Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Please say a prayer for Br Edmund Maria.
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We are proud to announce that 3 new deacons will be ordained for the SSPX here in the United States on November 28 at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary.
This sacrament of major holy orders will be given by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais at the Winona seminary to the 3 subdeacons recently ordained at the new Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Phoenix, Arizona on September 14th:
Rev. Mr. Francis Palmquist
Rev. Mr. Paul Franks
Rev. Mr. Brandon Haenny
Please pray for the continued sanctification and perseverance of these diaconate ordinands, and for their faithful service to Holy Mother Church!
Candace, a recent graduate from St. Bernard Prep School and a wonderful, joy-filled woman of the Lord, will be entering the Nashville Dominicans. Please help her raise funds for her entrance, habit, etc.
Candace is a truly inspiring young woman, who has chosen to give her life to Christ as His bride - what a beautiful calling! It has been such a gift to get to know her this year at St. Bernard, and I am so happy for her as she begins her discernment. Whatever you may be able to give to help her reach her goal ~ she is so very grateful. Please pray for her for these last few weeks before her entrance. In her own words, when she visited the Dominicans, she had this "sense of peace and I don’t quite know how to explain what I felt, but I felt as if I were at home. The joy that each sister seemed to have is something that I want and what is more is that the sisters take this joy and spread it to those around them."
And to learn more about the Nashville Dominicans, please visit: http://nashvilledominican.org/
May God bless you abundantly for your generosity!
In the context of a solemn Pontifical Mass offered by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, 9 seminarians studying at Seminario Nuestra Senora Corredentora (Our Lady of Co-Redemptrix Seminary) received the clerical habit of the cassock and surplice.
The seminarians were from diverse South American backgrounds and included 5 Argentinians, 2 Brazilians, 1 Guatemalan, and a Chilean national. We ask that you please keep these seminarians of the Society of St. Pius X in your prayers.
In South America is a lesser known Order of Carmelites entirely devoted to serving the Lord and the Church through the ancient traditions and Liturgy of the Carmelite Order. The Brothers Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (EREMITAE CARMELI) are certainly worth considering for those attached to the Carmelite Spirituality. And even for those not considering this vocation, please say a prayer now for all members of this order.
The Brothers Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel is a Roman Catholic Religious Order that is in full communion with the Holy See and is under the authority and support of His Excellency Bishop Heinz Wilhelm Steckling of the Diocese of Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay. The hermits live the strict observance according to the Primitive Carmelite Rule and exclusively celebrate the traditional liturgy according to the ancient Carmelite Rite. This Order, Fratres Eremitae Beatae Mariae Virginis de Monte Carmelo, was originally founded by the Discalced Carmelite Blessed Francisco Palau in 1860 as a revival of the primitive charism, spirit, life, and discipline of the ancient Carmelite Hermits: a return to a life which St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross sought. Having suffered from the secular persecutions in Spain and the Spanish Civil War in 1936 the community died. However, by grace and divine providence, the Order was revived in Brazil in 2000 and is growing in Paraguay, Brazil, and abroad.
The life of a Carmelite Hermit is a continuous act of love and worship of Almighty God, aimed at perfection of Christian Charity and the fruition of the grace of Christian Baptism. "This is the will of God, your sancitfication" (1 Thessalonians 4:3). God created us, and from Him we receive ourselves, in order that we might receive the Gift of Himself. God gives us Himself in Christ: it brings great glory to Him freely to receive His Gift to us. A soul united to God in the transforming union is a "Praise of Glory" (Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity; cf. Ephesians 1:6,12) and becomes a living spring of potent, saving grace for the Church and the world. Through this divine love and union, the Carmelite life also glorifies the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Flower of Carmel, as the hermit lives in communion with her who received the Lord in her heart and soul, as well as in her body and her immaculate womb. Like Mary, the Carmelite Hermits serve the Church through the love and adoration of God; furthermore, they efficaciously contribute to the transformation and salvation of the world through prayer and intercession night and day, penance, writings, and the apostolic works of the Brother Priests. Like St. Elias, the love of God, in a contemplative mode, and the love of neighbor, in a prophetic mode, determine the form of their lives. Faithfully lived with Mary, the Carmelite hermit lives, as a baptized Christian, in time and on earth—through Grace and Mystery in faith, hope, and charity—the life of the Blessed in eternal Glory in Heaven, through Jesus Christ our Heavenly Lord, the Creator of all and the Author of Grace: in the soul of His faithful Carmelite who is conformed to the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Christ's Kingdom comes among men...even now.