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12 October: Our Lady of the Pillar

On this Feast of Our Lady of Pillar, please ask the Queen of Heaven to intercede with her Son for a special intervention in the Church regarding her ordained pastors, from the lowliest to the loftiest. The apparition of Mary … Read More

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The Battle of Lepanto (1571) and the Feast of the Holy Rosary

I very much appreciate the former name of this Feast: Our Lady of Victory. There are many famous battles, but most of them come no where near the significance of Lepanto for the history of Western Civilization. The Battle of … Read More

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For your consideration….

Our Lady of the Rosary… Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.

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15 September: Seven Sorrows of Mary – The “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”

Today, the day after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is the Feast of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There is an analogous commemoration on Friday after 1st Passion Sunday. Some time ago, I wrote a … Read More

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Rome Shot 270

Happy Birthday to the Queen of Heaven! HVMANI GENERIS SATOR ET QVI PARCERE LAPSIS INSTITVIS MACVLAS VETERIS RUBIGINIS AVFER ARGENTO THALAMVS TIBI SIT QVO VIRGO REFVLGENS. Don’t forget prayers to St. Anne for the overturning of Traditionis custodes by divine … Read More

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Assumption: The 4th Glorious Mystery

NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena! Remembering to pray for Card. Burke, who is ill, we might pray a 54 Day Novena using the Memorare, the Rosary, or another … Read More

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VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in … Read More

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The Blessed Virgin receiving Holy Communion, and more

Fr. Vierling made my day today by posting on Twitter this wonderful 17th c. Flemish School painting of the Blessed Virgin receiving Holy Communion from St. John, who is obviously celebrating Mass with the “Tridentine” Missale Romanum. Note the altar … Read More

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Look what these men are building… a Marian beacon in the plains.

Meanwhile… Traditiones custodes and merciful accompaniment for the flock on the periphery. Become a Custos traditionis.

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ACTION ITEM! 15 August 2021 – World-wide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart by all TLM communities

This came by email and I warmly endorse it. The Holy Catholic Church is in an unprecedented world wide crisis. The only hope for the Faithful is a Divine intervention, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Two … Read More

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The Synchronized Hearts of Mary and of Jesus

In the Novus Ordo calendar, today – the day after the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before Mary conceived Our Lord beneath her heart, she … Read More

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31 May: Mary’s Queenship, and yet “more Mother than Queen”

31 May is liturgically complicated.  In the traditional calendar it is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  In the Novus Ordo, it is the Feast of the Visitation.  Again in the Novus Ordo, Queenship of Mary is on 22 … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 38 – Friday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide: Sorrows

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santo Stefano Rotondo. Today is … Read More

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PJM: “Vatican Betrays Virgin Mary for Prophet Muhammad”

PJ Media reports something really alarming. Vatican Betrays Virgin Mary for Prophet Muhammad by BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM (serious guy) The same folks to bring you “Abrahamism”—the idea that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are intricately connected—have narrowed their sights on promoting … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 14: St John Paul II’s Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Here is ADVENTCAzT 14, for Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent.  It is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 14: St John Paul II's Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe These 5 … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 11: “Let us go back in imagination to the day we were baptized.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 11, for Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 11: “Let us go back in imagination to the day we were baptized.” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 10: “What we receive is at least as important as what we do.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Advent, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 10: “What we receive is at least as important as what we do.” These 5 minute offerings … Read More

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LIVE VIDEO – 3 Nov 0900h CDT – Holy Rosary and Litany of Loreto for our nation for #Election2020

Today is Election Day. We must PRAY and VOTE. I will pray the Sorrowful Mysteries (I’m rather joyful but it’s Tuesday!) in Latin followed by the Litany of Loreto. I am praying in a special way for these USA. I … Read More

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15 September: Seven Sorrows of Mary – The “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”

Today, the day after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is the Feast of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There is an analogous commemoration on Friday after 1st Passion Sunday. I will say this Mass in … Read More

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12 September – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Holy Name of Mary

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Holy Name of Mary Prayers Added: In time of war After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please tell others … Read More

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