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Saint Cecilia Virgin and Martyr Feast Day November 22

November 23, 2014

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King


"How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honor. To Him belong glory and power for ever and ever." (Rev 5:12; 1:6)

November 22, 2014

Singing to God in her heart

"Let my heart and my body be undefiled, O Lord, that I may not be confounded."

Saint Cecilia

November 21, 2014

The Presentation of Mary

“God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility, and abhorrence of pride. She possessed, even from her infancy, a far greater horror of pride and ambition, and a far deeper love for humility than all the saints together. It was the first virtue that she practices. She abased and humbled herself before all. She esteemed herself, and would have been happy to be treated by others, as the last of the creatures. By marvelous radiance of her Immaculate Conception, she beheld herself susceptible to the guilt of the children of Adam, except that God miraculously preserved her, and she considered that she might have been capable of all the sins in the world, whose source is original sin. It was this humility which attracted to her the countless graces which rendered her worthy to be the Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth.
“Give thanks to Almighty God who resists the proud and gives grace to the humble, and offer Him all the glory that this Maiden accorded to His majesty by her practice of the richest humility during her childhood and throughout the rest of her life.”
Saint John Eudes

November 16, 2014

Saint John of the Cross and the Two Dark Nights of the Soul

"The darkness and trials, spiritual and temporal, that fortunate souls ordinarily undergo on their way to the high state of perfection are so numerous and profound that human science cannot understand them adequately. Nor does experience of them equip one to explain them. Only those who suffer them will know what this experience is like, but they won't be able to describe it."
Saint John of the Cross (The Ascent of Mount Carmel [A], Prologue)


Click here to listen to the talk on Saint John of the Cross and the Two Dark Nights of the Soul given at our chapter meeting November 8, 2014 by Donald Wallenfang, Associate Professor of Theology at Walsh University.

At left is Professor Donald Wallenfang (second from left) and a few of of our chapter members and guests.

November 9, 2014

November newsletter

Struggling with the meaning of suffering? Want a deeper understanding of Purgatory? Confused about salvation?  Click here to find the answers in our November newsletter.

November 5, 2014

The Treasure

"If souls but understood the Treasure they possess in the Divine Eucharist, it would be necessary to encircle the tabernacles with the strongest ramparts for, in the delirium of a devouring and holy hunger, they would press forward themselves to feed on the Bread of Angels. The Churches would overflow with adorers consumed with love for the Divine prisoner no less by night than by day." 

Blessed Dina Belanger

November 2, 2014

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

"The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality;
chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of Himself.
In the time of their visitation, they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
they shall judge nations and rule over people, and the Lord shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in Him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with Him in love;
because grace and mercy are with His holy ones, and His care is with His elect.
Wisdom 3:1-9