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The Amazon Flows Into the Tiber (With the Help of the Rhine) -By Julio Loredo TFP.org
The Benedictine monk and theologian Fr. Giulio Meiattini is right: “This is the most daring move that could be conceived and attempted by the secretariat of a synod of the Catholic Church. The document [Instrumentum laboris] proposes and contains nothing less than a reversal ab imis fundamentis of the very idea of the Church and the Christian faith.” If the Rhine pouring into the Tiber caused the conciliar disaster, what can be expected from the far more powerful Amazon River?
July 22 – With his lady’s permission, this lord left court to become a monk, then abbot – Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
St. Wandrille, or Wandregisilus, Abbot Abbot of Fontenelles, in Normandy He was nearly related to Pepin of Landen and Erchinoald, the two first lords in the kingdom of Austrasia; and in his youth was made count of the palace under Dagobert
The Immaculate Conception & The Co-Redemptrix – On Mothers Of All Peoples
On February 17, 1941, the “Property” of the Immaculata, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, was arrested by the Nazi Gestapo, eventually leading to his martyrdom in Auschwitz. During the few hours before his arrest, Fr. Maximilian was inspired to write the heart of his unparalleled mariological ponderings regarding the “Immaculate Conception.”
The following are excerpts from this last written testimony:
The Mystery of the Immaculate Conception After the Dogmatic Proclamation – On Mothers Of All Peoples
Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins is an official of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” in Rome, a contributing member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy and the author of Totus Tuus. He is internationally known for his numerous articles on Our Lady and for his scholarly work in the fields of dogmatic and spiritual theology.
If we seek to cleanse the Church with the political spirit similar to the mobs of the French Revolution, with anger begetting anger and blood begetting blood, we will only find ourselves farther away from the interior metanoia demanded to solve the present crisis. Mary, on the other hand, offers us the model of purifying the Body of Christ with an uncompromising zeal for true purity and renewal of life, but in a reverent manner that does no violence to the Body itself. Mary has been cleaning the Body of Jesus since he was an infant. She does so with a maternal thoroughness, but in a manner that does no harm to what is, in its very nature, of divine institution and life. She will do the same, if invited, for her Son’s Mystical Body today.
Cause of Our Joy – Our Lady of Liesse – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
In 1134 three Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, prisoners of the Muslims in Egypt, miraculously found or received in their prison a statue of Our Lady, which they named Our Lady of Joy, or Notre Dame de Liesse.
Painting of the Basilica of Notre Dame de Liesse where the Image of Our Lady of Liesse is enthroned.
From the book of the prophet Isaiah 24:1-18 The coming of the Lord on that day
Lo, the Lord empties the land and lays it waste; he turns it upside down, scattering its inhabitants:
Layman and priest alike, servant and master, The maid as her mistress, the buyer as the seller, The lender as the borrower, the creditor as the debtor. The earth is utterly laid waste, utterly stripped, for the Lord has decreed this thing.
The earth mourns and fades, the world languishes and fades; both heaven and earth languish. The earth is polluted because of its inhabitants, who have transgressed laws, violated statutes, broken the ancient covenant.
Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants pay for their guilt; Therefore they who dwell on earth turn pale, and few men are left.
The wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted groan. Stilled are the cheerful timbrels, ended the shouts of the jubilant, stilled is the cheerful harp.
They cannot sing and drink wine; strong drink is bitter to those who partake of it. Broken down is the city of chaos, shut against entry, every house. In the streets they cry out for lack of wine; all joy has disappeared and cheer has left the land.
In the city nothing remains but ruin; its gates are battered and desolate. Thus it is within the land, and among the peoples, As with an olive tree after it is beaten, as with a gleaning when the vintage is done.
These lift up their voice in acclaim; from the sea they proclaim the majesty of the Lord: “For this, in the coastlands, give glory to the Lord! In the coastlands of the sea, to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel!”
From the end of the earth we hear songs: “Splendor to the Just One!” But I said, “I am wasted, wasted away. Woe is me! The traitors betray: with treachery have the traitors betrayed!
Terror, pit, and trap are upon you, inhabitant of the earth; He who flees at the sound of terror will fall into the pit; He who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the trap. For the windows on high will be opened and the foundations of the earth will shake.
