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      Little Crown of the 12 Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
       Birthday of the Church
       Haydock/John Gregory: "He will send in My name"
    Help of Christians

      Dr. Droleskey: "A Mission to Convert All Men"
        Pentecost Sermon by Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
         Descent of the Holy Ghost Meditation/John Gregory

      Fervor of the Red Poppy
             Understanding the Gift of Understanding
            Understanding Pentecost by Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt
             Daffodils of Devotion

         Pope St. Gregory VII
     The Gift of Counsel
      Bishop Donald Sanborn sermon on Pentecost
     Primose is a Labor of Love
      St. Philip Neri
      Ember Days

      St. Bede the Venerable: Holy Historian
           To Mary Prudence is Peachy
         The Gift of Holy Fear
           Bishop Daniel Dolan on St. Augustine of Canterbury

        Trumpeting Confidence in God through the Honeysuckle
        The Gift of Piety
        Star of Goodness represented in the Aster
        St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

     The Gift of Knowledge
         Fr. Casimir Puskorius on how to "Create Protective Hedges"
         Blossoms of Perseverance
          The Angelus
         Litany of BVM

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   Pentecost is the Birthday of holy Mother Church. While Christ's charge to Peter in St. Matthew 16: 18-19 could be considered the conception of the Church, the actual birth of the Church is Pentecost Sunday, also known as Whitsunday when, as Our Lord promised, He would send His Spirit - the Holy Ghost to guide and guard the truths and traditions established by Jesus and entrusted to men who would trust in the Advocate and Sanctifier, aka the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. Those first to receive it were the Apostles who were transformed by the Sanctifier. Our Lady, immaculately conceived knew as she awaited the appearance of her Divine Spouse. Formerly cowering in fear, the twelve went out fearless and, well, as you know, the rest is history. We now transfer back to saying The Angelus which replaces the Paschaltide Regina Coeli as the Alleluias are set aside and we settle in for a week of red in vestments and Ember Week.

    The saints celebrated this week are all superseded by the liturgies of Pentecost week so there is merely commemorations for such luminaries as the holy monk Pope St. Gregory VII, the dauntless St. Philip Neri, the holy Doctor of the Church St. Bede the Venerable, and the holy bishop of the English St. Augustine of Canterbury, as well as the devoted virgin St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi. Sunday we mark the historical feast of Mary, Help of Christians and close out the week marking the historical feast of the holy martyrs Pope St. Felix I and the renowned St. Joan of Arc, all pictured above.

    We continue each day in May to offer a salutary ejaculation of Mary's distinctive titles from the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary as we also offer a different daily flower that corresponds to a respective virtue in amassing a beautiful spiritual floral bouquet to be presented to Our Lady on her feast of the Queenship of Mary, this year on June 1, immediately after Trinity Sunday. In addition, this week covers Days Twenty-Seven through Thirty-Three in the 34-Day Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary that will be made on June 1. We also remind you to take advantage of the beautiful daily prayer of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary during this month.

    Finally, as always, to keep abreast of events, their causes and consequences, and inspiration from other ports, we confidently recommend and for articles and links, as well as four blogs worth your while, Introibo Ad Altare Dei, Bishop Donald Sanborn's In Veritate, Fr. Cekada's Quidlibet, and the satirical, but on-point Call Me Jorge.


Whitsunday or the Solemnity of Pentecost is a Double of the First Class Feast with a Privileged Octave of the First Order and the Station at St. Peter. Our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated on the right hand of the Father, sent, as He had promised, the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, who, after His Ascension, continued in prayer at Jerusalem, in company with the Blessed Virgin, awaiting the performance of His promise. Let us pray in like manner with the Church: "Come,O Holy Sprit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love." Peter Is the leader around whom gathers the little flock of Sion on this first Christian Pentecost, and he inaugurates today his pontifical primacy when he announces for the first time the Gospel message to the representatives of the various nations, without distinction of race or nationality, of country or State. On this day Christ, risen from the grave and seated at the right hand of the Father, communicates His own divine life to the members of His Mystical Body through the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. So the Church having attained its full development, now first appears before the world. To appreciate the Introit it should be heard with the majestic and joyful melody which the ancient Gregorian music has allotted to it. The Sequence, Veni, Sancte Spiritus, attributed to Innocent III, replaced under St. Pius V an older one of great beauty. This Sequence is repeated daily throughout the Octave. The Holy Ghost descends in power to vindicate the innocence of Jesus by filling the Church with such surpassing sanctity that it becomes, as it were, a fire prefiguring the final judgment on the enemies of God. The faithful kneel at the Invocation of the Holy Spirit, Who at the last day requires the restoration of the Christian soul to the body which has been His mystical temple. ...More

