Today we continue with the lion theme and why not, it is the Double of the Second Class Feast of the holy Evangelist Saint Mark who is represented by the lion, in fulfillment of the Prophet Ezechiel's vision of four winged creatures before the throne of God. It is, by the way, the third straight day of the Introit Protexisti. In honor of this feast John Gregory brings us a feature on this man who is the patron saint of Venice with the piece Holy Griffin of the Gospels. Traditionally on this feast we also remember all the saints with the Greater Litanies, which is, of course, the Litany of the Saints. We provide it in both Latin and English. The pagan festival, Robigalia, occurred on April 25th; young people used to go across the Milvian bridge to sacrifice to the false god Robigus who preserved grain from blight. The Christian procession formed at St. Lawrence in Lucina and went by the Flaminian Way over the same bridge, where the sign In hoc singo vinces appeared to Constantine. Then going along the Tiber, passing in back of Castel Sant Angelo entered St. Peter's. The people were thus taught that it was not the favor of the heathen god, but a devout life, humble prayer, and the intercession of the saints, especially that of St. Peter, the Pastor ovium, which would disarm the justice of God offended by our sins.
  • Ordinary of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for today's Holy Mass for a Low Mass

  • Proper for the Double of the Second Class Feast of holy Evangelist St. Mark Protexisti

  • John Gregory features a special for the feast of St. Mark featuring Holy Griffin of the Gospels

  • During Paschaltide the Angelus is replaced by the Regina Coeli Prayer

  • As head of toothless USCCB, 'cardinal' Timothy Dolan, whom Traditio refers to as the "laughing cow", is mum on why he sold out to the Obama Administration on Contraceptive and Abortion Mandate. But should we be surprised? Dolan seems to have sold out long ago to the devil and, come to think of it, what's the difference between satan and obama? See Dolan & USCCB Withdraw Subpoena. Why?

  • NovusOrdoWatch provides the link to In the Spirit of Chartres which provides Gerry Matatics' interview in which he exposes more on Mr. Bergoglio the unFrancis with The Real Francis I

  • It is open target on Christians and especially Catholics, no make that especially Traditional Catholics, but don't you dare say anything against Muslims. No, of course not because radical ISLAMIST terrorists have nothing to do with their "religion of peace"! Puhlease! If you believe that verbal engineering garbage of "Islamaphobe" then it could be too late for you unless you wake up and get thee to a confessional as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey chronicles in explaining the agenda of the enemy in Part Two of Complete Creatures of Caesar's and His Minions

  • More headaches for Fellay for Bishop Richard Williamson heading back to Germany. Oh, that should be fun. Best news yet? He's going to visit a sedevacantist chapel. There is hope yet His Excellency will connect the final dots. See NovusOrdoWatch's links at 'Trouble' for SSPX Expected when Bishop Williamson returns to Germany

  • "Hello, Dolly!" or should we say Katie bar the door if Mr. Bergoglio the unFrancis gets his way feminists will be rejoicing and there'll be no visible difference between Protestants and Catholics as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey points out the aberrations that would make the feminine saints of the past cringe in horror as he lays out the possible agenda of the CONciLIAR cabal with Francis the Revolutionary and His Dollies

  • Speaking of "dollies", Tradition in Action shows visual proof how Mr. Bergoglio the unFrancis loves the tango as "something that comes from inside me." Would you ever hear Pope St. Pius X, Pius XII or any reliable true pope uttering such scandalous words and not being scandalized by the obscene dance moves and skimpy outfits of the dollies? No shame in Argentina, plenty of shame in Heaven. Tango for Pope [sic] Bergoglio

  • Will there be a run on the Vatican Bank? Rumors rampant that the con of the CONciLIAR cabal is about to be exposed and the Bank could go Bust. Bergoglio's Poverty Act just might end up Bankrupt

  • The slimestream media spin issues, such as wall-to-wall overkill coverage in Boston to keep us focused on a few while vast numbers are slaughtered senselessly in the womb and what should be major news in the city of brotherly love is basically ignored because it would badly harm the left's agenda as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey explains in Blood Stained From the Very Beginning

  • More proof of what we published when Mr. Bergoglio the unFrancis was elected that he was more dangerous than all his predecessors combined as NovusOrdoWatch details in his own acknowledgment that he has no intention of abolishing anything from Vatican II and those who cling to the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church are stubborn and resist the Holy Ghost. Uh, has anyone told him the Sanctifier has long ago left this false entity posing as the Church for God cannot condone evil and that is exactly what Jorge is in deliberately turning his back on Catholic truth as you'll see in a compendium of articles Francis Endorses Vatican II - Bashes Traditionalists

  • Chapter Thirty-Nine of Book Four of Prophesies and Revelations to St. Bridget of Sweden deals with the goodness of the lion in respect to the lamb as we see in This Lion ain't lyin'!

  • Griff Ruby with part four of "Sedes Say So!" on how we cannot excuse our ignorance of the Faith. God expects us to understand as Griff explains in Your Duty to Know

  • Bishop Mark Pivarunas on Miters that Matter as he emphasizes the importance of True Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar

  • St. Anselm was a French Bishop and Doctor of the Church who conquered the Brits with love and served as Archbishop of Canterbury. He laid the foundation for the Angelic Doctor a century later and is regarded as the Father of Scholasticism

  • Haydock Commentary on Christ revealing to the Apostles at the Last Supper what is to come. This is provided by John Gregory for Haydock for Third Sunday after Easter

  • Nine-minute sermon by Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI for Jubilation Sunday Módicum
  • Previous editions since last August in Archives and Ports of Call

  • Don't forget to pray as often as possible the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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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 adore 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.