From a treatise on The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross, priest
Under the ancient law prophets and priests sought from God revelations and visions which indeed they needed, for faith had as yet no firm foundation and the gospel law had not yet been established. Their seeking and God’s responses were necessary. He spoke to them at one time through words and visions and revelations, at another in signs and symbols. But however he responded and what he said and revealed were mysteries of our holy faith, either partial glimpses of the whole or sure movements toward it.
But now that faith is rooted in Christ, and the law of the gospel has been proclaimed in this time of grace, there is no need to seek him in the former manner, nor for him so to respond. By giving us, as he did, his Son, his only Word, he has in that one Word said everything. There is no need for any further revelation.
This is the true meaning of Paul’s words to the Hebrews when he urged them to abandon their earlier ways of conversing with God, as laid down in the law of Moses, and to set their eyes on Christ alone: In the past God spoke to our fathers through the prophets in various ways and manners; but now in our times, the last days, he has spoken to us in his Son. In effect, Paul is saying that God has spoken so completely through his own Word that he chooses to add nothing. Although he had spoken but partially through the prophets he has now said everything in Christ. He has given us everything, his own Son.
Therefore, anyone who wished to question God or to seek some new vision or revelation from him would commit an offense, for instead of focusing his eyes entirely on Christ he would be desiring something other than Christ, or beyond him.
God could then answer: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear him. In my Word I have already said everything. Fix your eyes on him alone for in him I have revealed all and in him you will find more than you could ever ask for or desire.
I, with my Holy Spirit, came down upon him on Mount Tabor and declared: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear him. You do not need new teachings or ways of learning from me, for when I spoke before it was of Christ who was to come, and when they sought anything of me they were but seeking and hoping for the Christ in whom is every good, as the whole teaching of the evangelists and apostles clearly testifies.
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 |
On the other hand, the new Statutes are silent about what St. Maximilian calls “the practical application of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception”, namely, Her active role as Mediatrix of all graces (a truth which since Vatican II has been made out to be a debatable opinion), especially of the graces of conversion and sanctification. In this manner, what the founder regarded as the foundation of his entire project is being denied. “All of the work of the MI is based on the truth that Mary is the Mediatrix of all graces. If this were not the case, then our work and our efforts would be meaningless.”
Beautiful Newly-Made Vestments at the Catholic Arts Exhibition
The seventh edition of the Catholic Arts Competition recently held at the St Vincent Gallery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, also included among the submissions some very beautiful new vestments, which deserve a post of their own.
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.
Archbold on “Actuating the Schism” – On OnePeterFive
He says, quoting Hilary White, that some of the rule changes made recently by the Vatican signal “the end of the contemplative monastic life.” He quotes Hilary further on the vital nature of cloistered religious, and it bears repeating here:
“Once they’re inside, the world forgets about them. But contemplative religious life is like the mitochondria of the Church. The power source of the cell that makes all the other systems function. The mitochondria are the most unobtrusive and hidden of the organelles of the body, and for a very long time their purpose was not fully understood. But now we know our lives depend on the health of this tiny, secret and hidden little thing. And mitochondrial disease – when the mitochondria fail to function – is devastating.’
“And this is not just about ending things. It’s about killing off new beginnings. Think about this:
Step by step they have been destroying avenues for religious to practice traditional Catholicism. They are simply not giving traditional Catholics with a vocation anywhere to go, except where they want you to go. They are diligently and systematically cutting off all avenues of escape. This is critical in understanding my thesis about how they may in the future cause the split in the Church for which Pope Francis has openly pined.”
Women religious superiors group raps culture of abuse
The Union of International Superiors General (UISG), whose memberships consists of 2000 Superior Generals of Congregations of Women Religious throughout the world, representing more than 500,000 sisters, expresses its deep sorrow and indignation over the pattern of abuse that is prevalent within the church and society today. Asks any woman religious who’s been abused to report it
UISG DECLARATION AGAINST ANY KIND OF ABUSE – International Union Superiors General
Crux Recommends The Traditional Orders Of Nuns Roll With The Changes And Let Themselves Be Liberally Reformed
Contemplative nuns roll with the changes under Pope Francis
The end of all monastic nuns orders by order of Pope disguised in Pastoral language Contemplative nuns roll with the changes under Pope Francis
One of the nuns, Sister St. Anthony, placed a small replica of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in her window that faced the approaching fire, while Mother St. Michel prayed aloud, asking Our Lady for help. Immediately the wind changed direction of the flames.
