‘Catholic’ Parents and would-be Parents beware!

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J.M.J.

St. Anne, Mother of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit (Mt. 7.18 – the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)

Learn from this, brethren, that a good father brings up good children. But, if parents be wicked, how can the children be virtuous? Have you ever, says the Redeemer, in the same Gospel, seen grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? “Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?” (v. 16.) And, in like manner, it is impossible, or rather very difficult, to find children virtuous, who are brought up by immoral parents. Fathers and mothers, be attentive to this sermon, which is of great importance to the eternal salvation of yourselves and of your children. Be attentive, young men and young women, who have not as yet chosen a state of life. If you wish to marry, learn this day the obligations which you can contract with regard to the education of your children; and learn also that, if you do not fulfil them, you shall bring yourselves and all your children to damnation. I shall divide this sermon into two points. In the first, I shall show how important it is to bring up children in habits of virtue; and in the second, I shall show with what care and diligence a parent ought to labour to bring them up well.

First Point. How very important it is to bring up children in habits of virtue.

1. A father owes two obligations to his children; he is bound to provide for their corporal wants, and to educate them in habits of virtue. It is not necessary at present to say more on the first obligation, than that there are some fathers more cruel than the most ferocious of wild beasts; for these do not forget to nourish their offspring; but certain parents squander away in eating and drinking, and gaming, all their property, or all the fruits of their industry, and allow their children to die of hunger. But let us come to the education, which is the subject of my discourse.

2. It is certain that a child’s future good or ill conduct depends on his being brought up well or ill. Nature itself teaches every parent to attend to the education of his offspring. He who has given them being ought to endeavour to make life useful to them. God gives children to parents, not that they may assist the family, but that they may be brought up in the fear of God, and be directed in the way of eternal salvation. ”We have,” says St. Chrysostom, ”a great deposit in children; let us attend to them with great care.” (Hom, ix., in 1 ad Tit.) Children have not been given to parents as a present, which they may dispose of as they please, but as a trust, for which, if lost through their negligence, they must render an account to God. The Scripture tells us, that when a father observes the divine law, both he and his children shall prosper. “That it may be well with thee and thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is pleasing in the sight of God.” (Deut. xii. 25.) The good or ill conduct of a parent may be known, by those who have not witnessed it, from the life which his children lead. “For by the fruit the tree is known.” (Matt. xii. 33.) ”A father,” says Ecclcsiasticus, ”who leaves a family, when he departs this life, is as if he had not died; because his sons remain, and exhibit his habits and character. His father is dead, and he is as if he were not dead; for he hath left one behind him that is like himself.” (Eccl. xxx. 4.) When we find a son addicted to blasphemies, to obscenities, and to theft, we have reason to suspect that such too was the character of the father. ”For a man is known by his children.” (Eccl. xi. 30.)

3. Hence Origen says, that on the day of judgment parents shall have to render an account for all the sins of their children. “Omnia quæcumque delinquerint filii, a parentibus requiruntur. ” (Grig., Lib. 2, in Job.) Hence, he who teaches his son to live well, shall die a happy and tranquil death. ”He that teacheth his son …when he died he was not sorrowful, neither was he confounded.” (Eccl. xxx. 3, 5.) And he shall save his soul by means of his children; that is, by the virtuous education which he has given them. ”She shall be saved through child-bearing.” (1 Tim. ii. 15.) But, on the other hand, a very uneasy and unhappy death shall be the lot of those who have laboured only to increase the possessions, or to multiply the honours of their family; or who have sought only to lead a life of ease and pleasure, but have not watched over the morals of their children. St. Paul says, that such parents are worse than infidels. “But if any man have not care of his own, and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Tim. v. 8.) “Were fathers or mothers to lead a life of piety and continual prayer, and to communicate every day, they should be damned if they neglected the care of their children. “Would to God that certain parents paid as much attention to their children as they do to their horses! How careful are they to see that their horses are fed and well trained! And they take no pains to make their children attend at catechism, hear mass, or go to confession. “We take more care” says St. Chrysostom, “of our asses and horses, than of the children.”(Hom, x., in Matt.)

4. If all fathers fulfilled their duty of watching over the education of their children, we should have but few crimes and few executions. By the bad education which parents give to their offspring, they cause their children, says St. Chrysostom, to rush into many grievous vices; and thus they deliver them up to the hands of the executioner. Hence, in Lacedemon, a parent, as being the cause of all the irregularities of his children, was justly punished for their crimes with greater severity than the children themselves. Great indeed is the misfortune of the child that has vicious parents, who are incapable of bringing up their children in the fear of God, and who, when they see their children engaged in dangerous friendships and in quarrels, instead of correcting and chastising them, rather take compassion on them, and say: ”What can be done? They are young; they must take their course.” Oh! what wicked maxims! what a cruel education! Do you hope that when your children grow up they shall become saints? Listen to what Solomon says: ”A young man, according to his way, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. xxii. 6.) A young man who has contracted a habit of sin will not abandon it even in his old age. ”His bones,” says Job, ”shall be filled with the vices of his youth, and they shall sleep with him in the dust.” (Job xx. 11.)

