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    While Chaos Frank, aka Mr. Jorge Bergoglio, continues to pump up his rhetoric toward Marxist humanistic goals such as global warming (ugh!) - while forsaking the duty to teach, sanctify and rule (which would be the case were he a true pope) - we need to focus on what's really important for our own salvation and then for all other souls. Too often today in this materialistic and fleeting world we fail to remember that time is short and we know not the time of our end. I like to compare our life on this earth as a mere drop of water compared to the never-ending ocean of eternity. Unbelievably, most place more emphasis on that tiny drop than they do the eternal sea. They fail to realize how fast that single drop dries up, evaporating into nothingness. That is one reason why holy Mother Church always sets aside a substantial period of 40 days to rein in our inhibitions due to our fallen human nature. In her wisdom, She mandates fasting and partial abstinence all days except Sundays and full abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, and all Fridays. In addition, She encourages us to do penance and self-sacrifice to amend for our sins and to remind us what is really important by denying ourselves things of comfort that don't contribute toward our salvation. This could be anything from curtailing our appetite for certain foods, television, social media, drinking, smoking, those Starbuck lattes, or whatever it is that we place such importance on but pale in comparison to what's really important: our immortal soul. Self-discipline of our concupiscences help to focus on the end goal, which, all in their right mind would say, is Heaven!

    Therefore, as we have done for the past several Lenten Seasons, we've practically made the entire focus of the content of our Annual Lenten Edition for 2016 on the spiritual and devotional aspects in providing all you will need to help you make a more devout and effective Lent. Unique to Lent are the inspiring illustrations of the Way of the Cross said each Friday and daily, if possible, according to the method of St. Alphonsus Liguori as we keep in mind all that Jesus suffered for us because of our sins and how much love He has for us that He gave His very life.

Most other devotions & reflections can be found by clicking on the links you hover over. While much of this is repetitive for Lent, it follows with the Church's liturgy in the one-year cycle. The reason: Who knows how many souls might be touched for the first time? To the right you'll find the rules for fast and abstinence for all Catholics. As is only right and proper for Lent, the intention is to look inward and for those events and occurrences happening in the world, in politics, and the counterfeit V2 CONciLIAR church, we refer you to our DailyCatholic Twitter Feed where we'll try to keep you up to date each evening or as often as possible with pertinent tweets that might have an effect on Catholics. Plus the following regular devotions, features, updates, and trusted links:

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    As pointed out earlier, here at the DailyCatholic the main emphasis in this edition is, as has become the Lenten custom, to concentrate on matters that will aid your spiritual lives during this penitential season. Thus we provide this one-stop-covers-all edition for Lent, if you will, to afford our readers everything they need to make this the most productive and fruitful Lent ever. We do so for several reasons. First, the majority of our readers do not have access to the true Sacraments for they do not have a Traditional Latin Mass near them nor do they have, sadly, access to a true Roman Catholic priest. Therefore, we provide a web Daily Missal with the Ordinary of the Mass and the Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the full liturgy in both Latin and English for all of Lent plus the feast days for the saints honored over the next six weeks. You'll also find an Excellent Explanation of the Traditional Latin Mass with videos illustrating the magnificence of this august sacrifice. While we cannot provide the Sacraments, we can point you to one of the nearest trusted Traditional Catholic Chapels where we can assure you that you will have access to the true holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

   On that point, the Traditional Latin Mass, which Father Frederick Faber called, "the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven", it is the most perfect prayer, especially during Lent for, in the Church's divinely-inspired wisdom, Christ's Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension is represented throughout the Mass. To enhance your Lent, each day we offer a part of the Holy Mass from the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar on Ash Wednesday through the Final Blessing and Last Gospel during Holy Week that correspond so perfectly with an action by the Priest, the alter Christus, to what it represents in Our Lord's Passion. It is truly beautiful, meaningful and inspiring and should bring a greater love and understanding of why it is the Mass for All Ages and must be said "in perpetuity" as His Holiness Pope St. Pius V decreed infallibly in Quo Primum and set the stipulations for the form and matter in De defectibus. The magnificent painting to the right illustrates how great one Holy Mass is where all of Heaven is present for the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ to His Heavenly Father by the alter Christus at the altar facing God, not the people. Those present at this august sacrifice assist the Priest, who alone is consecrated to touch the sacred Host and Blood, and where only in the Traditional Latin Mass is the sacrament confected at the Transubstantiation. If you doubt that, we strongly recommend you read Father James F. Wathen's irrefutable work "The Great Sacrilege". All that we provide here should leave no doubt in your mind that if you still attend the Novus Ordo, you must flee from it as fast as you can for the salvation of your own soul.

