We present here our Annual Autumn Hiatus Edition that is much later this year, but then so was Easter. Thus this edition will complete the Time of Pentecost and we will return for Advent on November 27th. During these three weeks in November let us all concentrate on praying the De Profundis Prayers which are daily thoughts and prayers for our beloved dead during this month of the Holy Souls. As members of the Church Militant our responsibility is to pray for the souls in Purgatory in cooperation with the Communion of Saints so that they may soon join the Church Triumphant. It's a win-win for us for we will have more interceding for us in Heaven while on this mortal earth and by perpetuating this practice of remembering the dearly departed, we can hopefully count on future generations to do the same for us when we are no longer living. Forget the 'Lion King', the Communion of Saints is truly the "Circle of Life." Below you will find the De Profundis Prayers and Traditional Liturgy for each day during the period covered in this edition.

November 6
SUNDAY

November 7
MONDAY

November 8
TUESDAY

November 9
WEDNESDAY

November 10
THURSDAY

November 11
FRIDAY

November 12
SATURDAY

November 13
SUNDAY

November 14
MONDAY

   
November 15
TUESDAY

November 16
WEDNESDAY

November 17
THURSDAY

November 18
FRIDAY

November 19
SATURDAY

November 20
SUNDAY

   
November 21
MONDAY

November 22
TUESDAY

November 23
WEDNESDAY

November 24
THURSDAY

November 25
FRIDAY

November 26
SATURDAY

    The Faith begins with the family as in Father Patrick Payton's famous words, "The family that prays together, stays together." From the statistics of divorce and fallen away Catholics today, we can see few families pray together. In these dire times when we need to depend on each other just for physical survival, should we not place our spiritual survival on a higher importance level? Prayer and remaining in the State of Sanctifying Grace is the answer as editor Michael Cain points out in his editorial on 11-11-11 for we have holy writ and tradition to alert us that the times are ripe, the signs are there. Hold on for dear life for things are just heating up and it's going to be one helluva ride for The Eleventh Hour is here.

    What better time to be ready than November which is the month dedicated to the Communion of Saints with the emphasis on the Church Suffering and the Holy Souls. In conjunction with that we present features that address these 'bodies' within the Mystical Body of Christ Who is the Head. We do so in republishing four steps from "Catholicism Made Simple" on the Church Militant, Judgment Day, Purgatory and the Church Suffering, and the Church Triumphant. John Gregory has a prolific participation in this special edition with numerous pieces. In addition to providing the Haydock Commentaries for each Sunday, he continues with his series on the "Sermon on the Mount" from the Gospel of Saint Matthew as he moves from Chapter Five to Chapter Six with three installments, Part Six, Part Seven, and Part Eight. He also furnishes inspiration on two saints in November, The Miracle Man on Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus and Saint Cecilia: Modest Model of Purity.

    We honor two Doctors of the Church this month with Saint Albert the Great Tutor to the Angelic Doctor and Saint John of the Cross the Apostle of Perseverance. You will find a Litany of the Saints of November and food for thought from the Prophesies and Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden with Chapter Twenty-Two and Chapter Twenty-Three of Book Three. These and other features you'll find in this special Annual Autumn Hiatus Edition.

    Throughout the month the faithful are encouraged to pray the De Profundis Prayers for the holy souls. It is so important to remember those poor souls for someday, perhaps soon we also may be in their company for one needs to be totally purified before one can enter into the Beatific vision. We must all make reparation for our sins and the sins of others and this is an excellent opportunity. Let us all take advantage of such blessings God has bequeathed to us.

