Dans le Sacré-Cœur

To Promote The Reign of Christ the King Through the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mystical Princess of Tepeyac — December 15, 2015

Mystical Princess of Tepeyac

O Mystical Princess of Tepeyac,

Thou wast seen,

In all Thy beauty,

By the saintly Juan Diego,

Who Thou came to see,

For a special request.

“A Church, little Juanito, I desire,

On the hill from which I stand

For worship and praise of my sweet and Divine Son.

Tell the Bishop that his Queen is here, for She

Has come to visit Her people”

Thy littlest Child Juanito goes

Off to see the Bishop

And tells him of Thee,

O august Queen!

“Dear Juan, I need a Sign;

Show me that our Queen has come!”

With that, Juanito attempts to go home,

Back to his uncle that bears his name.

Yet Thou intercepts him!

“Do not worry and fret, my son.  I am your Mother and I love you very much.  Your uncle is fine; He has been healed.  Take these roses, as a Sign that I have come, to the Bishop, in your tilma.”

Thy beauty, O Lady, was more than enough!

Now bright roses in the December snow?!

What next, O precious Mother?

Thy little Juanito leaves

To go see the Bishop,

His tilma filled with roses.

The Bishop awaits him.

The tilma drops,

From the release of Juan’s hands,

The roses falling onto the ground…

Thy Image, O Lady, on the tilma,

Causes the Bishop

And others

To fall on their knees:

Homage to the Ever-Virgin Queen of Tepeyac!

Homage to the Ever-Virgin Queen of Tepeyac!

Homage to the Ever-Virgin Queen of Tepeyac!

A Church is built on the hill of Thy choosing,

Accompanied with sweet chants of love, honor and devotion!

The Sacrifice of Love

Takes over and replaces

The sacrifice of hate!



“The Virgin is one of us.  Our pure Mother, Our Sovereign Lady is one of us!”




Gaudete Sunday(3rd Sunday of Advent): Meditation — December 14, 2015
God’s Love Letter… And Battle Plan! — December 12, 2015
Our Lady of Guadalupe —

Our Lady of Guadalupe

(from Our Lady of The Rosary.org website)


Feast day: December 12
(Taken from http://olrl.org/prophecy/ladyofg.shtml)


“And the land was polluted with blood,” by idolaters who sacrificed their
sons and daughters to devils. (Ps. 105:38) Such was Mexico when Hernando
Cortes arrived there in 1519. Some ten million native Nahuatl Indians
formed a vast confederation of tribes at this time. These tribes were
dominated by the powerful Aztecs who, for all their intelligence, industry,
and valor, were equally barbaric, enslaved by an extravagant system of
idolatry which placated its numerous gods with gruesome orgies of human
sacrifice and cannibalism. For centuries torrents of blood literally flowed
from the temple pyramids, with as many as 20,000 humans being sacrificed in
one day.

Cortes came and liberated the Nahuatls from their slavery to Satan, but
because of the corruption of the Spanish rulers and because of the Aztec’s
attachment to polygamy and other pagan practices, very few converted to
Catholicism in the first decade of Spanish rule. The saintly Juan de
Zumarraga, Mexico’s first bishop, could do little to convert the Aztecs,
but he remained confident in the unfailing help of the Queen of Heaven, to
whom he entrusted the future of New Spain.

Juan Diego, a simple and God-fearing man, was one of the few converts in
the first 10 years. For 6 years he had devoutly practiced the Faith,
walking 6 miles every morning to Mass. On Saturday, December 9, 1531, he
began his usual pre-dawn journey. As he reached the hill known as Tepeyac,
he heard a very wonderful music descending from the top of the hill. It
sounded like the sweetest melody of singing birds. Suddenly the singing
stopped and a gentle woman’s voice was heard from above the mount saying,
“Juanito, Juan Dieguito.” When he reached the summit, he saw a Lady
standing there who told him to come near. He marveled greatly at her
superhuman grandeur. Her garments were shining like the sun and the cliff
where she rested her feet was pierced with glitter.

The Lady thus spoke to him: “Know and understand well, you the most humble
of my sons, that I am the ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for
Whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and earth. I
wish that a temple be erected here quickly, so I may therein exhibit and
give all my love, compassion, help and protection, because I am your
merciful mother… Go to the bishop of Mexico and say to him that I
manifest my great desire, that here a temple be built to me.”

Juan went directly to the bishop and gave him the message. Fray Zumarraga,
however, did not seem to believe him and dismissed him after listening to
his story. When Juan Diego returned to Tepeyac hill, the Lady appeared
again and told him to “go again tomorrow and see the bishop … and again
tell him that I, in person, the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of God, sent

Juan visited the bishop’s house again the next day and repeated the story.
This time the bishop listened more attentively and then asked Juan to bring
some sign as a proof of the story. Our Lady told Juan that she would give
him a sign for the bishop on the following morning. He failed to return the
next day, however, because his uncle Juan Bernardino was gravely ill and by
night time asked Juan to summon a priest the next day.

On Tuesday, Juan climbed Tepeyac from a different angle to prevent the Lady
from seeing him and deterring his journey to get the priest. She approached
him from that side of the hill, however, and, on hearing his mission,
replied, “Do not fear this nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I, your
Mother, not here? Are you not under my protection? Do not be afflicted by
the illness of your uncle; he is now cured.”

Juan Bernardino related later that at that very hour a beautiful Lady
appeared to him, calling herself “she who crushes the serpent” (see Gen.
3:15). Juan Bernardino felt a profound peace come over his soul and through
his limbs a healing wave seemed to roll, filling him with strength and
cooling his burning fever. He was cured.

After reassuring Juan Diego, Our Lady told him to gather the flowers at the
top of the hill and give them to the bishop for a sign. But how could this
be? Flowers in December, the month in which all vegetation is destroyed by
freezing? Flowers on a hilltop full of crags, thorns, and thistles?
Reaching the top of the hill, Juan was amazed to find many varieties of
exquisite roses of Castella (in Spain), hitherto unknown to Mexico. He
placed the flowers in his tilma, a coarsely woven cloak of cactus fibers,
and set out for the bishop’s house.

When Juan Diego reached the bishop’s house and was finally admitted, he
unfolded the tilma, revealing the gorgeous, sweet scented flowers. Suddenly
there appeared on the face of the tilma a precious Image of the Ever-Virgin
Holy Mary, Mother of God. The bishop and all others present fell to their
knees upon seeing the miraculous image…


The Image of Our Lady that appeared on the tilma, which can still be seen
in Mexico City today, is truly miraculous and has been the wonder of
scientists for hundreds of years. All, after exhaustive investigation with
sophisticated analytic detectors, have concluded that the work is beyond
the power of men to produce.

They were unable to find any trace of paint residue or dye of any sort on
the Image. What produced the colors on Juan Diego’s cloak or how they were
applied remains a total mystery of science. The Image still retains its
original colors, even though it was unprotected by any covering during the
first 100 years of veneration. The bluish-green color of Our Lady’s mantle
is unique. It seems to be made of an unearthly shade that as yet no artist
has been able exactly to match. Moreover, a painter would be incredibly
foolish to choose an Indian’s tilma to work on and even more to paint right
over the center seam of the cloak. And had the Virgin not turned ever so
slightly to the right, the stitch would have divided her face. Just as
astonishing is the fact that only the seam still holds the tilma together.
The law of gravity does not allow a single flimsy cotton thread to bind two
heavier materials of cloth for more than ten years, much less four hundred
and fifty! In addition, the coarse weave of the tilma was utilized by the
Artist in such a precise manner as to give depth to the face of the Image.

Infrared radiation photography confirmed, besides the lack of paint and
brush strokes, no corrections, no underlying sketch, no sizing used to
render the surface smooth, no varnish covering the image to protect its
surface. According to specialists of the Kodak Corporation in Mexico, the
Image bears more resemblance to a color photograph than anything else.
Study of photographic enlargements of Our Lady’s face have revealed the
image of a bearded man, clearly identifiable in the eyes. Rigorous
investigations by leading oculists found not only the image of the bearded
man but all the optical imaging qualities of a normal human eye, such as
light reflection, image positioning and distortion on the cornea.

The Virgin’s mantle is covered with stars which stunningly and accurately
map out various constellations as might be seen in the Mexican sky. Even
more remarkably, this “star map” on the mantle is in reverse: providing a
view of the constellations from beyond them, as would be seen looking
through them towards the earth. The constellations are consistent with what
astronomers believe was in the sky above Mexico City the day the Image was
formed, December 12, 1531. The colors of the tunic and mantle are important
ones in the Aztec hierarchical structure, ones typically reserved for the

Recent gynecological studies have also identified signs of pregnancy in the
image and a special flower, the Quincunx, over the place where the heart of
the unborn child would be. This flower is the Aztec symbol of the Lord of
the Universe.

The great majority of the miraculous aspects of the Image were not
discovered until the 20th century, when the technology and archaeology made
the discoveries possible. This is 400 years from the creation of the Image.


When Bishop Zumarraga saw the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he
commanded that a church be built on Tepeyac hill as Our Lady requested.
Thousands of Aztec Indians were present at the translation of the Image to
the new chapel. They chanted, “The Virgin is one of us. Our pure Mother,
Our Sovereign Lady, is one of us!” In a transport of enthusiasm, one group
of young warriors took their bows and sent a pretty volley of arrows
through the air. Unfortunately, one of the shafts struck and killed one of
the spectators. The poor native was picked up by his sorrowing friends and
carried into the chapel, where they placed him at the feet of Our Lady of
Guadalupe. While everyone together prayed for a miracle, suddenly the dead
man opened his eyes and rose up fully recovered!

The Bishop placed Juan Diego in charge of the new chapel and the recipient
of the apparitions spent the remainder of his life explaining the message
and the meaning of the visions to the pilgrims who came there. There
already existed good means of communication in that vast country and news
of the wonderful events were soon common knowledge everywhere. From 1531
until the present day, a continuous stream of pilgrims has flowed through
the doors of the church on Tepeyac hill. It is estimated now that as many
as twenty million pilgrims come to see the miraculous tilma every year.

In explaining the apparitions to the pilgrims, Juan laid great stress on
the fact that the Mother of the True God has chosen to come to the site of
the temple of the pagan mother-goddess Tonantzin to signify that
Christianity was to replace the Aztec religion. This startling fact made
such an impact on the Mexicans, that for years after the apparitions they
referred to the sacred image as the picture of Tonantzin (“Our Mother”) or
Teonantzin (“God’s Mother”).

Until 1531, the Sacrament of Baptism had been administered most to infants,
as the overwhelming majority of Aztec adults had resisted the advances of
the missionaries. However, as the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe began to
spread throughout the country, great numbers of all ages and classes began
to long for a new moral code based on the example of the Mother of the
‘white man’s god’, who could now only be the Mother of the True God, their
“clean Mother”, and who had captivated their minds and hearts with her
radiant purity, virtue and love.

As a result, the few missionaries in the country were soon increasingly
engaged in preaching, instructing and baptizing. The trickle of conversions
soon became a river, and that river a flood which is perhaps unprecedented
in the history of Christianity. 5,000,000 Catholics were lost to the Church
due to the Protestant Revolt in Europe at this time but their numbers were
more than replaced in a few years by over 9,000,000 Aztec converts (out of
10 million).

A famous Mexican preacher of the 19th century expressed this tidal wave of
conversions as follows:
“It is true that immediately after the conquest (of Cortes), some apostolic
men, some zealous missionaries, mild, gentle conquerors who were disposed
to shed no blood but their own, ardently devoted themselves to the
conversion of the Indians. However, these valiant men, because of their
fewness, because of the difficulty of learning various languages, and of
the vast extent of our territory, obtained, in spite of their heroic
efforts, but few and limited results.

