Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Thanks to Augustus on his birthday and to the Cohors Italicus

Today is the birthday of Augustus Caesar, born in ancient Velitrae (Velletri) in 63 BC.
When I was living in Rome, on this day I was accustomed to stroll to the Ara Pacis and read some of the bronze lettered text … Continue reading

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UPDATED – ACTION ITEM! 10 year old’s fundraiser for a Pregnancy Care Center

UPDATE 16 SEPT:
Go to the bottom of the post for the RESULTS!

Originally Published on: Sep 13, 2018
Everyone, here is a good news note!
I received this message from a 10 year old which was forwarded by his mother.  Xavier is one of the … Continue reading

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Videos and hi-res photos of the Consecration of the Abbey and Abbess of Gower

I’ve written a few posts about the recent Consecration of the Abbey, and the Abbess, of Gower.
HERE and HERE
It was a terrific occasion, in the deepest sense of “terrific”.
There are now available hi-res photos of the events.
>>HERE<<
Also, the videos are … Continue reading

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UPDATED Mary, Queen of the Clergy holy cards with Daily Prayer for Priests – AVAILABLE!

A few days ago I posted about receiving holy cards of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy. HERE
Since them, I have been in close contact with the nice lady who made them and we have improved the cards.

The artwork on … Continue reading

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SAVE THE LITURGY – SAVE THE WORLD: Thoughts on the Rites in the Starfield

I will probably post more in the near future about the Rites we experienced in Gower, for the Consecration of the new Abbey church and Abbess.   Everything was done according to the traditional Roman Rite, using the pre-1961 Pontificale Romanum. … Continue reading

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VIDEO & PICS – Pontifical Mass & Consecration of new Abbess, vows, clothing of nuns, revelation of location of new daughter house!

Today I was blessed to attend, at the newly consecrated Abbey Church of Our Lady of Ephesus, the blessing of the new Abbess, Mother Cecilia. Also, we had, in the context of the Pontifical Solemn Mass celebrated by His Excellency … Continue reading

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VIDEO & PICS – Pre-1961 Rites of Consecration of new Abbey Church!

Yesterday I had the great privilege of participating in the consecration of the new abbey church of the monastic community of the  Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles near Gower, MO.   The rites of consecration and the Pontifical Mass … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: 9-10 Sept. Traditional Consecrations of Abbey Church and new Abbess!

Over the years, I’ve written often of the great Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Gower, MO near Kansas City.   They record wonderful music discs.  They make vestments. They, above all, pray for priests and bishops.   This … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Abbatial Edition

I’ve not been posting these travelogues for some time. This trip deserves attention, because it has as its scope a truly special occasion in the life of the Church as a whole and for the traditionally inclined in particular, not … Continue reading

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Daily Prayer for Priests – Approved

For a while I have had a link on the sidebar, with the image of the beautiful holy card of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, to a page with a Daily Prayer For Priests.
I would be pleased and consoled … Continue reading

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Spiffy holy cards with Our Lady Queen of the Clergy and a prayer for priests.

These days I have received numerous emails from lay people and priests alike describing what priests, especially, are doing in their parishes in regard to The Present Crisis.
Many priests are standing up in pulpits and making good statements and offering … Continue reading

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After LGBT pro-sodomy parade, Orthodox priest cleanses city with Holy Water

I saw this at ChurchPop.  I really like the idea.
Orthodox Priest Cleanses His City’s Downtown with Holy Water After LGBT Parade

@cityod, Twitter / Odessa Media

Talk about spiritual warfare.
An LGBT pride parade took place this last weekend in Odessa, Ukraine. LGBT … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium perfecisti laudem! 3 year old “priest’s” theological observation and a Salve

Remember the moment in The Return of the King (book, of course) when Frodo and Sam are slogging through dreary Mordor and there is a fleeting break in the never-ending clouds and they see a star?
Today I received this via email … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATE: Photos of seminarians Solemn Mass

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
For my part, I am not scheduled today!  However, each year the seminarians of … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence.  This indulgence seems to have been granted directly by Christ Himself in an appearance to St. Francis.  The Lord them told Francis to go to Pope Honorius III, … Continue reading

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