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To fly the colors of the Immaculata – II

+ J.M.J. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception “Thou art all fair, O My love, and there is not a spot in thee” (Canticle of Canticles 4.7). The Advent of the Lord and Savior was to open the fount of grace … 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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The Great Catholic Battle (IV): “Dominus tecum”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. John Damascene Dominus tecum (The Lord is with thee, from the Holy Gospel on the Feast of the Annunciation). Therefore, the Immaculata – in whose womb the Son of God would be made flesh by the … Continue reading

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The Great Catholic Battle – Spirit of Penance

+ J.M.J. Ember Wednesday in the First Week of Lent Do penance… I say to you: but unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish (Mt. 4.17; Lk. 13.3 – Our Lord seems to recall to us today in pointing … 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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Christian Prayer – “Ask[s] Such Things As PLEASE GOD” (I)

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces (Traditional Teresian Carmelite Calendar) Last Sunday, the ninth after Pentecost, Holy Church prays that God help her children to “ask such things as please [Him]” (Collect of the … Continue reading

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

+ J.M.J. Sixth Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel Attend to My law… – “Once we realize that God is merciful love, we go to Him with confidence. In its turn, ‘confidence,’ [says our dear “Little … Continue reading

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

+ J.M.J. Fourth Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel “Stay in the cell…” We have seen that to quest for, find and, finally, take possession most securely and for eternity our Beloved is the effect … Continue reading

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

+ J.M.J. Third Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel “Stay in the cell…” Quest for God – and Him alone, for He “alone suffices!” (“Solo Dios basta!” says our holy Mother Teresa of Jesus) – is “conversio … Continue reading

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“Lux Magna”

+ JMJ Feast of the Epiphany The people that walked in darkness… them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death… have seen a GREAT LIGHT (Is. 9.2.) God left the heavens to remake the hearts of men … Continue reading

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