The August First Saturday Devotions

We continue to exhort all our readers to perform the First Five Saturdays as Our Lady of Fatime requested. Even when you have completed the five, then continue to do them because they are pleasing to Our Lady and will secure eventually the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

This post has more details of this devotion and the conditions required — https://respicestellam.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/first-saturday-devotion/

Some of the faithful during the Mass for the August First Saturday devotions.
Some of the faithful during the Mass for the August First Saturday devotions.The altar ready for Benediction and the 15 minute meditation.

 

The altar ready for Benediction and the 15 minute meditation.

 

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A festive lunch for some of those who have completed the first Five Saturdays as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.
A festive lunch for some of those who have completed the first Five Saturdays as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.

 

 

Fr Girouard on the latest commuiqué from Bishop Fellay

God bless Fr Girouard for his far-sightedness  –

OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUÉ OF BISHOP FELLAY TO MEMBERS OF THE SSPX (PRIESTS, BROTHERS, NUNS, OBLATES). Dated June 28, and released to the public on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16th, 2016. (From DICI)

For the glory of God,
for the honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ and of His Most Holy Mother,
for our salvation.

In the present grave state of necessity in the Church, which gives it the right to administer spiritual aid to the souls that turn to it, the Society of Saint Pius X does not seek above all a canonical recognition, to which it has a right because it is Catholic. The solution is not simply juridical. It depends on a doctrinal position that it is imperative to express.

When Saint Pius X condemned modernism, he traced the whole argument of the encyclical Pascendi back to one initial principle: independence. Now the world makes all its efforts to change the axis around which it must turn. And it is obvious to Catholics, as it is to those who are not, that the Cross is no longer that axis. Paul VI said it very well: man is (See Closing Speech of Vatican II, December 7, 1965).

Today the world turns around this, according to him, definitively established axis: human dignity, man’s conscience and freedom. Modern man exists for his own sake. Man is the king of the universe. He has dethroned Christ. Man exalts his autonomous, independent conscience, to the point of dissolving even the very foundations of the family and marriage.

The Society of Saint Pius X has always opposed this project of deconstruction of the universe, both the political society, and the Church.

To remedy this universal disorder, the Good Lord raised up a man, a Christian, a priest, a bishop. What did he do? He founded a society—a hierarchical society—the principle and end of which are just the antidote to this universal disorder: The Sacrament of Holy Orders. The purpose of the Society of Saint Pius X continues to be not only the actual remedy of the crisis but also thereby the salvation of all who cooperate in it. The Society is determined to keep doctrinal, theological and social rectitude, founded on the Cross of Jesus Christ, on His Kingship, on His sacrifice, and on His priesthood, the principle of all order and of all grace. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre fought his whole life long for the triumph of these fundamental truths. It is incumbent on us at the present hour to redouble our efforts and to intensify the same fight on the same principles.

We are not “conciliarists”: for they deny that Christ’s cross is the world’s axis; neither are we dissenters who reject the social nature of the Church. We are a Society of priests of Jesus Christ, of the Catholic Church.

Is this truly the moment for the general restoration of the Church? Divine Providence does not abandon its Church, the head of which is the Pope, the Vicar of Jesus Christ. This is why an indisputable sign of this restoration will be the express desire will of the Supreme Pontiff to grant the means with which to reestablish the order of the priesthood, of the faith, and of Tradition, sign which will moreover be the guarantee of the necessary unity of the family of Tradition.

Christus regnat,
Christus imperat,
Deo gratias,
Amen.

+ Bernard Fellay
Anzère, 28 June 2016
on the vigil of the Apostles Peter and Paul

COMMENTS FROM FR. GIROUARD EMAILED TO HIS FAITHFUL ON JULY 16TH.

Dear parishioners and friends,

Let us try to summarize and clarify this communiqué, so as to understand better its real meaning. I will put the paragraph numbers between parenthesis. Afterwards I will comment the document.

SUMMARY OF THE COMMUNIQUÉ:

(1) The SSPX has a right to a canonical recognition but does not seek it, as it has supplied jurisdiction.

(2) Pascendi says the root of modernism is the spirit of independance. Thus the Cross is not anymore the axis of the world, but man is (Paul VI at the end of Vatican II). .

3) Modern man has dethroned Christ and made himself king of the universe, seeking his own satisfaction in all things..

4) The SSPX is opposed to this shift from the Cross to Man.

5) In order to fight the spirit of independance and restore the Cross as axis of the universe, God sent Archbihsop Lefebvre who founded a hierarchical society dedicated to Holy Orders. She continues his fight for the Truth.

6) The SSPX is therefore neither conciliarist (who promote Man’s kingship) nor dissenters (who refuse the social aspect of the Church).

7) God helps His Church and His Vicar, the Pope, and therefore a restoration will come one day. The sign that the time has come will be when the Pope  expresses his will to grant the means to restore Holy Orders, Faith, and Tradition. This sign will also bring the necessary unity of the traditional movement.

