Sunday, December 28, 2008

Psalm 51


A Dash of Inspiration

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Unto us a Child is Born



English Trans.-
A Child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel.
(Ps.97. 1)Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: because He hath done wonderful things.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit...

-LATIN-
Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, cujus imperium super humerum ejus et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus.

Cantate Domino canticum novum quia mirabilia fecit. Gloria Patre et Filio et Spiritui Santo...

Today Christ is born: Today the Savior appeared!



Today Christ is born:
Today the Savior appeared:
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
Archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.
Alleluia.
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Hodie Christus natus est:
Hodie Salvator apparuit:
Hodie in terra canunt Angeli,
laetantur Archangeli
Hodie exsultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Alleluia.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

O Emmanuel



O Emmanuel,
Rex et legifer noster,
expectatio gentium,
et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos,
Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel,
the one awaited by the gentiles,
and their Savior:
come to save us,
Lord our God.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christ and His Mother...


A music video with scenes from the Passion of Christ about Jesus and His Blessed Mother.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

O Clavis



The Great antiphon for 20 December sung by the Dominican student brothers in Oxford.

Friday, December 19, 2008

O Radix





The Great antiphon sung on 19 December by the Dominican student brothers in Oxford.

III – December 19

O RADIX Iesse, qui stas in signum populorum,
super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur:
veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare.

O Root of Jesse, who stand as a sign for the peoples (Isaiah 11:10),
the kings of the earth are silent before you (Isaiah 52:15) and the
nations invoke you:
come to free us, do not delay (Habakkuk 2:3).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O Sapientia



"O'Wisdom that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, that reachest from one end to another, and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us the way of prudence!"
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O Sapientia, quæ ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiæ.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hauppauge High School Choir Concert


Winter Concert at Hauppauge High School on 13 December 2006

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Visit with the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth


An iPadre Catholic Video Cast of the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth at their new Postulant house in Bastress, PA. Meet the young women preparing to become Capuchine Sisters at the Mother of the Eucharist Convent.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Benedictines of the Blessed Sacrament -Moniales Bénédictines


Benedictines of the Blessed Sacrament (Nuns) in Craon, Franvce Benedictine Nuns of perpetual Adoration of Christ - Bénédictines du Saint Sacrement-Founded in 1653 a.d in France by Bl.Mere Mactilde de Bar, who was a Nun at the Benedictines of Montmartre,Paris. 8 Convents in France, of perpetual Adoration, plus other foundations in Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium, of varying This video of The Sisters in Craon, in the Diocese of Laval- Mid-North France.Observance. - En 1980, 38 monastères et 1695 membres.Moniales Bénédictines

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Byzantine Liturgy


Byzantine Liturgy at the Carmelite Monastery in Pennsylvania

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Theology On Tap - Cardinal Rigali


Cardinal Justi Rigali reflects on his personal experiences serving as the English translator for three popes over 30 years in the Vatican

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Human Race


A chilling video produced by Population Research Institute that illustrates the direction the human race is heading.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Souls Day ~Lux Aeterna/In paradisum



Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.
Requiem aeternum dona eis, Domine,
et Lux perpetua luceat eis,
cum Sanctus tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.
Requistcat In Pace
Let eternal light shine on them, Lord,
as with Your saints in eternity,
because You are merciful.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on them,
as with Your saints in eternity,
because You are merciful.
May they Rest In Peace
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In Paradisum
In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.-
May angels lead you into Paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your coming and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May a choir of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, may you have eternal rest.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Benedictine Monks of Santa Domingo de Silos


Benedictine Monks of Santa Domingo de Silos - Alleluia

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Os Monges do silêncio II



Pela primeira vez um repórter entra no Convento da Cartuxa em Évora para filmar a procissão do corpo do senhor

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Abbey of Our Lady of the Annunciation


Video mix of the Benedictine Nuns at Le Barroux,France. Traditional,(Extraordinary Form)rites, Monastic Congregation, under the Holy See.

