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Video – Harvard “Black Mass”: Eucharistic Procession Down Streets of Cambridge – Variety 246

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Variety #246 – ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Solemn Eucharistic Procession down the streets of Cambridge in Harvard Square. Hundreds join the police escorted procession, ending with over a thousand in St. Paul’s for a Holy Hour in response to the satanic “black” Mass that was to be held on campus.

Fr. Clancy led the procession from the MIT Chapel to St. Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Drea lead the Holy Hour attended by Bishop Arthur L. Kennedy, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, while students organized the petition drive that reached all around the world. Ave Maria!

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Video – Harvard University “Black Mass”: Mother Olga – Variety 244

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Variety #244 – ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fra John Paul talks to Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, founder and mother servant of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, after the success of the Solemn Eucharistic Procession down the streets of Cambridge and the Holy Hour in response to the satanic “black” Mass that was to be held on campus. Ave Maria!

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Video – Harvard University “Black Mass”: Fr. Michael Drea – Variety 243

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Variety #243 – ( 05min) >>> Play

Ave Maria! Fr. Ignatius talks to Fr. Michael Drea, pastor of St. Paul’s and senior chaplain at Harvard University, after the success of the Solemn Eucharistic Procession down the streets of Cambridge and the Holy Hour in response to the satanic “black” Mass that was to be held on campus. Audio (MP3) +++

Video – Fi News #138: Cardinal Burke Blesses Friary Statue of Blessed John Dun Scotus

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Fi News #138 – Unveiling and blessing of the statue. ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

On December 12th, 2012, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke blessed a newly unveiled statue of Blessed John Dun Scotus in front of the Friary Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI.

Following the ceremony His Eminence gave an account of the Blessed’s life and the great theological contribution he made to the Church, especially in regards to the declaration of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To read the full text of the Cardinal’s talk please click here for the pdf.

Ave Maria!

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A Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land: part three

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

Here is the final part of our little series of the images from our Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  It begins with the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Sorrows).

Many thanks to Claudio, Trevor, and Derek for their work in putting together these incredible journeys!  Thanks also to Frs. George and Gabriel, FI who were our spiritual directors and offered Holy Mass daily for us.  Thanks also to the Sisters for accompanying us and giving beautiful example with their holy ways.

A Day With Mary apostolate is a tremendous channel of grace, not only on these special pilgrimages but the Saturdays when they are presented. All glory to God through the Immaculate!

I hope you have enjoyed these images. Full screen is best!  Part Three

Ave Maria!

Fi News – Two Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate make Solemn Profession

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ave Maria!

On Sunday 23 Jan, 2011, during a Missa Cantata Mass held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel in Griswold, CT, two Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, Sr Maria Lydwine Pia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Sr Maria Consolatrice Stefania of the Immaculate Conception and of the Most Holy Eucharist, made their Solemn Profession of Vows.  The Chapel was filled to near capacity as family and friends gathered to witness this moving ceremony where these two religious sisters vowed for the rest of their lives to live the evangelical councils of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and totally consecrated themselves to Our Blessed Mother by the Marian Vow.


Kneeling on the steps of the Altar is Fr. Angelo Geiger flanked by his two MCs, Friar Isaac and Friar Augustine. In the foreground, the two sisters lie prostrate covered with a Pall during the Litany of the Seraphic Order. The Cantor, Friar David, can be seen in the Pulpit. PHOTOS BY JACQUELINE GIRARD

This was the first time that a Solemn Profession by the Franciscans of the Immaculate has been done in the United States during the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. The friars combined the new with the old as they used high-tech equipment with the 1500 year old form of the Mass.  There was a camera set up in the Choir loft covering the whole of the Sanctuary which was wired into the vestibule where one friar stood in front of a television set monitoring the progress of the ceremony and directing the two MC’s who were  wearing concealed earpieces and listening to the instructions and directions so as to be able to choreograph the various intricate movements of the servers during the Mass. Friar Isaac commented afterward that the communications had worked brilliantly. When he first arrived at the Foot of the Altar, his mind went blank as to what was going to happen next when he heard over his earpiece, “The Priest and MC’s genuflect in plano, ascend the Altar steps, and turn towards the Congregation while the Cross Bearer brings over the chair to the Predella”. Thanks be to God for modern technology!


Sr Maria Lydwine Pia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (closest to camera) and Sr Maria Consolatrice Stefania of the Immaculate Conception and of the Most Holy Eucharist, kneeling during the ceremony.

