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        Tribute to Cyndi
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       The Rising of the Unleavened Bread
      The Resurrection
       Regina Coeli
        Michelle Maher's Rhapsody of the Saints

     Saint Anselm: Father of Scholasticism
                 Return to Piety Place
               A Rose whose petals of purity forever bloom...
                 Our Lady Wept for a Reason

     It's the Little Way that Leads to Holiness
          Greater Litanies
          Being constantly aware of the Four Last Things...
        Prayer, Patience and Perseverance...

     My Lord and My God
         Make Acts of Faith Every Day
        St. Peter Canisius: Windmill of Wisdom
        Saints for April 28
          Total Consecration to the BVM

       Physician: Heal the Sheep
         Humility Hungers for Holy Happenings
         I can't hear You, God!
         Reflections on the Glorious Mysteries
        Cyndi's Angels

       Meaning of the Holy Mass
     The Holy Rosary
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                    On this Easter 2014, even with all the sadness that permeates the Cain household over the loss of our loving Cyndi, we want to extend to all our readers a blessed and grace-filled Easter and may you bask in the Mystical Light of our Resurrected Savior and grow stronger in your Faith throughout this time of Paschaltide. We remind all that the Regina Coeli replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide. For this Annual Easter Week Edition that extends to the end of April, click on the preferred feast above. We will return on May 1 when hopefully we will resume daily issues if the computer problems are fixed by then.
        Michael Cain, Editor, DailyCatholic

   On behalf of my sons Kevin and Kellin, we want to thank all those who have expressed their condolences for the loss of our dear loving Cyndi. Yet, we couldn't be more joyful of the way she died. True to St. Joseph's promise of a Happy Death, she passed into eternity peacefully at 3:33 on Tuesday morning, April 8 during Passion Week. Wearing her Brown Scapular as always, and clutching her trusty, blessed Rosary, she knew the time was at hand. She had hinted such to us and we were prepared to say goodbye, which we all did, but not necessarily at the time of death. But she understands as does the Bridegroom Who came for my bride of nearly 33 years. She had her lamp lit.

    We are eternally grateful to Father Gerard McKee, CMRI for bringing her the Sacrament of Penance and the Holy Eucharist at home during her time in home hospice care, as well as having administered the Sacrament of Extreme Unction several months ago. We also thank Father for officiating at her funeral and ushering her into eternity with a Requiem High Mass.

    

    The photos above show how, always smiling, she aged as her multiple infirmities took their toll, yet you'll note through it all she was always smiling. The picture to the left was taken in 1989 and is a bit grainy because it was taken from a portrait of all the families back in Minnesota. One reason I used that photo is because of a beautiful note I received from His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI on extending his sympathy. He wrote in part: "What a consolation for you to have had such a dear and holy wife! In your moments of great sorrow and loneliness, focus on all the beautiful times you had together and all the times you helped each other on your journey to Heaven. When you get to Heaven, she will look as young as when you first met each other."

    If I had an earlier photo I might have used that, but we had a home robbery back in 1986 and all our photo albums were stolen along with other personal belongings. Thus, that is the earliest photo I have of her. The center photo was taken near Christmas last year as she holds our dear Ragdoll cat Meesha who was a comfort to her in her last years after our pet Shih-Tsu Lady Siena died. The photo to the right shows how much she was slipping and was taken shortly after Fr. Gerard had brought her the Sacraments on April 5th for First Saturday. Three days later, she would leave this earth, her mission accomplished. On her gravestone will be the words "Beautiful Mom who lived the Beatitudes". I have penned a love letter to her in tribute. Mind you, it is a long one but if anything it was cathartic for me and I wanted to share it with all. You'll see how she truly lived the Beatitudes with her own phrase "God writes straight with crooked lines".