    Of course, to be in the state of sanctifying grace, one must take advantage of the Sacrament of Penance and to prepare for a good confession, we provide for you a thorough Examination of Conscience in order to worthily be sorry for whatever sins you may have on your soul in confessing to a true Priest. We remind you that only a priest ordained in the pre-Vatican II Sacrament of Holy Orders has been given the power to absolve your sins. Those ordained in the new man-made rite of Paul 6 neither have the power to forgive sins in the new-fangled 'sacrament' of reconciliation, nor to confect the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. This is vital to realize for the welfare of your eternal salvation. Yes, the True Church is in eclipse and returned, so to speak, to the catacombs where only a remnant Church remains, but it is the recognized Church from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII and the only one which Jesus promised "The gates of hell shall not prevail against it". For greater discernment, we encourage you to go to Our Lady by praying the daily Rosary as often as your state in life permits. We provide all you need to assist you in praying the Holy Rosary in English, Latin and Spanish with meditations for all fifteen Mysteries provided by John Gregory, specifically the Sorrowful Mysteries during Lent. A staple during Lent is Stations of the Cross according to the method of that indomitable holy Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori. For each day we provide our readers with a reflection by the renowned Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger with excerpts from his masterful 15-volume "The Liturgical Year". In addition, we attempt to provide a sermon, courtesy of TraditionalCatholic Sermons.org, for as many days as possible, most by Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI with a few by Bishop Daniel Dolan, including a Day of Recollection by His Excellency as well as a series of Fifteen Reflections on Christ's Passion by Bishop Donald Sanborn for Holy Week.

    On February 19 this year we begin the 30-Day Novena Prayer to St. Joseph leading to this dearest of saints' feast on March 19. We also provide readers inspiration with links to sources that can only enhance your spiritual reading during Lent beginning with the Douay-Rheims Bible. For each Sunday in Lent we also provide the Haydock Commentaries for the Epistle and Gospel sent to us by John Gregory who also offers thorough meditation on each of the Five Sorrowful Mysteries that should exemplify your appreciation in saying the holy Rosary. In addition, we will link the inspirational articles of Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey at Christ or chaos for feasts that fall during Lent including his benchmark work From Eden to the Empty Tomb during Holy Week as well as this editor's equation on how and why the Mystical Body of Christ, His holy Church, is unrecognizable just as He was during His Passion and Death in a series from four years ago encompassing The Passion of the Sorrowful Mysteries for the Church.

   If you cannot attend the valid and perpetual Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which we list at Traditional Latin Masses on our Devotion port, then we pray and hope all of the above will enable you to make this Lent the best you can. You will also be inspired by the lives of the four holy Doctors of the Church featured during Lent as well as specials on St. Patrick in his own words on the Conversion of Souls and on how St. Joseph is The Silent Assassin

    May I reiterate the plea for donations by imploring again for your charity and mercy to remember SANCTUS/DailyCatholic in your God-given duty of Almsgiving during Lent. As we have repeated so many times, this publication, which has been on-line since 1996, ceases to exist without you. Yes, because donations have been down with the economy in so much question our coffers, as of this writing a few days before Ash Wednesday, is below $500 total so we are indeed desperate and pleading for your help. DailyCatholic has always provided in the past. It's really a matter of survival and for the last 27 years God has kept us going, but He also reminds that a laborer is worth his wages and this has truly been a labor of love. It has been tough over this past year, but I forge on despite my own health. I just had a stent put into my major artery to the heart last week and am under doctor's orders to slow down. But I will forge on as long as I can for the sake of informing and saving souls. I respectfully ask your help in this mission to keep this labor of love going by your generous almsgiving during this Lenten season.

    May you have a blessed and grace-filled Lent. Ecce lignum crucis. In quo Salus mundi pependit.

