Saint Louis de Montfort: Friend of the Cross, Apostle of True Devotion to Mary

Yes, I am working on my next article, but it seems to be taking longer to do less. This could have something to do with the the amount of "free" time that I have available to write after the reading and research necessary for original articles.

In the meantime, however, I offer those who still access this site a reflection Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort's exhortations to avoid worldliness by becoming friends of the Cross and by being truly devoted to Our Lady as the consecrated slave of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Paul of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Vitalis, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Grignion de Montfort, pray for us.

Saint Peter Chanel, pray for us.


Four Saints Who Converted Non-Catholics, Not "Encountering" Them

Although I am continuing work on a commentary about "palliative care" as a means to expedite the deaths of sick human beings according to the dictates of sentimentality and utilitarianism, news that broke late last evening, the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, that the United States Department of Justice had asked the Supreme Court of the United States of America for a sixty-day delay to sort out the "complex" issues of the "contraception insurance mandate," which was issued by former United States Secretary of Health and Human Sevices, Kathleen Sebelius, a pro-abortion Catholic who had close ties to the late George Tiller, better known as Tiller the Killer, on June 28, 2013, the Feast of Saint Irenaeus, as being challenged by the Little Sisters of the Poor. 

What's so "complex."

What's so hard about simply repealing the mandate itself and dropping the Federal government's case against the Little Sisters of the Poor?

Oh well, be assured that I am loaded for bear on this one.

Remember, I did write a series of articles (, , , and ) in addition to a four-part video series (No Catholicism, No Social Order, part one, No Catholicism, No Social Order, part two, No Catholicism, No Social Order, part three, and No Catholicism, No Social Order, part fourto shed some true Catholic realism to bear on contemporary events. There have also been several recent articles that have attempted to convince the unconvinced that Donald John Trump is an anti-intellecutal secularist is surrounded by Talmudists, none of whom have any intention of restoring legal protection to the innocent preborn or to the Little Sisters of the Poor (see ,  , , and  )/

In the meantime, I am offering a republished reflection on the life and martyrdom of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap.,whose feast was celebrated on Monday, April 24, 2017, that incorporates a few comments about the work of Saint Mark the Evangelist and Pope Saints Cletus and Marcellinus to win souls for the Holy Faith.

Saint Fidelis opposed false ecumenism with his very life. Unlike the conciliar "popes" and their "episcopal" henchmen, Saint Fidelis came to "extirpate heresy, not to embrace it."

Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, pray for us.

Demythologizing the Nonagenarian Demythologizer, part one of a periodic sereis

Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI turned ninety years of age on Easter Sunday, Apri 16, 2017, and I thought it appropriate to revisit and revise some older commentaries to remind those who pine for the "restorer of tradition" that their hero is just as much a Modernist heretic as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. 

A revised commentary on Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen will appear later today. An original commentary on "palliative care" and "brain death" will follow in a day or two as it is taking time to complete.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap., pray for us.

Judas Bergoglio

Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave a "homily" in the Basilica of Saint Peter a week ago today during the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic liturgical service's Chrism "Mass." 

This commentary is more about what he did not say in that "homily" than what he did say, although Judas Bergoglio's statement that "The integrity of truth" is not rigid served more or less as the foundation of explaining why this apostate never speaks of the sacerdotal nature of the Holy Priesthood. 

Thank you for your patience during our unexpected difficulties with that failed hot water heater.

Alleluia! He is Risen!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Easter Wednesday Update

The amount needed to purhase and install our new water heater was sent to us by a generous reader who provides us with a non-tax-exempt fincancial gift once a month, although he has helped out in past emergencies with great promptness and characteristic generosity.

As yetersday was spent arranging the purchase of the new hot water heater and then being on hand when a neighbor came to install it (a truly ingenious jack of all trades, he made space to extract the old unit and install the new one by using a power saw to alter the shape and dimension of the wooden shelves that had surrrounded the old water heater) for his stated fee, work on the next article, which is progressing nicely, was not able to be completed. There should be enough time today, Easter Wednesday to do so.