    Our prime purpose in life is to attain the goal of Heaven, and for that I couldn't be more joyful, but the human side of my sons and I, as well as her friends and family, will miss her dearly. But she can do more in interceding for all of us now than even before when she dedicated her life to offering up her suffering as a victim soul in reparation for her own sins (which were so slight that I'd have to call them imperfections rather than even venial sins) and the sins of all mankind. She willingly took on her sufferings for Jesus Christ, masking the pain she experienced by gritting her teeth and constantly praying her Rosary day and night. The night before she had been reading, as she did most evenings, The Liturgical Year by the renowned Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger. She was on Volume Six for Passiontide. How fitting that our Lord took her home during Passion Week, and even more fitting that she was laid to rest during Holy Week. Knowing how she lived and how she died, we can all rejoice that when we say during this Paschaltide "Alleluia, Alleluia", we can also rejoice that Cyndi is safely in His arms. Yet we cannot presume that for Catholic teaching prompts us to always pray for the repose of one's soul. If that soul is in Heaven, the prayers will be transferred to another needy soul, so prayers and Masses never go unheard. Thus, Cyndi asked in her Last Will and Testament to have Thirty Gregorian Masses said for her as her last request. There is no greater gift than that and thus we provide Cyndi's Angels for our readers to donate in helping with that as well as to assist in covering her funeral costs and past medical bills accrued.

   Magnificent traditional Catholic artist Michelle Maher of North Carolina sent the special painting you see here which she dedicated to Cyndi. We are so appreciative for the beautiful rendition of Our Lady because it truly captures the very essence of how Cyndi pictured the Blessed Mother, to whom Cyndi's mother Dolores dedicated Cyndi at birth and dressed her only in blue and white as a child. From the earliest years Cyndi had a special connection with Our Lady, who guided her throughout her life, bringing her safely to Heaven's shore. We thank you in advance for your caring and sharing, and the kind notes that have been flooding in for this true victim soul who is finally free of suffering, having completed her mission on earth with the salutation of our Lord in St. Matthew 25: 21, "Well done, good and faithful servant". To honor Cyndi, we are running each day, except on Sundays, her University of Virtue Lessons she graced these pages with and we begin with her introductory essay "Return to Piety Place". In addition to the painting above, we will be featuring more of Michelle's fabulous copyrighted artwork on these pages in future editions. For now we invite you to watch what is truly the wisdom of the saints, which Michelle has captured in this nine-minute video she put together to your right that we have called the "Rhapsody of Saints". We urge you to click on the full page tab of the YouTube video to truly grasp the beauty of Michelle's work.

    Finally, to keep abreast of events, their causes and consequences, and inspiration from other ports, we confidently recommend NovusOrdoWatch.org and Christorchaos.com for articles and links, as well as two blogs worth your while, Introibo Ad Altare Dei and Fr. Cekada's Quidlibet. Below you can gain inspiration during this Paschaltide from John Gregory's reflections on the Glorious Mysteries by clicking on each of the mysteries.

     


Throughout this paschal week the Roman Liturgy is entirely absorbed by two great thoughts, that of the Resurrection of Our Lord and that of the Baptism of the neophytes. These are, as it were, two mysteries which mutually complete and explain each other. Each is a symbol of the other; the one is the prototype, the other the antitype; but neither can be understood if considered by itself, for the regeneration of souls to the life of grace through the sacrament of Baptism, after a spiritual manner which yet is full of reality, is a new Resurrection of Christ in His Mystical Body. There is no longer any mention of fasts and corporal penances, but instead, visits are paid to the great Roman Basilicas, the white-clad band of neophytes being conducted thither as in a triumphal procession. After the paschal vigil of Holy Saturday at the Lateran the first basilica to be visited is that of the Mother of God on the Esquiline, for it is fitting that to her, before any other, the joys of the Resurrection should be announced, to her who more intimately than any other shared in the Passion of Jesus. The Introit is derived from Psalm 138, which extols the knowledge and the presence of God that pervade the inner-most part of our being. The antiphon has, however, been adapted to the paschal solemnity as we see in the liturgy for The Resurrection of the Lord

Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents a 10 minute sermon for the Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord in which Father shows how this was the crowning glory of His work. He gave them everything He could, even His Own body and blood, but true to His prophesy, He would rise again on the third day, which, indeed, He did, and by doing so, merited for us our opportunity at eternal life. While so many asked that He show the doubters a sign, He showed the greatest sign possible in rising from the dead. Just as Christ triumphed over sin and death, so also will we if we are obedient to the divine Will. Father also equates the few Macchabees with the remnant today to stay the course, carry our cross and know that we will have life everlasting. Father explains in his sermon Easter Sunday


