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Dom Marmion on the Liturgy of the Hours

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The Liturgy of the Hours is the ‘voice of the Bride addressing the Bridegroom’;
and when we recite it, we stand before the throne of God
in the name of our Mother the Church.
When we recite the Divine Office for the whole Church in union with Christ Jesus,
we labor for the salvation and sanctification of souls
in a measure we cannot comprehend.
-Dom Marmion, OSB

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Memorare of Our Lady of the Precious Blood

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REMEMBER, O Lady of the Precious Blood,

the sorrowful Sheddings of the Blood of thy Jesus
and the most bitter tears thou didst mingle
with His Redeeming Blood.
In the name of the Blood of the Victim of Reparation
and of thy holy tears;
in the name of the seven swords which pierced thy heart,
by which thou didst become the Mediatrix of all graces
for the human race and the Queen of Martyrs,
have pity on my soul and on all its miseries;
have pity on sinners and on the innocent souls they seek to pervert;
have pity on the poor, the sick, the infirm,
on all their sufferings, both physical and moral;
have pity on the agonizing,
especially upon those who, except for thine intercession,
would leave this world without being purified in the Blood of the Lamb.
It is by the Blood of thy Dying Son,
by His inexpressible Sufferings,
by His last plea to His Father in favor of mankind,
by His ignominious Death
and by the perpetuation of His Sacrifice on Catholic Altars,
that I beg thee not to reject my supplications,
but graciously to hear them.
Amen.
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Memorare to Our Lady of the Precious Blood

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Memorare to Our Lady of the Precious Blood
REMEMBER, O Lady of the Precious Blood, the sorrowful Sheddings of the Blood of thy Jesus and the most bitter tears thou didst mingle with His Redeeming Blood. In the name of the Blood of the Victim of Reparation and of thy holy tears; in the name of the seven swords which pierced thy heart, by which thou didst become the Mediatrix of all graces for the human race and the Queen of Martyrs, have pity on my soul and on all its miseries; have pity on sinners and on the innocent souls they seek to pervert; have pity on the poor, the sick, the infirm, on all their sufferings, both physical and moral; have pity on the agonizing, especially upon those who, except for thine intercession, would leave this world without being purified in the Blood of the Lamb.
It is by the Blood of thy Dying Son, by His inexpressible Sufferings, by His last plea to His Father in favor of mankind, by His ignominious Death and by the perpetuation of His Sacrifice on Catholic Altars, that I beg thee not to reject my supplications, but graciously to hear them. Amen.
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MAY 13TH: OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT/ OUR LADY OF FATIMA

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MAY 13TH: OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT/ OUR LADY OF FATIMA
OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
This title was given to our Blessed Mother in May 1868 by Saint Peter Julian Eymard to honor her in her relationship to the Holy Eucharist and to place her before us as a model in our duties and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Our Lady gives witness to being Christian. In her conduct toward the Blessed Sacrament, we learn what ours should be!
She believed in the reality of Christ’s presence in the Holy Eucharist. In other words, the virtue of faith was as necessary for her as it is for us. Great was her faith in her son, the Son of God, our Savior, and in all his teachings and deeds. This faith of hers found its particular exercise in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, the mystery of faith, the denial of which implies the destruction of the whole structure of our belief.
A second point in which Mary conformed to the general body of the faithful was her Sunday attendance at the Eucharist. And still another point in which the Blessed Virgin is our model is in her reception of Holy Communion during her life, and at the moment of her death. By her faith in and her love for our Lord in the Eucharist, Mary is an example for Christians and thereby brings us to fervent devotion to him.
Truly, we can call Mary, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, and follow her faith and love for Jesus in the Eucharist. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is the chosen and official patroness of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Her feast day is celebrated on May 13, the date on which the new Congregation received Archdiocesan approbation in Paris in 1856.

see full article at
http://www.airmaria.com/2008/05/13/our-lady-of-the-blessed-sacrament-our-lady-of-fatima/

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Lord, in Your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope…

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Yet thou, in thy mercies, didst not leave them in the desert:
the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day to lead them in the way,
and the pillar of fire by night to shew them the way by which they should go. 19

And thou gavest them thy good Spirit to teach them, and
thy manna thou didst not withold from their mouth and thou gavest them
water for their thirst…… 20