In Honor of the Immaculate Conception – “ A From a sermon by Saint Anselm, Bishop”
Blessed Lady, sky and stars, earth and rivers, day and night—everything that is subject to the power or use of man—rejoice that through you they are in some sense restored to their lost beauty and are endowed with inexpressible new grace. All creatures were dead, as it were, useless for men or for the praise of God, who made them. The world, contrary to its true destiny, was corrupted and tainted by the acts of men who served idols. Now all creation has been restored to life and rejoices that it is controlled and given splendor by men who believe in God.
The universe rejoices with new and indefinable loveliness. Not only does it feel the unseen presence of God himself, its Creator, it sees him openly, working and making it holy. These great blessings spring from the blessed fruit of Mary’s womb.
Through the fullness of the grace that was given you, dead things rejoice in their freedom, and those in heaven are glad to be made new. Through the Son who was the glorious fruit of your virgin womb, just souls who died before his life-giving death rejoice as they are freed from captivity, and the angels are glad at the restoration of their shattered domain.
Lady, full and overflowing with grace, all creation receives new life from your abundance. Virgin, blessed above all creatures, through your blessing all creation is blessed, not only creation from its Creator, but the Creator himself has been blessed by creation.
To Mary God gave his only-begotten Son, whom he loved as himself. Through Mary God made himself a Son, not different but the same, by nature Son of God and Son of Mary. The whole universe was created by God, and God was born of Mary. God created all things, and Mary gave birth to God. The God who made all things gave himself form through Mary, and thus he made his own creation. He who could create all things from nothing would not remake his ruined creation without Mary.
God, then, is the Father of the created world and Mary the mother of the re-created world. God is the Father by whom all things were given life, and Mary the mother through whom all things were given new life. For God begot the Son, through whom all things were made, and Mary gave birth to him as the Savior of the world. Without God’s Son, nothing could exist; without Mary’s Son, nothing could be redeemed.
Truly the Lord is with you, to whom the Lord granted that all nature should owe as much to you as to himself.
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you preserved her from every stain by virtue of the Death of your Son, which you foresaw, so, through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. — Amen.
Another reason that motivated Kolbe to found the MI, as reflected in his original charter quoted earlier, and alluded to in the testimony of Fr. Arzilli, quoted above, is the “error of Masonry.” By 1917 Italian Masonry was boldly rearing its ugly head in opposition to the Church. Writing in 1935 about the founding of the MI back in 1917, St. Maximilian said:
[T]he Freemasons in Rome began to demonstrate openly and belligerently against the Church. They placed the black standard of the “Giordano Brunisti” under the window of the Vatican. [Giordano Bruno was a Dominican turned Calvinist turned pantheist who was burned as a heretic on Feb. 17, 1600. This Masonic demonstration most likely occurred on Feb. 17 to commemorate his death]. On this standard the archangel St. Michael was depicted lying under the feet of the triumphant Lucifer. At the same time, countless pamphlets were distributed to the people in which the Holy Father was attacked shamefully. “Right then I conceived the idea of organizing an active society to counteract Freemasonry and other slaves of Lucifer . . .23
In 1939, writing in the Latin magazine for priests which he began publishing a year earlier, Miles Immaculatae, Kolbe said this about the Masonic demonstrations against the Church and Masonry’s evil designs:
[During the marches around the Vatican on Brunisti’s anniversary], some enraged hands dared to write such slogans as, ‘Satan will rule on Vatican Hill, and the Pope will serve as his lackey,’ and other such insults. Now these unreasoning acts of hatred toward the Church of Christ and his temporal Vicar were not the inept rantings of a few individual psychopaths, but the manner, way and plan of action deduced from the Masonic rule: Destroy all teaching about God, especially the Catholic teaching.