Through the kind assistance of John Gregory, we are able to provide our readers with the Haydock Commentaries for the Epistle and Gospel for the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord to complement the Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In Father George Leo Haydock's commentaries on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament for Easter Sunday As St. Paul asserts in one of the shortest epistles of the year, the old leaven, meaning the Old Testament, has been fulfilled. The old rites have been superseded by the new rite instituted by the Son of man on Maundy Thursday. Through the new unleavened Bread we receive the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ our Lord and become heirs of the kingdom of Heaven, Jew and Gentile alike who abide in Him and all He has taught through His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Reason indeed to exclaim with great jubilation: Alleluia, alleluia for indeed it is time to The Rising of the Unleavened Bread


Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey completes his special series on Reflections of Salvation History with the Glorious Resurrection. In this special eight-part series on "A Reflection of Salvation History," first introduced to our readers back in 2003, and brought to you to enhance your contemplation for this holy season, Tom has taken us indeed from Eden to the empty tomb. He points out that, despite the hardships, the sacrifices, the insults, the scourging, the stripping, the nailing and hanging on the wood of the Cross, Christ proved for all time that it was worth it. Is it worth it to us? By our actions and fidelity to His teachings passed down through His Holy Church and carried out in the Sacraments, especially Baptism, Penance and the Holy Eucharist, we illustrate if we think so. If we are His loyal lambs, Christ the Lamb of God has guaranteed He will be loyal to us at our Particular Judgment. Nothing else matters for salvation is at stake. Alleluia. Tom explains in his seventh and final installment of his Holy Week series From Eden to the Empty Tomb The Resurrection

This Octave is entirely consecrated to the neophytes. The week was for them a continual feast, a spiritual feast; and they kept their white baptismal garments, which were not laid aside until the following Sunday (in albis deponendis). The Masses of this Octave allude, like that of Pentecost, sometimes to the Resurrection, sometimes to Baptism. Let us follow ...More


There is a commemoration today of the holy Doctor of the Church St. Anselm. He was born at Aoust, in Piedmont of Italian nobility. After a childhood devoted to piety and study, Anselm wanted to enter religious life, but his father prevented it, and Anselm became rather wordly for several years. Upon his ...More

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


With the world becoming more sinister by the day, reflected in the styles and fashions and mindsets of so many that so hideously illustrate how vice is squeezing out good, it is high time to revive the virtues, to bring back the example of saints and a return to all that is right and just.

With the above in mind, Cyndi was inspired back in late 2007 to begin a new series in which she would take the reader on a refresher course, if you will, guided by a par excellence faculty that could be matched nowhere in the world for the teachers are our Lord, His Blessed Mother, the Saints, Doctors and Fathers of the Church. It is, in essence, the University of Virtue. We hoped you would gain in grace and understanding from the words put forth. Thus, as the humble instrument Cyndi introduced this series in piecing together the tableau laid out so perfectly by God and woven with the golden thread of the Holy Ghost's infinite tapestry, by which the Mystical Body of Christ is united. It is the magnificent divine Opus leading us to our Heavenly Home. This double thread of Charity and Suffering, which the Sanctifier employs, cannot be separated, for it embodies Christ's Own command: "If anyone loves Me, let him take up his cross daily and follow Me." It begins with piety, for all reverence is due the Lord. She explained in her introductory column Return to Piety Place

Station at the St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls. After visiting St. Peter's, it was fitting that the neophytes should at once be brought to the Doctor of the Gentiles, beside whose tomb they had learned the ...More


There is a commemoration of Pope St. Soter and Pope St. Caius. These two Sovereign Pontiffs were martyred for the Faith 120 years apart in the second and third centuries. ...More

A Rose is a rose, is a rose unless it embodies the fullness of grace exhibited by the most beautiful Rose, St. Rose of Lima whom God raised up following the Council of Trent to guide us in these times. Yes, today we must look to St. Rose when the infallible tenets of Trent are so trashed by the robber baron weeds - pestilential prelates - who have become a blight upon God's garden of graces by preying on the buds of belief in squeezing dry the vital moisture of virtue, leaving a desolate desert of fruitless tangled thorns.

