THE BRITTANY PROJECT
Our hearts are broken by the fall from Grace of Father Khoat, and of his silent betrayal during the years that he must have taken to make notes and to prepare for his heretical book and the rest of the trilogy.
But who has been betrayed more than Christ our Lord, who endured His torturous Passion and Crucifixion for us?
We must pray for Father Khoat's soul very, very much, and we must pray for the good of our souls especially, because we love the Truth, we love Christ and the Catholic Church, and we are left horribly exposed to spiritual dangers.
For this reason, and with much personal effort, I bring to your particular attention the Catholic devotions to the Holy Face of Jesus Christ and to His Holy Name.
This is a gift from the two Veronicas: the one who wiped the adorable Holy Face of Jesus, and the one we call our friend here on earth.
The Holy Face devotion is of paramount importance to our souls for this time. Christ said that if a person looked on His Holy Face, they would not be lost.
And we can pray to His Holy Face for Father Khoat and for others!
Intimately connected to this devotion is the wearing of the name of Jesus (called the Little Gospel) inside a small square of linen upon which is depicted the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
However, these are not to be found for sale, so...
Did you ever think of making your own? Get coloured markers for fabric, a little rectangle of white linen, fold into the size of a small scapular, put the name of Jesus inside, add a small ribbon loop for attaching, hand stitch shut and you are done! See picture above.
I have a few which someone (who wants to remain nameless) has made, so if you write me, I will send
you one. You can write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sit Nomine Domine benedictus! May the Name of the Lord be blessed!
Please pray for me, as I daily pray for you.
Sit Nomine Domine benedictus!
At the beginning of the great week, many women of Jerusalem came to bring to Mary mourning clothes, for the coming execution. It was the custom to offer to the mother of one who was about to be tortured, the veil and the clothes that she would wear to accompany him to the immolation.
Upon entering, they see that a dazzling light brightens the small house and that the angels already surrounded the Blessed Virgin. The women did not dare to approach the Mother of the Martyr, but a sobbing voice says to them:
“Fear not, charitable souls… After Calvary the name of Mary shall be: Queen of Martyrs.”
The women filled the whole house of Mary: a dark house, little sumptuous, poor and very humble.
While the mother of the Apostles James and John offered the clothes, the Holy Virgin fell, as if fainting. The women held her up… She accepted the clothes in silence, since she could not speak any more and her tongue was icy. She only answered with her tears. The women, who shared Her torture, knelt with Mary, but for a short time.
On the way back, their only thoughts were on the sorrowful spectacle, and they resolved to also dress in mourning clothes and accompany Christ.
The Flame of the Holy Ghost says that there was just one force capable of sustaining the Mother of Jesus in His Sacrifice: the thought that the children would never forget the meaning of His Martyrdom. This was the support that sustained Her up to the moment of Crucifixion.
But, at the foot of the Cross, Mary understood with what weakness Christians will deny Her Son: this was Her greatest sorrow. From this moment and until Her Assumption into Heaven, Her whole life became a prayer for these children, a continual intercession in their favour, in order to bring back the weak and the lost.
Words of the Flame:
“Rest, My children, in the remembrance of the days of the Cross. These days will pass, and the joy of the Resurrection will reappear upon the earth.”
(Noted: moans and groans, agony, apparent death of Marie-Julie).
(30 March 1882)
[Source: pp. 41-42, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].
Note to readers: There is a new link below, called Your Home Oratory, which shows different ways to create prayer areas, holy vignettes, and oratories in your home.
"We declare, say, define and proclaim to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff ." - Decree of Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam,Nov. 18, 1302,ex cathedra