This third edition of August acknowledges two Double of the Second Class Feasts - The Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Octave Day of the Assumption when we complete the Novena to her Immaculate Heart, and Friday when we remember the holy Apostle and Martyr St. Bartholomew. Monday begins with the feast of the second holy Doctor of the Church for this month St. Bernard of Clairvaux and ends Saturday on the feast of the holy King of France St. Louis IX. Both men were heavily involved in saving the Holy Land from the infidels and trusted implicitly in the Mother of God with St. Bernard composing the beautiful Memorare prayer and St. Louis mentoring not only his son, but all in his kingdom to love Our Lady as should everyone of us. Two confessors and a widow are remembered at Holy Mass this week with a commemoration of St. John Eudes on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and the Double of St. Philip Benizi on Thursday, with honors going to the holy widow St. Jane de Chantal on Tuesday. Below you can click on each day and features in this third edition. We encourage you to sign up for our twitter feeds so you'll be on top of anything that breaks and keep up with news, features, events, devotions and the liturgy for each day.

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We have been initiated into spiritual life by the Sacrament of Baptism and strengthened, perfected, by the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Feast of Pentecost has celebrated the ...More

There is a commemoration on this day of Saint John Eudes, forerunner of devotion both to ...More

Sixth Day of

To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Father Leo Haydock brings out the importance of the Good Samaritan parable for it is, as the Fathers and early Doctors of the Church all agree, an allegory of the New Covenant. The victim in dire help is Adam, his posterity is Jerusalem. The man, by heading for Jericho is seeking the world, the flesh and the devil, is accommodated by the demons personified in the robbers, who take grace from him by beating him as he succumbs to sin. Those who pass by him without helping represent the old Law, while the Samaritan is Christ Who represents the New Law. His beast of burden signifies our Lord's humanity and the inn He brings the man to represents the only Church He founded. The wine for the man is the Blood of Christ, the oil is His mercy. The host of the inn represents St. Peter and his succession of true Popes and Hierarchy. The charge to go and do in like manner

Saint Bernard was born at the castle of Fontaines, in Burgundy near Dijon, in 1090. The grace of his person and the vigor of his intellect filled his parents with the highest hopes, and the world lay bright and smiling before him. But Bernard renounced ...More

Seventh Day of

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux was a truly dedicated man who turned his back on the world and took over 30 men with him to devote their lives to God. He built monasteries throughout western Europe and was the confidante of popes and kings, beggars and paupers. He was the main man in preaching the purpose of the Crusade to recover the holy land where Our Lord and Savior walked. Bernard traversed the continent stirring men through prayer and reason, never compromising the Truths and Traditions. He was responsible for the revival of the Cistercian Order. This holy and mystic Abbot from France composed one of the most beautiful prayers ever created the Memorare out of thorough devotion to Our Lady . He was devoted heart and soul to his Crucified Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The holy Abbot of Clairvaux received many visions and messages through private revelation, one of which was his zeal to help the suffering Christ so that he offered to help Him bear the terrible suffering of the cross. Christ comforted Bernard and inspired him to ...More

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon, France in 1572, the daughter of Benigne Fremyot, president of the parliament in Burgundy, and married at twenty to Baron Christopher de Chantal who died in 1601. Nobility and riches were were there for the asking for Jane Fances, but she used them wisely for the honor and glory of God. After nine years of marriage and seven children, Jane became a widow when ...More

Eighth Day of

In continuing this primer on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we focus here on the sacrificial aspect. Contrary to the Vatican Two Modernists, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is not the Lutheran-oriented "Eucharistic Celebration" that passes today as the wretched Novus Ordo. Therefore we have a duty as true Catholics to reject that "abomination of desolation" and return to the true Traditional Latin Mass. It is the canonical Apostolic Mass of all time and will always and ever be considered the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Sadly, that is something the progressive Hegelians refuse to recognize, having gone out of their way to strip their version of any sacrificial nature in the New "Mass." In truth, it was all done to please Protestants while greatly angering God because man dared to believe he had a better idea than the Divine. What was that Pope St. Pius V wrote in his infallible decree Quo Primum? Oh, yes, anyone who dares to alter what was set in stone and is to be said in perpetuity "will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." The Sacrificial Aspect of the True Mass

Though Devotion to the IHM has always flourished, the feast itself is only 70 years old. On this day we complete the Nine Day Novena and make an Act of Consecration and Reparation. For the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for this day see, ...More