Today is also the historical feast of Mary, Help of Christians. See to the right for more.

John Gregory provides the commentary for Pentecost Sunday from Father George Leo Haydock found in many Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. Christ makes good on His Promise. He has sent His Spirit, the Paraclete, and, Deo gratias, things will never be the same again for His holy Church is officially off and running in fulfilling His command to His disciples to preach the Gospel to all. Peace He has given them to spread not as the world perceives it even today when humanism is trumpeted from the highest echelons of the conciliarists. We must return to what our Lord taught and what His chosen apostles preached without compromise. Peace is only possible when grace flows. Only then can the Sanctifier reach souls. When God withdraws His graces and blessings, corruption and corrosion follow and all man-made institutions will crumble because they are not of divine design. "He will send in My name"

Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents an eleven minute sermon recorded three years ago and made available through Traditional Catholic Sermons for the glorious feast of Pentecost and why the Church is one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic as he applies a practical approach to answer Protestant arguments that is actually so simple that just as a net brings in bad fish with the good, there is nothing wrong with the net, just the fish. God does not take away free will and the Catholic Faith is based upon the truths and traditions, not upon human beings as Father explains in his sermon on the spotless Mystical Body of Christ for outside the Church there is darkness. We can overcome it with the light of faith and trust in the Holy Ghost Pentecost and the Four Marks of the Church

Following John Gregory meditation on the Second Glorious Mystery just over a week ago, he returns with inspiration for the Solemnity of the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles in a meditation of the Third Glorious Mystery. Fifty days after our Lord Jesus Christ conquered death and ten days after He bodily ascended into Heaven, He made good on His promise to send His Spirit. The Holy Ghost came with a rush of grace and inspiration, transforming the formerly apprehensive Apostles into men of virtuous courage who were now ready to fully take up the command Christ had given them. The charism of the Church was born that day and the Faith spread rapidly with three thousand on the first day. A glorious day it was! John provides reflections on The Third Glorious Mystery: Pentecost

Today is the traditional feast of Mary, Help of Christians. The invocation Auxilium Christianorum (Help of Christians) originated in the sixteenth century and was added to the Litany of Loreto by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V following the victorious Battle of Lepanto. This feast was instituted for May 24 by His Holiness Pope Pius VII. Though not a feast on the universal calendar it is celebrated at various places throughout the world where, for instance Mary, Help of Christians is the patronal feast of Australia and a double of the first class with an octave leading to the Queenship of Mary is celebrated with great splendor. This feast has also attained special celebrity since St. Don Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation, dedicated to Our Lady, Help of Christians, the mother church of his congregation at Turin. The Salesian Fathers have carried the devotion to their numerous establishments.

    Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today, in the aftermath of the devastation in Oklahoma and the shocking (or maybe not so shocking considering who he is) public heresy by the lay faux pope that you don't have to be Catholic, don't even have to be a Christian to be saved we call upon the Blessed Mother to come to the aid of the faithful for she is Mary, Help of Christians, a title we honor her with today on the traditional feast of that wonderful moniker. Look to her for help always and show your commitment by praying daily her Holy Rosary and contemplate on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers.