When a young person has lived in evil habits, his bones shall be filled with the vices of his youth, so that he will carry them with him to death; and the impurities, blasphemies, and hatred to which he was accustomed in his youth, shall accompany him to the grave, and shall sleep -with him after his bones shall be reduced to dust and ashes. It is very easy, when they are small, to train up children to habits of virtue; but, when they have come to manhood, it is equally difficult to correct them, if they have learned habits of vice. But, let us come to the second point that is, to the means of bringing up children in the practice of virtue. I entreat you, fathers and mothers, to remember what I now say to you; for on it depends the eternal salvation of your own souls, and of the souls of your children.

Second Point. On the care and diligence with which parents ought to endeavour to bring up their children in habits of virtue.

5. St. Paul teaches sufficiently, in a few words, in what the proper education of children consists. He says that it consists in discipline and correction. “And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.” (Ephes. vi. 4 ) Discipline, which is the same as the religious regulation of the morals of children, implies an obligation of educating them in habits of virtue by word and example. First, by words: a good father should often assemble his children, and instil into them the holy fear of God. It was in this manner that Tobias brought up his little son. The father taught him from his childhood to fear the Lord and to fly from sin. ”And from his infancy he taught him to fear God and to abstain from sin. ” (Tob. i. 10.) The Wise Man says that a well educated son is the support and consolation of his father. “Instruct thy son, and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul.” (Prov. xxix. J7.) But, as a well instructed son is the delight of his father’s soul, so an ignorant child is a source of sorrow to a father’s heart; for the ignorance of his obligations as a Christian is always accompanied with a bad life.

In the year 1248, an ignorant priest was commanded, in a certain synod, to make a discourse. But while he was greatly agitated by the command, the devil appeared to him, and instructed him to say: ”The rectors of infernal darkness salute the rectors of parishes, and thank them for their negligence in instructing the people; because from ignorance proceed the misconduct and the damnation of many.” The same is true of negligent parents. In the first place, a parent ought to instruct his children in the truths of faith, and particularly in the four principal mysteries. First, that there is but one God, the Creator, and Lord of all things; secondly, that this God is a remunerator, who, in the next life, shall reward the good with the eternal glory of Paradise, and shall punish the wicked with the everlasting torments of hell; thirdly, the mystery of the holy Trinity that is, that in God there are Three Persons, who are only one God, because they have but one essence; fourthly, the mystery of the incarnation of the Divine Word the Son of God, and true God, who became man in the womb of Mary, and suffered and died for our salvation.

Should a father or a mother say: I myself do not know these mysteries, can such an excuse be admitted? that is, can one sin excuse another? If you are ignorant of these mysteries you are obliged to learn them, and afterwards teach them to your children. At least, send your children to the catechism. Oh! what a misery to see so many fathers and mothers who are unable to instruct their children in the most necessary truths of faith, and who, instead of sending their sons and daughters to the Christian doctrine on festivals, employ them in messages, or other occupations of little moment; and when grown up they know not what is meant by mortal sin, by hell, or eternity. They do not even know the Creed, the Pater Noster, or the Hail Mary, which every Christian is bound to learn under pain of mortal sin.

6. Religious parents not only instruct their children in these things, which are the most important, but they also teach them the acts which ought to be made every morning after rising. They teach them, first, to thank God for having preserved their life during the night; secondly, to offer to God all the good actions which they will perform, and all the pains which they shall suffer during the day; thirdly, to implore of Jesus Christ and most holy Mary to preserve them from all sin during the day. They teach them to make every evening an examen of conscience and an act of contrition. They also teach them to make every day the acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity, to recite the Rosary, and to visit the Blessed Sacrament. Some good fathers of families are careful to get a book of meditations read, and to have mental prayer in common for half an hour every day. This is what the Holy Ghost exhorts you to practise. “Hast thou children? Instruct them and bow down their neck from their childhood.” (Eccl. vii. 25.) Endeavour to train them from their infancy to these religious hahits, and when they grow up they shall persevere in them. Accustom them also to go to confession and communion every week. Be careful to make them go to confession when they arrive at the age of seven, and to communion at the age of ten. This is the advice of St. Charles Borromeo. As soon as they attain the use of reason make them receive the sacrament of confirmation.

7. It is also very useful to infuse good maxims into the infant minds of children. Oh! what ruin is brought upon his children by the father who teaches them worldly maxims!”You must,” some people say to their children, ”seek the esteem and applause of the world. God is merciful; he takes compassion on certain sins.” Miserable the young man who sins in obedience to such maxims. Good parents teach very different maxims to their children. Queen Blanche, the mother of St. Louis, King of France, used to say to him: “My son, I would rather see you dead in my arms than in the state of sin.”

Oh! brethren, let it be your practice also to infuse into your children certain maxims of salvation, such as, “What will it profit us to gain the whole world, if we lose our own souls? Every thing on this earth has an end; but eternity never ends. Let all be lost, provided God is not lost.” One of these maxims well impressed on the mind of a young person will preserve him always in the grace of God.