As noted around this time yesterday,  it is always a time of penance in this vale of tears as we accept with equanimity and joy the various crosses that God has appointed for us from all eternity to bear as the consecrated slaves of His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Divine Son, Our Crucified and Risen Redeemer, Christ the King, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. A Catholic makes the words of thanksgiving that we spoken by Saint Francis of Assisi in any time of tribulation and in every time of jubilation, Deo gratias! 

All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you. Save souls!

Thank you for your patience. 

Please continue to pray for us.

Alleluia! He is Risen!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.


There Is An Empty Tomb in Jerusalem: Resurrexi, et Aduc Tecum, Alleluia!

Alleluia! He is Risen! Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has made manifest His Easter Victory over sin and eternal death. “O death, where is Thy victory. O death, where is thy sting?”

We shall all indeed rise again: but we shall not all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible: and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable; always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15: 51-58)

Our Lord made His Easter Victory over sin and eternal death manifest first to His Most Blessed Mother, who stood so valiantly at the foot of His Most Holy Cross as she cooperated completely in His Redemptive Act, bringing us forth as the spiritual sons and daughters of the living God in great pain by means of adoption. W need to rely on the help of Our Lady as the consecrated slaves of Her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart so that we may persevere in a state of Sanctifying Grace with perfect contrition for our sins until the moments of our deaths so that our bodies and souls will be resurrected on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead and counted among those destined for the enjoyment of an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise.

Nothing else matters if we save our souls by cooperating with the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. Nothing else matters if we fail to soul our souls.

This glorious day of Easter rejoicing is meant to be but a foretaste of Heaven. Let us live as redeemed creatures as we reject the naturalism of Modernity and the Modernism of the soul-killing agents of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!

A blessed Easter Sunday to you all!

Holy Saturday: Anticipating The Glories of Our Lord's Resurrection

Silence filled the earth in the forty hours between the death of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the wood of the Holy Cross yesterday, Good Friday, and His glorious Resurrection at dawn on Easter Sunday. Silence filled the earth as the God-Man went down into Limbo to announce the news of His Redemptive Act to the souls of the just who had awaited His Coming and His Sacrifice in atonement for the sins of all men from the beginning until the end of time.

Christ the King is the Light of the World. It is His light that is symbolized by the Easter fire that is lit at the beginning of the Easter Vigil. The Light of Christ breaks through the darkness of sin and eternal death, leading us by the fire of His bright, burning love as we continue our desert journey of life to the Promised Land of the New and Eternal Canaan made possible by His immolation on the wood of the Holy Cross yesterday, Good Friday. We must follow the Light of Christ as He, the New Moses, leads us as the first Moses led the Hebrew people as he followed a column of cloud during the day and a column of fire during the night, as we reminded once again during the Prophecies that are read during the Easter Vigil.

The Light of Christ, Our Crucified and Resurrected Saviour, will penetrate the souls of those who are baptized today and of those who are confirmed. It will penetrate the souls of those of us who were unable to receive Him in Holy Communion yesterday at the Mass of the Presanctified. It will penetrate the souls of those who are regenerated once again in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. The Light of Christ that is symbolized by the Paschal Candle is meant to permeate every aspect of our lives without any exception at any time for any reason.

The Light of Christ has indeed broken through the darkness of sin and eternal death. Our Lord is making manifest His Easter Victory over the power of sin and eternal death. A fifty day period of glorious celebration is about to break upon us. Although the Easter Vigil is a long ceremony, eternity is forever. We can certainly spend five hours basking in the glories of the Sacred Liturgy that are, after all, a foretaste of eternal glories, can we not? The rewards are truly Heavenly, rewards that we could not have unless the Co-Eternal and Co-Equal Son obeyed His Heavenly Father out of love for him and out of love for us so that we could have access to the treasures of His Most Sacred Heart here through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

It is still too early to use the forbidden "A------a" word that we have not heard since Septuagesima Sunday. However, it is not too early to look forward to its use in the Easter Exsultet during the Easter Vigil.


