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Saint Francis de Sales on the Purification of the Soul from Mortal Sin

  
“THE first purification to be made is from sin;—the means whereby to make it, the sacrament of penance. Seek the best confessor within your reach, use one of the many little books written in order to help the examination of conscience. Read some such book carefully, examining point by point wherein you have sinned, from the first use of your reason to the present time. And if you mistrust your memory, write down the result of your examination. 

Having thus sought out the evil spots in your conscience, strive to detest them, and to reject them with the greatest abhorrence and contrition of which your heart is capable;—bearing in mind these four things:—that by sin you have lost God’s Grace, rejected your share in Paradise, accepted the pains of Hell, and renounced God’s Eternal Love. You see, my child, that I am now speaking of a general confession of your whole life, which, while I grant it is not always necessary, I yet believe will be found most helpful in the beginning of your pursuit after holiness, and therefore I earnestly advise you to make it. 

Not unfrequently the ordinary confessions of persons leading an everyday life are full of great faults, and that because they make little or no preparation, and have not the needful contrition. Owing to this deficiency such people go to confession with a tacit intention of returning to their old sins, inasmuch as they will not avoid the occasions of sin, or take the necessary measures for amendment of life, and in all such cases a general confession is required to steady and fix the soul. 

But, furthermore, a general confession forces us to a clearer selfknowledge, kindles a wholesome shame for our past life, and rouses gratitude for God’s Mercy, Which has so long waited patiently for us;—it comforts the heart, refreshes the spirit, excites good resolutions, affords opportunity to our spiritual Father for giving the most suitable advice, and opens our hearts so as to make future confessions more effectual. 

Therefore I cannot enter into the subject of a general change of life and entire turning to God, by means of a devout life, without urging upon you to begin with a general confession.” 

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A Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory 

  

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A solution to decrease sacrilege in a world corrupted with sin 

 

When in the state of grace, Our Lord gives us all the graces we need to become a saint in one single reception of Holy Communion. While our Lord will do all that is necessary to make us holy, we must cooperate with Him and humbly return the favor. 

Oh how unworthy we as a fallen human race are to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in our parishes. Even though Christ is King, He humbly remains quiet in the appearances of simple earthly elements: bread and wine. 

When the Blessed Sacrament was suspended in the air at Fatima, the Angel prostrated himself and repeated the prayer: 

“O most Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ—present in all the tabernacles of the world—in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.” 

How often do we hear horror stories that involve sacrilegious actions?  For example: many receiving our Dear King unworthy by refusing to confess mortal sin, later going to the Communion Rail out of pride? 

What about the grave abuse of receiving Him in the hands which later results in the infamous action of wiping off the Sacred Particles onto the pants, later falling onto the ground or into the washing machines of many? 

Friends, the Sacred Host is so delicate that miniature particles break off from it easier than a Protestant breaks off from the Church.

For my dear brothers that serve the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we know this is especially the case when the Host comes into contact with the paten. Can those who receive in the hands really say they believe in the real presence? 

I call the reception in the hands another form of the satanic black mass for the very reason that the Sacred Host is blasphemed against by selfish and impious actions. While it may seem harsh to many, this is sadly the reality. 

If the angel at Fatima prostrated himself in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, who says we are anymore worthy by pridefully rejecting to show reverence and piety? Is the rejection of reverence and piety not something we see in so many parishes these days ever since the ambiguous & innovative council of 1962?  

So what is the solution to these abuses one may ask? We must pray and make sacrifices. We must pray our daily rosaries and wear the brown scapular. We must offer up the Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord to the Father and be open to His Will. We must stay faithful to the first Friday and Saturday devotions in Honor of The Most Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. We must pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We must remain in the state of grace and remain close to the sacraments. If you aren’t already doing this, change that and start today! 

Friends, these are the only ways we can decrease sin in the world. We must step up our prayer routine up a notch and increase holiness in this world for the conversion of sinners so that we may be with God forever in the next. Make peace with your enemies, do penance, sin no more, and pray for the conversion of sinners. 

Oh God, grant us poor sinners the graces necessary to shine forth Thy light in these dark times. Amen. May God Bless you. 

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While there is still time.. Repent!

  

It is because of the fall of Adam and Eve that Original Sin has come into the world. When sin came into the world, nature within itself has fallen. Our very human nature itself has become attached to sinful vices that not only contradicts our very obligation to serve God, but offends Him dearly since He has been nothing but merciful and loving like any good Father would.

