This last edition of August leading to the First Saturday of September, month of Our Sorrowful Mother, is appropriately termed our "Holy Martyrs edition" because it begins on the feast of Pope St. Zephryinus, which is also the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. The next two days we honor holy Confessors who can easily be termed "Dry Martyrs" for their defense of the holy Faith. St. Joseph Calasanctius was a devout pilgrim at the shrines of the martyrs and St. Augustine, the holy Bishop and renowned Doctor of the Church suffered much in defending the Faith against the heresies of Arianism and Manicheanism. On St. Augustine's feast we commemorate the feast of St. Hermes, prefect of Rome who was put to death by the Emperor Hadrian. Of course on Wednesday we remember the hideous Beheading of St. John the Baptist with a commemoration of St. Sabina, a Roman widow martyred for the Faith also by Hadrian. St. Rose of Lima was a dry martyr for the cause, willingly suffering much for Our Lord and on the same day there is a commemoration of the holy martyrs Sts. Felix and Adauctus. We end this month of the Immaculate Heart honoring someone with such a devotion to the Blessed Mother, St. Raymond Nonnatus who dedicated his life to ransoming captives from the barbaric Mohammedans, a dry martyr if there ever was one. As we can truly see, the seeds of the holy faith were sown by the blood of the martyrs - both bloody and dry. Below you can click on each day and features in this last edition for August. 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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by faith we put all our hope in Jesus, for He is our Refuge and we ask for the virtue of charity, which renders us lovers of the divine ...More

Commememoration of the martyred Pope St. Zephyrinus who fought against the blasphemies of the heretics. ...More

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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Father George Leo Haydock continues with the Samaritan, this time in respect to the ten lepers and the only one to return and give thanks for his healing by the miracle of Jesus Christ is a Samaritan. Christ exhibits surprise that this Samaritan is the only one left, but the Son of God knewe and it was another manifestation that He had come for all, not just the Jews. He conveys this by assuring this man that the faith he had is what healed him, made him whole. The Faith of the Samaritan

St. Joseph Calasanctius was born in Aragon in 1556. Having become a priest it was revealed to him that he ...More

This is also the historical feast of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In Chapter Five of Book Four St. Bridget receives heavenly visits from two saints who helped fashion the structure of the Church, St. Peter and St. Paul. In this chapter it is Peter who speaks first and the first Vicar of Christ tells her how he desired the salvation of peoples and what he did when he denied Our Lord thrice. He could have given up like Judas, but through the grace of God he repented and ran to the Divine, realizing his nothingness. In doing so, he also realized nothing compares to love of God. This is something he addresses to soothe St. Bridget on the situation in Rome during her time, and foretells of great miracles yet to be fulfilled in the city of Rome. This could very well give us encouragement in our time as well that Modernist Rome's snakes will turn into lambs and a true Pope will again reign in Rome sometime in the future. When? Only in God's time will we know. The Sweetness of Bittersweet

It was the combined efforts of two saints who had the greatest effects on the life of one of the great Doctors of the Church Saint Augustine of Hippo. Augustine's mother Saint Monica played a major behind the scenes role in his conversion, while Saint Ambrose was on the front line with Augustine, who had become a great skeptic, teaching, influencing and converting him. Augustine was born in ...More

Saint Augustine, whom we celebrate on August 28 is one of the greatest Doctors of the Church, one of the greatest single intellects ever. Like the Apostle Saint Paul, he began as a notorious sinner, embracing heresy after heresy, but when grace finally touched him through the prayer and reparation of others, this Saul turned into a Paul and his cries for truth were mostly heard and responded to in Heaven by the relentless efforts and graces of his loving, persevering mother Saint Monica and his mentor, the Bishop of Milan, the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ambrose, who is credited with the conversion of this man from Hippo. Sadly today neither Augustine, his mother Monica or Ambrose or all the saints who passed through this veil of tears over the centuries, would recognize the counterfeit church of conciliarism as Catholic. They would have denounced from the beginning the aggiornamento and "new springtime" as heretical and extremely harmful to souls. See Doctor of Grace

Besides the chief feast of St. John the Baptist, that of his nativity, the Church commemorates on the twenty-ninth of August, his glorious death and birth into Heaven. Ever since the Fourth Century in Africa, in the East, in Syria, and in many places all over the world, the beheading of St. John the Baptist has been commemorated on August 29th. When in 362, pagans violated the tomb and burned his remains, some parts were saved by monks, and ...More

