Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Friday, 16 May 2008

Smoke of Satan

From Cardinal Noe:

"Ora bisogna recuperare, e in fretta, il senso del sacro nell’ars celebrandi, prima che il fumo di Satana pervada completamente tutta la Chiesa. Grazie a Dio, abbiamo Papa Benedetto XVI: la sua Messa e il suo stile liturgico sono un esempio di correttezza e dignità”.

Now we must rediscover, and quickly, the sense of the sacred in the ars celebrandi before the smoke of Satan utterly pervades the whole Church. Thanks be to God, we have Pope Benedict: His Mass and his liturgical style are an example of correctness and dignity."

Why pray the Rosary?

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

First they beat us at cricket...

...now its the flipping liturgy!

Read this, and enjoy!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Please pray for me.

Exams begin tomorrow. Posting may be thin for a while.

Saint Joseph of Cupertino, pray for me, and all who sit exams at this time.


Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners?"

"Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort."

Startling words from the Virgin to the three children. Mary, whose heart was pierced as by a sword, teaches the children that Christianty isn't an easy religion. Christ is stark and real. The Gospel can seem harsh. Sin and death must be dealt with in our world.

Even if (like me) you are not in the habit of praying the Rosary, today is a great day to pray this wonderful prayer.

Sunday, 11 May 2008


"When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech."

Veni, Creator Spiritus
mentes tuorum visita
Imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui Paraclitus diceris,
Donum Dei Altissimi,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
dextrae Dei tu digitus;
tu rite promissum Patris,
sermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus,
infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis,
virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius,
pacemque duces protinus,
ductore sic te praevio,
vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

Sit laus Patri cum Filio,
Sancto simul Paraclito:
nobisque mittat Filius
charisma Sancti Spiritus.


Friday, 2 May 2008

News from US

Taken from Una Voce Carmel.

Fishers, Indiana, - In a move unprecedented by any American bishop, His Excellency William A. Higi, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana has proposed an entire parish campus design with traditional architecture. This includes not only a beautiful gothic style church, but a parish life center, youth building, grade school, high school, rectory and convent.