All Souls Day Conference

All Souls Day 2021 Having a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed began in the monasteries where the deceased monks were remembered in Masses, the Divine Office and by reciting 150 Our Fathers.  Souls in Purgatory are often permitted to visit family, friends and the altars where they assisted at Mass. …

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The Marks Of the Saints

All Saints Day 2021, Evening It is natural for us to seek the help of our friends when trying to accomplish something.  This is what we do with our heavenly friends, the saints, as well. Today honors all the unknown saints with their own feast day. Our chapel has the Beatitudes intermingled with the statues…

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Humility Of All The Saints

All Saints Day 2021 The Church always celebrated groups of saints and today’s feast includes all the saints.  In the seventh century the pagan Pantheon was consecrated to God and the relics of the saints in the catecombs were brought to this temple for veneration and honoring.  God gave this feast so we thank Him…

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Our King

Feast Of Christ The King 2021 We are subjects of Christ, our King, and as such we are grateful to assist at this feast day and to follow Him faithfully.  Pope Pius XI instituted this feast almost a century ago and placed it before All Saints day.  This highlights His authority over the saints and…

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Attributes Of God

19th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today is also the feast of the “greatest saint of modern times”, St. Therese.  The Gospel for this Mass demonstrates the mercy and justice of God in the parable of the wedding feast.  Those were punished for mistreating the messengers thus fulfilling God’s justice.  God’s mercy was shown to those…

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Saint Pius X, Our Pope

1st Friday Conference, October 2021 This conference begins with a sobering account of the current problems with the validity of the sacraments because of the devil’s hatred of priests and the means of salvation.  The story of today’s Saint Remy is encouraging in the face of this new paganism because this holy bishop baptized Clovis…

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Quis Ut Deus?

Feast Of St. Michael The Archangel Today’s new vestment is a beautiful depiction of St. Michael defeating the devil who rebelled against God.  St. Michael received his name from his response to Lucifer’s challenge to the Blessed Trinity.  The leader of the good angels asked “who is like God” (Quis ut Deus)? And that became…

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The Co-Redemption Is Not Foolishness

Seven Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 2021 This is an apologetic against calling the Co-redemption foolishness because it offends against the Faith and personal devotion.  The teaching that Our Lord, Who did not need any assistance in saving the world, deliberately chose to have His Blessed Mother participate in His redemptive act is proximate…

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Sign Of Contradiction

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2021 Crucifixion was an ancient form of torture and execution which was designed to horrify the people and deter anyone from imitating the criminal’s behavior.  All this changed when Our Lord saved us by dying on His Cross.  Now this means of death became our means of life while also…

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Humility And Love Are Related

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today also commemorates the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was moved to September 12th because of the miraculous victory of the Christians in saving Europe from the Turks in 1683.  Invoking Our Lady’s name is a powerful aid to our spiritual combat as well.  Today’s Mass begins…

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