But they provoked thee to wrath, and departed from thee,
and threw thy law behind their backs:
and they killed thy prophets,
who admonished them earnestly to return to thee:
and they were guilty of great blasphemies. 26

And thou gavest them into the hands of their enemies,
and they afflicted them.
And in the time of their tribulation they cried to thee,
and thou heardest from heaven,
and according to the multitude of thy tender mercies
thou gavest them saviours, to save them from the hands of their enemies. 27

But after they had rest, they returned to do evil in thy sight:
and thou leftest them
in the hand of their enemies and they had
dominion over them…… 28

Yet in thy very many mercies thou didst not utterly consume them,
nor forsake them: because thou art a merciful and gracious God. 31

(Nehemias) 2 Esdras Chpt 9

“Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is nobody to make sacrifices and to pray for them.” -Our Lady of Fatima

“Receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Repair their sins and console your God!” -Angel to the children at Fatima

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Faith gives a face as of heaven to the whole earth- Our Lady of Fatima

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From Daily Gospel.org

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 -Tuesday of the Sixth week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : Our Lady of Fatima
See commentary below or click here
Letter of James 1,12-18.
Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.
No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one.
Rather, each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Then desire conceives and brings forth sin,
and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers: all good giving
and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change.
He willed to give us birth by the word of truth that
we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Psalms 94(93),12-13.14-15.18-19.

Happy those whom you guide, LORD,
whom you teach by your instruction.
You give them rest from evil days,
while a pit is being dug for the wicked.
You, LORD, will not forsake your people,
nor abandon your very own.
Judgment shall again be just,
and all the upright of heart will follow it.
When I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your love, LORD, holds me up.
When cares increase within me, your comfort gives me joy.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 8,14-21.

They had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
He enjoined them, “Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” They concluded among themselves that it was because they had no bread.
When he became aware of this he said to them, “Why do you conclude that it is because you have no bread?
Do you not yet understand or comprehend?
Are your hearts hardened?
Do you have eyes and not see, ears and not hear?
And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many wicker baskets full of fragments you picked up?”
They answered him, “Twelve.”
When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many full baskets of fragments did you pick up? They answered (him), “Seven.”
He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”
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Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751), S.J.-Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence,
II, 1 (trans. Algar Thorold)
“Do you not yet understand or comprehend?”
Could we pierce the veil, and were we vigilant and attentive,,
God would reveal Himself continually to us and we should rejoice in His action in everything that happens to us. At every occurrence we should say: Dominus est! (Jn 21,7)
and in all circumstances we should find a gift from God.
We should consider creatures as very feeble instruments
in the hands of an almighty worker, and we should recognize without
difficulty that nothing is lacking to us and that God’s
constant care leads Him to give us each instant what is suited to us.
If we had faith, we should welcome all creatures; we should, as it were,
caress them and thank them interiorly for contributing so favourably
to our perfection when applied by the hand of God.
If we lived uninterruptedly by the life of faith, we should be in continual contact with God; we should speak with Him face to face…Faith is the interpreter of God; without the illumination which it brings, nothing can be understood of the language in which creatures speak to us.
That language is a cypher in which nothing is apparent but confusion;
it is a thorn-bush from which no one could imagine God speaking. But faith makes us see, as in the case Moses, the fire of divine charity burning in the midst of the thorns; faith gives us the key to the cypher and enables us to discover in that confusion the marvels of heavenly wisdom. Faith gives a face as of heaven to the whole earth, and by it our hearts are ravished and transported to converse in heaven…Faith is the key of the treasury, the key of the abyss of divine wisdon.
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Sullivan, J. (1907). The Athanasian Creed. In The Catholic Encyclopedia

