Tuesday, May 29, 2007

You are a Missionary Priest for ever

Scenes from the missions of the Scheut Fathers.

Pictures say 10000 words or more. The leadership (!!!) of the same order today.

Pope calls for relaunch of mission. Relaunch.... clearly stuck on the launching pad without fuel.

Little Office of Our Lady

Officium Parvum Beate Marie Virginis:

'They all attend Mass every day and say many Paternosters (rosaries) in public, ... and whoever is at all able to read carries with him the Office of Our Lady; and they recite it in Church with some companion in a low voice, verse by verse, after the manner of churchmen.'

Report of the Venetian Ambassador upon visiting England in 1496.

England, the Most Catholic Nation. Where did it all go wrong?

I must be stressed!

To quote in full a protestant hymn, which however I think gets everything correct apart from the first line! - which I have therefore amended, as well as adding some capitals.

Verse 3 could have been written for those awaiting the indult.

The one foundation of the Church is St Peter, the Rock on which She is built.

The Church's (one foundation) one whole Body
is Jesus Christ (h)Her Lord;
(s)She is (h)His new creation,
by water and the word:
from heaven (h)He came and sought (h)Her
to be (h)His (h)Holy (b)Bride;
with (h)His own (b)Blood he bought (h)Her,
and for (h)Her life (h)He died.

(OK, I give up!- corrections not highlighted in following verses!

Elect from every nation,
yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation,
one Lord, one Faith, one birth;
one holy Name She blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope She presses,
with every grace endued.

Though with a scornful wonder
men see Her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed;
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, "How long?"
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of Her war
She waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blessed,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.

Yet She on earth hath union
with God, the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with Thee.

Not knowing when to use CAPITALS leads anglicans into all sorts of errors.

Sadly, the indult is nothing like the final triumph of Christendom, but the beginning of a long, hard road.

May is Mary's Month

Our Lady Queen

of the
Most Holy Rosary

Pray for us!

Spiritual eco-imperatives


instead of saving souls.

New poll!

When the indult for the Latin Mass is published, will you
drink champagne?
sing Te Deum and then drink champagne?
sing Te Deum?
Write a letter of protest to the Bishop?
Carry on as if nothing has happened? free polls

Day of infamy


On this day, in 1453, Constantinople fell.

St Theresa Couderc


I saw an overall view of the whole Catholic universe and a multitude of altars where the Adorable Victim was being immolated simultaneously. The Blood of the Lamb without sin flowed in abundance from each of these altars. My soul was siezed and penetrated by a sentiment of love and recognition of this vision of the satisfaction and abundance that Our Lord offers for us.
Meet the Cenacle Sisters, who she founded and despair.