The Embrace That Wakes The Dead

All Souls Day 2018 We are called on All Souls Day to be like the religious Sisters of the Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls by praying and sacrificing for the relief and release of those detained in Purgatory.  A member of this congregation, Mother St. Austin, wrote much about the purgatorial life…
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Our Fight With The Devil

21st Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost is the beginning of the end as the liturgical year draws to its conclusion in preparation for the coming end of time.  St. Paul warns us to be prepared in the battle we must wage against the superior forces of the devil.  With prayer we…
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Be Our Salvation

Feast Of The Seven Sorrows 2018 The feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother recalls the chief times in her life that she felt the weight of being Co-Redemptrix.  The Mass Sequence emphasizes how much closer Our Lady is to Holy Trinity because her intercessory power enables her to make our prayers be…
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God Hears The Humble

13th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 This Mass for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost begins with a prayer to God that He hear us and this presumes that we are humble. To reach Heaven requires our prayer and spiritual reading lest we become the playthings of the devil.  God showers His graces and gifts on us…
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Our Sufficiency Is From God

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 This week is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, body and soul, into heaven.  The feasts of the school teacher, St. Cassian, and the foundress of the Poor Clares.  The Epistle for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost teaches about sufficient grace and its necessity in our lives –…
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Blessing of St. Blaise

Feast Of St. Blaise 2018 St. Blaise was an early martyr bishop whose intercessory power was well-known especially by two famous miracles.  The elements of these divine favors are what make up the blessing of throats on his feastday.  The spiritual benefits from this sacramental are increased by our devout reception of this blessing. #20180203 1…
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Be Thou Made Clean

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2018 This is the Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the theme of the season is still proclaimed: undying faith in the Son of God becoming Man.  St. Paul, whose feast this week celebrates his conversion, reminds us in the Epistle to be, as much as possible, at peace with all men.  In the Gospel…
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The Doctrine On Purgatory

All Souls Day 2017 Despite the tone of mourning and sorrow the Church has infused this Mass on All Souls Day with hope.  The reason for this is explained by the teachings of our Faith about Purgatory where those who have died as imperfect friends of God are purified of the obstacles that impede their…
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Necrology

All Souls Day 2017 Pray for the faithful departed, especially those from this chapel.  We must appreciate how perfectly pure and reverent one needs to be in order to enter Gods presence.  Holy Souls are in peace and depend on the living to be purified.  Have mercy on them because the hand of the Lord…
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The Sanctuary

18th Sunday after Pentecost  2017 The story of the paralytic shows Christ’s power to forgive sins and encourages all sinners to seek mercy, even through ones friends.  Our chapel tour continues with the explanation of the Beatitudes as the hallmarks of holiness.  An in depth study of the sanctuary tells of its different features and the meaning…
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