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CLICK HERE to read: "A Devout Exercise In Honour Of The Blessed Virgin Mary",

from the writings of The Seraphic Doctor, St. Bonaventure, in Latin and English. 




Note: Pope Pius IX., by a Brief dated 9th Dec. 1856, has granted significant Indulgences to all the Faithful, for ever, who devoutly recite these prayers as specified. See details in the Introduction. -ED

(CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE) The gifted Carlo Taramasso was ordained a priest at the age of 23, on June 29th, 1952 A.D. (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul), at the Santuario Basilica della Natività di Maria Regina Montis Regalis, in Cuneo, Italy. This magnificent Basilica has the largest elliptical dome in the world. The both learned and humble, Fr. Taramasso, was made a Bishop and a Cardinal by the Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII, ("Siri") in June of 1988, in Rome. Learn more about Gregory XVII's trusted Cardinal at:

Exclusive TCW Picture of Monsignor Carlo Taramasso with his Relatives in Italy c. 1980s 


The highly respected cleric, Taramasso, was made a bishop and cardinal by Gregory XVII "Siri"

at a clandestine meeting held at the Istituto Ravasco convent in Rome, in June of 1988 A.D. 


In his Summa Contra Gentiles, Lib. IV, cap. 76, Saint Thomas Aquinas teaches:

“To conserve the Unity of the Church, the power of the keys must
be passed on through Peter to the other pastors of the Church.”


(1.) Mon. Carlo Taramasso, of Santa Marinella who was literally responsible/entrusted with the keys to

the Sistine Chapel, had great connections in Rome. He was able to summons his fellow Italian, the illustrious Archbishop Arrigo Pintonello, to come to a clandestine meeting(s) held by the Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII, at the Istituto Ravasco convent at Via Pio VIII, 28, in Rome, in June of 1988. Abp. Pintonello obviously regarded Mon. Taramasso as a man of high integrity/trust to have so promptly hastened to the meeting at the Ravasco convent, after receiving his call.

(2.) A sister of Mon. Taramasso confirmed to a TCW correspondent in 2015, in Italy, that her brother was in some sort of communication and had met on different occasions, with "Siri", before her brother mysteriously died (on March 16, 1989). 



Italy's Largest MSM Newspaper "la Repubblica's" 2016 Article on 1958 Conclave White Smoke / Gregory XVII

On May 20th, 2016 Italy's largest MSM (Mainstream media) newspaper, "la Repubblica", wrote a supportive article on the Siri Thesis - which even cited the Holy Father's pontifical name, Gregorio XVII, in it. You can read the full article, "Non Habemus Papam", il cardinale Siri e quella misteriosa fumata bianca ("Do Not We Have A Pope: Cardinal Siri and that mysterious white smoke") at the following link: -ED


(3.) Pope Gregory XVII *related (in Italian) to his confidant Mon. Taramasso in detail, what transpired on

October 26, 1958 within the Conclave when he was **elected pope, and how a powerful group of enraged Freemasons ["Cardinals"] immediately tried to illegally block his lawful election as Christ's Vicar.

 *"According to a knowledgeable Italian priest [Mon. Carlo Taramasso -ED of TCW] who had conferred with Cardinal Siri, this conservative bloc was actually successful in electing Siri on the fourth ballot of the first day of the conclave, October 26, 1958... said to have promptly accepted the office and announced that he would take the name "Gregory XVII." Then, a shrill storm of protest was heard from the reformers, who jumped to their feet to intimidate the new Pope with the threat... ".

(Source: "The Siri Thesis" [Fact].) 


**"The person thus elected [pope] acquires full jurisdiction over the universal Church immediately on consenting, and becomes the Vicar of Christ on earth."  ("Canonical Elections" p. 107, 1917, Imp.)


"I have seen one of my successors, of the same name,

who was fleeing (Rome) ... he will die a cruel death." ...


"I see the Russians at Genoa."