On the twenty-fourth day of May the flower is the RED POPPY with the corresponding Virtue being FERVOR. The hairy-herbed red poppy, though coveted for its opium by those who reject its beauty and look to use it for the means of mammon, emits a milky juice that has been used for authentic medicinal purposes to heal the body. But it is the fervor of its elixir spiritually that drives the virtue of fervor to heal the soul and therein lies the true beauty of the Red Poppy offered to Our Lady in Mary's May. Only a week left to offer her a bouquet with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Double of the First Class Feast of Pentecost Monday. The liturgy recalls the Descent of the Holy Ghost on the Apostles; and the Church extends the commemoration of it over eight days Originally the feast of Pentecost brought to an end in Rome the fifty days of the Easter celebrations and introduced the fast of the Ember Days of the summer quarter. Afterwards it it became customary to continue the festivity for two more days, the Monday and the Tuesday, and, finally, after the time of Pope St. Leo the Great it was extended like the Octave of Easter through the entire week. The station was at St. Peter in Chains to avoid having two successive stations at the Vatican.Today's Gospel shows the immense contrast between God and man. God so loves the world that, in order to save it, He sacrifices His only-begotten Son, whilst mankind repays this supreme love with utter ingratitude and obstinately chooses darkness rather than light. See the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Pentecost Monday

There is also a commemoration of the holy Sovereign Pontiffs Pope Gregory VII and the holy martyred Pope St. Urban 1 for the Collect, Secret and Postcommunion. St. Gregory VII was one of the most famous of the successors of St. Peter. He was born at the foot of the Capitol, near the deaconry of St. Mary in Portico, which he caused to be restored after he had become Pope, reconsecrating the high altar. In his early youth Hildebrand was professed in the Order of St. Benedict In the little monastery of St. Mary on the Aventine, where the Priory of the Knights of Malta now stands. This most holy monk was elected Pope in 1073, and his conflicts with ...More

On this Pentecost Monday, which is also considered a Double of the First Class feast, the liturgy recalls the Descent of the Holy Ghost on the Apostles; and the Church extends the commemoration of it over eight days. On this day the Gift of Understanding is the focus as we reflect on what the Angelic Doctor of the Church said about this particular gift "in understanding, we comprehend how we need to live as followers of Christ. A person with understanding is not confused by the conflicting messages in our culture about the right way to live. The gift of understanding perfects a person's speculative reason in the apprehension of truth. It is the gift whereby self-evident principles are known". To fully understand the meaning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we invite you to watch the videos that so beautifully explain the Immemorial Mass of All Ages Understanding the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

During this Pentecost Week we want to bring you pertinent sermons from over the years on the importance of the descent of the Holy Ghost and what it means for the Church today. Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt shares the difference of what Divine Revelation set in stone and how the CONciLIAR church has veered so far from that where now the modern church is based in the evolution of teaching which transfers into the evolution of morals as well. He reminds us of the 12 points of the Catechism from the Creed so that we have a guideline to stay on the straight and narrow in faith and morals. For as Father points out, you cannot have one without the other. It is a wonderful 26-minute sermon to realize if you're still in the Vatican 2 church, you'll want to flee as fast as possible The Birthday of the Church

Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and Justice is what today's saint Pope St. Gregory VII had an abundance of from the time he was the holy monk Hildebrand. This virtue is so well reflected in what Blessed Mother imparts to her children for she is the Mirror of Justice and realizes that while God is all merciful, He is also all just and those who assume they can skate into Heaven are in for a big surprise. If we want to reflect the graces available to us we need to remain in the state of grace and protect our souls by praying daily her Holy Rosary and contemplating on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers. For more on the Total Consecration, listen to a sermon by Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI on the holy, devout servant of Mary St. Louis de Montfort, and how we can also be devoted slaves of Our Lady with St. Louis de Montfort and True Devotion

