The Glorious Michaelmas!

(via ATX Catholic) The Michaelmas is the centuries-old Latin Mass celebrated in honor of the Archangel Michael on September 29th. Devotion to St. Michael the Archangel existed in the Old Testament (Daniel 10:13, 10:21, & 12:1), and it continued in the New Testament (Jude 1:9 and Revelations chapter 12.) The Apostle John prophesied a healing… Continue reading The Glorious Michaelmas!

Reflection – Seeking the Help of the Holy Saints!

October 25, 2017 – “Dear children! I am calling you to be prayer in this time of grace. You all have problems, afflictions, sufferings and lack of peace. May saints be models to you and an encouragement for holiness; God will be near you and you will be renewed in seeking through your personal conversion. Faith will be hope to… Continue reading Reflection – Seeking the Help of the Holy Saints!

Cardinal Müller Rebukes Italian Bishop for Calling Protestant Reformation ‘Event of the Holy Spirit’

(via LifeSite) Cardinal Gerhard Müller has rebuked the secretary-general of the Italian Episcopal Conference for claiming that the Protestant Reformation was an “event of the Holy Spirit.” It is “unacceptable to assert that Luther’s reform ‘was an event of the Holy Spirit,’” wrote Cardinal Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of… Continue reading Cardinal Müller Rebukes Italian Bishop for Calling Protestant Reformation ‘Event of the Holy Spirit’

The Power of the Holy Name of Jesus

I mentioned once in a Reflection that I would consider writing a post all about the Holy Name of Jesus, and being that today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, there’s no better day to do so. For those of us who were born and raised in the Church, we’ve repeated the Holy… Continue reading The Power of the Holy Name of Jesus

The Origin of the 12 Days of Christmas

Among the huge catalogue of Christmas songs out there “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an absolute classic. Most of us are quite familiar with it. You know, five golden rings, the partridge in the pear tree, and all that jazz. But have you ever wondered about the meaning of the song? Growing up I… Continue reading The Origin of the 12 Days of Christmas

The First Sunday of Advent!

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent in the Church! The word advent is from the Latin adventus for “coming” and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent contains four Sundays, beginning on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, (November 30) and continuing until December 24. It… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent!

Our Lady, The Holy Rosary & The Battle of Lepanto

Today is October 7th, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Today the Church pays homage to the Blessed Mother and the most Holy Rosary, and it also marks the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. This marked the first significant victory for the Christian naval force over a Turkish fleet, and a turning… Continue reading Our Lady, The Holy Rosary & The Battle of Lepanto