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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Saint Hyacinth, a Saint Discarded, but oh so Necessary!!

Sadly, the Modernists who decided that Saint Hyacinth wasn't for the calendar anymore...bad decision! He was one of St Dominic's spiritual sons who was a timeless Saint for evangelization... but then THEY knew that and so...remove him from the calendar but the Traditional Latin Mass calendar makes sure he is celebrated.
Big mistake that the Modernist cabal figured the Latin Mass would never resurface.
Big mistake.



St. Hyacinth, Confessor
by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876




St. Hyacinth, a great ornament of the celebrated Order of Preachers, was born in Poland. He was the son of illustrious parents, who educated him according to the dictates of Christianity. During the years devoted to his studies, he was an example of innocence, piety and industry. His uncle, the bishop of Cracow, appointed him canon in his cathedral, so that he might employ him in the administration of his See. When he left for Rome, on account of troubles at home, he took Hyacinth with him. St. Dominic, so celebrated for his apostolic zeal, and for the miracles he wrought, was there at the time. Hyacinth, observing the wonderful zeal and piety of this holy man and of his companions, felt a growing desire to join them. He and three of his fellow-travelers, who had the same inclination, went to St. Dominic and begged him to receive them into his newly founded Order. The Saint received them willingly, and instructed them how to lead a religious life, to preach in a Christian spirit, and to labor successfully for the spiritual welfare of men. After a few months, the holy founder had so thoroughly imbued them with his spirit, that he did not hesitate, after they had taken their vows, to send them into their native country, to preach the word of God and promote the salvation of souls.

At Cracow, where St. Hyacinth had formerly preached by his edifying life, he now began to preach with words, and God gave them such power, that he reformed the most hardened sinners, induced others to become more zealous in the service of the Almighty, and animated all to be more solicitous for the salvation of their souls. That all this might have a more solid foundation, he gathered a number of spiritual co-operators about him, and having instructed them according to the maxims of St. Dominic, he established a Dominican monastery at Cracow. Hyacinth, who had been chosen superior by the new members, was an example to all. Besides the prescribed fast-days of his Order, he fasted all Fridays and vigils on bread and water. The greater part of the night he passed in fervent prayer, before the Blessed Sacrament. He allowed himself only a very short rest on the bare floor, and scourged himself severely every night. The whole day was occupied with hearing confessions, preaching, visiting the sick, and similar pious exercises.

He had particular devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin, and never undertook anything before offering his work to God and begging the assistance of His Blessed Mother. She appeared to him once, on the eve of the feast of her Assumption, saying to him: "Be assured, my son, that thou shalt receive everything thou askest from my Son." The comfort these words afforded the holy man may be easily imagined. He, however, asked only for what was necessary for the salvation of souls. His own and his companion's pious labors were all directed to the same end. When he thought that he had firmly established religious principles and practices among the inhabitants of Cracow and the whole diocese, he sent his preachers to different places to labor in the same manner. He himself also left Cracow, and it is astonishing how many countries he journeyed through, how many convents he established everywhere: for apostolic laborers, how many souls he converted to the true faith or to a more virtuous life. 
 
 
 To aid his pious endeavors, God gave him power to work miracles, and so great was their number, that he might well be called the Thaumaturgus, or wonder-worker of his age. A miraculous event occurred in Russia, when the Tartars stormed Kiow, where the Saint had founded a church and convent. He was standing at the altar when they entered the city, spreading destruction and desolation around them. After finishing the Holy Sacrifice, the Saint, still in his priestly robes, took the Ciborium containing the Blessed Sacrament, and telling his priests to follow him without fear, he went towards the church door. When passing a large alabaster statue of the Blessed Virgin, before which he had often said his prayers, he distinctly heard a voice saying: "My son Hyacinth, wilt thou leave me here to be at the mercy of my enemies?" The Saint's eyes filled with tears. "How can I carry thee? " said he; "the burden is too heavy." "Only try," was the response; "my son will assist you to carry me without difficulty." The holy man with streaming eyes, took the statue and found it so light, that he could carry it with one hand. Thus, carrying the Ciborium in one hand and the statue in the other, he and his companions passed through the enemy unassailed, to the gates of the city. Not finding any soldiers there, they passed on and reached Cracow in safety.

