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The Catholic Spiritual Life
In the Roman Catholic Church

“And another Angel came, and stood before the Altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the Prayers of all Saints upon the Golden Altar, which is before the Throne of God.   And the smoke of the incense of the Prayers of the Saints ascended up before God from the hand of the Angel.”  (Apocalypse 8:3-4.)



Contents

Part One:  Obedience

Part Two:  Faith

The Catholic Spiritual Life Of The Roman Catholic Church  Includes:

Always Wearing the Brown Scapular
Frequent Use of Holy Water
Holy Water, A Means of Spiritual Wealth
Making Holy Water
An English Translation for the Laity
Daily Morning Prayers
Attending The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Frequent Use of Holy Ejaculations
Frequent Confession
Frequent Holy Communion
Fore-Noon Prayers
Daily Spiritual Reading
Daily Religious Devotions
Daily Prayers Before & After Meals
Daily Holy Rosary
Daily Evening Devotions and Prayers
The Blessing
The Memorare
The First Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life Of The Roman Catholic Church

The Second Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life

The Third Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life

The Fourth Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life

The Fifth Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life

The Sixth Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life

The Seventh Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life

Reasons to Attend The Holy Sacrifice of the Traditional Catholic Mass

The Third Commandment of God

The First Commandment of the Roman Catholic Church

Why Is It So Important to Attend The Traditional Catholic Mass?

The REAL AUTHENTIC Catholic Spiritual Life

The Catholic Spiritual Life Includes:

Frequent Confession

Frequent Holy Communion

Women and Girls Have Their Heads Covered

The Roman Catholic Church Forbids Communicants To Receive the Most Precious Blood

Automatic Condemnation of Communion Under Both Kinds

Prophecies About the Satanic NEW mass

Daily Spiritual Reading

Additional Daily Spiritual Reading

The Catholic Spiritual Life Includes:  Daily Religious Devotions

At The End of The Day




Part One:  Obedience


The Ten Commandments of God

Everyone is familiar with the Law of Gravity, which is part of the Natural Law by which Nature, per se, functions as it does.

Therefore, no one should be surprised to learn that the Spiritual Life also has laws by which to properly function.  The Laws of the Catholic Spiritual Life presuppose Obedience to certain laws of the Roman Catholic Church.

The most basic laws of the Roman Catholic Spiritual Life require Obedience to the Ten Commandments of God and also Obedience to the Six Commandments of the Catholic Church.

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Part Two:  Faith

A Brief Summary of the Roman Catholic Faith


The Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed
As Originally Written
Before It Was Interpolated




The Official Creed of The Roman Catholic Church
Official English Translation

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.  And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages.

God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten not made; of one substance [essence] with the Father, through Whom all things were made.  Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.  He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered, died and was buried.

And on the third day He rose again according to the scriptures and ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father.  And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; of whose kingdom there shall be no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father.  Who, together with the Father and the Son, is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke through the prophets.

I believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic church.  I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.  And I expect the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.




The Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed
As Originally Written
Before It Was Interpolated

The Official Creed of The Roman Catholic Church
Official Latin Text

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, Factorem cæli et terræ, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.  Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia sæcula.

Deum de Deo; Lumen de Lumine; Deum verum de Deo vero; genitum, no factum; consubstantialem Patri, per quem omnia facta sunt.  Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem, descendit de cælis et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine; et homo factus est.  Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato passus et sepultus est.

Et resurrexit tertia die secundum Scripturas; et ascendit in caelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris; et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare vivos et mortuous; cujus regni non erit finis.

Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem, qui ex Patre procedit.  Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur; Qui locutus est per prophetas.

Et Unam, Sanctam, Catholicam, et Apostolicam Ecclesiam.  Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum.  Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum et vitam venturi saeculi.  Amen.



The Filioque Interpolation

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The ONLY Modern English Catechism approved by the Roman Catholic Church for Adult Catholics is this edition of:

The Catechism of the Council of Trent

Translated by John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M., Litt.D., and Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M., Litt.D.
Imprimatur: + Patrick Cardinal Joseph Hayes, D.D., Archbishop of New York, Wednesday, January 3, 1923.


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The Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church
Includes:

 

The Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church
Includes:
Always Wearing the Brown Scapular
Frequent Use of Holy Water
Daily Morning Prayers
Attending The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Frequent Use of Holy Ejaculations
Frequent Confession
Frequent Holy Communion
Fore-Noon Prayers
Daily Spiritual Reading
Daily Religious Devotions
Daily Prayers Before & After Meals
Daily Holy Rosary
Daily Evening Devotions and Prayers
The Blessing
The Memorare


The First Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church


Virtus Stat In Medio
Virtue Stands in the Middle
Meaning:
Virtue Avoids Both Extremes
Exception:
The Three Theological Virtues

Sometime during my first month as a Novice in a Roman Catholic Novitiate-Seminary, while reading a book on the Spiritual Life, I still remember reading a warning for all Seminarians, especially Novices, about how the Devil tries to encourage those who have been in the Religious Life for only a short time period, to try to make an extra effort, in order to make a good impression on one's Religious Superior, or Novice Master, by doing many extra things which are not required to be done.

One example was to say an extra Rosary privately, in addition to the Rosary recited with one's fellow classmates in the Chapel.  Another was to practice an Act of Mortification at night, after the lights were out, and everyone was to be in bed, in order to speed up one's Spiritual Purification.  Another was to practice a hidden penance by very tightly tying a piece of rope around one's waist for Spiritual Mortification in order to grow more quickly in Virtue, and/or putting a small stone in one's shoe for the same reason.  Other methods were also sometimes used, all of which the new Novice does not know can be counter-productive.

The ultimate goal of the Devil is to try to take advantage of the over-eagerness of Novices and Seminarians to do various kinds of  extra things in order to make them become more physically and mentally tired so that they would quickly become slower at doing those things which were required of them, and, more quickly become so discouraged, by such extra burdens, which were not required, that they would leave the Novitiate, or for more advanced Seminarians, leave the Seminary, and thus there would be fewer candidates for the Holy Priesthood.

But the same is also true of first-timers among the Laity who want to try to add not one or two prayers, but many additional prayers, to their daily routine, along with various other Religious Devotions, Spiritual Reading, etc., etc.

However, for the Laity who have already been doing one or more of these things, with few, if any, problems, what follows should merely provide some food for thought on one or two more possible things to do.

Such thoughts and desires which those who are new to the practical living of the Spiritual Life usually have are, in some cases, from the Devil.  They are designed to make a person very tired by doing one or m ore things to excess or to an extreme, instead of merely slowly doing only one or two of them.  The object, of course, is the Devil wants to so totally discourage such people, by overdoing it, so that, within a short time period, they will never want to do any of these things in the future due to their burnout.  Thus, the Devil wins!

But, because you do not want burnout, and because you do not want the Devil to win, always keep in mind this very important rule:

Virtus Stat In Medio.
Virtue Stands in the Middle.

Therefore, avoid the two extremes of:  1)  doing nothing;  2) doing too much.

We suggest trying only one or two things until after you feel comfortable doing them.

Examples:  Begin with only one or two Morning Prayers until it becomes easy for you to work them into your morning schedule.  The same with the other Prayers, Spiritual Reading, etc., at other times of the day and/or night.

Also, if you are pressed for time, do not try to do it all on a week-end.  IF there is only one thing per day that you can do, realistically, then do it until you are able to do more and leave the weekends for only the very basics such as a Saturday Confession and attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Traditional Catholic Mass on Sundays.

In some cases, you may discover that you either really enjoy, or are otherwise able, to do a little more of one thing than another.  This is sometimes called a golden mean by which you sometimes get slightly closer to one extreme than to the other.

Said another way, Virtue, per se, is a balanced moderation in everything except for the Three Theological Virtues, most especially the Virtue of Charity, because it is impossible to love God too much.

It is interesting how Aristotle, in his Nicomachean Ethics, defined a Virtue as a balance point between a deficiency and an excess. This means that the point of the greatest Virtue is not always exactly the middle point between the two extremes, but rather a golden mean, in some cases, in which one is  slightly .closer to the one extreme, rather than to the other opposite extreme.  It is ultimately a matter of common sense.

Therefore, only except for the realistic  golden mean, avoid both extremes, and please keep in mind that you are NOT required to use of ALL of the various Prayers, Religious Devotions, and/or other Religious Exercises, which follow, except for at least at the very first, only one from each category IF possible.  And when it comes to Spiritual Reading, keep it down to no more than 10 minutes at the very most, at least for the first few months, in order to avoid fatigue and/or burnout.  It is a matter of common sense.

We hope that the above explanations have been helpful and a source for a practical and realistic Spiritual and Religious Personal Training Program you can make whatever is the very best for you.

Thank you for reading.

God Bless You!

We wish you the very best in your journey into the Spiritual Life.  Please go very slow, but steady.

Patriarch Jacobus Maria DeJesus, D.D.


The Second Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church




“Humility is the Mother of Salvation.”
(Saint Bernard, Sermons on the Canticle of Canticles, # 36.)

The Virtue of Humility is indirectly the basis of the Spiritual Life because it removes obstacles, especially pride.


The Third Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church




The Virtue of Faith

The Virtue of Faith is the direct  basis of the Spiritual Life because it is the first step towards God:  “But without Faith it is impossible to please God.  For he that cometh to God, must [first] believe that He IS, and is a rewarder to them that seek Him.”  (Hebrews 11:6.)

This is why The Virtue of Faith is the direct basis of the Catholic Spiritual Life, whereas The Virtue of Humility is only the indirect basis of the Catholic Spiritual Life.


The Proof

A Summary

Humility holds the first place, inasmuch as it expels pride (the source of all sin), which God resisteth, and makes man open to receive the influx of Divine Grace....  In this sense, Humility is said to be the foundation of the Spiritual edifice." (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D. in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church: “Angelic Doctor”, “Common Doctor”; “Summa Theologica”, Part II-II, Question 161, Article 5, Reply to Objection 1; emphasis added.)

Please note:  Humility is inferior to the Three Theological Virtues:  Faith, Hope, and Charity, which unite us to God.



Brief Details

Detail # 1

“Reply to Objection 2: Just as the orderly assembly of virtues is, by reason of a certain likeness, compared to a building, so again that which is the first step in the acquisition of virtue is likened to the foundation, which is first laid before the rest of the building. Now the virtues are in truth infused by God. Wherefore the first step in the acquisition of virtue may be understood in two ways. First by way of removing obstacles: and thus humility holds the first place, inasmuch as it expels pride, which "God resisteth," and makes man submissive and ever open to receive the influx of Divine grace. Hence it is written (James 4:6): God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. .In this sense humility is said to be the foundation of the spiritual edifice. Secondly, a thing is first among virtues directly, because it is the first step towards God. Now the first step towards God is by faith, according to Heb. 11:6, He that cometh to God must believe. In this sense faith is the foundation in a more excellent way than humility.”  (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., “Summa Theologica”,  Part II-II,  Question 161, Article 5, Reply to Objection 2; emphasis added.)



Detail # 2

“Reply to Objection 4: The reason why Christ chiefly proposed Humility to us, was because it especially removes the obstacle to man's Spiritual welfare consisting in man's aiming at Heavenly and Spiritual things, in which he is hindered by striving to become great in earthly things. Hence our Lord, in order to remove an obstacle to our Spiritual welfare, showed by giving an example of Humility, that outward exaltation is to be despised. Thus Humility is, as it were, a disposition to man's untrammeled access to Spiritual and Divine goods. Accordingly, as perfection is greater than disposition, so Charity, and other Virtues whereby man approaches God directly, are greater than Humility.”  (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., “Summa Theologica”,  Part II-II,  Question 161, Article 5, Reply to Objection 4; emphasis added.)



Detail # 3

“Now this state, which is Perfection, manifestly requires great Charity together with the Perfect Humility spoken of in this passage. St. John of the Cross also says: The State of Perfection.... consists in the Perfect Love of God and contempt of self [which is Perfect Humility]. Footnote # 8:  The Dark Night of the Soul, Book II, Chapter 18.)”  (Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. [b. Auch, France 1877 A.D. - d. Rome, Italy, 1964 A.D.], who taught dogmatic and Spiritual theology for 53 years at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in Rome, “The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life”, Translated by Sister M. Timothea Doyle, O.P., Volume One, Part I, The Sources of the Interior Life and Its End, Article V, Actual Grace and Its Diverse Forms, Chapter X, Perfection and Heroic Virtue, Part B, Does Perfection Require the Heroic Practice of the Virtues, page 177, footnote # 8; emphasis added.)



Detail # 4



“Do not heed by whom a thing is said, but rather what is said.  Make an effort thoroughly to understand whatever you read and hear.”  (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D., in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, “Letter to Brother John, ‘De Modo Studendi’,” quoted in Latin and translated into English by Rev. Victor White, O.P., “How to Study, Being the Letter of St. Thomas Aquinas, to Brother John, ‘De Modo Studendi’, Latin text with Translation and Exposition by Victor White, O.P.,” Aquin Press, London.  Nihil Obstat: Robertus H. Nicholson, Ph. D., D.D., Imprimatur + Joseph, Archiepiscopus, Birmingamiensis, Birmingamiæ, die 25a aprilis, anno 1947; Blackfriars, London, 1951; page 4, emphasis added.)



Detail # 5

“TRUTH, not eloquence, is to be sought in reading the Holy Scriptures; and every part must be read in the spirit in which it was written. For in the Scriptures we ought to seek profit rather than polished diction.”

“Likewise we ought to read simple and devout books as willingly as learned and profound ones. We ought not to be swayed by the authority of the writer, whether he be a great literary light or an insignificant person, but by the love of simple Truth. We ought not to ask who is speaking, but mark what is said. Men pass away, but the Truth of the Lord remains forever. God speaks to us in many ways without regard for persons.”

“Our curiosity often impedes our reading of the Scriptures, when we wish to understand and mull over what we ought simply to read and pass by.”

“If you would profit from it, therefore, read with HUMILITY, simplicity, and faith, and never seek a reputation for being learned. Seek willingly and listen attentively to the words of the Saints; do not be displeased with the sayings of the Ancients, for they were not made without purpose.”  (“The Imitation of Christ”, by Thomas À Kempis,  Translated from the Latin into Modern English, The Bruce Publishing Company Milwaukee, Nihil Obstat: H. B. Ries, Censor Liborum, Imprimatur: + Moyses E. Kiley, Archiepiscopus Milwaukiensis November 5, 1940, “The Fifth Chapter, Reading the Holy Scripture”; emphasis added.)


Conclusion of Humility

Finally, we must allow ourselves to be led by the path which our Lord has chosen for us. There is, to be sure, the common and indispensable way, that of Humility and Conformity to the Divine Will; hence we must all pray as the publican did. But on this common road, one part is shaded, the other has nothing to protect it from the burning rays of the sun; one section is flat, followed by long, steep hills that lead to high plateaus where we may enjoy a marvelous view. The good Shepherd leads His sheep as He judges best. Some He guides by the parables, others by the way of reasoning; to others He gives, in the obscurity of Faith, simple and penetrating intuition, great views of the whole, which are the distinctive characteristic of Wisdom. He leaves certain Souls for a rather long time in difficulties in order to inure them to the struggle. For several years St. Teresa [of Avila] herself had to make use of a book in order to meditate, and the time seemed very long to her. Our Lord raises the Marys rather than the Marthas to contemplation, but the former found therein intimate sufferings unknown to the latter; and if the latter are faithful, they will reach the living waters and will slake their thirst according to their desire.... We must, therefore, allow ourselves to be led by the road which the Lord has chosen for us.”   (Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., “The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life”, Translated by Sister M. Timothea Doyle, O.P., Volume One, Part 2, The Purification of the Soul in Beginners,  Chapter 36, How to Attain to the Life of Prayer and Persevere in It, B. How to Persevere in the Life of Prayer, page 459; emphasis added.)