John Gregory completes his three part series on 1 Corinthians 3 with commentary on verses 16 through 23 in which we see the warning St. Paul issued to those who would deceive and lead astray anyone from the Faith established by Jesus Christ - His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Those who lead or are led away may think they are wise to the world in its ways, but in truth are fools. St. Paul urges these fools to become wise for otherwise they will be trapped in their own craftiness as we can clearly see what is happening today in the counterfeit church of conciliarism after fifty years of folly thanks to Vatican II in which man replaced God through Roncalli's aggiornamento agenda that opened a huge fizzure in the Church, allowing satan to rule the roost and making Purgatory for those compromising with the world all that much harder to attain, let alone making it to Heaven. Most importantly we see that if any man violates the temple of God, God will destroy him. Here Paul refers to both the Church and the body and soul, both of which have been violated grievously through apostasy and abortion, not to mention a disregard for God's Laws and Love. Purgatory - God's Justice and Mercy Part Three

Saint Rose, the first canonized saint of the New World, was born at Lima in 1586. She received the name of Isabella in Baptism, but one day her mother saw a beautiful rose drooping over the baby's cradle and ever afterwards called her Rose. She was an obedient child; her mortifications were most severe. She prayed worked, and wept for the conversion of sinners; she excelled in her love for ...More

Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey follows up on St. Paul's words highlighted in yesterday's commentary provided by John Gregory. On this date, we bring you Tom's republished piece on St. Rose of Lima and how throughout biblical history and world history, those who subscribed to the world, the flesh and the devil ended in ruin while those considered fools ended up wise by following God's word and heeding His counsel via His prophets and saints. Tom illustrates the virtues exemplified by St. Rose of Lima and points out how dry martyrdom in standing against the modern false prophets and remaining loyal to the true and only Church Christ founded is the only way to Heaven, which can only be attained by way of the Cross. There is no other path and if we choose to think we can make it without suffering and sacrifice we'll realize how foolish we really are for indeed, it all comes down to The Difference Between Heaven and Hell

Saint Raymund Nonnatus never knew his mother for he was born prematurely and she died at childbirth. Thus the mother of this heroic Spanish saint, did not live for him to know and love. Longing for a mother, Raymund asked the Blessed Virgin to take him as her special son. She revealed to him that he should devote himself to the ransoming of captives. He then founded the Order of Our Lady of Mercy for this ...More

First Day of

Through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the union of man with God is perfectly reached for through it Jesus Himself accomplishes this for man and only through the perpetuity of this Holy Sacrifice can the union continue for Christ is not only he Victim but also the Priest Who offers Himself as a sacrifice to His eternal Father, not for Him, but for us as He re-presents His oblation on the Cross to merit for us who worthily assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the rewards of eternal life. That is why the Crucifix is such a reminder of the Holy Sacrifice and why Protestants opt for a plain cross as do many conciliar churches today or, in a compromise with the world, choose to avoid any sacrificial suffering by placing the resurrected Christ on the Cross failing to realize Our Lord's charge to take up our cross and follow Him daily and to strengthen us in our resolve to provide for us the means to obtaining graces through the perpetuation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the Canonical Apostolic Traditional Latin Mass. Without it, there is no sacrifice, few graces. With and through the Holy Sacrifice the graces and miracles are limitless as we see in Step 45 as we continue on the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar with The Graces and Values of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

How fitting the First Saturday leads off September, devoted to Our Sorrowful Mother, again at the apex of the month as in August. ...More

There is a commemoration of the holy abbot Saint Giles, who was an Athenian and lived in the Sixth Century. He fled to the south of France where he lived as a hermit in a vast forest. Discovered by King Theodoric he founded a celebrated monastery in the diocese of Nimes and was so famous on account of his miracles that ...More

Second Day of

John Gregory continues his meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries with the tenth of the fifteen mysteries. Three hours remain. From the sixth hour to the ninth hour Jesus Christ, the King of kings, the Lord and Savior, Redeemer and Messias, hung in abject humility upon a tree, mocked and derided as the few faithful stood near. After three hours they would all know that this man was the Son of God. Many would not admit it. Pride would not let them. But for those who were sincere, such as the good thief and the centurion; they had to be honest with themselves. So also we must be honest with ourselves as we stand with His Blessed Mother, the beloved disciple, and Mary Magdalene. For this is the moment of truth as John emphasizes in The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

We urge you to click the Rosary banner below for the Tenth 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 Tenth Saturday of the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade, we focus on the last Sorrowful Mystery and our need to love our enemies.

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