Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

29 Sept: St. Michael, Angels, and chapel veils

In these days of The Present Crisis a few bishops took a step towards sanity and asked their people once again to pray the St. Michael Prayer after Mass. I think we should bring the Leonine Prayers back… all of … Continue reading

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17 September – St. Robert Bellarmine – Doctor and Pot Scrubber of the Church

Today, 17 September, is the anniversary of the death of St. Robert Bellarmine, “hammer of heretics”.  In the traditional calendar he is celebrated on 13 May. This mighty Doctor was a true Jesuit. He was a scholar, a good teacher, … Continue reading

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30 August – Feast of St. Margaret Clitherow.

Today is the Feast of the “Pearl of York”, St. Margaret Clitherow, an English martyr, killed horribly by pressing in 1586. She helped priests, which brought the terrible death they inflicted on her on 25 March, “Lady Day” which was … Continue reading

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Chalice used for target practice by Islamic militants displayed to raise awareness of persecuted Christians

From CNA: Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches CNA Staff, Aug 28, 2020 / 06:11 pm MT (CNA).- As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese … Continue reading

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21 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): St. Jane de Chantal, Widow and Foundress

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Jane de Chantal, Widow, Foundress Prayers Added: For the sick, near to death After Mass: Prayer in time pf pandemic … Continue reading

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14 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Vigil of the Assumption (St. Maximillian Kolbe)

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Vigil of the Assumption Prayers Added: St. Maximillian Kolbe After Mass: Exorcism Against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please tell … Continue reading

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#CQ – 14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for the Fishwrap! #SP3RN

Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. Today, dear readers, say … Continue reading

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A great piece about St. Damien of Molokai and a couple thoughts about AOC

Not long ago, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14 – aka AOC), said that a statue in the US Capitol of St. Damien of Molokai, was part of a “white supremecist culture”. What a foolishly ignorant thing to say.    AOC … Continue reading

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Notes about how the relics of the Old Testament Maccabees martyrs reached Rome

This is an interesting day liturgically. It is the Feast of the Holy Maccabees, Old Testament Martyrs, and it is also the Feast of St. Peter in Chains associated with the Basilica of St. Peter ad vincula in Rome. The … Continue reading

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22 July: Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

In 2016, the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, headed by the great Robert Card. Sarah, issued a decree making – for the Novus Ordo, mind you – what was the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene into … Continue reading

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6 July – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Mary Goretti, Virgin and Martyr Prayers Added: For the sting of conscience After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic … Continue reading

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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY! Three more relics have arrived. Fr. Z tells a story.

I am delighted to report the arrival of three additional relics for my altar of “Two Trinities” chapel. I am deeply devoted to two great Roman saints, who have been my friends and patrons for many years. Firstly, St. Agnes … Continue reading

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26 June – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs Prayers Added: Priestly vocations After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please … Continue reading

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St. John’s Birthday Feast, Midsummer Snails, and You. “Perdonamose!”

Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll stick with that. In the Northern Hemisphere the June solstice … Continue reading

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12 June – Traditional Latin Mass – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Friday of the 1st Week after the Octave of Pentecost. It is the Feast of St. John Facundo. Today we … Continue reading

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