“He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the Cross.”
(Philippians 2:8; emphasis added.)


LITANY OF HUMILITY
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,

From the desire of being esteemed,
From the desire of being loved, 
From the desire of being extolled, 
From the desire of being honored, 
From the desire of being praised, 
From the desire of being preferred to others, 
From the desire of being consulted, 
From the desire of being approved, 
From the fear of being humiliated, 
From the fear of being despised, 
From the fear of being rebuked, 
From the fear of being calumniated, 
From the fear of being forgotten, 
From the fear of being ridiculed, 
From the fear of being wronged, 
From the fear of being suspected, 

Hear me.

Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus
Deliver me, Jesus

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That in the opinion of the world, others
may increase, and I may decrease,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
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That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others become holier than I, provided that
I become as holy as God wills,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
.

The Fourth Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church
Uniformity With God's Will




Uniformity With God's Will
by
Bishop Saint Alphonsus De Liguori

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The Fifth Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church
Docility to God the Holy Ghost


An Act of Consecration to Prepare
The Soul for Docility to God the Holy Ghost

O Holy Ghost, Divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my mind, my heart, my will, and my whole being for time and eternity.  May my mind be ever docile to Thy celestial  inspirations and to the teaching of the Holy Catholic Church of which Thou art the infallible Guide.  May my heart be always inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor.  May my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom with the Father and Thee, O Holy Ghost, be honor and glory forever. Amen.


TRUE MYSTICISM

“At this point in our study, we shall examine in the light of The Imitation of Jesus Christ [by Thomas À Kempis] the question proposed at the beginning of this work: namely, whether the Infused Contemplation of the Mysteries of Faith, and the union with God resulting from it, are in the Normal Way of Sanctity, and also what are the dispositions ordinarily required to obtain such a Grace.”

“The Imitation is not a didactic treatise; it is the experimental story of a Soul in love with perfection, a story written from day to day, following prayer that is now laborious, now full of light and heavenly inebriation. It is certainly not only an Ascetical [the beginning study of the Spiritual Life] book, but also a Mystical [the most advanced study of the Spiritual Life] book; it leads to the practice of the Virtues, but in view of contemplation and union with God. It is manifestly addressed to all Interior Souls, and in reality all read it. This is equivalent to saying that the True Mysticism of which it speaks is accessible to all, if they are willing to follow the way of HUMILITY, the cross, continual prayer, and Docility to the Holy Ghost. This fact is one of the strongest reasons in favor of the affirmative answer to the question proposed.”  (Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., “The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life”, Translated by Sister M. Timothea Doyle, O.P., Volume Two, Part 3, The Illuminative Way of Proficients,  Chapter 27, The Universal Accessibility of the Mysticism of The Imitation, page 272, ¶¶ 1-2; emphasis added.)


The Sixth Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church
Daily Guidance and Help from God the Holy Ghost

VENI, SANCTE SPIRITUS
Come, O Holy Ghost

Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V.  Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created;
R.  And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.

O God, who didst instruct the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to relish what is right and ever to rejoice in His consolation.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.




Daily Guidance and Help from God the Holy Ghost

How many times have you really needed help with something?

Examples are very numerous and begin with one's studies in Grade School, High School, College, and for those with other types of special training such as various types of trade schools, and, of course, Seminaries.

In Our own case, some may question, as did my somewhat .jealous. fellow classmates in the Seminary, whether or not it was God the Holy Ghost helping me, or, to hear them tell it, merely .osmosis, as the reason why I got straight A's in classical Greek from falling asleep every night and waking up in the morning, width-ways on my still-made bed, with both feet on the floor, still wearing both of  my shoes and socks, and still wearing my full Religious Habit, and with my Greek Grammar as my .pillow!  I literally had a . sore head!

But, aside from that, it was definitely God the Holy Ghost Who always helped me with all of my classes and studies as the result of saying the above prayer every day.  So, We can speak from Our own personal experiences of many, many decades, including but a few additional brief examples which are Spiritual Counseling, not only in the Confessional, but also in conversations on the telephone and in person, in written letters, in E-Mails, and, of course in Sermons.

A quick example of Sermons.  Because We always try to keep Our Sermons down to 10 minutes in length (the result of some complaints concerning previous 20 minutes and longer Sermons), We always typed Our Sermons - only 2 pages long.  But, We almost never got to page 2 because God the Holy Ghost took over and the next thing We knew We were ending the Sermon at the 10 minute mark!

A number of times, Parishioners would talk with Us after Mass and tell Us that during Our Sermon We had answered one or more of their "never-asked" questions, but were very happy with the answer(s)!  We can only give ALL of the credit to God the Holy Ghost as the result of Our daily recitation of the above Prayer to God the Holy Ghost! Deo Gratias!  Thanks be to God!

Over the years, Parishioners, and even other Catholics, to whom We suggested their use of the above Prayer, have told Us their own true stories about how this Prayer has helped them in so many different ways in their lives and how they have recommended this Prayer to others!

However, in addition to all of these things, everyone who really uses this great Prayer, has told Us that it brings them peace - peace of mind, heart, and Soul.  We know - We have the same experiences which is why We prayerfully recommend it to you!  This short Prayer really works in many ways!


The Seventh Secret of the Catholic Spiritual Life
Of The Roman Catholic Church
Our Blessed Mother's Mantle of Protection Around Us


Front View
NoteIt is also closed in the front
Not open as in this graphic

Side View
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Our Blessed Mother's Real  Mantle of Protection  Is NOT Physical or Visible
However, These Two Graphics Are Provided to Help You to Try to Visualize It

Many decades ago, Our Blessed Mother revealed to Us the  Secret  of her  Mantle of Protection. Many, many times Our Blessed Mother's  Mantle of Protection  has really and truly protected Us from all kinds of people, circumstances, and things.

Our Blessed Mother's Real  Mantle of Protection  is something with which Our Blessed Mother personally clothes you, and also all of those you mention in the following special Prayer which is below.

Those of you who are specially devoted to at least trying to say this special Prayer every day will be able to actually SEE it physically around you once you get to Heaven!  In Heaven, it will be something like a very beautiful glowing aura around you which will not interfere with whatever clothes and/or special robes, which you will actually wear in Heaven!

Please note, Our Blessed Mother's  Mantle of Protection  IS NOT the Brown Scapular, but a different and very special type of Protection which YOU and YOUR family can use every day you recite the Special Prayer found below.  This Prayer should be renewed once every day.

Below is the Prayer We say everyday.  However, you can change some of the wording of this Prayer for your own special needs of Protection for yourself, your family, and others.


Powerful Prayer to Our Blessed Mother for Her
Very Powerful Mantle of Protection

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary of Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, please continue to continuously keep thy powerful Mantle of Protection around all of Our loved ones, including everyone under Our Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, all of Our family members, relatives, benefactors, friends, and all others We should mention, and also Ourself, and all of Our temporal goods, for today and for each and everyday of the rest of our entire lives.  Amen.


The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Always Wearing the Brown Scapular


Our Lady of Mount Carmel

While Our Blessed Mother was performing the great Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Portugal, on October 13, 1917, she also appeared in the sky as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Why?.

The wearing of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a sign of the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which Our Lady requested.

In addition, it is also a sign of protection from evil and from danger and from harm. It is recommended that each morning, upon arising, you take hold of the Brown Scapular which you always wear, reverently kiss it, and ask Our Lady of Mount Carmel to continue to keep her mantle of protection around you and around all of your loved ones, protecting all of you from all harm, all dangers and all evil.