Following her introductory lesson, Cyndi began a series of lessons in the course Sanctity 101 guided by the everlasting Dean of the University of Virtue - the Holy Ghost and His unparalleled faculty led by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity - our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Most Blessed Mother, the Saints, Fathers, Doctors and inspired Roman Pontiffs. She commenced with a more recent saint, in fact the first canonized saint of the New World: Saint Rose of Lima, whose legacy lives on in the virtues she practiced. Think of a particular virtue, more than likely St. Rose of Lima lived it to perfection. Humility, obedience, modesty, you name it, there aren't enough petals on a rose to count how many virtues St. Rose exhibited throughout her relatively brief thirty-one years on this temporal turf. Rose embodies the perseverance of St. Monica and the sufferings of the most willing victim soul and she personified our Lady in her fiat as obedient daughter, virtuous wife, compassionate mother and accepting widow, and willingly sent her own flesh and blood back to the Father. In the example of St. Rose we are presented with a vivid illustration of the many attributes of God. Cyndi commenced with lesson one in revealing the beauty of this rose and the everlasting edification exuding a heavenly fragrance for all of us to strive to emulate. A Rose whose petals of purity forever bloom with abundant graces

Station at the St. Laurence-Without-the-Walls. Today we honor St. Lawrence, the Cross-bearer ...More


There is a commemoration for the feast of St. George ...More

Has anyone ever realized why Mary has been seen weeping by visionaries? Could it be because they have strayed so far from her divine Son? Could it also be that she cries because so many souls are heading to perdition?

On the feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Cyndi reached ahead sixteen years to 1846 to share the significance of the apparition of Our Lady of LaSalette. The Blessed Mother's Church-approved message has been, for the most part, hidden and dismissed by operatives of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Cyndi points out how, from early in the 19th Century, Heaven provided all the help necessary to stave off the Great Apostasy and still we didn't listen. From the Miraculous Medal to our Lady's copious tears to the Sun spinning it would seem man has been deaf and dumb to all Heaven has warned. Now we face exactly what our laxity has asked for: Rome has lost the faith and become the seat of the antichrist. Will we continue in the perilous path or turn back to God before it is too late? Have we not learned from the mistakes of the Jews of the Old Testament, even when we have the powerful aid of God's Own Mother to guide us? Our Lady of Perpetual Help is perpetually trying to help. The problem lies with those she's seeking to protect and warn. Cyndi shared why, at LaSalette, Our Lady Wept for a Reason

Station at the Church of the Twelve Apostles in Rome. Under the high altar of this church are preserved the ...More


There is a commemoration of St. Fidelis of Sigmaren, the holy martyr who was killed by Calvinist fanatics. This saint was one of many who God rose up ...More

If anyone might have been discouraged it would have been St. Therese, but because she loved God so, she didn't panic and took every moment one step at a time in her little way, and overcame every obstacle, offering it all to God. What better example to emulate

Cyndi provided a role model we could all emulate as a boost to renew those new year's resolutions that so quickly fade when push comes to shove because, often, we set out to do too much and can so easily get discouraged. But if we trust in God and place all in His care and offer all our sufferings, discomforts and setbacks for Him as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus did, then we can be encouraged that it can be done. Cyndi reminded us to take consolation in the fact that it is not our successes that God judges, but our efforts. He knows what is in our hearts. Whatever cocoon God so chooses to place us in as His Catholic caterpillars in digging in for the Faith, we can be encouraged by the manner in which St. Therese handled the "little things" that so please God. We need to know that doing as she did will build up dividends in Heaven so that when it is our time to shed the cocoon of our mortal bodies, He will lift us up just as He did the humble little saint of Lisieux: a beautiful butterfly who continually flutters in our hearts and stirs souls to seek the divine Will. What better time to begin the "caterpillar contemplative crawl" than Lent when we place prayer, penance and self-denial at the forefront? Cyndi shared in lesson It's the Little Way that Leads to Holiness

Eleven years after the Ascension of our Blessed Lord, Saint Peter who had been appointed the head of the Church on earth by Christ Himself, ...More

Because today's feast of St. Mark the Evangelist falls during Easter Week, it will be transferred to Monday, April 28. However, we still observe today the Greater Litanies

Saints never say "Bah, humbug!"

