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Doing the Bare Minimum?
"A young scholastic asked Alonso if it was necessary to sweep out his room three times each week, since Father Ignatius had prescribed that it should be done "at least every third day." The Society understood this to mean that twice each week was sufficient. But Alonso replied to the scholastic's question: 'My dear Brother, I sweep mine out four times each week, because the Rule orders it to be done at least three times. Now, that expression, 'at least' seems to me to require more, and so I sweep the room four times. That is safer.' "
From "The Wool Merchant of Segovia: The Life of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez" by Mabel Farnum c. 1945 p.107.

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13.06 | 18:08

Regularized... meaning he was removed of any censor for receiving ordination outside of the Catholic Church, and was formally approved by the Pope (Gregory XVII) to offer Catholic (True) Sacraments, for the Church. (He received canonical mission.)

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12.06 | 02:51

what is meant by regularized? If you were ordained in the Tridentine Rite that
should be good enough and certainly valid. Why regularized?
DL

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10.06 | 09:57

Read the book "Life of St. Margaret Queen of Scotland", posted here, whose holy feast day it is today!

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07.06 | 10:20

Wow, there was a precedent to our situation . . . thank you for this link.

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