    Out of necessity, we continue to remind those who may not have seen Cyndi's Letter during the summer, that we depend on our readers to assist us in keeping The DailyCatholic on line and ask you to pray on what you can do to help. We are so appreciative of those few who did respond, but what is disappointing is that few pledged and thus we cannot budget expenses because other than a few monthly donations, we have no idea what will be coming in to keep The DailyCatholic going. If you haven't donated yet, it is not too late. We still need help very much and ask in all humility if you could at least look at our plea and see where you can help by contributing to the Cause of Carrying on the Apostolic Mission ...in Their Footsteps

    Finally, while we may be on Hiatus, you can still follow us by the hour on Twitter thanks to the yeoman volunteer efforts of David, webmaster of NihilInnovetur.com and editor for our Twitter page where we hope to reach more souls through this newest technology that prior to now we have avoided. However, in an effort to reach beyond the choir, if you will, and to provide inspiration with short prayers and ejaculations, facts, links, etc., we have launched out into the deep of social networking and ask guidance from the Holy Ghost to navigate others to the beacon we offer with The DailyCatholic. Thanks to his gracious assistance you can see the latest posts and we encourage you to sign up and follow us on Twitter as our circulation grows in the Social Media venue. May we all take advantage of the opportunities this month with the De Profundis Prayers to pray for as many souls as possible. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Michael Cain, editor

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by Mario Derksen


    God is good towards us: let us be the same towards our brethren. If we pardon our brethren from the bottom of our hearts, Our Lord Jesus Christ will remit our debts (our sins). The Apostle describes for the Christian the armour he must put on to enable him to withstand in those woeful times the powers of hell (Epistle). He gives him a girdle, a cuirass, a ...More


    Day Six

    For the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Fr. Haydock provides a few commentaries, but the key is not in the commentaries but in the Scriptures themselves for St. Paul's words to the Ephesians are some of the most beautiful imagery he has employed in his epistles. In addition, today's Gospel is so applicable to the very situation going on today in Washington, Wall Street and throughout every home in America and the prospect that thought failure has been rewarded, those whose debts have been forgiven with a bailout are not passing that same mercy on to the common man. Even more pertinent is that few are realizing this whole crisis doesn't amount to a hill of beans in God's eyes if our hearts are not pure and therein the final verse from our Lord says it all: "So also shall My heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts." John Gregory provides the short commentary for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost "Unless you see signs and wonders"




    The Apostle describes for the Christian the armor he must put on to enable him to withstand in those woeful times the powers of hell (Epistle). He gives him a girdle, a shield, a helmet and a sword, so that, strengthened in the Lord, Whose will nothing can resist (Introit), he may be protected against those ...More


    Day Seven

    On November 7th we commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of the noble Traditional pioneer priest and author Father James Francis Wathen who was one of the first to recognize that Montini-Bugnini concoction known as the Novus Ordo Missae, the New Order 'Mass' was no Mass at all and the fruits of what this dedicated, learned consecrated man of God imparted to all can be found in his magnificent opus The Great Sacrilege that in 40 years has never been challenged for it is truly tried and true in upholding what the infallible dogmatic Council of Trent set in stone for all perpetuity. A year and a half before his death, Father Wathen was inducted into our Tower of Trent Hall of Honor as the Mighty Missionary of Truth and Tradition




    The Octave Day of All Saints was added by Pope Sixtus IV and, the Feast of All Saints having previously been the feast of All Holy Martyrs, it is fitting that this day we also commemorate the feast of the Four Holy ...More


    Day Eight

    John Gregory continues his explanation of the Gospel of Saint Matthew, as he moves to the next chapter. In Chapter Five of the Saint Matthew, Jesus bestowed the Beatitudes to the multitudes on the mount. Now in Chapter Six He teaches them not only how to pray but what to pray as He gives all The Lord's Prayer. The first part of the Pater Noster is praise and adoration towards the heavenly Father and a statement of affirmation that He is above all everywhere. Here also Our Lord equates the difference between the Pharisees and those who are truly humble. It is a confirmation to the faithful, encouragement if you will, that the method Christ is imparting is the true way to pray and for these gathered on the Mount, an entirely new way of prayer to Almighty God. John provides the Magisterium's comments in Sermon on the Mount Part Six