For those of you who may be wondering what a scapular is, a scapular is a Sacramental which is worn as a badge of a Religious confraternity. It consists of 2 pieces of cloth, one of which is worn on the chest and the other on the back, with bands or strings passing over the shoulders.   It can be plain, without any pictures or graphics on it.  A scapular gives its wearer a share in the merits and Spiritual benefits of the association of which it is the badge.

In certain Religious Orders, an outer garment, called a scapular, is worn. It consists of a long piece of cloth hanging from the shoulders in the front and back, almost to the ground.

During the Middle Ages, lay persons were often permitted to become “oblates” of these Orders, that is, they assisted frequently at the monastic services and had a share in the merits of the Religious Order. They were allowed to wear the scapular, just as did the Regulars or actual members of the Religious Order.

As time went by, the full, habit-sized, scapulars began to be made smaller which enabled the wearers to place it under their clothes.

Certain associations of the Laity are known as Third Orders and the members wear a scapular which is about 6” x 3”. Other societies wear a smaller scapular of about 2 1/4” x 2”.

These are the rules concerning scapulars: the investing must be done by an authorized Priest who has first Blessed the scapular; the scapular may be given by a Catholic Priest in any suitable place, to any Catholic, even to an infant; it must be worn over the shoulders; if replaced, no Blessing is required; if it is laid aside for a considerable time, the benefits are forfeited during that time. The Roman Catholic Church has approved of 18 different kinds of scapulars, including the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-also called the Brown Scapular.

Very briefly, for those of you who may not have had an opportunity to learn about the Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the Brown Scapular, history takes us back many years.

Saint Simon Stock entered the Carmelite Order in Kent, England, when he was 40 years old. He was sent to Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land where he led a life of prayer and penance until he and most of his brother Religious were forced to leave by the victorious infidels. The group sailed for England. At a General Chapter which was held in Aylesford, England, in 1245 A.D., St. Simon was unanimously elected Prior General of the Carmelite Order.

St. Simon had great devotion to Our Blessed Mother. This may help to explain why the Carmelite Order began to prosper under his guidance despite considerable opposition.

In response to his appeal to Our Blessed Mother for help for his oppressed Order, on July 16, 1251 A.D. (he was 86 years old at the time), Mary appeared to him holding a Brown Scapular in her hand. Mary said to him:

“Receive, my beloved son, this Habit; whosoever dies clothed in this [scapular] shall not suffer eternal fire [in Hell]!"

Thus did Our Blessed Mother, under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, gave him a brown, wool scapular which was to be added to the Religious Habit worn by the members of the Carmelite Order, both for the Men and Women Religious members of the Carmelite Order.


This is another graphic of the almost floor-length Brown Scapular Religious Habit.

A second great reward attached to the Brown Scapular is called the “Sabbatine” which enables Scapular wearers, by the fulfillment of 3 conditions, to assure their liberation from Purgatory by the first Saturday after their death.

The 3 conditions attached to the Sabbatine Privilege are:

1) The faithful wearing of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel daily;
2) The observance of Chastity according to one's state in life;
3) The recitation of the Office of Our Lady, sometimes called the Little Office.

Because of so many problems which beset faithful Catholics today, the Laity may ask any Priest or Prelate of the Catholic Church to commute this requirement.

Today, the Laity can join the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Although the investing of this scapular was originally restricted to the Carmelite Order, now any Priest who has ordinary faculties in a diocese can invest a person in it. The size of the scapular is about 2" x 2", sometimes a little less. The formula for investiture now in use was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 and is found in the Roman Ritual of 1927/1944.


The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Frequent Use of Holy Water


Holy Water

Some People Carry a Holy Water Bottle in their
Vehicles or in their Pocket or Purse
In Order to Use Holy Water Frequently During the Day and at Night Before Retiring

Indulgences:

One Plenary Indulgence can be applied to oneself under the conditions of:

1) Being in the State of Grace.

2) Reciting this prayer devoutly while making the Sign of the Cross with Holy Water which has been Blessed and Exorcized in the Traditional way, using a pre-Vatican 2 Ritual.

3) Having the intention of gaining this indulgence.

In addition, 1,000 Plenary Indulgences, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, are gained each time this is done, also under the same 3 above conditions.

A Pious Practice


Church Holy Water Font


An Example of the Many Different Styles
Of Home Holy Water Fonts

Because Holy Water is one of the Sacramentals of the Church, it remits Venial Sins.  Therefore, it is recommended that you frequently, even daily, keep your soul beautifully pure in God's sight by devoutly making the traditional Sign of the Cross while you say:

  BY THIS HOLY WATER AND BY THY
PRECIOUS BLOOD WASH AWAY ALL OF MY SINS, O LORD.

Of course this does not, and can not, replace the Sacrament of Penance,
but it is prudent and wise to use it nonetheless.




Holy Water
A Means of Spiritual Wealth

Holy Water is a Sacramental that remits vvenial sin.  Because of the Blessing attached to it, Holy Church strongly urges its use upon Her children, especially when dangers threaten, such as fire, storms, sickness, and other calamities.  Every Catholicc home should have always in it a supply of Holy Water.

We Do Not Take Advantage
Of The Benefits Derived
From Holy Water

Let Us Cultivate Its Use

Untold Spiritual wealth is concentrated in a tiny drop of Blessed Water.  And we give it so little thought!

IF we were to actually realize now, as we shall realize after death, the many benefits which may be derived from Holy Water, we would use it far more frequently, and with greater faith and reverence.

Holy Water has its great power and efficacy from the prayers of the Church which its Divine Founder always accepts.

Here are some of the petitions the Priest makes to God when he Blesses the Water:

(Note:  We have decided to include the entire Rite for making Holy Water from the Roman RitualPleasse click on this link.)

These Prayers Are Effective

These Prayers ascend to Heaven each time you take Holy Water and sprinkle a drop either for yourself, or for another, whether that person is present or absent, and God's Holy Blessings descend both upon the Soul and the body of that person.

Dispel The Devil

The Devil hates Holy Water because of its power over him. He cannot long abide in a place, or near a person, that is often sprinkled with this Blessed and Exorcized Water.

Are Your Dear Ones Living At A Distnce?

Holy Water, sprinkled with faith and piety, can move the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Bless your loved ones and to protect them from all harm of Soul and body.  When worry and fear take possession of your heart, hasten to your Holy Water Font, and give your Dear Ones the benefit of the Church’s Prayers and Exorcisms.  (Note:  Both the salt and the water used in making Holy Water are Exorcized.)

The Holy Souls in Purgatory Long For It

Only in Purgatory can one understand how ardently a Poor Soul longs for Holy Water.  If you desire to make a host of intercessors for yourself, try to realize now some of their yearnings, and never forget them at the Holy Water Font.  The Holy Souls in Purgatory nearest to release to Heaven may  need the sprinkling of but only one drop of Holy Water to release their pining Souls from Purgatory and take them to Heaven!

Holy Water Remits Venial Sins

Because Holy Water is one of the Church’s Sacramentals, it remits Venial Sin.  Keep your Soul beautifully pure in God's sight by carefully and reverently making the Sign of the Cross while saying:

“By this Holy Water, and by
Thy Precious Blood, wash
away all of my sins, O Lord.”



Nihil Obstat:  John F. Murphy, S.T.D., Censor Librorum
+ Imprimatur:  William E. Cousins, Archbishop of Milwaukee, August 11, 1959.


Note:

Because the above was taken from a small leaflet, the original text on this leaflet was not able to be 100% clear, and/or complete, in some places, due to obvious space limitations, which has been corrected in the above text.

Also, a few grammatical errors in the original leaflet have also been corrected.