Giuseppe Sarto's (Pius X) Prophetic Visions of Giuseppe Siri (Gregory XVII)


In 1909, during an audience for the general chapter of the Franciscan Order, Pope Pius X suddenly

fell into a trance. The audience waited in reverent silence. When he awoke, the Pope cried out:


"What I see is terrifying! Will it be myself? Will it be my successor? What is certain is that the Pope will quit Rome, and in leaving the Vatican he will have to walk over the dead bodies of his priests.


Just prior to his death (August 20, 1914), Pope Pius X had another vision:


"I have seen one of my successors, of the same name [Giuseppe], who was fleeing over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in some hiding place; but after a brief respite he will die a cruel death."


The same Pope also foretold war for the year 1914, and during his death agony (in 1914), he said:


"I see the *Russians at Genoa."


*"... Russians at Genoa." Reference to the Commie/masonic captors of Pope Gregory XVII - who guarded the hostage pope's every move in Genoa (Italy) - where His Holiness was exiled.




The Istituto Ravasco convent on Via Pio VIII, 28,

is located just outside [southwest] of Vatican City.


(4.) Mon. Taramasso was made a Bishop and Cardinal at the Istituto Ravasco convent in June 1988 by Pope Gregory XVII. At least three Cardinals were created by Gregory XVII during those dangerous & historic meetings - where the Hostage Pope gave his hierarchy specific instructions/strategy on how to carry on the mission of One True Church, during these end times. Mon. Taramasso's personal secretary was also in attendance at the Ravasco meetings. 


(5.) An Italian personal secretary of Mon. Taramasso confirmed in 2015 to TCW that "Cardinal" Agostino Casaroli [a notoroius Freemason] indeed had "oddly" sought out to meet with (the newly made Bishop & Cardinal) Taramasso [and did].


Note: there has been speculation for decades, that Taramasso, age 59, may have been poisoned by the high-ranking Freemason Casaroli [with digitalis]. Taramasso mysteriously died of a heart attack "di punto in bianco" ["out of the blue"], another of his *sisters (a physician) had detailed and documented in a hand-written letter (that TCW has in its possession) from the time-period shortly after her beloved brother's death. The sudden death of Cardinal Taramasso was a terrible shock and lamentation for Pope Gregory XVII and his small group of Cardinals, who were in the process of planning a strategic military type rescue of the Holy Father, from his Judeo-Masonic captors.


*This sister of Cardinal Taramasso, a doctor, after a careful review of the circumstances/medical information concerning her brother's death, concluded her brother did not die of natural causes



"That Siri... was elected pope is an undeniable fact for those who know what

happened. ... The future of the papacy: the Church hierarchy is extremely gloomy." 
(*Fr. Malachi Martin, September 17, 1996)


*Excerpt from Fr. Malachi Martin interview on 09/17/1996 in New York, NY - as published by "L’Eglise Eclipsée, by Les Amis de Christ-Roi", Editions Delacroix, 1997 Paris. Note: Fr. Martin (d. 1999) was a very controversial figure, who had access to secrets of the Vatican - and was in there, or connected to it, when the freemasonic takeover burst forth publicly on October 28th, 1958, and onward. -ED




 O my God! relying on Thy almighty power and infinite goodness and promises,
 I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting,
 through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.


The substance of this act is: I hope for Heaven and the means to obtain it.


Canons of the Sacraments of Orders (DZ 966, Can. 6)“If anyone says that in the
Catholic Church a hierarchy has NOT been instituted by divine ordinance, which
consists of the bishops, priests, and ministers: let him be anathema [cf. n. DZ 960].”




