Saturday, 23 August 2014

Visiting A Carthusian Monastery (Part Four).




English: Saint Bruno. Founder of The Carthusians.
Deutsch: Hl. Bruno, der Kartäuser.
Date: 1643.
Current location: Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Neapel.
National Gallery, Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
Source: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Paragraph is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Saint Bruno of Cologne (circa 1030 – 6 October 1101), the Founder of the Carthusian Order, personally founded the Order's first two Communities. He was a celebrated teacher at Reims, France, and a close Advisor of his former pupil, Pope Urban II.



Visiting a Carthusian Monastery
(Part Four).
Available on YouTube at


THIS ENDS THE ARTICLE ON VISITING A CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY.


Friday, 22 August 2014

Satanists Return Consecrated Host To Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop Of Oklahoma City. Deo Gratias.


Wonderful news is coming in from CATHOLIC VOTE
that the Consecrated Host, previously held by the Satanists planning a Black Mass in Oklahoma, is back in the hands of Archbishop Coakley and the Catholic Church.



Image: CATHOLIC VOTE


Zephyrinus has received the following Notification from CATHOLIC VOTE


Dear CV Friend,

The Consecrated Host is back in the hands of Archbishop Coakley and the Catholic Church.

Deo Gratias!

Additionally, the Satanists have agreed to sign a statement saying that they will not use a Consecrated Host in a Black Mass – if it happens.

Talk about a great victory!

I work in politics. There are many important battles on Capitol Hill, in our federal courts, and at the ballot box.




But I'll be totally honest: This victory is perhaps the most important one of them all!

The Satanists thought they had us against the ropes. It's a public forum and we couldn't stop them from performing their "ceremony." They even went so far as to brag about having a Consecrated Host!

But that's where they crossed the line.

Our friend, attorney Michael Caspino, sprung into action. Lifted by the prayers of Catholics all across the country – and with the support of Archbishop Coakley -- Caspino fought back against the Satanists in court.

And we won. We won for Jesus.

The Satanists might still hold a Black Mass, but promised that they won't do so with a Consecrated Host. So let's continue praying to Saint Michael, in thanksgiving for his powerful intercession.



The Most Reverend Paul Stagg Coakley,
Archbishop of Oklahoma City.
Image: EWTN NEWS



Coat-of-Arms of the U.S. Archbishop,
The Most Reverend Paul Stagg Coakley,
Archbishop of Oklahoma City.
The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley has chosen to "Impale" (that is to say "join") his personal
Coat-of-Arms with those of his new Archdiocese. This Act of Union, of the Arms of both the
Bishop of the place and his See, is symbolic of the marriage of a Bishop to his Church. The Arms of Archbishop Coakley appear on the right side of the Shield, joined with those of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, and surrounded by the Archbishop’s Motto and the Heraldic Symbols of his Office.
Date: 6 December 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: SajoR.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Visiting A Carthusian Monastery (Part Three).




English: Saint Bruno. Founder of The Carthusians.
Deutsch: Hl. Bruno, der Kartäuser.
Date: 1643.
Current location: Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Neapel.
National Gallery, Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
Source: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Paragraph is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Saint Bruno of Cologne (circa 1030 – 6 October 1101), the Founder of the Carthusian Order, personally founded the Order's first two Communities. He was a celebrated teacher at Reims, and a close Advisor of his former pupil, Pope Urban II.



Visiting a Carthusian Monastery
(Part Three).
Available on YouTube at


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Visiting A Carthusian Monastery (Part Two).




English: Saint Bruno. Founder of The Carthusians.
Deutsch: Hl. Bruno, der Kartäuser.
Date: 1643.
Current location: Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Neapel.
National Gallery, Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
Source: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Paragraph is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Saint Bruno of Cologne (circa 1030 – 6 October 1101), the Founder of the Carthusian Order, personally founded the Order's first two Communities. He was a celebrated teacher at Reims, and a close Advisor of his former pupil, Pope Urban II.



Visiting a Carthusian Monastery
(Part Two).
Available on YouTube at


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Saint Bernard Of Clairvaux. Doctor Mellifluous. Abbot And Doctor (1091 - 1153).


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Feast Day 20 August.
Double.
White Vestments.


as shown in the Church of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
near Baden bei Wien, Lower Austria. 
Portrait (1700) with the true effigy of the Saint 
by Georg Andreas Wasshuber (1650-1732), 
(painted after a statue in Clairvaux 
with the true effigy of the Saint).
Photo: 21 June 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Georges Jansoone.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The Church is pleased to honour, during the Octave of the Assumption, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the honey-tongued Doctor (Doctor Mellifluous), whose principal title of glory is to have celebrated with ineffable tenderness and ardent piety, in his Prayers, his books and Sermons, the varied greatness of Mary.