The reason their are Nuns in the Choir in different habits, is because they are invited guests from different Communities, for the occasion of the Abbey Church Dedication, and Monastic Choir consecration.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saint Teresa of Avila a tribute



Saint Teresa of Ávila, known also by her religious name, Saint Teresa of Jesus and baptized as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, was born March 28 1515 at Avila, old Castile, Spain, died October 4, 1582 at Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Spain. She was a Carmelite nun and prominent Spanish mystic and writer of the Counter Reformation. She reformed her religious Order and together with St John of the Cross founded the Order of Discalced Carmelites. She became the first female to be named a Doctor of the Church in 1970 and is one of the three females to be awarded that honour, along with St Catherine of Siena and another Discalced Carmelite, St Therese of Lisieux.

The slide show starts with panoramic view of Avila, the town built on the hill overlooking the Adaja River and the highest city in Spain. The city is surrounded by distinctive stone walls, we can see the picture of Avila Cathedral followed by vintage and modern pictures of St Teresa convent exteriors - including the Saint statues, and interior - with St Teresa beautiful chapel. These pictures are followed by the image of young Teresa and several of her images painted both by famous artists as well as by more popular productions. We can see also little collection of stained windows depicting the Saint, as found in her convent chapel and in Churches dedicated to her from around the world. We can also see two vintage holy cards dedicated to her. The slide show concludes with the picture of St Teresa reliquary containing her heart and Discalced Carmelites shield followed by drawing representing of St Teresa canonization Mass at St Peter's in Rome back in 17th century. The background music is from the track "Salve Regina" by Benedictine Monks chanting favourite hymn of St Teresa, Ave Verum, followed by Adoro te and short sequence Sub tuum presidium.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ego Vos Elegi



Non vos me elegistis sed EGO VOS ELEGI et posui vos ut eatis et fructum adferatis et fructus vester maneat ut quodcumque petieritis Patrem in nomine meo det vobis

John 15:16

You have not chosen Me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.

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All of the services at Pluscarden Abbey are sung in Latin using Gregorian Chant.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Iraqi Christians


This is a clip from a 1980 documentary on the Silk Road. These are Iraqi Christians near Mousel, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world (dating back to the 1st century AD). Around one million Christians fled Iraq's cities after the war in 2001, which left 400,000 in the villages. They are violently targeted by Islamists and ignored by the US-backed government.

Note: The prayers the monks are reciting in the clip are in Aramaic.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Angelus


We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the "call to prayer." But Christians have a "call to prayer," too! It is the Angelus. Three times a day (at 6:00 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m), we pause to reaffirm our faith in the Incarnation: that "God so loved the world he sent his only Son" (Jn 3:16), who "worked with human hands, thought with a human mind and loved with a human heart." God knows what life on earth is like: he lived on this very planet of ours! And so "it is right to give him thanks and praise" for "having not spared his Son, but delivering him up for us."

This video was prepared to help you learn and pray the Angelus. Once you have made this practice part of your daily prayer life, you can use the video to invite others to renew their faith in this "pivot point" of the Christian creed, in which the mysteries of the Trinity and of our Redemption in Christ come together. If we are Christians, we need to "know him whom we have believed"! The Angelus can help.

The Angelus video was prepared by Sister Anne of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international Catholic religious community dedicated to evangelization through communications.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vote Your Conscience



This November the U.S.A. holds its elections ... Vote Your Conscience.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lourdes,Final Blessing/Salve Regina,Pope Benedict



A rainy night in Lourdes France, Pope Benedict XVI.Sept. 13,2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Our Father/Te Deum~ Pope Benedict,at Paris



Paris Vespers 2008 Sept.12
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Our Father/Te Deum~Pope Benedict XVI.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pope Benedict, arrives at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris



Thru the streets of Paris, Sept. 12, 2008

Pape Benoît XVI parle aux jeunes, Paris


September 13, 2008.
Notice the Monk of Le barroux at the beginning, near the Sisters of St John.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in France



Thru the streets of Paris, Sept. 12, 2008.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI Visit To Ground Zero



The pontiff visits the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Pope prays at site of World Trade Center terror attacks on April 20,2008.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

American Death Wish



Father is a perpetually professed priest member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.

The pillars of father's preaching are basically three

* Love for and a relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary which leads us into a vibrant and loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

* Great love and reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist--from Holy Mass to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

* An uncompromising love for and obedience to the Holy Father and the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Lux et Tenebris



And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.
et lux in tenebris lucet et tenebrae eam non conprehenderunt...