8. But parents are obliged to instruct their children in the practice of virtue, not only by words, but still more by example. If you give your children bad example, how can you expect that they will lead a good life? When a dissolute young man is corrected for a fault, he answers: Why do you censure me, when my father does worse. “The children will complain of an ungodly father, because for his sake they are in reproach. ”(Eccl. xli. 10.) How is it possible for a son to be moral and religious, when he has had the example of a father who was accustomed to utter blasphemies and obscenities; who spent the entire day in the tavern, in gaming and drunkenness; who was in the habit of frequenting houses of bad fame, and of defrauding his neighbour? Do you expect that your son will go frequently to confession, when you yourself approach the tribunal of penance scarcely once a year? Children are like apes; they do what they see their parents do. It is related in the fables, that a crab-fish one day rebuked its young for walking crookedly. They replied: Father, let us see you walk. The father walked before them more crookedly than they did. This is what happens to the parent who gives bad example. Hence, he has not even courage to correct his children for the sins which he himself commits.

9. But though he should correct them, by words, of what use is his correction when he sets them a bad ex ample by his acts? It has been said in the council of Bishops, that”men believe the eyes rather than the ears.” And St. Ambrose says: ”The eyes convince me of what they see more quickly than the ear can insinuate what is past.” (Serm. xxiii., de S. S.) According to St. Thomas, scandalous parents compel, in a certain manner, their children to lead a bad life. ”Eos ad peccatum, quantum in eis fuit obligaverunt” (in Ps. xvi). They are not, says St. Bernard, fathers, but murderers; they kill, not the bodies, but the souls of their children. “Non parentes, sed peremptores.” It is useless for them to say: ”My children have been born with bad dispositions.” This is not true; for, as Seneca says, ”you err, if you think that vices are born with us; they have been engrafted.” (Ep. xciv.) Vices are not born with your children, but have been communicated to them by the bad example of the parents. If you had given good example to your sons, they should not be so vicious as they are. O brethren, frequent the sacraments, assist at sermons, recite the Rosary every day, abstain from all obscene language, from, detraction, and from quarrels; and you shall see that your sons will go often to confession, will assist at sermons, will say the Rosary, will speak modestly, and will fly from detraction and disputes. It is particularly necessary to train up children to virtue in their infancy: ”Bow down their neck from their childhood ;” for when they have grown up and contracted bad habits, it will be very difficult for you to produce, by words, any amendment in their lives.

10. To bring up children in the discipline of the Lord, it is also necessary to take away from them the occasion of doing evil. Hence a father must, in the first place, forbid his children to go out at night, or to go to a house in which their virtue might be exposed to danger, or to keep bad company. ”Cast out,” said Sarah to Abraham, ”this bondwoman and her son.” (Gen. xxi. 10.) She wished to have Ishmael, the son of Agar the bondwoman, banished from her house, that her son Isaac might not learn his vicious habits. Bad companions are the ruin of young persons. A father should not only remove the evil which he witnesses, but he is also bound to inquire after the conduct of his children, and to seek information from domestics and from externs regarding the places which his sons frequent when they leave home, regarding their occupations and companions.

Secondly, he should take from them every musical instrument which is to them an occasion of going out at night, and all forbidden weapons which may lead them into quarrels or disputes. Thirdly, he should dismiss all immoral servants; and, if his sons be grown up, he should not keep in his house any young female servant. Some parents pay little attention to this; and when the evil happens they complain of their children, as if they expected that tow thrown into the fire should not burn. Fourthly, a father ought to forbid his children ever to bring into his house stolen goods such as fowl, fruit, and the like. When Tobias heard the bleating of a goat in his house, he said: “Take heed, lest perhaps it be stolen; restore ye it to its owners.” (Tob. li. 21.) How often does it happen that, when a child steals something, the mother says to him: ”Bring it to me, my son.” Parents should prohibit to their children all games which bring destruction on their families and on their own souls, and also masks, scandalous comedies, and certain, dangerous conversations and parties of pleasure. Fifthly, a father should remove from his house romances, which pervert young persons, and all bad books which contain pernicious maxims, tales of obscenity, or of profane love.

Sixthly, he ought not to allow his children to sleep in his own bed, nor the males and females to sleep together. Seventhly, he should not permit his daughters to be alone with men, whether young or old. But some will say: ”Such a man teaches my daughters to read and write, etc.; he is a saint.” The saints are in heaven; but the saints that are on earth are flesh, and by proximate occasions they may become devils. Eighthly, if he has daughters, he should not permit young men to frequent his house. To get their daughters married, some mothers invite young men to their houses. They are anxious to see their daughters married; but they do not care to see them in sin. These are the mothers who, as David says, immolate their daughters to the devil. ”They sacrifice their sons and their daughters to devils.” (Ps. cv. 37.) And to excuse themselves they will say: ”Father, there is no harm in what I do.” There is no harm! Oh! how many mothers shall we see condemned on the day of judgment on account of their daughters! The conduct of such mothers is at least a subject of conversation among their neighbours and equals; and, for all, the parents must render an account to God. O fathers and mothers! confess all the sins you have committed in this respect, before the day on which you shall be judged arrives.

