Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed 7th day in the Octave of All Saints. Prior to 1955, the liturgical calendar had many octaves surrounding major feast days – Sunday November 8 would be the Octave Day of All Saints. Sadly, this was eliminated in Archbishop Annibale Bugnini’s reforms of 1955 (the prelate who designed the Novus Ordo Mass and had ties to Freemasonry).
To learn more about this Octave day at Dom Prosper Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year:
Sunday November 8 – 23rd Sunday After Pentecost
The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost is usually when the Church traditionally focuses on the “end times” – sort of appropriate as the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn reflects the liturgical season as foliage turn bright colors of fire (yellow, gold, orange and red). As custom, Dr. Mike Foley has a reflection for this Sunday: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/11/divine-participation-and-human-dangers.html
- St. Thomas Aquinas: 11:30am High Mass
- St. Ann: 12:30pm High Mass
Stay the Course: Continue praying the Rosary for Our Nation (A 54 Day Rosary Novena begins TODAY Sunday November 8)
While our nation remains influx with the electoral confusion, we invite you to continue praying the Rosary, and trust in God’s providence. As Father noted last week, let us turn off the media and pray. In that spirit, we share that the Cathedral is organizing a 54-day Rosary novena beginning TODAY Sunday November 8 – December 31. We also hearing second hand that Fr. Roux (or someone else) may lead the Rosary publically each day at 7:30am if you happen to be in the area (you may want to check ahead). We attach the calendar chart that accompanies the 54 Day Rosary or you can find it here: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/54-day-rosary-novena-chart_nov2020.pdf
As a reminder, we also attach Fr. Ripperger’s Binding Prayer of Command, and Archbishop Vigano’s Prayer for America – let us stay the course and pray until this matter is resolved.
Special “Election” Message from the Benedictine Nuns in Gower, MO:
Mother Cecilia, abbess of the Benedictines of Mary in Gower, Missouri published a message about our nation’s current situation we encourage you to read. They are the well-known traditional Benedictine Nuns (who attend the Latin Mass exclusively) who have recorded some beautiful chants and hymns over the years. If you haven’t consecrated your family to the Immaculate Heart, now is a good time to do it. Here is Mother Cecilia:
Many have asked our prayers during these days, and many propose earthly solutions. There is one that was given from heaven centuries ago: the Most Holy Rosary. Our Lady came to remind us of this at Fatima, and asked for the Consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. In the last century, anticipating the fulfillment of this request, the Bishops and families of Portugal consecrated themselves and their nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They were thus spared from both the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
Many Consecrations have been neglected in the past, and freedom has consequently suffered.
On this First Saturday, or as soon as possible, let all heads of households Consecrate themselves and our Nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; all others present need only say the ejaculation “Jesus, Mary, I trust in you,” and then follow the Solemn act with the recitation of the Rosary.
As the Angel of Peace told the children at Fatima, “The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplication.” May their Hearts grant us peace, and bless and strengthen each one of us.
In the Heart of Mary,
Mother Cecilia, abbess
N.B. – This past spring, a traditional priest known to the CLMC shared a copy of a consecration prayer with us which we are happy to share again:
Latin Mass & Traditional News
- UnaVoce Federation Releases Report on Latin Mass: In March, the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith conducted a survey of all bishops world-wide on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum (the 2007 decree granting greater access to the Traditional Mass). UnaVoce, the international lay-run Latin Mass society, organized its own survey (which the CLMC participated in) and issued it’s report on the Latin Mass and presented it to the CDF. You can read the summary in their current magazine (Page 7-10):https://lms.org.uk/sites/default/files/resource_documents/fiuv/gregorius_magnus/Issue10.pdf
- Roberto De Mattei on the Jubilee Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto 1571 – 2021: As we emphasize praying the Rosary during this turbulent time, we thought it would be good to re-share Catholic Historian Roberto De Mattei’s reflection on the upcoming 450th jubilee anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto and how it applies to our times. As you may recall Don Juan of Austria led the Christian flotilla’s miraculous victory against the Islamic empire’s fleet and aided by Pope Pius V who called all of Europe to pray the Rosary. We share it to highlight the power of people praying the Rosary against the revolution in America today:
- Pious Catholics from America’s Early Past: The Fraternity of St. Peter has published two edifying articles of pious Catholics from the 17th & 18th centuries who though not canonized, lived a life of holiness worth sharing:
- Catherine Gandeaktena: The First Kateri: https://fssp.com/catherine-gandeaktena-the-first-kateri/
- Fray Luis Jayme – the First Protomartyr of California: https://fssp.com/the-protomartyr-of-california/
- Ven. Fulton Sheen’s visit to Greensboro in 1976: Ven. Fulton Sheen has a broad following both in the Church, including among some traditional Catholics. For those interested, the Catholic News Herald had an interesting article about his 1976 visit to Our Lady of Grace parish in Greensboro (which now offers the Traditional Mass). It was interesting as it occurred late in his priestly ministry a few years before his death. http://catholicnewsherald.com/88-news/fp/6407-44-years-later-greensboro-parishioners-remember-venerable-fulton-sheen-s-visit-as-world-awaits-his-beatification
Lastly, as we noted in past weeks, the Vatican has extended the All Souls novena/plenary indulgence for the poor souls in purgatory (praying at a cemetery for the dead) for the entire month of November. Please consider taking advantage of it as much as you can.