Christmas Novena Cards:
I am sending this out a bit early because I want to make sure anyone who wanted to order the Christmas Novena Cards had time to mail in their check or money order. We need to have your payment and the names and your intentions mailed in by November 20th. This is still headed up my Mary B in CT. We are working together on this to support the resistance.
Make checks payable to: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Mail names of the person or persons and the intentions with your checks or money orders to Tammy Johnson/ Our Lady of Sorrows, 33 Shaker Road, Northfield, NH 03276
Advent is a time of mourning as we wait for the coming of Our Lord. A time for fasting and penance, a mini lent if you will.
So in that vein I wanted to try to put together some activity to help young and old learn and practice Advent with a stronger devotion this year. So I mentioned that to my good friend and Resistance sister Kate who found this sight! I couldn’t believe all the wonderful traditional activities on this sight really beautiful and informative sight, enjoy!
More news from the Resistance- two items:
First: The recent events in the Northeast Resistance chapels regarding the arrival of Fr. Zendejas has raised many questions on the path of least ‘Resistance’ in terms of having a priest serve only a few local chapels rather than ministering to all those chapels in a given location. We have included this thought-provoking posted from Arch Bishop Lefebvre (ABL) Forum for your consideration:
Leaozinha said: I understand your frustration but what Fr. Pfeiffer has done for so many of us is unheard of. To say he has been a blessing for us in the northeast is a severe understatement.
Many of us are trying to understand what happened with Fr. Zendejas, and want to think the best of him. There are, however, some things that no one has yet mentioned. I am unsure about New Jersey, but I know that in Ct…He (Fr. Z) specifically asked the coordinators not to send out an email to the Mission, informing people of the mass. So a number of us (who are not originally from Ridgefield/ex-SSPX and don’t have many connections, except that email list) had no idea about the Mass offered by Fr. Z (when we have driven hours, and at a great cost, to pretty much every Mass offered in Danbury for the past two years). We were, naturally, disappointed to not receive the Blessed Sacrament, but also puzzled as to why the Mass was invite-only…whether by phone or personal emails, we are uncertain.
It is hard to imagine why a priest would not want as many souls as possible gaining the graces of the Holy Sacrifice.
If he is going to be offering weekly Mass in Ct…We wonder how we can get an invite =/.
For the people who are outside of our area, the situation seems very black and white. (Fr. P=bad), but it is more puzzling than what is shown on the internet and even in his sermons. I think we have a right to trust Fr. Pfeiffer and he has a right, or rather a duty, to be mindful of the chapels he started under constant ridicule.
We are so very grateful to Frs. Pfeiffer and Hewko for answering our prayers and requests for a Mass in the New Hampshire area, so far out of their way when in the Northeast. We are also very grateful, in these times, when Our Lord said that but for the grace of God, even the elect would lose their Faith, that the good priests of the Resistance have been as clear as crystal about the doctrines of our Faith. They have been true Shepards to their flocks. For this reason, among many others, we ask you to join your prayers with ours and over a novena to the Holy Ghost for their continued gifts of discernment, wisdom, and prudence.
Here is a link to Fr. Pfeiffer’s Nov. 2nd sermon, a beautiful and clarifying update on the events of the last several weeks, specifically in New England:
The time has come that the true priest of the resistance have been preaching about, we are at war! And we have been attacked. And if you feel this does not affect you, or think it could not happen where you are, think again.
In the conference in Canada, after the confirmations, Bishop Williamson was talking about how it’s over? That we will have to learn to live without our sacraments? Really? With all due respect to the Bishop, what does he think we have been doing? At least all the resistance souls who stand already on their faith and not their sacraments. That’s why we need Fr. Pfeiffer, Fr. Hewko, Fr. Voigt, etc.
Where do you stand? The time is over for sitting in the pew, getting your Sunday sacraments and going back into your worldly activities. If you think this is all that is required in these times to save your souls, remember all the saints wanted to live in these times, do you think it was because they thought it was going to be easy?? My guess would be no!
The graces are coming to us, we already know we do not need the Sacraments to the degree we once enjoyed, and we need only our Faith! God will always give you what you need, Fear Not!
Christ asked when I come back will there be any faith on earth. Faith my dear friends, do you trust God or not?
I hear some are saying the resistance is over, or defeated. They are mocking our Godly priest (they mocked Christ too). But this is not our fight, this one belongs to Mary. Stand with the Mother of Christ and Christ will stand with you. Pray hard for her victory, it is coming.
Pray your Rosary and increase your devotion to it, were your scapular. Ladies wear your skirts. We make better soldiers when we imitate the Mother of God.
What are your thoughts? Ourladyofsorrows7.email@example.com
Second: Recently we had another situation occur within the resistance that caused strife. A coordinators list was put together over the last two years at the request of Fr. Pfeiffer so people seeking out a Resistance priest and mass could find one closest to them.
