Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rome Quotes

"A family which sings together, plays together, and prays together, usually stays together."

-Baroness Maria von Trapp

Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage in Quebec

North America's Annual Pilgrimage in Quebec

 Dear Pilgrims and Friends,

Just a few days now until Pilgrimage 2015. 
This year's theme is "Mystics of Canada," asking the intercession of Blessed Dina Bélanger, Blessed Catherine de Saint Augustin and the Venerable Catherine-Aurélie Caouette.

One pilgrim, who has joined us many times since 2004, is returning this year. But this time it's different. This year he is a newly-ordained priest. Father Jacques Breton, FSSP, was ordained in St.-Hyacinthe in June and is now our Chaplain! 

We will meet in Lanoraie on Friday, Sept. 4 around 6 p.m. And we will pray, sing, and walk on 5, 6 and 7 September, arriving at the Cape for the closing Mass at 1:15 on Monday in the small shrine.

Please register using the form on the website. Please also send me an email if you are coming to help us plan the logistics.

for Marie Reine du Canada

Friday, August 21, 2015

Byzantine Music

Tabarro Papal

Rome Quotes

"I should not like to be too harsh on this commission's labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who, though generous and brave, was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be."

- Louis Bouyer, memoirs

Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli - III. Credo (score)

FYI: Mass at Vancouver Cathedral

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Queen of New Westminster

On the high seas since Anno Domini 1964. 

Catholic Humor

"He who drinks sleeps; he who sleeps does not sin; he who does not sin is a saint; therefore, he who drinks is a saint."

When Does a Human Life Begin? (short version)

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

Where to Purchase an Outdoor Lawn Statue for Your Garden

These are nice, actually, made of durable plastic.

Put one in your front or back yard.

Be sure to get it blessed.

The granite colored ones look great.

See here:

Pastors: Where to Purchase a Nice Outdoor Statue for Your Church Garden

The European tradition of garden sculpture is a nice touch in your parish garden.   

See here:

Half of Americans Haven't Seen the Planned Parenthood Videos. Here's Wha...


I would not put it past the devil to poison our youth and babies.

Be informed.  

Free online screening:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gammarelli Vestments in Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Catholic Custom: Holding the Altar Card for the Last Gospel

Vancouver, Canada. 

Beautiful New Chapel in Canada

This lovely daily Mass chapel is located in Maple Ridge, Canada.

It was designed by Fr. Richard Au, a fine and holy priest.   I might add, he has good taste. 

The gold appointments are from a firm in Peru.  Imported.  Very nicely done.  It feels like a chapel.   

It was a great joy to celebrate the Assumption here on August 15, amid this dedicated community of faithful. 

Souvenirs from Pilgrimage Sites: The Tea Towel

St. Rita of Cascia, available in Cascia, near Rome.

Prayers for the Sovereign Pontiff

Where Pope St. John Paul II Slept in Vancouver

This is the room, at the end of the hallway.  Would be nice to see the room made into a chapel and even open to visitors on special occasions.