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    Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today, on this sixth day of the oldest Novena in the Church we focus on the virtue of Understanding. Who better understands us and why we need this virtue than the Blessed Virgin? She is always there to guide us to her divine Son and comfort us as we carry our cross and thus we honor her as Comforter of the afflicted. We, with our fallen human nature are all afflicted and it is a comfort to know she is there for us always. Should we not pray daily her holy Rosary? Also, don't forget The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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Understanding is the Gift of the Holy Ghost highlighted today. Just as one would require the Gift of Knowledge as we showed yesterday, so one would want the Gift of Understanding to comprehend how the robber barons have infiltrated and usurped holy Mother Church; how the whore of Babylon tries to take the place of the Mystical Bride. It cannot last for through Understanding we know God will not allow it to continue and we realize that the Church, being the Mystical Bride of Christ, cannot err. Since those who pose as leaders of a church called 'Catholic' have erred and done so grievously and quite possibly intentionally, we know it is not Catholic. Through the Gift of Understanding we know why and we know what is truly Catholic and flee from anything that is not. Through the Gift of Understanding we can comprehend true teaching and alert others to beware of the wolves among the sheep and why the sheep have scattered for the hirelings care not for souls. This has been proven over the past fifty years and counting. The Gift of Understanding will enable us to know how to combat this apostasy in being faithful to Christ and His Church. Sixth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost

Tying in with the Gift of Understanding are Pope Pius IX's words from his Apostolic Letter Iam vos omnes in preparation for convoking the only true Vatican Council that convened on December 8, 1869. The following will help all those trapped in the conciliar climes to understand the heresy of Ratzinger's "subsistet in" he inserted in Lumen Gentium, which officially separated the Vatican II church from the true Catholic Church that Griff Ruby defines below as well today. Please read the excerpts of His Holiness' words very carefully and pray for the Gift of Understanding:
    "No one can deny or doubt that this Jesus Christ, in order to apply the fruits of His Redemption to all generations of man, has built here on earth, upon Peter, His one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church; and that He conferred upon her the power necessary to preserve whole and inviolate the deposit of Faith, and to transmit this same Faith to all peoples, tribes and nations, so that all men be united in her Mystcal Body through Baptism. ...Wherefore, this Church, which constitutes His Mystical Body, will persist and prosper in her stable and immutable nature until the end of time.

    "Whoever carefully considers and studies the situation of the various religious communities, divided amongst themselves and separated from the Catholic Church - will be easily convinced that none of these associations - whether considered individually or taken as a whole - can in any way be seen as that One Catholic Church that Christ the Lord built and willed to exist. Neither can they in any way be considered members or part of this same Church, as long as they remain visibly separated from Catholic unity. It follows that such communities, lacking the living authority established by God to teach men - especially in Morals and matters of Faith and customs, directing and governing them in all that concerns eternal salvation - thus mutate in their doctrines and are constantly changing and instable."



After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on the demarcation of when the Old Law ended and was superseded by the New Law. Christ and His Apostles practiced Judaism until His death and upon His Resurrection the New Law began and was in full effect with a visible Church with all its powers in effect on Pentecost. The Church was a visible authority with a visible head. Today it remains that same visible society even if there is not a visible head for visible does not mean it is obvious to all the senses. Though we cannot see a true pope today, that does not mean one does not exist for Peter and his successors continue to rule through the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. Griff explains in Part Six: The Old Law Prefigured the New



On the twenty-third day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the BLUEBELL with the corresponding Virtue being DESIRE FOR HEAVEN. The delicate bell-shaped flower which grows on many continents and belongs both to the hyacinth and columbine genus, is symbolic of the church bells that clarion souls to come to Holy Mass or to pray the Angelus, or during Paschaltide the Regina Coeli. The reason for prayer is not for socializing, but for turning our attention to God and the purpose of desiring things not of this earth, but of Heaven. The Bluebell's delicate shell chimes quietly in a whispy wind reminding us of God's call to focus on our end goal - our Desire for Heaven, possible only through adherence to all Christ has taught and established in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church He founded. It is a magnificent flower to offer to Mary whose entire life was focused on a Desire for Heaven and bringing God's children to that same goal. What a wonderful flower to offer her during her month of May with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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This prayer replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide

Regina Coeli laetare. Alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.
Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, virgo Maria. Alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere. Alleluia.

Oremus.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.



Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
For He Whom thou was made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.

Let us pray.
O God, Who through the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


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The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord have mercy on us,
   Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
   Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven,
   have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
   have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
   have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost,
   have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
   have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, * pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, *
Holy, Virgin of virgins, *
Mother of Christ, *
Mother of divine grace, *
Mother most pure, *
Mother most chaste, *
Mother inviolate, *
Mother undefiled, *
Mother most amiable, *
Mother most admirable, *
Mother of good counsel, *
Mother of our Creator, *
Mother of our Savior, *
Virgin most prudent, *
Virgin most venerable, *
Virgin most renowned, *
Virgin most powerful, *
Virgin most merciful, *
Virgin most faithful, *
Mirror of justice, *
Seat of wisdom, *
Cause of our joy, *
Spiritual vessel, *
Vessel of honor, *
Singular vessel of devotion, *
Mystical rose, *
Tower of David, *
Tower of ivory, *
House of gold, *
Ark of the covenant, *
Gate of Heaven, *
Morning star, *
Health of the sick, *
Refuge of sinners, *
Comforter of the afflicted, *
Help of Christians, *
Queen of angels, *
Queen of patriarchs, *
Queen of prophets, *
Queen of Apostles, *
Queen of martyrs, *
Queen of confessors, *
Queen of virgins, *
Queen of all saints, *
Queen conceived without original sin, *
Queen assumed into Heaven, *
Queen of the most holy Rosary, *
Queen of peace, *

  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,spare us, O Lord.
  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,have mercy on us.

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

Let us pray.

  Grant unto us, Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, at all times to enjoy health of soul and body; and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever virgin, when freed from the sorrows of this present life, to enter into that joy which hath no end. Through 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.























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