On the twenty-fifth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the DAFFODIL with the corresponding Virtue being DEVOTION TO MARY. The lovely yellow or white daffodil signals the fullness of Spring just as Our Lady's fulfillment of God's holy Will signaled the fullness of redemption through her Divine Son. Because She is the Living Tabernacle for the Son of God, it is only natural that we show her the very same respect Christ did and shower her with prayers of intercession and with spiritual daffodils in thanksgiving for what was the true "New Springtime" the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the One Who conquered sin and death for us. One way to honor her, beside her holy Rosary, is the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Double of the First Class Feast of Pentecost Tuesday. The titular church of St. Anastasia, once the Court church during the Byzantine period, is chosen for today's station instead of the Basilica of St. Paul, as the latter is too far out for a procession at this season of the year when the weather is too warm. During the Octave of Pentecost the Church celebrates more especially the glories of the grace of the Holy Ghost and His secret work of sanctification in the Mystical Body of Christ. Thus to-day she repeats in the verse for the Communion the words of Our Lord: "The Spirit Who proceedeth from the Father, He shall glorify Me," and this glorification consists chiefly in our ...More

There is a commemoration of Saint Philip Neri. He was a holy priest who died in 1591. He exercised the apostolic ministry at Rome for about fifty years, and in the midst of a frivolous and corrupt society became the adviser of Popes, of Cardinals and of some of the most distinguished persons of his time. He is known today as the Patron Saint of Rome. Until recent years his feast was ...More

The Gift of Counsel is the featured Gift of the Holy Ghost on this last of the Double of the First Class feasts this week. Again, St. Thomas Aquinas writes about this gift, "with the gift of counsel/right judgment, we know the difference between right and wrong, and we choose to do what is right. A person with right judgment avoids sin and lives out the values taught by Jesus". We will be held accountable before the eternal Judge for how we conducted our lives and Counsel helps us as a moral compass, so to speak, in navigating through life. It truly is a Gift we should all strive for, especially Traditional Catholics who have such a massive mission to enlighten those plunged in the darkness of the conciliar church and worldly values. Are we making the right judgments if we stay in the church of Vatican 2? Ask yourself that question if you have not already fled the Novus Ordo, or better put Bogus Ordo. Seek out the counsel of true priests, not those who march in blind obedience to false 'popes'. We invite you take counsel from some of these videos by true Bishops and Priests Videos confirming the True Church.

We bring you today a sermon by His Excellency Bishop Donald Sanborn given in which he shares what life really means - the supernatural life of one's soul, which is a participation in God's Own life from Adam and Eve on. The Bishop shows how the life was extinguished with the fall of man and how it could only be restored by Christ's Sacrifice, Death and Resurrection and then assured to us through His Spirit. The Bishop counsels us on the right judgment to have as he explains in his short sermon on Pentecost

Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today we focus on the blessed Mystery of how the Mother of God after Adam and Eve's sin, was alone the only person God created without Original Sin as the perfect Tabernacle for the Son of God. Thus we honor Mary as Mother inviolate for just for she is inviolate and incorrupt because the Immaculate Mother of God is the spouse of the Sanctifier. All the more reason to pray daily her Holy Rosary and contemplating on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers.

On the twenty-sixth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the PRIMROSE with the corresponding Virtue being LOVE OF LABOR. Interesting that the primrose would represent the love of work for it is the primrose path which represents sensual pleasure and is most often associated with the path to perdition. Conversely it is the narrow and straight path to Heaven which fosters a love of labor out of a sincere love for God and total humility. Perhaps the primrose, not actually a rose, is presented for it typifies the plentitude of multicolor flowers that are produced through tender loving care by the love of labor for it takes time and work to cultivate a garden of primroses. So also it takes time and work to cultivate virtue but the result is more colorful and splendid to the soul and to Our Lord and Our Lady than any flower, no matter how beautiful the primrose bouquets can be, made all the more beautiful with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is Ember Wednesday within the Octave of Pentecost and the Mass bears a festival character; at one time the Ember fast was postponed for a few weeks. ...More

There is a commemoration of the feast of Saint Bede the Venerable. He was the illustrious ornament of the Anglo-Saxon Church and the first English historian, is universally known as "Venerable Bede." He was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII. He trained six hundred scholars, who were attached to him by his piety, learning, and sweet disposition. He left beautiful lives of Anglo-Saxon saints, and his commentaries on the Scriptures are still in use by the Church. He died on May 26 in 735. Historians relate of him that he passed no time in idleness and never ceased to study; he always read, always wrote, always thought, and always prayed. ...More ...More

