Today is the feast of Corpus Christi. Spend some time in meditation on Transsubstantiation which is what we commemorate today. The protestants hate it, atheists laugh at it, but we don’t care about what they think.
Here is Mozart’s version of a 14th century hymn, Ave Verum Corpus. It’s sublime.
Let me remind my readers to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus this month. Pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart everyday.
Ask the Lord to end the pandemic, restore the livelihoods of people who have been reduced to destitution by the unnecessary destruction of the economy by stupid, cowardly bureaucrats. Ask Him to restore the true Faith in the Catholic hierarchy, in Europe and the Americas, and to convert Asia and Africa.
Even a lay person like me, without a degree in theology, can see that ecumenism is heretical. It’s right there in the Bible, specifically in the reading of Trinity Sunday, which we celebrate today.
“Et accedens Jesus locutus est eis, dicens : Data est mihi omnis potestas in cælo et in terra : euntes ergo docete omnes gentes : baptizantes eos in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti : docentes eos servare omnia quæcumque mandavi vobis : et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus, usque ad consummationem sæculi.”
“And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”
Can Jesus be clearer than this? Teach ye all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Then Our Lord commands his apostles and their successors (all the Popes, cardinals, bishops and priests) to teach the world to “observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
The Vatican II practice of promoting Christian unity by finding points of similarity with heretics, and telling Roman Catholic priests and religious NOT to bother teaching the Faith to heretics and pagans, or to refrain from baptizing the latter, contradicts the orders of Our Lord.
So what do you think about these photos?
The current occupant of the throne of St. Peter tells priests not to bother converting non-Catholics. What do you think? That it’s not important? Why isn’t it important? What else could be more important than the Truth?
“Ego sum via, et veritas, et vita. Nemo venit ad Patrem, nisi per me.” (John 14:6)
You know what this means. You should be able to read the Latin because you’re Catholic. If you can’t and won’t, you’re lukewarm. Join the Novus Ordo or Lutherans and the Methodists – there’s hardly a difference between them.
You could also adopt Pilate’s attitude when he asked Our Lord a rather snarky question: “Quid est veritas?”
Imagine this guy, standing before Truth Himself, Existence Himself, uttering such nonsense as if he were with a bunch of his posh friends, discussing Greek philosophy over wine. That Our Lord didn’t just punch him in the face and send lightning bolts to destroy him and his army (which would have pleased the Sons of Thunder) speaks to the unfathomable love and mercy of Jesus.
We do not have the luxury of pretending that this doesn’t matter. It matters very much. Our final destination – heaven or hell – depends upon the Truth. The Novus Ordo cult of Vatican II runs on this kind of heretical fuel, a pack of lies built on lies, all condemned not only by earlier Popes, but by the word of God. Who are you going to believe: the conciliar popes or Jesus?
Today I present to you a meditation on how to live in the presence of God. Imagine how different your life would be if you always were conscious of His presence.
How would you act in the office and at home, knowing that the Creator is right there next to you, watching you all the time? What choices would you make? Reflect on how different your life would have been, had you been conscious of His presence. Read today’s meditation written by Cardinal Bacci.
Go outside, take a walk, swim in the sea, see your friends, have dinner and a glass of wine on the beach.
Enjoy life. How many years do you have left? Maybe not years but months or weeks? Gather wildflowers. Pick up a pen and write a story, or a brush and paint a picture. Sit underneath a canopy and read a good book. Listen to Pergolesi, Monteverdi, Bach, Buxtehude and Palestrina. Eat grilled squid, hummus, artichokes, orzo, prosciutto di Parma, roast lamb. End your meal with cake and ice cream. Gaze at the stars.
It’s wonderful to be in a place where no one wears masks, where God lavishes on the human race, the glories of nature: stunning sunsets, deep purple mountains rising dramatically from the sea, and a calm breeze raising ripples on the water. I hear the tolling of bells across a serene bay dotted with Venetian churches and palaces, long ago abandoned by the Venetians. Most of the churches are shuttered and in a state of ruin. When the Venetians left, the Catholic faith and Catholic culture went with them. Another century of wars, followed by Communist rule, have decimated and reduced to penury whoever was left behind. After the end of Communism, the inhabitants renovated most of the houses and some palaces, and turned them into tourist accommodations. But the churches have been left to crumble. There’s no money for that now. There’s money, however, for the casinos and hotels that cater to the cruise ship crowds (at the moment there are none). I said a prayer for the return of the Catholic faith to this region and with it, a return to beauty and virtue. Without the faith, people are just chasing shadows, living in error, like ships drifting in a cold dark lonely ocean.
Life and good health are fleeting. Go out into nature and see what He has made for us. Get exercise – run, swim, hike, bike, take long walks. Get a canoe and paddle on a lake, in a river, along the coastline. God made us for joy.
“Prayer is to our soul what the rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly; it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains. You may perform good works as much as you like; if you do not pray frequently and pray properly you will not be saved, for prayer opens our mind’s eye and shows our soul the magnitude of our misery and the necessity of divine assistance.”
— Sermons of the Curé of Ars: Sermons for all the Sundays and Feast Days of the Year by St. Jean Marie Vianney https://a.co/cQtYcbz