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Trinity Sunday — May 22, 2016

Trinity Sunday

The Most Holy and Blessed Trinity by Peredea

Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas atque indivisa Unitas: confitebimurei quia fecit nobiscum  miserecordiam suam

(from Catholic Tradition: http://catholictradition.org/Litanies/litanies1a.htm)

The Litany of the Most Holy Trinity

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Blessed be the holy Trinity and undivided Unity;
We will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us.

V. O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth!
R. O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God!

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Blessed Trinity, hear us.
Adorable Unity, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, etc.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Father from Whom are all things,
Son through Whom are all things,
Holy Ghost in Whom are all things,
Holy and undivided Trinity,
Father everlasting,
Only-begotten Son of the Father,
Spirit Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Co-eternal Majesty of Three Divine Persons,
Father, the Creator,
Son, the Redeemer,
Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts,
Who art, Who wast, and Who art to come,
God Most High, Who inhabitest eternity,
To Whom alone are due all honor and glory,
Who alone doest great wonders,
Power infinite,
Wisdom incomprehensible,
Love unspeakable,

Be  merciful,
Spare us, O Holy Trinity.
Be  merciful,
Graciously hear us, O Holy Trinity.

From all evil,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all sin,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all pride, etc.
From all love of riches,
From all uncleanness,
From all sloth,
From all inordinate affection,
From all envy and malice,
From all anger and impatience,
From every thought, word, and deed contrary to Thy holy law,
From Thine everlasting malediction,
Through Thine almighty power,
Through Thy plenteous loving kindness,
Through the exceeding treasure of Thy goodness and love,
Through the depths of Thy wisdom and knowledge,
Through all Thy unspeakable perfections,
We sinners
Beseech Thee, hear us.

That we may ever serve Thee alone,
We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth,
We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may love Thee with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength, etc.
That, for Thy sake, we may love our neighbor as ourselves,
That we may faithfully keep Thy holy commandments,
That we may never defile our bodies and souls with sin,
That we may go from grace to grace, and from virtue to virtue,
That we may finally enjoy the sight of Thee in glory,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to hear us,

O Blessed Trinity,
We beseech Thee, deliver us.
O Blessed Trinity,
We beseech Thee, save us.
O Blessed Trinity,
Have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father [silently]. Hail Mary [silently].

V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of Heaven,
R. And worthy to be praised, and glorious, and highly exalted forever.

Let Us Pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast granted Thy servants in the confession of the True Faith, to acknowledge the glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy majesty to adore a Unity: we beseech Thee that by the strength of this faith we may be defended from all adversity. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

 

Happy Holy Trinity Sunday!

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

America and France belong to Our Lady! — December 2, 2015

America and France belong to Our Lady!

The Immaculate Conception is Patroness of the United States of America!

     May 13, 1846 at the First Council of Baltimore, Maryland, USA

(from EWTN: http://www.ewtn.com/library/HOMELIBR/LANDMARY.htm)

“With enthusiastic acclaim and with unanimous approval and consent, the Fathers[of the council] have chosen the Blessed Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, as the Patroness of the United States of America”

The Immaculate Conception by Francisco de Zurbaran

Our Lady of the Assumption is Patroness of France!

(from http://en.mariedenazareth.com/qui-est-marie/louis-xiii-consecrates-france-our-lady-assumption):

“On February 10, 1638, French King Louis XIII, to thank (in advance!) the Virgin Mary on behalf of himself and his kingdom for the birth of a royal heir–the future Louis XIV–and to prove his absolute trust, made a vow of consecration of his person, his family and France to Our Lady of the Assumption. This vow was published as a royal edict and reads as follows (unabridged):

“God who raises kings to their throne of greatness, not being content with imparting us with the spirit befitting all earthly princes for the conduct of their people, wished to take such special care of our person and State that we cannot consider the happiness of our reign without discerning as many wonderful marks of his goodness as there were perilous accidents.

When we entered the government of this crown, the weakness of our age gave license to a few ill spirits to trouble its tranquility; but this divine hand so forcefully supported the justice of our cause that the same day witnessed the beginning and the end of those pernicious designs. On several other occasions, men’s artifice and the devil’s malice had caused and fomented divisions that were no less dangerous for our crown than prejudicial to the rest of our house, and it pleased God to divert evil from it with as much sweetness as justice. The heretical rebellion also had formed a party in the State, with no other aim than to divide our authority, so God used us to crush its pride, and permitted that we could rebuild his holy altars in all the places where the violence of that unjust party had removed them.
When we set about to protect our allies he gave such happy successes to our arms that in the sight of all of Europe, against the hope of all, we reestablished them in the possession of the States of which they had been deprived. If the greatest forces of this crown’s enemies banded together to plot its ruin, He confounded their ambitious plans to show all nations that, since it was his providence which founded this State, his bounty is preserving it and his power defends it.

Taking the most holy and glorious Virgin as the special protectress of our kingdom, we consecrate in a particular way our person, our State, our crown and our subjects

So many evident graces have been received that we do not want to differ our gratitude or to wait for a peace which will come from the same hand who issued them and which we desire ardently, to share its fruits with the peoples we are committed to serve ; thus, bowing at the foot of his divine majesty whom we adore in three persons, before the Blessed Virgin and the sacred cross, where we venerate the accomplishment of the mysteries of our redemption through the life and death of the Son of God in our flesh, we felt compelled to consecrate ourselves to the greatness of God through his Son who lowered himself to us, and to his Son raised up to him by his mother; in whose protection we place in particular our person, State, crown and all our subjects, to obtain thereby the protection of the Holy Trinity, through his intercession and that of the whole heavenly court by his authority and example, since our hands are not pure enough to present our offering to Purity itself, we trust that the hands that were worthy to carry him will make them agreeable hosts; and it seems reasonable to think that she who mediated to obtain for us these benefits will mediate on our behalf to give thanks to God.

To this end, we have declared and we declare that, taking the very holy and glorious Virgin Mary as special protectress of our kingdom, we particularly consecrate to her our own Self, the State, our Crown and our subjects, entreating her to inspire in us a holy conduct and to so diligently defend this kingdom against the endeavors of all its enemies that, whether it suffers the plague of war or enjoys the sweetness of the peace we implore from God from the depth of our heart, it may never depart from the path of grace leading to the path to glory. And so that posterity does not fail to follow our will in the matter, as a monument and immortal sign of the present consecration that we are making, we shall build anew the great altar of the Cathedral of Paris with an image of the Virgin holding in her arms her precious Son descended from the Cross and representing us at the foot of the Son and the Mother as offering to them our crown and our scepter.

We notify the Lord Archbishop of Paris and nevertheless order him that every year, on the feast of the Assumption, he should commemorate our present declaration at High Mass, which will be said in his cathedral church, and that after that day’s vespers, a procession should be made within the said church, which will be attended by all the sovereign companies and corps de ville, with the same ceremonials which are observed for the most solemn general processions. We also wish this to be done in all the churches, both in parishes as well as in monasteries of the said town and suburbs, and in all the towns, market towns and villages of the said diocese of Paris.

We similarly exhort the archbishops and bishops of our Kingdom, and nevertheless order them, to have the same solemn celebrations in their Episcopal churches, and others of their dioceses, being understood that at the said ceremony the members of parliament and other sovereign companies, and the principal officers of the towns should be present, and to notify all the people to have a special devotion to the Virgin, on that day to implore her protection, so that, under so powerful a patron, our Kingdom will be protected from all the wiles of our enemies and enjoy a good and lasting peace, that God will be served and revered in such a holy way that we and our subjects may happily reach the final end for which we have all been created, such is our wish.”
Given in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the tenth day of February, in the year of grace one thousand six hundred and thirty eight and the 28th of our Reign.

Signed: Louis” ”

The Assumption of Our Lady

Prayer to the Sacred Heart — November 17, 2015

Prayer to the Sacred Heart

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sweet Fountain of Heavenly Love, I adore Thee as my only Love.  In Thy Sacred Passion, Thou hast made Thyself a Victim of Love for mankind.  Through the lovely pulsations of Thy Heart, I offer myself to Thee as a martyr of Thy Love, renewing this oblation with same pulsations of Thy Heart.  Stir me to do battle under the banner of Thy Heart, that the world will be under the power of Love.

 

JFB

La plupart du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus-Christ

The Vow of Love — November 15, 2015
Prayer to the Child Jesus —
Dans Le Sacre-Coeur — October 7, 2015

Dans Le Sacre-Coeur

“Heaven and Hell are locked in mortal combat and the earth shakes from the shock of the encounter; but no one feels it, no one sees it, no one hears it… no one cares!  The salvation of my soul is the most imperative and most urgent objective of my life on earth.  It is the greatest and grandest occupation that I can engage in.  In fact, I am here for no other purpose.”

Yet, how little attention it is given in the world.  As one wise man puts it, “For a small reward people will undertake long journeys, but for life everlasting they will scarcely lift their feet from the ground.”

Even more so, the precious Savior of the world dwells in all the sacred tabernacles in all the Catholic Churches in the world yet people won’t stay with Him for a few seconds.  Yet they’ll wait hours, sleeping outside in the middle of the night to obtain another iphone.  The Immortal King of the Ages is present in this world, but few make an effort to think of Him, let alone speak to Him and visit Him.  Why is that?

“The fool said in his heart: There is no God.”(Psalm 52:1)  Yet, even the fool knows that this is not true, because the law of love is written on his heart.  How can one say that there is no God if His law is written on our hearts?  Because modern society, the modern world, and modern man has been thoroughly brainwashed, deceived, and manipulated.  Modern man has been told the lie that the everlasting God, Creator of life and of the universe, does not exist and even that a finite universe created itself.  Modern man has been told that in relation to his origin in regards to the natural world, his origin comes not from Adam and Eve, but from “uncreated” natural life.  Indeed, the human person, with a soul, will, and intellect greater than any other created creature, is consistently referred to in corrupted science as an animal, an ape even.  Modern man has been told the lie that religion is opium for the masses, that only unintelligent, stupid, ignorant, and gullible people believe in “fairytales” as the modern man is often told.  Modern man is told the lie that morality, the truth that right and wrong, good and evil exist, is relative; that truth itself is subject to the changes and circumstances that occur in life.  Modern man is told the lie that the State and the Church should be separated.  This is false.  God should be glorified and adored not only by the Church, but by the State, in Whom the State derives their authority from.  God is to be publicly and privately adored both by individuals and society at large due to His infinite sweetness;  Man, both modern and ancient, is ever dependent upon God, whether He realizes it or not or acknowledges it or not.  Modern man will take up any cause but God’s cause.  He will listen to anyone but those who promote God’s will.  Modern man will be open to the traditions of men and yet will accuse those who promote God’s law of love as promoting “the traditions of men”.  Modern man has become open to anyone and anything but to God and His love.  Modern man will hear everything and anything but the Truth and then people will have the audacity to complain that people are not honest with them.

Can you handle the Truth?  Can you handle that there is One God in Three Divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created the whole world out of nothing? Can you handle that God Incarnated Himself as a Man in the Person of Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity by the Power of the Holy Spirit through the Most Holy Blessed Virgin Mary, who was a Virgin before, during, and after the Birth of Jesus?  Can you handle that Jesus Christ lived on earth, suffered, was Crucified, died and was buried?  Can you handle that Christ descended into Hell in order to save souls who died before His first coming onto earth?  Can you handle that He rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the God the Father Almighty, Who will come to judge the living and the dead?  Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, which Christ founded, the communion of Saints, which consists of the Church Triumphant, the Church Militant, and the Church Suffering, the forgiveness of sins by Christ, specifically through His Sacrament of Divine Mercy, Confession, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting in Heaven?  Even more so, can you handle that God exists?  Can you handle that God knows you?  Can you handle that God loves you?

For some, the last question may touch their conscience, yet it may also make one reluctant to change.  But why?  You are so willing to change for others.  Why are you not willing to change for God, Who loves you more than you can ever imagine and who desires for you to be with Him forever in Heaven?  For those who struggle with the fact that God exists and that He loves you, I highly recommend that you go to Eucharistic Adoration and spend even five minutes with the Blessed Sacrament and you’ll see for yourself, if you open your mind and heart to the Divine Lover.

 

JFB