Thursday, April 29, 2010

Promote Sacred Liturgy

Teach your kids what the word "sacred" means.

See here:

Inside Rome Tomb of St. Catherine of Siena

Opened by the Dominican friars each year on her feast day for the faithful to enter, kneel and pray.

Room Where St. Catherine of Siena Passed Away in Rome (Cubiculum S. Catharinae Virginis Senensis)

St. Catherine of Siena passed away in this room in 1380 (now attached to the sacristy of the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva).

This chapel was constructed in 1637 around the original room by Cardinal Barberini.  If you ever want to pray here just ask the sacristan for permission to enter and see it.

Feast of St. Catherine of Siena in Rome

Catholic Brazil

C. Cardinal Hummes, O.F.M.

Society of Saint John

If you enjoy French language and culture this might be your call.

American Saint

See here and be inspired:

More Blessings of Summorum Pontificum: Usus Antiquior Ambrosian Rite Events in Rome this Weekend

Friday April 30, 4:00 p.m.
Sung Mass at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Saturday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.
Solemn Vespers and Compline at Sant'Andrea del Quirinale

Sunday, May 2, 12:00 p.m.
Solemn Mass at Pantheon

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rome's Usus Antiquior Faithful on Torino Pilgrimage to Pray Before the Holy Shroud of Turin

It was a wonderful pilgrimage.

From Rome came lots of priests, seminarians, families, young couples, kids and elderly and pontifical university students.

Many thanks to everybody who put the event together!

To pray before the Shroud of Turin was a very special gift and this group carried the torch.

You were remembered and your intentions were carried with us.

Let us pray!

Rome's Usus Antiquior Faithful on Torino Pilgrimage to Pray Before the Holy Shroud of Turin

Turin, Italy: April 24, 2010.

Shroud of Turin Extraordinary Exhibition A.D. 2010

Tuam Sindonem veneramur, Domine, et Tuam recolimus Passionem.

Know that in front of the Holy Shroud you were prayed for as well as for all readers of this blog and for all those involved in Catholic Internet evangelization.

It was one of the greatest honors of my life to pray before this most hallowed relic in all of Christendom.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rome Quotes

"The peoples of the world will hear him [the Pope] gladly, but the rulers see in him a superior and will not brook it.  They cannot subdue him, and they will not be subject to his voice.  They are therefore in perpetual conflict with him.  But whoever fought against him and has prospered?  Kings have carried him captive, and princes have betrayed him; but, one by one, they have passed away, and he still abides.  Their end has been so tragically explicit that all men may read its meaning.  And yet kings and princes will not learn, nor be wise.  They rush against the rock, and perish.  The world sees their ruin, but will not see the reason.  The faithful read in the ruin of all who lay hands on the Vicar of Christ the warning of the Psalmist, 'Nolite tangere Christos meos;' and of our Lord Himself, 'Whosoever shall fall on the stone, shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder" [Matthew 21:44].

-Cardinal Manning

Rome Quotes

"And in the midst of this, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, abandoned by all the powers of the once Christian world stands alone, weak but invincible, the supreme judge and infallible teacher of men."

-Cardinal Manning

Rome Quotes

"In these days laxity is mistaken for charity and indifference to truth for love of souls."

-Cardinal Manning

2010 March For Life in Brussels (Mars Voor Het Leven/Marche Pour La Vie/Marsch Für Das Leben)

Thousands marched for an end to abortion and made history.

2010 March For Life in Brussels (Mars Voor Het Leven/Marche Pour La Vie/Marsch Für Das Leben)

2010 March For Life in Brussels (Mars Voor Het Leven/Marche Pour La Vie/Marsch Für Das Leben)

2010 March For Life in Brussels (Mars Voor Het Leven/Marche Pour La Vie/Marsch Für Das Leben)

Blessed Michael the Archangel: Heavenly Patron of Brussels (Now the E.U. Capital with Strasbourg)


Pray the St. Michael Prayer each day that through his heavenly intercession the Catholic identity of Brussels, Belgium, might me saved.

Since 1958 Brussels has been the seat of what became in 1992 the European Union and the city is now crawling with Arab nationals and has the highest crime rate of any European capital.  Meanwhile, the E.U. continues to ask for more and more abortion on demand.

Tourist brochures for the city advertise Brussels as a place which has always been characterised by "tolerance" and is open and welcoming to the "new" Europe "still" under construction.

Good news: the blessed statue of St. Michael felling the devil still reigns above the city.

The son of the Count of Leuven (1041-1063) who was the landowner of the county of Brussels is said to have been saved from sure death by St. Michael and in recognition of this he proclaimed Michael the patron saint of the city.  Since 1455 the copper statue of St. Michael, with a cross atop his helmet and atop the devil with his sword has decorated the spire of the town hall as seen here.

Many have made an effort in recent years to have this statue removed.

Glory of Catholic Belgium: Primate Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard at First Pro-Life March in Brussels

March 28, 2010: First ever March For Life/Mars Voor Het Leven/Marche Pour La Vie/Marsch Für Das Leben at the of Brussels.

Glory be to Jesus Christ for holiness and grace such as this - an apostle in our midst.

Pray, fast and do penance for an end to the menace of abortion and may the Lord save Europe from the abortion industry which spells extinction for her native blood.

Maniple: Rich with Symbolism

From Brussels, Belgium.

April 26 in Rome: Feast of Mater Boni Consilii (Madonna del Buon Consiglio)

When you're in the Holy City be sure to visit the original icon in Genazzano, just east of Rome.  Meanwhile, this is the Rome street shrine with altar for devotions.

Here is a taste of the Introit for the April 26 Mass:

"Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honore beatae Mariae Virginis boni Consilii Matris: de cuius solemnitate gaudent Angeli et collaudant Fillium Dei.  Alleluia, alleluia."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cotta Griccia in 1700s

Il Cardinale Vicario Conte della Somaglia, 1786 (by Gaspare Landi).

Cappa Magna in U.S.A.

From Penny on Facebook.

"We Defend the Pope"

The good guys fight back:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Kid Says: "Bring Back the Old Cotta Griccia Surplice!"

The new generation of altar server has spoken: "Griccia rules!"

We need to rethink some of these traditions and bring them back.