Most of you were probably not aware that there was a list of coordinators for the US and Canada because it was never made public, like the ones in Asia and other parts of the globe. Why? I am not 100% sure. As for myself (a coordinator) I thought it would be good to have the information out there so people looking for a Resistance mass could find a coordinator somewhat easily to contact and ask about upcoming masses.
About a week ago the list was published on the internet, some of the coordinators on the list were upset by this and lashed out at the person responsible for the publication and the list was removed from the internet.
I believe most coordinators (me included) were okay with the publication, maybe a call first may have been in order to insure information was correct perhaps, but no matter it was done.
I do understand some feel maybe too much information was published, but if it is going to help the
Resistance and our priest, shouldn’t we try work for the expansion of this endeavor rather than railing against it and throwing in the towel?
Is this just a war of personalities or is it a war for the faith? Hint …it is a war for the faith! We can’t keep fighting each other. We need to stand with the priest that are giving us clear and true answers, not those who are giving us want we want to hear!
Let us take the good and leave the bad from the coordinators contact information debacle. Let us compile a list of acceptable email and or phone numbers as contacts for all the Resistance chapels.
I myself have seen much good come from the publication of this list. ..I was approached twice in the first days of its publication asking to come to our chapel the next time Mass is offered. And isn’t that the whole point, my friends? That as many people as are inspired to do so find the Truth. Isn’t that why we are here, why God has allowed us to be in the position of coordinators? So that we can assist the work of the priests in their quest for bringing souls to God and His Truth?
Let us turn the bad of this experience into good for God.
Advent is a good time to reflect and really look inside ourselves. Root out pride, ask what can we do for others, others in the resistance who are isolated, what can we do for our good priests, what can we give up, can we pray more???
We can’t look around anymore to the person in the pew next to us to see what they are doing. They are no longer there, we must look inward and not to see so much what it is that we need, but what it is that we have to give, what we can do to make a difference in the souls of the people just waking up to this crisis?
I know this situation is less than perfect, heck it is the next best step to a train wreck but it is still going and it is still growing. And just like every other family (which we are, like it or not) we are going to fight, we are going to disagree with how something should be done.
But the answer is always the same. Mary! She will help us, we just need to stop giving way to anger and hostility and look to find a way to work together if it is really the motivation in our hearts to help the resistance.
Fr. Pfeiffer’s latest sermon, he touches on this topic, look at the pain we are putting these good men through and for what? They are killing themselves running all over the world for us and we repay them with petty bickering? They truly do love every one of us, even the ones hurting them. We can do better than this. What is the greater good?
Pseudo- SSPX News: From: Operation Survival Crusader: SSPX Alert!
From the Catholics at Father.Themann.Answered@gmail.com
What do you think Bishop Fellay would say is “The Big Error” of Vatican II? Is it doctrinal error? No! He says it is an error in the council’s method. He says that the council’s “big error” is using the wrong means!
In his sermon at Lourdes on October 26, 2014, here is what Bishop Fellay says:
The big error of the council was to look in human means to solve an unhuman problem. Losing the influence of the people and trying to recuperate it, they tried the
Listen to his words beginning at 34:21, posted by the SSPX at this location: http://sspx.org/en/media/audio/bishop-fellays-sermon-lourdes-pilgrimage-5320
So Bishop Fellay says that Vatican II’s “big error” was an error in approach! Surely, in the current reconciliation talks between the Vatican and the SSPX, they will not let a mere disagreement about approach get in the way of reconciliation!
Further, in this same sermon, in the next sentence, Bishop Fellay says that the Church was already declining at the beginning of Vatican II. This means that Vatican II is not responsible for causing the beginning of the Church’s decline! Again, here is what Bishop Fellay says:
“The big error of the council was to look in human means to solve an unhuman problem. Losing the influence of the people and trying to recuperate it, they tried the human way”. Id.
So Bishop Fellay says that the council’s task was to solve the problem that already existed: viz., the Church was declining in influence. The conciliar church asserts this same falsehood: that Vatican II is the not cause of the great problems in the Church.
Preview attachment Bp. F says VII biggest error is method & VII did not start Church decline.pdf
Bp. F says VII biggest error is method & VII did not start Church decline.
Prayers for our Priests: December is full of many beautiful events that take place during the time of Advent. One of my favourite is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is also a favourite as you all may know, of our beloved resistance priests, so in all the turmoil and tribulation that these brave men are facing for the love of our souls, I would like to ask all of you to join me in a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe for their intentions. To ask Our Lady to strengthen them, to encourage them, to build them up and to keep them safe from their enemies, physical and spiritual.
