Blessed Juan de Prado, 1563 – 1631
Spanish Franciscan priest, missionary and martyr in Morocco.
Blessed Wincenty Matuszewski, 1869 – 1940
Have you thanked a priest lately?
I try to thank the priest after Mass; how he interprets it is up to him. I could be thanking him for celebrating that particular Mass, for his homily, for his engaging personality, for the sacraments…the list is endless.
Saint Cristobal Magallanes, 1869 – 1927 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Józef Kurzawa, 1910 – 1940
Diocesan Priest Martyr
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a society of priests in the Catholic Church that celebrates the liturgy in Latin in accordance with its constitutions and founding documents based on permissions granted by Rome. The Institute also preserves and patronizes traditional Latin Rite liturgical art and music and has undertaken the restoration and beautification of several churches. The Institute is a Society of Apostolic Life, whose rule of life is based generally on that of the secular canons. The Institute has its own choir dress adopted in 2006 and solemnly given to members by the Cardinal Archbishop of Florence. The Institute Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Bronisław Komorowski
1889-1940 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Alfredo Parte
1899 – 1936 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Oleksa Zarytsky
Greek Catholic Martyr
1912 – 1963 Read the rest of this entry »
Today the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter celebrates the 20 anniversary of its canonical erection as a society of apostolic life of pontifical right by His Holiness of happy memory, Pope John Paul II. It began humbly with 11 priests and 1 deacon.
Today they are 300+ members strong with two packed seminaries – one in Austria and one in Nebraska.
Consider sending a birthday card with a $5 bill to:
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
North American Headquarters
Griffin Rd, PO Box 196
Elmhurst, PA 18416
“Who would have thought that this small group of traditional, Latin rite priests would so quickly grow to over 300 members working and studying on 5 continents in the 17 different countries serving over 85 dioceses … and then become THE main force for the implementation of a papal decree expressly promoting the return of the traditional Latin Mass, now known as the “extraordinary form” of the Roman missal, as well as all the sacraments and devotions that go along with it?” (from: http://www.fssp.com/main/News071019.htm)
Blessed Narciso Basté Basté
1866 – 1936 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Julián Alfredo
1904 – 1934
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
1220 – 1287
Blessed Alfredo Pellicer Muñoz
1914 – 1936
Blessed Crescenzio García Pobo
1903 – 1936
Blessed Alvaro Sanjuan Canet
1908 – 1936
5 bob to Roman Catholic Vocations which reports:
“Conception Abbey Blessed With Vocations“Photo at left – from left, Brothers Paul Sheller, Victor Schinstock, Guerric Letter, Pachomius Meade, Anselm Broom, Abbot Gregory Polan, Brothers David Wilding, Placid Dale, Macario Martinez, Bernard Montgomery, and Novice Adam Burkhart. Photo courtesy of Jarrod Thome.
To read all go to article at Roman Catholic Vocations
Blessed Federico Albert
1820 – 1876
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a society of apostolic life whose goal is the honor of God and the sanctification of priests in the service of the Church and souls. Its specific aim is missionary: to spread the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ in all spheres of human life. Our work is carried out under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception, to Whom the Institute is consecrated.
His Holiness with our founder Msgr. Gilles WachThe Institute was founded in 1990 by Monsignor Gilles Wach and Father Philippe Mora in Gabon, Africa, where we still have missions. Today, the motherhouse and international seminary of the Institute is located in Gricigliano, in the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy.
Recognizing the importance of a deep harmony between faith, liturgy, life, and the power of beauty in attracting the human senses to the things above, an integral part of the Institute’s charism is the use of the traditional Latin Liturgy of 1962 for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the other sacraments. Great care for a solemn liturgy, complete fidelity to the doctrine of the Church and the Holy Father, and awareness of the central role of Grace, especially Charity – these are essential elements of the Institute’s spirituality, which is drawn from its three co-patrons, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis de Sales. Our motto, taken from St. Paul, is “Live the truth in charity.” The Institute operates in more than fifty places in twelve countries, where our priests focus on the care of souls in many different ways. To assist our priests in their apostolic work, the Institute also has clerical oblates. In 2004, a community of religious sisters was canonically established to aid the priests in their mission through prayer and apostolic work.