Regina Coeli

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.

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.

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.

April 25 is the feast of the holy Evangelist Saint Mark, represented by the Angelic Lion foreseen in the Old Testament by the Prophet Ezechiel when the latter received a glorious vision of the four Evangelists and their purpose which comprised the entire first chapter of the Prophesy of Ezechiel. These winged creatures, who many believe were angels in the prophet's vision, foresaw St. Matthew depicted as a human angel, St. Mark as the winged lion - or, in heraldic terms, a griffin, St. Luke as the winged ox, and St. John as the glorious eagle all with the purpose of spreading the news of the Messiah Who sat upon the throne of Heaven. It is said St. Mark received his moniker, if you will, from his description of St. John the Baptist of whom the evangelist begins his gospel in St. Mark 1: 2-3, "As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee. A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight His paths." John Gregory cites the Catholic Encyclopedia's claim that St. Mark wrote from St. Peter's point of view for he wrote what was preached by Simon-Peter, Petrus - the Rock upon which Christ established His only true Church on earth for all time as He promised and as was foretold in the Old Covenant. Holy Griffin of the Gospels

In Book Four of Chapter Thirty-Nine of the Prophesies and Revelations of the holy mystic St. Bridget of Sweden, the Blessed Virgin Mother speaks with her divine Son how much the bride - St. Bridget - is like a lamb that places so much trust in the lion (Christ) that she is willing to put her head in His mouth. St. Bridget hears Christ's answer and His request to His Mother to explain further of the reasons why this is good as Our Lady illustrates the meaning to the bride of how the lion and the lamb tie is so perfectly, and how God permits some things to happen because of human ingratitude and impatience that otherwise would not happen to them. This Lion ain't lyin'!

Griff Ruby presents part four of his series and points out that many do not realize how important it is for the salvation of one's soul to understand what being Catholic truly means. It is not just doing as one is told without realizing that what one may be instructed to do is wrong. That is how dictators and despots rise to power, that is how heresies spread, that is how the Great Apostasy implanted itself in the fabric of the Church and society in our times. It wasn't as important to souls as it should be and many sloughed it off as, "oh, well" when the pull of the world, the flesh and the devil occupied their every waking moment instead of God and things of Heaven. That and the fact that Catholics simply took for granted they knew their faith. Let's be honest. If we did, would Vatican Two really have seen the light of day? Back then we could blame it on the Bishops and periti but 50 years later those who still cling to the conciliar clutches have no excuses. Griff explains in part four Your Duty to Know

His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI focuses on the mystery of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar and the stark contrast of the awe and reverence afforded the True Presence of Our Lord and Savior compared with the travesty of the Novus Ordo with atrocities galore that not only scandalize but veer greatly from what was set in stone at the dogmatic Council of Trent. His Excellency details the reason why true priests take such caution and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament, something so sorely missing today in the Novus Ordo lodges, which only reinforce the Traditional Catholic stance that what the Conciliar church offers is invalid and totally null and void as is obvious in. True Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar

April 21st is the traditional feast of the holy Doctor of the Church and Bishop Saint Anselm who was a crusader against lay investiture, fiercely loyal to Rome and to his vocation as a priest who loved his flocks. They rewarded him by fiercely standing behind him against mighty temporal kings. He was a Frenchman who conquered the Brits with love. He was the father of Scholastic Theology. He was the holy doctor from Piedmont whose writings and teachings became an important barometer for another Doctor of the Church - the angelic doctor St. Thomas Aquinas a little over a century later. St. Anselm was the uncompromising Archbishop of Canterbury in the middle ages who lived 76 years and is known best as the Father of Scholasticism.

John Gregory has graciously provided Father George Leo Haydock's commentaries on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. The Third Sunday following Easter is often called Jubilation Sunday for the Introit "Jubiláte Deo" which means "Shout with joy to God" and Our Lord's words in the Gospel of St. John are indeed cause for joy for no matter how much we may suffer, no matter the travails, Jesus assures us, if we stay the course, obey the divine will and are ever faithful our sorrow will be turned to joy. When that is, only God knows for time to the Almighty is as if thousands of years are but a moment, even just a second as the Haydock Commentary pores over in today's commentary for the Third Sunday after Easter. In a little while...

Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents a nine-minute sermon recorded for Traditional Catholic Sermons for the Third Sunday after Easter, also known as "Jubilation Sunday" after the Introit "Jubilátio Deo" in which Father addresses how Christ speaks so often in today's specific Gospel of St. John the words "a little while", in Latin condensed to one word: "módicum", and how there is both joy and sorrow in this world, but if you are faithful to Him our sorrows will be temporary while the joy of serving God will be a great joy and, if we can persevere in grace, we shall indeed see Him in all His splendor in the Beatific Vision providing great jubilation for our soul and throught the heavens as Father explains in his sermon given last year. See Módicum

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