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Absolutely Stunning Candlelight Marian Procession for the Synod

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I’m exhausted by the Synod. I’m exhausted by the debates about the SSPX. And yet, this video combines both themes in a way that is so radically uplifting, so completely moving that I finished it in tears.

This. This. This. 

This is what Catholicism is supposed to look like.

You want to call them schismatics? You’re wrong, but go right ahead. The institutional Church gives us an endless parade of perverse clerics trying to tear down Christ’s teaching, while the SSPX gives us this.

You can say whatever you want about the SSPX. But until you give Catholics in perfect communion with the Church, Catholics with full canonical status, something this simple, this devout, this powerful, this breathtakingly beautiful…I don’t want to hear from you.

The faithful are waiting. Not for streamlined annulments, not for communion for the divorced and remarried, not for female deacons, not for acceptance of sexual perversity.

For this. We are waiting for this. 

51 thoughts on “Absolutely Stunning Candlelight Marian Procession for the Synod”

    • SSPX and Novus Ordo are radically different things. One is an order of clergy that has no canonical status in the church, the other is a liturgical form. The Novus Ordo isn’t an order.

      • Actually,it is an “Order”…it is the new ordo of Mass?. The SSPX and the Novus Order, although not the same types of things, they both clearly symbolize something. The SSPX stands for all that is the ancient Faith; they symbolize the preservation of Tradition in the post modern world, The Novus Ordo is the great symbol of rupture with that Tradition. It symbolizes a destruction of the ancient Faith. The two symbolize opposite things.

  1. The “Catholics” that think it’s worse to attend an SSPX mass than to engage in objectively sinful behavior make no sense to me. I have some issues with the SSPX as an organization, but compared to the evil men who are trying to destroy the faith from the inside…

    In general, I try to avoid my so-called “conservative” Catholic friends. If you think of attending a Novus Ordo mass as anything but a last result, I have to question your intelligence, faithfulness, and good taste.

    • But Aaron, the true mass does not depend on intelligence, good taste, or even our faithfulness. Which would you have? The Bride of Christ kidnapped, stripped, mocked, and dressed as an imposter, but still the true Bride? OR a true imposter dressed gloriously? Which would the enemy rather you choose? Do not be fooled. My dream is
      for for the reverence and beauty and transcendence of the SSPX to come back home, but until then your sacramental graces await you only on The Rock.

      • Do not be fooled, campfiregirl, or misled into dreams of superior sacramental grace and/or fidelity. The Isrealites who wanted to keep the Faith were similarly driven out of Jerusalem and into the Hills. So yes, await the return of the faithful to come home, pray and keep the faith while you are persecuted and your children subject to the continued push to worship idols, but do not make the mistake of believing those who have been “driven out” are not faithful and are not the very ones predestined to aid those within the city walls when the fighting begins in earnest.

        This pretense that the Bride of Christ was kidnapped and not driven into exile is just another vehicle by which those culpable for scandal and persecution (and rape) to keep the Body of Christ dislocated and vulnerable.

  2. I shared this post and video with everyone on my email list. My heart is with these good Catholics. They are truly a light in the darkness. Pax Christi.

  3. Thank you for this. I too cried at the beauty of it. We are all at the foot of the cross together, with Our Lady.

  4. That was simply beautiful. If things really do get as bad as we fear in the Church soon, a lot of Catholics I think will be reconsidering what they believe about the SSPX. There already is alliances between them & other traditional Catholics. Different strategies, one purpose. As terrible as the situation currently is, it’s also a blessing in disguise to help us all come together.

  5. “The faithful are waiting. Not for streamlined annulments, not for communion for the divorced and remarried, not for female deacons, not for acceptance of sexual perversity. For this. We are waiting for this.”

    You are waiting for this. I am waiting for this. Half the people you and I personally know well enough are waiting for this. Unfortunately, most Catholics are lulled into the stupor that is modernity, to the point where they wouldn’t know what was good for them if it hit them with a truck. Otherwise, you wouldn’t need to be saying this.

    But you need to, so keep saying this.

    • People don’t know it, but THIS is what EVERYONE is waiting for. But as I said, they don’t know it. What people truly want is unadulterated Catholicism. It is the only thing on this earth that can satisfy the longings of our heart – true communion with God.

    • I have never commented here before.I want first to thank the author of this blog…it is excellent.

      As far as the SSPX goes…they are exactly the same as the Church I was received in.I received first communion at the rail…after that things got crazy with hippies and guitars etc.

      I recently started going to the Mass of the Ages again.I cried out of contrition for having forgotten it and since that first encounter since the 60’s as a boy I continue to assist at Mass as worthily as I can.

      The nearest SSPX chapel to me is 145 miles over some very dangerous roads…so I can’t visit them.I remember them on my Rosary though…they are always in my prayers and I love them very much.
      They should get canonical recognition from Rome….ASAP.That they don’t is unjust.

      Pray the Rosary for them and offer Holy Communion for them as well.

      I know they pray for me too….God bless them and keep them.

  6. Thank you…your commentary is as powerful as the video. The video itself needs to be posted and re-posted world-wide. Especially on Vatican TV’s installed in the Synod break rooms, bedrooms, board rooms and, yes… even the back rooms full of clerical politicians.

    I’ve passed it along and urge others to do likewise…

  7. TIMELESS

    FIELDS

    The Irish
    had their hedges

    The English
    had their homes

    The French
    they had their Vendee

    The U.S.
    roots in loam.

    Way out near
    mid-west cornfields

    Out past the
    waves of grain

    Stand right
    the schools and churches

    That put all
    else to shame.

    They labor
    in the pasture

    They labor
    in the field

    And everyday
    the Holy Mass

    Where
    priestly-powers wield

    The force to
    take the whole grain

    That swells
    from roots in loam…

    And generate
    the Bread of Life;

    The fields
    of timeless Rome!

  8. PIUS

    THE

    TENTH

    PATCH

    Brer bishops

    Brer priests

    And brer people of god

    Dialogue, collaborate

    To sacrifice just seems odd.

    Brer mother of ten cried,

    “I assist tried and trued.”

    Brer people of god cried,

    “Chill out

    Take a lude.”

    Brer priest said,

    “Ms. Brer come on smile

    Serve with me

    The True Faith, let pass,

    Make a mess – harmony!”

    With these words

    Brer mother got sick

    And threw up

    So brer priest urged her, “Go

    If you can’t drink our cup.”

    “So you’re urgin’ I go?”

    And her head she did scratch,

    “Jus’ please don’t throw me

    In no Pius the

    Tenth Patch!!”

    But brer priest

    Flung brer mother

    Out the door shut the latch

    And forced her to land

    In a Pius the Tenth Patch.

    So celebration, collaboration

    Is given the nod

    By brer bishops

    Brer priests

    And brer people of god

    But high on a hill

    Brer mother of ten

    Is singin’ and kickin’

    Her heels

    Up again…

    “I was born and raised

    In a Pius the Tenth Patch

    Known as Catholic Church

    And there still ain’t

    No match!!!”

  9. A really lovely video. And it’s really inspiring to see so many young adults there willing to publicly acknowledge their faith in God and their devotion to Our Lady.

    Thanks for posting this.

  10. +Abp Lefebvre: Saint. I have no doubt. Indeed I only avoid asking his intercession because I doubt it would be licit to do so. But surely if John Paul II the Qur’an kissing Assissi-ite is (and I do love him, despite everything) then +Lefebvre must be. Surely?

  11. Still processing this with tears. A group intentionally and repeatedly marginalized by the institutional Church (right now I’m not debating the rightness or wrongness of such decisions) SINCERELY and BEAUTIFULLY and PUBLICALLY praying for the leaders of the same Church really has me thinking and discerning.

    And it really is as simple as that, just use what our Lord and His One True Church have handed on to us. Love our Lady and her Divine Son.

    O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

  12. I used to be hooked on Church Militant until I found, “OnePeterFive.” This truly is a Roman Catholic website!! I also ceased CM because of it’s harsh portrayal of the SSPX plus, I began seeing him as avoiding the “Truth.”

  13. Very good Steve. Appropriate quote: Mark 9:38-39 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
    “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,

    Do not stop SSPX in other words.

    • As a new Catholic….I’ve wondered if this Scripture doesn’t point to at least “some” of our Protestant brothers and sisters….especially the likes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and C.S. Lewis.

  14. I am thankful for the SSPX. This is the only Catholicism I know. I was converted and catechized in an SSPX parish. If you think that procession was beautiful please come to our High Mass.

    • Good for you Jen. I am blessed with a solid bunch of priests and a weekly Solemn Mass every Sunday, so no necessity here otherwise I would run to the nearest SSPX church in a moment. As it goes I’m due to be in a terribad parish on my hols soon, and am chuffed to find that there’s a thriving SSPX community a 5 minute bus ride from my hotel. Happy days ?

  15. This both moved me to tears and made me angry. We, the faithful, are being cheated out of the beauty and glory that ought to be our faith.

    • Judy, I was exactly where you were two years ago. I felt robbed. Thank God for the Grace he gave you to see that the SSPX is the Church and find a chapel to attend.

  16. St. Hippolytus (3rd century)
    “And the churches too will wail with a mighty lamentation, because neither oblation nor incense is attended to, nor a service acceptable to God; but the sanctuaries of the churches will become like a garden-watcher’s hut, and the Holy Body and Blood of Christ will not be shown in those days. The public service of God shall be extinguished.” Think of how Vatican Two has done aways with incense, the Tabernacle removed from the altar. St. Nicholas von Flue (15th century)
    “The Church will be punished because the majority of Her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until She will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, She will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters.” We are seeing the Church being victoriously exalted through the SSPX.
    “The Church will be eclipsed. At first, we will not know which is the true pope. Then secondly, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will cease to be offered in churches and houses; it will be such that, for a time, there will not be public services any more. But I see that the Holy Sacrifice has not really ceased: it will be offered in barns, in alcoves, in caves, and underground.” Most Catholics don’t know that SSPX has been celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the MASS for years in small chapel, buildings — essentially underground. Melanie Calvat was one of the two seers of La Salette. The following extract is taken from the book “The Secret of Melanie and the Actual Crisis” by Abbot Combe, 1906:

  17. Wait a minute…I’d better go ask Michael Voris and Fr. Paul Nicholson if it’s okay to watch this. It might be worse than a black mass…

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