History of a Young Institute
Solemn Mass in the traditional Roman riteThe Institute of Christ the King is, for ecclesiastical standards, a very young foundation. Our founder, Monsignor Gilles Wach, STD, supported decisively by the co-founder, Father Phillipe Mora, STD, had the Institute canonically erected the Semptember 1, 1990. Originally, the young French abbé, Gilles Wach, never intended to start a foundation at all, but during the 1980’s, working for Cardinal Silvio Oddi in Rome and with a priestly association in France, he was approached by more and more young men who wanted a traditional Catholic formation to the priesthood. Finally, he decided to make an attempt to bring them together and to follow their formation in some way. Several Roman Cardinals, though, urged him to decide for the foundation of a religious community, so that the idea of the Institute took form already as soon as 1988.
From Africa to Italy
Divine Providence, at this moment, helped to find a bishop who Read the rest of this entry »
St. Michael’s Abbey
19292 El Toro Road
Silverado, CA 92676 – 9710
Yes, something VERY good can come out of Orange County!
The photo above is just of one year’s class… The Norbertines have actually done something that no other religous based in California I know of have accomplished – they have outgrown their current location and are pondering where to move to have enough space for all the fine men joining them.
Pray for them regularly. Consider making a donation if you can.
Also, consider joinging them!
Blessed Clemente Marchisio
1833 – 1903
…Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch was the youngest in a family of ten children from Pittsburgh, seven of whom became Dominicans. Fr. Paul Hinnebusch was a preacher, biblicist, and spiritual writer and Fr. William Hinnebusch was a Dominican historian. A third brother, Fr. Albert Louis Hinnebusch, also a Dominican, was very active in the Holy Name Society in the South. The three Dominican sisters, Sr. Claire, Sr. Regina Ann, and Sr. Dorothy, were members of the St. Mary of the Springs congregation.
The seven Hinnebusch Dominicans at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., in 1947. Standing from left to right: Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, Fr. William Hinnebusch, Fr. Paul Hinnebusch, Fr. Albert Hinnebusch. Seated from left to right: Sister Regina Ann Hinnebusch, Sister Claire Hinnebusch, Sister Dorothy Hinnebusch.
5 bob to Sister Mary Catherine, O.P. who writes:
Fr. Fred is very old now but we are blessed to have his course on Dominican history which the friars are now posting online Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Francisco Monzón Romeo
Blessed Luis Urbano Lanaspa
1882 – 1936 Read the rest of this entry »
Q. Why do Catholics have to confess their sins to a priest instead of praying straight to God?
A. In obedience to Christ.
John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
After His resurrection, Jesus, appeared to His disciples on Easter Sunday evening. He conferred the power to forgive sins by breathing on them. This corresponds to God breathing life into Adam. And so, Jesus breathes life giving power to forgive sins into his disciples. Note that this is before Pentecost and the general bestowal of the Holy Spirit. This is a special and unique pouring out of the Holy Spirit for the disciples, the first priests and bishops of the Christian Church.
And the purpose of this special dispensation of the Holy Spirit is to empower the apostles with the authority to forgive or not forgive sins in the name of Christ. This specific action cannot mean some sort of general power such as that by the preaching of the Gospel sins are forgiven or not depending upon the hearer. Jesus says, “If you forgive….if you do not forgive…” It would be impossible for the disciples to obey Jesus without audibly hearing the confessions of men and women, boys and girls.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
Now this verse can be interpreted in a Protestant way to mean salvation by the preaching of the Gospel. However, we see this verse as further proof for the sacrament of reconciliation/confession. Also, James points out Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Edward Joannes Maria Poppe, 1890 – 1924 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Władysław Demski, 1884 – 1940
German death camp Sachsenhausen Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Luigi Talamoni, 1848 – 1926 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Enrico Rebuschini, 1860 – 1938 Read the rest of this entry »
Blessed Mariano de la Mata Aparicio, 1905-1983
“Fr Mariano is remembered as the messenger of charity and for his educational work among the neediest of Brazil. “