Laudetur Iesus Christus! Today Sunday August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption, when Our Lady was assumed body and soul into heaven. Dr. Mike Foley returns with a reflection on today’s propers: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/08/the-newer-old-propers-for-feast-of.html
Blessing of Herbs and Fruits & Potluck today after 12:30pm Latin Mass (St. Ann)
For the feast of the Assumption, there is an ancient custom to bless herbs and fruit on St. Mary’s Day. As such, Father has kindly agreed to bless herbs and fruits using the traditional Latin blessing after the 12:30pm Mass at St. Ann. Please bring any herbs and fruits you would like to have blessed to a table in the narthex (Please place items to be blessed on the table in the narthex prior to Mass beginning). Also we will be having a fruit themed potluck to commemorate the day and will have tables in the plaza where you can place your fruit. We will have a table in the narthex for items to be blessed.
Also regretfully, St. Ann will not be hosting the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe this weekend – please stay tuned for when it is rescheduled.
Worldwide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart – Sunday after 12:30pm Mass
There is a worldwide effort to have all Latin Mass faithful consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the feast of the Assumption. Fr. Reid has kindly agreed to have this offered after the 12:30pm Mass (we believe this will occur after the 33-day consecration prayer is finished). To learn more visit: https://onepeterfive.com/upcoming-event-worldwide-consecration-to-the-immaculate-heart-by-all-tlm-communities/
FSSP Day of Recollection for Men and Women (Raleigh) – August 21-22
A lay group near Raleigh has invited the Fraternity of St. Peter, a religious order that offers the Latin Mass exclusively, to visit and offer a day of recollection for both men and women. See attached flyer. To RSVP please contact Annette Robbins at 516-315-9891.
- Saturday August 21: 11am Traditional Latin Mass; 12:30pm lunch; 1:30pm women’s recollection; 2:45pm Confessions; 4pm men’s recollection
- Sunday August 22: 2pm intro talk on the Traditional Latin Mass; 2:15pm Solemn High Mass; 4pm fellowship dinner
- Location: St. Catherine of Sienna Parish, Wake Forest, NC (northeast of Raleigh) 520 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
It will feature Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP (whom some may recall visited us at St. Ann parish four years ago this month).
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Latin Mass & Traditional News
- Pray for Cardinal Burke: According to reports, he has fallen ill with COVID and is in serious condition in a hospital. Please offer prayers for him: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/08/pray-for-cardinal-burke.html
- Church of St. Joseph: Oldest Catholic Church in North Carolina: Juventutem Charlotte’s historic Mass last month featured a write-up in the Liturgical Arts Journal: https://www.liturgicalartsjournal.com/2021/08/church-of-st-joseph-oldest-catholic.html
- Homily on the Feast of St. Lawrence, by Pope St. Leo the Great: Last Tuesday was the feast of St. Lawrence the Martyr and the Fraternity of St. Peter provides an edifying sermon by Pope St. Leo the Great: https://fssp.com/on-the-feast-of-st-lawrence-st-leo-the-great/
- Miracles of St. Claire: Last Thursday August 12, was the feast of St. Claire and there is an inspiring article on miracles attributed to this great saint: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/08/miracles-of-st-clare-of-assisi.html
- Eucharistic Concelebration: Theological, Historical, and Liturgical Aspects” — Guest Article by Bishop Athanasius Schneider: A few years ago we shared a talk by a Fraternity of St. Peter priest which looked into the pseudo traditional origins of today’s “concelebrated” Novus Ordo Mass. This month we are pleased to provide a masterpiece article by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider who provides even further background the origins of the “concelebrated” Mass, and where it was appropriate and under what conditions (and when it is not): https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/08/eucharistic-concelebration-theological.html
- Are Canonizations Infallible?: There is a debate in traditional Catholic circles over whether canonizations are infallible or not. This book, edited by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski does not seek to answer the question, but through the essays of many writers lays out the arguments for and against: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2021/08/are-canonizations-infallible-important.html#more