A blessed Holy Saturday to you.

Good Friday: The Most Solemn Day of the Year

This is the day that our sins transcended time and played their significant parts in putting God to death. The greatest crime in the history of the world was committed this day, Deicide, and we were among the guilty parties putting God on trial and then subjecting Him to horrible and painful humiliations and scourgings before we nailed Him to the wood of the Holy Cross, upon which He paid back to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father the debt of our sins.

Yes, there is no greater crime than Deicide. There is also no greater act of love in all of human history as Love Incarnate took upon Himself the guilt of our sins though He was guilty of nothing. It was out of love for His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father's Holy Will and His matchless love for us that He, Who had instituted the Priesthood and the Eucharist last evening at the Last Supper, that He subjected Himself to the hands of us sinful men, even going so far as to make excuses for us, His executioners, as He hung on the gibbet of the Holy Cross.

This great act of sacrificial, redemptive love of the God-Man, Who had become Incarnate in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost, is re-presented in an unbloody manner on altars of Sacrifice by true bishops and true priests every day of the year except for today, Good Friday. Our focus today is on mourning for our sins and expressing our gratitude that we have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as we ask Our Lady to help us to grow in a greater fervor for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as we grow more and more detached from even our Venial Sins and come to despise them as much as we despise any Mortal Sins that, God forbid, we may have committed.

This is a day of solemnity and sobriety, a day of total withdrawal from the world and its madness. We spend our time in church today as we keep Our Lord company at the Altar of Repose prior to noon and as we participate in the Mass of the Presanctified. Our sins put God to death. We helped to murder God in the very Flesh.

How does God repay us ungrateful and frequently lukewarm sinners? He gives us the true Church, born out of the Blood and Water that flowed forth from His wounded side when It was pierced by Saint Longinus's lance, making possible our regeneration in the Baptismal font and in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, making it possible for us therefore to receive His very Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament in Holy Communion. And he give us His Blessed Mother, she who is our Co-Redemptrix, our Mediatrix and our Advocate, to be our Blessed Mother as He entrusts her to Saint John the Evangelist, whose fidelity to Our Lord on this day is meant to foreshadow our own fidelity by means of assisting at daily Mass frequently and of persevering until the point of our dying breaths in states of Sanctifying Grace by remaining a as close to Our Lady as he was.

Will we repay Our Divine Redeemer Who was nailed to the Cross this day with a true effort to amend our lives? Will we repay Our Divine Redeemer Who shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood this day with a greater effort to take seriously our consecration to His Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary? Will we seek to live at all times in light of First and Last Things as we bear our own crosses with love and joy and gratitude?

Our Lady stands ready to help us to bring us to Calvary every day. Sure, we must make the same kind of effort as Saint Helena made to find the site of the True Cross in the Fourth Century as the Mass has indeed been taken away by spiritual robber barons. However, Our Lady does indeed stand ready to help us to make whatever sacrifices we need to make to assist exclusively at Masses offered by true bishops and true priests who make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its false shepherds who cater to the ancient enemies of the Faith and who promote one falsehood after another.

Will we let Our Lady lead us to these true offerings of Holy Mass so that we can be ready to die at any time and thus to enjoy an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Heaven?

May we give thanks and praise to Our Lord through His Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart this day for the wondrous mystery of His love that has made possible our eternal salvation.

Enter the Passion in 2017

This article, written in 2008, is a reflection on the suffering that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ endured in the Garden of Gethsemane atop the Mount of Olives.

It is now the hour of darkness. Our Lord suffers in His Sacred Humanity as He contemplates the horror of coming into contact with the very antithesis of His Sacred Divinity, our sins. He sees all of the sins of  all men from the beginning until the end of time as He agonized in the Garden as the same three Apostles who accompanied Him to the top of Mount Thabor as He was Transfigured in glory before their very eyes, Saints Peter, James and John, fell fast asleep. May we stay awake and alert during this night as we keep Our Lord company in His Real Presence on the Altar of Repose as we render unto him acts of adoration and thanksgiving and reparation and petition through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.


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