Friday, May 26, 2023

Introibo ad Altare Dei!

The Holy Mass is the greatest worship that Christians can offer to God!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023


For centuries before 1970, this was the way the Mass was celebrated around the world, the same Mass that fed the souls of saints and sinners for centuries.  The priest standing in front of the altar with the people, offering a sacrifice to God, present in the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle.  With the exception of the sermon to the people, the Mass was sung, sung, or spoken entirely in Latin.

 ⚜️ This is the Mass where Saint Joseph Cupertino was seen levitating.

 ⚜️ This is the Mass that Saint Gregory the Great inherited, developed and solidified.

 ⚜️This is the Mass that Saint Thomas Aquinas celebrated, wrote with love and to which he contributed (he composed his own Mass and the Office for the Corpus Christi feast).

 ⚜️This is the mass that Saint Louis IX, the King of France, attended three times a day.

 ⚜️This is the Mass that Saint Philip Neri had to distract himself from before celebrating it, because he very easily sent him into an ecstasy that lasted for hours.

  ⚜️This is the Mass that was celebrated for the first time on the shores of America by Spanish and French missionaries, such as the North American Martyrs.

 ⚜️This is the Mass that priests said in secret in England and Ireland during the dark days of persecution, and this is the Mass that Blessed Miguel Pro Juárez risked his life to celebrate before he was captured and martyred by the government. Mexican.

 ⚜️This is the Mass that Blessed John Henry Newman said he would celebrate every waking moment of his life if he could.

 ⚜️This is the Mass that Fr. Frederick Faber called "the most beautiful thing on this side of heaven".

 ⚜️This is the Mass that great artists like Evelyn Waugh, David Jones and Graham Greene loved so much that they mourned its loss with pain and alarm.

 ⚜️This is the Mass so respected that even non-Catholics like Agatha Christie and Iris Murdoch came to its defense in the 1970s.

Sunday, May 21, 2023


“The best proof of love is being able to suffer for the one you love, with diligence and good spirits. Selfishness, non-love, or love only oriented towards oneself, is just the proof of the opposite. Only a child is pending, and dependent, on the love that those who love him pour out on him. We are adults only when we give up the whims of childhood and learn to suffer self-denial. Then we begin to mature, to be responsible. Not to demand only "rights" and learn to face duties. Love is always going out of oneself. Love is always diffusive, it tends to give itself. Love is not a "feeling" or a "state of mind", it is not always feeling "happy". That is cheesy, superficial and whimsical. This is always another of the disguises of selfishness. Love is wishing, and doing, what is good for the one you love. To want the good of the one you love. What is good for the beloved is not always what pleases the latter, although sometimes the two things can coincide. Therefore, to love well, it is first necessary to know what is good, and then to have the courage to renounce oneself, if necessary, (it is always necessary) to achieve it. The failures of love, today, are the triumphs of selfishness. The victories of love are always accompanied by the defeat of love for oneself. There is no love without that tear.”

Carlos Pérez Agüero

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

St Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.

Athanasius was Bishop of Alexandria, and a most vigorous defender of the Catholic religion. When he was still a deacon, he refuted the impiety of Arius at the Council of Nicaea, and earned such hatred from the Arians that, from that time on, they never ceased to lay snares for him. Driven into exile 5 times for a total of 17 years, he went to Treves in Gaul. He endured unbelievable hardships and wandered over a great part of the world, being often driven from his Church, and often restored by the authority of Pope Julius and the decrees of the Councils of Sardica and Jerusalem. All this while, he was persecuted by the Arians. Finally, rescued, by the help of God, from so many great dangers, he died at Alexandria during the reign of Emperor Valens. His life and death are marked by great miracles. He wrote many works, both of devotion and of catechetics, and, with great holiness, he ruled the Church of Alexandria, in those most troubled times, for forty-six years.

Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the worshipful Feast of thy blessed Confessor and Bishop Athanasius, may avail us to the increase both of godliness toward thee, and healthfulness to our own souls.