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

Friday, May 25, 2018

Always Trust in Her



Sweet Mother of my life, help of Christians, the sorrow that torments me I put in your divine hands. Hail Mary…
You know what my sorrows are, for I trust them all to to you, give peace to the troubled and lighten my heart. Hail Mary…
And although your love I do not deserve, I will not resort to You in vain, because you are Mother of God and help of Christians. Hail Mary…

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. AMEN.

(Ask for the grace you desire to obtain and pray a Hail Holy Queen).

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sins of the Tongue

  • "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh... But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment" (Mt. 12, 34:36).

Sunday, May 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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

No Matter Where You Are, Join this Initiative on May 13

• FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD
• FOR THE TRIUMPH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
• FOR THE CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA
• IN REPAIR OF OUR SINS



CONSECRATE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY ON THE DATE OF THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA! LET US PRAY THE ROSARY AT 3:00 P.M. FROM OUR CITIES! MILLIONS OF ROSARIES WILL RISE TO HEAVEN.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Strategy to Deceive and Disseminate Error Against Catholic Faith


  • NOVATIAN HERETICS SAY AN ERROR OR AMBIGUITY AGAINST FAITH AND THEN, LATER, GIVE THE CATHOLIC DOCTRINE TO DISIMULATE THE POISON THEY ALREADY INOCULATED
  • THUS, AFFIRM AND DENY AT THE SAME TIME, AND CONTRADICT THEMSELVES AS A STRATEGY TO DISSEMINATE ERROR

“They [ancient fathers] knew the capacity of innovators in the art of deception. In order not to shock the ears of Catholics, the innovators sought to hide the subtleties of their tortuous maneuvers by the use of seemingly innocuous words such as would allow them to insinuate error into souls in the most gentle manner. Once the truth had been compromised, they could, by means of slight changes or additions in phraseology, distort the confession of the faith that is necessary for our salvation, and lead the faithful by subtle errors to their eternal damnation. This manner of dissimulating and lying is vicious, regardless of the circumstances under which it is used. For very good reasons it can never be tolerated in a synod of which the principal glory consists above all in teaching the truth with clarity and excluding all danger of error.”

“Moreover, if all this is sinful, it cannot be excused in the way that one sees it being done, under the erroneous pretext that the seemingly shocking affirmations in one place are further developed along orthodox lines in other places, and even in yet other places corrected; as if allowing for the possibility of either affirming or denying the statement, or of leaving it up the personal inclinations of the individual – such has always been the fraudulent and daring method used by innovators to establish error. It allows for both the possibility of promoting error and of excusing it.”

Pius VI, Auctorem fidei, 1794.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Guardian Angel


Every child has an auxiliary, whose services no one hires, but are acquired by the child by birthright… I’m talking about the Guardian Angel.

The Guardian angel belongs to a special body within the angelic militia.

He is not a warrior angel – like the ones who, along with Saint Michael at the head, unleashed against Lucifer the first blitzkrieg of history – or the angel of justice – like the one who evicted our First Fathers from Paradise – or the messenger angel – like the one at the Annunciation – or all the other angels who, in both Testaments, after frightening man, would tell them: “Do not be afraid”, just to end up entrusting them with an extremely difficult and special mission…

The Guardian Angel is the angel attached to our destiny, our private secretary, or even better, our bodyguard angel, who knows perfectly well all the dangers of childhood. Babysitter and trapeze artists, teacher and firefighter, their activity is unlimited, as is child’s imagination.

Nobody but him knows how to respect childhood. Only he knows how to gallop at its side and how to get ahead of it when necessary… The Guardian Angel is alone in his divine task; alone, but with the best company, that is, the company of the children.

He accompanies that childhood until he becomes an adult and then he senesces. He is a guardian from the cradle to the grave that faithfully helps us.

He accompanies childhood until it transforms into adulthood, and, later on, into old age. He is a guardian from the cradle to the grave that faithfully helps us.

HOW CAN THE GUARDIAN ANGEL HELP YOU?

- Your Guardian Angel is another example of the love and kindness of God towards you.

- God allows your Guardian Angel to reach your imagination directly (without a word), raising images, memories, impressions that point you to the correct path to follow.
Your Guardian Angel can help you in the following ways:

a) Give you SPIRITUAL ASSISTANCE:
He can, if you ask him, help you to pray better, not to get distracted, it may suggest purposes for improvement or ways to fulfill a good desire, he can help you in your apostolate, in dealing with people around you…

b) Give you, in addition, some MATERIAL HELP:
He can, if you ask him, help in the small necessities of daily life such as: not missing the bus, help you in an exam you have studied for, find something that you have lost, remember a forgotten issue that you need to keep in mind...

c) PROTECT you from the dangers of the soul.
Your Guardian Angel protects you from the tentations that can lead you into sin.

d) PROTECT you from the dangers of the body:
For example a stumble, a collision, an accident, an illness ... The Bible says: "For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways." (Ps 90,11).

e) Give you prudent advice. Call you to be good.

f) Cheer you up.

g) Comfort you.

h) Help you in everything that is good in your way of salvation.

