Monday, September 17, 2018

Devotion to Mary, Effective Remedy against Impurity


“A well-known incident is related by Father Paul Segneri in his book “Christian Instructed.” A Roman youth of evil habits and laden with sins, went to confession to Father Niccolas Zuccbi. The confessor received him kindly, compassionated his misery, and told him that devotion to the blessed Lady would free him from his accursed vices. He therefore imposed it upon him as penance, that until the time of his next confession, every morning and evening, on rising and going to bed, he should recite a “Hail Mary” to the Virgin; making an offering to her of his eyes, hands, and his whole body, praying her to keep him as her own; and that he should kiss the ground three times.

The young man practiced this penance, and at first with very little improvement; but the priest continued to exhort him, encouraging him to trust in the patronage of Mary.

In the meantime, the penitent left home with some other companions, and travelled over the world. Having returned to Rome, he went again to seek his confessor, who to his great joy and surprise, found him entirely changed, and free from his former impurities.

“Father,” said the youth, “the blessed Virgin, for that little devotion which you taught me, has obtained for me this grace.” But the wonder did not cease here. The same confessor related this fact from the pulpit. An officer, who, for several years, had kept up an illicit intercourse with a certain woman, heard it, and proposed also himself to practice the same devotion, in order to free himself from that horrible tie which held him a slave of the devil (which intention is necessary for all such sinners, that the Virgin may aid them): and he also quitted his bad practice and changed his life.

But what followed? At the end of six months, foolishly and too confidently trusting in his strength, he wished, one day, to go and find that woman, to see if she had also changed her way of life. But on approaching the door of her house, where he was in manifest danger of falling again into sin, he felt himself thrust hack by an invisible force, and soon found himself distant from the house the whole length of the street, and before his own door; he was then enlightened to see clearly that Mary had thus rescued him from his destruction.

Thus we perceive how solicitous is our good mother, not only to take us away from sin, if we for that end commend ourselves to her, but also to protect us from the danger of falling into it again."

Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, The Glories of Mary, Part II, Discourse IV.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month


We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lord, Teach Me How To Pray!


Because prayer is necessary to me. Without it I cannot persevere.

Help me in my weakness. Enlighten my understanding. Strengthen my will. Take away from me the anxieties that disturb me. Help me so that when I am in solitude and in silence I dedicate myself to talk with you, to tell you about my miseries, to include you in my joys and sorrows, to renew my intentions before you, to pray for me and for everyone else...

Teach me how to pray!

Teach me how to meditate on the mysteries of your life, on the example of your virtues, on your love for me, on your triumphs and on your glory... Teach me how to meditate on your Blessed Mother, Mary, on your saints, on the truths that you preached.

Lord, teach me how to pray!

Fr. Alberto Moreno, El día del retiro mensual, p. 150.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

He Had Already Warned Us


For it is no longer a case of dealing with disputants who come forward in the clothing of sheep. Now we are faced with open and bitter enemies from within our own household, who, in agreement with the outstanding opponents of the Church, are working for the overthrow of the faith. (...) They arrogate to themselves the right to correct this revealed wisdom as if it were something corrupt, to renew it as if it were something that had become obsolete, to improve it and to adapt it to the dictates, the progress, and the comfort of the age as if it had been opposed to the good of society.

Saint Pius X, Sacrorum Antistitum

Sunday, September 2, 2018

INFILTRATED PEDERASTS IN THE CLERGY SHOULD BE DEGRADED AND DELIVERED TO THE SECULAR AUTHORITY

  • Authorities who do not comply with this duty and obligation should resign or be removed for their incompetence or complicity
  • Infiltration of the Church in order to destroy the work of Christ (attacking morality and dogma) has been denounced by several popes. It has even corrupted some seminarians and clerics who did not originally participate in it


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.




On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.”


Monday, August 13, 2018

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month


We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Friday, August 3, 2018

Hundreds of Thousands Marched in Ecuador to Protest against Abortion and Gender Ideology


A massive simultaneous demonstration took place in different cities of Ecuador in favor of life and against gender ideology. The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is promoting a pro-abortion and LGBTI agenda in the country since his arrival in power in May 2017.

Hundreds of thousands of parents marched on July 28 to protest against the agenda of gender ideology in education promoted by the government of Ecuador, while demanding that any “reform” movement to legalize abortion in the country should be definitively closed.

The organizers estimate that 200,000 people participated in Guayaquil, and the demonstrations were replicated in Quito and other cities of the country.

Source: Actuall

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Prayer for a Happy Death


Oh, my Lord and Saviour, support me in that hour in the strong arms of Your Sacraments, and by the fresh fragrance of Your consolations. Let the absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me, and Your own Body be my food, and Your Blood my sprinkling; and let my sweet Mother, Mary, breathe on me, and my Angel whisper peace to me, and my glorious Saints smile upon me; that in them all, and through them all, I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die, as I desire to live, in Your faith, in Your Church, in Your service, and in Your love. Amen.

John Jenry Newman

Monday, July 30, 2018

Dear Oxana Shachkó


Dear Oxana Shachkó

I heard about your death yesterday. In the face of this tragic episode, many will react in different ways. Your friends will cry, your enemies will rejoice, those who don’t care will ignore it. Being a co-founder of "Femen", even though you were not my direct enemy, you were still my enemy, since the enemies of God and the Catholic Church are my enemies.

However, I'm not happy about your death. I'm not happy that you took your own life. I am deeply sorry, since you were deceived by the devil and his henchmen. You never knew about the merciful love of God who receives the repentant sinner in his arms. You did not have the grace to see the Redeemer, He who said to the sinful woman: "I do not condemn you either, go now, and leave your life of sin". You did not feel in your own flesh the words of the God made man who told Saint Dismas, the Penitent Thief crucified on his right: "Truly I tell you: today you will be with me in paradise."

The devil taught you that "you are the owner of your body", and that therefore you have the right to abort your own child. He also taught you to ignore what science says when biology clearly states that the baby in your womb is not an organ of your body but an individual different from you. Satan also told you that abortion is a sign of modernity, since the most advanced countries practice it. But the devil did not explain to you that all those "developed" countries have the highest rate of suicides and depression, that Europe is being invaded by hostile cultures thanks to selfishness and individualism that lead people to avoid conception and children. The Evil One told you that you are equal to man and that therefore you can lead a promiscuous life like he does, that there is no difference between male and female. However, the devil did not tell you that we are not equal in everything (women can get pregnant, men cannot, women have XX chromosomes, men have XY chromosomes, women are more perceptive than men to details. Normally, men are physically stronger, and women have biological periods that men do not have to suffer, etc.). In short, the devil taught you many things, and the worst one was that he whispered in your ear that God does not exist, that there is only this life, that there is no paradise or hell, nor reward or punishment, that we are a set of molecules and death is the dissolution of them. Satan deceived you, dear Oxana, as he DECEIVES MANY MEN AND WOMEN, BECAUSE HE IS THE FATHER OF LIES AND DOES NOT SEEK OUR SALVATION BUT OUR ETERNAL DAMNATION.


I'm really very hurt by the decision you made to take your own life. Although I never met you personally, I mourn your death, because your life is worth the blood of Christ, who immolated himself on the cross seeking your eternal salvation. I would have liked to have been there to stop you, to tell you about that faith that you may never knew or that you rejected, but it's too late. I can only pray for your soul and ask God to have mercy on you.

I applaud the fact that at least you told the truth before you died. You said that feminism is "a fraud".

Women, let the death of this poor girl be useful. Do not be fooled by the lies and frauds of "Femen". Feminism does not dignify women, and here I am referring to that Bolshevik feminism represented in all those women wearing green scarves. The only thing that dignifies women is the love of God and respect for human nature. 

Woman, you are very worthy and you are a treasure for humanity. Do not ruin yourself with femibolchevism or trying to kill the unborn. You do not need one thing nor the other. If you are what you should be, that is, a woman, you will be respected and honored. If instead you pretend to be what you are not (a man with skirts), you will end up like Oxana, even if you do not commit suicide, because femibolchevism is a spiritual suicide.

Let us pray for the soul of Oxana, and pray that there will be no more victims of this demonic and absurd ideology.

In Christ and Most Holy Mary:

Father Tomás A. Beroch

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Universal Prayer of Pope Clement XI


O my God, I believe in Thee; do Thou strengthen my faith. All my hopes are in Thee; do Thou secure them. I love Thee with my whole heart; teach me to love Thee daily more and more. I am sorry that I have offended Thee; do Thou increase my sorrow.

I adore Thee as my first beginning; I aspire after Thee as my last end. I give Thee thanks as my constant benefactor; I call upon Thee as my sovereign protector.

Vouchsafe, O my God, to conduct me by Thy wisdom, to restrain me by Thy justice, to comfort me by Thy mercy, to defend me by Thy power.

To Thee I desire to consecrate all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings; that henceforward I may think only of Thee, speak of Thee, refer all my actions to Thy greater glory, and suffer willingly whatever Thou shallt appoint.

Lord, I desire that in all things Thy will may be done, because it is Thy will, and in the manner that Thou willest.

I beg of Thee to enlighten my understanding, to inflame my heart, to purify my body, and to sanctify my soul.

Grant that I be not puffed up with pride, moved by flattery, deceived by the world, or duped by the devil.

Give me grace to purify my memory, to bridle my tongue, to restrain my eyes, and to mortify my senses.

Give me strength, O my God, to expiate my offenses, to overcome my temptations, to subdue my passions, and to acquire the virtues proper for my state.

Fill my heart with tender affection for Thy goodness, a hatred of my faults, a love for my neighbor, and contempt of the world.

Let me always remember to be submissive to my superiors, condescending to my inferiors, faithful to my friends, and charitable to my enemies.

Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification, avarice by alms-deeds, anger by meekness, and tepidity by devotion.

O my God, make me prudent in my undertakings, courageous in dangers, patient in affliction, and humble in prosperity.

Grant that I may be ever attentive at my prayers, temperate at my meals, diligent at my employments, and constant in my resolutions.

Let my conscience be ever upright and pure, my exterior modest, my conversation edifying, and my life according to rule.

Assist me that I may continually labor to overcome nature, to correspond with Thy grace, to keep Thy commandments, and to work out my salvation.

Help me to obtain holiness of life by a sincere confession of my sins, by a devout reception of the Body of Christ, by a continual recollection of mind, and by a pure intention of heart.

Discover to me, O my God, the nothingness of this world, the greatness of heaven, the shortness of time, and the length of eternity.

Grant that I may prepare for death, that I may fear Thy judgments, that I may escape hell, and in the end obtain heaven, through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

* Prayer recommended for after communion, but not limited to that moment.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Meeting Carried out by Lucifer with His Demons in Hell, after the Death of Christ Our Lord by Sister Mary of Jesus of Agreda


The fall of Lucifer with his demons from Mount Calvary to the depths of hell, was more turbulent and furious than when he was thrown from heaven. And although that place is always a dark land covered in the shadows of death, of a caliginous (dark) confusion, of miseries, torments and disorder, as Saint Job says, on this occasion his unhappiness and disturbance was greater, because the condemned souls received new horror and accidental grief with the ferocity of the demons that descended. It is true that they have no power in hell to put souls at will in places of greater or lesser torment; because this is decided by the divine justice, according to the demerits of each of the condemned. But, in addition to the essential penalty, the Judge orders other accidental penalties on some occasions; because their sins left in the world roots and many damages for others that for their cause are condemned, and the new effect of their sins causes them these penalties. The demons tormented Judas with new penalties, for having sold and procured death to Christ. And they knew that this place of such formidable sorrows, where they had placed him, was destined for the punishment of those who only had faith without works, and those who scorned the cult of this virtue and the fruit of human redemption. And against these demons manifest the greatest indignation, as they conceived it against Jesus and Mary.

As soon as Lucifer was permitted to proceed in these matters and arise from the consternation in which he remained for some time, he set about proposing to his fellow-demons new plans of his pride. For this purpose he called them all together and placing himself in an elevated position, he spoke to them: "To you, who have for so many ages followed and still follow my standards for the vengeance of my wrongs, is known the injury which I have now sustained at the hands of this Mangod, and how for thirty-three years He has led me about in deceit, hiding his Divinity and concealing the operations of his soul, and how He has now triumphed over us by the very Death which we have brought upon Him. Before He assumed flesh I hated Him and refused to acknowledge Him as being more worthy than I to be adored by the rest of creation. Although on account of this resistance I was cast out from heaven with you and was degraded to this abominable condition so unworthy of my greatness and former beauty, I am even more tormented to see myself thus vanquished and oppressed by this Man and by his Mother. From the day on which the first man was created I have sleeplessly sought to find Them and destroy Them; or if I should not be able to destroy Them, I at least wished to bring destruction upon all his creatures and induce them not to acknowledge Him as their God, and that none of them should ever draw any benefit from his works. This has been my intent, to this all my solicitude and efforts were directed. But in vain, since He has overcome me by his humility and poverty, crushed me by his patience, and at last has despoiled me of the sovereignty of the world by his Passion and frightful Death. This causes me such an excruciating pain, that, even if I succeeded in hurling Him from the right hand of his Father, where He sits triumphant, and if I should draw all the souls redeemed down into this hell, my wrath would not be satiated or my fury placated."

