Ahead of the month of June and the Octave of Corpus Christi, we are continuing to work on building our lay sodality, the Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation. The requirements and aims of this crusade can be found here. Once you have heard the call and committed yourself to take up the cross, join our mailing list (below).
After this, purchase the crusader cross here and ask a priest to invest you (any priest can perform this rite, approved by His Excellency). This is a true crusade, called by Bishop Schneider, and just like the crusades of old, crusaders must take up the cross.
The crusader cross has been for centuries a mark that one has given up one’s life for a crusade. Our crusade has only a minimal requirement, but this is just the beginning. The critical importance is that this crusade be founded on spiritual violence against the enemies of Christ: the world, the flesh and the devil. If we don’t wage this spiritual violence, every other effort will be in vain. If we don’t wage this spiritual war, then our efforts against those evil men inside the Church who destroy the liturgy will be merely fighting against flesh and blood.
If we don’t fight this spiritual war, the heretics will never be converted, nor the Church liberated from this Babylonian Captivity to liturgical abuse of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus!
Once you have taken up the cross, it’s time for you to follow the aims of the crusade and found out what is the next thing you can do in our aims to spread this crusade in your family, parish and diocese. See the requirements and additional devotions below.
Intentions of this Crusade
- To make reparation to God for the sins committed against the Blessed Sacrament
- The restoration of the Latin Mass in the Church.
- One hour Adoration per month in reparation for the sins committed against the Blessed Sacrament.
- Pray at least once per month the Prayer of the Crusade of Reparation to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus written by Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Additional Devotions (Optional)
- Become a “Custos Traditionis” by praying the Memorare daily with weekly penance for the reversal of Traditionis Custodes.
- Be invested with the Crusader Cross using Bishop Schneider’s approved rite of blessing.
- Offer a weekly or even a daily Holy Hour in reparation for the same ends.
Additional Efforts of the Crusade (Optional)
- Read and share the articles and reflections we have published on this topic.
- Share the Mass of the Ages Documentary series (Episode I, Episode II).
- Share Benedictus, the traditional Catholic companion.
- Promote, plan and execute a weekly, monthly, and/or annual reparation Mass and devotions in your parish and diocese. His Excellency suggests a “Day of Reparation for Crimes Against the Most Holy Eucharist” in each diocese as the octave day of Corpus Christi.
- Gather a group in your parish or diocese to pray regularly these prayers for your bishop to restore the Latin Mass in your diocese and root our liturgical abuses and sacrileges.
- Read and share Kwasniewski’s manifesto of Eucharistic Reparation: Holy Bread of Eternal Life: Restoring Eucharistic Reverence in an Age of Impiety
- