Monthly Archives: November 2016

Novena for John Vennari

Miraculous Medal Novena

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit. Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your
faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send
forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created. And You
shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by
the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same
Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His
consolation, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. read more

The St Andrew Christmas Novena Nov.30- Christmas

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is often called simply the “Christmas Novena” or the “Christmas Anticipation Prayer,”
because it is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
The First Sunday of Advent is the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saint Andrew.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day
from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897 read more


Martyrology-December 1st
Roman Martyrology-December1st-on this date in various years-

The prophet Nahum, who was buried in Bagabar.

At Rome, the holy martyrs Diodorus, a priest, and Marian, a deacon, with many others, while they were observing the birthdays of the martyrs in the catacombs. They were made partakers in the glory of martyrdom when the persecutors, by order of Emperor Numerian, walled up the door of the oratory and piled up a great mass of stones against it.

Also in Rome, the martyrdom of the Saints Lucius, Rogatus, Cassian, and Candida. read more


Martyrology-November 30th
Roman Martyrology-November 30th-on this date in various years-

At Patras in Achaia, the birthday of the apostle St. Andrew, who preached the gospel of Christ in Thrace and Sythia. He was apprehended by the proconsul Aegeas, imprisoned, and severely scourged, and finally, being hung on a cross, he lived two days on it, teaching the people. Having besought our Lord not to permit him to be taken down from the cross, he was surrounded with a great brightness from heaven, and when the light disappeared he breathed his last. read more

Serious (?) Developments re. Jorge’s Mental Stability

A job for a true Journalist: Who can find “The Kolvenbach Report” on Father Bergoglio?

The superiors of religious orders and societies are consulted by the Congregation for Bishops when their priestly members are considered for an appointment as bishop.

It is a well known and established information in the Holy See (as it was in Buenos Aires before) that, when Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, was tipped by the then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Quarracino, to become his auxiliary, in 1992, the then-Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Peter Hans Kolvenbach — who was struggling to recover some credibility to his order after the severe intervention by Pope John Paul II and the removal of Arrupe and Arrupists who had run the great Society to the ground following the Council — wrote an unfavorable report on the possible nomination. read more

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec 3rd – 11th

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec 3rd – 11th

Our Lady of Guadalupe, according to thy message in Mexico I venerate thee as the Virgin Mother of the true God for whom we live, the Creator of all the world, Maker of heaven and earth. In spirit I kneel before thy most holy image which thou didst miraculously imprint upon the cloak of the Indian Juan Diego, and with the faith of the countless numbers of pilgrims who visit thy shrine, I beg thee for this favor:

[Mention your request]. read more

Immaculate Conception Novena Nov. 29- Dec.7

O IMMACULATE Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin!
Remember, thou was miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin,
because thou was destined to become not only the Mother of God,
but also the mother, the refuge, and the advocate of man;
penetrated, therefore, with the most lively confidence in thy never-failing intercession,
we most humbly implore thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena,
and to obtain for us the graces and favors we request.

(Here form your petitions.) read more

Adult Tantrum Disease

There’s a new disease out there folks and it is called Adult Tantrum Disease, ATD for short. It’s quite similar to Infant Tantrum Disease or ITD which is often displayed in grocery stores whereby the infants lie in the aisles, screaming and kicking their feet because they can’t or didn’t get their way. In the case of adults, or should I say supposed-adults, it is displayed by the seeming inability or desire to accept an outcome that doesn’t meet their expectations. Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton come immediately to mind as do Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and scores of others with similar predispositions. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for the disease, folks, except a swift boot in the posterior for adults and a crack in the posterior for the infants. read more

Novena for John Vennari (Miraculous Medal Novena)

Folks, we’re at that point. He came through the emergency surgery yesterday, Deo gratias, but the cancer is obviously spreading.

John is very dear to me as I am sure he is to you. He has a superb wife and three magnificent children. Medicine can only do so much and I am literally begging all my friends to offer as much prayer for the Vennari family as possible during this Advent.

Today is ordinarily the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and I will post that Novena for those inclined to offer it daily for John. read more


Martyrology-November 29th
Roman Martyrology-November 29th-on this date in various years-

The Vigil of St. Andrew, apostle.

At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of the holy martyr, Saturninus, an aged man, and the deacon Sisinius, in the time of Emperor Maximian. After a long imprisonment, by order of the prefect of the city they were placed on the rack, stretched with ropes, scourged with rods and whips garnished with metal, then exposed to the flames, taken down from the rack and beheaded. read more


Martyrology-November 28th
Roman Martyrology-November 28th-on this date in various years-

At Corinth, the birthday of St. Sosthenes, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul, who is mentioned in his Epistle to the Corinthians. He was chief of the synagogue when converted to Christ, and as a glorious beginning, consecrated the first fruits of his faith by being scourged before the proconsul Gallio.

At Rome, St. Rufus, who was martyred with all his family by Diocletian.

In Africa, under the Arian king Genseric, in the persecution of the Vandals, the holy martyrs Papinian and Mansuetus, bishops, who, for the Catholic faith, were burned in every part of their bodies with hot plates of iron, which ended their glorious trial. At this time also, other holy bishops, Valerian, Urban, Crescens, Eustachius, Cresconius, Crescentian, Felix, Hortulanus, and Florentian ended the course of their lives in exile. read more

Prayers for our fallen soldiers

Just received this e-mail from a friend:

“Prayer Request:
We are asking everyone to say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th
Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on. Nothing in the media about these guys because no one seems to care:

Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett,
27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21 Jesse Reed, 26,
Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher
Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27. read more

Novena to St. Nicholas Nov. 27- Dec. 5

St. Nicholas, Glorious Confessor of Christ, assist us in thy loving kindness.
Glorious St. Nicholas, my special Patron from thy throne in glory, thou dost enjoy the presence of God,
turn thine eyes in pity upon me and attain for me from our Lord
the graces and help that I need in my spiritual and temporal necessities
(and especially this favor provided that it be profitable to my salvation).
Let us Pray,
O God who has glorified Blessed St. Nicholas, thine illustrious Confessor and Bishop,
by means of countless signs and wonder, and who does not cease daily so to glorify him ,
grant we beseech thee, that we, being assisted by his merits and prayers,
be delivered from the fires of hell and from all dangers through Christ our Lord.
Amen. read more

Good Riddance Castro; May He Burn in Hell

From the Miami Herald

Cuban exiles pour onto Miami streets to celebrate Fidel Castro’s death

Pope Francis offering Mass under the gaze of Che. Do you imagine he told the Communist dictator and mass murderer Fidel to repent?

Fidel Castro died, and Cuban Miami did what it does in times of community celebration: It spilled onto the streets of Little Havana — and Hialeah, and Kendall — to honk horns, bang pans, and set off more than a few fireworks, saved for exactly the sort of unexpected special occasion that proved worthy of their detonation.

The scene across Miami-Dade County, the cradle of the Cuban exile community, was one of pure, raw emotion. This time, after decades of false alarms, Castro’s death was real. read more