Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne
2nd day in the Octave of the Visitation of the Queen of Carmel
This lesson by St. Augustine on the previous Feast of the Seven Brothers martyred before their blessed mother Felicity is apt: "...A mother, with superhuman love, watching her sons leaving this life before her. All men would fain depart hence before their children, but she was ready to die last. Departing from her, they were not lost, but gone before. And she looked, not to the life they were ending, but to the life they were beginning. They laid aside a life which must needs end in death, and began that life wherein they are alive for ever. The least of her work was that she was an on-looker more amazing is it, when we remember that she was their exhortress. Her courage was more fruitful than her womb, and when she saw them contending and conquering, HER HEART CONTENDED AND CONQUERED IN EACH." Why, in Carmel, especially, one would find crosses - in the cells, in the refectory - without the Crucified for "La Madre" Teresa de Jesus insisted on the demand of the Immaculate Heart: "Be ready to take the place of your Beloved."
But a heart sealed by the proud subversive spirit in such particular dedication to him...
1) Apostolic standard: "We preach Christ Crucified" (I Cor. 1.23). Peter once fell into being an enemy of Christ Crucified; Our Lord said of him that his alliance is Satan's. The Antipope, being a minion of Satan and precursor of the Antichrist (who will make himself popularly loved by the spectacular wonders which Satan's full powers will exhibit), knowing his time is sooner up, seeks the popularization of Satan's standard - the Crucified, then, from being impiously distorted to, now, being effaced but with spectacular Modernist fashion.
an uncanonically-elected man... not a true Pastor but a destroyer..."; well, if the Antichrist will enthrone himself at St. Peter's Basilica and there "[show] himself as if he were God" (II Thess. 2.4) - oh dear, oh dear, that's his precursor's, the Antipope's, IMAGE of himself on the "new age" semblance to the throne of the Crucified - the Cross - showing himself as if he were the Savior: "Hail the savior against the Lord of 'rigid' Constantinian-Gregorian-Tridentine Catholic Church?!" - Fr. John, C.D.
See also - "'Pontifex' to the Catholic Christ: Thou art an embarassment!"