    Today's feast, though not established for the Universal Church until early in the ...More


    Day Nine

    On November 9th we celebrate the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Our Savior, better known the world over as the Lateran Basilica. Few realize it's the oldest church in Rome, dating back to the Emperor Constantine the Great when he turned a pagan palace into a church, one that rebounded from earthquakes and fires until Vatican II tragically returned this magnificent structure back to the status of a pagan palace by desecrating it with the pagan Protestant Masonic rite of the Novus Ordo. For the long history of this fascinating basilica of Rome, see St. John Lateran Basilica




    The celebrated Neapolitan missionary St. Andrew Avellino, because he was very handsome, had to resist various attempts at seduction. He became a priest and practiced Canon Law; having uttered a slight untruth in court he read a short time afterwards: "The mouth that utters untruth kills the soul." He was so moved by this Scripture that he renounced his career and entered, at the age of thirty-six, the Theatines, receiving the ...More


    Day Ten

    During this Annual Autumn Hiatus Edition we want to remind all of the Communion of Saints and thus bring you four features from Catholicism Made Simple. We begin with perhaps the most important aspect of the Church established by Jesus Christ upon this earth: How and why it is only through holy Mother Church that one can be saved. Despite the fact that over 33,000 different sects have arisen over two millennia there is only one true religion, one way to Heaven. That is through Christ's Church of which the gates of hell cannot prevail against it. We have Christ's promise on that, but there are stipulations He set down and which have been passed down by those He authorized providing they adhere to all the constituted evangelic traditions beginning with the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. To deviate from that truth is to step off the narrow path and to join the wide path leading straight toward perdition as explained in Step Nine of this series: The Church's Role in Salvation.




    At a time when liturgical honors were reserved almost exclusively to martyrs only, the Apostle of Gaul was the object, at a very early period, of the veneration afterwards extended to all Confessors. St. Martin of Tours died at Candes towards the end of the year 396 or the beginning of 397, after a life marked by many miracles, and by the apostolic zeal in which he labored to root out paganism in ...More


    Day Eleven

    The planets are aligned, the perfect storm is looming on the near horizon, the world is in chaos, the conciliar newchurch is imploding and there is little faith left as Communists, Modernists, radical Muslims and thug Unionists join together throughout the world to overwhelm the system and collapse the economy which is already in shambles as are the state of souls in a world gone mad because it has sold out to the prince of darkness as the hour grows bleaker. The once proud Greek empire isn't even a shadow of itself and with its collapse it will cause a domino effect where the dollar will be worthless and anarchy will rule through insurrection. Isn't it time you checked to see if your soul is buckled in with genuine Sanctifying Grace, reinforced by the armor of God, girded with truth and the breastplate of justice and your feet firmly planted upon the chiseled Rock of Peter and the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Only equipped in this fashion will you be able to withstand what lies ahead for, as editor Michael Cain, points out the signs and scriptures indicate we are in for one helluva battle against the principalities on high for we have arrived at The Eleventh Hour




    The Mass of the Blessed Virgin on Saturday shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She was predestined from all eternity for the role of co-redemptrix (Epistle), for as Eve was the ...More


    Day Twelve

    November is an ideal time to pause and contemplate the Four Final Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. We feature here the second for we must face the truth that everyone of us will face the inevitable: After Death comes Judgment Day. In this time when technology has run amok and everybody has an opinion on everything under the sun few think to remember that in the end only one opinion counts: God's! And it's called Judgment Day. It will be gut-check time for no one can escape the Trinity's judgment. It is truly amazing in these times when everyone talks of everything but the Last Four Things which are Death, Judgment, Heaven and hell incorporated as De Novissimis. It it truly the Final Four and we're not talking the NCAA but rather the Day of Reckoning that ultimately charts our path; a path that we choose freely by how we lived. What our destination will be will be decided by the Supreme Court in Heaven. The evidence that will tip the scales in our favor will be determined by how we lived in accord with the divine Will as we see in Step Seventeen, Judgment Day




