I shall not publish any comments which are sedevcantist or against the integrity of the Pope Emeritus.
I believe God told Benedict to resign and he gave us clear signs he would do this before he did.
I shall not publish any comments which indicate that either Benedict or Francis are evil agents of satan. This in not only slander, but absurd.
If anyone wants to rant against Benedict, there are plenty of sede sites which one can go to and comment.
This is a Catholic blog, not a Protestant one, and one can protest from the right as well as the left.
Too many trads are working themselves out of the Church, our only surety of salvation.
And, how interesting that so many of these rabid comments are labelled Anonymous....which do not get published anyway. So, these people, who know I shall not publish, merely write to harass me. Cowards.
Monday 2 June 2014
Thanks to Drudge for this and previous link.
Thanks to Drudge for this and previous link.
Yesterday Josephine, my wife, and I were in Yeovil in beautiful Somerset. I made an appeal for support for a new SPUC branch - strongly backed by Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon, the parish priest of the Church of the Holy Ghost. John Marsden and Mary Jordan, standing to my right, are organising the new group and we're pictured with the PP, with Josephine on my left, and with some of our new supporters. Praise God!
One of my favorite churches in London, and one of my favorite pastors in England....
Once home of the Oblates of St. Charles, connected to Henry Cardinal Manning. More about this later.
Sadly, I am having severe Internet problems at this time.
St. Pio X Giuseppe Sarto (1903 – 1914) with an apostolic letter dated 9 November 1906 “Susceptum Deo inspirante” awarded to Santa Maria Degli Angeli parish status as well as the income from S Giovanni dei Fiorentini. And that is how Santa Maria became a parish Church and this is commemorated by a marble stone which can be found in the present chapel of S. Teresa together with a bronze bust by Michelangelo and another by the Sicilian Don Antonio Lo Duca, proponent of the angels. There is a marble decoration of Lo Duca above which there is the following inscription: “In the year of 1971, marking the 75th anniversary of Santa Maria as a parish Church by will of S Pio X in 1906, the faithful of Santa Maria Degli Angeli, the Sicilians resident in Rome and the citizens of Cefalù, wanted to dedicate this marble stone to the Sicilian Antonio Lo Duca here buried, who with the help of S Filippo Neri and S Carlo Borromeo, persuaded Pio IV in 1561 to commission Michelangelo to transform the Diocletian baths built with the sweat and blood of slaves and Christian martyrs into the Church dedicated to S Maria Regina of the Angels and of the Martyrs.”
Notre Dame de Anges from The Catholic Encyclopedia Online.
A miraculous shrine near Lur, France, containing a crypt (SainteChapelle) which tradition dates back to an early period. Archeological finds, inscriptions, and the records left by antiquaries give evidence that this was once the site of a Roman colony and a station termed in ancient itineraries, Alaunium (founded 150 B.C.). Situated as it was on a Roman road connecting cities which are believed to have been evangelized at an early period, Alaunium probably received the Faith at the same time. There is an ancient tradition to the effect that one of the immediate disciples of Christ erected an oratory here in honour of the Mother of God, and that it took the name Alaunium, later contracted into Aulun. Though several chapels were built on this site and destroyed, an ancient tablet survived all calamities. On the occasion of a cure wrought before this tablet (2 August, 1665) a choir of angels, it is said, was heard singing; on the repetition of the marvel the following year the name of the shrine was changed to Our Lady of Angels, and it was placed in charge of the Recollect Fathers of St Francis. In 1752 Bishop Lafiteau of Sisteron instituted the feast of the Relatives of Mary, making this sanctuary a centre of the devotion. In 1791 the religious were expelled, and the church despoiled. On the reopening of the churches the pilgrimages recommenced, and still continue. The most important of them takes place on 2 August.
LEROY, Histoire des pelerinages de la Sainte Vierge en France (Paris, 1873), III, 423 sqq.; Acta SS., 2 August.
By William Wordsworth
MEMORIALS OF A TOUR ON THE CONTINENT, 1820
Engelberg, the Hill of Angels
William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
FOR gentlest uses, ofttimes Nature takes
The work of Fancy from her willing hands;
And such a beautiful creation makes
As renders needless spells and magic wands,
And for the boldest tale belief commands. 5
When first mine eyes beheld that famous hill
The sacred Engelberg, celestial bands,
With intermingling motions soft and still,
Hung round its top, on wings that changed their hues at will.
Clouds do not name those visitants; they were 10
The very angels whose authentic lays,
Sung from that heavenly ground in middle air,
Made known the spot where piety should raise
A holy structure to the Almighty’s praise.
Resplendent apparition! if in vain 15
My ears did listen, ’t was enough to gaze,
And watch the slow departure of the train,
Whose skirts the glowing mountain thirsted to detain!
|FOR gentlest uses, ofttimes Nature takes|
|The work of Fancy from her willing hands;|
|And such a beautiful creation makes|
|As renders needless spells and magic wands,|
|And for the boldest tale belief commands.||5|
|When first mine eyes beheld that famous hill|
|The sacred Engelberg, celestial bands,|
|With intermingling motions soft and still,|
|Hung round its top, on wings that changed their hues at will.|
|Clouds do not name those visitants; they were||10|
|The very angels whose authentic lays,|
|Sung from that heavenly ground in middle air,|
|Made known the spot where piety should raise|
|A holy structure to the Almighty’s praise.|
|Resplendent apparition! if in vain||15|
|My ears did listen, ’t was enough to gaze,|
|And watch the slow departure of the train,|
|Whose skirts the glowing mountain thirsted to detain!|
From here came the monks to Conception, MO, btw.
I had this picture on a card and left it two years ago at St. Mary of the Angels in Westbourne Grove. I want to share this from St Bonaventure. From http://www.franciscanfriarstor.com/archive/stfrancis/stf_portuncula_lady_of_the_angels.htm