As we entered the Season of Advent in the Church's liturgical year back in 2007, Cyndi pointed out that everywhere else the purpose of this season was lost on the masses who are constantly reminded of things that make men merry and greedier, but not happy. What the vast majority have failed to focus on are the four last reminders for salvation of their soul. Cyndi tried to put this season of giving in proper perspective. While many attribute St. Nicholas as the saint of gifts, she illustrated how St. Laurence Justinian was known for his generosity. Many questioned his sanity in giving away so much, but he knew God would provide for any of his needs. Too often our wants get in the way of our needs. What we really need is to remember the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. By keeping these crucial realities always in mind, we, too, will be able to then begin to emulate the holy Patriarch of Venice in our generosity and holiness. Our worries will fall away for we have trust in the Lord that He will provide for our needs in all things pleasing to Him. Cyndi shared in her essay,Being constantly aware of the Four Last Things can ease the burden

The conclusion today of the baptismal celebrations calls the neophytes together again in the Lateran Basilica beside the font in which on Easter Eve they were born to newness of life. Today's stational liturgy seems to be influenced more than ever by the thought of purity and ...More

Today is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

The Saintly Father of the Eldest Daughter of the Church

All can see the demise of the Faith throughout the world, but nowhere is it so devastating than in the land where Catholicism took such a solid stronghold well over a millennium and a half ago: France. Why? That answer is simple. Modern man has abandoned the virtues. Cyndi urged all to go back to basics: Prayer. No one gets to Heaven without it. So also if we forsake penance and self-denial. In the same mold of St. John the Baptist, who Christ extolled in the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent, God rose up the holy, humble Saint Remigius some four centuries later for a special mission: to be the 'Apostle of the Franks' in being the catalyst for establishing the eldest daughter of the Church through the baptism of King Clovis, and the beginning of a long, illustrious line of French saints who have been so instrumental in the growth of the holy Faith that today is so threatened by Modernism, Islamism and lukewarmness. We pray God will rise up another St. Remigius to wake the echoes of the French and every other nation of this world that victory can only be achieved through virtue! Virtue begins with living a prayerful life. Cyndi explained in her lesson, Prayer, Patience and Perseverance are the Prerogatives for Planting the Faith

Station at the Church of St. Pancras in Rome. Low Sunday, so called in order to emphasize the contrast between the great Easter solemnity and the Sunday which ends the Octave, is also known as Quasimodo, from the first words of the Introit. (Not the hunchback of Notre Dame!) In the Latin Missal and Breviary it is Called Dominica in Albis (depositis or deponendis), because the Neophytes on that day put aside their white garments. Another Latin name, Pascha clausum, is preserved in the French Paques - "closes" and in the Dutch Beloken Paschen, i.e. "close of Easter," this day ending the Octave (Collect). The Church compares the Neophytes to newborn babes, and the milk she gives them to drink (Introit) is the faith in Christ which will enable More for Low Sunday

The feast of the holy Doctor of the Church St. Peter Canisius is superseded by Low Sunday this year. He was called "The Second Apostle of Germany," as St. Boniface was the first. Peter was the first German Jesuit. He was born at Nymwegen, May 8, 1521, and was received into the Society of Jesus by Blessed Peter Faber at Commemoration.

Though the first Sunday following Easter is called Low Sunday, in truth St. John the Evangelists leaves us with a spiritual high in both his Epistle and Gospel, emphasizing how faith conquers all and is the answer to believing in Christ the Lord. The Haydock Commentary for today, provided by John Gregory, shows how those who believe not are liars and in deep trouble if they do not believe the Three in One Who gave testimony and the physical testimony of Christ's two natures - Divine (the spirit) and human (water and blood), which lives on in the Sacred Deposit of the Faith through the spirit (inspired divine revelation), the water (Baptism) and the Blood (the Perpetual Holy Sacrifice of the Mass) - all a Testament of Lasting Faith. As Catholics we go by faith, not feelings. That is why there are few lows when one goes on faith, but a constant confident high that is tempered by a steady keel provided by the sacramental life of the Church that enables us to believe and say the very same words the doubting Apostle said when he was at last convinced: Dominus meus, et Deus meus. My Lord and my God


Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents a 13 minute sermon for Low Sunday or as is known in some circles "Quasi modo Sunday" from the Introit of today's Mass. Father hones in on the Gospel of St. John on how Thomas had to see with his own eyes that Christ had risen before he would believe. Father reminds us that we should be encouraged by Our Lord's words "Blessed are they who have not seen, yet believe." To do so we must go on faith and it is the true Faith we believe in that we reaffirm each time we pray the Act of Faith daily as Father relates, "I believe these and all the truths of the holy Catholic Church because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst deceive nor be deceived." That in itself should be evidence that we have faith in all that came before Vatican 2 and anything after, well it is not the true faith because we've been deceived and that can never come from God. Father explains in his sermon Make Acts of Faith Everyday