Pope St. Gregory VII re-established the Ember Days in their proper place, but the festal tone of the Office was retained. The contrast between today's fast and the Gospel lesson in which Jesus offers Himself as the bread of eternal life is very opportune. Man does not live by bread alone, but has an absolute need of the Word of God, without Whom this earthly existence is as a day without light, an empty pretence of life, a gloomy image of death. The rules of fast and abstinence are not just suggestions and it's important everyone understands what they are as you'll see Rules of Fast and Abstinence

This year the feast of the holy Doctor St. Bede the Venerable falls on Rogation Tuesday. While the first step to sainthood (prior to the CONciLIAR insanity of instant "sainthood") is making one venerable, the title of Saint Bede the Venerable means so much more for he was the illustrious ornament of the Anglo-Saxon Church and its very first historian. Considered the Father of English History, he was the first to date events as in the "Year of Our Lord" - Anno Domini (A.D.) and would be appalled today to hear that the Modernist secularists want to make it A.C.E. (After the Common Era)in doing away with any reference to Christ whatsoever, all part of the anti-Catholic agenda to de-Christianize America thoroughly. That is the Masonic creed which Bede would never have stood for. St. Bede was officially named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII. Considered a Father of the Church, he was the Benedictines' jewel and is often called The Holy Historian

Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today, on this feast of St. Bede the Venerable and Silver Jubilee of two dedicated priests as we prepare for the upcoming feast of Corpus Christi, we honor Mary as most admirable. It is an admirable habit to pray daily her Holy Rosary and contemplating on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers.

On the twenty-seventh day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the VERBENA with the corresponding Virtue of PRUDENCE. Bouquets of peachy-pink verbena, often grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas, are often mixed with the sacred boughs of laurel, olive or myrtle plants which are prized and intended to be cultivated just as the soul strives to manage itself by upholding all moral propriety and modesty, presenting itself before God as a victor over sin. How appropriate that it falls on the feast of St. Bede the Venerable for the holy monk was most prudent in documenting the history of the Church in England and establishing Christ in the annals of history with Anno Domini. With only a few days left in Mary's month of May, let us not neglect the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The station is now at St. Lawrence, although the Mass would indicate that at one time it was at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. The Lesson from the Acts describes the joy which filled the people of Samaria when the deacon Philip preached the Gospel and worked miracles among them. This joy is a gift of the Holy Ghost. If the world nowadays is more than ever before restless and eager for amusements, it shows that ...More

There is a commemoration of the holy Bishop St. Augustine of Canterbury. He was a Roman monk, and was sent by Pope Saint Gregory the Great with forty companions to England in order to convert that land to the Faith. The result far surpassed the expectations of the Pope, for God set his seal on the preaching of St. Augustine by so great a number of miracles that the age of the apostles seemed to have come again. Ethelbert, the King of Kent, together with the chief persons of his court, was the first to receive Baptism from ...More

We remain in the Octave Week of Pentecost, and today we focus on the Gift of Holy Fear, which is the same as Fear of the Lord. Again, St. Thomas Aquinas describes this Gift so simply for it is being aware of the glory and majesty of God. If a one with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love, how can we fear Him? Holy fear is just that, the fear of separating oneself from God. It is a "filial fear, like a child's fear of offending his father, rather than a servile fear, that is, a fear of punishment. We know that Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. How appropriate then that this coincides this year with the feast of a fellow Doctor St. Basil the Great who embodied the Fear of the Lord in boldly preaching against the heresies of his time. So also today we must boldly speak out for Catholic truth and show souls that what passes as 'Catholic' today with the Modernist church is not Catholic. That is why we provide sources to prove that. Once you realize the truths of what is provided, you will have no fear in proclaiming it to others if you truly desire the Gift of Holy Fear. What you do need to do is fear if you do not share Why the Vatican 2 CONciLIAR church CANNOT be Catholic

Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you an eleven-minute sermon by Bishop Daniel Dolan for the feast of the holy Bishop St. Augustine of Canterbury who followed Our Lord's charge to go and preach the gospel to the whole world. Augustine was sent by Pope St. Gregory the Great to England in fulfillment of his promise to Anglo slave children that he would turn them into angels. Sure enough Augustine with forty monks headed for the British Isles even though they were dissuaded by the French bishops. Though Augustine had doubts, he was determined after St. Gregory re-encouraged him. Sure enough, in obedience, Augustine went forward and through the grace of God and divine Providence the king converted and soon after Christianity spread throughout the land thanks to this holy bishop known as the "Apostle of England" as His Excellency relates in his sermon on being obedient with the example of St. Augustine of Canterbury

Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today is the feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury, who was commissioned by St. Gregory the Great, to evangelize the true Faith to England and, as an obedient confessor, he carried through his mission out of holy obedience with great courage. Thus, it is appropriate on his feast that we honor Mary with the title of Queen of Confessors for what sustained these holy men was devotion to her, and since the time of St. Dominic, trusting in the Holy Rosary and contemplating on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers.

On the twenty-eighth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the HONEYSUCKLE with the corresponding Virtue of CONFIDENCE IN GOD. The honeysuckle, a member of the columbine family is a sweet plant of long spurred flowers that resemble almost a trumpet like shape, trumpeting the Confidence in God. From the amazing floral display thus far in May, we can see the beauty He has created and this should spur on confidence in Him alone. Nothing, however is more beautiful to His beautiful Blessed Mother than a pure soul arrayed in grace. With only a few days left in Mary's month of May, let us not neglect the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Station at the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles The stational Mass was at one time placed at Sts. John and Paul, but in the earlier days was held where the Roman Missal now assigns it. The spirit in which the Church solemnizes her feasts is one of intense spiritual joy. The Introit today contains, as it were, the summary of a great ascetic treatise on Christian joy: "My lips shall rejoice when I shall sing to thee, alleluia, alleluia"; this is the inward consequence of this prayer of love. In the Postcommunion we pray that the sacred mysteries of the altar, which we have ...More

There is a commemoration for the feast of the holy virgin St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi. She was born in 1566. The charity that burned in her heart led her to enter a Carmelite convent at the age of eighteen. Among the special gifts for which St. Mary Magdalen is celebrated, is the sweet perfume which to this day is given out by the pure and incorrupt remains of ...More

All the saints of the Church practiced the virtue of Piety and that is the Gift of the Holy Ghost emphasized on Ember Friday in the Week of Pentecost. As the Angelic Doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas says, "Through piety, we have a deep sense of respect for God and the Church. A person with reverence recognizes our total reliance on God and comes before God with humility, trust, and love. Piety is the gift whereby, at the Holy Spirit's instigation, we pay worship and duty to God as our Father". Is this not exactly what the Church Triumphant stands for, and, as we see today what the vast majority in the CONciLIAR church have no concept of? That is why it is important to practice piety by obedience to all Catholic teaching and to make prayer your priority in life. There is no greater way, outside of the Holy Mass, to assure this than through the Holy Rosary and then by seeking out a true traditional priest for the Consecration & Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Home

Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today on the Solemnity of the Ascension, Jesus returns to Heaven to prepare for the Coronation of His holy Mother Mary as Queen of Virgins. It just so happens that it also falls on the feast of the holy virgin who so loved the Holy Eucharist, St. Maria Magdalen de Pazzi. Thus, we honor Mary with the title of Queen of Virgins for to remain pure it was important for young women to remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace and sustain their chastity by praying daily the Holy Rosary and contemplating on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers.

