The cockle constantly cackle,
cursing whom they may.
The cockle render judgement,
damning whom they may.
The cockle sow contempt,
dividing whom they may.
The cockle hear their father,
Satan, whom they obey.
Sister Michaela Raphaela TOSF
It was once announced that the devil was going out of business and would offer all tools for sale to whoever would pay his price.
On the night of the sale they were all attractively displayed, a bad looking lot. Malice, Hatred, Envy, Jealousy, Sensuality, and Deceit, and all the other implements of evil were spread out, each marked with its price.
Apart from the rest lay a harmless looking wedge-shaped tool, much worn and priced higher than any of them. Someone asked the devil what it was.
“That’s Discouragement,” was the reply.
“Why do you have it priced so high?”
“Because,” replied the devil, “it is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man’s conscience with that when I could not get near him with any of the others, and when once inside I can use him in whatever way suites me best. It is so much worn because I use it with nearly everybody, as very few people yet know it belongs to me.”
It hardly need be added that the devil’s price for Discouragement was so high that it was never sold. He still owns it and is still using it.
Sister Michaela Raphaela TOSF
O LORD JESUS CHRIST, who showest forth thy omnipotence most manifestly when Thou sparest and hast compassion; Thou who didst say, “Pray for those who persecute and calumniate you,” we implore the clemency of thy Sacred Heart on behalf of souls, made in the image of GOD, but most miserably deceived by the treacherous snares of Freemasons, and going more and more astray in the way of perdition. Let not the Church, thy spouse, any longer be oppressed by them; but, appeased by the intercession of the blessed Virgin thy Mother and the prayers of the just, be mindful of thy infinite mercy; and, disregarding their perversity, cause these very men to return to Thee, that they may bring consolation to the Church by a most abundant penance, make reparation for their misdeeds, and secure for themselves a glorious eternity; who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.
The Raccolta, 8th edition, p. 410
Pax et Bonum,
Sister Michaela Raphaela
Addendum by Sr Constance:
Please note that this prayer is not included in the 1950 Edition of The Raccolta.
Two excellent articles by the Dominican Fathers of Avrille:
Revolutions are part and parcel of our human existence. Ever since the very first Revolution in the Garden of Eden – the first turning away from God – every human being must either choose or reject God. All subsequent Revolutions are merely variations of mankind turning away from God.
And because God instituted the Roman Catholic Church to be the ark of salvation for mankind, the goal of the Revolution right from the beginning has been to destroy the Church. And in order to destroy the Church, Christendom had to be wiped out first. Therefore, beginning with the Protestant Revolution, all Catholic States, one by one, suffered political take-overs and saw the installation of masonically inspired regimes. This goal was completed with the Russian Revolution and the death of the last Emperor, Charles I of Austria.
But God never leaves us orphaned and always provides remedies. God uses human instruments – prophets and saints – to turn us back to God.
History is replete with examples of how God used human instruments to perform marvelous restorations. For example, God provided Moses when the Jews were about to turn to the worship of the false gods. Later on, when charity waxed cold, God sent the Poverello to bring the love of God to the sick and the weary. Later again, when atheism was taking over the world, God provided the Curé d’Ars to restore the Faith of the people.
In the 1960’s, the Revolution was finally ready to destroy the Church. But instead of destroying the Church (the gates of hell will not prevail), all that the Revolution achieved was the creation of a false conciliar structure (with new theology, new mass, new canon law, new devotions) that would ape the true Church.
At that time, the remedy was Archbishop Lefebvre.
There is no doubt that God raised the heroic and the uncomplicated Archbishop Lefebvre to protect the people and to guide them through the Vatican II Revolution. The Archbishop kept the Faith when most of the clergy fell into the conciliar apostasy. He patiently and clearly explained the errors of the conciliar new theology, explaining to the people why they must stay away from the new mass (including the Indult mass). He was uncomplicated in that he did not give in to heretical or schismatic musings. Like the Curé d’Ars, the Archbishop was saintly because he kept the complete Deposit of Faith and passed it on to the next generation.
Today the Archbishop would be consistent and would once again tell us to stay away from all groups (including the SSPX) – however traditional they may appear – who seek recognition/regularization with the conciliar structure. The Archbishop would explain that priests who accept any part of Vatican II new theology run the risk of falling into apostasy and breaking with the Church of All Time. In his simple and clear words, the Archbishop, like the Curé, the Poverello, and Moses, would tell us to keep the Faith of our fathers.
But the Revolution goes on: Vatican II is not over. The heresies of the conciliar structure are multiplying. The Master of the Revolution – the mass Manipulator – uses all modern means – and there are plenty!! – to fuel the mass hysteria. The goal is, needless to say, to destroy the Faith that still remains and to send people to the illusory consolation of Quietism (the pray-only cop-out), the SV (the emotional bail-out), the Indult (the NO with Latin accent)….
This time, however, the Master of the Revolution has overstepped himself. It is one thing to take on the world (he is, after all, the Prince of this world); it is altogether another to take on the Bride of Christ, the Holy Roman Catholic Church. And because God has always used human instruments and because He gave us His promise in Genesis (which He reiterated throughout history), we can expect an extraordinary remedy.
