Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Montreal: the Cardinal's Palace

Looks a bit like the cardinal's palace in Milan, where Charles Borromeo lived.

Montreal: The Way It's Done

Montreal: Cappa Magna

Just glorious.

How to Make a Processional Banner: Just Paint It


Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth of ICEL

One of the nicest guys in the world. Meet Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Executive Director of the Secretariat of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). Keep up the good work, Monsignor!

Episcopal Portraiture: the Ferraiolo

Would be nice to see more prelates again pose for official portraits in their ferraiolo as did Card. Wojtyla:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glory of Usus Antiquior: Rite of Episcopal Consecration in St. Peter's Basilica

Co-consecrator, Bishop Sheen.

Monsignor Sheen Consecrated Bishop in Usus Antiquior

Rome, Basilica of Sts. John and Paul.

Catholic Culture: Sketching Catholic Images

Episcopal Coat-of-Arms of Archbishop Sheen

Life Is Worth Living with Bishop Sheen

Catholic Culture: Beeswax Candles

You can sometimes find them at organic food stores. Buy some and have your parish priest bless them for you. Always have a blessed candle in your home. Light it during family prayer time each evening.

Gorgeous Baroque Painting

From the Jesuit parish in Montreal, the Gesù.

New Canadian Saint: St. André Bessette, CSC

Montreal, Canada.

Canadians, to their credit, are very good at making these beautiful outdoor life-sized bronze statues. You see them all across Canada.

"Ora Pro Populo Interveni Pro Clero"

Montreal, Canada.

Monday, November 28, 2011

FSSP in MONTREAL: Church of Saint-Irénée

An honor to worship here with this fabulous community in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - the "city of a thousand church steeples."

Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. Quebec, the crown jewel of the Catholic Faith on the North American continent, has really taken a beating in recent years.

Locals blame the "quiet" revolution" which they complain began in 1960.

Lux lucet in tenebris? Indeed, yes. And such a parish provides a rallying ground for scattered and disorganized forces of orthodoxy and a firm basis of dogma and discipline from which a new advance can be taken.

Catholic Saints

In your charity, pray for the faithful departed. In Paradisum!

Karsh of Ottawa: Catholic Photographer

In the Holy Land Joe Karsh took this pic of Bishop Sheen.

See here:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

FSSP IN OTTAWA: Church of St. Clement Annual Dinner

A very enjoyable parish event and a splendid meal shared with splendid people. The honored guests included His Grace the Archbishop of Ottawa along with the famous Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Executive Director of the Secretariat of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL)
. Monsignore, hai fatto troppo bene e spero di vederti al piu presto!

FSSP IN OTTAWA: Church of St. Clement Annual Dinner

FSSP IN OTTAWA: Church of St. Clement Annual Dinner

Thursday, November 24, 2011

VSVS ANTIQVIOR: Glory of the Roman Rite

Truth be told, the Classical rite is more "fun". He who has ears let him hear.

Pontifical Universities: Doctoral Rings

Academic rings:

Mons Merry del Val: Santo Subito

American Saint

Image from the Internet.

Happy Thanksgiving

Felix Dies Gratiarum Agendi omnibus amicis!

Rome Quotes

"One of the most cherished possessions of any bishop in a diocese is a seminary."

-Bishop Sheen

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November is Adoption Awareness Month

Help spread the word. There are alternatives to abortion.

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and would like information and resources on the subject of adoption, visit or call 1-800-395-4357.

No one is alone.

Lost Catholic Ottawa

A tough loss. Church of St. Brigid, sold. Now a "centre for the arts."

Lost Catholic Ottawa

Blessed cornerstone for St. John the Baptist School. Now, the Dalhouse Community Centre.

Lost Catholic Ottawa

Gorgeous old Catholic property, now the Communist Chinese Embassy.

From Bishop Sheen in China:

"I gave a lecture at Aurora University and the next day gave a broadcast to China. I said that God had kept China behind a veil all these centuries and allowed it to keep a five-thousand-year-old culture to become one day a great Christian nation. After the broadcast, Bishop Walsh told me that Pius XI had told him that very idea some years before."

-Treasure in Clay, p. 139.

Lost Catholic Ottawa

Oldest part of La Salle Academy. Now owned by the government. Prime real estate. Built by the Christian Brothers, who left in 1970.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

America's Honored Seminarian: PGJohnson

His Excellency Bishop Burbidge has asked again this year for the Diocese of Raleigh to pray a novena to the Immaculate Conception for the cure of Philip's brain cancer.

This is urgent.

The letter to the faithful and novena prayer can be found here:

Prayers in return!

Lost Catholic Ottawa

Immaculata High School, gone. Instead of panic and quick sale for quick pennies, would have been nice to have kept the properties to at least lease for pennies. Urban renewal. Would be nice to see Maryvale Academy here.