COMMENTS:

Well, my dear friends, here is what the comminuqué really says:

A) THE MALADY:
The root of Modernism is the spirit of independance, which leads man to seek his own satisfaction in all things, thus putting himself at the center of the universe, thus dethroning Christ and His Cross, as was confirmed with Vatican II.

B) THE REMEDY:
To correct this, God sent the SSPX, which is hierarchical, and thus opposed by its very structure to that spirit of independance, and therefore to Modernism. Restoration of the Kingship of Christ and of the Cross by Holy Orders continues to be the purpose of the Society. She is therefore against conciliarism, while at the same time she does not want to be independant from the structure of the Church, which is also hierachical, and headed by God’s Vicar.

C) THE PHYSICIAN:
God will use the Pope to end the crisis and restore Christ and the Cross as the axis of the Universe. The sign of this restoration will be when the Pope will express his determination to use the remedy sent by God. This sign will unify all members of the family of Tradition. Indeed, which one of them will dare to oppose God’s manifest will?

D) THE MEDICAL ACT:
The Pope will administer the God-send remedy to the ailing Church by officially re-integrating the Society in the structure of the Church.

E) THE CURE:
It will take time to heal the Church, (and the world by the healed Church), but we must be confident we will succeed. Are we not the remedy sent by God?

Dear parishioners and friends, doesn’t this remind you of something? Remember what I wrote a few days ago (July 4th) about the latest Rosary Crusade? Remember the words I had put in Bishop Fellay’s mouth as his future announcement at the end of Crusade? Is not the gist of this June 28th communiqué saying almost the same thing?

I am now wondering if this recognition might not take place sooner than August 22, 2017… It’s coming, my friends!

God bless,

Fr. Girouard

 

Bishops’ Declaration on Consecration of Bishop Thomas Aquinas.

Statement of the Bishops of the Resistance on the occasion of the Consecration of Dom Thomas Aquinas OSB

from Fidele FRANCE

Our Lord Jesus Christ, having warned that at His second coming, faith will almost disappeared from the world (Luke XVIII, 8.); it follows that since the triumph of the Church in the Middle Ages, she could only know a great descent to the end of the world.
Three explosions in particular have marked this decline: that of Protestantism which rejected the Church in the sixteenth century; that of liberalism that has rejected Jesus Christ in the eighteenth century; and communism that has rejected God completely in the twentieth century. But worst of all is when this revolution by stages has finally penetrated the interior of the Church with Vatican II (1962-1965). Wanting to bring the Church into the modern world that  had been kept away from it, Pope Paul VI was able to be adopted by the Council Fathers “the values of two centuries of liberal culture.” They assimilated notably revolutionary freedom, equality and fraternity respectively in the form of religious liberty that enhances human dignity, implies the elevation of man above God; of collegiality, which promotes democracy and subverts all authority in the Church; and ecumenism, which in praising false religions, implies the denial of the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. And in the half-century since the end of Vatican II, the fatal consequences for the Church of the adoption of the revolutionary “values” have become increasingly evident, culminating in the grave almost daily scandals that stain the pontificate of reigning Pope .

However, the most serious of all in the twenty  first century, is perhaps this mass of Catholics, clergy and laity, who still meekly follow the destroyers. Indeed, how many destroyers do not see what they do? By a “diabolical disorientation” recalled Sister Lucia of Fatima and said before the Council. And how many of the laity still do not see that the Catholic authority exists only to establish the Catholic Truth, and since this is betrayed, it loses its right to be obeyed? For the same disorientation. And what is it, exactly? The loss of Truth, in the progressive loss of all sense of the very existence of an objective truth, because they wanted to free themselves from the reality of God and his creatures, to replace the fantasy of men, in order to do whatever they want. As ever false liberty.

But God does not abandon His Church, so that the 1970s gave rise to Msgr. Lefebvre in order to come to their aid. He could recognize that the popes and their confreres in the Council abandoned the traditions of the Church in the name of modernity, and in doing so, would eventually destroy the Church. He was able to build within the Church, as if by miracle, a strong resistance to the work of destruction in the form of a Priestly Fraternity dedicated to St. Pius X, the Pope was was perfectly circumspect about the corruption of modern times. However, Roman authorities could not stand being denied their alleged “renewal” reconcile, and they did everything to make this resistance disappear, but Msgr. Lefebvre stood up to them . To ensure the survival of his work, a unique importance for the defence of the Catholic Tradition, in 1988 Msgr. Lefebvre proceeded to consecrate four bishops against the explicit will of the lost Roman authorities, but implicitly according to the will of the Popes the entire history of the Church, except for the last four popes, all won over by the council. This heroic decision of Archbishop Lefebvre was then justified largely by the continued decline of the Church authorities, who did nothing more than conform to the decaying century. Of these four bishops, the one who speaks Spanish should be installed in South America to deal with the faithful who wanted to preserve the Faith throughout this continent before as Catholic, but where there was no longer safe bishops to lead them to Heaven.

