We will be doing a series starting in Holy Week and continuing through Paschaltide entitled Holy Days of Opportunity. This is meant to explore the spiritual benefits and opportunities that we have been given by God in this strange crisis that is upon us. As we consider the wrath of God that has been visited upon us, we must be good sons of our Heavenly Father, who shows us … [Read more...] about Holy Days of Opportunity: What is Mental Prayer?
St. Benedict sums up the spiritual necessity of the Four Last Things in his chapter “What Are the Instruments of Good Works”: To have wholesome fear of the day of judgment. With fear to shrink from hell. To long for eternal life with all spiritual desire. To have the expectation of death daily before one’s eyes. Kennedy Hall Death Judgment Heaven Hell Nathaniel … [Read more...] about The Four Last Things
Our Lord Commands us to Suffer in order to follow Him In the Gospel of St Luke, at the moment when “great multitudes” followed Him, our Lord turned to them and said If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come … [Read more...] about This is the Secret to Christian Happiness
1. Always Flee The Spiritual writers tell us that every deadly sin can be faced and conquered. For every deadly sin, we can cultivate the contrary virtue even while facing circumstances which provoke these sins. For example, to conquer anger, we can seek out the person that annoys us and intentionally speak kindly to them. This holds true for every deadly sin except lust. … [Read more...] about How to Conquer Lust and Pornography – Five Things
The Church celebrates the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus on July 1st and then dedicates the month to the same. Let us reflect on the realities we face. The demons are exposed. Stand up and fight As the current crisis continues to unmask its hideous face, more evidence is emerging that the enemies of Holy Church have been servants of Satan directly via Satanism, … [Read more...] about The Precious Blood of Jesus and the Terror of Demons