Category Archives: Women Religious

30 April – HOLY MASS (TLM) – St Catherine, virgin – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass is in honor of St. Catholic of Siena, Virgin.  Prayers added … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is moved to pray to martyred nuns, newly discovered, about something that happened today. – UPDATED

UPDATE 20 Jan 2020 I received this nice note today: I cannot tell you why you were drawn to our martyred sisters, but I can tell you this: The order suddenly has an influx of vocations and discerners particularly in … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ praises preaching by a religious sister. Let’s consider what he praised!

Once upon a time, when you could recognize religious by the habits they wore, a Jesuit was riding grandly in his carriage when he spotted a Minim, of the the order founded by St Francis of Paola, on foot and … Continue reading

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Germany: More dissent from nuns

Today started with a post about that caput malorum omnium that is Germany.  Let’s continue. The ultra-left La Croix stumps, not reports, on a German nun advocating women priests. If one had the slightest… slightest… understanding of priesthood as flowing from the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The new church of Gower Abbey (and the Extraordinary Ordinary)

As we come to the end of the year, many of you are considering your end of year charitable giving for tax deductions, etc.   Hence, I will probably drone on about the TMSM. However, I want to bring to … Continue reading

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“If only women were in leadership positions…”

Sometimes you hear the facile repeat: “If only women were in leadership positions, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen!” Is that so? Here’s a case to consider… At Crux: Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips LOS … Continue reading

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Another group of women destroyed by the Vatican Congregation for Religious

Once upon a time we took care of our own and didn’t rely on the nanny state to do everything. Catholics of every level of economic potential and walk of life were concerned with works of mercy, even in organized … 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. … 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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@AlbanyDiocese – Is it just me, or is this pretty weird?

After the years and years of Agony in Albany, things are looking up. There is a great bishop there now and, I hear, many improvements. However, just as Rome was not built in a day, nor destroyed in a day, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help the nuns complete their beautiful monastic church!

UPDATE 19 August 2018: Great news!   The wonderful Benedictines are being promoted.  The will soon have a Abbess instead of a Prioress. Hence, come September there will be a traditional consecration of an Abbess.  That hasn’t happened in these USA for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Faithful, active women religious. Where to go?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been discerning a religious vocation for about a year and a half, but lately I’ve been frustrated and confused about the right community to look into. My vocations director is a member of an LCWR … Continue reading

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Budding young feminist archeologists

Make some popcorn and look at a piece at Fishwrap about young feminists sitting at the knees of Sr. Joan “Triumph in Tahir” Chittister, learning from her Yoda-like wisdom.  It’ll be a nostaglic read.  My emphases and comments. Young women ask difficult questions … Continue reading

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Father’s Day gift idea – from the “hearts”

Seeing that, in the Novus Ordo calendar, today is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the day after the Sacred Heart of Jesus), I point once again your attention to the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles whose … Continue reading

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