Mystical Vision of *Anne Catherine Emmerich Foretelling Elder

Hostage Pope he would be Consecrating Bishops (October 7, 1820)


“As I was going through Rome with St. Francis and the other saint, we saw a great palace engulfed in flames from top to bottom. I was very much afraid that the occupants would be burned to death because no one came forward to put out the fire. As we came nearer, however, the fire abated and we saw the blackened building. We went through a number of magnificent rooms (untouched by the fire), and we finally reached the Pope. He was sitting in the dark and slept in a large arm-chair. He was very ill and weak; he could no longer walk. The ecclesiastics in the inner circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like them. I told the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed soon. I told him also that he must not leave Rome. If he did so, it would be chaos. He thought that the evil was inevitable and that he should leave in order to save many things beside himself. He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he was insistently urged to do so. The Pope is still attached to the things of this earth in many ways…”


The Church is completely isolated and as if completely deserted. It seems that everyone is running away. Everywhere I see great misery, hatred, treason, rancor, confusion and utter blindness. O city! O city! What is threatening thee? The storm is coming, do be watchful!…” 

*Anne Catherine Emmerich was born on September 8, 1774, at Flamske, Germany, and became a nun of the Augustinian Order on November 13, 1803. She died on February 9, 1824. Although of a simple education, she had a perfect consciousness of her earliest days and could understand the liturgical Latin from her first time at Mass... She was told in a mystic vision that her gift of seeing the past, present, and future was greater than that possesed by anyone else in history. From the year 1812 until her death she bore the stigmata (five wounds) of Our Lord, including a cross over her heart and wounds from the crown of thorns. 


Related Links:

Abp. (Card.) Pintonello Confirmed "Siri" Was Pope In 1996 Video

People Must Change Their Thinking in Order to End Crisis

(Note: Includes more quotes from the significant Abp. Pintonello 1996 interview, from Selva dei Pini in Italy.)

Declassified Document: US Involved in 1958 Conclave Coup

Ven. Bernard de Bustis 15th c. Prophesied a Schism at 1958 Conclave

Pope Gregory XVII's Public Castigations of V2 Sect Antipopes

Cardinal Manning's Imperative Book on End Times (Pope in Exile)

"Every Man for Himself Sacraments Regardless of the Law"

The Necessity of a Canonical Mission (809 Denzinger 434)

Tough to Find True Sacraments? Don't be Anxious

Marie-Julie Jahenny on What Awaits Persevering True Catholics


“It follows then that the Church of Christ not only exists to-day and always, but is  
also exactly the same as it was in the time of the Apostles, unless we were to say,

which God forbid, either that Christ our Lord could not effect His purpose, or that

He erred when He asserted that the gates of hell should never prevail against it.” 

-Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Mortalium Animos [English: The minds of mortals], 1928



Read: "The Infiltration, Usurpation, Desolation then Triumph!



Ecclesiastical Approbation 

In Today's Catholic World ( carries the approbation in writing of the Holy See in exile. It faithfully adheres to the rules for Catholic Journals mandated by Leo XIII in the Apostolic Constitution Officiorum ac Munerum, January 25, 1897 - so heavily re-stressed by Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.

"The fourth note or mark of the Church is to be Apostolic. That is to say, it was founded by the Apostles and is governed by their successors, the bishops, who since the Apostles, have succeeded without interruption. And these bishops have a LAWFUL MISSION to guard always, in their teaching and management of the Church, the unity of Faith and of communion with their head and center, the Roman Pontiff." ...

"You will notice above that with the word MISSION I added the word LAWFUL, that is, coming from that one who has the keys of the kingdom of heaven or of the Church, who is the Pope. Therefore the intruder bishops, or those who have separated themselves from obedience to the Roman Pontiff, are NOT successors of the Apostles. Rather, they are thieves, as Jesus Christ calls them, and we must flee from them as the sheep flee from the wolves."

An Excerpt from Pope Leo XIII's Quarto Abeunte Saeculo: 


"... he [Christopher Columbussaw in spirit a mighty multitude, cloaked in miserable darkness, given over to evil rites, and the superstitious worship of vain gods. Miserable it is to live in a barbarous state and with savage manners: but more miserable to lack the knowledge of that which is highest, and to dwell in ignorance of the one true God. Considering these things, therefore, in his mind, he sought first of all to extend the Christian name and the benefits of Christian charity to the West, as is abundantly proved by the history of the whole undertaking."