11. Another obligation of parents is, to correct the faults of the family. “Bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. ” There are fathers and mothers who witness faults in the family, and remain silent. A certain mother was in the habit of acting in this manner. Her husband one day took a stick and began to beat her severely. She cried out, and said: “I am doing nothing. Why do you beat me ?” “I beat you, ”replied the husband, ”because you see, and do not correct, the faults of the children because you do nothing.” Through fear of displeasing their children some fathers neglect to correct them; but, if you saw your son falling into a pool of water, and in danger of being drowned, would it not be savage cruelty not to catch him by the hair and save his life?”He that spareth the rod hateth his son.” (Prov. xiii. 24.) If you love your sons correct them, and, while they are growing up chastise them, even with the rod, as often as it may be necessary. I say, ”with the rod,” but not with the stick; for you must correct them like a father, and not like a galley sergeant. You must be careful not to beat them when you are in a passion; for, you shall then be in danger of beating them with too much severity, and the correction will be without fruit; for they then believe that the chastisement is the effect of anger, and not of a desire on your part to see them amend their lives. I have also said that you should correct them “while they are growing up ;” for, when they arrive at manhood, your correction will be of little use. You must then abstain from correcting them with the hand; otherwise, they shall hecome more perverse, and shall lose their respect for you. But of what use is it to correct children by so many injurious words and by so many imprecations? Deprive them of some part of their meals, of certain articles of dress, or shut them up in a room. But I have said enough. Dearly beloved brethren, draw from the discourse which you have heard the conclusion, that he who has brought up his children badly shall be severely punished; and that he who has trained them to habits of virtue shall receive a great reward. – by St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

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Take heed lest ye fall

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Wherefore, he that thinketh himself to stand,

let him take heed lest he fall

(1 Cor. 10.12).

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Destruction of the Great Temple and slaughter of “perfidious Jews” (traditional Church Liturgy for Good Friday) in Jerusalem in chastisement for the Synagogue’s mocking refusal of the saving design by the Eternal Word (Jn. 1.1) “made flesh” (Jn. 1.1): that “every knee, of those who are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, should bow [before] Him Whom they pierced” (Phil. 2.10; Jn. 19.37).

Pride “goes before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall” (Prov. 16.18); its beginning is “to fall off from God [cf., “Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary“]: because his heart is departed from Him Who made him: for pride is the beginning of all sin: he who holds it shall be filled with maledictions, and it shall ruin him in the end” (Ecclus. 10.14-15). How pride blinds us to God’s hour of merciful visitation – “The Time of God’s Visitation

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Our boundless blessed hope

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Feast of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
(Traditional Carmelite Calendar)

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When the Eternal Word was made flesh in the womb of the Immaculate Virgin, the very Source and Fount of all graces placed Himself at the disposal of this Most Blessed Mother so that Holy Church applies to Her the passage spoken by the Prophet Isaias in today’s Office: All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price. Why do you spend money for that which is not Bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness. Incline your ear and come to me: hear and your soul shall live… (55.1-2,3).

In suppressing today’s blessed Feast, the ” New ‘Catholic’ disorder” of the ‘official’ mainstream institutionalist ‘Church’ has done two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of Living Water [cf., our post “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II Catholicism“], and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water (Jer. 2.13) – they have impiously spurned the main cistern : cf., our post, “The Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sacrificed to the Protestants in the name of Vatican II ‘Ecumenism’“.

Our hope, our confidence in God can never be excessive or exaggerated, because it is founded on God’s mercy which has no limits for those who sincerely try to do everything they can to please Him. His helpful power and His desire for our eternal good, for our sanctification, infinitely exceed our most ardent hopes through the strength of Him Who Is Omnipotent, through the infinite mercy of Him Who loves to bend over souls who knows how to confess and do penance for their sins and acknowledge their miserable frailty, Who loves, as our Blessed Mother said, to exalt the humble and to fill the hungry with good things (cf., Lk. 1.52,53). God’s mercy is waiting to come to us, to purify, heal, sanctify and perfect us, but it will not come until we open the doors of our heart by complete confidence in His Divine Providence, delivering and calling us… not according to our works but according to His own purpose and grace… given us in Christ Jesus (2 Tim.1.8,9) Who was given to us except through the Immaculata (by Rev. Friar John Marie-Therese of the Holy Eucharist, C.D.).

A most blessed Feast to everyone!

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Our blessed hope

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Feast of the Prophet Elias
Father and General of the “Order of the Virgin”

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To the Discalced Carmelite Tertiaries and the Scapular Confraternity of Catholic Resistance
(by Rev. Friar John Marie-Therese of the Holy Eucharist, C.D.)

My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the driver thereof (4 Ki. 2.12).