Michael Cain, editor, DailyCatholic

Click on the images above and below to go directly to your choice during Lent








Click on the images above to go to Stations of the Cross according to the Method of St. Alphonsus Liguori

30 Day Novena to St. Joseph
You may pray the short version or longer one from Ash Wednesday through the D1cl Feast of the foster father of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and patron of holy Mother Church.

Click on the images below to go to each Sorrowful Mystery according to the Method of St. Louis Marie de Montfort with meditation/reflection by John Gregory

Click on the images below to learn more about the major feasts during Lent

Major Feasts during Lent

St. Joseph
St. Joseph the Silent Assassin

St. Gabriel the Archangel

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Doctors of the Church during Lent

St. Peter Damian

St. Thomas Aquinas

Pope St. Gregory the Great

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. John Damascene

Saints celebrated during Lent
St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin

Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas

St. John of God

St. Frances of Rome

Forty Holy Martyrs

St. Patrick

St. Benedict

St. Isidore the Farmer

Sundays during Lent







Click on each of the five commentaries below as editor Michael Cain equates the Passion of Christ with the crisis in the Church

We present Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's classic series for Holy Week that will be continued during the Triduum and finish up on Easter. Just click the graphics below for each feature.

February 10            Volume 27, number 41

  • ASH WEDNESDAY "Misereris omnium"
  • Ash Wednesday Reflection
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Penitential Practices
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • Fire up your fervor VerbumQuo
  • From Dust Unto Dust
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

    • Beginning today throughout Lent up to the Holy Triduum, we will breakdown daily the meaning of each part of the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to be said in Latin in perpetuity universally with no changes to the Ordinary of the Mass as decreed by Pope St. Pius V in Quo Primum. Thus we begin with the prayers at the foot of the altar at the first part of the Mass of the Catechumens:

    Mass of the Catechumens

    1. Introibo ad Altare Dei...
    Meditate on: As the Priest begins the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass he hands his biretta to the altar boy as he arrives at the foot of the altar. This represents Christ going to Mount Olivet and with the Sign of the Cross and the words "Introibo ad Altare Dei".

    February 11            Volume 27, number 42

  • Our Lady of Lourdes"Vidi civitatem sanctam"
  • Our Lady of Lourdes...
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • Commemoration of Thursday after Ash Wednesday
  • Veil of Tears VerbumQuo
  • 2. Judica me, Deus...
    Meditate on: The Priest commencing the Holy Mass represents Christ beginning to pray in the Garden.

    February 12            Volume 27, number 43

  • Feast of The Seven Holy Founders of the Servites "Justi decantaverunt"
  • The Seven Holy Founders
    Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • Commemoration of Friday after Ash Wednesday
  • Fast on the straight and narrow

  • 3. Confiteor Deo...
    Meditate on: The priest bowing his head and saying the Confiteor represents Christ falling down and sweating blood at Mt. Olivet.

    February 13            Volume 27, number 44

  • Saturday after Ash Wednesday
    "Esto mihi in Deum"
  • The Practice of Lent
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger

  • 4. Oramus Te, Domine, per merita Sanctorum Tuorum...
    Meditate on: After praying the Aufer a nobis... the priest kissing the altar represents Christ being betrayed by Judas with a kiss.

    February 14            Volume 27, number 45

  • FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT "Invocabit Me"
  • Three Temptations of Christ: Temptation to Sin Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • The History of Lent
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • No one is immune from the devil's temptations Haydock/John Gregory
  • Commemoration of St. Valentine, CM
  • St. Valentine Bishop Daniel Dolan

  • Give the devil a devil of a time! VerbumQuo for First Sunday of Lent
  • 5. Oremus
    Meditate on: The Priest going to the Epistle side represents Christ being captured, bound, and taken to Annas.

    February 15            Volume 27, number 46

  • Monday of the First Week of Lent "Sicut oculi"
  • Commemoration for Sts. Faustinus & Giles, Mm
  • Introduction to the Catechism Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 6. The INTROIT
    Meditate on: The Priest reading the Introit represents Christ being falsely accused by Annas and blasphemed.

    February 16            Volume 27, number 47

  • Tuesday of the First Week of Lent
    "Domine, refugium"
  • The Purpose of Man's Existence
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • Mortal Sin is the consummate Dead-End!
    VerbumQuo for the Day

  • 7. Kyrie Eleison
    Meditate on: The Priest going to the middle of the altar and saying the Kyrie eleison represents Christ being brought to Caiphas and these three times denied by Peter.