Whether it be greed, lust, envy, hatred, theft, pride etc: we all have a sinful vice that we need to break from by the Grace of God. It is very necessary to cooperate with God’s Graces and stay in Sanctifying Grace, for we are not guaranteed another breath nor another heart beat. It is nearly impossible to count how many Blessings Our Dear Lord has given us, that being each beat and breath of life that we do not deserve.

Since life on Earth is temporary, we must remember to seek first the Kingdom of God, for attachments to this very world is not only foolish, but deceptive since this world will pass away; whether it is by our own personal death or the return of Our Lord in Glory, we will have no choice but to detach ourselves from it. 

To the parents, priests, and other superiors that view this blog; it is necessary to make sure that your dear children are in the state of grace, whether it be your own as a parent or the souls you are responsible for as a priest. Remember that you are held accountable. 

At baptism, we promise to renounce Satan and to make sure that we raise our children within the Church for their salvation. Priests have a equivalent obligation by the virtue of religion and their vocation. 

This is what Christ means by the Commandments He as God in the Flesh has given to us; “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” How can we say we love somebody -whether it be a friend, spouse, child etc. – when we do not care for their souls? 

How can we truly love ourselves if we are not staying close to the sacraments and praying daily to flee from sin and temptation? 
It is necessary to pray as if it is your very breath, for the soul cannot truly live without it since it depends upon it for the Graces necessary for its salvation.

 It is prudent to flee putting yourself in occasions of sin as if it were the plague, and to never  ever return. Returning would be like returning to your own vomit. When sin comes your way, chastise yourself through prayer and much penance. 

Remember what scripture says my dear friends, “Blessed is he that has the law of God written in his heart. Blessed is He who is tempted and overcomes it.” Christ told the apostles this very request in His Agony in the garden: “Pray that you may not be tempted.”

Some say “well if I sin again I’ll just go to confession. God will understand. I’ll sin now and repent later.” This is the sin of presumption and a very foolish and deceptive view, especially when even some priests encourage it to their very flock by being lukewarm and sugar coated in the confessional. 

Remember that confession is a privilege. Taking advantage of it and misusing it would be blasphemy, such as going just to make fun or hold back sin. We never know when our last confession will be. Heck, the next confession may be your final one. Who knows when we will die. That’s why it’s necessary to repent daily. Stay in the state of grace. Without grace in the soul, one will be damned for eternity.

Why am I telling you guys this? Because I love you all and want to see you in Heaven. Im repeating this because TAB is also a poor sinner. I’m serious. I’m a sinner and the worse of all of them. But it doesn’t mean I cannot encourage my dear brothers and sisters to do better than me, a hypocrite. This is why I beg all of you to not only pray for one another as a family in Christ, but to pray for me. 

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Image: Sister Lucia upon the Brown Scapular

  

Remember to pray your rosaries daily and to wear the brown scapular. The daily morning consecration to the Brown Scapular is a pledge of obedience to Our Lady’s promises, which is to wear the brown scapular out of devotion for Sanctifying Grace and Her Immaculate Conception so that the soul shall not perish eternity in the eternal flames of Hell. 

The full promise of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock July 16, 1251

“Accept this Scapular. It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies clothed in this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”

Note: The promise must be taken in context. It would be heresy to confuse the Scapular with a good luck charm that automatically brings one to Heaven after death. It is true devotion to Our Lady that will keep us in Sanctifying Grace as long as we cooperate with the Graces Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gives us. 

While we continue to wear our Brown Scalulars that Our Lady has given us as an instrument of Grace through devotion to Her Immaculate Conception, let us remember to pray for the salvation of souls and for those in Purgatory. 

For more info: 

 http://www.fatima.org/apostolate/pdf/brown_scapular.pdf
http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/scapular.htm

http://www.fisheaters.com/scapulars.html

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The answer is prayer

  
The question is how can we increase holiness in a world full of corruption and sin? Simple: prayer. 

1.Make sacrifices, even if they be small. 

2. Say your daily rosaries.
3. Make visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
4. Say your braveries.
5. Read and meditate upon scripture. 

