This post was written a few months back during a time when I was in a bad place,... Yes, I know I'm supposed to upload SSPX apologetical posts, defending the Magesterium,..I figured for a change of pace, why not show people my soul?,.. Show that I'm normal perhaps, and that God is calling an entirely new generation of priests to serve,...
Why me? My prayer reasonates, penetrates and stabs. At times, more often than not, I lie awake asking Jesus to take this cup from me, then I experience the morning prayer and all is good again. The truth is, I cannot envision my life as anything but priesthood, but at the same time, I ask myself, and my Lord,.'Why did you let me experience all that life has to offer?' Why can't I just be like the guy who couldn't catch a football or dodgeball? After all, they are the ones who are supposed to be priests! Myself? I was supposed to be married, with my 3.5 kids, coaching early morning hockey and Jiu Jitsu,.. until You called me Lord Jesus. Now, I find myself inside the Seminary and loving it, truly embracing where I'm supposed to be, (At least for now anyway,..) yet upset that I'm happy with that reality. I had it all,.money, girls, yet I was missing my smile?!?!..Other people have their smile! Are they going to hell? That's not for me to say Lord,..but why do I find myself thinking it so much? My smile lay in my vocational discerment,..and my smile gets bigger as time goes on,...
I finished my first session, and with the aid of an awesome Spiritual Director, (The Kyokushin Killer Fr Guy Guindon pss) and an awesome support staff, I am now addicted (if that's the right word to use,..?) to meditation and time with Our Lord, truly present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I now have that relationship with Jesus, where there are even times where I 'yell' at Him,..albeit spiritually,.. lol! Lord Jesus, Have Mercy on me, a sinner,...
St Jean Viannay,.................................................... Ora pro nobis!
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Where to begin? A little intro would suffice. Well, it seems the blogosphere as well as Facebook is a wash with pseudo theologians and arm chair Canon lawyers all but correcting the Holy See, the ‘nature’ of the Liturgy, using terms like ‘Traditional Catholic’ or ‘In Union with the SSPX..’ Still others claim to form the ‘Call to Action’ and already have begun calling for a Vatican III where women priests, gay married clergy, and clown Masses are part and parcel of the everyday rubrics…. Well, surprise, surprise,..here is where I stand, In union with Rome, willing to suffer through all that I see (purification?) until the Church passes through Her agony, and Passion so She can attain Her fruition in time which is Her Resurrection mirroring Her Divine Bridegroom Jesus Christ! Call to action? Let’s try (To quote Mother Angelica,..) a ‘Call to Holiness!’ We will sanctify ourselves first, then let Our Lord and Our Lady work out the kinks and nuttiness later. (Note that this does not mean that we stand idly by and do nothing! We do much more by praying and making sacrifices..) We need to remember, even Jesus counted among His apostles Judas Iscariot. Can it be really that far-fetched that the same concept can be held true for today? Wait a minute! This actually is not a new concept, as every Council has had a period of a ‘settling in’ before an equilibrium can be reached. There is no such thing as a ‘pre’ conciliar Church or a ‘post’ conciliar Church, just the Church!
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, a group currently, canonically in an irregular position, though ongoing talks with Rome should in due time see parts of it return to the ordinary Magisterium and enjoy full communion. A large amount came back in 1988, when Ecclesia Dei was established, in the wake of a ‘latae sentinae’ excommunication decree whereby the SSPX performed a schismatic act by consecrating 4 bishops without Papal approval. The reality is however, that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was already off doing his own thing since 1976, The Pope’s problem wasn’t necessarily the consecrations, but the men he intended to consecrate, among them, Richard Williams. So when Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre decided to go into business for himself, he performed a public schismatic act, and put himself and his illicit Bishops outside communion with Rome. Over the next few weeks, Confessions will try to go a little more ‘in depth’ as it pertains two key issues, from the Society’s standpoint, the Liturgy being one and Religious 'freedom' being the other.
In the meantime, Hope everyone is having a blessed Advent!
St Pius X,…………………………….ora pro nobis!