Whether Almighty God made His servants invisible to the Tartars on this occasion, or in some other manner prevented them from harming them, is not known; but it is a fact that they left the city unmolested. When they reached the river over which there was no bridge, nor a boat to convey them across, the Saint, trusting in the power of Him Whom he carried in his right hand, and in the intercession of her whom he held in his left, fearlessly stepped upon the water, and crossed it with dry feet. A similar, and perhaps still greater miracle happened at another time. He was going to Vicegrad to preach, but, on reaching the river, found no vessel which he could use to reach the opposite bank. Spreading his cloak on the water, he sat upon it, and was floated safely across and brought his companions over in the same manner. By this and many other miracles, God glorified His servant even on earth.

For forty years this holy man had labored for the salvation of souls, when, in 1257, it was revealed to him that he should assist, in Heaven, at the triumph of the Blessed Virgin, on the feast of her glorious Assumption. On the feast of St. Mary ad Nives, he was taken sick. On the eve of the Assumption he gave his last instruction to the priests of his Order; after which he prepared for the festival, and, having recited the office of the day, he fixed his eyes on heaven, and said the psalm, "In thee, O Lord, have I hoped," to the words, "Into thy hands I commend my spirit," when he calmly expired, at the age of 74. The innocence and chastity which he possessed at the time of his baptism, remained unspotted until the end. After his death, the miracles which the Almighty continued to work through this Saint, were the means of proclaiming to all the world, the sanctity and merits of His blessed servant.



PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS.

I. St. Hyacinth, carrying the Saviour of the world in one hand, and in the other, the statue of the Blessed Virgin, walked past his enemies through the city. Happy are they who carry Jesus and Mary, not only on their lips, but also in their hands! They will ever walk safely amid dangers, unharmed by the enemies of their salvation. Some carry Mary alone on their lips, not Jesus; they make some show of being devout to the Blessed Virgin, by saying certain prayers; but they offend Jesus, the Divine Son of Mary, most grievously, flattering themselves that, by their devotion to the Blessed Virgin, they are secure against the fire of hell. This is a terrible deceit of Satan. Such devotion is no devotion to the Divine Mother; as, to be devout to her, it is required, above all things, to do nothing which is displeasing to her, but to do all that is agreeable in her sight. As, then, neglect of her Divine Son, Whom she loves above all, must be displeasing to her, how can anyone hope for salvation when his whole devotion consists in a few prayers or pious acts? One who does this, divides Jesus from Mary. You must carry Jesus and Mary at the same time, and not only in your mouth, but also in your hands. You must show, by your works, that you love both with your whole heart. If you love Jesus, see that you do not offend Him; if you love Mary, arouse not the wrath of Him Whom she loves above all things. Such devotion will shield you against all dangers to your salvation, and lead you to everlasting peace and rest.

2. For forty years St. Hyacinth was devoted solely to the glory of God and the salvation of souls. He has now enjoyed, for more than five hundred years, the heavenly joys in recompense for his labors, and he will enjoy them for all eternity, O! how richly God rewards the services of His elect! "If, for one hundred years of service, He bestowed one hour of Heavenly bliss, the reward would be great," says St. Chrysostom. How grateful should we be, when, as the true faith teaches us, He promises us an eternal reward in Heaven for such short service! Who would not serve, with pleasure, so bountiful a Master? How blind and foolish are those who prefer to serve Satan! Does Satan reward his servants more liberally than God? Ask the reprobate; they will tell you. Listen to what the Almighty said, in times long past, of the difference that will, one day, be between His servants and those of Satan, and then resolve which you will serve; "Behold!" says He, "my servants shall eat, and you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, and you shall be thirsty. Behold, my servants shall rejoice, and you shall be confounded; behold, my servants shall praise for joyfulness of heart, and you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for grief of spirit (Isaias, lxv)." What else does this mean but: "My servants shall be eternally happy in Heaven, but you shall be eternally unhappy in hell." 
St. HyacinthFrom the Liturgical Year, 1901