...erat lux vera quae inluminat omnem hominem venientem in mundum...
That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Dominican Order Vocation


Excerpts from "And the world looks at us", 1964 vocation film.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monastic Brothers of Bethlehem and then Assumption





The 'Monastic Family of Bethlehem and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary' took birth in 1950, following the promulgation of the dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin. The Sisters were founded on France, soon after, and the Brothers in France in 1976.

They are 2 geographically distinct Lavras of Hermits,one Congregation men, the other of women, though with similar charism lifestyle and foundation.

The life of the Monks is to love Jesus through Mary, and adore the Blessed Trinity in silence and solitude . It is Saint Bruno that the religious confide in to guide them toward the hermit life. The life of the monastic family of Bethlehem is inspired by the model lauras or skites in Egyptian beginnings of Christian monasticism, where the monks lived in solitude through the week and gathered for the Holy Synaxis on Sunday.

The monks (and nuns) of Bethlehem pray, work, study, eat and sleep in their cells and hermitages. The monastic day begins with evening vespers celebrated in common in the chapel. Then,the Religious stand Vigil during the night "where they mount a holy and persevering watch, awaiting the return of their Master, in opening when he knocks" (San Bruno).

They then go to the oratory for Matins, followed by Lauds and the Eucharist. They are the only two times liturgical celebration lived together daily; the little hours of the divine office are celebrated in their cells.
Monday is a Desert day, of complete solitude, except for a simple Celebration of the Holy Eucharist in Common.

There offices are greatly inspired by Byzantine-Slav/Middle Eastern traditions as well as the simplicity of Latin Carthusian Chant.

Sundays and great Feasts are fraternal, marked by a meal in Common ,and a fraternal walk, and recreation.
The worldwide Communities counts 500 Members.(Primarily French speaking)

Monasteries of Monks are in France, Italy,Spain and Israel.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Carthusians~ Grande Chartreuse 1964



First ever filming inside the Roman Catholic Monastic/Hermitage of the Grande Chartreuse -1964.The Order was founded by Saint Bruno in 1084a.d. and comprises a masculine and a feminine branch.

At present, the Order is composed of about 450 monks and nuns who live a solitary life at the heart of the Church; there are 24 Houses in three continents, all dedicated exclusively to the contemplative life.

The only goal of the Carthusian way is CONTEMPLATION, by the power of the Spirit, living as unceasingly as possible in the light of the love of God for us, made manifest in Christ. This implies a purity of heart, or charity: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Mt 5:8) Monastic tradition also calls this goal pure and continuous prayer.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Music for the Soul



The Australian's Iain Shedden talks to two of the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz, the Pope's favourite Gregorian chant singers, who have become unlikely pop stars in Europe with their album 'Chant'.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Historian reveals how Pius IX decided to proclaim dogma of Immaculate Conception


Historian reveals how Pius IX decided to proclaim dogma of Immaculate Conception.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Church of the Annunciation - Nazareth - Israel


The Church of the Annunciation (Hebrew: כנסיית הבשורה‎, Arabic: كنيسة البشارة, Greek: Εκκλησία του Ευαγγελισμού της Θεοτόκου), sometimes also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation is a church in Nazareth, in modern-day northern Israel; it was established in the place where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place. In other words, it is the location where Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a virgin, was visited by the Archangel Gabriel and told that she had been selected to be the mother of Jesus. The Greek Orthodox tradition holds that this event occurred while Mary was drawing water from the well in Nazareth, and erected St. Gabriel's Church at that alternate site.

The current church is a two-story building, erected over the site of an earlier Byzantine and Crusader church. Inside, the lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, believed by many Christians to be the actual remains of the original childhood home of Mary.

Under Roman Catholic canon law, it enjoys the status of a minor basilica.

It is a historically significant site and may even be considered sacred within some circles of Christianity, especially Catholicism. The basilica attracts many Catholic, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox Christian visitors every year.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

True Love True Faith


The Beauty of the Catholic Church.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Best images of WYD at Sydney



Montage of the best images form h2onews of the trip of the Pope to Australia for WYD at Sydney 2008.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Quarr Abbey Cloister Garden and Guesthouse


View of cloister garden from nearby flat roof.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Anglican Communion or The 'Branch' is Broken



Sermon of 'Bishop' gene Robinson, visiting London and the ensuing result of historic Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Ipse,Sola Insolentia,and Sola Superbia(ae).

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Visiting a Carthusian monastery - part 1



"Stat crux dum volvitur orbis".

St. Thomas More~Trial & Execution




Sir Thomas More, (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535)Renaissance English writer,Lawyer, Lord chancellor of England and Catholic martyr, in the Tudor court of King Henry VIII.

It is certain that he went to live near the London Charterhouse and often joined in the spiritual exercises of the monks there. He wore "a sharp shirt of hair next his skin, which he never left off wholly" (Cresacre More), and gave himself up to a life of prayer and penance. His mind wavered for some time between joining the Carthusians or the Observant Franciscans, both of which orders observed the religious life with extreme strictness and fervour(at that time). In the end, apparently with the approval of Colet, he abandoned the hope of becoming a priest or religious, his decision being due to a mistrust of his powers of perseverance.
Meanwhile More had made friends with one "Maister John Colte, a gentleman" of Newhall, Essex, whose oldest daughter, Jane, he married in 1505.

More married again very soon after his first wife's death, his choice being a widow, Alice Middleton. She was older than he by seven years.

In October, 1529, More succeeded Wolsey as Chancellor of England, a post never before held by a layman. In matters political, however, he is nowise succeeded to Wolsey's position, and his tenure of the chancellorship is chiefly memorable for his unparalleled success and fair charitable justice as a judge.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

First vows of Sr Jacinta and Sr Miriam CFR


Sr's Jacinta and Miriam, may God bless you and keep you... the example that has been set, will bear much fruit. God watch over the friars and sisters of the renewal.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Iohannes XXIII: the good Pope - part 2 of 2


Angelo Roncalli - The first days of his pontificate.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hymn by Chaldean Catholic Priest-Martyr in Iraq


Hear the voice of a Christian Martyr singing a hymn in Arabic to the Blessed Mother, while watching a slideshow of his funeral mass. Hear the angelic voice of Father Ragheed Ganni, a 35 year old Chaldean Catholic Priest killed on Sunday June 3rd, 2007 with three of his deacons right after celebrating mass at Holy Spirit Chaldean Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq. The car of Father Ragheed and the three deacons was stopped by terrorists shortly after leaving the church. They were forced to get down from the car and asked to declare their conversion to Islam. When the four martyrs refused they were brutally gunned down with machine guns. Lord, protect all the innocent people of Iraq and all those trying to defend them. Jesus we trust in you and we are sustained by the prayers of your most holy mother to whom you never refuse a request. We pray for the repentance and conversion of Father Ragheed's killers and all other terrorists. May she who gave birth to us at the foot of the cross beg you for mercy.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Iohannes XXIII: the good Pope - part 1 of 2


Angelo Roncalli - The first days of his pontificate.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pope Iohannes XXIII: pontificate and council - part 1


"I came, you have seen me, I have put my eyes in your eyes, I have put my heart next to your heart, the life is pilgrimage, of the sky we are done, we detain a little here and then we take back our walk."

The pontificate of Iohannes XXIII (Angelo Roncalli) and the Vatican Council II

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Beautiful Collision


A look at the beautiful collision of heaven and earth, where the mortal encounter the Divine.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Salve Regina"


This is the Latin chant "Salve Regina" (or Hail, Holy Queen, which is a common Catholic prayer) performed by the monks of the Abbey of Notre Dame.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Certosa di San Martino


The Certosa di San Martino (Italian St. Martin's Charterhouse) is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples, southern Italy. It the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf. A Carthusian monastery, it was finished and inaugurated under the rule of Queen Joan I in 1368. It was dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. During the first half of the sixteenth century it was expanded. Later, in 1623, it was further expanded and became, under the direction of architect Cosimo Fanzago, essentially the structure one sees today.
In the early 1800s, under French rule the monastery was closed and was abandoned by the religious order. Today, the museum houses a museum with a display of Spanish and Bourbon era artifacts, as well as displays of the presepe--Nativity scene--considered to be among the finest in the world.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI



Pictures of Pope Benedict XVI. Hope you all enjoy.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI address the UN



Showing his versatility, the pontiff speaks in French and English. Clip shows coverage from quite a number of European Outlets illustrating the Pope's appeal.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Georgian Churches with music "The Kartuli Ensemble"


Audio recording with pictures of Georgian Churches. Totally American cast of singers under directions of Guy Brower sing Georgian music.