6. Make morning consecrations to the Immaculate Heart of Mary every morning.
7. Wear the brown scapular.
8. Stay close to the confessional and repent of your sins.
9.Be in sanctifying grace.
10. Study Catholic apologetics and the faith by reading the catechism of Trent, the encyclicals by pre Vatican 2 Popes, and the council’s previous to Vatican 2.
11. Pray for the Pope and the Bishops.
12. Pray for the Consecration of RUSSIA (emphasis added, Russia alone and not the whole world) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

In other words, be a saint. 

Important Note: The image does not reflect reality. Animals do not possess immortal souls, therefore they do not pray nor repent of any sin since they cannot commit any. The image simply encourages prayer. However, the animals do praise God by their very existence. 

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Daily adopt a unknown dying soul

It is because of the fall of Adam and Eve that Original Sin has come into the world as a consequence for disobedience to the commands of God. Being that we are human beings with a fallen nature, we are attached to sin. However, it is by God’s Grace that we can avoid sin and near occasions of sin. It is Catholic dogma that the only spotless Humans to be purely immaculate and free of sin are both Our Lord Jesus Christ – being that He is God and cannot contradict His own nature since He is Almighty and Good – and Our Immaculate Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is at the very moment of our death that the devil and his minions tempt the soul to fall into sin so that the soul may descend into Hell for all eternity; therefore loosing all hope for salvation and also loosing the possibility of attaining Eternal Life and the Beatific Vision. “Moreover we define that according to the general disposition of God, the souls of those who die in actual mortal sin go down into hell immediately after death and there suffer the pain of hell.” (Encyclical “On the Beatific Vision of God” Issued by Pope Benedict XII in 1336).

What a aweful tragedy it is to be tempted, especially at death since the time on earth to save ones soul is absolutely over. The Catholic Church teaches that it is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for souls and their conversion so that they may be saved, especially for the souls in purgatory in whom are already saved but thirst for Heaven since there are not any prayers being said for them. So what can we do to pray for souls at the hour of their death so that they may not be tempted? I invite you to join me in the following prayer. You won’t regret it. Let’s not forget that some day we will die and we will need prayers for us at the hour of our death as well, for we cry out to Our Dearest Lady: “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”


A Prayer for the Dying and a Special Soul
“O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,

I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,

and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother,

wash clean in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world

who are to die this day.
Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt

with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care:

I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in

danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my

trust in Thy great mercy.
If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day

in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,

shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,

Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this

opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies

Thou hast shown me. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen”

Let us all keep each other in prayer for salvation. The way is very narrow to Heaven, however, the way to Hell is very wide. Pray for me as well, dear friends, for the TAB is also a sinner. God Bless You!

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The weapon against Heresy And Sin: The Most Holy Rosary

Being that we live in dark times in which the errors of Russia have and continue to spread throughout the world and the Church as predicted by Our Lady of Fatima, causing apostasy and schism, it is important to recite the prayers of the most Holy Rosary daily in which was given by Our Immaculate Mother Mary, Theotokos; Mother of God Incarnate so that we do not become deceived and fall into Mortal Sin (God Forbid). 

We as Roman Catholics have to remember that the 15 promises of Our Lady to Saint Dominic and to those who recite the Most Holy Rosary daily with devotion will always be in affect since the aid of those in Heaven will never deceive nor lie to the flock, that being the Church. 

“The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.”

This promise that I am emphasizing, my dear friends, is a message of Hope. It is by prayer and God’s grace that we can convert the modernists within Holy Mother Church. Let us continue to do just that and even encourage heretics to do the same for their own salvation since it is dogma that there is no salvation outside the true faith. So remember, for the love of Jesus Christ and His Church: pray, pray, pray. 

  

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Bishop Fellay consecrates the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows

Here are some pictures and videos below that a dear friend of mine shared with me since she attends this parish herself. Also, please keep her in your prayers, she’s discerning the religious life. 

   
    
 

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Prayer request for the victims of Virginia

  
As we are all aware, today a tragic event has taken place in which a man has taken three lives today. Not only two news reporters, but his own life after shooting himself; later dying in the Hospital. I would like to wish the families of the victims and the shooter my condolences and my prayers. I ask all of you to please pray on the behalf of all the souls departed. Remember them in your rosaries. Remember them at Mass. Remember them in your litanies. I pray that each of them died in sanctifying grace. Kyrie Elison. May eternal light shine upon them and may they all rest in peace. Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy. Amen. 

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