On the twenty-ninth day of May the flower presented to Our Lady is the ASTER with the corresponding Virtue being GOODNESS. The Aster is named for the Greek aster which means star and the blooming herbs of the Aster with the showy daisy-like flowers blooms in the Fall, shining amongst the changing foliage which is losing its leaves. Appropriately Goodness shines through when others lose their luster. Goodness is what the Blessed Mother cherishes so much in her Divine Son's children for Goodness is the foundation of a sincere heart and a pure soul. There are but two days left this month to pray the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In the Seventh Century due to the postponement of the Ember fast the station was at St. Stephen on the Caelian Hill; in the Eleventh Century a return was made to the primitive place, St. Peter. Of the five scriptural Lessons which precede the Gloria in excelsis of the Mass, some refer to the feast of Pentecost and some to the "fast of the fourth month," St. Leo the Great calls it; they represent a kind of compromise or fusion of the two rites. Formerly the vigil lasted throughout the night, and twelve lessons were read, both in Greek and in Latin; but in the time of St. Gregory the Great the vigil was shortened and brought within more reasonable limits, as we now find it in our present Missal. Ordinations are held on this day, the various Orders being given as on the Ember Saturday in September. Officially, the Paschal Season closes with the Mass. The Sacrifice of the Mass fittingly brings the holy season of Easter to an end. Our redemption is now accomplished, and the Holy Ghost has come as though to insure its lasting efficacy by means of the sacramental character which He impresses on our souls. This is the special prerogative of the divine Paraclete; His work is always definite, complete, and final, like a conclusion which follows inevitably and irrevocably on its premises. This is the reason why sins against the Holy Ghost can never find pardon; for...More

Today on this last day of Pentecost Week, we focus on the Gift of Knowledge. The Lesson from the Acts describes the joy which filled the people of Samaria when the deacon Philip preached the Gospel and worked miracles among them. This joy is a gift of the Holy Ghost. If the world nowadays is more than ever before restless and eager for amusements, it shows that it has none of the joy and consolation of the divine Paraclete, for which it has become unworthy by its resistance to His grace. We have long used as the slogan for our DailyCatholic publication: KNOW the Faith in order to KEEP the Faith! For knowledge of what the true Church has always taught we refer you to the decrees of past true reliable Soverign Pontiffs in Documenting what the Church has already decreed

Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI, pastor of Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, Washington shares the wisdom of virtue through the Gift of Knowledge where we need to know when we're in trouble and that means setting up hedges in our spiritual life ahead of time so that sin cannot penetrate our souls. He points out how important this is for purity and, as Our Lady said how more souls go to hell for the sins against the flesh. With all the onslaught of impure things everywhere, we cannot avoid the normal occasions of sin becasuse of society today, but with the gift of Knowledge we can better avoid the proximate occasions of sin for if we do not take great care to avoid them then we're cutting down those hedges and are already guilty of the sin. We must know this and be on our guard to keep those hedges in place and stay on the straight and narrow path by assuring we remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Father does not hedge his words in Create Protective Hedges

Each day we feature a title and/or salutation to Our Lady in celebration of Mary's month of May and today on the day after the Ascension and the day before her feast of the Coronation, we look to her, the living tabernacle of Our Lord for she is the one we turn to in order to gain a greater love for her Divine Son present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. For true Catholics assisting at Holy Mass and worthily receiving Holy Communion is the greatest grace we can receive, followed by prayer, chief among the prayers is Mary's Holy Rosary while we also contemplate on the magnificent titles she is known by in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Fatima Prayers.

On the thirtieth day of May the flower presented to Our Lady is the beautiful CAMELLIA with the corresponding Virtue being PERSEVERANCE. This magnificent flower, which is a greenhouse shrub, is relatively a new find from the tea plant. In fact, its Latin name was derived after the one who discovered it and who practiced perseverance: the Jesuit missionary Father Georg Josef Kamel, a missionary priest in Moravia. Perseverance also applies to the fact that there is but one more day left in this Month of May to honor Christ by showering His Blessed Mother with bouquets of flowers and virtues and by praying her Rosary and the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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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
  • 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

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  • 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.

    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.

    Pray for the Sick

    Pray for the Dearly Departed Souls
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    The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.

    Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

    Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

    Hail Mary...

    And the Word was made flesh. And dwelt among us.

    Hail Mary...

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

    Let us pray.
    Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructis ventris tui, Jesus.

    Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

    Ecce ancilla Domini. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

    Ave Maria...

    Et Verbum caro factum est. Et habitavit in nobis.

    Ave Maria...

    Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

    Gratiam tuam, quaesumus Domine, mentibus nostris infunde: ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem ejus et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.