opposed by St. John Chrysostom, St. Peter Damian, St. Thomas Aquinas and has always and everywhere in the Church been condemned as a harmful vice. And yet, following Vatican II, the Church has substantially softened her stance and now appears to be tolerant of this vice.

“The effect of all this pandering by the Church to the forces of organized perversion is that the average Catholic …, has been systematically stripped of the natural and supernatural revulsion that the normal person feels when confronted with sexual perversion.She then calls for the closing down and exorcizing of “Catholic gay parishes” and the termination of “Catholic gay ministries” supported by Episcopal Conferences, including the notorious Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco and St. Xavier Parish in Manhattan.

“You frequently talk about the need for social justice and ministries for the poor and disenfranchised, but I have yet to see the Holy See promote a special ministry of compassion and healing to the victims of clerical sexual abuse and their families, who are routinely treated as “enemies” of the Church instead of beloved members of the parish family who have been victimized by clerical miscreants in the name of God. … “

Pope Francis and his friend, Msgr. Ricca
Pope Francis and his friend, Msgr. Ricca

Engel then reviewed the case of Msgr. Ricca, whom Pope Francis had just appointed to the prestigious post of Prelate of the Institute for Religious Works (Vatican Bank). Ricca was forced to leave his post at the Papal Nunciature in Uruguay due to the public nature of his scandalous affair with his Swiss Army lover, Patrick Haari. The fact that Pope Francis continues to stay in the Santa Marta Guest House which is run by Msgr. Ricca and the same Ricca continues in his position of authority in the Vatican Bank bears eloquent testimony to the support that the homosexual agenda has in this papacy.

In making her case, Mrs. Engel frequently has recourse to graphic and shocking information regarding homosexuality and I cannot put such information on this site, but must point out that revolting as it is, this information is important for you to understand the severity of the threat to the Church which is posed by the widespread tolerance and even encouragement that the Church hierarchy gives to sodomites. For this information, please refer to Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter  at the following  link .

In fact, I believe the homosexual agenda counts on our reticence regarding these matters, to screen their revolting behavior. Our silence helps them achieve their goals. After reading Engel’s Open Letter in its entirety, it becomes apparent that a terrible blasphemy is being promoted within the Church under Pope Francis’s new “mercy”, which finds special virtues in such disgusting sins and yet sees nothing but reprehensible behavior in faithful Catholics.

Engel’s Open Letter calls for for a Papal Commission of Inquiry into Homosexuality and Pederasty in the Catholic Church, noting that,

“It is strange that despite more than three decades of clerical sexual abuse scandals in the Church, most linked to pederasty, neither you nor any of your post-Conciliar predecessors have ever made any attempt to investigate the extent and consequences of the dual plague of homosexuality and pederasty on the Catholic diocesan priesthood and religious life, and on the life of the Catholic laity? With thousands of convicted clerical abusers, and hundreds of thousands of victims, and billions paid out in legal and reparation fees world-wide, isn’t it time that such an investigation were instituted?”

Engel asks, “How far does the Church intend to extend its invitation to these deviant elements in our society without facing charges of endangering the faith and morals of the Catholic laity, especially Catholic youth?” One year after Mrs. Engel’s Open Letter  to Pope Francis, we have seen how far the Pope will go. He has stubbornly insisted on keeping the pro-homosexual portions of the Synod’s Midterm Report in the final document. This next year will be a battleground between faithful Catholics and the forces of modernism lead by Pope Francis.

It saddens me that this post on my rarely seen blog is perhaps the only recognition that Randy Engel’s brave efforts will receive. However, I hope that faithful Catholics will continue to offer rosaries and penances to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the poor besieged Bride of Christ, suffering so much from this shameful pope.

The depravity and apostasy corrupting the Church today is directly related to the continued refusals of the popes to obey Our Lady of Fatima’s request. But we faithful Catholics are also to blame. We are called to repentance, reparation and prayer. Instead of wringing our hands over what the popes and hierarchy have failed to do, we need to get busy doing our part. Prepare now to renew your Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on her feast day, 8 December. And live your consecration moment by moment. At least, these times provide us with plenty of opportunities to “offer it up”, don’t they!

Pray the rosary and confound the devil!

Viva Christo Rey!

~ evensong ~