Sunday, 19 February 2017

Great News - Clear Creek Monastery Chevet Completed



For an idea about what Clear Creek monastery is all about see above.
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:

Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more




The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church

The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:

Dear Friend of Clear Creek,

The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.


View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more

The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:

Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more
The newly completed chevet of Clear Creek Abbey Church
The monks of the traditionalist Benedictine abbey of Clear Creek recently sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Friend of Clear Creek,


The construction of the chevet of the Abbey church is coming to completion. We are very grateful to all of you who helped make this possible by your prayers and generosity and sacrifices. The work was held up by some supply problems and cold weather, but the masons were laying the final stones on February 2nd, as we were celebrating the Lord's Presentation in the Temple. This coincidence encouraged us to share some photos of the work site and not-quite-complete church.

View the Pictures - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-sign-of-hope.html#more

4,000 People Flock to Westminster Cathedral Reconsecration to Immaculate Heart & crowning of Our Lady of Fatima




 H/t to Fr. Jeffrey Steele

 Deacon Nick Donnelly reports a huge turnout Westminster Cathedral Reconsecration to Immaculate Heart & crowning of Our Lady of Fatima. He states:- "I've been reliably informed that 4,000 people attended the reconsecration & crowning of Our Lady, with hundreds outside in the plaza."

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Cheltenham Young Catholic Adults - Events - February 2017




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February 


Tuesday 21st Feb - 8pm Rosary and wine (re-scheduled) -  in the Old Priory adjacent to St. Gregory's Church (text 07908105787 for more details )

Saturday 25th Feb - 7pm - Social - board games (text 07908105787 for more details )

Tags: Cheltenham Young Catholic Adults,  Rosary and wine.

Fatima Centenary Year 2017 Westminster Cathedral event





WAF England and Wales Newsletter - New Crown - February 2017
Dear Friends,
This is a final reminder about the Westminster Cathedral Visitation of the WAF England and Wales National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which will take place this coming Saturday. During this, Cardinal Nichols will receive, bless and crown the Statue.
Please do whatever you can to make known to your relatives and friends, this unique and most important ecclesial event, at the opening of the Fatima Centenary year 2017. 
You can see more details about the day here, including links to a flyer, and the program for the talks to be given during the Symposium which follows in Westminster Cathedral Hall.
The other thing is that we now have more news of the special new silvergilt Centenary Crown which has been made for the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, by the same firm in Portugal that made the richly-bejewelled crown that is only worn at Fatima on 13th of the month. As the image above shows, this new crown is absolutely beautiful and worthy of being offered to Our Lady for her Statue.
It will be brought from Portugal and presented to Cardinal Nichols for the coronation in Westminster Cathedral. It is being freely offered to Our Lady in return for whatever offerings the faithful wish to make to her in items of gold and silver, including jewellery containing some elements of gold or silver. This is how the original crown was made.

Please let your friends know about this so they can join in this offering. Everyone who makes a donation for the Centenary Crown will receive a receipt for the items they offer. More information about this can be seen here, including a link to a form you can download and fill in to send off with your donations if you can't make it on the day.
Donal Foley, Secretary, WAF England and Wales

info@worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk
www.worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017

Apparition of the BVM at Lourdes (EF Form) - Sat 11th Feb





Tomorrow is the feast the Apparition of the BVM at Lourdes:- http://americaneedsfatima.blogspot.co.uk states:-

"It began in 1854 when the great Pope Pius IX defined the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady as a dogma with his Bull Ineffabilis.

Later, Our Lady appeared in Lourdes 18 times between February 11 and July 16 in 1858 to a simple peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, where the Blessed Mother declared she was the Immaculate Conception.

Thus began a succession of miracles, which make Lourdes that great marvel that has shone in the eyes of the whole world ever since. The two events are very connected: a miracle confirmed a dogma.
While the public may be aware of these two events, many are not aware of how they are related to the problems of the nineteenth century, which were so different yet so similar to our own.
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Pope Pius IX’s definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception had varied but profound repercussions from all over the civilized world.

It caused great enthusiasm in the faithful at large. They delighted in seeing a Vicar of Jesus Christ proclaim this dogma using the fullness and majesty of his power. It was an admirably gallant and bold challenge to the triumphant skepticism already gnawing at the entrails of Western civilization.
Pope Pius IX. They delighted yet more by the fact that it was a Marian dogma. This attacked liberalism which by its very nature gave rise to yet another nineteenth century scourge – interconfessionalism. This scourge highlights everything religions have in common (usually a vague deism) and underrates, if not outright rejects, everything that separates them.
Thus, the open or secret interconfessionalists of 1854 saw this proclamation of a new Marian dogma (like the definition of the Assumption much later) as a serious and unexpected barrier towards achieving their goals.

The new dogma also deeply shocked the essentially egalitarian mentality of the French Revolution, which since 1789 had despotically held sway in the West. To see a mere creature elevated so far above all others, enjoying an inestimable privilege from the very first instance of her conception is something that could not and cannot fail to hurt the children of a Revolution which proclaimed absolute equality among men as the basis of all order, justice and goodness. It was painful for both non-Catholics and Catholics, more or less infected with this spirit, to accept the fact that God established in creation and highlighted such outstanding inequality.

Finally, liberals dislike the nature of that privilege as such. Indeed, anyone who admits the existence of Original Sin, with all the spiritual disorders and miseries of the body that it entails, must accept that man needs an authority that he must obey. The definition of the Immaculate Conception was an implicit reaffirmation of Church teaching in this matter.

However important all these points may be, there is yet another that we would dare call the very “salt” of the dogma’s glorious definition. It is impossible to think about the Immaculate Virgin Mary without recalling how she triumphantly and definitively crushed the serpent’s head under her heel. The Revolutionary mentality is the mentality of the devil himself. A person of faith cannot fail to recognize the role the devil has played in the rise and propagation of the errors of the Revolution, from the religious disasters of the sixteenth century to the political debacle of the eighteenth century and all that followed.

For the devil to see such a triumphal affirmation of his longstanding and inflexible enemy was his most horrible humiliation. Hence, the proclamation must have given rise to an uproar of human voices and satanic howls like an immense and thunderous storm all over the world.
For true Catholics, watching the intrepid and majestic figure of the Vicar of Christ standing alone against that tempest of unruly passions, threatening hatreds and furious despair, armed only with heavenly assistance, caused a jubilation like the one the Apostles felt during the storm on the Sea of Genesareth when the Savior commanded the winds and the sea to be calm: “venti et mare oboediunt ei” (Mt. 8:27)."
                                                          

Taken from:- http://americaneedsfatima.blogspot.co.uk.