HR 8404 Bill will Usher In Prosecution Of Christians And Bring More Immorality to America...If we Do Not Act and Pray!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
Before we dive into the topic I bring forward, I would like to emphasize that we are now in the season of Advent. A time of reflection on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ! May we have a blessed Advent with much reflection and prayer in a very cold world.
Well...we are speeding toward a world where it will be easy to prosecute Christians for their beliefs and conservatives as well. If you are not "woke"....you are not allowed in society. You are...as Pope Francis says..."going backwards"....if you are a traditionalist that believes in the words and traditional practices and beliefs of the Bible.
We are again facing an attack. We were pummeled with the proposals on voting day which extended abortion crimes and various crimes against our children. Now the attack is on marriage itself. They, the globalist elites, want to completely dismantle society to usher in a new technocratic, cold, Godless society without love and without family.
The Senate will convene TODAY at 5:30 p.m. ET on HR 8404, a measure that will impose same-sex marriage, and force states to honor and obey California’s insane pedophilic child bride laws, along with just about every other perversion of “marriage” you can imagine.
Two weeks ago, 12 Republicans joined 50 Democrats to move HR 8404 forward on a thin promise that a religious accommodation amendment might be added to the bill. But that amendment is so weak that even the radical LGBTQ group “Human Rights Campaign” isn’t opposing it.
The debate on amendments begins today, and this week the Senate needs another 60 votes to continue HR 8404. We CAN stop this bill. The senators MUST hear from ALL OF US.
Neither you, your business, your pastor nor your church will be safe from HR 8404 respecting the truth about God’s design for gender and marriage.
Some information regarding this bill...........
HR 8404 forces every state to honor and obey any definition of “marriage” that any state can dream up.
First, HR 8404 will federalize same-sex marriage and establish a public policy that gender is irrelevant—and thus empower the transgender movement.
Second, HR 8404 goes far beyond same-sex marriage because it empowers one state to set national marriage policy—including pedophilic “child bride” marriages, incestuous marriage and more.
Third, even the bill’s co-sponsors admit a so-called “drafting error” opens the door for polygamy, but the Senate has not fixed the “drafting error.”
Fourth, while a “religious freedom” amendment has been proposed, it is so weak that even Human Rights Campaign, a pro-trans child mutilation group supports the measure.
If only one state allowed child brides, this same bill would force the other 49 states to immediately honor those as well! This is a Pandora’s Box. This bill goes far beyond just a “repeal” of the Defense of Marriage Act. Instead, it will force every state under the threat of law to recognize any and all marriages. One state can dictate the policy for the entire nation.
This is a federal law enslaving all 49 states to the bad laws of just one state.
And there are no religious exemptions included in this law.
A healthy marriage is the foundation of society that teaches children how a man and a woman should interact and care for each other. But this bill will attack and destroy the foundation of our nation, which is critical to any society that cares for its long-term stability and health.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
This is a day of Thanksgiving...of being thankful! As the world grows colder, this virtue is diminishing more with each generation. This is a day when we should get together with family and friends and ponder over all the gifts we so enjoy. We need to thank God for the past year and beg Him for the grace and blessings to get through the next.
Today is also a feast day on the Carmelite calendar...the feast of St. John of the Cross. It is a great blessing to have this feast on this day. We can ask St. John for the graces to be truly thankful for all that God has given to us. May we ask St. John for a great love of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus which was shed for our salvation.
Below is a homily that makes it clear that in ALL things we are to give thanks. Our greatest gift from God of course is Jesus truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist and all the sacraments of our Catholic Church. Jesus shed His Most Precious Blood to show His love....we can show our love with our gratitude.
May we pray for our family and friends who are distant from us and from God.....sometimes distant in miles and sometimes distant in love.
May God bless those with the necessary graces, who do not give thanksgiving....do not give love....do not show appreciation for all that God has given to us and continues to give us....
