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On this Vigil of the Immaculate Conception and Feast of Saint Ambrose who was a 300s AD testimonial witness to “the understanding of the Immaculate Conception” We would do well to remember the many stories of traditional , grandeur , beauty, and sacred tradition. While we all know our Roman Catholic Faith in the absolute Truth that “THE Word of God is =Sacred Scripture AND Sacred Scripture wedded together and inseparable without damage” We easily forget that the components of that element of the Word of God – ‘Sacred Tradition’ = contains Sacred Art,  Sacred Architecture, and Sacred Music and it is to be revered, venerated, and preserved as part of the domain and rights of our Trinitarian Eucharistic God, to which we are all required to defend


The Relics of St Ambrose – On Novus Motus Liturgicus


Growing Faith in 2017: Two Hopeful Stories in a Troubled Year – On One Peter Five


Special Rorate Masses in New York City Announced – _Novus Motus Liturgicus


David Lane Has Released – Rousseau and Romanticism, Chapter II (Part 2) – On Tradition Restored


No Need to Tame Shakespeare – From The Thomas More Liberal Arts College Site


Thomas More College Launches new initiative with Phil Lawler, Anthony Esolen : News Headlines | Catholic Culture

The Restoration Of The Great Books, Great Literature And Traditional Catholic Education Methods


The Sung Liturgy in the Formation of the Human Person – Guest Article by Matthew Roth – On Novus Motus Liturgicus


The Forty-Seventh Annual Christmas Carol Sing  -Sacred Heart Basilica Newark NJ

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
(Doors open at 7:00 P.M.) –

Now in its forty-seventh consecutive year, the Carol Sing has become one of the most significant Christmas concerts in Northern New Jersey. The ambiance of candlelight and season décor, along with the Cathedral Choir, organ, brass, percussion, and thousands of participants combine to create an event that must be experienced.


Majestic Saint Mary’s Lives Again – Regina Magazine


 Old St. James Church in Elmhurst, City’s 2nd Oldest, Gets Landmarked – Elmhurst – New York – DNAinfo


The mathematics of beauty -Rose Windows – Geometric Icons of Heaven – On Novus Motus Liturgicus


Personal Reflections on a First Trip to Fatima – By Dr. John Rao – On The Angelus Online


Is The Next Archbishop Of Paris A Supporter Of The Latin Mass? On gloria.tv


Wonderful: Fraternity of St. Peter at the PBS Newshour – On Rorate


Virtues & Traditions of a Healthy Family by Msgr. Henri Delassus On TIA


The Role of Admiration and Affection in the Family by Plinio Correa de Oliveira


New Reprints of Three Theological Classics – Novus Motus Liturgicus


Greater than Ever: Rebuilding New York, Dan Doctoroff’s Book about How NYC Recovered Post 9/11 | Untapped Cities


The Watchtower Of Apostasy Sign Finally Comes Down – NYC’s Iconic Watchtower Sign in Brooklyn Heights Comes Down | Untapped Cities


The Chants Of The Rorate Caeli By Candle Light – YouTube



– (396 A.D).Letters

Imitate Mary, holy mothers, who in her only dearly beloved Son set forth so great an example of maternal virtue; for neither have you sweeter children, nor did the Virgin seek the consolation of being able to bear another son. – (396 A.D).Letters 63:111 (396 A.D).

Let, then, the life of Mary be as it were virginity itself, set forth in a likeness, from which, as from a mirror, the appearance of chastity and the form of virtue is reflected. From this you may take your pattern of life, showing, as an example, the clear rules of virtue: what you have to correct, to effect, and to hold fast.

The first thing that kindles ardor in learning is the greatness of the teacher. What is greater [to teach by example] than the Mother of God? What more glorious than she whom glory itself chose? What more chaste than she who bore a body without contact with another body? For why should I speak of her other virtues? She was a virgin not only in body but also in mind, who stained the sincerity of its disposition by no guile, who was humble in heart, grave in speech, prudent in mind, sparing of words, studious in reading, resting her hope not on uncertain riches, but on the prayer of the poor, intent on work, modest in discourse; wont to seek not man but God as the judge of her thoughts, to injure no one, to have goodwill towards all, to rise up before her elders, not to envy her equals, to avoid boastfulness, to follow reason, to love virtue. When did she pain her parents even by a look? When did she disagree with her neighbors? When did she despise the lowly? When did she avoid the needy?


Saint Paul who revealed the location of the bodies of Ss Gervasius and Protasius to St Ambrose, as depicted by Philippe de Champagne (1658, Painting by Musée du Louvre)