Is it possible that the human nature, so inferior to my own, shall be exalted above all the creatures! That it should be so loved and favored, as to be united to the Creator in the person of the eternal Word! That He should first make war upon me before executing this work, and afterwards overwhelm me with such confusion! From the beginning I have held this humanity as my greatest enemy; it has always filled me with intolerable abhorrence. O men, so favored and gifted by your God whom I abhor, and so ardently loved by Him! How shall I hinder your good fortune? How shall I bring upon you my unhappiness, since I cannot destroy the existence you have received? What shall we now begin, O my followers? How shall we restore our reign? How shall we recover our power over men? How shall we overcome them? For if men from now on shall not be most senseless and ungrateful, if they are not worse disposed than we ourselves toward this Godman, who has redeemed them with so much love, it is clear that all of them will eagerly follow Him; none will take notice of our deceits; they will abhor the honors which we insidiously offer them, and will love contempt; they will seek the mortification of the flesh and will discover the danger of carnal pleasure and ease; they will despise riches and treasures, and love the poverty so much honored by their Master; and all that we can offer to their appetites they will abhor in imitation of their true Redeemer. Thus will our reign be destroyed, since no one will be added to our number in this place of confusion and torments; all will reach the happiness which we have lost, all will humiliate themselves to the dust and suffer with patience; and my wrath and haughtiness will avail me nothing."

"Ah, woe is me, what torment does this mistake cause me! When I tempted Him in the desert, the only result was to afford him a chance to leave the example of this victory, by following which men can overcome so much the more easily. My persecutions only brought out more clearly his doctrine of humility and patience. In persuading Judas to betray Him, and the Jews subject Him to the deadly torture of the Cross, I merely hastened my ruin and the salvation of men, while the doctrine I sought to blot out was only the more firmly implanted. How could One who is God humiliate Himself to such an extent? How could He bear so much from men who are evil? How could I myself have been led to assist so much in making this salvation so copious and wonderful? O how godlike is the power of that Man which could torment and weaken me so? And can this Woman, his Mother and my Enemy, be so mighty and invincible in her opposition to me? New is such power in a mere creature, and no doubt She derived it from the divine Word, whom She clothed in human flesh. Through this Woman the Almighty has ceaselessly waged war against me, though I have hated Her in my pride from the moment I recognized Her in her image or heavenly sign. But if my proud indignation is not to be assuaged, I benefit nothing by my perpetual war against this Redeemer, against his Mother and against men. Now then, ye demons who follow me, now is the time to give way to our wrath against God. Come all of ye to take counsel what we are to do; for I desire to hear your opinions."

Some of the principal demons gave their answers to this dreadful proposal, encouraging Lucifer by suggesting diverse schemes for hindering the fruit of the Redemption among men. They all agreed that it was not possible to injure the person of Christ, to diminish the immense value of his merits, to destroy the efficacy of the Sacraments, to falsify or abolish the doctrine which Christ had preached; yet they resolved that, in accordance with the new order of assistance and favor established by God for the salvation of men, they should now seek new ways of hindering and preventing the work of God by much the greater deceits and temptations. In reference to these plans some of the astute and malicious demons said "It is true, that men now have at their disposal a new and very powerful doctrine and law, new and efficacious Sacraments, a new Model and Instructor of virtues, a powerful Intercessor and Advocate in this Woman; yet the natural inclinations and passions of the flesh remain just the same, and the sensible and delectable creatures have not changed their nature. Let us then, making use of this situation with increased astuteness, foil as far as in us lies the effects of what this Godman has wrought for men. Let us begin strenuous warfare against mankind by suggesting new attractions, exciting them to follow their passions in forgetfulness of all else. Thus men, being taken up with these dangerous things, cannot attend to the contrary."