As Carmelites, let us thank the Eternal Father for all that He has given to us through the prayers and intercession of our good Queen and Mother of Carmel!
Blessed be the Most Precious Blood of Jesus...shed for all of us out of love!!!
Jesus, we love You and thank You for Your LOVE!
St. John of the Cross....pray that we may be thankful!
Blessed Thanksgiving to all of you!
fGreetings in Jesus and Mary....
I have been holding off on this post for awhile but since we are in the week where Papa Bergoglio is to give us a NEW TEN COMMANDMENTS....we need to see what is coming beyond this sacrilege that needs our reparation prayers.....A chastisement ALLOWED by God....famine, war and pestilence.....
Where I live, I have been blessed with many local farmers markets, produce markets and orchards. As I was purchasing the last of the produce at my local seasonal market; I had a conversation with the daughter of the owner about the coming food shortage warning. She said that her dad was told by three local farms which supply most of their produce that they must close down and will NOT be supplying produce come Spring/Summer of 2023. He has no idea where he will get produce to sell.
The statement....."WE WILL NEVER GO BACK TO NORMAL" when Covid was launched on the world....is now here. They are manufacturing shortages of food with burning down food factories, culling chickens and turkeys because of positive PCR tests for bird flu.....healthy birds are being culled in the MILLIONS. Large numbers of cattle have died from the manufactured drought. Farmers are paid to NOT FARM. Gates and China are buying up farm land. Seeds are scarce. (Link Below)
They are manufacturing a fuel shortage to halt the world. How convenient that all these shortages are after COVID and if you remember.....they pushed for the idea of shortages FROM THE START so that we can get use to this manufactured collapse. (Link Below)
As the United States is preparing to enter a significant and purposeful recession that could eventually trigger a full-blown depression, the Federal Reserve has announced a “digital currency pilot program” at all 12 of its banks — currency that the government will be able to “program” in a way to control personal spending habits and behaviors. (Link Below)
THEIR GOAL......Last discussed at the World Government Summit 2022 which is an annual meeting of elites from around the world, taking place in Dubai. During the meeting, world leaders discussed global governance processes and technological advances, among other things. (Link Below)
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
I should have written something on November 15 for Carmelite All Souls day. I hope you were able to go to Mass that day and offer prayers for our deceased Carmelites. Also, yesterday was the feast of St. Gertrude who gave us the beautiful prayer for those in Purgatory... May we keep all Holy Souls in our prayers this month and always!
"Eternal Father I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son Jesus in union with the Masses celebrated throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Amen."
BELOW IS POSTED FROM LIFESITE NEWS...Dated Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022........
Women around the world are joining together to pray a Rosary on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to honor Our Lady and better imitate her example.
The initiative was launched in Colombia and is gaining interested participants through Instagram. So far, the group’s social media page, titled Women’s World Rosary, has 2,741 followers.
“We are called to be representatives of our Blessed Virgin Mary, in every word, every act, in every place where we can influence,” the group wrote on its Instagram page. Women’s World Rosary has been promoting the event through advertisements adorned with images of Our Lady and announcing the participation of individual countries.
Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that “women from more than 25 countries have already confirmed their participation, including women from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Uruguay, and Venezuela.”
CNA added that “this initiative aims to publicly unite women in defense of churches (often vandalized by abortion advocates in Latin America), life, motherhood, the family, and to proudly say to the whole world ‘we are daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and we want to follow her example.’” The effort also emphasizes God’s peace and promotes the value of every human life.
During the past few months, Catholics across the globe have joined together to pray the Rosary for various intentions. On October 9, the International Week of Prayer and Fasting (IWOPF) concluded with a nationwide rosary offered for the conversion of the United States to faith in God.
Shortly after, 770 groups across Canada participated in hundreds of Rosary rallies asking for Our Lady’s intercession for the country. In South Africa, thousands of faithful Catholics gathered to pray the Rosary in public places for their country and to celebrate the anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun on October 13.
More recently, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in San Francisco led a “rosary for peace” on Election Day, November 8, and encouraged all Americans to pray through “Our Lady’s intercession with the Prince of Peace, who suffered much violence for peace in our day, and eternal peace.”
May we join in on this crusade of prayer for the world in imitation of Our Lady and through Her intercession may we beg for grace upon the world to obtain a miracle of peace and order from the Most Holy Trinity!
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary ...pray for us!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary!!
I am finally back. We had internet problems....living in the woods will do that. We are up and running again and we also have a few inches of beautiful white cold stuff on the ground since I last posted here. Winter has arrived.
A few things have happened since I last posted here. Papa Bergoglio is still driving at full speed to dismantle the Church. God help him to convert. The Socialists/Communists have again used their system against us to take away our votes. There is so much to pray about. May we make much reparation for all the pro-death proposals that the so called Democrats rammed through across the nation. I can't imagine that the majority of Americans want death to babies...but it looks like we voted that way. Something doesn't add up but it is clear that 2020 had the same problems with the system and we saw these same anomalies before our own eyes this time as well. They don't even care to hide it because they have not only compromised the media but also our legal system as well. This is 1984 in real time. How will America react? Not sure. My job is to offer reparation for these immense dangers and all of these changes that are meant to transform our nation and world. Chastisement is around the corner and I am not sure how much time we have left before that happens or what the scenario will look like but I DO TRUST IT IS ALL IN THE HANDS OF AN ALL KNOWING ALL LOVING GOD WHO IS JUST AS WELL AS MERCIFUL......AND I REMAIN FAITHFUL TO HIM AND HIM ALONE!! (Now and Forever)
This leads us right into today's feast. The Feast of All Carmelite Saints! We need to focus our attention on becoming saints.....as St. Teresa of Avila said...."Let us be true friends of Jesus because He has so FEW OF THEM." If we have been called to give an intense life of Love and Prayer to God, then we better give it our best shot. We need to make up for so many who do not say..."I love You to God"......day in and day out! AND THERE ARE MILLIONS!.....FOR CENTURIES! This should encourage us to be TRUE LOVERS OF GOD!! Let us be truly obedient, self-sacrificing lovers of the One Who First Loved Us! There is so much coldness in the world and it is intensifying.....may we listen to St. John of the Cross and ...."Put love where there is no love!" Let us throughout our day be as "new" lovers who throughout their day keep their thoughts on the one they love. May we be in union with Him each minute...May we offer our every move to Him. I will post below the link from this website that has daily prayers to say....may we memorize them and say them with pure love in our hearts.
First, may we try to receive Jesus at daily Mass and if we can not go to Mass....let us offer Spiritual Communions...even many throughout our day. St. Peter Julian Eymard called Spiritual Communions...kindling for the fire. When we see the fire die down....throw kindling on the fire to keep our love for Jesus vibrant. May we be obedient to Our Blessed Mother and pray the Rosary daily....May we pray Her Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary faithfully (offer this in reparation for the religious who do not and in respect of Her love)...May we wear Her Brown Scapular faithfully and share this knowledge with others even if they reject this advice...maybe someday they will not! It can be a seed planted that Our Lady can nourish with grace!
Let us walk in Faith, Hope and Love as true friends of Jesus Christ and of His Most Holy Mother. May we live in imitation of Her as true Carmelites....always in the presence of Our Lord in His service and Love! God does not force anyone...says St. Teresa of Jesus, "but to those who follow Him, He gives them to drink in many ways, so that none may lack comfort or die of thirst!" May we fortify ourselves for the fight and help nourish others with our prayers of reparation.
"O Mary, you gave Jesus to the world in silence and retirement; unnoticed, you shared His whole life, His works, His Passion. Teach me the secret of the interior apostolate of prayer and hidden sacrifices, known to God alone....make us saints!"
Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, OCD (pray for us)
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel...pray for us!
Carmelite Saints....pray for us here on earth!!!
Feast of Christ Our King ---Sadly, They Have Uncrowned Him! Let us Make Reparation Through Our Queen!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
WOW - you would never guess how many times I tried to get into this account. I was beginning to think that with my last article .... I was being denied access. I prayed to St. Jude, patron saint of hopeless cases and also a favorite of my mother. I was given access. Now I pray it will publish and not fail to get to you.
This is a bittersweet day. Joy in knowing we have a King of Love to celebrate. Sad in knowing that most of mankind has rejected His Love.
My husband and I went to early Mass today at the Carmelite Monastery and prayed a Rosary on the way back home after that soul stirring homily about how the world will be chastised because we have not honored Our King! We have placed others or things before Him. I could not help but cry during the Rosary over the thought of how the majority of the world has failed Him...by not giving Him Adoration, Praise and Thanksgiving for ALL THAT HE HAS GIVEN TO US AND PROMISES US FOR THE FUTURE! Thoughts of my children were in those sad tears. I lit a candle before St. Joseph to beg his intercession for my children, my family and all those who have turned away from their King of Love.
There is so much to say about this feast. I have decided to give you a link to the audiobook, "They Have Uncrowned Him" by Archbishop LeFebrve. He knew WAY BACK IN THE DAY while others were sleeping and not being Church Militant that Jesus, Our King was uncrowned. This book explains it. I hope you take some time to listen or order the book to read.
May we continue to fight to bring the Reign of Christ Our King to the world by praying our Rosaries (the weapon against Satan) and ask the Eternal Father to give us the Reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary very soon so that She will prepare the world for Jesus Our King to be enthroned on the hearts of all of mankind!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
We are at war. They are after everyone but especially our children. May we offer reparation and pray for peace with our Rosary. This information below is so sad and is going on around the world.
May we wake up and do ALL that we can to stop this with our prayers and with our actions!
Be aware of your proposals on your November ballots. In Michigan we have a radical Proposal that will take away parents rights to protect their own children and also give abortionists greater freedom....which is to be incorporated into the Michigan Constitution. (last video) (Please pray this does not pass....and that ALL the states are protected from these evil proposals...for the sake of our babies and our country)
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!
Intentional harm to our children...
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Below is a video of a prophesy of Marie Julie Jahenny of France... Also, here is a brief biography of this woman....
Prophecies of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother on the New Mass, the Novus Ordo Missae, and the New Sacraments were given to Marie-Julie Jahenny.
Marie-Julie Jahenny, Stigmatist and Mystic of the Roman Catholic Church [b. at Blain, Brittany (Northwestern France) was born on Tuesday, February 12, 1850 d. at La Fraudais, a short distance Northeast of Blain, Brittany on died on Tuesday, March 4, 1941 and is perhaps the greatest mystic in the history of the Church. Shortly after her birth, she was Baptized on Ash Wednesday, 1850. She was the eldest of five children. She was brought up by her simple, good parents in that lively faith for which Bretons are renowned.
Her Mother was very devoted to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and poured that tender love into the pure heart of her daughter who, while still young, showed a great love of prayer, of the Cross, and of mortifications, which, with the consent of her parents, she eagerly practiced. When she was 16 years old, Marie-Julie was placed in the service of a family. But her weak constitution allowed her to remain there only six months because Divine Providence desired her to live as a victim-soul in reparation for the crimes of mankind against their Creator, which the young French maiden gladly embraced with her whole being. Our Lord favored her with many graces from the time of her First Holy Communion, graces to which she corresponded with ever increasing devotion. She joined the Franciscan Third Order when she was in her early twenties in order to better help to sanctify herself in the world.
Concerning the mission of Marie-Julie, Our Blessed Lord confided to her: “...the happy Marguerite-Marie was selected to publish the glory of my Sacred Heart and you (Marie-Julie), you are selected to publish the glory of my Cross.” In 1873 she received from Heaven that most remarkable mystic gift, the Stigmata. From the age of twenty-three until her death, some sixty years later, she bore in her body the Wounds of Our Lord to a more visible degree than had any other stigmatist in the Church’s history. In addition to the Five Wounds of the Sacred Hands, Feet and Side, Marie-Julie suffered the Wounds inflicted by the Crown of Thorns and the Cross on Our Lord's Sacred Head and Shoulder respectively, the Wounds of His Scourging, those caused by the ropes with which He was bound, as well as other Wounds of a more mystical nature. As a result she was called “The Breton Stigmatist”. Henceforth, Marie-Julie lived her life of co-redemptive suffering (as a victim soul) in a little cottage in the hamlet of La Fraudais, Northeast of Blain. She thus fulfilled Our Blessed Lord’s desire for her to make reparation for the sins of France and the world. She was favored with frequent visions of Jesus and Mary, as well as many prophetic lights.
Related to what is going on today....the below prophesies are relevant. ......
She speaks of a “horrible religion” which would replace the Catholic Faith, and she saw “many, many bishops” embracing this “sacrilegious, infamous religion”. Marie-Julie Jahenny is 100% correct again! This “horrible religion” which would replace the Catholic Faith, and the “many, many bishops” she saw embracing this “sacrilegious, infamous religion” is the religion of Vatican 2, which was “birthed” by the Communist, Freemasonic, Modernist infiltrators, including those “four cardinals within the Vatican who were working for” the Communist Party. Here are Marie-Julies’s prophecies concerning the Novus Ordo Missae, a.k.a. the New Mass. Marie-Julie saw that “there will not remain any vestige of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith. Confusion will be everywhere...” On Saturday, November 27, 1902, the 72nd anniversary of the Miraculous Medal Apparition [Saturday, November 27, 1830], Our Lord warned of the conspiracy of evil people which was already inventing a new liturgy - this was in 1902!!! - to replace the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
There is more in the links below...Let us remember that Marie-Julie was not the only person to whom terrible prophecies were given. For example, Sister Lucia, one of the three Fatima visionaries, said: “...she [The Most Blessed Virgin Mary] told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Hence from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.” (Sister Lucia to Fr. Fuentes, December, 1957)
The above was taken from ....https://idoc.pub/documents/prophecies-of-marie-julie-jahenny-pqn82m56p8n1
Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
Please read the post below this one. I just posted it today on enrolling our deceased loved ones for November Masses.
I felt this article was important to do today. As all of us are aware. talk of WW3 is now not just read on sites such as mine but all over. It is no longer a "conspiracy theory"...it is imminent. In this month of the Rosary, we should be taking up this weapon and praying the Rosary as Our Lady had asked for peace to come to the world. It came to me today that having blessed salt and Holy Water is critical for all to have on hand, but in our new Conciliar Church...there are some obstacles in acquiring these....therefore, the need for this article.
We just celebrated St. Teresa of Avila's feast day and one of her famous quotes is: “From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy water must have great value.”
Every household should have blessed exorcised salt and blessed exorcised holy water today. ALSO....If you have not had your home blessed...schedule this as well. Place an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a prominent place and have the enthronement as well.
In addressing the issues of acquiring these sacramentals...I have to mention that Pope Francis is working TIRELESSLY to dismantle what is left of the Catholic Church. Therefore, obtaining these sacramentals while we can might be wise. All of us needs to know that since Vatican II...MUCH HAS BEEN CHANGED. I will reprint from an article that I wrote in 2018 about the changes to the blessing of Holy Water...mostly taken from Father Z's blog at the time.
If you are seeking Blessed Salt and Holy Water....you must also find a priest that will bless these items from the OLD RITE....not the new. You can do your own homework on the internet to see the difference and also the difference of the Rite of Baptism...our children are not getting exorcised water or salt at their baptisms.
Below is a reprint for your info....please acquire these items before war hits America and have them in your blessed homes. Take care and God bless!
Taken from my article written 2/8/2018 "Is It Holy Water???"
The Conciliar Church has changed the rite of the blessing of Holy Water. There is a big difference in the water. First, the new rite has no exorcism but it also is blessed differently. Here are some explanations I found on Fr. Z’s blog - He wrote the following:
In the new post-Conciliar book of blessings “Missale Romanum”, only a couple of the prayers in the book explicitly bless something. All the rest refer to the blessings God could give to someone nearby, or around the place, or who might look in the direction of something, etc. The book attempts to change the Church’s theology about blessings, effectively trying to eliminate the concept of the constitutive blessing and reducing every prayer and action to an invocative blessing.
In his review of the Ordo ad faciendam aquam benedictam, used outside Mass to “bless” water, even though he found a rubric that says that the “celebrans… dicit orationem benedictionis… the celebrant … says the prayer of blessing” and there are three options that follow, he cannot find in any of the three prayers, in the Latin mind you, an explicit statement that the water is to be blessed water. These paragraphs use the word “blessing” throughout and the prayers ask for blessings on those on whom the water is sprinkled. Also, the “celebrans” can be a deacon, which is not possible in the older rite, with the traditional Rituale Romanum.
Here is the first of the new prayers as an example:
Benedictus es, Domine, Deus omnipotens,
qui nos in Christo, aqua viva salutis nostrae,
benedicere dignatus es et intus reformare:
concede ut qui huius aquae aspersione
vel usu munimur,
renovata animae iuventute
per virtutem Sancti Spiritus
in novitate vitae iugiter ambulemus.
Blessed are you, Lord, Almighty God,
who deigned to bless us in Christ, the living water of our salvation,
and to reform us interiorly,
grant that we who are fortified
by the sprinkling of or use of this water,
the youth of the spirit being renewed
by the power of the Holy Spirit,
may walk always in newness of life.
The other prayers are not more explicit.
The difference with the older rite is not just that there is no exorcism or blending of exorcised and blessed salt. There is no explicit act of blessing. The fact that a deacon can use this rite means that it is not connected to the power of the priestly office. The words don’t say the water is blessed.
In the older rite, which priests can use (reason #4378 for why we needed Summorum Pontificum) first salt is exorcised and then blessed. Then water is exorcised and then blessed. In the exorcism of the salt and the water, the two elements are addressed directly, personally, in the second person. By this exorcism they are entirely and without question ripped from the domination of the “Prince of this World”, as our Lord calls our Enemy. Then they are blessed with explicit words and gestures of blessings. Here are the prayers for the exorcism and the blessing the water (before the exorcised blessed salt is added), with his emphasis:
God’s creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God + the Father almighty, in the name of Jesus + Christ, His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy + Spirit. May you be a purified water, empowered to drive afar all power of the enemy, in fact, to root out and banish the enemy himself, along with his fallen angels. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire. All: Amen.
O God, Who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer, and pour forth your blessing + on this element now being prepared with various purifying rites. May this creature of yours, used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful; let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption; let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing. By the sprinkling of this water may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished, so that in calling on Your Holy Name they may know the well-being they desire, and be protected from every peril; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.
In the newer prayer, we pray that people have spiritual benefits, because we are invoking God’s blessing. The water is a symbol of those blessings. In the older prayer something entirely different seems to be going on. The water is taken from the realm of the profane and made something of the sacred realm. Then the water is used to bring about the things we pray, through God’s power of course, but by the use of the water. Use of the water is a direct contradiction to the powers of evil who wish us harm. (Who would want to change this and Why?)
Furthermore, the water which has been blessed has itself now a role in the blessing of other things. Consider the principle that something cannot give what it does not have.