Ninth and Final Day of

When the venerable renowned Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger wrote The Liturgical Year there was no feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for it was still considered merely the Octave Day of the Assumption, yet what he wrote for this day applies so well to the feast day established for the universal Church by His Holiness Pope Pius XII during the Second World War in 1942. Needless to say, in his heart the Prior of Solesmes Abbe Gueranger knew of the devotion to Mary's Most Pure Heart for His Holiness Pope Pius VI had already approved the feast for certain religious houses, most probably the Benedictines as well at that time in the early nineteenth century and he began his masterful work L'Annee Liturgique - The Liturgical Year in the mid-1800's. It is interesting to note that there is a movement afoot to beatify Gueranger. All fine and good when we finally have a true Catholic Pope again - only through God's providence - but be assured such a move by the Modernists of Vatican II will not happen because to do so would be admitting by Dom Prosper's body of work that Vatican II and all that has followed is total heresy. For the renowned Abbot's words, see The Spotless Virgin Queen of Heaven

St. Philip Benizi was born in Florence on the feast of the Assumption in 1233. He was one of the first to profess the religious life as a Servite, and in time became general of the Order. With his brethren he preached in many countries of Europe, and journeyed even into western Asia to spread the Christian faith. In his humility he refused honors and even the Papacy, which was offered him by the cardinals assembled ...More

In Chapter Four of Book Four we read of God's words to the bride about two spirits, good and bad; and about the remarkable and useful struggle in the mind of a certain lady arising from the inspirations of the good spirit and from the temptations of the evil spirit; and about what choice should be made in these matters. It tells us much about developing a mindset of realizing how fleeting the temporal pleasures are compared to the everlasting treasure of Heaven. Anything worth achieving is never going to be easy, though that is the direction the bad spirit leads one's thinking to take the easiest and fastest way. The fact is that only by being humble and thinking of the end in itself can one realize the right means to utilize while understanding that pride can be so devious in creeping in if we do not curb our appetites and learn to never take God for granted. Tempering Temptation

In the Gospel of St. John, the Apostle Bartholomew is not mentioned among the Apostles, but it is stated that Philip and Nathaniel came to Jesus, and that Our Lord said of Nathaniel, "the Israelite in whom was no guile." In the list of the apostles in the other Gospels, Nathaniel is not mentioned, but after Philip is placed Bartholomew. The Redeemer chose all the apostles at once, and formed them from the beginning into a hierarchial group with St. Peter at their head, in order to show us that ...More

In this fourth week of August we celebrate four French saints, St. John Eudes on Sunday, St. Bernard of Clairvaux on Monday, St. Jane de Chantal on Tuesday, and on Saturday the holy monarch St. Louis IX. Ah, God's beloved France. Whatever happened to her? Charlemagne would not recognize her nor would any of her holy saints for the first daughter of the Church is today a withering harlot who has abandoned her virtues and values in pursuing the fleeting pleasures of the world, the flesh and the devil. One reason is because the Church she so trusted also was promiscuous with her dogmas and doctrines, daring to to dabble in the dark arts of paganism and protestantism; laying low the Latin liturgy, savaging the Sacraments, and having the hubris to hand out Hegelianism as hard-hearted hegemony. Who gave them permission to alter what was divinely ordained and stage a revolution against Christ's Church? Certainly not Jesus. Ergo, it had to be His adversary. No wonder the Communion of Saints feel such woe since the Church Militant, for the most part, have come up far short of salvation. But there is a simple solution Bill Metallo provides in order to turn things around and that begins with Our Lady who focused on France in the 19th Century for a reason at Rue du Bac, La Salette and Lourdes, and then her neighbor Portugal. Her rally cry: The Rosary is The Resolution to the Revolution

Born into royalty on April 25, 1214 in Poissy, France, Saint Louis was crowned King of France in 1226 on the death of his father King Louis VIII. He had been raised in a staunch Catholic atmosphere by his mother Blanche of Castile, who became regent upon her husband's death until her son reached adulthood. The youthful Louis, one of the youngest rulers in French history, weaned on his faith by his mother exemplified his Catholicity throughout his life. It served him well in his long reign which was frought with great crisis including fending off those who would usurp his throne such as Thibault of Champagne. At the age of 20, Louis married the daughter of ...More

John Gregory continues his meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries with the ninth of the fifteen mysteries. The time continuum between the Praetorium where the Jews screeched 'Crucify Him!', and the moment He arrived at the summit of Calvary could well have taken thirty minutes to an hour and a half. In this time, we have in the Via Crucis, several lessons we can garner from this interval, including His reunion with His Sorrowful Mother, the aid of Simon of Cyrene, the gentle charity of Veronica, the weeping of the women of Jerusalem, and three cruel falls along the way; each more crushing and exhausting. Despite all this, the question arises: do we have the spiritual stamina to keep up with Him? John lays it out in The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

We urge you to click the Rosary banner below for the Ninth Saturday in the 15-week Rosary Crusade organized by Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. to do our part for the salvation of souls by bringing souls to the true Catholic Faith and Sacraments, for the welfare of our country, and for our own special intentions as we all strive for holiness in our role as members of the Church Militant. On this Ninth Saturday of the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade, we focus on the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery with the focus on Love of the Cross.

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