Sunday, March 12, 2017

Luminous Mysteries?

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Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii, ora pro nobis! Gratias tibi, Domina mea et Advocata mea!

Sancte Dominice, ora pro nobis. Beate Alane de Rupe, ora pro nobis. Sancte Pie Quinte, ora pro nobis.

This post is written with love and respect for Pope St. John Paul II and St. George Preca. Ora pro nobis!

Q. Whether one ought to pray the Luminous Mysteries during the Rosary?
A. In the negative.

Dear brothers and sisters, Our Lady wants us to cling to the traditional fifteen mysteries when praying her Rosary. Listen to these sermons hosted by Sensus Fidelium:

(A) "Traditional vs New Rosary" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCUV8OuOi5M)
(B) "Holy Rosary" by Fr. Chad Ripperger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLk_3Pvby5Y)
(C) "Rosary: A Spiritual Weapon" by Fr. Chad Ripperger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQBaYfD1Go)

(D) Read, re-read, and share The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Montfort.

From the above works we gather "God's saving patterns"/types{1}:
  1. When Our Lady gave the Rosary (her Psalter) directly to St. Dominic in 1214 and revived the Rosary through Bl. Alan de La Roche, how many Mysteries did she have them preach? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)(B)
  2. How many mysteries did Catholics pray for 788 years (1214-2002)? Fifteen, not twenty.
  3. How many psalms are in the Psalter? 150, not 200.
  4. How many promises of the Rosary? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)
  5. How many persons in the Blessed Trinity? Three, not four. (D)
  6. How many parts of the Church? Three (Militant, Suffering, Triumphant), not four. (D)
  7. How many sets of mysteries in Philippians 2:7-9? Three, not four. (A)
  8. How many stages in the spiritual life? Three (purgative, illuminative, unitive), not four. (D)
  9. How many stages of the day? Three ("get up ..., rest at noon, ... go to bed at night"). (A)
  10. How many times is the Angelus prayed daily? Three, not four. (A)
  11. How many days did Our Lady of Lourdes spend with St. Bernadette? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)
  12. On First Saturday's, how many minutes company do we give Our Lady of Fatima and and how many mysteries of the Rosary do we meditate upon? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)
  13. What is a five-decade Rosary in Portugal, where "the dogma of the faith will always be preserved"? Our Lady of Fatima said um terço, not um quarto. (A)
  14. How many fish did the Apostles catch in John 21:11? 153, not 203. (C)
  15. What is the traditional weekly five-decade rhythm? Birth-death-resurrection-birth-death-resurrection until Sunday's mysteries depending on the liturgical season, not birth-death-resurrection-birth-ministry-death-birth-resurrection. (A)
Is it good to meditate on Our Lord's Baptism, His Institution of Holy Matrimony at the Wedding of Cana, His Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, His Transfiguration, and His Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper? Yes, but don't make them additional decades in Our Lady's Psalter.

Up next: Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis.

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Notes
{1} An expression used by a priest with many excellent sermons to his credit, e.g., "God's Saving Patterns in the Holy Family" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvgfCoH4Tp0) and "God's Saving Patterns on Display at Cana" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_90E36zy8UA).

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Latin Mass

Dear friends,

Deo volente, this the start of weekly updates here. Pray very much for me, "the worst of all" sinners (1 Timothy 1:15), and for my intentions -- please have Masses said if you can. Pray very much for the Holy Father Pope Francis.

"Come and see" (John 1:39).

Praying you will attend a Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) on Sundays and invite Catholic and non-Catholic friends/acquaintances/strangers, especially the homeless and others who have no one to pray and offer sacrifices for them. Don't be shy; "go into the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding" (Matthew 22:9). Dress modestly and abide by the rules on reception of Holy Communion; trust in God and turn your cell phones off (make emergency arrangements beforehand so that you can "keep watch for one hour" (Mark 14:37)).

As Fr. Jason Barrone says{1}, the first time you will be confused, the second time you will be intrigued, and the third time you will be hooked. Go to Ecclesiadei.org/masses.cfm. Read "The Merit of a Mass" by Fr. Chad Ripperger and pray for him. Follow along with the readings via latinliturgy.com/id18.html. Ask Our Lady and virtuous friends how you can help your priest begin offering a Latin Mass on Sundays at your parish if he does not already, and how you can help him celebrate the Ordinary Form with more reverence in the meantime (e.g., ad orientem, no female altar servers and readers and Eucharistic ministers, the priest being the only one to give out Holy Communion, the servers wearing proper vestments, etc.)

The restoration of the traditional Latin Mass "is a work of the Holy" Ghost, it "cannot be stopped"!{2}

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Up next: a post on the Most Holy Rosary.

God bless and Mary keep you!

Notes
{1} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbu7FrUxMV0 44:15-45:34 on the excellent Sensus Fidelium Youtube channel; subscribe today!
{2} His Excellency Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C. qtd. in "Bishop Schneider warns against ‘a mentality of radical relativism being created inside the Church’," Lifesite News (1/13/2007) <https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-schneider-warns-against-a-mentality-of-radical-relativism-being-crea>.