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Archive for December, 2011

FiNews – Live Broadcast – A Day With Mary from Oxford, England

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

A Day With Mary at Oxford Oratory

We did our first ever live broadcast of a Day With Mary. We are still trying to find a good system that does not have ads since some of these are inappropriate. These broadcasts will be done on some Saturdays between 10am – 1530pm GMT or 5am to 12:30pm EST. They have these events every Saturday but they will be live broadcasted only as Internet connections from the locations permit. We will keep you posted.

Ave Maria!

Dec 31 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Sitting at the Feet of the One Teacher

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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Homily #111231 ( 17min) Play – On this 7th day of the Octave of Christmas Fr. Angelo, based on the Prologue of St. John, preaches on the teaching authority of Jesus Christ who was born as a meek and humble babe from the Virgin Mary who died an ignominious death on the Cross for the sake of those who offended His Divine dignity. Following his example we need to be meek and humble at the feet of Christ and at the feet of His duly appointed Magisterium.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7th Day in Octave of Christmas – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: 1jo 2:18-21
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 1:1-18

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The Holy Family

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

Presence of God:

I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to allow me to enter in spirit the humble home at Nazareth, to contemplate Jesus’ most admirable life there.

Meditation:

1. On this day for the last time in the cycle of the liturgical year, the Church invites us to contemplate the mystery of Jesus’ humble, hidden life. A feeling of close intimacy and tenderness characterizes this Feast and is expressed in the liturgy of the day: “ . . . it is good for us to recall the little home at Nazareth and the humble life of those who lived there . . . . In it, Jesus learned Joseph’s humble trade, and grew in age, and was happy sharing the work of a carpenter…

Today’s liturgy particularly emphasizes one typical aspect of the humble life of this hidden God: obedience. “ Although He was the Son of God . . . He learned to obey; He humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death”. From Bethlehem to Calvary obedience was His companion. The Gospel (Lk 2, 42-52) stresses this obedience of Jesus at Nazareth in words which carry for all time the strength of their first utterance, “He was subject to them.” Let us ask ourselves with St. Bernard, “Who obeyed? Whom did He obey?” The Saint replies, “God obeyed man! Yes, the God to whom the angels are subject . . . was subject to Mary, and not only to Mary, but also to Joseph. For God to obey a woman is humility without parallel…Learn then, man, to obey; learn, O earth, to be submissive. God subjected Himself to men; and do you, desiring to rule others, place yourself above your Creator?”

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Dec 30 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Imitating the Holy Family

Friday, December 30th, 2011
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Homily #111230 ( 11min) Play – On the feast of the Holy Family Fr. Angelo preaches on how the Christian life consists in following the example of Christ who came to us in a family. He compares the incarnation, with its mixture of the natural and supernatural, to the family and the sacraments of the Church, especially Holy Matrimony.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Family – Feast – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: sir 3:2-6, 12-14
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: col 3:12-21
Gsp: luk 2:22-40

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Video – Face of Pro-Life #159: Fra Roderic AirMaria

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Face of Pro-Life #159 – Friar Roderic on Face of Pro-life ( 30min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Friar Roderic discusses with Corinn Dahm the work of AirMaria and the recent trip to Madrid.

Ave Maria!

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Dec 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: I Am Who Am

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Homily #111229 ( 07min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on the divinity of Christ as a child in the arms of His Mother as He is brought into the temple in Jerusalem where the Holy Family meets Simeon who gives witness to how the Child is the fulfillment of the promises of the Lord.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 5th Day in Octave of Christmas – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: 1jo 2:3-11
Resp: psa 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6
Gsp: luk 2:22-35

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Dec 28 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Holy Innocents and Meaningful Suffering

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
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Homily #111228 ( 08min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on the martyrdom of the Holy Innocents, the babes that died in place of Jesus in Bethlehem at the hands of Herod. He points out that they are martyrs in spite of the fact that they did not formally profess faith in Christ but God sees the value of their suffering and places a salvific value on it and this speaks volumes of the value of suffering in many situations.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Innocents – Feast – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: 1jo 1:5-22
Resp: psa 124:2-3, 4-5, 7-8
Gsp: mat 2:13-18

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Dec 27 – Homily – Fr Johannes: St John, The Virgin Apostle and Marian Apostle

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
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Homily #111227m ( 08min) Play

Fr. Johannes reflects on St. John, the “Virgin Apostle” to whom Jesus entrusted His Mother. His  lofty contemplation was the fruit of a life of union with Our Lady.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John, Apostle and Evangelist – Ferial – Form: EF, In Medio Ecclesiae
Readings:

1st: sir 15:1-6
Gsp: joh 21:19-24

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His Likeness to His Mother was one of His Eternal Joys

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

An Ave Maria Meditation encore

He chose his Mother … When we reflect upon the joy which it is to ourselves to think of Mary, to brood upon her supernatural loveliness, and to study the greatness of her gifts and the surpassing purity of her virtues, we shall get such faint idea, as lies within our compass, of the unspeakable gladness which it must have been to the Word to have chosen Mary, and to have created her through that very choice. 