Acting upon this counsel they redistributed the spheres of work among themselves, in order that each squadron of demons might, with a specialized astuteness tempt men to different vices. They resolved to continue to propagate idolatry in the world, so that men might not come to the knowledge of the true God and the Redemption. Wherever idolatry would fail, they concluded to establish sects and heresies, for which they would select the most perverse and depraved of the human race as leaders and teachers of error. Then and there was concocted among these malignant spirits the sect of Mahomet, the heresies of Arius, Pelagius, Nestorius, and whatever other heresies have been started in the world from the first ages of the Church until now, together with those which they have in readiness, but which it is neither necessary nor proper to mention here. Lucifer showed himself content with these infernal counsels as being opposed to divine truth and destructive of the very foundation of man's rescue, namely divine faith. He lavished flattering praise and high offices upon those demons, who showed themselves willing and who undertook to find the impious originators of these errors.

Some of the devils charged themselves with perverting the inclinations of children at their conception and birth; others to induce parents to be negligent in the education and instruction of their children, either through an inordinate love or aversion, and to cause a hatred of parents among the children. Some offered to create hatred between husbands and wives, to place them in the way of adultery, or to think little of the fidelity promised to their conjugal partners. All agreed to sow among men the seeds of discord, hatred and vengeance, proud and sensual thoughts, desire of riches or honors, and by suggesting sophistical reasons against all the virtues Christ has taught; above all they intended to weaken the remembrance of his Passion and Death, of the means of salvation, and of the eternal pains of hell. By these means the demons hoped to burden all the powers and the faculties of men with solicitude for earthly affairs and sensual pleasures, leaving them little time for spiritual thoughts and their own salvation.

Lucifer heard these different suggestions of the demons, and answering them, he said: "I am much beholden to you for your opinions: I approve of them and adopt them all; it will be easy to put them into practice with those, who do not profess the law given by this Redeemer to men, though with those who accept and embrace these laws, it will be a difficult enterprise. But against this law and against those that follow it, I intend to direct all my wrath and fury and I shall most bitterly persecute those who hear the doctrine of this Redeemer and become his disciples; against these must our most relentless battle be waged to the end of the world. In this new Church I must strive to sow my cockle (Matth. 14, 25), the ambitions, the avarice, the sensuality, and the deadly hatreds, with all the other vices, of which I am the head. For if once these sins multiply and increase among the faithful, they will, with their concomitant malice and ingratitude, irritate God and justly deprive men of the helps of grace left to them by the merits of the Redeemer. If once they have thus despoiled themselves of these means of salvation, we shall have assured victory over them. We must also exert ourselves to weaken piety and all that is spiritual and divine; so that they do not realize the power the Sacraments and receive them in mortal sin, or at least without fervor and devotion. For since these Sacraments are spiritual, it is necessary to receive them with well-disposed will, in order to reap their fruits. If once they despise the medicine, they shall languish in their sickness and be less able to withstand our temptations; they will not see through our deceits, they will let the memory of their Redeemer and of the intercession of his Mother slip from their minds. Thus will their foul ingratitude make them unworthy of grace and so irritate their God and Savior, as to deprive them of his helps. In all this I wish, that all of you assist me strenuously, losing neither time nor occasion for executing my commands.''

It is not possible to rehearse all the schemes of this dragon and his allies concocted at that time against the holy Church and her children, in order that these waters of Jordan might be swallowed up in his throat. It is enough to state that they spent nearly a full year after the Death of Christ conferring and considering among themselves the state of the world up to that time and the changes wrought by Christ our God and Master through his Death and after having manifested the light of his faith by so many miracles, blessings and examples of holy men. If all these labors have not sufficed to draw all men to the way of salvation, it can be easily understood, that Lucifer should have prevailed and that his wrath should be so great, as to cause us justly to say with saint John: "Woe to the earth, for satan is come down to you full of wrath and fury!'' But alas! that truths so infallible and so much to be dreaded and avoided by men, should in our days be blotted from the minds of mortals to the irreparable danger of the whole world! Our enemy is astute, cruel and watchful: we sleepy, lukewarm and careless! What wonder that Lucifer has intrenched himself so firmly in the world, when so many listen to him, accept and follow his deceits, so few resist him, and entirely forget the eternal death, which he so furiously and maliciously seeks to draw upon them? I beseech those, who read this, not to forget this dreadful danger. If they are not convinced of this danger through the evil condition of the world and through the evils each one experiences himself, let them at least learn this danger by the vast and powerful remedies and helps, which the Savior thought it necessary to leave behind in his Church. For He would not have provided such antidotes if our ailment and danger of eternal death were not so great and formidable.

“MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD”. YEAR 1888.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Do Not Let Yourself Be Dejected by Your Fall



"If you happen to commit some fault, correct yourself gently by humbling yourself before God. Admit your misery, but do not let yourself be dejected by your fall. Is there any wonder than infirmity is infirm, weakness weak and misery wretched? Nevertheless, detest with all your heart your offense of God. With great courage and confidence in His mercy, return to the path of virtue you had abandoned."

Saint Francis of Sales Introduction to the Devout Life

Friday, July 13, 2018

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month


We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Next Occasion of Sin


“Do you want to correct yourself of your faults? Anticipate and avoid the occasions in which you have succumbed; if you do not do this, the same causes will produce the same effects. Examine your life and you will see that the occasions and the dangerous companies are the ones that, every day, make you relapse into the same sins. A pilot does not approach but trembling to the place where before he was shipwrecked; a convalescent does not even dare to touch the fruit that made him sick; only the sinner looks for the occasions that lost him. What need is there to go to such a part, where each day it is necessary to overcome or perish?”

San Jerome

TO PUT OURSELVES NEEDLESSLY IN AN NEAR OCCASION OF SIN, CONSTITUTES A MORTAL SIN IN ITSELF.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Devils Flee From Him Who Pronounces the Name of the Virgin Mary


The devils, as Thomas Kempis affirms, are in such fear of the queen of heaven that at the sound of her great name they flee from him who pronounces it as from burning fire. The Virgin herself revealed to St. Bridget that there is no sinner living so cold in divine love, that if he invokes her holy name, with the resolution to amend, the devil will not instantly depart from him. And she at another time assured her of this, telling her that all the demons so greatly venerate and fear her name, that when they hear it pronounced they immediately release the soul which they held in their chains.

And as the rebel angels depart from sinners who invoke the name of Mary, thus, on the contrary, our Lady herself told St. Bridget, that the good angels draw more closely around those just souls who devoutly pronounce it.

And St. Germanus assures us, that as breathing is a sign of life, so the frequent utterance of the Dame of Mary is a sign that we are already living in divine grace, or that we shall soon receive that life; for this powerful name is effectual to obtain help and life for him who devoutly invokes it.f Finally, Richard of St. Laurence adds, that this admirable name is like a tower of strength, by taking shelter in which the sinner will be saved from death, since from this celestial tower the most abandoned sinners come forth securely defended and saved.

Taken from the Glories of Mary

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Avoid Bad Conversations by Saint John Bosco


How many young people end up in hell because of bad conversations! Saint Paul already preached this truth when he said that filthy things should never come out of the mouth of the Christians, since they are the ruin of good morals. Think of these conversations like food: a dish might be good but just one drop of poison in it can kill whoever eats it.

The same goes for obscene language. A word, a gesture, a joke are enough to teach malice to one or more companions and boys that were innocent little lambs of Jesus Christ become the unfortunate prey of the devil.

Someone might say: “I know of the sad consequences of bad conversations but what can we do about it? I find myself at school, in a workshop, in a shop, or doing the work I have to do and there they carry on with this kind of talk.” I too know there are these kinds of places, so I am suggesting the rule for getting away without offending the Lord. If these people are less important than you then correct them quite firmly; when they are people you cannot reprimand then get away from them if you can and if you can't, then be quite firm about not taking part, neither with words or a smile and say in your heart: “Jesus, have mercy on me.”

And if, despite these precautions, you are still in danger of offending God, I will give you the advice of St. Augustine, which says: Apprechénde fugam, si vis reférre victóriam. Flee, leave the place, the school, the workshop, bear all the ills of this world, rather than live in a place or deal with people who put in danger the salvation of your soul. Because the Gospel says, it is better to be poor, despised, suffer to be cut off by our feet and hands and go to Heaven, rather than having everything we want in the world and then eternally losing our souls.

There will not be any lack of people who laugh at you and mock you, but that does not matter. There will come a time when the laughter and mockery of the evil ones will turn into wailing in hell, and the contempt that the good have felt will change into the most consoling happiness in heaven. If you remain firm on the Lord's behalf, it will come to pass that these same scoffers will be forced to appreciate your virtue in such a way that they will no longer dare to trouble you with their perverse reasoning.