“Clothe me, O God, with the green garment of hope. A living hope in You gives the soul such ardor, so much courage and longing for the things of eternal life that, by comparison with what it hopes for, all things of the world are without value. Give me then, a strong hope,  O my God, so that it may strip me of all the vanities of the world, that I may not set my heart upon anything that is in the world, nor hope for anything, but live clad only in the hope of eternal life. Let hope be the helmet of salvation which will protect my head from the wounds of the enemy, and will direct my gaze to heaven allowing me to fix my eyes on You alone, my God. As the eyes of the [Great Prophet of Carmel and us his descendants on the fruitful plantation of the Blessed Virgin] are set upon the hands of [their Mistress, Mother, and Chief of Your elite army], even so are my eyes set upon You, until you take pity on me because of my hope. Grant that I may set my eyes on naught but You, nor be pleased with aught but You alone. Then you will be pleased with me, and I shall be able to say in all truth that I receive from You as much as I hope for” – St. John of the Cross, Dark Night, II.21,6-8

As the Lord of hosts lives, before Whose Face I stand… (3 Ki. 17.1) When we place ourselves in the presence of the true God of our Catholic Tradition with the intention of uniting ourselves to Him, we sense immediately that the great obstacles which separate us from Him are our sins with all the subtle errors, contrivances, schemes, and snares in and out* of us prepared by the head of our infernal enemy, which our Immaculate Mother of Carmel, intimated to our Father Elias on Mount Carmel in that little cloud [arising] out of the sea like a man’s foot (3 Ki. 18.44), shall crush (Gen. 3.15), to lead us to his service and worship, followed by our frailty, and our wretchedness – all of which make it so difficult for souls to live in a manner worthy of God. But our blessed hope comes to assure us, on the part of infinite mercy, of both the pardon of our sins and the graces necessary to live not just a good but rather holy life in intimacy with our Blessed Mother of Carmel which intimacy is the foundation of our intimacy with Her Little Jesus. What consolation then floods our soul when we think that to the few of us gathered under though the little cloud of Carmel has, more than ever, it so seems, greatly expanded to cover souls with Her garment of salvation God wants to be not only our eternal possession and our eternal beatitude, but even here below He desires now  to be possessed  by us through charity and grace – through their same uncompromised cisterns with Catholic Resistance, that is, through the traditional ministry of His ministers by the unalloyed Word and ever valid and legitimate Sacraments and blessings together with our Traditional life of prayer. May the Immaculata and Her Great Prophet diffuse liberally this blessed dew of hope in and around us.

*Especially that bondwoman (Gen. 21.10) clothed round about with purple and scarlet… mother… of the abomination and filthiness of [ecumenical] fornication (Apoc. 17.4) – the pseudo-Catholic Church of the “New World Order” of the enemies of the Crucified (cf., our post “The Year that was 1929“) to which the regime of Bp. Fellay is leading back, by astute maneuverings, the mainstream Traditional Catholics.

A most blessed Feast to everyone!

Related posts: “Trouble-Maker Prophet“, “The Seraphic Tongue of God and the Teresian Carmel of Catholic Resistance“. See also: The Teresian Carmel

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The “Great Sign in Heaven” Clothes Us with Her Garment of Salvation

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Feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the
Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel

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The Great Sign in heaven (Apoc. 12.1) has clothed us with the garment of salvation
and has enclosed us with the cloak of justice”
(2nd Antiphon, First Vespers)

To Fly the Colors of the Immaculata

A most blessed Feast to everyone!

See: “Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Her Brown Scapular

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Seed of the Devil : Enemies of the Faith

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Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, 2nd Day
Feast of St. Elizabeth

A Great Sign appeared in heaven … and the dragon was angry against Her: and went to make war with the rest of Her seed: who keep the commandments of God and have the [unchanging] testimony of Jesus Christ (Apoc. 12.1,17). The REST OF HER SEED – that is, what is left of the mainstream: the Catholic Resistance who must not only reject but fight what is not of Catholic Tradition for all that is not of Faith is sin (Rom. 14.23). Antipope Bergoglio (cf., the ‘Declaratio’ of ‘resignation’ read by Pope Benedict XVI promotes a different ‘gospel’ with the “New Evangelization” devoid of Catholic proselytizing in Quito, Ecuador (ZenitNews, 7th July 2015). Our Lady of Good Success @ Quito on 21 January 1610: “The devil… will labor with… subtle astuteness to deviate them [vocations to the priesthood] from the spirit of their vocation [as also ministers of the Truth, the real holders of the office of an evangelist — no Protestantized Vatican II-’empowered’ lay ‘evangelist’ please : for this I came into the world: that I should give testimony to the Truth (Jn. 18.37)] and will corrupt many of them (cf., “At the heart of Catholic crisis – the priesthood“) to become ecumenical ‘priests’ or ministers of ‘One World Religion’ (the ‘New disOrder’ of religious harlotry).

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Decline of Religion

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First Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

Scapular vision“Flos Carmeli, vitis florigera. Splendor coeli, Virgo puerpera singularis. Mater mitis, sed viri nescia. Carmelitis da privilegia, Stella Maris” (Flower of Carmel, fruitful vine. Splendor of heaven, unique Virgin giving birth. Mother most gentle but unknown of man. To your Carmelite children, grant the laws of favor O Star of the sea!) Thus St. Simon Stock implored the Immaculata’s intervention for Her Order besieged in and out by the devil. “All that is not of Faith is sin” (Rom. 14.23) : Let us then implore with our Holy Mother Church (from the Collect of the Mass last Sunday, the 6th after Pentecost) that the Immaculata may sooner arrest the decline of the virtue of religion, that total and complete adherence to the Rights of Christ the King – 1, the due reverential worship of Him in the Traditional Liturgy in Latin He irrevocably decreed through Pope St. Pius V to be “the norm… in all churches whatsoever.. forever;” and, 2, individual and social living according to the irreformable teachings and moral norms of Catholic Tradition (2 Thess. 2.14; 3.6), among her children and its cause : “[Not in Rome will] the dogma of the Faith [be] always preserved, etc.” (Our Lady of Fatima concluding the Second Part and introducing the Third Part of Her “Secret” She wished be fully revealed as early as 1960 to stall the diabolical vehicle of apostasy – Vatican II and its Neo-Catholicism, the “pseudo- Catholicism” of infiltrated Freemasons and Communists: “The Year 1929“).

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The Catholic “Mystery of the Faith”

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Our Lady on Saturday

The Most Sacred and Precious Blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the Traditional reference of the “Mystery of Faith” in the Apostolic formula of the consecration of the wine : It is the prize and seal of our redemption from the dominion of the devil. The abolition of today’s Solemnity in the “New Calendar” reflects the deconstruction of the reference of the “Mystery of Faith” in the formula of consecration of wine in the Protestantized “New ‘Mass'” (the ‘official’ Mass since 1969) for its re-invention : the “anamnesis” proclaiming the diabolical version of redemption, the “Paschal Mystery” of Neo-Catholic ‘theo’-logists which asserts that redemption is not in its traditional central locus (place) [the Passion and Death of Christ on the Cross] but at the end in the resurrection (why the Neo-Catholic cross : the Crucified replaced by a resurrected but not in history and body, rather in the ‘faith’ – the personal belief – of a modernist ‘free-thinking Catholic’). The difference : with the popular ‘Mass’, sins, esp. the unnatural ones, abounded – not that the Precious Blood even when VALIDly confected on the neo-Catholic table brings it about but that, as St. Thomas Aquinas teaches, It refuses to give grace as with any ILLEGITIMATE rite (in a manner displeasing to God).

Now, what need was there that the Son of God should suffer for us even to pour out His Blood to its last drop? There was a great need; and indeed it can be assigned to two reasons. The first is that it was a remedy against sin, and the second is for an example of what we ought to do.

Remedy against sin and its evils

It was a remedy to such an extent that in the Passion of the Crucified we find a remedy against all the evils which we incur by our sins. And by our sins we incur different evils.

The first evil that man incurs by sin is the defilement of his soul. Just as virtue gives the soul its beauty, so sin makes it ugly – conforming it to the filthy, proud, and stupid mind of the devil and to his perverse will. “How happened it, O Israel, that thou art in thy enemies’ land? Thou art defiled with the dead” (Bar. 3.10-11). But all this is taken away by the Passion of the Crucified, whereby the Crucified poured out His Blood as a laver wherein sinners are cleansed: “Who has loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood” (Apoc. 1.5). So, too, the soul is washed by the Blood of the Crucified in Baptism because then a new birth – supernatural, in which we are “made sons of God” (Jn. 1.12) – is had in virtue of His Blood, and hence when one defiles one’s soul by sin, one offers insult to the Redeemer and sins more gravely than before one’s Baptism. “A man making void the law of Moses dies without any mercy under two or three witnesses. How much more do you think he deserves worse punishments who has trodden under foot the Son of God and has esteemed the Blood of the Testament unclean!” (Heb. 10.28-29).

Secondly, we commit an offense against God. A sensual man loves the beauty and the inordinate urges of flesh, but God loves spiritual beauty which is the beauty of the soul – conformity with the mind and heart of the Redeemer and to His image and likeness. When, however, the soul is defiled by sin, God is offended and he sinner incurs His hatred. “To God, the wicked and his wickedness are hateful alike” (Wis.14.9). This, also, is removed by the Passion of the Crucified through His Most Precious Blood Who made an infinite satisfaction to God the Father for sin – something which man of himself could never do. The charity and obedience of the Crucified Redeemer were greater than the sin and disobedience of the first man: “When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son” (Rom. 5.10).

Thirdly, we have been weakened by sin. When a person sins the first time, he believes that he will thereafter keep away from sin, but what happens is the vey opposite. This is because by that first sin he is weakened and made more prone to commit sins, and sin has power moe and more over him. Such a one, as far as he alone is concerned, has lowered himself to such a condition that he cannot rise up, and is like to a man who jumps into an abyss from which, without God’s help – what we call grace – he would never be rescued. After the Fall of man, our nature was weakened and corrupted, and we are made moe prone to sin. The Redeemer, however, lessened this sickness and weakness, although He did not entirely take it away – that through humility we may always be dependent on His merciful redemption; how un-Christian therefore is the doctrine of the Book-worshippers that they are already saved and therefore need no longer any divine assistance! So now, man is strengthened by the Passion of the Crucified Redeemer, and sin is not given such power over him. Moreover, he can rise clean from his sins when aided by God’s grace conferred by the Sacraments – but only in their Traditional pre-Vatican Rite in Latin (the “New Rite of Sacraments” since 1969, even when they happen to be validly conferred, but because they are and will always be illegitimate, that is, not pleasing to God, do not, like to an always valid “Black Mass” of the Satanists, confer grace – which receive their efficacy from the Passion of the Crucified: “Our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin may be destroyed” (Rom. 6.6). Indeed, before the Passion of our Crucified Redeemer few there were who lived without falling into mortal sin; but, afterwards, many have lived and we living without mortal sin.

Fourthly, we incur the punishment due to sin. For the justice of God demands that whosoever sins must be punished. This punishment, however, is in proportion to the guilt. But the guilt of mortal sin is infinite, because it is an offense against the Infinite Good, namely God, Whose commands the sinner holds in contempt. Therefore, the punishment due to mortal sin is infinite – the everlasting fire of hell originally “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Mt. 25.41). The Crucified Lord, however, through His Passion has taken away this punishment from us and borne it Himself (cf., 1 Pet. 2.24). The Passion of the Crucified was of such value that it sufficed to expiate for all the sins of the whole world, even of a hundred thousand worlds. And so also is it that the Catholic Resistance priest forgives sins by pouring over the penitent the Most Precious Blood; and, again, the more one conforms himself to the Passion of the Crucified and has frequent recourse to the Most Precious Blood made available still on the Catholic Resistance* altar, the greater the pardon and the grace which he gains.

* The devil and his forces through their most cunning schemes (the ancient heresies and schisms, ‘Bible-only’ salvationism, the 1789 Masonic Revolution of the ‘dignity and rights of man’, ‘free-thinking’, and the so-called ‘Novus Ordo’ or the ‘New World DisOrder': the liberal-secularist neo-Sodomitic Masonic republics dominated by the bankers of the “Synagogue of Satan”, the pseudo-Catholic Church breathing in and out the same 1789 Freemasonic Revolution ‘consecrated’ by Vatican II, Sedevacantism, Ecclesia Dei-Tridentine Mass ‘conservatism’  and the cult of Fellayism by the mainstream-Priestly Society of St. Pius X), now that their time is almost up with the coming 100th year since the unfolding of Apocalypse XII in 1917, are in their rabid drive either to deprive souls of that certain cisterns which God has elected to convey His grace to dependent rational beings who are made not only of spirit but also of matter (rather, generally perceiving through matter) or to provide them but with actually “tampered” (Pope John Paul II) and “fabricated” (Card. Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI) Protestantized ‘Mass’ of an infiltrated Freemason dissimulatingly WISHed for by a Masonic fag in Papal trappings (the ‘Blessed’ Papa Montini, Paul VI, of Vatican II-“New ‘Catholic’ DisOrder” in his pseudo-Apostolic Constitution ‘Misale Romanum’ of April 1969 – the basis of a most lying formal Fellayite declaration that the New ‘Mass’, foundation of Vatican II Neo-Catholicism, was ‘legitimately promulgated.’) or coy ones (the Traditional Rite of divine service sacrilegiously used by the Fellayites, the Ecclesia Dei ‘conservatives’, and the Sedevacantists for a facade).

And fifthly, we incur banishment from the kingdom of heaven. Those who offend kings are compelled to go into exile. Thus, man is expelled from heaven on account of sin. Adam was immediately driven out of paradise immediately after his sin, and the gates of paradise was shut. But the Crucified Redeemer, by His sufferings and death, opened this gate and recalled all the exiles to the Kingdom. With the opening of the side of the Crucified, the gate of the true and everlasting paradise is opened; and, with the pouring out of His Most Sacred and Precious Blood, guilt is washed away, satisfaction is made to God, infirmity is removed, wrath and punishment expiated, and the exiles as called back to the Kingdom. Therefore, St. Augustine says that the Passion of the Crucified can bring about a true and solidly complete reformation of our life inundated and inebriated by the Most Sacred and Precious Blood of the Redeemer flowing from the uncompromised Traditional altars of Catholic Resistance – with references to the “Catechetical Instructions of St. Thomas Aquinas”. May the Immaculata allow us not to loose this unalloyed fount of our eternal happiness.

Solemnity of the Most Sacred and Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ
1st July 2015

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Major Ordinations for the “Order of the Virgin” – II

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Our Lady on Saturday

Lord, Thou hast proved me and known me
(Ps. 138.1, from the Introit)

The Roman Catholic “Profession of the Faith”

I, John Marie-Therese of the Holy Eucharist, of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with firm faith believe and profess each and every article contained in the profession of Faith which the holy Roman Church uses, namely: I believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things seen and unseen. And in one Lord Jesus Christ the only-begotten Son of God: Born of the Father before all ages: God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God. Begotten not made, of one substance with the Father: through Whom all things were made. Who for us humans and for our salvation came down from heaven. He was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary: and became Man. He was crucified also for us, He suffered under Pontius Pilate and was buried. The third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, and of His kingdom there shall be no end. And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified: Who spoke through the Prophets. And one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the world to come. Amen.

Apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and all other observances and the constitutions of that same Church I most firmly accept and embrace. Likewise I accept Sacred Scriptures according to that sense which holy mother Church held and holds, since it is her right to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the Holy Scriptures; nor will I ever receive and interpret them except according to the unanimous consent of the Fathers. I profess also that there are seven Sacraments of the New Law, truly and properly so called, instituted by our lord Jesus Christ and necessary for salvation, though each person need not receive them all.They are: Baptism, Confirmation, the Holy Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Orders and Matrimony; and they confer grace. Of these Baptism, Confirmation and Orders may not be repeated without sacrilege.

I likewise receive and accept the Rites of the Catholic Church which have been received and approved in the solemn administration of all the aforesaid Sacraments. I embrace and accept the whole and every part of what was defined and declared by the sacred Council of Trent concerning Original Sin and justification. Likewise I profess that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, proper and propitiatory Sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that in the most holy Sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly, really and substantially the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity, of Our Lord Jesus Christ; and that there takes place the conversion of the whole substance of the bread into His Body, and of the whole substance of the wine into His Blood, and this conversion the Catholic Church calls transubstantiation. I confess that under either species alone the whole and complete Christ and the true Sacrament are received.

I firmly hold that purgatory exists, and that the souls detained there are helped by the suffrages of the faithful. Likewise, that the Saints reigning with Christ are to be honoured and prayed to, and that they offer prayers to God on our behalf, and that their relics should be venerated. I resolutely assert that images of Christ and

the ever Virgin Mother of God, and likewise those of the other Saints, are to be kept and retained, and that due honour and reverence is to be shown them. I affirm that the power of indulgences was left by Christ in the Church, and that their use is eminently beneficial to the Christian people.

I acknowledge the Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church, the Mother and Mistress of all the churches. Likewise all other things which have been transmitted, defined and declared by the sacred canons and the Ecumenical Councils, especially the Sacred Trent, I accept unhesitatingly and profess; in the same way whatever is to the contrary, and whatever heresies have been condemned, rejected and anathematised by the Church, I too condemn, reject and anathematise.

This true Catholic Faith which I now freely profess and truly hold, is what I shall steadfastly maintain and confess, by the help of God, in all its completeness and purity until my dying breath, and I shall do my best to ensure that all others do the same. This is what I, the same John Marie-Therese, promise, vow and swear. So help me God and these holy Gospels of God (the Profession of Pope Pius IX).

“… Grant that Thy Church may IN ALL THINGS follow the precepts of those from whom it has received the Faith”
(from the Collect of today’s Feast)

Major Ordinations to the Subdiaconate and Diaconate
Hearts of Jesus and Mary Seminary
Cebu City, Philippines
23rd June 2015
Vigil of the Feast of St. John the Baptist

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The Seraphic “Tongue” of God and the Teresian Carmel of Catholic Resistance

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Feast of St. Anthony, “Hammer of Heretics”
Saturday in the Octave of the Most Sacred Heart of the Lord and Savior

“When the vault in which for thirty years his sacred body had reposed was opened, the flesh was found reduced to dust but the tongue uninjured, fresh, and of a lively red colour. St. Bonaventure, then Minister General of the Order, beholding this wonder, took the tongue affectionately in his hands and kissed it, exclaiming: ‘O Blessed Tongue that always praised the Lord, and made others bless Him, now it is evident what great merit thou hast before God.'” (From the “Catholic Encyclopedia,” First Ed.)

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She sho crushes the head of Satan – sewer of every error and filth

This seraphic “tongue” of God kept on pounding the moral evils of his time: the vices of luxury, avarice, and tyranny – consequences of the errors/heresies of the Cathares and Patarines then infesting central and north Italy which he sought to extinguish. Indeed, the mouthpiece of God – His prophets, among whom the Carmelites of the Reform of St. Teresa of Jesus who look up to the great fiery Prophet of the true God on Mount Carmel (the Teresian/Discalced Carmelites of Traditional Observance who refuse to have part whatsoever with the “New” ‘Catholic’ DisOrder inaugurated by Vatican II with the introduction of a “NEW THEO…” (cf., our post “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II-‘Catholicism’“) underlying the “NEW Rite of WORSHIP” (the “Novus Ordo Missae” or the “New [Dis]Order of ‘Mass'” of 1969) ought to be God’s prophets “par excellence”, as Moses was being God’s intimate friend – could not help but be a ‘boring’ continuous divine hammering (cf., our post “Trouble-Maker Prophet“). A ‘boring’ continuous divine hammering of what evils? The prevailing Neo-Pagan moral standards (paganism with rabid revenge cloaked with ‘liberal Modernism’) that is the tragic consequence of the “dogma of the Faith” extinguished starting from Rome (“[Not in Rome will…] the dogma of the Faith [be] always preserved, etc.” – “the [Apocalyptic*] Great Sign in Heaven” @ Fatima, Portugal in ending the Second Part and introducing the Third Part of Her “Great Secret”) – as it is written: The Son of man, when He comes, shall He find, think you, Faith on earth? [Hence], in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all: even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed <“MANY nations will be annihilated” – the Apocalyptic Great Sign in Heaven @ Fatima, Portugal; cf., our post “Our Lady, Vatican Disorientation, and the Annihilation of Many Nations“>” (Lk. 18.8; 17.29-30).

* The apparition of the Immaculata @ Fatima, Portgual is not a ‘private revelation’ as the “Novus Ordo” falsely claims: “Our Lady at Fatima – Not a Mere ‘Private Revelation’ as Neo-Catholics Dismiss It!

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