Saturday, June 15, 2019

Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli

Prayers for the repose of his soul.


Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli
1923-2019


Saints of God, come to his aid!

Come to meet him, angels of the Lord!

R. Receive his soul and present him to God, the Most High.
May Christ, who called you, take you to himself;
may angels lead you to Abraham's side. R.
Give him eternal rest, O Lord,
and may your light shine on him for ever. R.


Let us pray.
All-powerful and merciful God,
we commend to you 
Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli, your servant.

In your mercy and love,
blot out the sins he has committed
through human weakness.
In this world he has died:
let him live with you forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.
V. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

R. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
V. May he rest in peace.

R. Amen.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Some days the news is too sad to read.


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Obianuju Ekeocha
@obianuju
This PBS documentary airbrushes abortion to make it look like some healthy new age practice.

The women in blue is pregnant with twins and she is filmed here taking the abortion pill to kill them. You witness their killing😱
And her statement at the end is chilling.



Killing me softly! 

How deluded we are today. How stone-hearted and cold. I came across an article on a Frontline documentary on the abortion divide in the U.S., wherein a woman takes the abortion pill and aborts her twins in real time.  One activist said that PBS “airbrushes abortion to make it look like some healthy new age practice.”  I call it white-washing an atrocity. Legitimizing evil.

Some days the evils of the day are overwhelmingly sad. This morning I also read about the Lesbian couple who tried to perform transgender surgery on their 9-Year-old son and stabbed him to death after they botched it.  Story here.  WTH?  Did they have a kid to have a pet?  Only to arbitrarily try to make him a girl - to their liking?  It's a hideous disregard for human life, disordered and complicated further by the new age cult of gender theory.  

On another FB post, I read that the little baby taken from his murdered mother's womb has died. The baby boy cut from his murdered mother's womb in Chicago died - in his father's arms.  That story here.

The grief is heart-rending. 

Why do we kill one another? Why do we do this stuff? Over and over. Why do we lie and call evil good? Why do we pretend we are civilized and intelligent and good?  Why do we hate? How can we justify supporting claiming it is a human right to choose?


As a culture, we are here ... and we party on.

I should post something here ...

I post everything on FB now.

So I'll take something from there and post it here then.



Gender ideology and the dictatorship of relativism.
"The New Age which is dawning will be peopled by perfect, androgynous beings who are totally in command of the cosmic laws of nature. In this scenario, Christianity has to be eliminated and give way to a global religion and a new world order. —Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life, n. 4, Pontifical Councils for Culture and Inter-religious Dialogue"

Sunday, June 09, 2019

A meditation from St. Catherine




When we look into ourselves and see there such a marvelous strength as is this fire, the Holy Spirit, we become so drunk with love for our Creator that we completely lose ourselves. We live as if we were dead, feeling within ourselves no creaturely love or pleasure, since our memory is already filled with love for our Creator. Our understanding does not reach out to see or grasp at any created thing apart from God, but sees and understands only our own nothingness and God’s goodness to us. And we see that this infinite goodness wants nothing but what is good for us. Now our love for God has become perfect, since we no longer hold or understand anything but God. And now there is no holding back the swift course of desire. We run untrammeled and unbound, for we have cut off and thrown aside every weight that might have impeded our running. And we are so yoked with Christ that we love ourselves for God, and God for God, and our neighbors for God.

It is to this perfection…that you have been invited. You have been drawn by the Holy Spirit from a worldly life, bound with the cord of holy true obedience, and led to eat honeycombs in the garden of holy Church. - Saint Catherine of Siena

This is such an important Solemnity - the 'last and greatest day of the feast' - of Paschaltide.  The fire of Divine Love rushes upon the Church ... the garden of Holy Church.  

 A garden enclosed, my sister, my bride,
a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed!

Your branches are a grove of pomegranates,
with fruits of choicest yield:
Henna with spikenard,

spikenard and saffron,
Sweet cane and cinnamon,
with all kinds of frankincense;
Myrrh and aloes,
with all the finest spices;*

A garden fountain, a well of living water,
streams flowing from Lebanon.

Awake,* north wind!
Come, south wind!
Blow upon my garden
that its perfumes may spread abroad.
Let my lover come to his garden
and eat its fruits of choicest yield. - Song of Songs