Quarto Abeunte Saeculo

On Christopher Columbus


To Our Venerable Brethren, the Archbishops and Bishops of Spain, Italy, and the two Americas.


Now that four centuries have sped since a Ligurian first, under God’s guidance, touched shores unknown beyond the Atlantic, the whole world is eager to celebrate the memory of the event, and glorify its author. Nor could a worthier reason be found where through zeal should be kindled. For the exploit is in itself the highest and grandest which any age has ever seen accomplished by man; and he who achieved it, for the greatness of his mind and heart, can be compared to but few in the history of humanity. By his toil another world emerged from the unsearched bosom of the ocean: hundreds of thousands of mortals have, from a state of blindness, been raised to the common level of the human race, reclaimed from savagery to gentleness and humanity; and, greatest of all, by the acquisition of those blessings of which Jesus Christ is the author, they have been recalled from destruction to eternal life. Europe, indeed, overpowered at the time by the novelty and strangeness of the discovery, presently came to recognize what was due to Columbus, when, through the numerous colonies shipped to America, through the constant intercourse and interchange of business and the ocean-trade, an incredible addition was made to our knowledge of nature, and to the commonwealth; whilst at the same time the prestige of the European name was marvelously increased. Therefore, amidst so lavish a display of honor, so unanimous a tribute of congratulations, it is fitting that the Church should not be altogether silent; since she, by custom and precedent, willingly approves and endeavors to forward whatsoever she see, and wherever she see it, that is honorable and praiseworthy. It is true she reserves her special and greatest honors for virtues that most signally proclaim a high morality, for these are directly associated with the salvation of souls; but she does not, therefore, despise or lightly estimate virtues of other kinds. On the contrary, she has ever highly favored and held in honor those who have deserved well of men in civil society, and have thus attained a lasting name among posterity. For God, indeed, is especially wonderful in his Saints — “mirabilis in Sanctis suis;” but the impress of His Divine virtue also appears in those who shine with excellent power of mind and spirit, since high intellect and greatness of spirit can be the property of men only through their parent and creator, God. 


2. But there is, besides, another reason, a unique one, why We consider that this immortal achievement should be recalled by Us with memorial words. For Columbus is ours; since if a little consideration be given to the particular reason of his design in exploring the “mare tenebrosum,” and also the manner in which he endeavored to execute the design, it is indubitable that the Catholic faith was the strongest motive for the inception and prosecution of the design; so that for this reason also the whole human race owes not a little to the Church.


3. For we have the record of not a few brave and experienced men, both before and after Christopher Columbus, who with stubbornness and zeal explored unknown lands and seas yet more unknown. And the memory of these, man, mindful of benefits, rightly holds, and will hold in honor; because they advanced the ends of knowledge and humanity, and increased the common prosperity of the race, not by light labor, but by supreme exertion, often accompanied by great dangers. But there is, nevertheless, between these and him of whom we speak, a generous difference. He was distinguished by this unique note, that in his work of traversing and retraversing immense tracts of ocean, he looked for a something greater and higher than did these others. We say not that he was unmoved by perfectly honorable aspirations after knowledge, and deserving well of human society; nor did he despise glory, which is a most engrossing ideal to great souls; nor did he altogether scorn a hope of advantages to himself; but to him far before all these human considerations was the consideration of his ancient faith, which questionless dowered him with strength of mind and will, and often strengthened and consoled him in the midst of the greatest difficulties. This view and aim is known to have possessed his mind above all; namely, to open a way for the Gospel over new lands and seas.