    Let us remember today that we must render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, i.e., observe the law of Justice, and render to God the things that are God's, i.e., the soul made in the image of its Creator must render to Him the tribute of adoration and obedience. On this Sunday, one of the last of the ecclesiastical year, the Church is full of thought "of the day of Christ" (Epistle) or of the approaching end of the world. "If the Lord considers our ...More


    Day Thirteen

    This special feature is provided by John Gregory. For the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Fr. Haydock provides a few commentaries that should hit home with the vital 2012 election countdown begun, especially considering the whole religious liberty heresy that so many Americans have bought into. Yes, we must render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, but too few realize the more important to render to God the things that are God's. We are all God's children, ergo His. The democratic system established in the U.S. has more and more forgotten that and incurred moral corruption in every venue of society, government and ecclesially. The concept of collective salvation has become the bane of souls. St. Paul pleads in his Epistle to not look for temporal treasures, but rather spiritual treasures. In this time when there is global economic collapse let us pray more take that advice. And in the Gospel, perhaps the best advice we can glean from today's commentaries in the Gospel and Epistle are the warning words of St. Athanasius, Pope Clement XIV, and St. Ambrose. When we go into the voting booth remember the latter's words, "A good emperor is within the Church, but not above the Church." The "emperors" who have been ruling are not within the Church. Yay, they are enemies of Christ. Enough is enough! Stand for the faith and render all priorities to God. "Render to God the things that are God's"




    The Apostle describes for the Christian the armor he must put on to enable him to withstand in those woeful times the powers of hell (Epistle). He gives him a girdle, a shield, a helmet and ...More


    Day Fourteen

    In reaching the middle of Chapter Six of the Gospel of Saint Matthew, John Gregory provides comments by Saints, Doctors of the Church and holy scholars of how Jesus continues imparting The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father or Pater Noster. In the second part of this prayer the subject now turns to man as Christ shows the multitudes gathered on the Mount how they, and subsequently we, are to petition the Almighty for protection of body and soul. Our Lord then reminds all that one cannot be forgiven if one is not willing to forgive and to not pray to impress man, but to please God for the Father knows all. Finally, Jesus nails it that if we truly love God and seek to do His will, there is our treasure for God knows the heart. Sermon on the Mount Part Seven




    Saint Albert the Great, also known as Albertus Magnus, was a philosopher, theologian, scientist, and most learned man of his time, was born about 1206 and died at Cologne in 1280. He entered the Order of Preachers and ...More


    Day Fifteen

       The Ides of November is the feast of a man the Church rightfully labels Magnus: Saint Albert the Great. He was a man who the devil definitely did not want to become a priest, let alone a Dominican. He was the only saint of the Church called "Great" who was not a Sovereign Pontiff. He was part and parcel of the fruits of the century of saints in the thirteenth century and played an integral role in the 14th Ecumenical Council. Albert staunchly defended his pupil once called "the dumb ox" against all kinds of calumny and subterfuge, and always in charity. Little did he or anyone else at the time realize how smart St. Thomas Aquinas truly was. Through the guidiance of the Holy Ghost and spurred by a deep love for Christ and His Church, St. Albert continued right up to his death with teaching the Faith even though he suffered in his later years from Alzheimer's well before it was even called that. This great saint was truly Albertus Magnus: Tutor to the Angelic Doctor



    Saint Gertrude the Great was a Benedictine and mystic writer who received visions and ...More


    Day Sixteen

    During this month when we remember the Holy Souls, let us not forget the Holy Saints we celebrate during this month as a reminder if anyone needs some impetus to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory this month. It is a litany of all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in this month of November. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Just as almost all in Purgatory are forsaken today by the conciliar church, we must remember our role as members of the Church Militant and call upon the Church Triumphant to intercede for us while we pray for the Church Suffering. As we have said so many times, it's a win-win situation. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for November by employing the Litany of All of the Saints of November



    Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus was born at Neocęsarea in Pontus (Asia Minor) about the year 213, and in his early youth was a disciple of Origen, whom he praised in an enthusiastic panegyric. Among those who built up the Christian Church, ...More


    Day Seventeen

    For the feast of the holy bishop Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, John Gregory has filed an essay on this wonder worker. God allows miracles to initiate conversions or test the faith of others. Yet God uses man to effect His miraculous wonders through those who have the faith to not fear the consequences because those totally faithful to God have absolute trust that God will not abandon them. Such a man was the holy Bishop Saint Gregory of Pontus or Neo Caesarea. He was given the name "Thaumaturgus" for he was indeed a miracle worker. The term "thaumaturgus" comes from the Greek word for 'wonder' and 'worker', hence the title for St. Gregory who never exhibited fear whenever he engaged unbelievers; so much so that his faith moved countless pagans to embrace Jesus Christ as their Savior through the true Faith St. Gregory professed, preached and lived. He was truly The Miracle Man




    The two basilicas of the apostles were held in great veneration from the earliest times. The priest Caius, declared against the heretics, "I can show you the trophies of the Apostles; for if you will go to the Vatican on the Ostian Way you will find the trophies of those who founded this Church." Acceding to the request of Pope ...More


    Day Eighteen

    Why Protestants and so many others deny the existence of Purgatory is beyond explanation considering they honor the dead and ask for prayers. If the departed is in Heaven, no prayers are necessary and if the departed is in hell, no prayers are possible. Therefore, it only makes sense that after death it would be useless to pray for any of the dearly departed if there was not some way those prayers could help. That is why both faith and reason point to a place of purification for in order to be admimitted into the presence of the perfect Beatific Vision one must be pure. Just as gold is purified by fire, so also is it necessary for souls to be purified in Purgatory. Makes perfect sense and it is left to the Church Militant to assist the Church Suffering through our prayers, and indulgences gained solely for the souls through Masses, devotions, penances, sacrifices and the ultimate unselfish sacrifice of the Act of Heroic Charity. Jesus says if one has not charity, all else is as tinkling cymbals. There is no greater love than to pray souls into Heaven as we see in Step Eighteen, The Church Suffering



    Saint Elizabeth, "fragrant rose of charity," was the daughter of Gertrude and Andrew II King of Hungary. Elizabeth's aunt and her mother's sister was St. Hedwig. Elizabeth was born in ...More


    Day Nineteen

    The Blessed Mother follows up the revelation of the fate of the bishops covered in previous chapters with the fate of an abbot as she explains to her daughter St. Bridget about a monk with a harlot's heart in his breast, and how he apostatized from God through his own will and greed and his desertion of the angelic life. It very much parallels what Vatican II did to souls and is therefore most pertinent for all to realize the fate of those who apostasize from the truths and traditions of the Faith and the fate that awaits those who truly know what they are doing as Mary explains in chapter twenty-two in Book Three of the Prophesies and Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden with Missing in Action.




    In today's Gospel, Jesus speaks of the "abomination of desolation...standing in the holy place." Those who read and understand know that this very thing has manifested itself in the man-made sacrilegious Novus Ordo which gives us an indication of the very times we are living in, knowing that all these things must come to pass including false prophets and false Christs and many deceivers that would deceive even the elect, which they have. But we have our Lord's words that He will gather up the just and ...More


