Our Lady of Sorrows

I haven’t been very active on here this last month. As I stated earlier in the summer, I have been working intensely on the Catena Aurea: Sunday Gospels project. I am back in Europe, it was a bit difficult to get back — as official Italian documents don’t look SO official outside of the country. […]

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Happy Feast of the Assumption!

Prayer to Our Lady after Holy Communion Most Holy Lady, Mother of God, light of my darkened soul, my hope, my protection, my refuge, my comfort and my joy, I am grateful that you have enabled me, unworthy as I am, to partake of the most pure Body and precious Blood of Your Son. You […]

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Happy Feast of Saint Philomena!

Saint Philomena has been a special patroness for me during my discernment. I owe a lot to her and need to seek her assistance even more. Saint Philomena, pray for us! The Litany of Saint Philomena composed by Saint John Vianney: Lord,have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord,have mercy on us. Christ hear us.Christ, […]

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First Friday: August 2020

Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us! My devotion to the Sacred Heart certainly increased when I began to go to the Traditional Mass. My parish has a holy hour every Thursday evening and on First Friday of every month a Solemn or Sung Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart […]

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This is my Beloved Son…

11 years ago today. I was just entering seminary, fresh out of high school. The annual retreat of the seminarians of the diocese had just finished and we, seminarians, were leading a day-retreat of other young men interested in the diocesan priesthood. It was a long and tiring day. I was driving home on a […]

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First Saturday: July 2020

“Meditate frequently on the sorrows of the Mother of God, sorrows inseparable from those of her beloved Son. If you go to the crucifix, you will there fnd the Mother, and on the other hand wherever the Mother is there also is the Son.” St. Paul of the Cross For the First Saturday Devotions, go […]

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First Friday: July 2020

In this month of the Precious Blood let us place ourselves into the Wounds of Christ. Place every worry, every care, every thought, every step, every loved one, every friend, every joy, every tear…. place all that you are into that opening in the Sacred Heart, pierced for love of you! Saint John of the […]

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