Excerpt from Chapter 13 of Frank J. Sheed's book "Theology & Sanity" (1947) For angels and men the only purpose could be the most perfect possible relation with God. Had we no revelation from God Himself as to the purpose for which He made them, we might at least hazard a guess; that as the highest powers of their nature are knowledge and love, it must be their destiny to come to know God and love God to the very limit of their power, using no element of energy upon anything that would distract… [More]
Excerpt from Chapter 6 of "Essays on catholicism, liberalism and socialism" by Juan Donoso Cortés (1874) Before the creation of man, and in times removed beyond human investigations, God had created the angels, happy and perfect creatures, whom He permitted to gaze attentively on the brightest splendours of His face, bathed in a sea of unutterable delights, and perpetually absorbed in contemplation of Him. The angels were pure spirits, and the excellence of their nature was greater than that … [More]
This video you have made contains so many pearls of holy wisdom, which are so reasonably and attractively presented, that if only a few were heeded, what good might be wrought in this ailing world! I hope and pray for the widest possible circulation of your video, and thank you for composing this masterpiece!! God Bless +++
"One of the greatest means of salvation, and one of the surest signs of predestination, is, unquestionably, the devotion to the Most Blessed Virgin. All the holy doctors of the Church are unanimous in saying with St. Alphonsus of Liguori: "A devout servant of Mary shall never perish." The chief thing is to persevere faithfully till death in this devotion. Can there be an easier or a more adaptable practice for all than the recitation each day of three Hail Marys in honor of the privileges … [More]
Thank you Barbara! I wish I could say that I composed this wonderful poem, but that credit belongs to one Mr Silas Mitchell, although that is my voice reciting the poem (pardon my South-Boston accent). I do hope to continue working on more videos as time permits.
According to the Traditional Catholic Calendar, the Feast to St Christopher is still kept on July 25th, alongside the Feast of St James the Greater. He is known as the patron saint of travelers (especially mariners), and to offer protection against sudden death.
The 5th Glorious Mystery (The Coronation), as recited to the music of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Also included is the poem from "The Children's Ballad Rosary", composed by the Irish lawyer and writer John O'Hagen.www.catholic.org/.../view.php
The 2nd Glorious Mystery (The Ascension), as recited to the music of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Also included is the poem from "The Children's Ballad Rosary", composed by the Irish lawyer and writer John O'Hagen.www.catholic.org/.../view.php
The First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary, as recited to the music of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Also included is the poem from "The Children's Ballad Rosary", composed by the Irish lawyer and writer John O'Hagen.www.catholic.org/.../view.php I hope to eventually complete the entire traditional rosary, together with opening and concluding prayers and hopefully consolidate them together somehow. Apologies that I currently must do this one decade at a time. My choice of wording in regards to the Doxo… [More]
Such a profound difference! Music that is suitable for Mass should, as you mention, be solemn and dignified, as befits the sacred mysteries, and not something merely conventional or secular, with a catchy tune. The Gregorian Chant you play seems to raise the mind to a meditative posture that aids in reflecting on the words. The music is unpretentious, serving almost like a back current that calms, rather than excites the listener, inviting a more mystical understanding of what is being chanted.… [More]