Monday, July 30, 2007

Jesuit Gillibrands

On Sunday 2nd December we celebrate the 300th anniversay of the first Catholic priest taking up residence in Liverpool since the Reformation. On that date in 1707, Fr William Gillibrand SJ moved into a room above a grocery shop in John Street (now North John Street) in Liverpool city centre. He had regularly travelled from Crosby Hall to say Mass for the growing Catholic population. After the 10.15am Mass, Bishop Tom Williams will dedicate a newly carved shrine of Our Lady of the Quay (the dedication of the first Liverpool chapel) to commemorate the anniversary.

Of your charity, pray for the repose of the five Fathers of the Jesuits order who bore the name Gillibrand.

Ecclesiasticus 44
1 Let us now praise men of renown, and our fathers in their generation. 2 The Lord hath wrought great glory through his magnificence from the beginning. 3 Such as have borne rule in their dominions, men of great power, and endued with their wisdom, shewing forth in the prophets the dignity of prophets, 4 And ruling over the present people, and by the strength of wisdom instructing the people in most holy words

The interview with Msgr. Gaenswein

The Pope's personal secretary

"PS: It's plain to see that so many priests of the new generation discover the spiritual, cultural and aesthetical treasures of the handed-down liturgy. With the new Motu proprio 'Summorum Pontificum', an Apostolic letter of the Pope it has been stated that every priest may celebrate the Holy Mass also according to the earlier, Tridentine Rite. Will this bring new conflicts ?

MG: The opposite is the purpose and goal. Conflicts are supposed to be ended, existing fractions and schisms overcome. With the Motu proprio a spiritual home has been opened to a lot of the faithful. I am convinced that the letter of the Holy Father to the bishops which was released together with the Motu proprio and in which the Pope explains the goals and motivations of the document at length is the right key to its proper understanding."

Feast of St Ignatius

For videos, inter-alia, explaining his life and work. There is hope even among Jesuits!

Flower Arrangement Mass in India


Missionaries of the Precious Blood


But there is hope!
in Chile

But one of these is new Superior General.

Cherwell Blog- Sound Name

Sound views

Touch the horizon


The jumping Jesuits idea has already been tried in the Diocese of Linz. Diving deacons, dancing deaconesses,paddling pastoral assistants. flying servers, cycling parishioners. When all they wanted was Catholics in the service of God.

A question of the time of day?


"Those who visit a Catholic service today, believe themselves to be in a kind of therapeutic self-help group or at an educational seminar for the laity: One sings harmless little songs, grasps everyone by the hand or ponders childish pictures with Biblical themes. The Solemnity of the mystery often gives way to the profane, self-celebration of the community."

In contrast,
"At any rate, the Papal document does not give the opportunity to put the clock back"

The Bishop of Fulda.

How many souls could be saved if it did?

May the Blood of Christ


continue to wash away our sins and help the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Towards the end of the month dedicated to the Precious Blood.

Leaving behind the habit of religion


Redemptorists this time, not for a change Jesuits. Heard a monk on Austrian tv claiming that religious who wanted to wear the habit all the time were only trying to create an artifical sense of security. Rather, the claim could be made about those who want to be at ease with the world.

A suggestion

made by a member of angelqueen

When next you see an image or statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, do two things:

1) Remember the providential role of the Jesuit order in propagating the Devotion to the Sacred Heart.

2) Make an act of reparation for the many sacrileges committed against the Sacred Heart by modernist Jesuits.

You are a priest forever after the Order of Melkisedech


A modern priest lines up the Communion chalices for the entirely objectioanable practice of Communion in both kinds. The Council of Trent teaches that the communicant under one kind is deprived of no grace necessary for salvation.