4. This, indeed, may seem of small likelihood to such as confine their whole thought and care to the evidence of the senses, and refuse to look for anything higher. But great intellects, on the contrary, are usually wont to cherish higher ideals; for they, of all men, are most excellently fitted to receive the intuitions and breathings of Divine faith. Columbus certainly had joined to the study of nature the study of religion, and had trained his mind on the teachings that well up from the most intimate depths of the Catholic faith. For this reason, when he learned from the lessons of astronomy and the record of the ancients, that there were great tracts of land lying towards the West, beyond the limits of the known world, lands hitherto explored by no man, he saw in spirit a mighty multitude, cloaked in miserable darkness, given over to evil rites, and the superstitious worship of vain gods. Miserable it is to live in a barbarous state and with savage manners: but more miserable to lack the knowledge of that which is highest, and to dwell in ignorance of the one true God. Considering these things, therefore, in his mind, he sought first of all to extend the Christian name and the benefits of Christian charity to the West, as is abundantly proved by the history of the whole undertaking. For when he first petitioned Ferdinand and Isabella, the Sovereigns of Spain, for fear lest they should be reluctant to encourage the undertaking, he clearly explained its object: “That their glory would grow to immortality, if they resolved to carry the name and doctrine of Jesus Christ into regions so distant.” And in no long time having obtained his desires, he bears witness: “That he implores of God that, through His Divine aid and grace, the Sovereigns may continue steadfast in their desire to fill these new missionary shores with the truths of the Gospel.” He hastens to seek missionaries from Pope Alexander VI, through a letter in which this sentence occurs: “I trust that, by God’s help, I may spread the Holy Name and Gospel of Jesus Christ as widely as may be.” He was carried away, as we think, with joy, when on his first return from the Indies he wrote to Raphael Sanchez: “That to God should be rendered immortal thanks, Who had brought his labors such prosperous issues; that Jesus Christ rejoices and triumphs on earth no less than in Heaven, at the approaching salvation of nations innumerable, who were before hastening to destruction.” And if he moved Ferdinand and Isabella to decree that only Catholic Christians should be suffered to approach the New World and trade with the natives, he brought forward as reason, “that he sought nothing from his enterprise and endeavor but the increase and glory of the Christian religion.” And this was well known to Isabella, who better than any had understood the great man’s mind; indeed it is evident that it had been clearly laid before that most pious, masculine-minded, and great-souled woman. For she had declared of Columbus that he would boldly thrust himself upon the vast ocean, “to achieve a most signal thing, for the sake of the Divine glory.” And to Columbus himself, on his second return, she writes: “That the expenses she had incurred, and was about to incur, for the Indian expeditions, had been well bestowed; for thence would ensure a spreading of Catholicism.”


5. In truth, except for a Divine cause, whence was he to draw constancy and strength of mind to bear those sufferings which to the last he was obliged to endure? We allude to the adverse opinions of the learned, the rebuffs of the great, the storms of a raging ocean, and those assiduous vigils by which he more than once lost the use of his sight. Then in addition were fights with savages, the infidelity of friends and companions, criminal conspiracies, the perfidy of the envious, and the calumnies of detractors. He must needs have succumbed under labors so vast and overwhelming if he had not been sustained by the consciousness of a nobler aim, which he knew would bring much glory to the Christian name, and salvation to an infinite multitude. And in contrast with his achievement the circumstances of the time show with wonderful effect. Columbus threw open America at the time when a great storm was about to break over the Church. As far, therefore, as it is lawful for man to divine from events the ways of Divine Providence, he seemed to have truly been born, by a singular provision of God, to remedy those losses which were awaiting the Catholic Church on the side of Europe.


