Girl Praying in Church

Milly Childers - Oil On Canvas - 73 x 60 cm - 1904


La prieuse à Saint Fiacre

La prieuse à Saint Fiacre - Oil on canvas
Arthur Midy 1887-1944

A Wayside Shrine

Joseph Eugen Hörwarter - A Wayside Shrine


Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Chaste Heart of Joseph, pray for us.


Prière Devant Les Reliques - Jean-Eugène_Buland

17 January 1878 - Jean-Eugène Buland


Girl Praying in Church

Girl Praying in Church by Milly Childers - 1904


Pater Noster


Praying Time

Praying Time - Fortunino Matania (Italian, 1881–1963)

Barnhardt Podcast #163: Moloch vs. The Innocent

 Barnhardt Podcast #163: Moloch vs. The Innocent

While I don't  always agree with Miss Barnhardt on topics of interest I find this one interesting.

Prayer to St. Joseph / Oratio ad Sanctum Iosephum

This prayer was written by Leo XIII and attached to his Encyclical, Quamquam Pluries. It has been recommended to be included at the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October.

Ad te beate Ioseph, in tribulatione nostra confugimus, atque, implorato Sponsae tuae sanctissimae auxilio, patrocinium quoque tuum fidenter exposcimus.

Per eam, quaesumus quae te cum immaculata Virgine Dei Genetrice coniunxit, caritatem, perque paternum, quo Puerum Iesum amplexus es, amorem, supplices deprecamur, ut ad hereditatem, quam Iesus Christus acquisivit Sanguine suo, benignus respicias, ac necessitatibus nostris tua virtute et ope succurras.

Tuere, o Custos providentissime divinae Familiae, Iesu Christi sobolem electam; prohibe a nobis, amantissime Pater, omnem errorum ac corruptelarum luem; propitius nobis, sospitator noster fortissime, in hoc cum potestate tenebrarum certamine e caelo adesto; et sicut olim Puerum Iesum e summo eripuisti vitae discrimine, ita nunc Ecclesiam sanctam Dei ab hostilibus insidiis atque ab omni adversitate defende: nosque singulos perpetuo tege patrocinio, ut ad tui exemplar et ope tua suffulti, sancte vivere, pie emori, sempiternamque in caelis beatitudinem assequi possimus. Amen.

To thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and while imploring the aid of thy most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. By that love which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by the fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Infant Jesus, we humbly beseech thee graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His Blood and to help us in our necessities, by thy powerful intercession.

Protect, O most provident Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ; ward off from us, O most loving Father, all taint of error and corruption; graciously assist us from Heaven, O most powerful protector, in our struggle with the powers of darkness; and as thou didst once rescue the Child Jesus from imminent peril to His life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.

Shield each one of us with thy unceasing patronage that, imitating thy example and supported by thy aid, we may be enabled to live a good life, die a holy death, and secure everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.

Pray for Priests

"When people wish to destroy religion, they begin by attacking the priest, because where there is no longer any priest there is no sacrifice, and where there is no longer any sacrifice there is no religion."

--St. John Vianney

Altar Card - Right

The altar card on the right contains the prayer for blessing the wine and water ("Deus qui humanæ substantiæ") and the Lavabo ("I shall wash", from the words of Psalm 26 (Psalm 25:6–12 in the Septuagint/Vulgate).

Interior of the Shrine (Trois-Rivières, Québec) - Two Real Photo Postcards

Interieur du Sanctuaire les Bequilles -Interior of the Shrine the Crutches
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada, 1927


Sermon by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22, 1976

′′ We will then go into catacombs, we will go anywhere, but we will continue to believe; we will not abandon our faith. We will be persecuted many, others were persecuted before us for their faith. We will not be the first, but we will at least give honor to our Lord to be his faithful, not to abandon him, not to betray him. This is what we need to do."

Sermon by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22, 1976
(′′ Econe, full of sermons ′′ Iris, 2015, p. 197-198)

Link to sermon here

The Assumption Proclamation (1950)


All the civil governments will have one and the same plan...

“All the civil governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every religious principal to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds." 
-- Our Lady of La Salette

Domine, non sum dignus

Wayside Shrine in South Tyrol


Another Nazareth

“In every bride the Church sees a potential Madonna, who will mother God’s little ones against her heart. In every bridegroom it sees another Joseph. And when together the young couple build their little home, the Church prays that it will become another Nazareth.”

Palm Sunday Mass

ZDZISLAW JASINSKI (Polish, 1863-1932)

The Story of Brother Andre Bessette of Canada

Brother Andre Bessette was a small man who did big things for God. This is his touching story which stands as an encouragement to those who suffer chronic illness yet desire to serve God. Meet the man behind the world famous Oratory of St Joseph in Mount Royal Quebec Canada.

French Canadian Sacré Coeur flag

Vintage Sacré Coeur flag that was used during the celebration of the Fête Dieu in Quebec in the 1950s.

Corpus Christi procession

Corpus Christi procession, Iron Bridge, Frankfurt (1964)

The Confession

John Singer Sargent “The Confession"

The First Catholics of Sydney

The First Catholics of Sydney by Paul Newton

Padre Pio

Padre Pio, Ora Pro Nobis

The Vacancy: The Catholic Church since Vatican II

This is a video that investigates the sweeping changes in the Roman Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). The recording is estimated to have been made in the latter half of the 1990s. Narrator: Mr. Richard Jamison.


Devotion by Charles Lucy



Fridolin Assists with the Holy Mass (1833)


Fridolin Assists with the Holy Mass by Peter Fendi (Austrian, 1796 - 1842)

This watercolor illustrates a scene from "The Way to the Forge," a poem by Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805). Fridolin, a young page, is threatened with death by a villainous rival. On the way to an iron forge whose smiths have been ordered to throw him into the furnace, he stops at a country church and assists the priest in performing the Mass--a deed that saves his life.

Return of the NoNo Ordo

There are a small number of shepherds who teach and maintain the true Catholic faith. Then there are the many hirelings with no passion for speaking the true Gospel but would rather talk about sports, crack jokes, and show videos during homilies. The difference is quite clear between the shepherds and the hired help. Do yourself and your family a favor and don't go the NoNo Ordo.

Continuation ☩ of the Holy Gospel according to John - John 10:11-16

At that time Jesus said to the Pharisees: I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf catcheth and scattereth the sheep: and the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling, and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good Shepherd: and I know Mine, and Mine know Me, as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father: and I lay down My life for My sheep. And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Dublin, Ohio

Who doesn't love a sign like this?

Catholicism vs. the Novus Ordo religion

Fr. Desposito lays out the basic tenets of the Roman Catholic religion, beginning with the nature of Faith and the so-called motives of credibility, which constitute the rational foundation of the Faith and so demonstrate that it is reasonable to believe. Father also explains the nature and purpose of the Church, how she teaches, and how Catholics must adhere to her doctrine.

Here is the full sermon:

There is also a downloadable audio version available here:

Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, Pray for us

Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast your solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions, and protect us with your mighty staff. You fled through the night to avoid the devil's wicked designs; now with the power of God, smite the demons as they flee from you! Grant special protection, we pray, for children, fathers, families, priests, religious and the dying. By God's grace, no demon dares approach while you are near, so we beg of you, always be near to us! Amen 

Why should you wear a chapel veil?