Tag: Mercy

Becoming a Bride of Christ

  On Sunday, September 15th my daughter professed her first vows as a bride of Christ in the religious order The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. The Mass and Profession was profoundly moving and beautiful. With the permission of Fr. Ruben Rios, who has been the novice sisters’ chaplain and spiritual

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Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

This Litany in honor of Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was drawn up by the Sacred Congregation of Rites and promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960. The devotion to Jesus in His most Precious Blood was first popularized by Saint Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners

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Fear Not – Death

In my recent post, The Final Call, I spoke about my recent heart attack and reflected on how we must be ready for our own final call and how I felt like Jesus had given me a second chance at life. Obviously, He has much more work to do on me before I am ready

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The Final Call

But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25-12-13) Most of my adult life, I have prayed that God would give me advance notice of my impending death. As I prayed for that gift, it

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How Long Will I Be In Purgatory? Part 2

By Supertradmum How Long Will I Be in Purgatory Part II The souls in purgatory can no longer merit any grace. The state of holiness which they will experience in heaven ended with death. All merit must be gained while on earth. Virtues can grow in purgatory, as I noted in the last post, but

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How Long Will I Be In Purgatory?

By Supertradmum How Long Will You Be in Purgatory? Over the past several weeks, I have been studying what the Church has taught about purgatory. Contrary to what many priests and Catholics think, the Church has not done away with the teachings on purgatory. Purgatory is a real place, a state of suffering, which all

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The Signs of Predestination

By Supertradmum Yes, the Catholic Church believes in Predestination, but not as the Calvinists teach it. The Council of Trent teaches that no one, without special divine revelation to one’s self, knows if a person will persevere until the end of his life. However, many of the Early Church Fathers, according to Garrigou-Lagrange, wrote that

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Satispassion

By Supertradmum NO, there is no misspelling in the title of this post. Satispassion is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding purgatory. The Church has a definite teaching on purgatory, in response to the Albigensians, Hussites, Lutherans, Calvinists and followers of Zwingli, who all denied the existence of this place of purgation. In the

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On the Dangers of Some Private Revelations – Part 2

by Supertradmum The article is now entering into the nitty-gritty of the dangers of following some private revelations. I write this out of concern for souls, not for the sake of criticism. If anyone is offended, I suggest prayer and openness to the Teaching Magisterium of the Church. The Narrow Gate is the study and

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