- Finally, it is important to remember that angels do not have the power of God or His infinite wisdom. They can help you because God allows them.

Let us strive to be devoted and grateful to our Angel. Let's invoke him on our needs.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Who does not Have Mary for His Mother, does not Have God for His Father: Saint Louis Marie de Montfort


Our condition of children of Mary is by express will of Jesus, who wanted His Church not to be orphaned, but to have a Mother to love, invoke and imitate, this means we necessarily need to turn to her.

Represented by Saint John at the foot of the Cross, Christ left us as a testament: "Behold your Mother".

The way to reach Christ is through Mary, those who flee from her will not find peace": Saint Bonaventure

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort teaches us on A Treatise on the True Devotion to Mary, p. 284):
“Just as in natural and bodily generation there is a father and a mother, so in the supernatural and spiritual generation there is a father who is God and a mother who is Mary.”
“All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for their mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father. This is why the reprobate, such as heretics and schismatics, who hate, despise or ignore the Blessed Virgin, do not have God for their father though they arrogantly claim they have, because they do not have Mary for their mother. Indeed if they had her for their mother they would love and honour her as good and true children naturally love and honour the mother who gave them life.”
“An infallible and unmistakable sign by which we can distinguish a heretic, a man of false doctrine, an enemy of God, from one of God's true friends is that the heretic and the hardened sinner show nothing but contempt and indifference for our Lady. He endeavours by word and example, openly or insidiously - sometimes under specious pretexts - to belittle the love and veneration shown to her.”

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pride is Lucifer’s Most Favorite Sin



Pride is the sin of Lucifer. Pride clouds reason and understanding. When someone feels their pride hurt, they react like a wounded animal, losing all capacity for judgment.

To seek the truth despite our wounded pride is a virtue that only very few attain. Only by asking it to God is it achieved. It is a quality almost impossible to find today. It is only for the chosen who have asked for it.

Pride blinds many and loses them. It is the most difficult sin to overcome. It leads many souls to eternal damnation. The devil uses the proud to attack what he most detests.

That was the sin of Luther and many others like him.

We should pray and ask God daily that even when someone hurts our ego, we do not become blind so we can seek the truth and remain in it forever. The problem is that we tend to give more importance to our own opinion because it is more comfortable for us. And pride anchors us in it.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Soul and the Body, by Sr. Clotilde García Espejel, E.D.


In modern-day life, we see that the body gets a lot of attention and care.

We use the life we have to care for the body in all its internal and external functions: daily exercise, deep breathing, fear of disease and death. We could expose an endless list of actions, both for men and for women, that abound in the care and repair of the body.

The strange thing is that, at the same time, the body is poisoned with alcohol, drugs, sleepless nights, and pleasures that wear down its health and, although it is a true contradiction: "I take care of my body and, at the same time, I hurt it". But with these vices and excesses I stain my soul, I weaken it ... However, it is well known that everything is intended for the pleasure of the senses and the cult of the body.

Now, I ask: What is done for the health of the Soul? Do you even know that you have a soul? You forgot it already?

The truth is that, since we ignore it, we have forgotten about it and lost the light of its existence.

God creates a soul for each body, and the soul vivifies, gives spirit to that body. Without the soul, the body would not have life. Thanks to the soul, man can think, know, choose, love... and yet we have forgotten the motor of our life and, I ask: "What is the soul?".

The soul is a substance created by God, whose qualities are: simplicity, spirituality, freedom and immortality. And it needs the body to know what exists and happens on the outside, and as a spiritual laboratory, it transforms and elevates in its interior what is transmitted to it. And, later, it expresses it to the outside, in multiple manifestations.

But the soul needs its food. And, what is the food of the soul? The knowledge of God, the study of good works, attendance at Holy Mass, prayer. But at its core foundation, the Sanctifying Grace through the Sacraments. Even the knowledge of truth through philosophy, science and true art. Much must be given to the soul and this will be for the benefit of the whole human being.

Man or woman: move your body, with the life that the soul transmits to you, and reach the confessional; confess your sins and, thus anointed your soul by the grace, you will feel the new life, the life of God, which is the supernatural life, which can lead human beings to unsuspected heights that satisfy, something that cannot be provided by matter, nor the pleasure of the senses.

The soul and the body are two different substances, but together they make the substantial union, forming a single rational and volitional being.

Take care harmoniously of your body and your soul: "My soul for the body and my body for the soul", making them a single identity, giving only glory to God and therefore achieving happiness; since for this we are born.

Sr. Clotilde García Espejel, E.D.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Disposition to Pray when We Want to Obtain any Grace – Saint Thomas à Kempis

Not every desire is from the Holy Spirit, even though it may seem right and good. It is difficult to be certain whether it is a good spirit or a bad one that prompts one to this or that, and even to know whether you are being moved by your own spirit.

Many who seemed at first to be led by a good spirit have been deceived in the end. Whatever the mind sees as good, ask and desire in fear of God and humility of heart. Above all, commit the whole matter to Him with true resignation, and say: