Tag Archives: grace

“Sign of contradiction”

+ J.M.J.   First Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – “Behold, this Child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many… and for a sign which shall be contradicted” (from the Holy Gospel, St. Lk. 2.33-40). … Continue reading

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‘Pontifex’ to Catholic Youth who prefer the Traditional Latin Mass: ‘Rigid’

+ J.M.J. Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Feast of All the Carmelite Saints: Their examples and merits – in meditation of the yoke of God’s law and in living for God alone by perfect self-immolation on … Continue reading

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New Life in Christ

+ J.M.J.   “All power is given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Mt. 28.18). We must bear in mind, says St. Thomas Aquinas in his “Meditations,” that our old life is one consumed in worldly standards and by … Continue reading

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Pastors according to God’s Heart?

+ J.M.J. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost … Christ… also hath made us fit ministers of the New Testament (from the Lesson, 2 Cor. 3.4-9). A certain Samaritan, being on his journey, came near him: and seeing him, was moved with … Continue reading

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When “not everyone who [‘prays’] shall enter the kingdom of heaven…”

+ J.M.J. Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Let us come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and may find grace in seasonable aid…[for] in [Her] is all grace of the way and of the truth, … Continue reading

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“Broken Cisterns” at Vatican II

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces (Traditional Carmelite Calendar) Let us come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and may find grace in seasonable aid…[for] in [Her] … Continue reading

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In the Royal Court of the “Catholic God”

+ J.M.J. Thursday in the First Week of Lent But God is our King before the ages (Ps. 73.12, from today’s Office of Prime in the Roman Breviary) Only Our Lord can we find in the Immaculate Heart of Our … Continue reading

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“De profundis”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Augustine Bishop and Doctor of the Church Out of the depths…. He shall redeem… (Ps. 129.1,8) Saint Augustine, once “caught fast in a disease of the flesh…” (Confessions, Bk. VI, Ch. 12), rose to such a towering … Continue reading

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The “Rule” of Our Lady and the Scapular Confraternity – V

+ J.M.J. Fifth Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel “Meditating day and night on the law of the Lord” – Attend to my law. Our Beloved, in His “merciful love” (our dear “Little Therese”) towards us, saved … Continue reading

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“Lumen Fidei” – a ‘faith’ or the Catholic Faith?

+ J.M.J. First Saturday of the Month “That which afflicts the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus….” (Sr. Lucia, C.D.): “Rome will lose the Faith” (Our Lady of La Salette in 1849 – the whole Message approved … Continue reading

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