A story of St Anthony of Padua teaching us to curb our temper:
 
 
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Taken from Saint Anthony The Wonder Worker of Padua by Charles Warren Stoddard page 52

 
 

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To suffer everything patiently for the love of Christ.

 

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“For, above all the graces and gifts of the Holy Spirit, which Christ has given to His friends, is that of conquering oneself, and suffering willingly for the love of Christ all pain and ill-usage.”
(St. Francis of Assisi, taken from “The Ideals of St. Francis”, Fr. Hilarin Felder, O.F.M. Cap., Benzinger Brothers, 1925)

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Interesting short story about the sinking of the Titanic from the May 1914 issue of the Franciscan Herald.

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We wish you all a most blessed Feast of St. Anthony of Padua!  A special wish goes out to Frs. Pfeiffer and Hewko, the brothers and sisters of the Third Order Secular of St. Francis, and the cordbearers of the Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis.

 

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It was announced today by the Holy See Press Office that Pope Francis’ anticipated encyclical on the environment will be made public on Thursday June 18, 2015 during a press conference.  The title of the encyclical is “Laudato Si”.  This title is taken from the “Canticle of the Sun” composed by St. Francis of Assisi.  Make no mistake about; St. Francis would not want to be associated with this abominable encyclical!  And if this encyclical contains the thesis that climate change is caused by man, don’t believe it!

 

I believe that this encyclical is a major step towards trying to unite mankind under a one world religion and one world government.  Note in the Holy See Press Office bulletin linked above that one of the speakers will be a schismatic Orthodox bishop.

 

Pope Francis is planning to address the U.S Congress on September 24, 2015 and then the United Nations the following day.  I am sure this encyclical will form part of those addresses.

 

Warn your family and friends not to believe the falsehoods!

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La Porte Latine, the official SSPX website in France, has published a letter from the Franciscan monastery in Morgon, France: Franciscan Tertiary Letter No. 266 of March/­April 2015 (http://laportelatine.org/publications/editos/2015/15_04_primaute_de_la_doctrine_lettre_tertiaire_franciscaine.php).
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The letter is a masterpiece, presenting in Archbishop Lefebvre’s own words the position that there must be no agreement with Rome until Rome converts.
 

So, given that Morgon has a history of sitting on the fence during the current crisis, given that the article is hosted by an official SSPX website, given that the French district is run by one of the most liberal Superiors, does this mean that the SSPX has again changed course? That now, the SSPX has joined the Resistance?
 

Let’s consider what the article is saying – it presents the view of the Archbishop, and the first Superior of the SSPX responding to a liberal priest (Dom Gerard), but all of the article, except for the final paragraph, presents what the views of these people were many years ago. Then it presents one comment of Bishop Tissier de Mallerais from 2014.
 

So, reading the article, you have a nice warm feeling that all is well.
 

However, does the article correctly portray what the SSPX leadership is currently proclaiming? Clearly not. The hierarchy proclaims to all who will listen that they want an agreement with Rome, that they intend to convert Rome from within, and that they are looking for the proper structure within Rome to accomplish this.
 

So why would Morgon publish this article and why would the SSPX leadership post this on their website?
 

Could this have anything to do with the recent events in the Resistance? In particular, the recent Consecration of Bishop Faure by Bishop Williamson? Since Bishop Faure is highly respected world-wide, they may well be afraid that the Resistance may no longer have the image of a bunch of independent, disobedient loose cannons. Remember that the SSPX is highly conscious of image these days! Perhaps the SSPX leadership is afraid that more of their currently docile priests could take heart and join the Resistance. Perhaps there are more priests like Fr MacDonald waiting for the right opportunity to make a move. Fr MacDonald did make reference to priests in England who are very solid and are not going to join Rome. In fact, there may be another Resistance priory about to be set up in London.
 

So, if London is waking up, maybe it is time for the SSPX to do some major damage control.
 

Morgon also has lost tertiaries to the Resistance, and many still inside the Third Order fraternities that report to Morgon are complaining about the lack of direction by Morgon on how to deal with the crisis. By issuing this statement, Morgon too may well be doing major damage control.
 

So, take the article with a grain of salt. It does reflect the position held by Archbishop Lefebvre years ago, and since Rome has not changed for the better, the article should reflect the views of Morgon and of the NSSPX today. But does it? In the case of the NSSPX, the evidence is overwhelming – it does not.
 

But nobody seems to clearly understand the position currently held by Morgon.

 

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Speaking to Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer this morning, he said that the Third Order Secular of St. Francis and the Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis are open to any Catholic worldwide that holds the same line as the SSPX-Marian Corps.  Deo gratias!

 

Until fraternities and chapters get established elsewhere, Toronto will be the world headquarters of the Third Order and Calgary will be the world headquarters of the Archconfraternity of the Cord.

 

Third Order Contact:

info@ecclesiamilitans.com

 

Archconfraternity Contact:

rvnord@xplornet.ca

  

Praise be to Thee

  

From The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Photos are added.
 
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Pax et Bonum

 

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Feast of the Purification

2 February 2015

I wish you all a most blessed Feast of the Purification.  Today is also the day that we honour Our Lady under Her title of “Good Success”.  We hope to have pictures of a pilgrimage in Quito, Ecuador to the Royal Convent of the Immaculate Conception made by members of the Fraternity of St. Mary of the Angels.  They are visiting the Royal Convent because during this time the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Good Success is displayed.

 

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