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Una Voce International Newsletter – Gregorius_Magnus_February 2018


EF Solemn Vespers Of Laetare Sunday in Alexandria, Virginia – Novus Motus Liturgicus


The Desert Fathers and the Geography of the Human Heart – Crisis Magazine


Restore Liturgical Beauty with Chant and Polyphony – On Crisis Magazine


Durandus on Lenten Veils – On Novus Motus Liturgicus  


A New Blog on Catholic Culture and Beauty by Dr Carrie Gress – On Novus Motus Liturgicus


Vatican Allows Easter Rites Of The 1950s Missal – Prior to the Reform of Pius XII– On gloria.tv


The Millennial Monks of Clear Creek Abbey – On Regina Magazine


The Military Tradition  ~> Honored At A Fast Food Place ?! Wow

Honoring the Fallen with a Place at the Table – John Horvat


The Saga of Catholic Civilization Builders: The Remnant Interviews Author of ‘Heroism and Genius’ – On The Remnant Newspaper


Books ~>

History Of The Una Voce Interantional by Leo Darroch – On Rorate


Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture: Anthony Esolen On Amazon.com: Books


Restaurants ~>

The Wooly Public is a full-service restaurant and cocktail bar in the landmark Woolworth Building where anyone can enjoy delicious drinks, food and music in the old tradition of restaurants  


The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Castle Clinton | On Untapped Cities


TFP – Reflections on the Stations of the Cross, 3rd Station of The Cross Jesus Falls the First Time – On Vimeo- audio/video


Noblesse Oblige – Part 1 – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites


Watch Video On Today’s Saint – St Frances Of Rome – On Gloria TV


Saint Frances of Rome, Religious

Saint Frances of Rome was born in 1384 in Rome, the daughter of a wealthy aristocratic couple. At the age of 12, she was arranged to marry Lorenzo Ponziani, Commander of the papal troops of Rome. Their marriage lasted forty years and bore three children. Rome was in chaos and ruins at the time after many battles between popes and anti-popes as well as periods of Neapolitan occupation. Tragically, Frances’ two daughters were killed, her husband seriously wounded, and her son nearly escaped ransom. These strifes led Frances into deep prayer and into a life of service.

She joined her sister, Vannozza, in traveling through the city caring for the sick and the poor. Frances turned part of her family’s estate into a hospital and ultimately, founded the Olivetan Oblates of Mary. This group of pious women was not cloistered or vowed but served the needs of their community through prayer and acts of charity. The group eventually grew to include a monastery, calling its members the Oblates of Saint Frances of Rome. After her husband’s death, Frances moved into the monastery and became its president. She was canonized in 1608 by Pope Paul V and is the patron saint of oblates.*

From the Moral Reflections on Job by Saint Gregory the Great, pope The mystery of our new life in Christ

Holy Job is a type of the Church. At one time he speaks for the body, at another for the head. As he speaks of its members he is suddenly caught up to speak in the name of their head. So it is here, where he says: I have suffered this without sin on my hands, for my prayer to God was pure.

Christ suffered without sin on his hands, for he committed no sin and deceit was not found on his lips. Yet he suffered the pain of the cross for our redemption. His prayer to God was pure, his alone out of all mankind, for in the midst of his suffering he prayed for his persecutors: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.

Is it possible to offer, or even to imagine, a purer kind of prayer than that which shows mercy to one’s torturers by making intercession for them? It was thanks to this kind of prayer that the frenzied persecutors who shed the blood of our Redeemer drank it afterward in faith and proclaimed him to be the Son of God.

The text goes on fittingly to speak of Christ’s blood: Earth, do not cover over my blood, do not let my cry find a hiding place in you. When man sinned, God had said: Earth you are, and to earth you will return. Earth does not cover over the blood of our Redeemer, for every sinner, as he drinks the blood that is the price of his redemption, offers praise and thanksgiving, and to the best of his power makes that blood known to all around him.

Earth has not hidden away his blood, for holy Church has preached in every corner of the world the mystery of its redemption.

Notice what follows: Do not let my cry find a hiding place in you. The blood that is drunk, the blood of redemption, is itself the cry of our Redeemer. Paul speaks of the sprinkled blood that calls out more eloquently than Abel’s. Of Abel’s blood Scripture had written: The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the earth. The blood of Jesus calls out more eloquently than Abel’s, for the blood of Abel asked for the death of Cain, the fratricide, while the blood of the Lord has asked for, and obtained, life for his persecutors.

If the sacrament of the Lord’s passion is to work its effect in us, we must imitate what we receive and proclaim to mankind what we revere. The cry of the Lord finds a hiding place in us if our lips fail to speak of this, though our hearts believe in it. So that his cry may not lie concealed in us it remains for us all, each in his own measure, to make known to those around us the mystery of our new life in Christ.


Saint Frances Of Rome