De Profundis Clamavi ad Te, Domine
For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Dominica in Passione
This sermon is packed full of solid doctrine. Note the emphasis on the cause for all of the religious anarchy today: just as Lucifer would not obey, so do his demon spawn (children) repeat "Non serviam."
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Laetare Sunday sermon from the Portiuncula
Words of Wisdom from Bishop Louis Vezelis, OFM
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Second Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to Timothy
Chapter 3, Verses 1-5
"But know this, that in the last days dangerous times will come. Men will be lovers of self, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, criminal, heartless, faithless, slanderers, incontinent, merciless, unkind, treacherous, stubborn, puffed up with pride, loving pleasure more than God, having a semblance indeed of piety, but disowning its power. Avoid these."
From the Collect of the Mass of September 17th, the Stigmata of Our Holy Father Saint Francis:
"O Lord Jesus Christ, when the world was growing cold, in order that our hearts might burn anew with the fire of Your love, You renewed in the flesh of the most blessed Francis, our Father, the sacred marks of Your Passion; mercifully grant that, by his merits and prayers, we may ever carry our cross, and bring forth fruits worthy of penance. You who are God, living and reigning for ever and ever. Amen"
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Confessions of a devil
The following astonishing facts were written in Mgr. L. Cristiani's book entitled "Satan in the Modern World". This particular demon is Isacaron, the chief of the devils of impurity, who possessed the soul of Monsieur Antoine Gay in 19th century France.
"I, Isacaron, prince of the devils of impurity, am compelled by Him who is everything, to see that all these many things are written down."
"Must I then serve as an instrument for man's instruction, when my chief delight is their destruction? I am constrained to speak of things which seem to astonish even the wisest: I speak to the glory of the Almighty, to the shame and confusion of infernal spirits."
"O great Master, how thou dost make me suffer. I am compelled to dismantle my ramparts, my strongholds. Cursed be the day when I entered this body. I should never have thought it possible that I should be forced to labour for the glory of the All-Highest, to labour for the conversion of souls!"
"God makes use of men to test them. If you suffer affliction, receive it as an act of Grace. The Cross is preferable to all things. God carried the Cross for the salvation of men, and he makes those whom He loves carry it too.
The world believes that humility is weakness and incapacity: and I say that humility is power and grandeur.
If you knew the misery of the reprobate, you would all be saints!
There is no language to describe the torments of the damned; there is no human mind able to comprehend them.
God allows misfortunes for the spiritual betterment of men; in order to bring them to Himself and make them return to Him.
Never forget that crosses are better than honors.
We must understand that life is short and that we must endure our troubles in a spirit of penitence, as they came from God.
Ah, if only men could see how beautiful is a soul in a state of grace.
Happiness is not here below: he who possesses God possesses everything."
"Woe to the proud," he cried, "Woe to me, Isacaron. It was pride, ingratitude, and disobedience that led to my rebellion and damnation."
"Mary Magdalene is a very great saint, in whom one can put one's utmost trust. As soon as she had the good fortune to know God, her contrition was so great, her tears so abundant, that no devil could make her sin again. She is a model for all true penitents, who should make her their special advocate with God, for God grants favor to those who invoke her aid."
Here is an excerpt of a prayer to the Blessed Mother, composed by this devil, Isacaron:
"Let even the devils be obliged to proclaim that you are the masterpiece of God's works; that the power of God lies in your hands, that you are terrible to devils, and that all is subject to you.
You are the incomparable,
You alone are Virgin and Mother,
You gave the world its Redeemer.
You stand apart with St. Joseph.
Thus you are more to be revered
Than all the angels and the saints:
You are truly divine.
I trust in you, in the firm belief
That the infernal powers
Cannot triumph over me.
So be it!
All the angels, all the saints
Bless you forever!
So be it!"
Monday, March 12, 2007
Here is a link to more food for our immortal souls. May God bless you all.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The Wondrous Ways of Almighty God
Today is truly a day to rejoice, because a soul in its last agony was rescued from the snare of the old serpent, and received into the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.
Marcella Mazur, an 87 year-old resident of Hall, NY, received the Sacrament of Extreme Unction from His Excellency Bishop Louis this morning, having all of her sins forgiven her.
The miracle of grace here is that we only knew of this dying woman from someone we happened to meet on account of these little macaws!!! This experience speaks volumes to my soul, and I hope that each and every one of you will rejoice and lift up your souls in heartfelt thanksgiving to our All Good and All Merciful God.ALL YOU BIRDS OF THE AIR, BLESS THE LORD!
LAUS TIBI, DOMINE; REX AETERNAE GLORIAE!
Monday, March 05, 2007
Second Sunday in Lent
His Excellency Bishop Louis Vezelis, OFM
From the Second Portiuncula in Rochester, NY