Centers of this secret society have been established in every region. Nevertheless in various ways they more or less openly promote the same thing. In their plan they use many and various kinds of societies, which under their leadership promote neglect of Divine things and the breakdown of morality. This is because the Freemasons follow this principle above all: “Catholicism can be overcome not by logical arguments but by corrupted morals.” And so they overwhelm the souls of men with the kind of literature and arts that will most easily destroy a sense of chaste morals, and foster sordid lifestyles in all phases of human life . . . To bring help to so many unhappy persons, to stabilize innocent hearts so that all can more easily go to the Immaculate Virgin through whom so many graces come down to us, the Militia Immaculatae was established in Rome in 1917.24
We can imagine what this Polish Knight of Our Lady would say today regarding the widespread promotion of immorality in television, movies, music and the arts; and we can ponder to what extent Freemasonry — which is truly an arm of Satan — has contributed and continues to contribute to the current state of affairs.
Gen. 3:15: The humble Woman who crushes Satan’s proud head
St. Maximilian, the gentle Friar who lived the white crown of purity and received the red crown of martyrdom, clearly saw Gen. 3:15 as having both salvific and eschatological dimensions. This was one of his main reasons for founding the MI as a young seminarian in Rome in 1917. In God’s almighty providence, it is no mere coincidence that Kolbe founded the MI in the same year that Our Lady appeared to the three little children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, at Fatima, Portugal and revealed to them God’s plan for world peace. “She will crush your head” should be read alongside Mary’s own words at Fatima: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph”; for the ultimate triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart involves the victory of the Immaculata — the All-Pure and Spotless Virgin whom the Evil One could never touch — over Satan and his minions.
In our Catholic Tradition, beginning with SS. Justin Martyr (+ 165), Irenaeus (+ 200), Epiphanius (+ 403) and Jerome (+ 420), Mary has been contrasted with Eve by phrases such as: “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by Mary’s obedience”; and “Death through Eve, life through Mary,”25 Truly, Mary is the “New Eve.”26 However, in light of the revelation in Gen. 3:15, can we not also say that in addition to viewing Eve in opposition to Mary, as her anti-type, that in God’s salvific plan the Prince of Darkness should also be seen in opposition to Mary, even as another anti-type of Our Lady?27 Consider: Satan and Mary are both creatures. Both were endowed at their creation with abundant gifts: Lucifer was the most beautiful and intelligent of all the angels before his fall; Mary from the first moment of her Conception was Immaculate and Full of Grace. Satan was “a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44); Mary is the “Mother of All the Living.”28 Satan, the Tempter, deprived the human race of grace; Mary is the Mother in the Order of Grace. Satan is the “Father of Lies” (John 8:44); Mary is the “Destroyer of All Heresies.”29 In the end, Satan’s proud rebellion, “Non serviam” (“I will not serve”),30 will be overcome by Mary’s humble obedience: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).31
The Church teaches that all the angels were created naturally good, and that prior to being admitted into the presence of God they were given a test of obedience.32 They failed that test by “radically and irrevocably” rejecting God and his reign,33 and as a result they are separated from God eternally.34 A tradition among Saints and theologians holds that in this test of obedience, the Incarnation was revealed to the angels, and that Satan along with a number of other angels rebelled, refusing to submit to the notion of having to worship him who would be both God and man, and as a result “fell like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). Because his will is forever fixed in his rebellion,35 he still refuses to believe that Jesus Christ is the Eternal Word made flesh and therefore must be worshipped and adored.
The opening scene in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ takes place in the Garden of Gethsemane. Satan tries to tempt Christ by ridiculing the notion that he can redeem all men by his death. Then, under his breath, the Evil One contemptuously murmurs the following words: “Who is your father? . . . Who are you?” These words are significant, for they implicitly reveal the root of Satan’s rebellion: a proud refusal to believe that Jesus is the Incarnate Word. We see analogous statements, revealing the same mentality, in the Gospels, when Satan tries to tempt Jesus: “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread . . . If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down [from the parapet of the Temple]” (Mt. 4:3, 6). Then Satan, after taking Jesus up atop a high mountain, shows Him “all the kingdoms in the world in their magnificence,” and says: “All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me” (Matt. 4:8-9). The fact that Satan demands that Jesus worship him clearly reveals his refusal to believe that Jesus is both God and man.
