February 2012

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29 Feb 2012

Michael Voris interviews Colleen Hammond

I was in Michigan for my Dad’s funeral, stayed a few weeks to help my Mom, and zipped over to the RealCatholicTV studios to record this.… Read the rest

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24 Feb 2012

How to Meditate on the Crown of Thorns

Let us, with very profound reverence, adore Jesus crowned with thorns, after having been cruelly scourged, and then presented to the Jews with a reed in His hand by way of scepter, and an old garment of purple upon His shoulders by way of a royal mantle. O my Savior! By all this they wish to turn Thy kingdom into ridicule; but under this insulting exterior I recognize Thee to be my Savior and my God. I honor Thee, I praise Thee, I bless Thee under this unworthy disguise, which Thy love for me has caused Thee to accept.

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23 Feb 2012

Meditation: A Lesson of Humility

Today’s meditation comes from Volume 2 of a set of books written in the 1800s by Fr. M. Hamon. They have been out of print for over 100 years. Meditations for All the Days of the Year, a 5-volume, 6”x9” set, is now being reprinted and is available for order!

Volume 1: From the First Sunday in Advent to Septuagesima Sunday

Volume 2: From Septuagesima Sunday to the Second Sunday after Easter

Volume 3: From the Second Sunday after Easter to the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Volume 4: From the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost to the Seventeenth Sunday after Read the rest

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22 Feb 2012

Meditation for Ash Wednesday: The Thought of Death

We will consider today that the ceremony of the ashes invites us to sanctify Lent: first, by penance and mortification; second, by the thought of death. We will then make the resolution: first, cheerfully to embrace all the mortifications suitable to this holy season, fasting and abstinence, with all the crosses sent by Providence which we may encounter; second, to excite ourselves to do all these things well by means of the saying of St. Bernard: “If you were destined to die today, would you do this or that?”

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15 Feb 2012

The Respect and Attention we owe to the Word of God

We shall resume today our meditations upon the word of God, and we shall consider: first, the respect, second, the attention we owe to the divine word. We will then make the resolution: first, to listen to and to read the word of God with the same respect as though God Himself were speaking to us, and not to criticize sermons; second, to seek in instructions not what amuses the mind, but what changes the heart, and also to make practical resolutions derived from it. Our spiritual nosegay shall be the words of St. Augustine: “To listen with a careless ear to the word of God is the same crime as to allow the sacred Host to to the ground through carelessness.”

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