FSSP pilgrimage to conclude Saturday with Missa Solemnis at National Shrine

A three-day walking pilgrimage from upper Montgomery County, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), will conclude at 5:30 pm this Saturday, June 2, with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The pilgrimage and Mass are offered as an act of reparation for our sins and the sins of our nation. Musical accompaniment will be provided by a local men’s schola directed by David Sullivan and by a polyphonic choir. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is located at 400 Michigan Avenue NE in Brookland, a ten-minute walk from the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station. Ample parking is available adjacent to the Shrine and on the surface lot across Harewood Road.

Blasphemy of the Blessed Mother at her namesake university on her name day: a call for reparation

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, was established in 1842 under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary and dedicated to her as Our Lady of The Lake (the institution’s full name translated from the native French of its founders, the Congregation of the Holy Cross).

Today, September 12, is the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary. Until the 1970 upheaval of the liturgical calendar that reduced this date from a feast day of the third class to an “optional memorial,” it might have been expected that on this date the University would have engaged in joyful and reverent celebration of its patron’s name day.

This afternoon at 5:30, the President, Law School, and Student Government of the University of Notre Dame are sponsoring and promoting a public speaking appearance by pro-abortion, anti-marriage Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. Against this outrage, not so much as a whisper has been heard from the Congregation of the Holy Cross, the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, or anyone else of authority in the Church in the United States or elsewhere.

We ask our readers to join us in prayer at that hour—perhaps, if possible, at Holy Mass or at a chapel of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—in reparation for this evening’s blasphemy, and in petition to her whose intercession stays God’s just punishment of the myriad, continual infidelities and blasphemies toward Jesus Christ, the living and true God of life, and his Blessed Mother by ourselves, our nation and its notionally “pro-life” and “pro-marriage” Catholic establishment.

Sancta Maria, refugium peccatorum, ora pro nobis!

Act of reparation to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament

The following prayer, formerly indulgenced, was promulgated by Pope Pius VII in 1815 during a time of profound crisis for the West and for the Church. It would be especially appropriate for use during a Holy Hour, after receiving Holy Communion, or at any time that one hears of an outrage to the Most Holy Eucharist.

Jesus, my God, my Savior, true God and true Man, in that lowly homage with which the faith itself inspires me, with my whole heart I adore and love Thee in the most august Sacrament of the Altar, in reparation for all the acts of irreverence, profanation and sacrilege, which I myself may ever have been so unhappy as to have committed, as well as for all such like acts that ever have been done by others, or that may be done in ages yet to come. I adore Thee, my God, not indeed as Thou deservest, nor as much as I am bound to adore, but as far as I am able; and I would that I could adore Thee with all the perfection of which a reasonable creature is capable. Meantime I purpose now and ever to adore Thee, not only for those Catholics who adore and love Thee not, but also for the conversion of all bad Christians, and of all Heretics, Schismatics, Mohammedans, Jews and idolaters. Jesus, my God, mayest Thou be ever known, adored, loved and praised every moment, in the most holy and divine Sacrament. Amen.

Reparation for planned Oklahoma Black Mass sought by Tulsa ordinary

On Sunday evening, September 21, a Satanic Black Mass is scheduled to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.  In response to this planned blasphemy, the Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa, has issued a letter exhorting all Catholics in his diocese to participate in exercises of reverence and reparation toward the Blessed Sacrament.

Bishop Slattery’s letter asks the faithful to keep a nine-day period of abstinence from August 6 to August 14 in preparation for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15.  A special prayer to St. Michael for the defense of the Church is to be offered at Mass on Assumption Day, on which intercession for the protection of the Church will be asked of Our Lady.

If the September 21 Black Mass proceeds as scheduled, the Bishop asks parishes to conduct Holy Hours and processions of the Blessed Sacrament on that evening to honor Our Eucharistic Lord against whom the sacrilege of the planned Satanic event is directed.

H/T: Fr. Z’s Blog

A prayer of Eucharistic reparation

The following prayer was taught to the children at Fatima in 1917 by the angel whose apparation preceded that of the Blessed Mother. As with the similar prayer customarily said at the end of Benediction, it is suitable for recitation any time, particularly when one becomes aware of an outrage — sadly more frequent in these days — against the Blessed Sacrament.

O most Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ — present in all the tabernacles of the world — in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

Terri Schiavo: Our forgotten sister

Nine years ago, on March 31, 2005, after a decade and a half of increasing discomfiture to the agendas of her husband and eventually of the “progressive” American mediasphere, Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, age 41, was put to death by dehydration.

Please pray a Rosary today in reparation for this atrocity.  Let us ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede for the protection of all whose existence falls short of convenience-based “quality of life” standards, and for the conversion of the stewards of the culture of death.

A memorial Mass will be offered Monday evening, March 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

This is what it’s come to

As we sit comfortably in our warm homes and offices on this Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, perhaps we might consider offering one or more decades of the Rosary in reparation for the careless desecration of the remains of some of our most vulnerable fellow beings, whose inconvenient existences have been snuffed out in the exercise of what some professed Catholics would call a “sacred” right.

May God have mercy on our souls.