Unfortunately, the decline did not stop since then, but is now bringing down the SSPX, in its turn, the victim of the universal putrefaction. During the General Chapter of 2012, their leaders under their Superior General, made it turn to the Council. Instead of insisting on the primacy of the Catholic doctrine always, of Tradition, they opened the door to an agreement with official Rome, consecrated to the Council. And therefore, since 2012, the same disorientation finds its way into the interior of the SS{X and at least for the moment, we can no longer count on their bishops. It’s very sad, but it is normal in the current state of the Church and the world. Therefore, again consecrating a bishop is necessary to ensure the survival of the Faith ever, especially in a continent of souls who need a true shepherd to save for eternity.

May God be with him! We pray to the Blessed Virgin for her to keep him under his cloak, faithful unto death.
Msgr. Richard WILLIAMSON
Mons. Jean-Michel FAURE
Mons. Thomas d’Aquin

13th April  2016

 

Deo gratias for a new Bishop

Today in Brazil a new bishop for Tradition was consecrated. Deo gratias !

Below you can read more about Bishop Thomas Aquinas OSB. It is also noteworthy that almost 25 years ago another Brazilian Fr. Rangel was consecrated a bishop by the SSPX Bishop Tissier de Mallerais with two other SSPX Bishops as co-consecrators. This was done without the permission of Rome and when there was no real need. Today’s Consecration was essentially required to ensure that we continue to have bishops strong in the Faith but unswerving in their condemnation of liberalism and modernism.

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This is taken from Eleison Comments 453

Third Bishop

Dom Thomas, a monk with faith and charity filled,
And now a bishop, by God (and readers) willed.

 

On the day of the consecration, please God, of Dom Thomas Aquinas as third bishop for today’s Catholic “Resistance,” it seems appropriate to reproduce the testimony of a close friend of his, Professor Carlos Nougué, now leading a House of Studies attached to Dom Thomas’ Monastery of the Holy Cross. This testimony, which many of you may not have seen, is only slightly adapted from the original, which is accessible on the excellent Mexican site, Non Possumus. Note in particular the good influence of Corção, the close connection with Archbishop Lefebvre, the refusal to approach neo-modernist Rome and the Stalinist methods of Bp Fellay.

Kyrie eleison.!

Miguel Ferreira da Costa was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1954. Before beginning his career in the law, he studied at Saint Benedict College in Rio de Janeiro, where I had the opportunity to be his classmate for a brief while. He took part in the traditionalist and anti-modernist movement organized around Gustavo Corção andPermanencia magazine; then he began his life of “faithful warrior and veteran of the post-Conciliar war for the Faith” – he quit the law to become a monk with the name of Thomas Aquinas, in the French monastery of le Barroux, where Dom Gérard was Prior at that time, and he was ordained priest in 1980, in Écône, by Archbishop Lefebvre. There he enjoyed the friendship, the example and the teaching of the SSPX’s Founder.

In 1987 he came to Brazil with a group of monks from le Barroux to found the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Nova Friburgo, up in the hills behind Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But in the meantime Dom Gérard, despite the grave warnings of the Archbishop, was advancing towards an agreement with Conciliar Rome, to which Dom Thomas Aquinas was also opposed. A split was inevitable. The Monastery of the Holy Cross, with Archbishop Lefebvre’s support, became ind ependent in 1988, while retaining good relations with the SSPX. However, upon written advice of the Archbishop, the SSPX was not to have jurisdiction over him, because as Prior of the Monastery he needed autonomy.

Providential advice, because relations between the SSPX and the Monastery were deteriorating, especially with the approach of the SSPX to neo-modernist Rome. Dom Thomas refused to sing at Sunday Mass the Te Deum asked for by Bp. Fellay to celebrate Benedict XVI’sMotu Proprio on the Mass. Similarly, for the “lifting of the excommunications” by the same Pope, Dom Thomas wrote to Bp. Fellay a letter refusing to follow him towards an agreement with Conciliar Rome. Thereupon I myself saw Bp. De Galarreta and Fr. Bouchacourt when they came to the Monastery to tell Dom Thomas that he had 15 days to leave the Monastery if he wanted the Monastery to continue receiving help and the sacraments (including Ordinations) from the SSPX.

I wrote to Bp. Fellay to complain about this injustice. He answered me that Dom Thomas had a mental problem, and as long as he did not leave the Monastery, it would not receive the Society’s help. I replied: “Then I should have the same mental problem, because I have known him for twelve years and I never realized.” It was truly like Stalinism, with its psychiatric hospitals for opponents of the Stalinist regime. But Dom Thomas hesitated: if he left the Monastery, that would be its ruin regarding the Faith, but if he stayed, he would deprive it of needed help. Then Bp. Williamson wrote to Dom Thomas promising the Monastery all the sacraments it would need. This meant Dom Thomas could stay.

This was enough for all of us to start reacting: it was the beginning of what is now known as the Resistance, which had as its first organ the website called SPES, no longer on line. The Monastery then became a reception center for refugee priests from the SSPX with nowhere to live. It was whe re Bp. Faure was consecrated, and now it is where Dom Thomas Aquino Ferreira da Costa himself will be consecrated, my spiritual father and the closest friend that God could have given to me.