- Get Ready Ethical COVID-19 Vaccines Are Probably Not Coming: This news, if true, should come as no surprise to traditionalists, from a spiritual level. A Church which refuses to wage war against immoral research companies that conduct heinous experiments on aborted babies to advance “medical progress” such as COVID-19 “vaccines, and instead encourages faithful to get abortion-linked COVID-19 vaccines, cannot expect or hope that ethical vaccines will be produced anytime soon: https://cogforlife.org/2021/08/14/get-ready-ethical-covid-19-vaccines-are-probably-not-coming/
- Bl. Franz Jägerstätter: model for COVID-vaccine conscientious objectors: On an inspiring note, Catholics who are looking for an intercessor against the COVID-19 vaccine mandates have a couple names to choose from. First is St. Maximillian Kolbe, who died in Auschwitz after being injected with a toxin (his date of death and modern feast day was yesterday). Secondly, as Hugh Owen from the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation explains in this new article, another intercessor is Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector from the Nazi army. We provide an excerpt and note the eerie similarities to today:
Although Pope Pius XII protested the evils of the Nazi regime, all the Church leaders with whom Blessed Franz had personal contact, including his own Bishop, told him that it was his duty to obey the civil authorities and to serve as a combatant in the Nazi army. He was told that “the lesser evil” of cooperation with the Nazi regime was justified to avoid the “greater evil” of abandoning his wife and children and allowing “Bolshevism” to spread. Today, in most of the dioceses of the western world, Catholics are told that it is their duty to receive the experimental Covid-vaccines to help halt the spread of the coronavirus for the common good. With few exceptions, the Bishops tell the faithful that the “lesser evil” of taking a vaccine derived from or tested on [cell lines derived from] the body of a murdered baby is justified to avoid the “greater evil” of allowing the Coronavirus to spread and inflict suffering and death on many of their fellow citizens. However, with reasoning reminiscent of Blessed Franz in his refusal to cooperate with the Nazi regime, Bishop Athanasius Schneider explains why the alleged benefits do not justify the use of vaccines derived from or tested on aborted babies…
CLMC Note: In November 2019 we co-sponsored a landmark seminar with Hugh Owen & the Kolbe Center on Evolution & the Culture of Death (the roots of today’s abortion movement) which examined how molecules-to-man evolution and Darwinism has infected nearly everything in today’s society from healthcare, science, theology, education, liturgy and led to the modern abortion holocaust. Today’s public health authorities (and the Church leaders sadly duped by them) who are pushing for mandatory vaccinations derived from aborted babies are just the latest iteration of an evolutionist-eugenics movement that places pseudo-science as its own religion above God Himself. The true “vaccine” to evolutionist errors, is the traditional doctrine of creation outlined by the Catholic Church. If you have not watched our conference, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible: https://sensusfidelium.us/evolution-the-culture-of-death-unmasking-the-roots-of-todays-abortion-movement/
Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, pray for us!
The Assumption of the Blessed Mother
Lastly, on this august feast day of Mary’s Mass, tradition holds that all the apostles except one were present at her dormition (when she passed asleep into eternal life). St. Thomas the Apostle, however was traveling back from India and was transported or bi-located to Jerusalem. When he arrived, Our Lady’s body was removed from the place of dormition (near the upper room) and placed in a tomb next to the Garden of Gethsemane. When St. Thomas went to pay his respects, the tomb was opened and Our Lady’s body was gone and in its place were left flowers and lilies. To learn more visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterpentecost6.html
In Jerusalem, the Church marks two places for Our Lady’s passage into eternal life:
- Dormition Abbey: http://www.dormitio.net/english/en.places/en.abbey/en.abbey.church/index.html
- Tomb of the Assumption (operated by Armenian Orthodox)
- Visiting Mary’s Tomb: Church of the Assumption Draws Pilgrims for Marian Solemnity: https://www.ncregister.com/features/visiting-mary-s-tomb-church-of-the-assumption-draws-pilgrims-for-marian-solemnity
Today is Marymass, what Mass are you attending for Our Lady today?