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Excerpt from end times vision of papal prophetess, Ven. Elizabeth Canori Mora (d. 1825) predicting the failure of the faithful in fulfilling the 5th Precept [Commandment] of the Church: "To pay tithes to our pastors." Source: "Life of the Venerable Elizabeth Canori Mora", pp. 102-103, 1878 A.D. See: "The Fifth Precept of the Church Expounded", which also provides information on how to give alms to the True Church "in eclipse" here: https://tinyurl.com/info-tithes

Pray for the Suffering Souls in Purgatory!

French Holy Card 1867 A.D. 
Translation: “You do not have any stable abode here.”

 

 

"Ash Wednesday: God's Prophecy and Christian Warfare"

 

A meditation by Fr. UK 

 

 

"Remember, O man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return" - this prophetic text from the Book of Genesis, 3:19, is what a priest says, while he marks with blessed ash, his own head and the heads of the clergy and the people.

 

During the ceremony on Ash Wednesday, the people pray together with the priest:

 

"Grant us, O Lord, to enter upon the duties of our Christian warfare with holy fasts, that, being about to fight against the spirits of wickedness, we may be fortified by the help of self-denial. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen."

 

How simple are the words of the Church, when She teaches us, that the purpose of Lent is Christian warfare against the spirits of wickedness.

 

Very often people fight against the spirits of wickedness surrounding them, and that is indeed the Christian duty, but how often do they fight against the same kind of spirits, inside of themselves?

 

We fight against the pride and injustice of our neighbors, against the cynicism and cruelty of the world today, but how often do we fight against our own sins?

 

We are wondering about the future of things to be, trying to figure out, when one or another event will occur, and trying to prepare ourselves for those events. But how often are we thinking about the God, who can take our souls much earlier, for the particular just judgment? And that it could happen tomorrow or even tonight, as it was with the rich man from the Lord's parable?

 

We spend a lot of time, spiritual and physical energy, trying to figure out when the globe will become dust. But how often do we seriously think about the day when our bodies will become dust?

 

Let us never forget this powerful prophecy of God: "thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return", and that it could happen to each one of us, much earlier than any future cataclysmic event. In fact, it could happen the very moment we are so busy meditating on the destinies of nations and the whole world.”

 

-Fr. UK

 

(Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 A.D.)

 

 

Related Links:

Making an Examination of Conscience

East Coast Meeting to Receive True Sacraments Announced

"The Papacy is the Means of Salvation" - Sermon by Fr. UK 

A Saint Of The Stage Eve Lavalliere (Catholic Penitent)

Current Church Laws of Fast and Abstinence

 

 

 

"To conquer himself is the grandest victory that man can gain."

(St. Ignatius of Loyola, Letter 51) 

 

"The Marriage at Cana", c. 1500 A.D., by Gerard David, Musée du Louvre, Paris 

 

 

Excerpts from: "Marriage and Parenthood, the Catholic Idea"

By Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Gerrard, 1911 A.D., Imprimatur 

 

 

"The state of marriage, therefore, as reflected in the mysteries of the Incarnation and the Church is seen to have the high function not only of procreating human beings to replenish the earth, but also of training them in the higher life of grace and thus preparing them for the still higher life of glory....

[T]he chief reason for the institution of matrimony was the welfare of the offspring, not merely the existence of the offspring, but its growth and development, the promotion of all its interests. Therefore it was that God so made man and woman that they should love each other, that they should foster that love and concentrate it on each other by excluding all other love of the same kind, that they should make it so strong and lasting that only death should be able to bring about a breach of the union. 

All this points to the fact that the marriage bond is a law of nature. It is a mutual agreement by which a man and a woman give themselves to each other until death, and this chiefly for the sake of the highest interest of the children which shall be born to them....

The Church then... sets aside all false modesty and tells them in grave and plain language what their duties are. The first duty is the bringing of children into the world and the educating of them in the service of God; the second duty is mutual love and service in the companionship of domestic life....

More important, however, is the case where the young man finds the single life a constant temptation to impurity. Then must he seriously turn his attention to marriage as to his salvation. "It is better to marry than to burn." And it is best of all to marry early, before bad habits are formed. The number of unhappy homes, caused through youthful indiscretion before marriage, is appalling. It were better therefore to marry, even with poverty in prospect, than to lead a single life continually tempted and perhaps continually falling....

There are three ends for which marriage was instituted, and consequently three reasons which make the marriage act lawful and holy. The first and chief is the begetting of children. The second is the calming of concupiscence, and consequent avoiding of incontinence. The third is the fostering of conjugal love and affection... ." 

 

Related Link:

How to Get Married in the True Catholic Church

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The PRC is very pleased to announce that the faithful will be able to receive all necessary Sacraments, including Confirmation, (una cum) Pope Gregory XVIII,  at the Holy Week/Easter meeting, this Spring, in the beautiful Grand Strand, of SC.

 

For details on how to reserve your place at the upcoming meeting of True Catholics, in the U.S., please email the PRC Staff at info@papalrestoration.com.  Note: some have already booked flights. We encourage those who have pre-registered, to get their accommodations in place soon, as prices will increase in the area, as Easter approaches. 

 

 

 

Image of a portion of The Grand Strand (Beaches) in SC, USA

 

 

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones this Easter, in SC!

 

 

Related Link:
Fodor's Travel Guide to The Grand Strand 

 

 

Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!

 

The Papal Restoration Staff

PapalRestoration.com

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15.02 | 17:07

Amen. Deo gratias.

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13.02 | 22:38

Learn about The Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servants
of Mary at: https://tinyurl.com/7-hfound-s-m

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11.02 | 22:57

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes to all True Catholics!

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11.02 | 22:33

Holy Mass was wonderful today on the Grand Strand. The priest was so reverent. What a special grace for all present, to attend. Thanks be to God!

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