The Republic of Georgia is exceptional for its ancient, deep-rooted tradition of music in several independent voices. The music is dense and complex, with exquisite harmonies that result in a musical experience unlike any other.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI Addresses Church Scandal



Pope Benedict XVI addresses the American sex scandal during his Washington DC mass on 4/17/2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Papal Mass - Washington DC April 08



Slideshow of experience 4/17/2008 at Nationals Stadium for the Papal Mass. Songs are "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" and Placido Domingo's "Panis Angelicus" which were performed during the Mass.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI



Pope Benedict XVI arrives to USA for the first time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI at White House


Pope Benedict XVI speaks at the White House 4/16/2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cardinal Francis George Welcomes Pope Benedict to the US



Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago welcomes Pope Benedict to the United States.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Pope Benedict Prepares for First U.S. Trip



Pope Benedict says he hopes his trip to the United States will be seen as a "fraternal gesture'' toward all Christian denominations and a "sign of friendship'' by other religions.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI Welcome to D.C. 2008



Pope Benedict XVI Welcome to D.C. 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Boulogne Cathedral - Veni Creator


Views of the cathedral of Boulogne (France) and of the St. Saulve parish church in Montreuil-sur-Mer (France)
Music: Veni Creator Spiritu

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pope Baptises Muslim Convert



VATICAN CITY (AP) - Italy's most prominent Muslim, an iconoclastic writer who condemned Islamic extremism and defended Israel, converted to Catholicism Saturday in a baptism by the pope at a Vatican Easter service.
An Egyptian-born, non-practicing Muslim who is married to a Catholic, Magdi Allam infuriated some Muslims with his books and columns in the newspaper Corriere della Sera newspaper, where he is a deputy editor. He titled one book "Long Live Israel."

As a choir sang, Pope Benedict XVI poured holy water over Allam's head and said a brief prayer in Latin.

"We no longer stand alongside or in opposition to one another," Benedict said in a homily reflecting on the meaning of baptism. "Thus faith is a force for peace and reconciliation in the world: distances between people are overcome, in the Lord we have become close."

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Confirmation Sermon





Bishop Bernard Tissier De Mallerias delivers his
Confirmation Sermon at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church - Veneta, Oregon
April 24, 2006

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Face Of Radical Islam

[**Warning: Contains Graphic And Violent Scenes**]



Geert Wilders' film about the Quran (English)
LiveLeak pulls “Fitna” after receiving “very serious” threats.


The Story of a Convert from Islam – Baptized by the Pope at St. Peter's

Vatican Aide Responds to Muslim Professor

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He's Alive


Jesus-He's Alive-Don Francisco

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Oratio Jeremiae


The prayer of Jeremiah from Lamentations 5 sung on Holy Saturday in the service of Tenebrae according to Dominican chant.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Apostolic Blessing


Blessing given by Pope Benedict XVI after the Academic Mass at St Peters on 23 October 2006.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pluscarden Abbey


Pluscarden Abbey, near Elgin, Scotland, is a monastery of the Valliscaulian Order, founded in 1230 near Elgin, Scotland, by King Alexander II of Scotland. In 1454, the Benedictine rule was adopted there; in 1586, one monk survived. The confiscated property later came into the possession of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, who translated the breviary into English. Laterly, the monastery was elevated to the status of an abbey.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"As a bishop I cannot be silent"



The auxiliary bishop of Karaganda in Kazakhstan has spoken with Gloria.TV about his new book "Dominus est" in which he sharply criticises the practice of communion in the hand.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pluscarden Abbey



One of Northern Scotland's most unusual attractions and one which is unique in Britain, is Pluscarden Benedictine Abbey, near Elgin.

It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose.