Making Holy Water

Introduction

A.Validly Ordained Priest, of course, using an official 1944, or earlier edition, of the Rituale Romanum in Latin, wearing the cassock and cassock cincture, and vested with a Surplice and Purple Stole, uses clean salt and a large container filled with clean water before using the official Latin text of this Rite (Unofficial English text below provided for the Laity who are unable to read the Latin text and/or translate it into English). If Altar Server(s) or other(s) are present, they make the responses at the R.  The.Priest.recites all of the other prayers and performs all of the required liturgical actions.
The Sign of the Cross is made one time at each of these crosses: 



The.Validly Ordained Priest, Uses Only the Required
Official Latin Text of the 1944, or Earlier Edition, of the Rituale Romanum

Rituale Romanum
June 10, 1925; March 19, 1944
Titulus VIII, Caput 2
Ordo
Ad Faciendam Aquam Benedictam




Here is an Unofficial English Translation for the Laity
 

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcism of the Salt

O salt, creature of God, I exorcize you by the living   God, by the true   God, by the Holy   God, by the God who ordered you to be poured into the water by Eliseus the Prophet so that its life-giving powers might be restored. I Exorcize you so that you may become a means of salvation for believers, that you may bring health of Soul and body to all who make use of you, and that you may put to flight and drive away from the places where you are sprinkled every apparition, villainy, and turn of devilish deceit, and every unclean spirit, adjured by Him Who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
R.  Amen.

Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly implore Thee, in Thy immeasurable Mercy, to Bless    and to Sanct   ify this salt which Thou didst create and gave to the use of mankind, so that it may become a source of health for the minds and bodies of all who make use of it.  May it rid whatever it touches or sprinkles of all uncleanness and protect it from every assault of evil spirits. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of God the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever.
R.  Amen.

Exorcism of the Water

O water, creature of God, I Exorcize you in the name of God the Father   almighty, and in the name of Jesus   Christ His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy   Ghost. I Exorcize you so that you may put to flight all the power of the Enemy, and be able to root out and supplant that Enemy with his apostate angels: through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
R.  Amen.

Let us pray.

O God, Who for the salvation of mankind hast built Thy greatest mysteries on this substance, water, in Thy kindness hear our prayers and pour down the power of Thy Blessing   into this element, made ready for many kinds of purifications. May this, Thy creature, become an agent of Divine Grace in the service of Thy mysteries, to drive away evil spirits and dispel sickness, so that everything in the homes and other buildings of the faithful that is sprinkled with this water may be rid of all uncleanness and freed from every harm. Let no breath of infection, no disease-bearing air, remain in these places. May the wiles of the lurking Enemy prove of no avail. Let whatever might menace the safety and peace of those who live here be put to flight by the sprinkling of this water, so that the health obtained by calling upon Thy Holy Name, may be made secure against all attack. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of God the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever.
R.  Amen.

The Priest now pours a very small amount of the Exorcized and Blessed Salt into the water in the Form of a Cross, saying:

May a mixture of salt and water now be made, in the Name of the Fa     ther , and of the S  on, and of the Holy   Ghost.
R.  Amen.

(NOTE: A few grains of the Exorcized and Blessed Salt suffice and can be held between the right thumb and forefinger.  A few grains of this salt is then carefully dropped into the water in the form of a cross at each:   )

V.  The Lord be with thee.
R.  And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

O God, Creator unconquerable, invincible King, Victor ever-glorious, Thou Who dost hold in check the forces bent on dominating us, overcome the cruelty of the raging enemy, in Thy power beat down the wicked foe.

In fear and humility we humbly pray and beseech Thee, O Lord, and we ask Thee to look with favor on this salt and water which Thou hast created. Shine on it with the light of Thy kindness.  Sanctify it by the dew of Thy love, so that, by the invocation of Thy Holy Name, wherever this water and salt is sprinkled, it will turn aside every attack of the unclean spirits and dispel the terror of the poisonous serpent.  And wherever we may be, make the Holy Ghost present to us who now implore Thy mercy.  Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of God the Holy Ghost, God, for ever and ever.
R.  Amen.


A Priest Who Makes Holy Water Must Be A Real, Valid  Priest

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The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Attending The Holy Sacrifice of the Traditional Catholic Mass
On Every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation


Brief Video of A Congregation Present for the
Ancient Roman Rite which is
The Traditional Catholic Mass
Please Click on Photo for Video
1 Minute, 37 Seconds




The Third Commandment of God

3. Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day.

3-1. Q. What is the Third Commandment?
A. The Third Commandment is: Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day.

3-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Third Commandment?
A. By the Third Commandment we are commanded to keep Holy the Lord's day, which is Sunday, NOT Saturday, and all of the Holydays of Obligation, on which we are to give our time to the service and worship of God.

3-3. Q. How are we to worship God on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation?
A. We are to worship God on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation by reverently attending the Traditional Catholic Mass (NOT the so-called NEW mass which is merely an empty ceremony designed to entertain the audience which is present, concerning which Jesus Christ prophecized), by prayers, and by other good works.

3-4. Q. Are the Sabbath day and Sunday the same day?
A. The Sabbath day and the Sunday are not the same. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week - Saturday, and is the day which was kept holy in the Old Law of the Old Covenant.
Sunday is the first day of the week, and is tile day which is kept Holy in the New Law of the New and Eternal Covenant.

3-5. Q. Why does the Catholic Church command us to keep Sunday Holy instead of the Sabbath?
A. The Catholic Church commands us to keep Sunday Holy instead of the Sabbath because on Sunday Christ rose from the dead, and on Sunday Christ sent the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles. Pentecost Sunday is the birthday of the Catholic Church.

3-6. Q. What is forbidden by the Third Commandment?
A. The Third Commandment forbids all unnecessary servile work and whatever else may hinder the due observance of the Lord’s Day - Sunday.

3-7. Q. What are servile works?
A. Servile works are those which require the physical labor of the body rather than of the mind.

3-8. Q. Are servile works on Sunday ever lawful?
A. Servile works are lawful on Sunday when the Honor and Glory of God, and/or the good of our neighbor, and/or necessity requires them.


The First Commandment of the Roman Catholic Church

1.  To respectfully and devoutly assist at The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass On all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation.

1-1. Q. Is it a Mortal Sin not to respectfully and devoutly assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation?
A. It is a Mortal Sin not to respectfully and devoutly assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, unless we are excused for a serious reason. They also commit a mortal sin who, having others under their charge, hinder them from respectfully and devoutly assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, without a sufficiently justifiable reason.

1-2. Q. Why were Holydays of Obligation instituted by the Church?
A. Holydays of Obligation were instituted by the Church to recall to our minds the great mysteries of religion and the virtues and rewards of the Saints.

1-3. Q. How should we keep all Holydays of Obligation?
A. We should keep all Holydays of Obligation as we should keep all Sundays.



An Introduction to The Traditional Catholic Mass, Including 9 Very Brief Videos

Ordinary of the Holy Sacrifice of The Traditional Catholic Mass

Catholic Sunday Sermons, with Epistles and Gospels


Why Is It So Important to Attend
The Traditional Catholic Mass?

1.  Because when Roman Catholics attend The Traditional Catholic Mass they obey The Third Commandment of God:  3. Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day, and also The First Commandment of the Roman Catholic Church:  1.  To respectfully and devoutly assist at The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass On all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation.

2.  Because when Roman Catholics attend The Traditional Catholic Mass, provided they are not in the State of Mortal Sin, they receceive Sanctifying Grace.

What Is Sanctifying Grace and Why Is It So Important?

Sanctifying Grace, the free gift of God establishing the Soul in the way of justification and holiness. Its intimate nature is beyond mere human analysis, but judging by its effects, we are justified in regarding it as a physical adornment of the Soul, permanent in its essence, incompatible 'with grievous [i.e. Mortal] Sin, recreating the Soul as a new nature competent to act supernaturally and meritoriously. It is Habitual Grace regarded under one aspect - the real interior sanctification \vhich enriches the Soul and makes it permanently Holy in the sight of God.”  C.E., VI, 701; Pohle-Preuss, Grace, St. L., 1921.  (Conde B. Pallen, Ph.D., LL.D., et Alii. John J. Wynne, S.J., S.T.D., Censor deputatus, “The New Catholic Dictionary”, 1929, Imprimatur: + Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of New York, Tuesday, October 1, 1929, Sanctifying Grace, page 862, Column 2, c; emphasis added.)

“41.  See IIIa, q. 62, a. 2.  ‘Whether Sacramental Grace confers anything in addition to the Grace of the Virtues and Gifts.’ In this article, St. Thomas [Aquinas] states that Habitual or Sanctifying Grace perfects the essence of the Soul, and that the infused Virtues (theological and moral) and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost spring from it in the faculties.”  (Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. [b. Auch, France 1877 A.D. - d. Rome, Italy, 1964 A.D.], “The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life”.  Father  taught Dogmatic and Spiritual Theology for 53 years at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a.k.a. The Angelicum, in Rome, Italy. Imprimatur: + Samuel Cardinal Stritch, S.T.D., Chicago, Illinois, September 29, 1948.  Copyright 1948, B. Herder Book Company. Translated by Sister M. Timothea Doyle, O.P., Volume 1, Introduction, VI, The Distinction Between Ascetical and Mystical Theology and Their Relations To Each Other, page 19, Footnote # 41; emphasis added. Source cited is:  Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D. in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church: “Angelic Doctor”, “Common Doctor”; “Summa Theologica”,  Part III, Question 62, Article 2.)

All tradition declares that the life of grace on earth is in reality the seed of glory. St. Thomas delights also in saying: "For grace is nothing else than a beginning of glory in us." (24) Bossuet often expresses himself in the same terms.(25)

This explains why St. Thomas likes to say: "The good of grace in one is greater than the good of nature in the whole universe." (26) The slightest degree of sanctifying grace contained in the soul of an infant after baptism is more precious than the natural good of the entire universe, all angelic natures taken together included therein; for the least degree of sanctifying grace belongs to an enormously superior order, to the order of the inner life of God, which is superior to all miracles and to all the outward signs of divine revelation.(27)

Finally, as sanctifying grace is essentially ordained to eternal life, it is also ordained to a proximate disposition for us to receive the light of glory immediately after death without passing through purgatory.

As sanctifying grace is a participation in the divine nature and makes us like to God, habitual grace, as Christian and as coming from Christ crucified, configures us to Him and prepares us to carry our cross in imitation of Him. In this sense it adds a special modality to sanctifying grace as it was on the first day of creation in the angels and in Adam in the state of innocence. St. Thomas points this out in treating of baptismal grace.(9)

It is from the Mass that flow the Seven Sacraments which give Sanctifying Grace.  It is Sanctifying Grace which not only feeds the soul, but it is also - in a miraculous, mysterious, and obviously limited way - an actual participation in the very life of God Himself!!!

This explains why those who devoutly assist at Masses and frequently receive the Sacraments have the opportunity (although not everyone takes advantage of it) to more quickly advance on their Spiritual climb to Heaven and, at the same time, to raise the level of their Spiritual vibration, both body and soul!!!


The REAL AUTHENTIC Catholic Spiritual Life


The Only REAL AUTHENTIC Source of
The REAL AUTHENTIC Catholic Spiritual Life

The Only REAL AUTHENTIC Source of the REAL AUTHENTIC Catholic Spiritual Life, which is The Life of Grace, primarily Sanctifying Grace, is Jesus Christ.  Grace mystically flowed from Jesus Christ while hanging on the Cross at Calvary, and which Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross is mystically renewed during every Holy SACRIFICE of the Mass, Offered by a. validly. Ordained Priest and/or Prelate, which, today, is called The Traditional Catholic Mass.

Said another way, it is ONLY the REAL AUTHENTIC Holy SACRIFICE of the Mass which, today, is called The Traditional Catholic Mass, which the one and only actual and REAL source of the REAL Spiritual Life.

In other words, the per se.invalid.updated 16th Century Protestant Memorial Supper Meals, a.k.a. the NEW masses that the Vatican is always changing and updating, are only MEALS, some even have all different kinds of entertainment, they have nothing to do with the REAL Spiritual Life of Grace, and are NOT a source of Grace, especially Sanctifying Grace, as is the REAL AUTHENTIC Holy SACRIFICE of the Mass which, today, is called The Traditional Catholic Mass.

Below is a brief video of the Beginning Prayers of a Solemn High Mass, which is a Traditional Catholic Mass, before the Vatican illegally replaced it with the per se  INVALID,  so-called SUPPER M EAL mass, which is always being updated so that its changes of the changes of the changes continue to be changed according to the whims of the changers of the changes!



Brief Video of an Ancient Roman Rite
Traditional Catholic Solemn High Mass
Beginning Prayers at the Foot of the Altar
39 Seconds


The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Frequent Confession



The Third Commandment of the Roman Catholic Church

3.  To go to Confession at least once a year during the Easter Season.

3-1. Q. What is meant by the command of confessing at least once a year?
A. By the command of confessing at least once a year is meant that we are obliged, under pain of mortal sin, to go to Confession at least once a year during the Easter/Paschal Season which ends on Trinity Sunday.

3-2. Q. Should we confess only once a year?
A. We should confess frequently, if we wish to lead a good life.

3-3. Q. Should children go to Confession?
A. Children should go to Confession when they are old enough to commit sin, which is commonly about the age of seven years which is usually considered to be the age of reason.















The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Frequent Holy Communion

The Fourth Commandment of the Roman Catholic Church

4.  To receive the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist at least once a year during the Easter Season.

4-1. Q. What sin does one commit who neglects to receive the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist during the Easter time?
A. One who neglects to receive the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist during the Easter time commits a Mortal Sin.

4-2. Q. What is the Easter time?
A. The Easter time is, in the United States of America, the time between the First Sunday of Lent and Trinity Sunday.


Communicants Kneeling to Receive Holy Communion on the Tongue
Kneeling is Required Because It Is A Physical Act of Adoration
By Which the Communicant Publicly Adores Jesus Christ
Who Is Present in Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Consecrated Host
Because Only A Consecrated Hand Can Touch A Consecrated Host
In Other Words, This Means That Only A Real, .Valid, Catholic Priest
Can Place the Consecrated Host Directly Onto the Tongue of the Communicant



Note:
All of the Women and Girls in the Above Photo  Have Their Heads Covered





Note:
All of the Women and Girls in the Above Photo  Have Their Heads Covered



Also Note:
The Roman Catholic Church Forbids Communicants
To Receive the Most Precious Blood

The Sixteenth Œcumenical Council of Constance [Tuesday, November 1, 1414 A.D. - Wednesday, April 22, 1418 A.D.] answered the heretical teachings of the proto-Protestants by issuing a Decree that the Administration of Holy Communion to the Laity under one species is to be of universal obligation in the Latin Church.

The Latin Church consists of all of the Western Rites of the Roman Catholic Church, all of which use the Latin Language, the primary Rite being what some Liturgical Historians call The Ancient Roman Rite because it is the oldest of all of the Liturgical Rites because it has been traced back to Saint Peter the Apostle at Rome.  This Roman Catholic Council did this as a cure to make it very clearly understood that Jesus Christ is present, whole and entire, under both and/or either species.





Sixteenth Œcumenical Council
Roman Catholic Council of Constance
Tuesday, November 1, 1414 A.D. - Wednesday, April 22, 1418 A.D.

Condemnation of Communion Under Both Kinds,
Recently Revived Among the Bohemians by Jakoubek of Stribro

In the Name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father and Son and Holy Ghost, Amen. Certain people, in some parts of the world, have rashly dared to assert that the Christian people ought to receive the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist under the Forms of both bread and wine. They communicate the Laity everywhere not only under the Form of bread, but also under that of wine, and they stubbornly assert that they should communicate even after a meal, or else without the need of a fast, contrary to the Church’s custom which has been laudably and sensibly approved, from the Church’s head downwards, but which they damnably try to repudiate as sacrilegious.

Therefore this present General Council of Constance, legitimately assembled in the Holy Ghost, wishing to provide for the safety of the Faithful against this error, after long deliberation by many persons learned in Divine and human law, Declares, Decrees and Defines that, although Christ instituted this Venerable Sacrament after a meal and ministered it to His Apostles under the forms of both bread and wine, nevertheless and notwithstanding this, the praiseworthy authority of the Sacred Canons and the approved custom of the Church have, and do retain, that this Sacrament ought not to be celebrated after a meal, nor received by the Faithful without fasting, except in cases of sickness or some other necessity as permitted by law or by the Church.

Moreover, just as this custom was sensibly introduced in order to avoid various dangers and scandals, so with similar or even greater reason was it possible to introduce and sensibly observe the custom that, although this Sacrament was received by the Faithful under both kinds in the Early Church, nevertheless later it was received under both kinds only by those Confecting [i.e. Consecrating] it, and by the Laity only under the form of bread [as the direct result of the various dangers and scandals, as well as increasing cases of gross indifferentism, the loss of the Sacred mentality, a very serious growing and widespread proliferation of sacrilege, and other evils].

For it should be very firmly believed, and in no way doubted, that the whole Body and Blood of Christ are truly contained under both the form (of the physical matter) of bread and the form (of the physical matter) of wine.

To say that the observance of this custom or law is sacrilegious or illicit must be regarded as erroneous. Those who stubbornly assert the opposite of the aforesaid are to be confined as .heretics. and severely punished by the local Bishops, or their officials, or the inquisitors of .heresy.in the kingdoms or provinces in which anything is attempted or presumed against this Decree, according to the Canonical and legitimate sanctions that have been wisely established in favor of the Catholic Faith against .heretics. and their supporters.

That no Priest, under pain of excommunication, may communicate the people under the forms (of the physical matter) of both bread and wine.

This Holy Synod also Decrees and Declares, regarding this matter, that instructions are to be sent to the Most Reverend Fathers and Lords in Christ, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and their Vicars in Spirituals, wherever they may be, in which they are to be commissioned and ordered on the authority of this Sacred Council and under pain of excommunication, to punish effectively those who err against this Decree.  (Sixteenth Œcumenical Council, Council of Constance, - [Tuesday, November 1, 1414 A.D. - Wednesday, April 22, 1418 A.D.], Session 13, Thursday, June 15, 1415 A.D.; emphasis added.)



Nineteenth Œcumenical Council
Roman Catholic Council of Trent
Thursday, December 13, 1545 A.D. - Wednesday, December 4, 1563 A.D.

In three Canons, this Decree was renewed by the Nineteenth Œcumenical Council of Trent, against the Lutherans and Calvinists:

CANON 1. If any one saith, that, by the precept of God, or, by necessity of salvation, all and each of the Faithful of Christ ought to receive both Species of the Most Holy Sacrament, not Consecrating; let him be .anathema.

CANON 2.  If any one saith, that the Holy Catholic Church was not induced, by just causes and reasons, to communicate, under the Species of bread only, Laymen, and also Clerics when not Consecrating; let him be .anathema.

CANON 3.  If any one denieth, that Christ, whole and entire - the fountain and Author of all Graces - is received under the one species of bread; because that - as some falsely assert - is not received, according to the institution of Christ Himself, under both Species; let him be .anathema.  (Nineteenth Œcumenical Council, Council of Trent, Session 21, July 16, 1562; emphasis added.)



Twentieth Œcumenical Council
Roman Catholic Council Vatican I
Wednesday, December 8, 1869 A.D. - Monday, July 18, 1870 A.D.

The Roman Catholic Council of the Vatican, clearly states in its Profession of Faith:

8. I confess that under either Species, alone, the whole and complete Christ and the True Sacrament are received.” (Twentieth Œcumenical Council, Council of the Vatican, Session 2, Thursday, January 6, 1870, Profession of Faith, ¶ 8; emphasis added.)

A Few Recent Examples of the Automatic Condemnation of Communion Under Both Kinds By Which Condemned Act the Above Automatic. Excommunication. Was Automatically Incurred, Dire Ignorance Notwithstanding!!
 
 
So Very, Very Sad!
The Gross Ignorance of the Pseudo-Catholics!
No Warning Given to Them of Their Automatic.Excommunication!



Of course, those who are responsible for all of this, namely - the fake and phony, per se .invalid, pseudo-clergy of the:  .anti-Catholic. Satanic. Synod. Vatican  2. pseudo-church. of .automatically. excommunicated. Apostates. and. Modernist. Heretics, and .NEW. Theology. Heretics, obviously do not believe in anything which the Roman Catholic Church Teaches, including the automatic censure of . excommunication. - not at least until they find themselves burning in the fires of Hell, which is also something else in which they do not believe, and thus, one of their heresies:  everyone is saved!

Catholics, STOP going to the  .anti-Catholic. Satanic. Synod. Vatican  2. pseudo-church. of .automatically. excommunicated. Apostates. and. Modernist. Heretics, and .NEW. Theology. Heretics, with its .invalid. “masses” and..invalid. “sacraments”!






WAKE UP!
Christ Warned Catholics About the Satanic NEW mass!
















 
















Roma Locuta, Causa Finita!
Rome Has Spoken, The Case is Closed!

Therefore:




NO!  NO WAY!
IT IS NOT  CATHOLIC!

 




Communicants Kneeling to Receive Holy Communion on the Tongue
Note:   All of the Women and Girls Have Their Heads Covered





Women and Girls Always Have Their Heads Covered In Church






Holy Thursday During Holy Week in the Modern-Day Catacombs
Women and Girls Always Have Their Heads Covered In Church



Women and Girls Always Have Their Heads Covered In Church


Princess Grace Receiving Holy Communion on Her Tongue
While Kneeling with Her Head Covered at Her Wedding




Saint Paul the Apostle

Why does the Roman Catholic Church require
All Women and Girls to cover their heads in Church?

This has been the continual Traditional Law of
The Roman Catholic Church as explained by Saint Paul:

5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.
6 For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But if it be a shame to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her cover her head.
7 The man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.  (1 Corinthians 11:5-7)



Even Young Girls Are Required to Wear a Head Covering
Here They Are Kneeling to Make Their First Holy Communion



Even Young Girls Are Required to Wear a Head Covering
Here They Are Kneeling With Their First Holy Communion Class




Even Young Girls Are Required to Wear a Head Covering
Photo Taken After Having Made Their First Holy Communion



Even Young Girls Are Required to Wear a Head Covering
Photo Taken After Their Confirmation


The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Daily Spiritual Reading





The One and Only Approved
Modern English Translation of
The Roman Catholic Bible
The Douay Rheims Bible
(In Modern English)

Imprimatur
+ James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, September 1, 1899



The One and Only Approved
Modern English Translation of
The Roman Catholic Bible
The Douay Rheims Bible
(In Modern English)

Imprimatur
+ James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, September 1, 1899


For Additional Daily Spiritual Reading
Links to Web Pages
All Books Are In English Translation




The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ by à Kempis Thomas, Translated from the Original Latin by the Right Rev. Richard Challoner, D.D., To which are added Practical Reflections and a Prayer after Each ChapterImprimatur: + Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York, New York, May 3, 1895. Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D. Censor Librorum. Imprimatur: + Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of New York, New York, September 14, 1926.

This book, which was originally re-printed by TAN books in 1989, as per the above 2 graphics, (which is apparently no longer available from TAN in printed book format?) is the edition which is now available for download to your computer in PDF file format at:
https://ia600702.us.archive.org/12/items/TheImitationOfChristChalloner/TheImitationOfChristChalloner.pdf

What Is The Value of This Book for  Real  Roman Catholics?

Some Readers may wonder, despite its great popularity with Roman Catholics over a number of centuries, whether or not  The Imitation of Christ,  by Thomas À Kempis, is really all that great and wonderful, at least insofar as the Spiritual Life is concerned which is, of course, its main purport.