Wherever St Aloysius Gonzaga was no one dared use an off word and if someone was about to say something like that he was soon told: keep quiet - Aloysius is here.

D. Bosco: 'El joven instruido en la práctica de sus deberes religiosos'

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prayer to the Pierced Heart of Jesus

Oh my beloved and sweet Jesus, I wish with all the affections of my heart, that all creatures praise, honor and glorify you eternally for the sacred wound of Your side. I deposit and enclose in the open wound of Your Heart, my heart and all my feelings, thoughts, desires, intentions and all the faculties of my mind. I beg of you, for Your precious Blood and Water that flowed from Your most precious Heart, that You take entire possession of me, that You guide me in all things. Consume me in the burning fire of Your holy Love, so that I may be so absorbed and transformed in You that I no longer me but one with you.

SHORT PRAYERS TO THE SACRED HEART

V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
R. Make my heart like unto thine.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. In You I trust.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Forgive us and be our King.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Make us love Thee more and more.

V. Divine Heart of Jesus,
R. Convert sinners, save the dying, free the holy souls from Purgatory.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Protect our families.

V. In Heaven and earth be praised forever,
R. The loving heart of the Blessed Sacrament.

V. May Christ, Our Blessed Lord, be forever blessed and adored,
R. Our King for ever and ever. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Abortion is a Double Crime: Father Pio


One time Father Pellegrino Funicelli, who attended Father Pio for many years, asked him: "Earlier today you denied absolution to a woman because she voluntarily submitted to an abortion. Why were you so strict with this poor unfortunate?"

Father Pio replied: "The day that people stop being horrified by abortion will be the most terrible day for humanity; abortion is not only a homicide, but also a suicide, should not we have the courage to manifest our faith in front of us those who commit two crimes at the same time?”

"Suicide?" asked Father Pellegrino.

“The suicide of the human race will be understood when we see Earth populated by old people and depopulated of children: it will be set on fire like a desert", answered Father Pío.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month


We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Monday, June 11, 2018

When the Fashions Become a Proximate Occasion of Sin


"...The good of our soul is more important than that of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts...

"If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up...".

Pope Pius XII

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Do Not Postpone Sacramental Confession Anymore!!!


When we sin, the devil takes away the shame and gives it back to us in the confessional so that we conceal a serious sin rendering our confession invalid and sacrilegious or postponing it indefinitely while we live in mortal sin risking our eternal salvation.

Confess well and frequently. It is crazy to risk our eternal destiny by living weeks, months and even years without going to Confession.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Saint Pius X warns us:


"When this doctrine can no longer keep incorruptible and the empire of truth is no longer possible in this world, then the Son of God appear a second time. But until the last day, we must keep intact the sacred trust and repeat the glorious declaration of Hilary: "Better to die in this century that corrupt the chastity of the truth."

Saint Pius X

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pride and Discouragement


"If we have confidence, even though we have committed every crime, even though we are at the bottom of all the abysses, trust is powerful enough to raise us up, to put us back on the pinnacle of holiness.

That is why we must flee from discouragement. Whenever we see that discouragement is approaching us, let us be certain that the devil is out there. Discouragement is never good.

We must always have courage; we must have confidence and the spirit that is not based on our own strength, but on the power of God.

WHAT IS THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE OF DISCOURAGEMENT? THE LACK OF HUMILITY. It seems strange. At first sight we could say: is there anything more proper to humility than to be discouraged? If I see that I am worthless, that I am full of miseries, then it seems very proper to be discouraged.

No; humility is raised by many false testimonies, that make us think that it is a very pusillanimous and depressing virtue. Nothing could be more wrong; humility is a strong, vigorous virtue. Was it not the characteristic virtue of Saint Michael the Archangel with which he ended the power of the devil? Humility is one of the strongest virtues. With what destroyed Our Lord the power of the devil if not with holy humility? No, it is definitely not a pusillanimous virtue.

Discouragement is characteristic of pride; pride is coward, pusillanimous and weak. Most distrust and discouragement come from a lack of humility. Although apparently it looks like humility, deep down this is precisely what is missing.

Why are we discouraged? Because we feel bad when we look at ourselves covered in misery. We would like to be clean, in the heights... and when a stain comes, a fault, a temptation, we are discouraged."

Bishop Luis María Martínez