“But scarcely had the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe appeared and taken
possession of this her inheritance, when the Catholic Faith spread with the
rapidity of light from the rising sun, through the wide extent and beyond
the bounds of the ancient empire of Mexico. Innumerable multitudes from
every tribe, every district, every race, in this immense country . . . who
were grossly superstitious, who were ruled by the instincts of cruelty,
oppressed by every form of violence, and utterly degraded, returned upon
themselves at the credible announcement of the admirably portentous
apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe, recognized their natural dignity,
forgot their misfortunes, put off their instinctive ferocity, and, unable
to resist such sweet and tender invitations, came in crowds to cast their
grateful hearts at the feet of so loving a Mother, and to mingle their
tears of emotion with the regeneration of the waters of Baptism.”

The missionaries were all but overwhelmed by the endless multitudes
clamoring for instruction and Baptism. Almost everywhere they traveled,
entire families would come running out of their village, entreating them
with signs to come and pour the water on their heads. When the numbers grew
too numerous to cope with individually, the missionaries formed the men and
women into two columns behind a cross-bearer. As they filed past the first
priest, he briefly imposed on each the Oil of Catechumens. Holding lighted
candles and singing a hymn, they would then converge on a second priest who
stood beside the baptismal font. The columns would slowly wind back to the
first priest where, with hands joined, husbands and wives would pronounce
their marriage vows together, receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Several trustworthy contemporary writers note that one missionary, a
Flemish Franciscan named Peter of Ghent, baptized with his own hands over
1,000,000 Mexicans! “Who will not recognize the Spirit of God in moving so
many millions to enter the kingdom of Christ,” wrote Fr. Anticoli, S.J.,
“and when we consider that there occurred no portent or other supernatural
event … to attract such multitudes, other than the apparitions of the
Virgin, we may state with assurance that it was the Vision of the Queen of
the Apostles that called the Indians to the Faith.”


The miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe is an unquestionable display of God’s
love and mercy for the Mexican and American people. As She converted the
hearts of the Aztec Indians, so let Her convert our modern, worldly hearts
to turn to Her and Her Son. Let us ask her help to restore modesty and
decency and especially to bring about the end of the modern sacrifice of
innocent humans to the altar of self-love, abortion. Foster devotion to
this Noble Virgin and Mother in your own life and the lives of others.

Contemplating her, remember the following words of a prayer composed by
Pope Pius XII, in which he declares the Virgin of Guadalupe the Empress of
all the Americas: “For we are certain, that as long as you are recognized
as Queen and Mother, Mexico and America will be safe.”

O Heart of God Divine — December 11, 2015

O Heart of God Divine

O Heart of God Divine!

O sweet Treasure of graces!

More precious than gold and silver,

Thy Love created all things:

Sun, moon, planets, stars,

Sky, sea, trees, plants, animals, men;

All created things bend,

At the pulsations of Thy Heart!

Conquerer of all creation,

Thou hast made all things for Thyself!

Thy simple Heart wants love,

As Thou hast loved!

What holy desires from the God-Man!

Conquerer of the human heart,

Thou hast made Thy Love

Attractive and desirous to the hearts of little ones,

Who desire Love above all things!

O sweet and Divine Lover,

Thou art forever glorious, beautiful, and lovely!

Forever and ever!




