Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Muñequitos Monasticos: Ordo Fratrum S. Augustini

The Augustinians, one of the four great Mendicant Orders, the others being the Carmelites, Dominicans and the Franciscans. They were founded in the 13th century as several communities of Italian hermits united under the rule of the St. Augustine. The order is now comprised of Friars and Nuns that are spread world wide.

There also exists two reform institutes that formed in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Discalced Augustinians and the Augustinian Recollects.

The fellow illustrated here is a friar of the Order of St. Augustine.


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

et cum spiritu tuo


Less than a day until the lame-duck ICEL fades into obsolescence.

Muñequitos Monasticos: Update

I added an O.P. Cooperator Brother with a current habit.


Original Dominican Cooperator post here

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Día de Acción de Gracias en San Agustín



The first Thanksgiving was actually a feast and a Mass in St. Augustine, FL on September 8, 1565. The Participants were the Spanish and Indians from the Timicuan tribe.


Oh, and Squanto was Catholic.

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Usus Antiquior in Lagrange, GA

According to Una Voce of Georgia, St Peters parish in Lagrange Ga will be having a low Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday December 10th at 8:00 am. With the exception of a Mass held on Ft. Benning earlier this year, this will be the closest Mass in the EF to my deanery. Right now the closest parish that offers the EF in my diocese is St. Josephs in Macon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Muñequitos Monasticos: Discalced Carmelite Friars

Ordo Fratrum Discalceatorum B. Mariae V. de Monte Carmelo.




Original Carmelite post here
Discalced Carmelite Nun post here

Friday, November 18, 2011

Viva Cristo Rey!



"Viva Cristo Rey!"
This was the call of the Cristeros, a group that fought against the Mexican government that was persecuting the Church and Her faithful in the early 20th century. It means "Long live Christ the King." Any day now a feature film about the Cristero War will be released in theaters, probably not any of the cinemas in my area, but at least in major markets, and the world can see the struggle for religious freedom is something not relegated to a bygone era or to pagans in the military that have to write angry letters to their command.

This Sunday is the feast of Christ the King, it was established by Pope Pius XI to counter secularism. Secularism the creeping vine that chokes our spirit. Let us raise the banner of our King and hold fast against the evils of secularism and moral relativism.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clip Art XIV

Papal arms. I could probably create a zillion variations of Keys of Peter with the tiara... I think I will.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Muñequitos Monasticos: Ordo Ssmae Trinitatis

Order of the Most Holy Trinity. One of the redemptive orders, established in 1198 by St. John de Matha and St. Felix of Valois for the redemption of captives. Today's Trinitarians are descendants from a reform movement of discacled Trinitarians started by St. John Baptist of the Conception.






Trinitarian Sisters post here

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Any Clime or Place, 236 Years

MARINE CORPS ORDERNO. 47 (SERIES 1921)
HEADQUARTERS
U.S. MARINE CORPS
WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 1, 1921


759. THE FOLLOWING WILL BE READ TO THE COMMAND ON THE 10TH OFNOVEMBER, 1921, AND HEREAFTER ON THE 10TH OF NOVEMBER OF EVERY YEAR. SHOULD THE ORDER NOT BE RECEIVED BY THE 10TH OF NOVEMBER, 1921, IT WILL BE READ UPON RECEIPT.


(1) ON NOVEMBER 10, 1775, A CORPS OF MARINES WAS CREATED BY A RESOLUTION OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. SINCE THAT DATE MANY THOUSAND MEN HAVE BORNE THE NAME "MARINE". IN MEMORY OF THEM IT IS FITTING THAT WE WHO ARE MARINES SHOULD COMMEMORATE THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR CORPS BY CALLING TO MIND THE GLORIES OF ITS LONG AND ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY.


(2) THE RECORD OF OUR CORPS IS ONE WHICH WILL BEAR COMPARISON WITH THAT OF THE MOST FAMOUS MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEWORLD'S HISTORY. DURING 90 OF THE 146 YEARS OF ITS EXISTENCE THE MARINE CORPS HAS BEEN IN ACTION AGAINST THE NATION'S FOES.FROM THE BATTLE OF TRENTON TO THE ARGONNE,  MARINES HAVE WON FOREMOST HONORS IN WAR,  AND IN THE LONG ERAS OF TRANQUILITY AT HOME, GENERATION AFTER GENERATION OF MARINES HAVE GROWN GRAY IN WAR IN BOTH HEMISPHERES AND IN EVERY CORNER OF THE SEVEN SEAS, THAT OUR COUNTRY AND ITS CITIZENS MIGHT ENJOY PEACE AND SECURITY.