    Day Twenty

    John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and last of the Liturgical Year, thus completing the one-year cycle with the apocalyptic warning Christ echoes and which the Apostle Paul warns against in believing false teachers. So applicable to today's Great Apostasy and these commentaries, like a puzzle, all begin to fit together. Had Father Haydock been alive today, no doubt he would have seen how all the pieces fit to the tableau of the end times as Christ laid out and would have dealt even much further into the first verse of today's Gospel for indeed, as we have seen from Sacred Scripture in what the prophet Daniel foretold in the Old Testament of that abomination being seen in Macchabeus with the sacking of the altar and the end of the sacrifice with the false worship set up against and away from the altar, so also this is Christ's fulfillment of his omen seen so vividly in the sacriligious Novus Ordo abomination that has caused so much desolation of souls over the past 41 years. Despite the darkness in Christ's warning that very much dovetails into the Book of Apocalypse, His greatest message is the hope He sheds in assuring that His words shall not pass away. Christ Now and Always! "When you shall see the Abomination of Desolation" as noted in the Haydock Commentary, "When you shall see the Abomination of Desolation"




    Just as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the feast of His Holy Name and His presentation in the Temple, so too the Church solemnizes the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the feast of her holy name and her presentation in the Temple. The tradition that Mary when three years old was presented by ...More


    Day Twenty-One

    In the concluding part of Chapter Six of the Gospel of Saint Matthew, all part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tests the faith of the multitudes in reminding them that they worry too much about the wrong things while not watching how the darkness penetrates the light, blinding them to the dangers of trying to play both ends for mammon has no place in God's House. Our Lord reassures those gathered on the Mount that if the Father cares for all creatures, how much more He will provide for the only species He created with a soul - man. Christ berates them in a loving way, "O ye of little faith" - a commentary on mankind today who have veered so far off the narrow path in search of the bangles that adorn the wide path toward the other master. It's only too evident: no man can serve two masters as John Gregory provides the commentary from numerous saintly scholars on the Church's discernment. Sermon on the Mount Part Eight




    The virgin martyr Saint Cecilia or Caecilia, whose name is included in the Canon of the Mass' Nobis quoque peccatoribus, is the patroness of musicians. This saint, so often glorified in the fine arts and in poetry, is one of the most venerated martyrs of Christian antiquity. The oldest historical account of St. Cecilia is found in the "Martyrologium ...More


    Day Twenty-Two

    John Gregory points out that the feast and example of the holy virgin and martyr St. Cecilia can easily get lost, even by traditional Catholics, in the hype of the rush up toward Thanksgiving and Black Friday when materialism raises its ugly head in the greed that manifests itself in the build up toward Christmas where the Reason for the season is totally obliterated in an unadulterated rush toward temporal instant gratification to feed every sense of the body while totally ignoring the welfare of the soul. Hopefully we can take time to study this dedicated saint who realized one drop of water was not more important than the unending ocean of everlasting life and, though possessing a fallen human nature as we all do, she thirsted more for Christ than mortal man. For her perseverance and unyielding chastity her thirst was quenched; yes, through the glorious blood of this martyr, God provided the edification for countless souls to join her in Heaven. Today? The question is have we forgotten that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of Christianity? Considering no one wants to be martyred for Christ today, no wonder Christianity is in decline. We can learn much from this saint and her virtues of chastity as John illustrates in Saint Cecilia: Modest Melody of Pure Love.



    Pope Saint Clement I , who was styled by St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians (iv, 3) as his fellow laborer," succeeded St. Cletus as Pope in the year 90. He is named third in the Canon of the Mass, after the apostles. There is no serious reason for doubting his martyrdom, although the account of it is apocryphal. That the Clement mentioned by St. Paul is the same as the pope and martyr, commemorated today, is ...More


    Day Twenty-Three

    The ultimate goal for every soul is eternal happiness. Too many think true happiness can be attained on this earth and in so thinking, fall short of ever seeing the Beatific Vision. What many consider superstitious is very much a reality. Heaven is the final destination and anything short of that ends in eternal damnation. Considering the alternative, why would anyone not do all on this earth in order to gain eternal life? It's a question for the ages that many have brushed aside as a fait accompli. Everyone is going to Heaven, well almost everyone. Wrong on both counts. Only those in the state of Sanctifying Grace will be admitted through the celestial portals, many, as we learned in the last step, will spend time in the purification fires of Purgatory. It is impossible to perfectly describe Heaven for as the scriptures affirm, the "eye has not seen, or ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love Him." It is left to us to do all in our power to see and hear what the Almighty has in store and all He has asked us to do is love and obey Him. Is that so much to ask? We can see the end result of our good fruits in Step Nineteen, The Church Triumphant