    February 17            Volume 27, number 48

  • Ember Wednesday in Lent
  • The Purpose of Man's Existence
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 8. Dominus vobiscum
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Dominus vobiscum represents Christ looking at Peter and converting him.

    February 18            Volume 26, number 49

  • Thursday of the First Week of Lent
    Confessio et pulchritudo
  • The Eyes of the Beholder
    VerbumQuo for the Day
  • God and His Perfections
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • 9. The EPISTLE
    Meditate on: The Priest reading the Epistle represents Christ being brought to Pilate.

    February 19            Volume 27, number 50

  • Ember Friday
    "De necessitátibús"
  • Why we should never forget the "ick" of "iniquity"VerbumQuo
  • The Unity and Trinity of God
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 10. Munda cor meum
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Munda cor meum represents Christ being taken to Herod and mocked. .

    February 20            Volume 27, number 51

  • Ember Saturday "Intret orátio mea" and Twelve Lessons
  • A Spotless Victim
  • Creation and the Angels Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 11. The GOSPEL
    Meditate on: The Priest reading the Gospel represents Christ being taken to Pilate and again mocked..

    February 21            Volume 27, number 52

  • The Mystery of Lent
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Seek sanctify and the approval of God in all you do
    Haydock/John Gregory
  • We need to listen!
    VerbumQuo for the Day
  • Transfiguration of Christ
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • Mass of the Faithful

    12. The OFFERTORY
    Meditate on: The Priest uncovering the chalice represents Christ being shamefully exposed.

    February 22             Volume 26, number 53

  • Chair of St. Peter at Antioch DM "Statuit ei Dominus
  • Rock of Ages on St. Peter's Chair at Antioch
  • Sermon St. Peter's Chair at Antioch Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • Monday in the Second Week of Lent
  • Mortal Sin is the consummate Dead-End!
    VerbumQuo for the Day

  • 13. Suscipe and Offerimus...
    Meditate on: The Priest offering bread and wine represents Christ being cruelly scourged.

    February 23            Volume 27, number 54

  • St. Peter Damian, BCD In medio Ecclesiae
  • Guiding Light in the Dark Ages on St. Peter Damian Sermon on St. Peter Damian Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • Commemoration Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

  • To master humility one must serve God first and foremost
    VerbumQuo for the Day

  • 14. In spiritu humitatis...
    Meditate on: The priest covering the chalice represents Christ being crowned with thorns.

    February 24            Volume 27, number 55

  • Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent
    Ne derelínquas mé"
  • Where there's a Will, there's a Way: Via Crucis!
    VerbumQuo for the Day

  • 15. Lavabo...
    Meditate on: The Priest washing his hands represents Christ being declared innocent by Pilate.

    February 25            Volume 27, number 56

  • St. Matthias, Apostle D2cl Mihi autem nimis
  • Thursday of the Second Week of Lent
    "Deus in adjutorium meum"
  • Traditional Catholic "beggars" can't afford to be choosy!
    VerbumQuo for the Day
  • Actual Sin - Part One
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 16. Orate Fratres
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Orate Fratres represents Christ being shown by Pilate to the people with the words "Ecce Homo."

    February 26            Volume 27, number 57

  • Friday of the Second Week of Lent
    "Ego autem"
  • 17. The SECRET
    Meditate on: The Priest praying in a low voice represents Christ being mocked and spit upon.

    February 27             Volume 27, number 58

  • Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Lex Domini
  • 18. The PREFACE and SANCTUS
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Preface and the SANCTUS represents Christ being preferred instead of Barrabas and condemned to crucifixion.

    February 28            Volume 27, number 59

    "Oculi mei"
  • The Third Sunday of Lent
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Stand with Him or be cast out
    Haydock/John Gregory
  • The Devil is in the Details!
    VerbumQuo for the Day
  • The Prodigal Son - Great Example of God's Infinite Mercy Towards Us
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • Commemoration of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

  • 19. Communicantes
    Meditate on: The Priest making the memento for the living represents Christ carrying the cross to Mount Calvary.

    February 29            Volume 27, number 60

  • Monday of the Third Week of Lent In Deo laudabo verbum
  • 20. CANON Prayers
    Meditate on: The Priest continuing to pray in a low voice represents Christ meeting His Mother.