This time, the remedy will be the Saint of All Saints and the Mother of All Saints and the Queen of All Saints.
This time, it will be the Woman who will put the Revolution to shame!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Pax et Bonum
Sister Constance TOSF
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“Who’s Minding the Store?”
I went to church the other day to free my soul from sin.
I was looking for the preacher, but the preacher wasn’t in.
The Sexton there assured me that there’d be no use waiting.
“The preacher’s gone away,” he said, “to do some demonstrating.”
“What I want to know,” I said, “and I will make myself quite clear:
While they’re all demonstrating, who’s running things down here?
Who’s taking care of sinners, who’s leading us in prayer?
Who’s feeding all the lost sheep that wander by right here?
Who’s baptising babies, and another thing,” I said,
“Who’s looking out for the sick folk, and blessing all the dead?”
The Sexton was a wise old man, with a twinkle in his eye.
He looked at me and scratched his head, and this was his reply:
“Son, what I’m going to say to you might strike you kind of odd,
But since no one’s here to help you, put your question up to God.”
So I asked Him all those things last night, when I bent my knee in prayer:
“O Lord,” I prayed, “please tell me, who’s running things down here?”
The Lord sent down an Angel, it was enough to make me sob,
When the Angel said: “The Devil! And he’s doing a darn good job!”
by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Contributed by Sr Michaela Raphaela
It has the makings of a modern day love story filled with fanciful images and garnished with sentimental undertones. It appears designed to evoke a longing for something that seems just beyond one’s reach. Words woo to this effect: “We are Roman Catholics because St. Peter lived and died in Rome, because our Faith, our morality, our liturgy, our Catholic history, all of these come(s) from Rome.” Sigh!
Such were the words that ended a recent conference held in Toronto at the Church of the Transfiguration. The conference was given by the newest district superior, Father Daniel Couture.
Before going any further, it must be acknowledged that Archbishop Lefebvre noted in his book, Spiritual Journey, the following: “We will conclude that one cannot be Catholic without being Roman.” (page 72) The Archbishop, in this same book, noted, on the same page as the above quote, the following: The “. . . occupation of Rome by the Masons permitted infiltration of the Church by Modernist clergy and Popes who hasten to destroy every vestige of Romanitas (1) : the Latin language, the Roman liturgy.” It seems fair to say that this occupation remains in effect to this day and it has, without a doubt, left a lengthy path of destruction, which includes the dilution of the Faith and morality, a constant tinkering with the liturgy and many needless mea culpas for our Catholic history. In fact, it has even become much more publicly brazen through the words and actions of the latest pope, Pope Francis – you know, the “who am I to judge” and “you don’t have to breed like rabbits” person.
Within this same conference, Father Couture lays the blame for a lot of the Church’s woes at the foot of enculturation. He states: “Enculturation has really de-Romanized the church.” Really? That is like saying that the paintbrush painted the house. There is not a single mention of Masons, infiltrators or Modernists here; but, then again, we would not want to offend any of the current occupants of Rome. That might be a bit embarrassing for Bishop Fellay on his next sojourn to Rome.
As the infiltrators, umm, of Conciliar Rome we speak of here, have yet to raise the white flag and cease their destructive toils, then it is fair to say that the occupation of which His Excellency spoke remains an active force for the dissolution of the Roman Church. Yet, Father Couture did not qualify his lament for Rome in any manner similar to the many strident condemnations of Conciliar Rome by Archbishop Lefebvre, the founder of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) of which Father Couture remains a member.
Instead, Father Couture references His Excellency with a quasi-quote to further his Roman-ticising, where he states: “And what did Archbishop Lefebvre do? He taught us to be Romans. He said stick with the encyclicals of the Pope. Stick with the teaching of Rome, with the liturgy of Rome, with the chant of Rome, with the language of Rome. Stick with Rome.”
The position of His Excellency on the above matters is well known through his many public presentations and writings. Father Couture’s emphasis is always on an unqualified Rome. Father Couture uses the singular for Pope – so, the encyclicals of which Pope? The teaching of Rome? Pre or post Vatican II? The liturgy of Rome? Again, pre or post Vatican II? So on and so forth. Unfortunately, Father Couture is not precise in his discourse and these are times where precision is a priority to maintain the integrity of his argument. It is either sloppy or intentionally moving toward Modernism. One is left to wonder then if Father Couture has deviated from the position of His Excellency, Archbishop Lefebvre? Perhaps, the omission of these qualifications was an oversight? Time will tell.
We may not be able to be Catholic without being Roman, but it is implicit that the Roman aspect must be truly Catholic – not modernist, not ecumenical, not conciliar, not mere geography, not a bundle of fanciful dreams, and definitely not a cohabitation within a den of a traitors.
1) Roman Catholics have used the word Romanitas for centuries to express their adherence to the Apostolic See of St. Peter and the Popes, as well as to Roman ecclesiastical culture. As such it was often used by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the founder of the Traditionalist Roman Catholic Society of St. Pius X, who called Romanitas a virtue.
Sister Michaela Raphaela TOSF