He must choose a Mother who shall be worthy of being the Mother of God, a Mother suitable to that tremendous mystery of the Hypostatic Union, a Mother fitted to minister that marvelous Body out of her own heart’s blood, and to be herself for months the tabernacle of that most heavenly Soul. All God’s works are in proportion. When he appoints to an office, his appointment is marked by extreme fitness. He ele­vates nature to the level of his own purposes. He enables it to compass the most supernatural destinies by fulfilling it with the most incredible graces. There was no accident about his choice of Mary.

She was not merely the holiest of living women on earth at the time when he resolved to come. She was not a mere tool, an instrument for the passing necessity of the hour, to be used, and flung aside, and lie indistinguishable in the crowd, when her use was gone. This is not God’s way. He does not deal thus with the least of his elect. His whole revelation of himself renders such a supposition as impossible as it would be profane. There is nothing accidental or of mere ornament in the works of the Most High. His operations have no excrescences, no extrinsic appendages. God does not use his creatures. They enter into his purposes, and are an integral part of them; and every part of a divine work is one of that work’s perfections. This is a characteristic of divine working, that every thing about it is a special perfection. (more…)

I’m Dreaming of a White Propaganda

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

A distinction can be made between white and black propaganda.  White propaganda is basically an informercial.  You know someone is trying to sell you something and that they are going to spin the presentation in the interests of their sale.  Black propaganda, on the other hand, is false information from a source that pretends to be friendly but is actually hostile.

Leave it to the traditionalists to exploit Christmas for their anticonciliar views.  At least no one can fault them in this for a lack of transparency.

Bishop Fellay of the Society of St. Pius X promulgated a Christmas pastoral that impresses upon the faithful why the mystery of Christmas reveals to us the evils of the Second Vatican Council.  Merry Christmas everyone! (more…)

Dec 24 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: The Child Jesus Comes to Redeem Men

Monday, December 26th, 2011
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Homily #111224s ( 16min) Play – Fr. Bonaventure gives a history of the fall and salvation of mankind on this Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Redeemer and King who will conquer the world and sin with His meekness, love and self-sacrifice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Nativity of the Lord (Vigil) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings:

1st: isa 62:1-5
Resp: psa 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29
2nd: act 13:16-17, 22-25
Gsp: mat 1:1-25

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Dec 26 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Fr Stefano’s Feast Day

Monday, December 26th, 2011
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Homily #111226 ( 07min) Play – Today we pray for our founder, Fr Stefano, on his feast day that he may receive abundant graces.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form –  St. Stephen – The Protomartyr – Feast
Readings:

1st Reading: Acts 6:8-10, 7, 54-59
Responsorial Psalm: 31:3-4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21
Gospel: Matthew 10:17-22

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“Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” (Lk 2:14)

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations


We await the blessed hope: the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (Tim 2:13)

 

The Child is born!  The secret was shared first to humble shepherds who had been told the news by the light of glory of the Angels. They were the first to adore HIM: the shepherds coming to see the Good Shepherd in His newborn state.

There had been difficulties and hardships before the birth, and at the time of the birth, and more to come after the birth.  But The Child had been born and the world would never be the same. 

Every child is made in the image and likeness of God.  For every child conceived, there is a plan. And every child, in some way, changes the world around them.  Let us all do everything we can to give them the chance.

 

Dec 25 – Homily – Fr Dominic: The Humility of Jesus

Sunday, December 25th, 2011
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Homily #111225 ( 14min) Play – How do we become humble?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form – Nativity of the Lord (Day) – Solemnity
Readings:

1st Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10
Responsorial Psalm: 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
2nd Reading: Hebrews 1:1-6
Gospel: John 1:1-18

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Written Post – Fr George: The Nativity of the Lord Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2011

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

The Nativity of the Lord

Christmas Day

Sunday 25 December 2011

Glory to God in the Highest and peace on earth among men of good will.” Lk. 2:14

The Servant of God Dom Prosper Gueranger in his book, The Liturgical Life Vol. 2 calls out to us from the 19th Century with the real meaning of Christmas with his comments on the three Masses of Christmas Day, Midnight Mass, Aurora (Dawn) Mass and Mass in the Day: “It is now time to offer the Great Sacrifice, and to call down Emanuel (“God with us”) from heaven: he alone (more…)