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9 Day Consecration to Mary by St Maximilian Kolbe

NINE DAY PREPARATION FOR UNLIMITED CONSECRATION As one prepares for unlimited Marian Consecration the number of days, per se, are not important but rather the disposition of one’s heart, seeking to reach into the very depths of oneself, as it were, to knowingly and willingly offer mind, heart and will to the Immaculate. Our disposition […]

Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (Beginning December 16)

Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (Beginning December 16) from the 1910 Raccolta.   [At any time of the year, with any form of prayer approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary, on Christmas Day, or during the Novena or Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.)] —Pius […]

Bad Popes in the History of the Church

Most of the people I have talked to (at conferences, emails, comments, etc) are very anxious about what is going on in Rome these days. In conversations I would ask them about the “Cadaver synod” and since they did not know about it I would explain it and then ask “how would the 24/7 news […]

Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception (Beginning November 29)

Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception (Beginning November 29) from the 1910 Raccolta. [At any time of the year, with any form of prayer approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.)]   Veni Sancte […]

Evolution & the Culture of Death: Unmasking the Roots of Today’s Abortion Movement

In Huntersville, NC (just north of Charlotte, NC) St. Mark Respect Life Ministry, C-PLAN and the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation presents: Please check Foundations Restored for the upcoming educational series Hugh Owen – “The Traditional Catholic Doctrine of Creation: The Foundation of our Holy Catholic Faith”   Pamela Acker – The Icons […]

1997 Letter From a Priest to His Parish About Returning the Tabernacle to its Rightful Place

Here is an excerpt from the book “Ugly as Sin” by Michael Rose. In 1997 Fr. Richard Simon of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Chicago announced to his parish that he planned to make such a liturgical move because he felt that the experiment of removing the tabernacle from the sanctuary had failed. In […]

St Philomena (Feast Day 11 August)

The Catacombs Before outlining the radiating figure of Saint Philomena, virgin and roman martyr, it’s appropriate to mention the catacombs, since her mortal remains were discovered in 1802 in Rome at the Catacombs of Priscilla (fig. 1-2-3). There are prestigious studies regarding this (for ex.: P. TESTINI, Archeologia Cristiana (Christian Archaeology); M. SORDI, I cristiani […]

10 Basilicas in Argentina

There are 43 total Basilicas in Argentina.  I’m just picking 10 to show 1) Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, Buenos Aires White Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the key structure of the former Franciscan convent in Recoleta, belongs among the most beautiful examples of colonial Baroque architecture in Argentina. The church was built […]

11 Basilicas in Mexico

There are a total of 27 basilicas in Mexico. 1) Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption – Aguascalientes City It is the main Catholic building of the city of Aguascalientes in Mexico, and one of the emblematic monuments of the city. It is located in the Plaza de la Patria. The construction of […]