Sancte Michael Archangele, Defende Nos In Praelio

As I have been completely consumed with my teaching responsibilities, I have not had any opportunity to write original articles. This will remain the case for at least until after an eight-week course, which relies heavily on video lectures that I record when I am not preparing written material for the students or driving to teach the courses in distant venues, ends in three weeks. Indeed, I have not had time even to update some devotional articles.

I have, though, taken a few moments to update and enlarge this reflection on yesterday's Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel.

We need Saint Michael's intercession more now than ever before. We need his help in our own daily battles with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. And, of course, we need his help with to remain faithful to the true Faith without making any concessions at all to conciliarism or its false officials who blaspheme God so regularly, so boldly, so repeatedly and with a chorus of bobble heads making excuses for them in their sins against the First and Second Commandments.

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us and keep us!

It is now time to update the reflection on Saint Jerome!

One of Jorge's Many Grievous Sins

Do not get too used to seeing original articles like this one on a regular basis again, well, at least not for the next three months. I am otherwise occupied with work that pays about as well, humanly speaking, that is, as the work I have done on this site for many years now.

Seriously, I have other responsibilities now that must occupy my time. This brief presentation is simply an effort to recap some of the insanity in the looney bin that is the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is not the Catholic Church, she who is the spotless, mystical spouse of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a man who despises God and denies His veracity?

You doubt my word?

Read this article.

Goodbye for now. I will try to write again when I can!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

Our Mother of Sorrows, September 2014

Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September.

We are called to meditate on the Seven Dolors of Our Lady every day of our lives. While there are many good meditations on the sufferings of Our Lady, including those provided by the revelations of Anne Katherine Emmerich and the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the late Father Frederick Faber has given us much food for inspirational meditation in his The Foot of the Cross, published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857.

Consider this brief excerpt from Father Faber's reflections:

"But let us make the world stand still, and see how it looks. If our common love for God, which is so poor, is irritated by the sight, what must Mary have suffered? For what is irritation to our weakness to her would be the most deep and transcending sorrow. God comes to His creation. It does not stir. It cannot. It lies in the hollow beneath Him, and has no escape. He comes in the beauty of a mercy, which is almost incredible, because it is so beautiful. But seemingly it does not attract the world. He draws nigh. Creation must do something now. It freezes itself up before His eye. He may have other worlds, more fertile, more accessible to Him, than this. In the spiritual tropics, where the angels dwell, He may perhaps be welcome. But not here. This is the North Pole of His universe. He shed His life's blood upon it, and it would not thaw. It is unmanageable, unnavigable, uninhabitable for Him. He can do nothing at all with it, but let His sun make resplendent colored lights in the icebergs, or bid the moon shine with a wanner loveliness than elsewhere, or fill the long-night sky with the streamers of the Aurora, which even the Esquimaux, burrowing in his hut, will not go out to see. The only difference is that the material pole understands its business. which is to make ice in all imaginable shapes; whereas we men are so used to our own coldness, that we do not know how cold we are, and imagine ourselves to be the temperate zone of God's creation."

Our sins helped to thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at various points during her life, including during her Divine Son's Passion and Death. We must resolve never to grieve her Immaculate Heart again as consider our joy and our privilege to live penitentially as the consecrated slaves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart. (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, the Dolors of Mary.)

We can help to make reparation for our sins that have grieved the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we pray more and more Rosaries each day, if we help to propagate devotion to her Seven Dolors. Indeed, Our Lady promises us the following graces if we promote devotion to her Seven Dolors:

1) I will grant peace to their families

2) They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.

3) I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4) I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.

5) I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6) I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.

7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

As a terrible sinner, I am counting on my own promoting of devotion to the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me just a little bit at the moment of my Particular Judgment. What about you?

A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

Lift High the Cross

[An article that introduces and provides a summary of a two-part video-presentation is to be found the introduction to this republished article on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Another article, published late on Friday evening, the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, is found immediately below today's companion commentary to the video-presentation.]

The Saviour of the world hung on the wood of the Holy Cross: Ecce lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundit pependit (Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. (Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy.)

The Cross of the Divine Redeemer was displayed prominently on street corners and in the nooks and crannies of every village in Europe during the era of Christendom. There is no "expiration date" on the Cross of the Divine Redeemer's relevance to the life of any man or of any nation. We must lift high the Cross in our own daily lives and we must plant it firmly in the soil of our nation without any apology whatsoever as Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

We must also remember that Our Lady stands at the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross in every true offering of Holy Mass just as she stood at the foot of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. She stands with us as we bear our own crosses in our daily lives. We must, therefore, seek the assistance of the Mother of God in lifting high her Divine Son's Holy Cross in our daily lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

The cross is ever present in each of our lives, and for this we must say with Saint Francis of Assisi, Deo gratias! Penance is the path to Heaven. We do our penances by carrying our crosses with gratitude. Isn't it great to be a Catholic?

Life on the Outside of the Bergoglio Bubble

This relatively brief article serves as an introduction to and a summary of the principal points made in a two-part video series recorded on Thursday evening, September 11, 2014, the Feast of Saints Protus and Hyacinth, into early Friday morning, September 12, 2014, the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary.

A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Not The First Time For "Uncle Teddy"

As is explained in part one of a two-part video that is uploading as this brief article is being written, very little time is available, at least at this point, to attend in an rapid-fire manner to the fast-breaking events that occur each day within the confines of the Never-Never Land known as the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

A Name That Must Ever On Our Lips

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, commemorating the victory won by King Jan Sobieski of Poland over the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683. The troops under the command of Jan Sobieski exclaimed "Jesus, Mary, Sobieski!" as they prayed their Rosaries and routed the Turkish forces.

Each of us does battle every day with the Turks, that is, with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We must call upon the Holy Name of Mary, something we do at least one hundred fifty-three times every day if we pray all fifteen mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. This sweet name of the Mother of God must be on our lips at all times, and it must be exclaimed by public officials as she is honored as the Queen of Heaven and on earth, yes, of each and every nation on earth, including the United States of America. No one should be ashamed at any time to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary publicly. Indeed, we must do so with joy and confidence.

Saint Louis de Montfort taught us in True Devotion to Mary that those who are the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary should address others with a Marian salutation. How felicitous it is, therefore, to greet others with Ave Maria! or a Salve Regina! How glorious it is to make invocations such as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!" or "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation" or "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death."

May Our Lady, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, help us to grow in this virtue, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Sweet Name of Mary, be our salvation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

There might be a general review of some of the aspects of the madness that passes for "Catholicism" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Also, I am happy to happy to re-publish this article in a properly-formatted page as something had gone wrong with the software program that is used to create these pages, a problem that lasted for over a week now.

Maria Bambina

The reposting of today's brief refleciton on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who is the fairest flower of our race, was delayed by the fact that I lost all internet service on Saturday evening, September 6, 2014, forcing me to drive to a "WiFi" hotspot yesterday, Sunday, September 7, 2014, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, and to do so again today, Monday, September 8, 2014.

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