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Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic Faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is all One, the Glory Equal, the Majesty Co-Eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father Uncreate, the Son Uncreate, and the Holy Ghost Uncreate. The Father Incomprehensible, the Son Incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost Incomprehensible. The Father Eternal, the Son Eternal, and the Holy Ghost Etneral and yet they are not Three Eternals but One Eternal. As also there are not Three Uncreated, nor Three Incomprehensibles, but One Uncreated, and One Uncomprehensible. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not Three Almighties but One Almighty.
So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not Three Gods, but One God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not Three Lords but One Lord. For, like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord, so are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion to say, there be Three Gods or Three Lords. The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone; not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
So there is One Father, not Three Fathers; one Son, not Three Sons; One Holy Ghost, not Three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is afore or after Other, None is greater or less than Another, but the whole Three Persons are Co-eternal together, and Co-equal. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity is Trinity, and the Trinity is Unity is to be worshipped. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity.
Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting Salvation, that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess, that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man.
God, of the substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the substance of His mother, born into the world. Perfect God and Perfect Man, of a reasonable Soul and human Flesh subsisting. Equal to the Father as touching His Godhead, and inferior to the Father as touching His Manhood. Who, although He be God and Man, yet He is not two, but One Christ. One, not by conversion of the Godhead into Flesh, but by taking of the Manhood into God. One altogether, not by confusion of substance, but by Unity of Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one Man, so God and Man is one Christ. Who suffered for our salvation, descended into Hell, rose again the third day from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, He sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, and shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting, and they that have done evil into everlasting fire. This is the Catholic Faith, which except a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved.

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School of Mary- Hiddeness

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Day #5: Hiddenness
MARY: Do you know what is the real cause of the life and the beauty of a flower? … You see its brilliant shades, smell its delicate fragrance and yet you don’t recognize that all of this buds forth from those humble roots which are hidden in the barren and often muddy earth. It is the humble earth that secures the vital part of a flower and in it that the roots are hidden and these cannot give life to the flower if they are not hidden! Virtue is always born from an intimate and profound hiddenness! Flowers must certainly be seen for Jesus says: “Let your good deeds be seen by others”, but the seeds from which they bud, the life of the heart must remain concealed and hidden.
How many times do you not love to appear virtuous before those who see you and seek the vain praise of others? Then you remove the root from being hidden, it unhappily dries up and also the flower wilts and dies. The paid gardener cuts the flower and ties it to an artificial stem so that it may be admired … but in doing this he kills it! When you seek human praise, you cut the flower of virtue and you place it on an artificial stem … After empty praise it is nothing more than a mass of withered leaves. Therefore love hiddenness and desire that only God sees you and reads the secret of your heart.
THE SOUL: O Mary, open your humble Heart to me as a refuge so that I may hide myself in it! Humanpraise disturbs me, agitates me, makes me so ugly and I recognize that I get worse after praise. I’m full of pride and I can’t free myself of it except by hiding myself in God! O Mary, give me the strength to flee human praise and my vanity!
ASPIRATION: O Mary, give me humility of heart.
LITTLE WORK: When something redounds to your praise, don’t say it for the love of holy humility.
About the Meditations

The daily School of Mary meditations come from the book, A Month with Mary, written by a holy Italian priest Father Dolindo Ruotolo (1882-1970). Originally written as spiritual thoughts to his spiritual daughter, the work is comprised of thirty-one meditations for the month of May.
Father Dolindo wrote A Month with Mary on pocket-sized pages joined into small fascicles of 8 to 12 pages. He sent them to Laura de Rosis every two to three days and later transcribed them with some modifications in volume III of his autobiography: The Story of My Life in the Plan of the Great Mercy of God, pp. 1140ff (cf. Epistolario 1:212n, 218n). This work is from 1912: one of those years which passed in the life of Father Dolindo with the cadence of a “Way of the Cross” … But he, serene as ever, loved Christ the more, loved Our Lady the more and reflected on this love in these few pages to which he wished to give the significant title: A Profound Reform of Heart in the School of Mary. These meditations are written in the style of the Imitation of Christ. (90pp. laminated gloss, saddle stitch)
To obtain a copy of A Month with Mary or other books published by the Academy of the Immaculate, visit our on-line bookstore at http://www.marymediatrix.com/bookstore/academy
Ave Maria!

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What Does ‘Rite’ Mean in the Context of Christian Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

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Card. Castrillon Hoyos about the TLM on the new DVD

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Remember that Card. Castrillon Hoyos consented to speak on the new DVD produced by the FSSP and EWTN?

Remember how he essentially said that priests don’t need to wait for requests from the faithful to begin having the TLM in their parishes?

Rememeber how he indicated that the Holy Father desires that celebrations of the TLM become normal?
Here is a YouTube of the section on the DVD.

from:WDTPRS

see also for free dvd http://www.fsspdvd.com/

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