One of the loveliest lilies from the Dominican field today unfurls its petals at the foot of Mary's throne. Hyacinth represents on the sacred cycle that intrepid band of missionaries who, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, faced the barbarism of the Tartars and Mussulmans which was threatening the West. From the Alps to the Northern frontiers of the Chinese Empire, from the islands of the Archipelago to the Arctic regions, he propagated his Order and spread the kingdom of God. On the Steppes, where the schism of Constantinople disputed its conquests with the idolatrous invaders from the North, he was seen for forty years working prodigies, confounding heresy, dispelling the darkness of infidelity.


Prayer:
Great was thy privilege, O son of Dominic, to be so closely associated to Mary as to enter into thy glory on the very feast of her triumph. As thou occupiest so fair a place in the procession accompanying her to heaven, tell us of her greatness, her beauty, her love for us poor creatures, whom she desires to make sharers, like thee, in her bliss.

It is through her thou wert so powerful in this thy exile, before being near her in happiness and glory. Long after Adalbert and Anscharius, Cyril and Methodius, thou didst traverse once more the ungrateful North, where thorns and briars so quickly spring up again, where the people, whom the Church has with such labour delivered from the yoke of paganism, are continually letting themselves be caught in the meshes of schism and the snares of heresy. In his chosen domain, the prince of darkness suffered fresh defeats, an immense multitude broke his chains, and the light of salvation shone further than any of thy predecessors had carried it. Poland, definitively won to the Church, became her rampart, until the days of treason which put an end to Christian Europe.

O Hyacinth, preserve the faith in the hearts of this noble people, until the day of its resurrection. Obtain grace for the Northern regions, which thou didst warm with the fiery breath of thy word. Nothing thou askest of Mary will be refused, for the Mother of mercy promised thee so. Keep up the apostolic zeal of thy illustrious Order. May the number of thy brethren be multiplied, for it is far below our present needs. Akin to thy power over the waves, is another attributed to thee by the confidence of the faithful, and justified by many prodigies: viz., that of restoring life to the drowned. Many a time also have Christian mothers experienced thy miraculous power, in bringing to the saving font their little ones, whom a dangerous delivery threatened to deprive of Baptism. Prove to thy devout clients that the goodness of God is ever the same, and the influence of his elect not lessened. Amen



Saint Hyacinth
from the Short Lives of the Dominican Saints, 1901

Almost innumerable miracles were worked at his tomb, including the raising of as many as fifty persons from the dead. He was canonized A.D. 1594 by Clement VIII., and Urban VIII. extended the celebration of his festival to the universal Church.

Prayer:

O God, who didst make Blessed Hyacinth, Thy Confessor, glorious amongst the people of divers nations for the holiness of his life and the glory of his miracles, grant that by his example we may amend our lives, and be defended by his help in all adversities. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
 

The destruction of the Roman Liturgical Calendar: why did "they" remove St. Hyacinth (Jacek) from the Universal Calendar?

St. Hyacinth
by Carracci, 1595, the Louvre 

Today, August the 17th is the Feast day of the second greatest Dominican saint: Hyacinth of Poland. One would not know this, based on the actions of the neo-modernist liturgical destroyers who invaded Rome as the real barbarians  to sack and burn the Roman Rites of the Church of Rome. 

The neo-modernist "Roman" Calender of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has completely expunged St. Hyacinth; he is not even there an an "Optional Memorial". Gone is the great saint. 

Likewise, the neo-modernist cabal that controls the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have ensured that St. Hyacinth will become a long forgotten memory. 

But then, should we be surprised? These sad bishops are merely following the decadent Romans who see no further use for Hyacinth and the likes of him. It would be too much to torpedo St. Dominic himself; so why not remove his most spiritually favoured disciple? So they did.  

