Forty Hundred Ninety-one Years Later: The Americas STILL Belong to Our Lady

A fuller description of today’s feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is found in the introduction to “We Must Be Made as Simple and Trusting” below. A Spanish language translation of this commentary that was prepared by Mr. Juan Carlos Areneta seven years ago can be read at: Las Américas Pertenecen a Nuestra Señora.

Finally, please pray for my younger brother (and only sibling), who turns sixty-nine years of age today. Our late mother died on March 18, 1982, and our father died on September 5 1992. The years have certainly passed quickly.

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is not on the universal calendar of the Catholic Church nor is it a mandated feast in the United States of America except in the Archdioceses of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe as well as in the Dioceses of Monterery, Fresno, Tuscson, and El Paso. We can nevertheless celebrate it with joy on this Advent ferial day upon which a votive or requiem Mass can be offered. 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: May We Made as Trusting and Simple

[N.B. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is not on the General Calendar of the Catholic Church. According to the General Roman Calendar of 1954, this feast is particular to the Archdioceses of San Francisco and Los Angeles and to the Dioceses of Monterey, Fresno, El Paso, San Diego, and Tuscon. This having been noted, however, today is an Advent ferial day upon which a votive or requiem Mass may be offered. Thus, this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe should celebrated as widely as possible.

Our Blessed Mother gave us two great miracles on this day four hundred ninety-one years ago this very day.

Acceding to the demand of Apostolic Administrator [later Archbishop] Fray Juan de Zumarraga, O.F.M., the Mother of God saw to it that Castilian roses grew atop Tepeyac Hill so that her little "Juanito," Juan Diego, a fifty-five year-old widower to whom she had first appeared on December 9, 1531, could provide proof that it was she who had made the request of Fray de Zumarraga to build a shrine in her honor on the hill where she appeared. 

The administrator's guards, who had treated Juan Diego with such cruelty and even racism, spied those roses and tried to grab them out of Juan's tilma as he waited to see Fray de Zumarraga. The roses, quite miraculously, disappeared every time the guards sought to snatch them away from Juan Diego. Those Castilian roses were presented by Juan Diego to Fray Juan de Zumarraga, who knelt before the Indian convert to the Faith as he gazed upon the miraculous image that Juanito did not know was there: the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who was clearly expecting the Baby Jesus. 

Remember, this was Advent in the year 1531, just forty-nine years after Christopher Columbus first set foot on the Island of San Salvador to implant the Cross of the Divine Redeemer in this hemisphere for the first time since Saint Brendan the Navigator had done so in the First Millennium.

Our Lady's miraculous image showing her expecting the Baby Jesus is quite symbolic of the expectant desire she had then—and has now—for the conversion of the peoples of the Americas to the true Faith, that each person and each nation be born anew as they submit themselves to Christ the King through His Catholic Church. Over nine million indigenous people converted to the true Faith within a short time following her apparition to Juan Diego on this day four hundred ninety years ago, almost person for person the number of people lost to the Faith as a result of the Protestant Revolt in Europe. It was almost as though God was saying to those who left, “Fine. I will have My Mother get new souls to populate Holy Mother Church and hence Heaven itself.”

The Americas were indeed converted to Catholicism, which is why the devil had to attack the Faith in Latin America with such ferocity by means of the Masonic revolutionaries who were supported in both philosophical and monetary terms by the lodges in the nascent Untied States of America. Great crimes were committed against Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother as a result. These crimes continue to this day, which is, of course, one of the reasons that Saint Michael the Archangel appeared with Our Lady as she spoke to Juan Diego. Our Lady has crushed the head of the serpent with her heel and Saint Michael the Archangel is our helper to crush him in our own lives and in the Americas where he reigns, albeit temporarily, in civil government and in popular culture.

May we rely upon the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Empress and Patroness of the Americas, to help us to be courageous enough to plant seeds for the conversion of the Americas, including the United States of America, to the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church.

Perhaps an extra Rosary today on this glorious feast day will help us to be more faithful and more courageous in our promotion of the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. 

Finally, today is my only brother's (and my own sibling's) sixty-ninth birthday. Please pray for him today. Thank you.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

A blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to you all.

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This commentary's title is self-explanatory about its content, which seeks, as always, to go to root causes rather than dwell inordinately on the dog and pony shows of the moment.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Melchiades, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2022)

I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION." Those words, uttered by the Mother of God herself to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in the Grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes, France, on March 25, 1858, was a Heavenly ratification of the solemn, infallible proclamation of the doctrine of her Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854, in the Bull Ineffabilis Deus.


Our Lady was conceived in the womb of her holy mother, Good Saint Anne, without any stain of Original or Actual Sin in anticipation of the merits that would be won by her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross. She, the Singular Vessel of Devotion, had the perfect integrity of Adam and Eve before their Fall from Grace in the Garden of Eden.

It is important, therefore, to get the doctrine of Original Sin right in order to understand the great miracle worked by God in the soul of the fairest flower of our race, Our Lady, from the very first moment of her Immaculate Conception. To get anything about the doctrine of Original Sin wrong leads to the efforts on the part of Modernists to deconstruct the doctrinal definitions of Original Sin and of the Immaculate Conception.

Alas, the Catholic Church, our Holy Mother on earth, our Mater and Magister, is as spotless as the Immaculate Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Mother Church does not deconstruct infallible dogmatic definitions. Holy Mother Church cannot do so, which is why we need to pray to Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces and our Immaculate Queen, to help us to make no concessions to the counterfeit church of conciliarism that has promulgated an abominable "liturgy" and whose officials feel feel to "reinterpret" dogmatic truths according to Modernist propositions that have been condemned by the authority of our spotless Mother on earth, Holy Mother Church.