6. To persuade the Indian people to Christianity was, indeed, the duty and work of the Church, and upon that duty she entered from the beginning, and continued, and still continues, to pursue in continuous charity, reaching finally the furthest limits of Patagonia. Columbus resolved to go before and prepare the ways for the Gospel, and, deeply absorbed in this idea, gave all his energies to it, attempting hardly anything without religion for his guide and piety for his companion. We mention what is indeed well known, but is also characteristic of the man’s mind and soul. For being compelled by the Portuguese and Genoese to leave his object unachieved, when he had reached Spain, within the wall of a Religious house he matured his great design of meditated exploration, having for confidant and adviser a Religious — a disciple of Francis of Assisi. Being at length about to depart for the sea, he attended to all that which concerned the welfare of his soul on the eve of his enterprise. He implored the Queen of Heaven to assist his efforts and direct his course; and he ordered that no sail should be hoisted until the name of the Trinity had been invoked. When he had put out to sea, and the waves were now growing tempestuous, and the sailors were filled with terror, he kept a tranquil constancy of mind, relying on God. The very names he gave to the newly discovered islands tell the purposes of the man. At each disembarkation he offered up prayers to Almighty God, nor did he take possession save “in the Name of Jesus Christ.” Upon whatsoever shores he might be driven, his first act was to set upon the shore the standard of the holy Cross: and the name of the Divine Redeemer, which he had so often sung on the open sea to the sound of the murmuring waves, he conferred upon the new islands. Thus at Hispaniola he began to build from the ruins of the temple, and all popular celebrations were preceded by the most sacred ceremonies.


7. This, then, was the object, this the end Columbus had in view in traversing such a vast extent of land and water to discover those countries hitherto uncultivated and inaccessible, but which, afterwards, as we have seen, have made such rapid strides in civilization and wealth and fame. And in truth the magnitude of the undertaking, as well as the importance and variety of the benefits that arose from it, call for some fitting and honorable commemoration of it among men. And, above all, it is fitting that we should confess and celebrate in an especial manner the will and designs of the Eternal Wisdom, under whose guidance the discoverer of the New World placed himself with a devotion so touching.


8. In order, therefore, that the commemoration of Columbus may be worthily observed, religion must give her assistance to the secular ceremonies. And as at the time of the first news of the discovery public thanksgiving was offered by the command of the Sovereign Pontiff to Almighty God, so now we have resolved to act in like manner in celebrating the anniversary of this auspicious event.


9. We decree, therefore, that on October 12, or on the following Sunday, if the Ordinary should prefer it, in all the Cathedral churches and convent chapels throughout Spain, Italy, and the two Americas, after the office of the day there shall be celebrated a Solemn Mass of the Most Holy Trinity. Moreover, besides the above mentioned countries, We feel assured that the other nations, prompted to it by the counsel of their bishops will likewise join in the celebration, since it is fitting that an event from which all have derived benefit should be piously and gratefully commemorated by all.


10. Meanwhile, as a pledge of heavenly favors and of Our own paternal goodwill, we lovingly bestow the Apostolic Benediction in Our Lord upon you, Venerable Brethren, and upon your clergy and people.


Given at Rome, from St. Peter’s, on the 16th day of July, 1892, in the fifteenth year of Our Pontificate.



Portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary, personally owned by United States first President George Washington,   
 that he displayed in his Mount Vernon, VA home. This painting of the Mother of God (and a portrait of
St. John the Evangelist), are the only pieces of sacred art President Washington had in his entire house.


Note: it was a long tradition among both the Maryland Province Jesuit Fathers and numerous servants of *George Washington, that the first President of the US died a Catholic.


*James Washington, brother of Gen. [Pres.] Washington's great grandfather John, went to Holland in 1650, the year his brother came to America. He settled in Roterdam. His descendants in Hollan are all Catholics, and are named Washington.

[See Magazine of American History, 1879.] 


It is reported that Father Leonard Neale, S.J., a close friend of Washington's, was called to Mount Vernon from St. Mary’s Mission across the Piscatawney River four hours before Washington’s death, and (using the conditional form of the sacrament) baptized him into the Catholic Church.


Related Links:

The Cradle of American Catholicity & Civilization

1886 Film Clip of Pope Leo XIII with His Military Guard

Columbus' Great Love for His City of Genoa in Last Will
Gregory XVII of Genoa: St. Malachy's Shepherd and Sailor

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