The Dutch-born Jesuit priest St. Peter Canisius played a key role in the landmark dogmatic and canonical Council of Trent and in debating the Protestant heresies while whirling through his native Netherlands and Germany, Austria, Bohemia and Poland. He was a great eloquent preacher sought by prince and pauper alike. He served as mediator between Holy Roman Emperors and Popes. He also founded the University of Fribourg in 1580. One of his most famous works was "Manual of Catholics" and he is referred to as the "Second Apostle of Germany," giving way only to the great Saint Boniface as the "First Apostle of Germany." Because of his efforts, the counter-reformation was a resounding success in Bavaria. He was truly the Windmill of Wisdom.

Since the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist fell during Easter Week, the feast is transferred to the following first Monday even though the Greater Litanies were celebrated last Friday. This feast was not regularly inserted into the Roman Calendar until ...More


The above feast supersedes the saints celebrated today. This includes St. Paul of the Cross, St. Vitalis, and of course St. Louis Marie de Montfort who was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1947 - back when Canonizations meant something and were totally valid. For more on these saints see ...More

Even though this is the transferred feast of St. Mark, His Excellency Bishop Daniel Dolan offers a potpourri of saints for this day in relating the lives and virtues of four saints, beginning with St. Paul of the Cross, the persevering servant of the Lord who bore his sufferings with great joy and was rewarded as was the holy martyr St. Vitalis who has a commemoration this day as well as remembering St. Peter Chanel, and of course the holy slave of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Louis Marie de Montfort who fought Jansenism and founded the Company of Mary as well as the Sisters of Wisdom in spreading the holy Faith and providing a foundation for future generations of faithful Catholics. His Excellency provides this tableau of holy men whom we celebrate for Saints honored on April 28


Where can be found the calibre of physicians like Saints Cosmas and Damian today? Especially in a world where much of the medical profession care nothing for the soul of man.

Unlike the shepherds who tended to their sheep on the hilly slopes of Bethlehem, so many of the human sheep today, shorn of the faith, are hurting because the modern shepherds have abandoned them for easier apostate pastures. The flock is failing, unkempt, with no direction. They grow sicker in body, mind and soul daily and there are so few physicians willing to treat both the body and soul. For her seventh lesson in the University of Virtue curriculm, Cyndi highlighted two brothers who were truly holy physicians - Saints Cosmas and Damian. She points out the virtuous attributes of these holy blood brothers who lived their Hypocratic Oath and, as physicicans, realized that their talents to heal were from God. They understood well through prayer and penance that they had a responsibility to God to give of their talents freely to His flocks. They did so with joy, working long hours with the utmost love and patience in treating patients whether rich or poor. It mattered not, for they saw first and foremost the soul. While they administered the Corporal Works of Mercy to all, they never neglected the Spiritual Works of Mercy. When was the last time you could say that of a doctor today? Those who have taken the Hypocratic Oath should intern on the example of Sts. Cosmas and Damian and recall the words of that Oath. And yes, remember, it was an 'Oath'; that is, a promise made to God. He remembers. The question is will those in the medical profession today, so many who have compromised their pratices, return to using the gift God endowed them with for the good of man's soul as well as his body? The sheep await to get healthy so that they may grow in grace and be well again and multiply. The flocks need urgent care as Cyndi explained in Physicians: Heal the Sheep

St. Peter of Verona was a Dominican priest of unspotted life, who labored earnestly for the conversion of heretics. In the end he was cruelly killed near Como, in Italy, April 6, 1252. He was the object of wide-spread veneration in Italy during the Fifteenth Century. In his day heresy was a crime against the state and punished by civil authority. St. Peter, as inquisitor, was thus able to protect the Faith and to save the state from revolution. Protexisti

Who is to say there is not another St. Charles Borromeo out there who will come forth to help set the Barque of Peter upright again? Hopes can be realized through Humility and Prayer.