    March 1            Volume 27, number 61

  • Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent
    Ego clamavi
  • 21. Hanc igitur
    Meditate on: The Priest blessing the bread and wine represents Christ being nailed to the cross.

    March 2            Volume 27, number 62

  • Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
    "Ego clamávi"
  • Actual Sin - Part Two
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
    Meditate on: The Priest elevating the host represents Christ being raised on the cross.

    March 3            Volume 27, number 63

  • Third Thursday in Lent
    "Salus pópuli ego sum"
  • Capital Sins - Introduction
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

    Meditate on: The Priest elevating the chalice represents Christ shedding blood from the five wounds.

    March 4            Volume 27, number 64

  • Feast of St. Casimir, C
    "Os justi"
  • Commemoration Friday of the Third Week of Lent
    "Fac mecum, Dómine"
  • First Friday Devotions
  • Gluttony
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • 24. Memento for the Church Suffering
    Meditate on: The Priest praying in a low voice represents Christ seeing His afflicted Mother at the foot of the cross.

    March 5            Volume 27, number 65

  • Saturday of the Third Week of Lent
    "Verba mea auribus"
  • Pride Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • First Saturday Devotions
  • 25. Nobis quoque peccatoribus
    Meditate on: The Priest saying aloud the words Nobis quoque peccatoribus represents Christ praying on the cross for men.

    March 6            Volume 27, number 66

  • The Joy of Lent Part One
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • You who were barren, are now full of joy
    Haydock/John Gregory
  • The Cause of our Joy
    VerbumQuo for Laetare Sunday
  • Commemoration Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
  • Sts. Perpetua and Felicity Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • The measure of your treasure VerbumQuo

  • 26. Pater Noster
    Meditate on: The priest saying aloud the the Pater Noster represents Christ saying the Seven Words on the cross.

    March 7            Volume 27, number 67

  • St. Thomas Aquinas "In medio Ecclesiae"
  • The Angelic Doctor On St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Call upon the "dumb ox" to defeat the devil and dumb luck! VerbumQuo for the Day
  • St. Thomas Aquinas and Lent
    Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • Commemoration Monday for the Fourth Week of Lent
  • Reflection for Monday Joy of Lent: Part 2 Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger

  • 27: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: First of Seven Words from the Cross: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

    March 8            Volume 27, number 68

  • St. John of God, C "Os justi"
  • Help Wanted! Inquire Within
  • Hear Him Here and Now!
    VerbumQuo for the Day.

  • Commemoration Tuesday for the Fourth Week of Lent
  • Reflection for Tuesday Joy of Lent: Part 3 Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • 28: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: Second of Seven Words from the Cross: "Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise."

    March 9            Volume 27, number 69

  • St. Frances of Rome, Widow
  • The Eyes of the Beholder VerbumQuo for feast of St. Frances of Rome
  • Commemoration of Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent "Cum sanctificátus"
  • Reflection for Wednesday
    Joy of Lent - Part Four
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • Creation and the Fall of Man
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 29: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: the Third of Seven Words from the Cross: "Woman, behold thy son...son, behold thy mother."

    March 10            Volume 27, number 70

  • Forty Holy Martyrs
    Clamaverunt justi
  • Commemoration Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent "Laetétur cor"
  • Reflection for Thursday
    Joy of Lent - Part Five
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.

  • 30: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: the Fourth of Seven Words from the Cross: "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"

    Mar 11            Volume 27, number 71

  • Friday for the Fourth Week of Lent
    "Meditátio cordis mei"
  • Reflection for Friday
    Joy of Lent - Part Six
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • 31: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: the Fifth of Seven Words from the Cross: "I thirst."

    March 12            Volume 27, number 72

  • Pope St. Gregory the Great, PCD
    "Si diligis Me"
  • Upholder of Harmony and Holiness
    on Pope St. Gregory the Great
  • St. Gregory the Great and Seraphina
    Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • Advice To Shepherds, Advice To Us All
    Dr. Thomas A. Drolesky
  • Commemoration Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

  • 32: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: the Sixth of Seven Words from the Cross: "It is consummated."