The Extraordinary Form Conquers More and More of the Souls of the Franciscans of the Immaculate

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Paix Liturgique, in its newest Italian newsletter, has an interview with Fr Alessandro M. Apollonio, rector of the theological seminary of the Franciscans of the Immaculate (FFI), which brings splendid news from this young order which now has more than 700 members. Here is a translation of the part concerning the liturgy:

The vocation of a seminary is to give priests to Holy Church. This year eight of your friars will be ordained in Florence, on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 March. Last year, the ceremony took place at Tarquinia and, for the first time in the history of your institute, the sacrament of orders had been conferred on five of your friars according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Monsignor Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, officiated. This year Cardinal Rodé, another prelate of the Curia, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, will be the celebrant. Again, the Pontifical Mass will be accordiing to the older form: can we conclude that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite now becomes the ordinary manner of your ordinations to the priesthood?

Yes, as long as the Pope allows it, in the sense of being the preferred form, not the exclusive.

for the rest of the story please see: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2010/03/extraordinary-form-conquers-more-and.html

Also see http://orbiscatholicus.blogspot.com/search?q=franciscans+of+the+immaculate

for more photos on the ordinations.

And for a very short video see http://romancatholicvocations.blogspot.com/2009/03/franciscans-of-immaculate-ordinations.html

(some of the pictures and video are from last year)

Ave Maria!

F.I. Ordinations in Florence on March 25th

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Announcements

Rinascimento Sacro has announced that, at 10:00 A.M. on March 25, 2010, H.E. Franc Cardinal Rode will offer Solemn Pontifical Mass and ordain 8 new priests for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, in the Chiesa di Ognissanti in Florence.
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More information will be forthcoming, stay tuned! 
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A blessed Solemnity to one and all! Ave Maria!
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Video – Fi News #67: Fr. Gabriel Pellettieri visits Perth

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Fi News #67 – Fr. Gabriel Pellettieri visits Perth ( 08min) >>> Play

For the Franciscans of the Immaculate in Perth, Western Australia, the beginning of Lent was not so penitential this year, as they were blessed to have the visit of Fr. Gabriel M. Pellettieri, our Cofounder. He arrived in Perth after a visit to the Philippines and, after staying a week in Perth visiting the friars and sisters, he returned to Italy.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Short Series #43: All Hallows Eve 2009

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
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Short Series #43 – See you next year ( 09min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Celebration of All Hallows Eve at the Franciscan Friary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Griswold, CT.
The Church day by day gives special veneration to one or more of the holy men and women who have helped to establish it by their blood, develop it by their labors, or edify it by their virtues. But, in addition to those whom the Church honors by special designation or has inscribed in her calendar, how many martyrs are there whose names are not recorded! How many humble virgins and holy penitents! How many unknown anchorites and monks, Christian fathers and mothers, young children snatched away in their innocence! How many courageous Christians, whose merits are known only to God and His heavenly court! – a

Ave Maria!

Feb 06 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
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Homily #080206 ( 11min) Play – Rend your hearts and not your garments, preaches Fr. Angelo on Ash Wednesday, extolling us to live what we are showing outwardly by our external sign of Ashes.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
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Video – Face of Pro-life #20: Fra Anthony Testimony, Born in a Pro-Abort World

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
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Face of Pro-Life #20 -Fra Anthony talks about our modern culture of death. ( 29min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fra Anthony Mary, FI gives his testimony of growing up in a the pro-abortion world after Roe v. Wade was passed. He describes his amazement when he looked into the issue about how bad abortion is and yet it was never talked about in school or in his Church. Listen to this unique perspective on the pro-life movement.

Ave Maria!

Feb 03 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Sermon on the Mount

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
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Homily #080203 ( 21min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, explaining that the Beatitudes are not opposed to the Ten Commandments as some try to claim but that they are an invitation list to the Wedding Banquette and we all must hope and pray that we are on that list.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
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Feb 02 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: The Presentation of the Lord

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
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Homily #080202 ( 11min) Play – The blood splattered on the wood of the doorposts in Egypt was symbolic of the blood of the Lamb who was to be slain, who was today presented in the Temple.
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Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: From Fishermen to Fishers of Men

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
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Homily #080127 (37min) Play – Using the example of the calling of the Lord’s disciples from being fishermen to being fishers of men,?Fr Bonaventure highlights the importance of living for God, offering up our sufferings for the conversion of sinners as opposed to what the world offers as paradise, indulgence in fleshly pleasures and the associated hardening of the heart.?
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