Born in 1091, of a noble Burgundian family, he succeeded, at the age of twenty-two, in winning over to Christ thirty noblemen, who, with him, embraced Monastic life at Citeaux. There, the Cistercian Order, a branch of the old Benedictine trunk, acquired a new vigour, which enabled it to cover the whole of Europe with its shoots.

"The Just", says the Offertory, "shall flourish like the palm-tree, he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus." And in the famous Monastery, which Bernard founded a short time afterwards in the Vale of Clairvaux, on the left bank of the Aube, and whose first Abbot he became (Communion), he, each day, lavished on a community of seven hundred monks the treasures of Doctrine and Wisdom, with which God endowed him and which make his name immortal (Introit, Epistle, Gradual).



Vision of Saint Bernard 
with Saint Benedict and Saint John the Evangelist.
Artist: Fra Bartolomeo (1472–1517).
Date: 1504.
Current location: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art:
(Wikimedia Commons)


An austere Monk, a great Christian orator, and a learned Doctor, he was the luminary, mentioned in the Gospel, which enlightened the world.

Pope Eugenius III, who had been trained by him to the Monastic life, solicited and received his counsels; at the Council of Etampes (1130), he put an end to the Schism, which, opposing "Pope" Anacletus to "Pope" Innocent II, troubled the Clergy and people of Rome.

He was consulted by William of Aquitaine, by the Duchess of Lorraine, by the Countess of Brittany, by Henry, son of the King of France, by Peter, son of the King of Portugal, by King Louis VI, King Louis VII, King Conrad of Germany, Lothaire and by the Abbot of Saint Denis. He silenced the famous Doctor, Abelard, at the Council of Laon, and his powerful logic unmasked the errors of Arnold of Brescia and of Peter de Bruys (Gospel). Lastly, he attacked Islam and, by preaching the Second Crusade, at Vezelay, he stirred up the whole of Europe by his overpowering eloquence.



Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.
Initial "B" from a 13th-Century illuminated manuscript.
This File: 4 July 2005.
User: GDK.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint Bernard died at Clairvaux, on 20 August 1153, and his body was laid at the foot of the Altar of the Blessed Virgin. He left one hundred and sixty Monasteries, which he had founded in Europe and Asia. His writings, replete with Doctrines inspired by Divine Wisdom, caused him to be placed among the Doctors of the Church by Pope Pius VIII.

Let us have recourse to the intercession in Heaven of the one who, on Earth, taught us the way of life (Collect), let us ask him to give us his love for the Mother of God, and let us piously recite the Anthem of the Season: Salve Regina, of which the three last invocations, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary, are attributed to him.


Saint Bernard Of Clairvaux. Doctor Mellifluous. Abbot And Doctor (1091 - 1153).


This Article can be found on the Blog AGE OF MARY


Decorated Capital Owhoever you are, since you see that you are drifting along the stream of time amidst storms and tempests rather than walking upon solid ground do not turn your glance from this shining star, if you do not want to perish in the storms.
When the storm winds of temptations arise, when you are heading for the cliffs of anxieties, look up to the star and call on Mary. When you are being swept along by the waves of arrogance or ambition, or of slander or jealousy, look up to the star and call on Mary. 
When anger, greed or the pleasures of the flesh threaten to capsize the little ship of your soul, look up to Mary. 
When you are confused by the terrible extent of your guilt, ashamed of the stains on your conscience, horrified by the fear of judgment and are in danger of sinking into the pit of sadness, into the abyss of despair, then think of Mary.

Decorated Capital OIn dangers and anxieties, in doubt and need, think of Mary, call on Mary. 
Let her never leave your lips, let her never depart from your heart. 
And in order to obtain an answer to your prayers, do not cease to imitate her life. 
Following her, you shall not stray; 
invoking her, you shall not despair; 
thinking of her, you shall not wander. 
upheld by her, you shall not fall; 
shielded by her, you have nothing more to fear; 
guided by her, you grow not weary; 
favoured by her, you reach the goal.
(Office for the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux)
To Jesus through Mary for the Greater Glory of God


Blackfen Leaving Present For Fr. Finigan.





Blackfen Parishioners were determined to give a meaningful Leaving Present to their Parish Priest of long-standing, Fr. Finigan, upon his impending departure to pastures new on the North Kent Coast (Margate-on-Sea).

After much Soul-Searching (!), the ideal present was obtained.
A Parish Meeting was held (? Conclave ?) in the Social Club and, 
after much speech-making, merry-making, and toasting,
the Leaving Present was unwrapped by Fr. Finigan.

He was delighted (see photo, above) to have been given an
Easy Guide To Building Your Own Minor Basilica.


Basilica Board Game

Illustration: GRIM TREE GAMES


File:Salem Church Relocation.JPG

MINOR BASILICA, HERE . . .
MINOR BASILICA, THERE . . .
BLACKFEN . . .
MARGATE . . .
I WISH THEY'D MAKE THEIR MINDS UP !!!

Photo: 3 January 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Fletcher6.
(Wikimedia Commons)