    March 13            Volume 27, number 73

  • PASSION SUNDAY "Judica me"
  • Reflection on Epistle/Gospel for Passiontide Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • The Blood of the Lamb has forever replaced the blood of goats Haydock/John Gregory
  • Time of Hide and Seek
    VerbumQuo for Passion Sunday
  • Passion Sunday
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 33: During the Pater Noster
    Meditate on: the Last of Seven Words from the Cross: "Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit."

    March 14            Volume 27, number 74

  • Passion Monday
    "Miserere mihi"
  • Reflection for Passion Monday
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Envy and Covetousness
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • The History of Passiontide
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger

  • 34: Fraction of the Host
    Meditate on: Following the Pater Noster, the Priest breaking and separating the Host at the Libera nos represents Christ giving up His spirit.

    March 15            Volume 27, number 75

  • Passion Tuesday
    "Expecta Dominum"
  • The Mystery of Passiontide
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • 35: Haec commixtio...
    Meditate on: The Priest letting a portion of the Host fall into the chalice represents Christ's soul going to Limbo.

    March 16            Volume 27, number 76

  • Passion Wednesday Liberator meus
  • "I and the Father are One"
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • 36: Agnus Dei...
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Agnus Dei represents Christ being acknowledged on the cross as the Son of God by many bystanders.

    March 17            Volume 27, number 77

  • St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland
    "Statuit ei Dominus"
  • Conversion of Souls by St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick Bishop Daniel Dolan
  • Saint Patrick and the "C" Word
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • Commemoration Passion Thursday "Omnia, quae fecisti"
  • Reflection for Passion Thursday Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Day of Recollection for Passion Thursday Part Two Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • The Practice of Passiontide Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
    Meditate on: The Priest administering Holy Communion represents Christ being laid in the sepulchre with the white linen over the communion railing representing the pure shroud.

    March 18            Volume 27, number 78

  • Seven Sorrows of the BVM "Stabant juxta crucem"
  • Reflection for Passion Friday Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • A Mother's Love that Knows No Bounds VerbumQuo for the Feast
  • Seven Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart Michael Cain
  • Our Mother of Sorrows
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Day of Recollection for Passion Friday
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • St. Cyril of Jerusalem, BCD "In medio Ecclesiae"
  • Catechist of the Holy Ghost on St. Cyril of Jerusalem
  • Truth can only reveal truth! VerbumQuo for feast of St. Cyril
  • 38: Cleansing the Chalice
    Meditate on: The Priest cleansing the chalice represents Christ being anointed by pure women. .

    March 19            Volume 27, number 79

  • D1cl of ST. JOSEPH "Justus ut palma florebit"
  • The Silent Assassin on the holy St. Joseph
  • Just trust Joseph the Just! VerbumQuo for St. Joseph
  • Our Friend and Protector: Saint Joseph
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Go to Joseph Bishop Daniel Dolan

  • Commemoration Passion Saturday "Miserere mei"
  • Reflection for Passion Saturday Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Our Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • The Message of Passiontide Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • 39: Preparing the Chalice
    Meditate on: The Priest preparing the chalice again represents the Resurrection of Christ, conquering death.

    March 20            Volume 27, number 80

    "Domine, ne longe"
  • The Apogee of Lent
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • Reflections for Palm Sunday
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • Hosannas hooked on the horns of dilemma
    VerbumQUO for Palm Sunday
  • Palm Sunday
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 40: Dominus vobiscum
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Dominus vobiscum represents Christ appearing to His mother and the disciples.

    Click on the images below to listen to Bishop Dolan's Retreat Talks.

    March 21            Volume 27, number 81

  • Monday in Holy Week
    "Judica, Domine"
  • Reflection for Monday in Holy Week
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • Weapons of Love
    VerbumQuo for Monday in Holy Week
  • The Faith is Most Important
    Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • Commemoration DM of St. Benedict, Abbot "Os justi"
  • The Rule Rules! VerbumQuo on St. Benedict
  • A Tale of Two Benedicts and One Francis
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • St. Benedict Bishop Daniel Dolan
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the last prayers in the Postcommunion represents Christ teaching for forty days.

    March 22            Volume 27, number 82

  • Tuesday in Holy Week
    "Nos autem"
  • Reflection for Tuesday in Holy Week Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Without the sacrifice of the spotless Victim, there is no Mass! Period! VerbumQuo for Monday in Holy Week
  • Lessons We can Learn from Palm Sunday Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
  • Outstanding in his field on St. Isidore
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Dominus vobiscum just before the Ite Missa est represents Christ taking leave of His disciples with His final words in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to "Feed My sheep" and ascending into Heaven.