Immaculate Conception — December 9, 2015

Immaculate Conception

The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception is that the Blessed Virgin is conceived without the stain of Original Sin from St. Anne’s womb due to the foreseen merits of Jesus Christ, Her Divine Son.  What a beautiful Dogma!  It is my favorite!  Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!La Inmaculada Concepcion.jpg

2nd Sunday of Advent: Meditation — December 6, 2015

2nd Sunday of Advent: Meditation

I receive emails from Our Lady of the Rosary Website.  Today, they sent me this email:

“December – dedicated to the Divine Infancy

(From the book “Could You Explain Catholic Practices?”
by Rev. Charles J. Mullaly, S.J. – 1937)

Advent is a season of penance, and of preparation by the Faithful
for the spiritual joy of Christmas. It is a time when the Church admonishes us to lift our hearts to God and to trust in Him who is to free us from our sins.  As Advent is a season of penance, the color of the vestments used at its seasonal Masses is violet and the altar is not decorated with flowers, except on the third Sunday which is called Gaudete, or “Rejoice Sunday,”because the Introit of the Mass of that day reminds us of the near approach of our Lord’s birth: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh.” During this season of penance, as in Lent, the solemn celebration of marriage, that is, with Nuptial Mass, etc., is forbidden.

We should strive ever to emphasize the fact that Christmas is the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. The greeting cards we send at the holy season should be a manifestation of our Catholic Faith, an aid to our friends to enter into the spirit of the holy season, and a reminder to them that we are praying that they may know Christ more intimately and love Him more ardently. Your cards to non-Christian friends may be a means of causing them to make inquiries in regard to the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas derives its name, “Christ’s Mass,” from the Mass offered in
honor of the Birth of Christ. Its early English form was written as “Christes Maesse,” and in the course of the change of the English language it eventually became Christmas. In the earliest days of the Church this feast did not exist. Greater stress was placed on the Feast of the Epiphany, because it commemorates the day on which our Saviour was made known to the Gentiles, when the Wise Men came to adore Him. The Feast of the Nativity came gradually into existence in the fourth century. Its first mention is made by the great Christian writer, Clement of Alexandria, about the year 200, and shows that it was celebrated on May 20. About the year 300, the Latin Church began to observe it on December 25, because an ancient tradition assigns that day as the probable date of the Birth of our Savior.

Love of the Babe of Bethlehem, who was born to redeem us, caused
Catholics, in centuries long gone by, to introduce into our churches a
representation of the crib, the Divine Babe, The Blessed Mother, St.
Joseph, and the Shepherds. St. Francis of Assisi deserves the credit of
making this practice very popular. His zeal prompted him to place at Graccio a representation of the cave of Bethlehem. His plan permitted the
Faithful vividly to grasp the story of Bethlehem and to realize the poverty
and suffering of our Saviour in the bleak, cold stable where He was born.
The plan has spread to churches in all parts of the world.

On  the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, it is customary to put the
statues of the Wise Men beside the crib. In the early Church, this feast
was celebrated with great solemnity because it was the day on which our
Saviour was made known to those who were not of Israel. In the fourth
century, the Feast of the Nativity came into its own and was given first
importance, though in many Catholic countries the custom exists of giving all Christmas presents on the Feast of Epiphany, since on that day the Wise Men brought gifts to our Saviour.

The Christmas tree is of recent origin. It represents for us the Tree
of the Cross. Bethlehem and Calvary are ever associated together in our
Christian thoughts, for Christ was born to die on the Tree of Ignominy and
thus redeem a sinful world. The lights placed upon the Christmas tree have for us a symbolical meaning. They portray the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.

Our modern Santa Claus, a crude, ridiculous figure, can be traced
back to that gentle lover of children–St. Nicholas. This Saint’s feast is
celebrated on December 6, and parents and friends gave children presents on that day. The Dutch settlers in New York brought this custom with them to the New World, and the giving of presents on December 6 and on Christmas Day became somewhat confused. St. Nicholas was contracted into “Santa Claus” and, with the increasing pagan idea of the Yuletide, became the rollicking, bewhiskered figure so alien to the true Christmas spirit.

Let our children look to the Christ Child for their Christmas presents. There is no need of deception here, and of shattering childish faith. The Christ Child exists; He loves the little ones and He wishes them to love Him. We have no use in a Catholic home for the fraudulent Santa Claus and the pagan Christmas he now symbolizes. Let the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ be for young and old a day of spiritual joy and of close union with the Saviour whom we love.