Therefore, in order to address this issue and any concerns about it, here follows a testimonial to its value by a well-known Roman Catholic author of a number of excellent books on the Spiritual Life for Roman Catholics.

TRUE MYSTICISM

“At this point in our study, we shall examine in the light of The Imitation of Jesus Christ [by Thomas À Kempis] the question proposed at the beginning of this work: namely, whether the Infused Contemplation of the Mysteries of Faith, and the union with God resulting from it, are in the Normal Way of Sanctity, and also what are the dispositions ordinarily required to obtain such a Grace.”

“The Imitation is not a didactic treatise; it is the experimental story of a Soul in love with perfection, a story written from day to day, following prayer that is now laborious, now full of light and heavenly inebriation. It is certainly not only an Ascetical [the beginning study of the Spiritual Life] book, but also a Mystical [the most advanced study of the Spiritual Life] book; it leads to the practice of the Virtues, but in view of contemplation and union with God. It is manifestly addressed to all Interior Souls, and in reality all read it. This is equivalent to saying that the True Mysticism of which it speaks is accessible to all, if they are willing to follow the way of HUMILITY, the cross, continual prayer, and Docility to the Holy Ghost. This fact is one of the strongest reasons in favor of the affirmative answer to the question proposed.”  (Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., “The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life”, Translated by Sister M. Timothea Doyle, O.P., Volume Two, Part 3, The Illuminative Way of Proficients,  Chapter 27, The Universal Accessibility of the Mysticism of The Imitation, page 272, ¶¶ 1-2; emphasis added.)


“The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola”, Translated from the Autograph by Father Elder Mullan, S.J.  Facultatem concedimus ut liber cui titulus “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola translated from the Autograph by Father Elder Mullan, S. J.,” typis edatur, si iis ad quos spectat ita videbitur. Franciscus Xav. Wernz Praepositus. Generalis Societatis Jesu.  Nihil Obstat: Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur: + John Cardinal Farley, Archiepiscopus Neo-Eboracensis, Neo-Eboraci, Die 25 Aprilis, 1914. Imprimatur:  Fr. Albert Lepidi, O.P., Mag. Sac. Pal. Imprimatur: + Joseph Ceppetelli, Patriarcha Constantinop. Vicesgerens.   https://ia600303.us.archive.org/8/items/spiritualexercis00ignauoft/spiritualexercis00ignauoft.pdf


“MANRESA: Or, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, for General Use”, No. 1601, 5/25/31.  London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, Ltd. 28 Orchard Street. 8-10 Paternoster Row.  W. I.: Birmingham.  And at: Manchester.  E.c.4.: And at Glasgow.
https://ia600303.us.archive.org/24/items/manresaspiritual00ignauoft/manresaspiritual00ignauoft.pdf



Abandonment to Divine Providence

“Abandonment to Divine Providence”, by Father Jean Pierre De Caussade, S.J., Third English Edition, B. Herder Book Company.

https://ia601400.us.archive.org/15/items/divineprovidence00causuoft/divineprovidence00causuoft.pdf
 


“Manual for Interior Souls”, by Father Grou, S.J., Seventh Edition, Published in London by S. Anselm's Society, 1890.

https://ia801408.us.archive.org/30/items/manualforinterio00grouiala/manualforinterio00grouiala.pdf


“The Catholic Girl’s Guide, Counsels And Devotions For Girls in the Ordinary Walks of Life, And in Particular for The Children of Mary.”  Edited by the Rev. Francis X. Lasance.  New York, Cincinnati, Chicago, Benziger Brothers, Printers to the Holy Apostolic See.  Nihil Obstat, Remigius Lafort, Censor Librorum.  .Imprimatur + John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

Catholic Mothers will find this book to be a great help to them in providing much-needed Spiritual help and guidance for their Daughters, especially for their young Daughters.  But this book extends beyond this help and guidance.

Why?   Because this book is also the proverbial Treasure Trove of information, for ALL Catholics, not only for Catholic Girls, but also for Adult Catholic Women and Men!  It contains practical and usable important information on the Spiritual Life, including what is described as a complete Prayer-Book,

Although Book I is primarily for Girls, and to some extent, Adult Women, “Book II. Devotions”, is really a Traditional Catholic Prayer Book which contains many Traditional Catholic Devotions and Prayers not found in most modern books on the Spiritual Life.  As such, “Book II. Devotions” is helpful for both Girls and Boys as well as for Adult Men and Women.

https://ia600503.us.archive.org/18/items/catholicgirlsgui00lasa/catholicgirlsgui00lasa.pdf



Paperback Edition of the Two Volumes of
The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life

These two books are the very best books concerning an in-depth explanation the Spiritual Life in English for Adult Roman Catholics because of their practical and realistic explanations by an author who has taught Seminary classes on this subject for 53 years.

We recommend them to all Adult Catholics because they are NOT contaminated with the Heresies of Modernism which are in almost all books written by authors who are members of the Synod Vatican 2 pseudo-church.

These books are also fairly easy to read and to understand.  We have recommended this very detailed, in-depth analysis of the Spiritual Life to the Laity for many years, with very positive feedback!  Only a relatively few chapters are somewhat theologically technical.  However, they can be easily skipped.

Here are the links:

Here is the basic link for Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., who taught dogmatic and Spiritual theology for 53 years at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in Rome, “The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Prelude of Eternal Life”, Translated into English by Sister M. Timothea Doyle, O.P.  in actual book format (which text can be easily copied and pasted onto html pages, onto pages in word processors like WordPerfect, etc.), which is at:

http://www.christianperfection.info/
For the actual original books available in PDF text file format go to:

Step 1:  https://archive.org/details/Garrigou-LagrangeEnglish
On the right-hand side choose: “PDF WITH TEXT FILES”  It will open up with a number of choices listed.  For the two above books, follow this procedure:

Step 2: For Volume 1:

Scroll down to select this pdf text type file to download:
The Three Ages of the Interior Life (vol. 1) - Garrigou-Lagrange, Reginald, O.P__text.pdf download
Click on the above link on the opened scroll listings to download.

Step 3: For Volume 2:

Scroll down to select this pdf text type file to download:
The Three Ages of the Interior Life (vol. 2) - Garrigou-Lagrange, Reginald, O.P__text.pdf download
Click on the above link on the opened scroll listings to download.


The Catholic Spiritual Life
Includes:
Daily Religious Devotions

Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotions to Our Blessed Mother

Devotions to the Poor, Suffering Souls in Purgatory

Devotions to Saint Jude Thaddeus, Apostle, Patron Saint of the Impossible

At The End of The Day


SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art really present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I love Thee above all things and I desire to possess Thee within my Soul.  Since I am unable now to receive Thee Sacramentally, come at least Spiritually into my heart.  I embrace Thee as being already there, and I unite myself wholly to Thee; never, never permit me to be separated from Thee.  Amen.

 FAREWELL

Most loving Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament, with Thy permission and benediction, and thine, my beloved Mother, I now prepare to go to bed, but here I leave my heart.
.





The Blessing
V. Sit + Nomen Domini benedictum.
R. Ex hoc nunc, et usque in saeculum.
V. Adjutorium nostrum in
Nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit cœlum et terram.
V. Benedicat vos, Omnipotens Deus:
V. Pa + ter, et Fi + lius, et Spiritus + Sanctus, descendat super vos, et maneat semper.
R. Amen.
V. Blessed + be the Name of the Lord.
R. Now and for ever more.x
V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
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R. Who made Heaven and earth.
V. May Almighty God Bless thee:x
V. The Fa + ther, the + Son, and the Holy + Ghost, descend upon thee, and always remain with thee.
R. Amen.

Our Blessed Mother asks Catholics to
Pray her Traditional Rosary daily.
The Rosary will really make a
Powerful difference in Your Life!


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Blessed are the Merciful:
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Regarding the Poor Souls In Purgatory

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The Memorare
 
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen. 
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