    March 23             Volume 27, number 83

  • Wednesday in Holy Week
    "Ut in nomine Jesu"
  • Reflection for Wednesday in Holy Week
    Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
  • Every knee must bend! VerbumQuo for Spy Wednesday
  • Pray for the Conversion of the Jews Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

  • 43: Ite Missa est, FINAL BLESSING and the LAST GOSPEL
    Meditate on: The Priest saying the Ite Missa est blessing represents Christ sending down the Holy Ghost on Pentecost Sunday and then his saying the Last Gospel represents the first words of the beloved Disciple Saint John, and the sending of the Apostles into all parts of the world to preach the Gospel and preserving His Holy Church for all time.

    The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most perfect prayer we can ever pray. It is perfect in every way. Any deviation from the Apostolic Canonical Traditional Latin Mass is an admission that one prefers the non-Catholic "abomination of desolation" = the Novus Ordo foisted on the faithful via Vatican II = thus, the devil's preference, over the divinely-ordained continual sacrifice from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII - the True Mass celebrated by True Priests where countless Angels are present adoring and worshipping God in the perfect prayer that is a vital necessity for one's nourishment and salvation. Holy Thursday is the the day of the institution of the Holy Eucharist. For the Holy Triduum, click below.

    Coming tomorrow, March 24:

       Everyone between 21 and 59 years of age is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, all days of partial abstinence except Sundays. On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each one's need, but together they should not equal another full meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, consult your parish priest or confessor.

      Everyone over 7 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday and the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception (December 7) and Christmas (December 24). On days of complete abstinence, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may not be used at all. Partial abstinence is to be observed on Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays and the vigil of Pentecost (Saturday before). On days of partial abstinence, (which are all the days of Lent for those bound by the laws of fasting) which are not complete abstinence days or Sundays, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.

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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
  • Syllogism of Sedevacantism Michael Cain
  • The Chair is Still Empty Gregorius
  • 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

    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

    The links above and below provide almost daily updates. The two above can be trusted totally, while we urge a mild caution on the two below because of their refusal to admit Francis is a false pope.

    For other sites that provide the tenets of the Faith but are not daily, we refer you to

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      We encourage you to learn more about the Traditional Latin Mass - the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in these videos at this link because each time you worthily assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in person, you gain graces that are placed in a "golden chalice", so to speak, and is offered to God to be weighed in substance when you stand before Him at your Particular Judgment. The more you have filled this chalice, the better will it go for your spiritual welfare in eternity, enhanced by your cooperation with grace. Know the Mass

    To assist all in striving toward holiness, click on the Confessional to your right to review your transgressions through a thorough Examination of Conscience

    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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    Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons, we're able to bring you audio reflections/sermons during Holy Week, all by His Excellency Bishop Donald Sanborn. Since Holy Week is such a solemn time when we must focus on the spiritual and walk with our Lord the Way of Calvary, the meditative talks by Bishop Sanborn provide an excellent opportunity to join more fully with Christ and make Holy Week truly a holy time. We will provide in our Sacred Triduum Edition the links to the three most solemn days, known as the Sacred Triduum with all the Propers pertinent for the day in both Latin and English so, if you do not have a Traditional chapel you can get to that offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and all the rubrics of this week, you have the next best thing in observing this most solemn time and be prepared to truly celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord either at the Gloria at noon or midnight leading into Easter Sunday or the following morning.

  • Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem (26 Minutes)
  • Monday of Holy Week (28 Minutes)
  • Tuesday of Holy Week (25 Minutes)
  • The Last Supper (50 Minutes)
  • Agony In The Garden (23 Minutes)
  • Betrayal And Trial Of Christ (28 Minutes)
  • Our Lord’s Appearance Before Pilate (25 Minutes)
  • Arrival At The House Of Pontius Pilate (22 Minutes)
  • The Scourging (35 Minutes)
  • Behold the Man (17 Minutes)
  • The Way of the Cross (21 Minutes)
  • The Hill of Calvary (25 Minutes)
  • Our Lord Upon the Cross (22 Minutes)
  • Continuation of Our Lord Upon the Cross (19 Minutes)
  • After the Death of Our Lord (49 Minutes)

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