    Saint John of the Cross was born on June 24, 1542 in Old Castile, Spain. Pope Clement XII desiring to honor the Mystical Doctor of Carmel, famous for the help he gave to St. Teresa in the ...More


    Day Twenty-Four


    Josef Ratzinger and his conciliar cohorts could take a lesson from a man who fought the demons but stayed true to his Faith and turned darkness into light. Perhaps they can't see that because they remain in the dark shadows of apostasy and refuse to repent. St. John of the Cross would have much to say of these wolves in sheep's clothing who have so ravaged souls. Souls are what St. John sought to help and his work "The Dark Night of the Soul" has enlightened countless souls, encouraging them through the rough times to always persevere in the true Faith. On this feast of this holy Doctor of the Church we can learn alot from this Apostle of Perseverance




    The legend of St. Catherine of Alexandria is unsupported by solid historical authority. Devotion to her began in the West about the Eleventh Century and was widely spread by the Crusaders. We have still much to learn about ...More


    Day Twenty-Five

    In Chapter Twenty-Three of Book Three from the Revelation and Prophesies of St. Bridget of Sweden the virgin bride hears from the heavenly Father when she implores the Lord for mercy on sinners and God the Father answers with a surefire three-fold formula that is the answer to the bride's prayers for sinners. The Father's response is the same as St. John the Beloved Disciple in his first Epistle, Chapter Five verses seven and eight on how three witnesses on earth, the Spirit, the Blood and the Water and Three in Heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost bear witness to the bride for They are one. The heavenly Father makes known how St. Bridget is His bride through faith, like all those who follow the orthodox faith of the holy Catholic Church. The Triune Answer.




    The feast of Saint Sylvester, the holy Abbot of Monte Fano near Fabriano was introduced into the universal Church Calendar by Pope Leo XIII, who in doing so paid him the honor rendered by the Church to the founders of Religious Orders. In the Thirteenth Century, when many Benedictine monasteries in Italy had lost ...More


    Day Twenty-Six


    To be said three times a day at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.

  • V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Marię.
  • R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrę. Amen.

  • V. Ecce Ancilla Domini.
  • R. Fiat mihi secundum Verbum tuum.

    Ave Maria...

  • V. Et Verbum caro factum est.
  • R. Et habitavit in nobis.

    Ave Maria...

  • V. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix.
  • R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

    Oremus: Gratiam tuam quęsumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui Incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

  • V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
  • R. And she conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost.

    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

  • V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
  • R. Be it done unto me according to thy Word.

    Hail Mary...

  • V. And the Word was made flesh.
  • R. And dwelt amongst us.

    Hail Mary...

  • V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
  • R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


    The Fatima Prayers
    My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee; and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.
    (repeat the above 3 times then bow your head in reciting the following:)
    O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

        O Most Holy Trinity, I addore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

        O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.

  • The Feast of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal is overshadowed tomorrow by the First Sunday of Advent and so, in anticipation we want to share the devotion commonly known as that of the Miraculous Medal which owes its origin to Zoe Labore, a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, known in religion as Sister Catherine Labouré who was subsequently canonized. It was she to whom the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared three separate times in the year 1830, at the mother-house of the community at Paris on Rue du Bac. The first of these apparitions occurred 18 July, the second 27 November, and the third a short time later. On the second occasion, Sister Catherine records that the Blessed Virgin appeared as if standing on a globe, and bearing a globe in her hands. As if from rings set with precious stones dazzling rays of light were emitted from her fingers. These, she said, were symbols of the graces which Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal


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