Tuesday, 7 January 2014

THE LINCOLNSHIRE RISING & MARTYRS

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THE LINCOLNSHIRE 


RISING & MARTYRS

Over the past few months there have been moves afoot to significantly highlight the Lincolnshire Martyrs for the first time. Work is on going, but there will be interesting news to follow over the next year. 

Click on the website below which serves as an initial introduction to the Lincolnshire Martyrs. Some input has come from this site.




Monday, 12 August 2013

THE RETURN OF THE LATIN MASS TO LOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE

THE RETURN OF THE LATIN MASS TO LOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE

After an absence of 50 years it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the return of the Latin Mass to Louth, the home of the Lincolnshire Uprising.


FULLY SUNG HIGH SOLEMN LATIN MASS
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
ON THE FEAST DAY OF ST. PIUS X
TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER, 2013

With a great deal of thanks to a cavalcade of priests, servers, and singers from London, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, York, Hull, and Nottinghamshire. 

If you are thinking of attending then please come back to this post for updates.
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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Mystic of the Church. Feast Day of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi

THE FEAST DAY OF 
BLESSED ANNA MARIA TAIGI
MYSTIC OF THE CHURCH 
Sunday 9th June

THE CALL OF GOD, A DEEP CONVERSION
A VISION LIKE THE 'SUN' AND 
THE THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS

Describing her early life as a young wife, one source states "Chaste in morals, attached to her wifely duties, Anna-Maria yet lived more for the world than for God”, however, shortly afterward she had a profound conversion. 
Along with receiving the extraordinary ongoing vision of the sun, Anna Maria began to be drawn into ecstasies. Most often, she was often drawn into ecstasy while receiving Holy Communion


Bone relic & small reliquary of Bl. Anna Maria

The Decree of Beatification & Her Vision:

"Among other gifts the most remarkable was that for a space of forty-seven years she saw a kind of sun in whose light she……foresaw future events, scrutinised the secrets of hearts and the most hidden and most inward impulses." Suddenly, then, in her humble home, Anna saw a little above her head…..a blazing sun crowned by a circle of thorns; two long thorns clasped it round; in the centre was the Eternal Wisdom represented by a young woman seated in contempla­tion. Films of cloud dimmed the dazzling light, but an interior voice told her that the clouds would disappear according to the increasing measure of her purification.

In this light she was to see, until her death, not only everything that might conduce her to perfection, but also everything that could help win others for God and allow her to help the Church militant or suffering.

In 1863 Blessed Anna Maria Taigi's body was found to be incorrupt


Eighteen years after her death her coffin was opened and her body was found to be incorrupt. The holy incorrupt remains of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi lie in state in the Chapel of the Madonna in the basilica of San Chrysogono in Rome. Her Memorial feast day is celebrated in the Church on June 9.

Friday, 7 June 2013

POPE BENEDICT "I'M FINE. I LIVE LIKE A MONK"

POPE BENEDICT 
"I'M FINE. I LIVE LIKE A MONK"



This Rome Reports video has some updated news on our Pope Emeritus Benedict.

Monday, 27 May 2013

THE CATECHISM OF POPE PIUS X & ON MODERNISM

THE CATECHISM OF POPE PIUS X


Q: Where are the members of the Church to be found?

A: The members of the Church are found partly in heaven, forming the Church Triumphant; partly in purgatory, forming the Church Suffering; partly on earth, forming the Church Militant.

Pope Pius X On Modernism



Despite a relatively hard reputation Pope Pius X was in reality an extremely kind man, and Pope, who was born poor and who said that he wanted to "die poor". The video contains a talk concerning Pope Pius X and modernism.



Monday, 20 May 2013

PENTECOST

PENTECOST
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'Moments ago these were frightened men who gathered only behind locked doors, in secrecy. They were huddled together in fear. But now they go forth to the crowds and boldly proclaim Christ. They have gone from fear to faith, from cowardice to courage, from terror to testimony'.

THE ONE TRUE CHURCH 
FOUNDED BY CHRIST IN THE UPPER ROOM AT PENTECOST, 33AD
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Thursday, 16 May 2013

JEAN VANIER SEEING GOD IN OTHERS

JEAN VANIER
SEEING GOD IN OTHERS

The Catholic hero and role model Jean Vanier (founder of L'Arche) is well known for stating that every time we come into contact with someone with a disability, it is at these moments that we have an experience of God whilst we are on earth. This belief was central to the L'Arch Communities he founded around the world.


Jean Vanier's father was Governer General of Canada. He gained a Ph.D as well as becoming a QC, but ultimately, through his faith, gave it all up to found the L'Arche communities.



In 1964, through Vanier's friendship with a priest named Father Thomas Philippe, he became aware of the plight of thousands of people institutionalised with developmental disabilities. In Trosly-Breuil France he founded the first L'Arche community. He initially believed that he could teach them something about life. He soon discovered that in fact it was the 
other way around.



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He is one of the people I am most inspired by. Beyond this he seems to have a tangible connection to God.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

STUNNING 12 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE BIBLICAL CATHOLIC TRUTHS CONCERNING MARY

STUNNING 12 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE BIBLICAL CATHOLIC TRUTHS
CONCERNING MARY


Even if you know the theology already it is worth watching as someone has put a considerable amount of effort into this piece of work. They have succinctly and beautifully summarised all the primary articles 
in 12 minutes.


Friday, 10 May 2013

Fr. HUGH THWAITES CAUSE FOR BEATIFICATION & HOW TO LOSE THE CATHOLIC FAITH

Fr. HUGH THWAITES
HOW TO LOSE THE CATHOLIC FAITH & CAUSE FOR BEATIFICATION.



Fr. Hugh was an inspiration to many, so much so that some young Catholics have created a facebook page to start to highlight the 'Cause for Beatification of 
Fr. Hugh Thwaites'. Other links are featured below.






Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ascension Thursday in the Latin Rite & The Litany of the Saints in Latin.

THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS IN LATIN.

I could listen to this all day.


There is no reason to post this today apart from the fact that it is a work of great beauty, though I should mention that today is the feast day of 

St. Pachomius St. Beatus of Lungern St. Beatus of Vendome
St. Brynoth St. Vincent Bl. Thomas Pickering St. Gerontius of Cervia
St. Gorfor St. Hermas St. John of Chalons St. Pachomius St. George Preca Bl. Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger


In the Traditional Latin Rite it is Ascension Thursday