Pluscarden Abbey as we know it today owes its foundation to King Alexander II of Scotland in the year 1230. At the same time grants were made to two other sister houses, The community that served these churches was one of French Valliscaulians, a little-known order that shared some of the strictness of the Carthusian discipline with the spirit of fellowship that existed among the Cistercians, and only at these three places was this order represented in Scotland or England.
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Committed to no external duties, the monks of Pluscarden conceive their primary service to lie in prayer, regular observance, the common life.

Pluscarden has chosen to keep Latin in the Mass and the divine office, except for readings. The whole office, the opus Dei as drawn by St. Benedict, has moreover been retained and apart from Vigils, is sung, with the community Mass as the liturgical point of focus; as well as grace in the refectory together with such devotions as are prompted by the season. When not at work in the grounds, or at the crafts which are carriedon in workshops and studios, the monks are employed either in the domestic jobs which inevitably take up the day in a monastery which does not engage paid labour or in the lectio (meditative reading and study) to which St. Benedict gives much prominence in his Rule. Thus the monks do their own laundry, mending, cooking, painting, repairing and maintenance generally.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Priesthood


An exploration of vocations to the priesthood.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Quarr Abbey-Benedictines,U.K.


'Quarr Abbey which is a Roman Catholic monastery: the home of Benedictine monks. The community at Quarr seek to live a life centred on the worship of God, work and prayer and fellowship. Several times a day the monks gather together to pray the psalms, listen to the Word of God and celebrate Holy Mass in the beautiful yet also austere church. You are welcome to this house of prayer and share with the community in the celebration of Divine Worship or simply to spend a few moments in prayer and silent meditation. Quarr Abbey seeks to be a place of peace so that all who come to it may find the peace of Christ in their hearts, for it is only the peace which Christ Jesus brings that is the source of true happiness.'

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI


Slide show of Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bernadette - Saint of Lourdes

Bernadette - Saint of Lourdes




SAINT OF LOURDES BERNADETTE This documentary briefly portrays the life of Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl in Lourdes (and Nevers), France, to whom Our Lady appeared during the mid-1850's. This beautiful program will inspire viewers to follow Bernadette's example: to find peace of heart and mind - even in the midst of chaos.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Beauty of Tradition


A slide show of Traditional Catholic pictures. Most pictures are of the Tridentine Rite of Mass. One pictures features Pope John Paul II wearing traditional Roman vestments. There are also two pictures of Pope Benedict XVI when he was Cardinal Ratzinger saying a Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine). Also a nice pictures as the Swiss Guard.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ave Maria- St Peter's Basilica 11 February


Ave Maria and Papal Blessing, in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Papal Blessing


Pope Benedict XVI's Papal Blessing after the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 25, 2007

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Miserere Mei Deus


Kings College Chapel Choir

Allegri's setting of Psalm 51. Introduced by Barry Rose, from a 1987 programme. One verse had to be edited out in order to make it fit on this medium.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sarum Rite High Mass


Sarum rite high mass celebrated at Merton College, Oxford. Feast of Candlemas 1997

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Choice, A Priest


Legion Priest former football star

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Iglesia de Santa Magdalena de Vezelay


Una interesante descripción (a la chilena)de mi compadre pancho madrid de la iglesia de vezelay en francia (borgoña) En esta impresionante Iglesia medieval se mantiene el dedo de maria magdalena en un cofre, y ademas desde este lugar salieron las segundas cruzadas hacia israel. Esta iglesia es uno de los camino que llevan a Santiago de Compostela y que miles de peregrinos han segido durante siglos.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Come, Follow Me...


Seminary-Abbey of Christ The King
Mission, B.C., Canada

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Altar-ation


FSSP transform a modernistic free-standing altar into a very beautiful High Altar. The church that this took place in is in France and is now operated by the Fraternity of St. Peter. The complete time for this "Altar-ation" was just about 15 minutes!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jesus Christ You are my life


Clip sur la musique des JMJ : Jesus You Are My Life

Includes clips of The Real Presence, World Youth Day, Pope John Paul II and much more.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Templarius Est


In Hoc Signus Vinces...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Baby in the Box



A powerful video looking at the abortion question from a different angle.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

God So Loved The World


Choirs: The Saint Paul's Cathedral Choir
Song: God So Loved The World by John Stainer

Extract of the BBC's Songs of Praise for Palm Sunday