Why did Satan refuse to submit to the revelation of the Eternal Word taking flesh? Perhaps it was because he, the most beautiful and intelligent of all the angels,36 thought it inconceivable that God should become man and take a nature even lower than his own. Satan would not serve because Satan refused to believe. We might say that the “Prince of this World” was the first rationalist: in pride, he refused to submit in mind and will to what his great (though finite) angelic intellect could not fully fathom: the deep mystery of the Incarnation; a union of two natures in one Divine Person. While Satan and the fallen angels who joined him believe in God — St. James tells us that “Even the demons believe . . . and tremble” (Jas. 2:19) — they refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word.
By contrast, Mary is the woman of faith. Her humble “Fiat” is an expression of her great faith, to which Elizabeth gives witness: “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled” (Luke 1:45). What was that message which Mary believed? It was this: that she would “conceive in [her] womb and bear a son” who “will be called the Son of the Most High” and “will be called holy, the Son of God” (Luke 1:31-32, 35). Mary’s faith in the great mystery of the Incarnation, and in God’s ability to effect this incomprehensible event within her, was in part due to her great humility. As Mary herself says in the Magnificat, the Lord “hath regarded the humility of his handmaid” (Luke 1:47).37 In God’s salvific plan Mary, in her humility and her obedience in faith, is set in direct opposition to Satan’s proud refusal to believe what God had revealed about His Son becoming man, and of his ongoing rebellion before God. In this sense the Evil Serpent is truly the anti-type of the spotless Virgin.
As a consequence of her great faith and her humble obedience to God’s will, Mary became the Mother of God. And because of her perseverance in faith unto Calvary, she became the Mother of all the redeemed in the Order of Grace and now shares in her Son’s victory on the Cross;38 a victory which will culminate in the final defeat of the Prince of Darkness: “She will crush thy head” (Gen. 3:15).
Scripture reveals that “crushing the heads” of all evildoers is part of the definitive victory of Christ over his enemies. Psalm 74  speaks of God, the “king from of old”: “You smashed the heads of the dragons on the waters. You crushed the heads of Leviathan” (Ps. 74 : 12-14). Psalm 110  says that the Christ, both King in the line of David and High Priest in the order of Melchizedek, “crushes kings on the day of wrath”; He who is “robed in splendor, judges nations” and “crushes heads across the wide earth” (Ps. 110 : 5-6).39 St. Paul promises that all who remain faithful and obedient to God will share in this activity; he says that if we are “wise to what is good and simple to what is evil, then the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet” (Rom. 16:19-20).40 However, Mary, who is the Mother of Christ, and both Mother and “Eschatological Icon” of the Church,41 will be given a privileged place among Christ’s faithful in this glorious triumph of Christ over the Father of Lies and all who follow him. This is the meaning of the “woman” in Gen. 3:15, of which the valiant woman, Jael, is a type, who crushed the head of the evil general Sisera, when he attacked God’s Chosen People. In Deborah’s canticle she praises Jael, saying “Blessed among women be Jael”; and then continues: “With her left hand she reached for the peg, with her right, for the workman’s mallet. She hammered Sisera, crushed his head; she smashed, stove in his temple. At her feet he sank down, fell, lay still; down at her feet he sank and fell” (Judges 5:24, 26-27).42
Bl. Pius IX, in his Apostolic Constitution defining the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Ineffabilis Deus, gives us an authoritative interpretation of Gen. 3:15 when, after quoting this verse, he says: “the most holy Virgin, united with [her divine Son] by a most intimate and indissoluble bond, was, with him and through him, eternally at enmity with the evil serpent, and most completely triumphed over him, and thus crushed his head with her immaculate foot.” Pope John Paul II echoes and expands on these words, saying:
the Immaculate Conception does not mean only an exaltation of Mary, as if she had been transported outside of all those who have received the inheritance of the sin of our first parents.
On the contrary, it means her insertion into the very center of the spiritual combat, of this “enmity” that in the course of human history places the “Prince of Darkness” and the “Father of Lies” in opposition to the Woman and her seed.