(3) IN EVERY BATTLE AND SKIRMISH SINCE THE BIRTH OF OUR CORPS, MARINES HAVE ACQUITTED THEMSELVES WITH THE GREATEST DISTINCTION, WINNING NEW HONORS ON EACH OCCASION UNTIL THE TERM "MARINE" HAS COME TO SIGNIFY ALL THAT IS HIGHEST IN MILITARY EFFICIENCY AND SOLDIERLY VIRTUE.


(4) THIS HIGH NAME OF DISTINCTION AND SOLDIERLY REPUTE WE WHO ARE  MARINES TODAY HAVE RECEIVED FROM THOSE WHO PRECEDED USIN THE CORPS. WITH IT WE HAVE ALSO RECEIVED FROM THEM THE ETERNAL SPIRIT WHICH HAS ANIMATED OUR CORPS FROM GENERATIONTO GENERATION AND HAS BEEN THE DISTINGUISHING MARK OF THEMARINES IN EVERY AGE. SO LONG AS THAT SPIRIT CONTINUES TOFLOURISH MARINES WILL BE FOUND EQUAL TO EVERY EMERGENCY INTHE FUTURE AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST, AND THE MEN OF OURNATION WILL REGARD US AS WORTHY SUCCESSORS TO THE LONG LINE OFILLUSTRIOUS MEN WHO HAVE SERVED AS "SOLDIERS OF THE SEA" SINCETHE FOUNDING OF THE CORPS.


JOHN A. LEJEUNE,
MAJOR GENERAL COMMANDANT
75705--21


Semper Fidelis.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

San Giovanni in Laterano



Today is the feast of the mother and mistress of all churches of Rome and the world, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. It is the Church's earliest basilica and was the residence of Popes for the first millennium of the Church's history. Today it serves as the cathedral to the Bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI. It was in the 4th century that Constantine gave Pope Melchiade the palace on the Caelian Hill, a palace that was formerly owned by the Laterani family. Pope Melchiade had the original church built adjacent to the Lateran palace.

You can get a virtual tour here. Click and grab to get a 360 degree view and you can zoon in and out.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Requiem Mass In Macon


From Southern Orders. Photo by Dr. Buck Melton



I have to get myself to St. Josephs in Macon, the closest parish to me in my diocese that offers the usus antiquior form of the Mass

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Feast of St. Hubert



This Saint's story begins while he was hunting  in the forests of the Ardennes on Good Friday morning. He saw a crucifix appear in between the antlers of the stag he was chasing and heard a voice that said, "Hubert, unless you turn to the Lord, and lead a holy life, you shall quickly go down to hell." This was the ignitor of his conversion. He became a priest, eventually being made the Bishop of  Maastricht and then Liege. He evangelized  the Ardenne region, was know for his preaching, and his generosity to the poor.

His work for the Church eclipsed his hunting exploits, but never the less he is a patron of hunting. He is also a patron of dogs, especially the Blood hound( St. Hubert Hound) and the Basset hound, Archers, and against rabies.

Sanctus Hubertus, ora pro nobis

Fray Martin!



San Martín de Porres y Velásquez was humble and caring soul, so it's a wonder he joined the Dominicans.
Okay, the was an inside joke... but it has something to do with inquisitors.

He was a lay brother of the Order of Preachers, known as Cooperator Brothers. In that time they lay brothers had their own distinct habit. They used the black capuce and scapular. I demonstrated this in one my caricatures. You could say San Martín was the model for it.

Cooperator Brother

Saint Martin was born in Peru in 1579, His father was a Spanish nobleman and his mother a freed slave. At age 11 he became an almoner for the Dominican Friary in Lima. He was eventually put in charge of the infirmary where he was known for his care of the sick and his cures. The superiors dropped the stipulation that no blacks could wear the habit of the Order and in 1603 Martin took vows as a Dominican brother. He was very austere, never ate meat and spent much time in prayer.

He was a friend to St. Rose of Lima and St. John Massias. Died in 1639,  many miraculous cures are attributed to him.

He is a patron of Peru, poor people, barbers and people of mixed race.

Sanctus Martinus de Porres, ora pro nobis

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All Souls


My Jesus, by the sorrows Thou didst suffer in Thine agony in the Garden, in Thy scourging and crowning with thorns, in the way to Calvary, in Thy crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken; do Thou deliver them from the dire torments they endure; call them and admit them to Thy most sweet embrace in paradise.
Amen

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

sollemnitas omnium sanctorum



The Solemnity of All Saints. A time to celebrate our intercessors. Remember to thank God for all the saints, named and unnamed. Also the Octave of All Saints begins, pray for the souls in Purgatory.



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