Reminder: 40 Days of Latin Masses, Prayers and Fasting for Your Intentions

Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed feast of St. Valentine the martyr! As draw closer to Lent, we wanted to remind everyone about this wonderful annual opportunity for almsgiving that will benefit your friends and family. Our friends, the Carmelites Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Fairfield, PA, who offer the traditional liturgy exclusively (Carmelite Rite), are offering 40 days of Traditional Masses and 40 days of prayers and sacrifices for the following intentions:

  • Spiritual renewal in the Church
  • Sanctification of souls
  • Healing of families and individuals
  • Reversion of fallen-away Catholics
  • Conversion of sinners who are far from God
  • Protection for the Traditional Latin Mass

Knowing that many have family members away from the Sacraments and the Church or difficult situations in their lives, the Carmelites wanted to extend to all the opportunity to enroll their families, friends, clergy, or anyone in need of the graces from these many Masses and spiritual sacrifices.  We can also suggest you may also wish to include the in your enrollment the protection of the Traditional Latin Mass, the priests that offer it, and the bishops who can safeguard it.

The deadline is Tuesday February 21 to enroll.

Please consider making an offering of alms along with this enrollment.  Your generous financial sacrifice will bear all the more fruit for your intentions. (The Hermits completely subsist on donations).

To enroll visit: (deadline is Tuesday February 21)

To learn more visit:

Lastly, today, St. Valentine’s feast day, is a day which commemorates a priest who was martyred for his defense of Christ. Some critics question whether St. Valentine was even real, but a simple visit to Whitefriar Carmelite Church in Dublin would dispel those doubts as one can see the chest containing his relics:  See also Dom Gueranger’s entry for his feast: