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In Persona Christi

Through the Sacrament of Ordination, Christ acts through His priests and here is why the experience of receiving from Eucharistic Ministers at Holy Communion may be unsettling.

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Feast in Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Reparation: this is the true meaning of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is explored in this post about the mysteries of Paray-le-Monial in France, where Our Lord asked St. Margaret Mary Alacoque for this Feast in 1675.

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Holy Mass – Reverent or Irreverent?

    Early one Sunday evening, I went to Holy Mass. It was exquisite. The priest wore deep rich purple vestments, for it was Septuagisima Sunday. His chasuble was wholly visible, as he stood facing the tabernacle with the congregation. I was in the choir and the Gregorian chant we sang was sublime. The incense was heavenly and the priest’s […]

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Alter Christus – The Preciousness of the Priesthood

    ‘After having instituted the Holy Eucharist, He [Jesus Christ] became one with His Church, with His members’ (Dom Marmion in Union with God). ‘When you ask a child what the figure of the priest evokes from him, he will answer “Jesus” or “the Mass”. Some will say … that the children have gone straight to the […]

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Come, Infant King …

On awaiting for the coming of the Infant King and dwelling in the silent radiance of His Nativity …

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Roger, Me and The Gentle Traditionalist (and St. Valentine)

A little bit more about Roger’s book The Gentle Traditionalist and how it was written …

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I am not Anna! (And Other Things about The Gentle Traditionalist)

Things you never knew about The Gentle Traditionalist …

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From His Sacrifice, Death became Life

Contemplating the Unfathomable Sacrifice by which death became life …

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Tender and Tridentine: Holy Mass in the Sacred Heart Church of Limerick, Ireland

The Tridentine Mass in the church of the Sacred Heart Limerick, Ireland, tender, so very tender …

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The Mass Rocks in Ireland …

The Mass rocks in Ireland … sadly, oh so sadly.

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Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

All about St. Catherine of Siena on the day of her Feast …

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Feast of Pope St. Leo the Great

On the Feast of Pope St. Leo the Great, Confessor and Doctor of the Church, a little summary of the life and contribution of this greatest of Catholic saints.

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Sacred Heart or Cartoon Jesus?

Musings on the Year of Mercy, Cartoon Jesus and the Mercy of His Most Sacred Heart …

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The Glory of the Institute of Christ the King

On experiencing the glory of the Institute of Christ the King in Limerick, Ireland.

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The Wonder of the Missa Cantata

On witnessing the Wonder of the Missa Cantata …

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On Preserving the Christmas Mystery

Some thoughts on keeping the Christmas Mystery from a rural corner of Catholic Ireland

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Raving about The Gentle Traditionalist

Kim’s take on her husband Roger’s book The Gentle Traditionalist …

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Feast of St. Columban

About St. Columban, great Irish Saint on the fay of his Feast.

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Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Today we celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Stemming from an ancient Jewish tradition, this feast commemorates the occasion when Mary, at only three years old, was solemnly offered to God. She was presented by her parents, Ss. Joachim and Ann, for a life of service in the Temple. From the […]

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Feast of St. Laurence O’Toole

All about St. Laurence O’Toole medieval saint of Catholic Ireland on the day of his feast.

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