Through the words of the Book of Genesis, we see Mary Immaculate in all the realism of her election. We see her at the culminating moment of this “enmity”: at the foot of the Cross of Christ on Calvary. There “she will crush your head and you will strike her heel.”43
In his own devotion to Mary and in founding the MI, St. Maximilian clearly saw Mary as actively engaged in the ongoing spiritual combat that is waged “not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of the is darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places” (Eph. 6:12).44 The Martyr of Auschwitz also saw that in the end, this lowly Handmaid of the Lord, she who “cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array” (Song 6:9),45 will be victorious and, through the power and grace of Christ, render a most humiliating defeat upon the Evil Serpent: she will crush his proud head, which will usher in the definitive Reign of Christ as our King, and Mary as our Queen, along with the triumph of her Immaculate Heart.
The Queen’s Christmas Decorations – Two Minute Video -On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
The Truth – Is That All They Ever Propagated Was Traditional Roman Catholicism – Which Is Uterly Despised By The Hierarchy And Their Propagators Of The New Religion
Medieval protestant europe sectors has returned in the form of modernist progressivism
They were suppressed to the ground – brutally – The Marian Vow Removed- The Traditional Sacraments And The TLM -Stripped From Them – Their Order Locations Not Forced Into Closure Prevented From Taking New Vocations – Criticized for the harshness against freemasonry in their curriculum – And their deep devotion to Our Lady which blasphemous words and charges were used against – by our own Church !
Summorum Pontificum and the Growth of Religious Life, by Fr Stefano M. Manelli, Franciscans Of The Immaculata (Part 1) On Novus Motus Liturgicus
Holy Innocents 37th between Broadway and 7th Ave High Mass @6:00pm – Pastor Father James Miarra
Shrine of the Most Precious Blood, 113 Baxter St., New York, NY, Solemn Mass, 7:15 pm. Sponsored by the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.
Francis Xavier Church, 1703 Lurting Avenue, the Bronx, Solemn Mass, 7 pm. information. From the pastor Fr. Matthew Reiman“This is the first Traditional Mass at Saint Francis since the council. Any publicity that can be given for this event would be very helpful. I have hopes that this will become a regular part of our parish life.”
Mary Church, Greenwich, CT. Traditional Vespers at 7:30 pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Guest preacher: Fr. Perricone.
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The Original Roman Catholic Prayer To Saint Michael
“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.
“Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.
“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.
“Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto Thee
The Secrets Of The Faith And Its Resurgence Lies Within The Proclamation Of The Immaculate Conception
Rome was raging with the theological philosophies of naturalism , relativism, and the denial of original sin and hell .Post French revolution era was inspiring egalitarian uprising by freemasonry and other organized secret societies in conjunction with newer and newer versions of non-liturgical protestantism in all the surrounding countries as well as the Papal states – And then one Pope hit the reset /rewind button back to the core roots of the faith and it’s Truths reverberated for the next 100 years +. Also according to a nun of the Sacred Heart close to Bl Pius IX in his last years had intentions of also proclaiming the Assumption and what would latter be termed mediatrix of all graces , what that Pope would wish to declare as “Her omnipotence in intercession”
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After intoning the Veni Creator the Pope sat on his throne and , keeping his tiara on his head , read out the solemn dogmatic definition in a grave but strong voice,
“In honor of the holy and one Trinity, to the glory and the ornament of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic faith, and for the increase of the Christian religion, with the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Holy apostles Peter and Paul, and with Our own authority , we pronounce and define the doctrine which holds that the most Holy Virgin Mary, from the first instant of her conception and through the singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ Savior of the human race, was preserved immune from all stain of original sin, is a revealed doctrine of God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful”
From the moment at which the senior Cardinal made the request of the promulgation of the dogma to the end of the last chants of the Te Deum following Solemn High Mass and canons fired from Castel Sant Angelo for one hour until the noon bells picked up the echo and remembered as one of the most glorious days of the Church It was at this time that everyone present affirmed that at the solemn moment Pius IX was illuminated from above by a ray of light which illuminated his face covered with tears from stained glass windows that never shun light at that time of the day nor that time of the year . Mother Guilia Fillipani of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart testified to same. Latter Pius IX would answer in detail the questions of the nuns on his feeling of being overcome by the light and graces of our lady in body, spirit, and voice- ~Crediting the research and authorship of Professor Roberto de Mattei in Bl Pius IX~
Also ReferenceIneffabilis Deus – Papal Encyclicals
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