Mindful of the effects of our own sins on our immortal souls and of our need to make reparation for them to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, may we make the Secret prayer for today's Holy Mass our own:

"Receive the saving Victim we offer to Thee, O Lord, on the solemn feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: and grant that, as we confess that by Thy prevenient grace she was kept free from every stain of sin; so, by her intercession, we may be delivered from all our offenses. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God."

A number of prayers from The Raccolta in honor of Our Lady's Immacualte Conception can be found in Appendix A. Appendix B contains material on the Immacualte Conception as found in The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

A blessed Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!

(An original commentary will be appear on Friday, December 9, 2022, or Saturday December 10, 2022.) 

On the Feasts of Saints Nicholas of Myra and Ambrose of Milan

An original article, Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part nineteen, was published yesterday, Monday, December 5, 2022, the Feast of Saint Sabbas, and I hope to another new article by the end of the week.

For today, however, I offer the readers of this site a brief and revised reflection on two saints who opposed heresy, Saint Nicholas of Myra and Saint Ambrose of Milan. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Nicholas of Myra, pray for us.

Saint Ambrose of Milan, pray for us.

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part nineteen

Herewith, patient, long-suffering readers, is part nineteen of "Sin: More Deadly than the Coronavirus."

This commentary details at length the causal link between the "vaccines" to prevent or mitigate the effects of a man-made virus that poses no mortal threat to anyone, especially not children, without preexisitng co-morbidities if treated properly with early intervention protocols developed by front-line physicians and the pletheora of sudden deaths. Incidents of myocarditis and other heart problems have skyrocketed with the launch of the mass vaccination campaign two years ago and sadly, so many people do not understand that it is the government, Big Pharma, and Big Tech that are disseminating genuine misinformation for profit and power, not those who oppose this diabolical agenda to subject us all to "cures" that are designed to eliminate those messy, "polluting" creatures called human beings, each of whom is made in the very image of likeness of the Most Holy Trinity.

Lots of information in this one, folks. I hope that you will give it a read sometime soon.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Peter Chrysologus, pray for  us.

Saint Barbara, pray for us.

Saint Sabbas, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, S.J., Who Had No Respect for False Religions or Their Idols

This article, which was substantially revised and enlarged reflection some years ago, on the life and the tireless apostolic work of the great Jesuit missionary and one the original members of Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Company of Jesus, Saint Francis Xavier.

The title of the revised article reflects the disparaging term that Jorge Mario Bergoglio used to compare believing Catholics with modern-day faithful, believing Mohammedans who take the words of the blasphemous Koran seriously by committing acts of wanton murder against “infidels.” Saint Francis Xavier worked tirelessly for the conversion of those who belonged to false religions. Then again, he was a true Jesuit priest. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a lay Jesuit revolutionary masquerading as a “pope," a man who expelled himself from the bosom of the Catholic Church in his youth as he mocked the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and taught to disparage Catholic doctrine as being in opposition to the Gospel of Christ the King.

A Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which begins today and ends on December 11, 2022, can be found in the appendix to this reflection.

Work on part nineteen of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" is proceeding very nicely. However, I think that it may take another three full days of writing to complete. I promise, though, it will contain a lot of solid information as well my own poor efforts to place the incredible events of the moment in their proper supernatural perspective. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, S.J., pray for us.

Fallen Men Will Choose to be Willing Servants of Evil Absent the Social Reign of Christ the King

Well, the medications I have been taking in the past few days have improved my health considerably. I have regained almost all my physical strength and got back to work in earnest immediately as day turned into night on Monday, November 28, 2022, the non-universal feast of Saint Catherine Laboure.

Although I am working on several other articles at this time, this one is a barn-burner concerning the so-called "Respect for Marriage Act" that has now received the support of twelve Senate Republicans on two test votes (November 16 and 28, 2022), meaning that this abomination will be passed later this week and sent to the desk of the First Grifter, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., for his signature later this week.

This article also deals with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's claim in yet another America agazine interview that to oppose the slaughter of the innocent preborn in the political realm is the work of "polarization," which he says is opposed to Catholicism. He is the one opposed to Catholicism. So is his false religious.

I will have another commentary much sooner than the time between which the most recent original commentary, Unable Even to Recognize That There is Nothing to Save from the Existing Ruins, two weeks ago and this one appeared. I was very sick. I am glad to be getting better. Deo gratias! Thank you for your prayers

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us

Republished: A Reflection on Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Yesterday, November 27, 2022, was the First Sunday of Advent. The date of November 27 is also the one on which the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, although on the universal General Roman Calendar, can be celebrated if not otherwise impeded as was the case yesterday.

This is a republished reflection on the story of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal that was written originally in 2010 and revised substantially eight years ago. I offer today for those who would like to have a refresher course on the history of this feast, which, of course, centers on Our Lady as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

Although I am still sick, I made an attempt yesterday afternoon to continue work on the next article for this site. The attempt was short-lived as I fell asleep in a chair after typing for about thirty minutes. I am sorry. My spirit is very willing. However, it would appear that my body is still unwilling to cooperate. I will try again tomorrow. 

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for  us.

At the Beginning of Advent in 2022

This is a revised commentary about this holy season of Advent, which marks the beginning of a new ecclesiastical year that began with First Vespers for the First Sunday of Advent on Saturday evening, November 26, 2022. A new article will be published within thirty minutes of this posting.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.


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