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THE CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION by Dom David Bird MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - January 26, 2016 In "The Meaning of Confirmation" we criticized some of the common ways of explaining what Confirmation is because they are too vague and need something else to make them clear; and we said that that "something" is the liturgy. Liturgy is the product of the synergy between the Holy Spirit and the Church and the proper context in which to understand the sacraments. We then looked at how the Catholic West celebrates Confirmation and then how ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-celebration-of-confirmation-by-dom.html
Traditional Catholicism Nailed to the Cross With Jesus (10-33) GOD IS AT WORK IN YOU! - January 5, 2016 ... Please note that the lesson still needs a final editing but in the interest of time, here it is for now for you for the sake of all. Go, Team! A MONDAY HOLY HOUR IN CHURCH Jesus draws you very powerfully to Himself before you even arrive at the church, presenting His suffering on the Cross once again in vivid detail. Right away after arriving in church, you genuflect and kiss the ground and while doing so, experience the Breath of Heaven, God's Breath, coming from Christ ...http://godisatworkinyou.blogspot.com/2016/01/traditional-catholicism-nailed-to-cross.html
MARY AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE WRITINGS OF ST JOHN OF THE CROSS by Father Emmanuel J. Sullivan OCD MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - January 4, 2016 a little Benedictine influence! my source: Ecclesial Peace originally from icspublications MARY IN THE CARMELITE TRADITION In the history of the Church, the Order of Carmel has come to be known for its dedication to a life of prayer and to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. From its very earliest days near the end of the twelfth century, the hermits who gathered together on Mount Carmel to lead a life of prayer built in the midst ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/01/mary-and-holy-spirit-in-writings-of-st.html
Liturgical Notes on the Presentation of the Virgin Mary NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 21, 2015 The story of the Virgin Mary's Presentation in the Temple comes to us not from Sacred Scripture, of course, but from some of the apocryphal Gospels. Although these are never read in the liturgy, some of what is written in them has been accepted by the Church's tradition, both liturgical and artistic; they have given us not only today's feast, but also influenced the depiction of Christ's Nativity and the Assumption. It should always be born ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/ZWwaPcScVVs/liturgical-notes-on-presentation-of.html
"Mondays With Mary" – 'The Marriage That Linked Joseph to Mary' TOM PERNA - November 9, 2015 ... speaks about the heritage of Israel as a bride to God, which culminated in the prophet Hosea taking a prostitute for his wife to show the people of Israel that what she does to him with other men, they do to God with false gods. Even though this occurred in the Old Testament, marriage was still seen as holy for it would be fulfilled not only on Mary and Joseph, but most complete with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. He is the Bridegroom and the Church His ...http://tomperna.org/2015/11/09/mondays-with-mary-the-marriage-that-linked-joseph-to-mary/
Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Attack on Marriage and Family From "Atheist, Neo-Communist World" RORATE CÆLI - October 21, 2015 ... witnesses of the Divine truth and of the beauty of marriage and family. To this end we received the gifts of the Holy Spirit especially in the sacrament of confirmation, This virtue has bestowed the faithful during two thousand years with the ability to prefer death rather than to betray the baptismal vows, to die rather than to sin, to die rather than to betray the wedding vows, to die rather than to betray the priestly or religious vows. In his Encyclical on Marriage and ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/10/bishop-athanasius-schneider-attack-on.html