Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Works of Fr. Martin Jugie, A.A. (1878-1954)

Dear readers,

Forgive me for my lack of activity on this blog, especially my lack of zeal in cleaning up so many of my posts which I wrote with great pride, no charity, and (to borrow an expression I've heard Dr. Taylor Marshall use in one of his excellent lessons) "spiritual bad breath." Pray for me and please be patient as I make revisions!

For access to works of Fr. Martin Jugie, A.A. (1878-1954) which I have been busy digitizing, email me at thebananarepublican(at)gmail(dot)com.

A sinner
Slave of Our Lady of Pochayiv

Sunday, May 01, 2016

May: The Month of Mary

Brothers and sisters, have you consecrated yourself to Our Blessed Mother? "Do not put it off day after day" [Sir 5:7] because "now is the day of salvation" [2 Cor 2:6].
O Immaculate, Queen of Heaven and Earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, to whom there has been confided by God the whole order of Mercy: I prostrate myself before Thee, poor sinner that I am, and I supplicate Thee humbly to accept my entire being as your property and possession, and to do with me and with all the faculties of my soul and body, with my entire life, my death and my eternity, whatsoever may please Thee. Do with me as Thou would, so as to realize what is written of Thee: “She shall crush your head;” and again: “Through Thee alone have all the heresies of the world been vanquished.” May I be in Thy immaculate and most merciful hands a docile instrument to make Thee known and loved by so many tepid and mislead souls, and thus advance in the greatest manner possible the most holy Kingdom of Jesus Christ. For in truth, where Thou hast gained entrance, Thou dost obtain the grace of the conversion and sanctification of souls, since all the graces, passing through Thy hands, gush upon all of us from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen.1
Our Lady of Pochayiv2, St. Joseph the Worker, Sts. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Louis de Montfort, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

1 http://catholicgo.org/act-of-unlimited-consecration-to-the-immaculate-by-st-maximilian-maria-kolbe-o-f-m-conv/
2 More information to follow on this title of Our Lady, based on Hieronymus Strzelecki, O.S.B.M., Epitome historico de Origine, Antiquitate, de praesertim de celebratissimo Opere coronationis Thaumaturgae in Poczajoviensi Monte (1775) <https://books.google.com/books?id=VqhhAAAAcAAJ>. Pope Clement XIV of Rome (1769-1774) crowned the holy icon in recognition of its miracles in 1773 and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg celebrates this crowning on May 1 <https://web.archive.org/web/20131205193558/http://www.archeparchy.ca/liturgy/calendar.htm>.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Perpetual Mass Enrollment

Christ is risen!
"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments" [Matthew 22:37-40].
My brothers and sisters,

There is no greater favor you can do for someone, living or deceased, than to have the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ offered for them in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Put together a list of everyone you know and give it to a priest and have him offer Mass for all those on the list.

"Many souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray for them or make sacrifices for them," Our Lady told us at Fátima. Let us never cease to beg our Eucharistic Lord to give us the strength to be the ones praying and offering sacrifices for everyone we know, living and deceased--may He enable us to have Mass said for every single person we know before we die.

Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius

Take your friends and enemies to the Traditional Latin Mass, pray the Rosary with them and for them, and perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy with them and for them.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. on Savonarola's Beatification Cause (1996)

Feel free to email me anytime thebananarepublican[at]gmail[dot]com - pray for me, a sinner, and forgive me, all you readers with comments which I have not yet published and answered.

Amateur translation of Innocenzo Venchi, O.P. "Iniziative dell'Ordine Domenicano per promuovere la causa di beatificazione del Ven. fra Girolamo Savonarola O.P.," Studi Savonaroliani Verso il V centenario ed. Gian Carlo Garfagnini (Florence, 1996), 93–97.

When done, will post here advising of completion.