Eyes That See What We See

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 This beautiful Mass of the Good Samaritan encourages us because, even if we are almost dead in sin, Christ will heal us through His sacraments of oil and wine.  The angels admire us for receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion.  Besides the sacraments we need to pray.  Without prayer, especially…

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Enkindle The Fire For Heaven

Lynn Burdi Funeral Mass We miss and will always pray for the deceased who had a love for the traditional Latin Mass and for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Her rose garden in front of the chapel is the constant reminder of that.  We here who mourn our loss must pray and sacrifice for her to…

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Our Lord’s Retreat

6th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Gospel has us join the Supreme Retreat Master as He conducts a three day retreat with over 4,000 people.  The intensity of the conferences was such that fasting and praying were done effortlessly under Our Lord’s gentle direction.  He then fed them miraculously at its conclusion so they were…

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Love Of God And Neighbor

5th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Church begins our sanctification now with the reminder that our love of God is shown by our love of our neighbor.  This is so important that Our Lord instructs us to delay even prayer and public worship so we can first reconcile with our brother when necessary.  How we…

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Ordinary Means of Holiness

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2019 The Introit and some of the Mass propers for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany will be repeated on the next two Sundays.  They renew the joy of the Incarnation and show forth the divinity of Our Lord.  These are reminders of the essential quality of the liturgy in sanctifying our…

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Be Prepared To Meet God

All Souls Day Evening 2018 All Souls Day is a consoling Catholic liturgical commemoration which distinguishes us from other religions.  It reminds us of the perfection required for entrance into heaven and a place of mercy for those who still need purification.  It warns us of hell if we die an enemy of God.  Christ…

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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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