That said, the rite of blessing water during Mass found in the newer, Ordinary Form Missale Romanum, includes the words:
“… dignare, quaesumus, hanc aquam + benedicere… deign, we implore, to bless + this water… “
The second option (aren’t there always options in the Novus Ordo?) has:
“…hanc aquam, te quaesumus, + benedicas... we implore You that You + bless this water… “
Mind you, there is no exorcism of the water in the newer Missale Romanum during Mass. And keep in mind that in the older rite, the water was blessed outside of Mass. Blessing of Easter water is a special rite.
CONCLUSION: There is a world of difference, of sensibility, of theology, between what we find in the newer Missale Romanum and what we find De benedictionibus.
Therefore, I exhort you to get some Holy Water blessed in the OLD RITE and use it in your homes, every day, on your children, on your grandchildren, on the sick and aged ----- daily.
In Chapter 31 of St. Teresa of Avila’s Autobiography, she tells of a time that she was harassed by a demon and her use of Holy Water:
“Out of his body there seemed to be coming a great flame, which was intensely bright and cast no shadow. He told me in a horrible way that I had indeed escaped out of his hands but he would get hold of me still.”
Frightened, she tried to shoo him away with the Sign of the Cross. The demon left her, but soon returned. This happened several times, until she noticed she had some holy water nearby. “So I flung some in the direction of the apparition,” she wrote, “and it never came back.”
Another time, she wrote, “the devil was with me for five hours, torturing me with such terrible pains and both inward and outward disquiet that I do not believe I could have endured them any longer. The sisters who were with me were frightened to death and had no more idea of what to do for me than I had of how to help myself.” She only found relief after she requested holy water and threw some to the place where she saw a demon nearby.
It’s in her explanation of all of this that the famous quote comes in.....
“From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the Cross, but return; so holy water must have great virtue.” (when blessed right!)
She continues: “For my own part, whenever I take it, my soul feels a particular and most notable consolation. In fact, it is quite usual for me to be conscious of a refreshment which I cannot possibly describe, resembling an inward joy which comforts my whole soul. “This is not fancy, or something which has happened to me only once: it has happened again and again and I have observed it most attentively. It is, let us say, as if someone very hot and thirsty were to drink from a jug of cold water: he would feel the refreshment throughout his body. I often reflect on the great importance of everything ordained by the Church and it makes me very happy to find that those words of the Church are so powerful that they impart their power to the water and make it so very different from water which has not been blessed.”
WARNING TO ALL – It is critical that you go to a priest that uses the Old Rite in Blessing the Salt and Holy Water or the demons will NOT be put to flight! Use it daily in your homes! Get some very soon!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – pray for us and all priests!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
There is so much to write about and pray about right now. Things are happening at lightening speed in the world and in the Church. So much destruction and dismantling as if Satan himself was at the helm of the ship. Yes, it feels like we are on the Titanic and it is sinking quickly. We need to jump in the lifeboat of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and sail safely to the the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May we take heed of these words and consecrate ourselves and our families and pray the Rosary daily for help during these trying times in history.
The above words seems unrelated to my title but truly they are related. During these trying times, it is easy to forget our deceased loved ones. Everything is so upside down. Many families are even neglecting to get the Last Sacraments to their dying relatives because it is so uncomfortable to talk of death even when it is imminent. THIS IS WRONG! The Sacraments offer much grace and healing and will definitely help the soul prepare for death. Let us not be lax in this.
Also, let us not forget them after death. November is coming up and the "Sisters of Carmel" always offer the opportunity for us to enroll our deceased loved ones that have gone before us into the Masses offered for the dead during November. There is a minimum donation of $10 but please consider more to these sisters. This is a way to support many religious communities who offer this kind service during the month of November.
Below is a link for anyone to enroll your loved ones before October 29th. We have the next 10 days to get them on the list.
God bless your day and continue to pray your Rosary this month of October and always.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!