To provide encouragement that there is hope on the horizon, Cyndi provided a shining example of the possible. It happened before, why can't it happen again? That is the question you will ask when reading of the humility in the short-lived, but fully fruitful life of a holy and influential Doctor of the Church St. Charles Borromeo. In the midst of turmoil, tension, rebellion, lukewarmness, and heresies in the aftermath of wicked popes, God rose up this humble soul to wrest back the true faith from the usurpers and infiltrators. Now, nearly 500 years later the situation is even worse, for the Protestants have managed to cleverly masquerade themselves as part of and inside, and yes, even as the Church itself where man has reached, in their warped thinking that has permeated every conciliar curia and chancery, an equal footing with God. Heresy? Of course, but considering the counterfeit church of conciliarism's track record, should we be surprised? No, nor should we be surprised, if we pray with humility and hope, that God will be merciful and raise up more dedicated bishops of St. Charles' caliber to help bring holy Mother Church back to her rightful order. It can be done! Cyndi laid out the blueprint on how it worked a half millennium ago in her lesson, Humility Hungers for Holy Happenings

St. Catherine of Siena was the twenty-third in a family of twenty-four children. She is best known for the work she did in persuading Pope Gregory XI in bringing the Papacy from Avignon back to Rome. She worked miracles for the sake of the poor and the afflicted. At the age of eighteen she received the habit of the Third Order of St. Dominic. For three years she never spoke to any one but God and her confessor. During her prolonged fast her only food was ...More

God is shouting to us with all these Global Warning signs He has provided, not to mention His infrangible Laws and Church, and still we do not hear Him? If we all took a page from St. Joseph's life and were just still and silent, if we would just shut out all the exterior noise, we'd hear Him in an instant. It is we who are causing the interference, not God!

Cyndi posted a poignant article that should leave us with our jaws dropped and hopefully our mouths shut and our ears and hearts open. We need to turn down the volume and tune into the whispers of the Holy Ghost. After all, how can we hear God if we're constantly talking? How can we communicate with Him when there is so much noise and clutter? Modern technology may be great to most but what is the benefit if it prevents us from communicating with the one Being Who we owe our life to? Why is it so few really can hear God? Why do we think that is impossible? After all He is God. He can do anything. If we who are finite can talk to the Infinite, how in the world can anyone think the Infinite cannot communicate with us? Maybe that's because we don't let Him into our lives. We're too busy, too occupied with things of the world and all its loud and obnoxious chaos. We would be wise to take a lesson from the silent saint the good and holy Saint Joseph whose words cannot be found in holy Writ but whose example should be forever with us for he is the Saint of the Virtue of Silence. Cyndi explained how quiet can be the ideal quietude we need in her lesson, I can't hear You, God!

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To fortify why the CONciLIAR church is the false church, see key Papal Decrees that preceded it in pre-Vatican Two times by true Popes who solidly condemned the V2 false 'popes' who have spit in Heaven's Face. God will not be mocked. See for yourself what the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church has decreed:

  • Papal Coronation Oath Pope Agatho
  • Unam Sanctam Pope Boniface VIII
  • Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio Pope Paul IV
  • Quo Primum Pope St. Pius V
  • De Defectibus Pope St. Pius V
  • Satis Cognitum Pope Leo XIII
  • Apostolicae Curae Pope Leo XIII
  • Lamentabili Sane Pope St. Pius X
  • Pascendi Dominici Gregis Pope St. Pius X
  • Oath Against Modernism Pope St. Pius X
  • Mortalium Animos Pope Pius XI
  • Humani Generis Pope Pius XII
  • Sacramentum Ordinis Pope Pius XII

    If the above Papal Decrees have not convinced you, then for more evidence that the Chair is VACANT and that Vatican Two and all that has followed is Anathema sit as St. Paul asserts in Galatians 1: 8-9, see these on-line books and sources:

  • Answering Objections of the Sedevacantist Position
  • John 23 - Anathema sit Fr. Louis Villa
  • NikitaRoncalli Franco Bellegrandi
  • The Robber Church Patrick Henry Omlor
  • Is the Pope Catholic? Hutton Gibson
  • Paul VI...Beatified? Fr. Louis Villa
  • The Enemy is Here - Vol. I Hutton Gibson
  • The Enemy is Still Here - Vol. II Hutton Gibson
  • The Enemy is Still Here - Vol. III
  • John Paul 2 - Anathema sit Fr. Luis Villa
  • Heresies of John Paul 2 Documented by previous True Popes & Scriptures
  • Fr. Sylvester Berry in 1921: "Satan will Persecute the Papacy" Novus Ordo Watch
  • Fr. Sylvester Berry warned in 1927: "Satan will set up a False Church Novus Ordo Watch
  • Syllogism of Sedevacantism Michael Cain
  • The Chair is Still Empty Gregorius
  • Sedevacantism: A Quick Primer Fr. Anthony Cekada
  • Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen in 1948: "Satan will set up a Counter-Church which will be the Ape of the Catholic Church" Novus Ordo Watch
  • Why Sedevacantism? Fr. Anthony Cekada and a plethora of other evidence provided by NovusOrdoWatch.org
  • What You Need To Know About Jorge Mario Bergoglio Novus Ordo Watch
  • Conspiracy! Meet Six High-Profile Traditional Catholic Conspiracy Nuts Novus Ordo Watch
  • Continuously Denying The Catholic Faith Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Trying to Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Compare and Contrast Plethora of links by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Freemasons and the Conciliar church by John Kenneth Weiskittel
  • Papacy and Freemasonry Msgr. Jouin
  • Francis' Heresy regarding the Jews Novus Ordo Watch
  • Francis' Heresy about Faith without Works Novus Ordo Watch
  • The "Bad Popes" Argument fails everytime Novus Ordo Watch
  • Pope Leo XIII Quashes Popular "Recognize-and-Resist" Position Novus Ordo Watch
  • Numerous Popes before V2 warned of the Freemason Plot against the Church Novus Ordo Watch
  • Is the question of the pope: "Just an opinion"? Bishop Donald Sanborn
  • Null and Void: Why "Pope" Francis is Not a Valid Priest and Not a Valid Bishop Novus Ordo Watch
  • The "Canonization" of John Paul II: Decision Time for Traditionalists Novus Ordo Watch

    by Mario Derksen

  • Secrets of LaSalette
  • Bishop Mark Pivarunas,CMRI on a true vocation
  • Bishop Donald Sanborn on The Pendulating Papacy
  • Fr. Julian Larrabee on Missions of Nigeria
  • Fr. Michael Oswalt on why he left the V2 to become a true priest
  • Bishop Donald Sanborn's 2013 London Conference on the SSPX
  • Fr. Anthony Cekada on invalidity of 1968 Episcopal Consecrations
  • Fr. Julian Larrabee with Mass for Immaculate Conception
  • Bishop Daniel Dolan's Sermon for the Immaculate Conception
  • End of Mass Recession as it should be
  • Benediction of the Most Blessed SAcrament
  • Bishop Williamson on Globalism in 2010
  • Bishop Williamson's 2009 interview - Part I
  • Bishop Williamson's 2009 interview - Part II
  • Bishop Williamson 2013 talk on division in the Church
  • Mass in the Vatican with Pope Pius XII (Italian)
  • Pastor Angelicus Pius XII (Italian)
  • Life of Pius XII (Italian)
  • Last Years of Pius XII (Italian)
  • The SSPX, "Resistance," and Sedevacantism Bishop Donald Sanborn
  • 'Pope' Francis and Sedevacantism Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI

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    When One Cannot physically assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we provide additional prayers that can be supplemented with the ORDINARY OF THE HOLY MASS and the PROPER OF THE DAY to enable you to better prepare yourself at home. Of course, this never replaces actually being there, but it is much better than attending the Novus Ordo services. Therefore we have gleaned from The Key of Heaven prayers to say at home. It is very comforting to know that the Holy Mass is offered for us even when we are not actually present. But to enjoy the benefits which it procures, we must by a SPIRITUAL COMMUNION become partakers of the altar from which we are temporarily banished. Here we provide prayers in preparation for fulfilling assistance in absentia in addition to the ORDINARY OF THE HOLY MASS and PROPER OF THE DAY. PRAYERS IN ABSENTIA

    Prayer Before the Crucifix

    Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst fix deep within my heart lively sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment, whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious Wounds; having before my eyes the words which David in prophesy spoke concerning Thee, O Good Jesus: "They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones."

    Plenary Indulgence, Condition:
    • Confession
    • Communion
    • One Our Father
    • One Hail Mary
    • One Glory be...
    Pope Pius IX, July 31, 1858



  • 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.

    Pray for the Sick


    Pray for the Dearly Departed Souls
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