Come to me, O Divine Savior, vouchsafe to be born in my heart.
Grant that, taught by Thine example, and assisted by Thy grace, I may
be poor in spirit and humble of heart. Keep me chaste and obedient.
I wish to live but for Thee. O Mary, my Advocate and Mother, obtain
by thy prayers forgiveness of my past offenses and holy perseverance
unto death. St. Joseph, do thou also pray for me, that I may become
daily more pleasing to Jesus. Amen.”


“Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight” the paths for the Divine Child of the Universe!  Remove anger, malice, and vice from one’s heart and “rejoice in the Lord always”.  Strew flowers around His crib and with the Angels sing “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will”


Contemplation: Jesus, Our Peace, grants us the peace “which surpasses all understanding” and knowledge and in which the world can never give.

Notes to Remember:

A Christmas Tree represents the Tree of ignominy on which Christ died.

Christmas Lights represent the Light of the world, Christ Himself.

The Christ Child will give presents to good children… and good adults!


O Good God and King! —

O Good God and King!

O Divine King with the pierced Heart,

I crown Thee with many crowns…

Of roses, my Love!

Of lilies, my Honor!

Of daises, my Joy!

Of violets, my Beloved!

Of tulips, my Sweetness!

Of sunflowers, my Delight!

Of bluebonnets, my Precious!

Of the earth’s bounty,

I give Thee,

Strawberries, Blueberries, grapes,

And many other sweet things,

All for Thee!

Of Heaven’s bounty,

I ask the Saints

To join Our Lady and the Angels,

To raise up the fragrance of the voices

Of the many canticles of love,

Sung to Thee,

For Thy glory,

Thy honor,

Thy joy!

All on my behalf!

For nothing I say,

Expresses the love

I have for Thee,

O Good God and King!



Rex Admirabilis in Latin and English — December 5, 2015

Rex Admirabilis in Latin and English

(from Preces-Latinae- http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Hymni/IesuRex.html)

IESU, Rex admirabilis
et triumphator nobilis,
dulcedo ineffabilis,
totus desiderabilis.
O JESUS, King most wonderful!
Thou Conqueror renowned!
Thou Sweetness most ineffable!
in whom all joys are found!
Quando cor nostrum visitas,
tunc lucet ei veritas,
mundi vilescit vanitas,
et intus fervet caritas.
When once Thou visitest the heart,
then truth begins to shine;
then earthly vanities depart;
then kindles love divine.
Iesu, dulcedo cordium,
fons vivus, lumen mentium,
excedens omne gaudium
et omne desiderium.
O Jesu! Light of all below!
Thou font of life and fire!
surpassing all the joys we know,
and all we can desire.
Iesum omnes agnoscite,
amorem eius poscite;
Iesum ardenter quaerite,
quaerendo inardescite.
May every heart confess Thy name,
and ever Thee adore;
and seeking Thee, itself inflame
to seek Thee more and more.
Te nostra, Iesu, vox sonet,
nostri te mores exprimant;
te corda nostra diligant
et nunc, et in perpetuum. Amen.
Thee may our tongues for ever bless;
Thee may we love alone;
and ever in out lives express
the image of Thine own. Amen.
The Beautiful Lady —

The Beautiful Lady

As two little children went up to play

On top of a mountain,

They fell asleep

Like Angels on clouds,

With their cows several feet away.

As they awoke from their slumber,

They saw a beautiful Lady,

Wearing a Crucifix,

With a hammer on the right, pincers on the left,

Covered in roses,

From Head to Toe!

She wore a garland of roses

To cover Her hair

And was dressed like a little French Shepherdress.

The Beautiful Lady,

Covering Her Face with Her Hands,

Hides the exquisite diamond like tears sliding down from beneath Her Eyes.

She came to tell Her children great news!

Her Apocalypse is here!

This beautiful Lady

Still undergoes Her martyrdom,

Even after Her Assumption!

O beautiful Lady,

Who shed Her gentle tears for Jesus and now sheds them for the Church,

I cherish Thee!