And Elias, the prophet, stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch (Ecclesiasticus. 48.1, DRV)

Monday, October 19, 2015


Feast of St. Peter Alcantara 
Franciscan Reformer and powerful supporter of Our Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus
in the Reform of Carmel (the Teresian Carmel).


Our Sacred Tradition teaches us through the Collect of today's Mass "that by his merits pleading for us, we may so mortify our bodies as the more easily to embrace heavenly things..." It is for this reason why the Scapular Confraternity, who want to partake of our Carmelite embrace of God and delight in what concerns Him and His Rights, are obliged to generously undertake abstinence from meat on Wednesdays and Saturdays also if they are not capable to say the "Little Office" of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"There is one thing that keeps many back from spiritual progress, and from fervor in amendment: namely a dread of the difficulty or of the labor that is necessary in the struggle. And assuredly they especially advance beyond others in virtue, who strive the most manfully to overcome the vey things which are the hardest and most contrary to them" (from "The Following of Christ").

A blessed Feast!

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Salvation is in the "Blood of the Lamb"

Apocalypse XIV now unfolding (cf., our posts "The Wine of the Wrath of God" and "After Pope Benedict XVI, the 'Last' Roman Pontiff?"). The divine chastisement of world-wide conflagration (Lk. 17.29-30, cf., our post "Our Lady, Vatican II Disorientation, and the Annihilation of Many Nations") to annihilate the 'super-power' and cities and nations drunk with the wine of its immodesty, impurity, fornication, homosexuality, and blasphemies (Apoc. 14.8) is imminent - the close of our end-times period (distinct from the consummation of the world, Mt. 28.20).

They... have made them white in the Blood of the Lamb
(Apoc. 7.14) ... All things... are cleansed with Blood: and without shedding of Blood there is no remission (Heb. 9.22).

The Blood of the [Divine] Lamb can be availed of in the traditional Rite of the Sacrament of Penance (cf., our post "On Concealing Sins in Confession") and of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (the Traditional Latin Mass). Go to our traditional Catholic Mass Centers (links on the left-side bar of this site). Flee to the mountains... (Mt. 24.16).

See also the Messages and Appeals (on the upper right-side bar) of the Apocalyptic Woman in her title of Our Lady of Fatima.