December 8 – The Immaculate Conception: The Celebration of Privilege – Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
- Three Reasons the Church’s Enemies Hate the Immaculate Conception By Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira On The Society For The Defense Of Tradition Family and Property
- Idol or Image? – Of Our Lady By Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira – Countering The Revolution In All Its Forms
- Ambrose on Mary’s Virtues, Perpetual Virginity and Immaculate Conception
- Maximilian Mary Kolbe On The Immaculate Conception
- But what does the expression Immaculate Conception mean? The word conception tells us that She is not eternal, that She had a beginning. Immaculate tells us that from the first instant of Her existence there never was in Her the least conflict with God’s will. The Immaculate One is the most perfect of all creatures…She was immaculate because She was to become the Mother of God; She became the Mother of God because She was immaculate.
Traditional Catholicism maintains at least a one meal fast and abstinence from meat on all Vigils of a Solemnity and this upcoming Solemnity being a double 1st class , with a theological ranking above Christmas and second only to Holy Week
It is traditional to bring Santa Anna flowers to your Church’s Shrine on this day and genuflect before her on such an occasion
It is also the Feast of Saint Ambrose and it is traditional to read his reflection on our Queen as part of the office of the readings
Traditional Sung Masses for this Solemnity can be found at Pontifical Shrine of OLMC NY – Holy Innocents NY and Jersey City Saint Anthony of Padua on the below link
Traditional High Masses For The Immaculate Conception vs. The Vatican Attack On Traditional Nuns Continues | TCE |
Royal Queen Isabella – How a Catholic Queen gave Spain its Golden Age – Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
From the book of the prophet Isaiah 19:16-24 On The future conversion of Egypt and Assyria
On that day the Egyptians shall be like women, trembling with fear, because of the Lord of hosts shaking his fist at them. And the land of Judah shall be a terror to the Egyptians. Every time they remember Judah, they shall stand in dread because of the plan which the Lord of hosts has in mind for them.
On that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt speaking the language of Canaan and swearing by the Lord of hosts; one shall be called “City of the Sun.”
On that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the land of Egypt, and a sacred pillar to the Lord near the boundary. It shall be a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt, when they cry out to the Lord against their oppressors, and he sends them a savior to defend and deliver them. The Lord shall make himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day; they shall offer sacrifices and oblations, and fulfill the vows they make to the Lord. Although the Lord shall smite Egypt severely, he shall heal them; they shall turn to the Lord and he shall be won over and heal them.
On that day there shall be a highway from Egypt to Assyria; the Assyrians shall enter Egypt, and the Egyptians enter Assyria, and Egypt shall serve Assyria.
On that day Israel shall be a third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the land, when the Lord of hosts blesses it: “Blessed be my people Egypt, and the work of my hands Assyria, and my inheritance, Israel.”
From a letter by Saint Ambrose, bishop
You have entered upon the office of bishop. Sitting at the helm of the Church, you pilot the ship against the waves. Take firm hold of the rudder of faith so that the severe storms of this world cannot disturb you. The sea is mighty and vast, but do not be afraid, for as Scripture says: he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.
The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world; it therefore remains unmoved. The Church’s foundation is unshakeable and firm against the assaults of the raging sea. Waves lash at the Church but do not shatter it. Although the elements of this world constantly beat upon the Church with crashing sounds, the Church possesses the safest harbor of salvation for all in distress. Although the Church is tossed about on the sea, it rides easily on rivers, especially those rivers that Scripture speaks of: The rivers have lifted up their voice. These are the rivers flowing from the heart of the man who is given drink by Christ and who receives from the Spirit of God. When these rivers overflow with the grace of the Spirit, they lift up their voice.
There is also a stream which flows down on God’s saints like a torrent. There is also a rushing river giving joy to the heart that is at peace and makes for peace. Whoever has received from the fullness of this river, like John the Evangelist, like Peter and Paul, lifts up his voice. Just as the apostles lifted up their voices and preached the Gospel throughout the world, so those who drink these waters begin to preach the good news of the Lord Jesus.
Drink, then, from Christ, so that your voice may also be heard. Store up in your mind the water that is Christ, the water that praises the Lord. Store up water from many sources, the water that rains down from the clouds of prophecy.
Whoever gathers water from the mountains and leads it to himself or draws it from springs, is himself a source of dew like the clouds. Fill your soul, then, with this water, so that your land may not be dry, but watered by your own springs.
He who reads much and understands much, receives his fill. He who is full, refreshes others. So Scripture says: If the clouds are full, they will pour rain upon the earth.
Therefore, let your words be rivers, clean and limpid, so that in your exhortations you may charm the ears of your people. And by the grace of your words win them over to follow your leadership. Let your sermons be full of understanding. Solomon says: The weapons of the understanding are the lips of the wise; and in another place he says: Let your lips be bound with wisdom. That is, let the meaning of your words shine forth, let understanding blaze out. See that your addresses and expositions do not need to invoke the authority of others, but let your words be their own defense. Let no word escape your lips in vain or be uttered without depth of meaning.
Intercession – Awaiting Divine Intervention