I would like to send them a Christmas card with all of your names attached that want to participate. Send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
You are more than welcome to pray the Novena privately and not send me your name for the card, but it would be lovely to let them know we are here for them too. You could also send a card directly to the Priest of the resistance and let them know you have participated in this Novena for them.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Priests of the Resistance, 1730 North Stillwell Rd., Boston, KY #40107
Novena to Our lady of Guadalupe: Prayers start on December 4th and go to the 12th (feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe
First Day Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, fruitful Mother of holiness, teach me your ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favor……
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Second Day O Mary, conceived without sin, I come to your throne of grace to share the fervent devotion of your faithful Mexican children who call to you under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe. Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always: May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Third Day O Mary, whose Immaculate Heart was pierced by seven swords of grief, help me to walk valiantly amid the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway. Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you. This I ask you, my dear Mother.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Fourth Day Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, to always seek the good of others in need. Grant me this, I humbly ask of you. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Fifth Day O most holy Mother, I beg you to obtain for me pardon of all my sins, abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on, and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Sixth Day Mary, Mother of vocations, multiply priestly vocations and fill the earth with religious houses which will be light and warmth for the world, safety in stormy nights. Beg your Son to send us many priests and religious. This we ask of you, O Mother. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Seventh Day O Lady of Guadalupe, we beg you that parents live a holy life and educate their children in a Christian manner; that children obey and follow the directions of their parents; that all members of the family pray and worship together. This we ask of you, O Mother.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Eighth Day With my heart full of the most sincere veneration, I prostrate myself before you, O Mother, to ask you to obtain for me the grace to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy.
Our father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Ninth Day O God, You have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.
Prayer for the living: Please join us in offering three Hail Mary’s a day for the members of the Resistance chapels.
Prayer for the dead: Please let us know if you would like a deceased friend or relative to be remembered by others in their prayers.
Updates, and comments from you:
Our Lady of Sorrows Chaplet Dominican Order: It was brought to my attention that the Chaplet instruction I shared last month (according to St. Louis De Montfort) was not the one, one of our readers preferred and wanted me to share hers as well. Thank you, Jan
From the Raccolta (Catholic Church book of Indulgenced prayers)
Note: all prayers said in honor of the Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary are indulgenced. Even if you are very busy and can only say one Hail Mary for each mystery you will get the same indulgences.
Dominican- WAY OF SAYING THE CHAPLET.
Act of Contrition.
O my Lord, Thou who alone art most worthy of my love, behold me standing before Thy Divine Presence all in confusion at the thought of the many grievous injuries I have done Thee. I ask Thy pardon for them with my whole heart, repenting of them purely for love of Thee, and hating and loathing them above every other evil of this life, when I think of Thy infinite goodness. As I would rather have died a thousand times than have offended Thee, so now I am most firmly resolved to lose my life rather than offend Thee again. My crucified Jesus, I firmly purpose to cleanse my soul as soon as possible by Thy most Precious Blood in the Sacrament of Penance. And thou, most tender Virgin, Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners, do thou obtain for me the pardon of sin by virtue of thy bitter pains; whilst praying according to the mind of so many holy Pontiffs in order to obtain the indulgences granted to this thy holy Rosary, I hope thereby to obtain remission of all pains due to my sins.
1. With this confidence in my heart, I meditate on the First Sorrow, when Mary, Virgin Mother of my God, presented Jesus, her only Son, in the Temple, laid Him in the arms of holy aged Simeon, and heard his prophetic word, “This One shall be a sword of pain to pierce thine own heart,” foretelling thereby the Passion and Death of her Son Jesus. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
ii. The Second Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was when she was obliged to fly into Egypt by reason of the persecution of cruel Herod, who impiously sought to slay her well-beloved Son. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
iii. The Third Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was when, after having gone up to Jerusalem at the Paschal Feast with Joseph her spouse and Jesus her dear Son, she lost Him on her return to her poor house, and for three days bewailed the loss of her beloved only Son. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
iv. The Fourth Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was when she met her dear Son Jesus carrying on His tender shoulders the heavy cross whereon He was to be crucified for our salvation. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
v. The Fifth Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was when she saw her Son Jesus raised upon the tree of the cross, and Blood pouring forth from every part of His Sacred Body; and when then, after three long hours’ agony, she beheld Him die. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
vi. The Sixth Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was when she saw the lance cleave the Sacred Side of Jesus, her beloved Son, and when taken down from the cross, His Holy Body was laid in her purest bosom. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
vii. The Seventh and last sorrow of the Blessed Virgin, Queen and Advocate of us her servants, miserable sinners, was when she saw the Holy Body of her Son buried in the grave. One Pater noster and seven Ave Maria’s.
Then say three Ave Maria’s in veneration of the tears which Mary shed in her sorrows, to obtain thereby true sorrow for sins and the holy Indulgences attached to this pious exercise.
V. Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, may intercede for us before the throne of Thy mercy, now and at the hour of our death, whose most holy soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow in the hour of Thine own Passion. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost for ever and ever. Amen