What a striking difference is this true Dominican to the effeminate, homosexuals who have infested the once great Dominican Order. The American Dominican, Fr. John O' Connor,formed in the real Dominican tradition once said that "the Dominican Order I joined no longer exists, it has been destroyed by these homosexuals...". The effeminate malefactors dealt with Fr. O' Connor through persecution, suspension and expulsion from the Dominicans. The men who hated Fr. O' Connor naturally hate St. Hyacinth and all all he stood for. These malefactors hate Our Lord, hate His Church. No wonder St. Hyacinth was removed from the Calender.   

Here we must pause in the historical part of our story, and consider a striking trait of Hyacinth's character, which should not be overlooked, but to which we have hitherto scarcely called attention. It is his spirit of humility, prayer, penance, and mortification. The more God blessed his efforts, the more he prayed and sought to sink himself in self-annihilation. Like Saint Paul, he wished the glory of all that he did to be given to heaven. Like Paul also, he chastised his body, and brought it into subjection, lest, while he preached to others, he himself should become a castaway.

It should not be forgotten that these travels, through which we have traced the apostle, were all made on foot. He nearly always slept on the bare earth, or a bard board. Frequently, even in the frozen regions of the furthest north, he was overtaken by night during his journeys, and compelled to use the snow for a bed. One marvels how he stood it. Withal, he slackened not in the observance of his rule, or in his practice of penance and mortification.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Was the Homo Lobby active at World Youth Day? Just what was Homosexualist Bishop Galantino saying about Sodom?

The courageous Fr.Dariusz Oko exposing the evil homolobby in the Church 
I have been reflecting for a while as to why Catholic churchmen are doing such a bad job at promoting and defending the sanctity of Holy Matrimony. Again and again, I keep coming back to my belief that it is because the vast majority are homosexuals themselves, if not practicing homosexuals. Fr. Dariusz Oko has written and spoken of the homo lobby that is the 'dark side' of the Church. 

It goes without saying that a homosexual is not too interested in defending - let along promoting - the sanctity of marriage. So what do sodomite churchmen do to continue the facade? Simple, a nominal support on paper of Holy Matrimony, but no real effort to defend, promote, encourage, teach the truth about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. 

Fr. Z reports on the very disturbing case of an Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino regarding his strange presentation on the biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah.  

So, what’s his game here? Is it to put into the empty heads of these young people that God did NOT destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (i.e., rewrite the Bible) because He does not abominate the “sin of Sodom”?

Adulterist and Homosexualist Bishop Galantino 
Sure, Bp. Galantino underscores Abraham’s intervention. Fine. It’s great to underscore what Abraham tried to do, but NOT at the expense of the truth about what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah! As good and as positive as Abraham was, it didn’t work, except for poor Lot. Moreover, when Abraham asked God to spare the cities because there might be good people in them, he is in no way condoning what the evil people did! Abraham seems to be fine with destruction of the wicked. He doesn’t want the innocent to be destroyed because of and together with the wicked.

The fact that such a thing might take place at a World Youth Day is dreadful. Also, I think it is a stinging condemnation of the catechetical and biblical preparation of young people today, that anyone would think that he could get away with this.

Rorate Caeli reported that Galantino is an outspoken Adulterist and Homosexualist. Galantino is reported to have stated the following: 

Recently Galantino proclaimed that the Church has to change and must speak, “free of taboos about married priests, Communion to the divorced and remarried, and homosexuality.”

Is it any wonder that homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexualism is spreading? How could it not be, with, for example, the "Theology of the Body" (TOB) crowd promoting, excusing deviant sexual acts between husband and wife, and this under episcopal endorsement? 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, comes out of the closet as an Islamist



Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin who will go down in history as the grossly incompetent and homosexualist pandering churchman, while once Catholic Ireland threw in with the horror of "same-sex marriage". 

Was it to apologize for his disgraceful, cowardly lack of stewardship of Catholics in Ireland? Was it to apologize for the disastrous catechesis which led 90% of young voters to vote in favour of  homosexuality and against Holy Matrimony? Was it to call for repentance of himself and his fellow churchmen in allowing the plague of homosexuality to spread with such ease amongst Irish society and the clergy?

No. All Diarmuid Martin could do is publicly attack Raymond Cardinal Burke for speaking the obvious about the dangers of Islam against what shreds of Catholicism remain in the once Christian West.

Either Martin is mentally ill or an evil malefactor: consider these words by the Irish churchman about Mohommedanism:

"does Islam want to rule the world? There may be some people of the Islamic faith [sic] who do, but Islam itself has another side within it - a caring and tolerant side".

A madman or a malefactor. dear reader, you choose. Perhaps even a bit of both, as evil eventually does drive one insane. 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

CATHOLICS BEWARE: EWTN promotes anal sex between husbands and wives

The perversion of Holy Matrimony has spread amongst Catholics over the past few decades to unprecedented proportions. Now, we have EWTN promoting anal sex as acceptable via someone who remains anonymous as "NFP Outreach". Serious questions, on grave moral issues should at least be answered by people with real names. 

 This is totally un-Catholic and perverse. Anal, oral and other unnatural sexual acts are outrageous perversions that are being promoted by the "Theology of the Body" crowd. Genovesi, S.J. - the author quoted - is a self-proclaimed dissenter for years from Humanae Vitae. 


To the contrary of what EWTN promotes, the Catholic Church teaches the opposite: 

From St. Alphonsus de Liguori:

Latin: An peccet mortaliter vir inchoando copulam in vase praepostero, ut postea in vase debito eam consummet?

Translation:“Whether it is a mortal sin for the husband to begin copulating in a disordered [perverse] orifice, then afterward consummate the act in the proper orifice?”

Latin: Ratio, quia ipse hujusmodo coitus (etsi absque seminatione) est vera sodomia, quamvis non consummata, sicut ipsa copula in vase naturali mulieris alienae est vera fornication, licet non adsit seminatio.

Translation:“The reason is that this manner of his sexual act (even without climax) is truly sodomy, whether or not it is consummated, just as an act of copulation in the natural orifice of another woman is truly fornication, even if there is no climax.”

Finally there are consequences physiologically for violating God's design of the male and female body. John R Diggs, MD., writes in the "Health Risks of Gay Sex", p.3, the following: 


I realize that the question is from 2006, but it is still up on the website. It it time for EWTN to take it down! 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Islamist killer of French priest shouted "Allahu Akbar" (a war cry that is NEVER a call to "death and destruction" according to Vatican spokesman)

The Islamist who slew the French Martyr priest, Jacques Hamel shouted "Allahu Akbar", as he slit the priest's throat during Mass. Notwithstanding the Islamic war cry, Vatican Spokesman, Thomas Rosica CSB, is on record claiming that "Allahu Akbar" is NOT a call to "death and destruction".



Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Welcome dear fellow Catholics!: St. Thomas More Parish of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter's comes to St. Vincent de Paul's in Toronto!



This writer rejoices in the coming to the parish of St. Vincent de Paul the parish of St. Thomas More of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. After nearly 500 years of schism and heresy, what joy fills the hearts of Catholics to be able to help those who are returning to Unity with the One Church founded by Christ. 

The parish of St. Thomas More will bring to St. Vincent de Paul's vital new "blood" and energy, in a parish struggling under the indifference and apostasy of local "Latin Rite" Catholics. God works in mysterious ways: who would have thought when St. Vincent's was founded over 100 years ago that its continued life into the future will be driven by converts from Anglicanism? 

The Novus Ordo parish community and the Latin Mass in the Usus Antiquior (writing quite frankly is a "non-community" of mainly those who commute in for the liturgy to then disappear, since there are no parish community activites) are struggling with no bright future in stock. Extremely low baptismal rates; indeed virtually non-existent shows that the long-term future of the parish does not bode well. 

Thus, it is that the Holy Sprit has sought to rescue this church and likely show the way to a vibrant Ordinariate parish. May God bless the new parishioners in their new home!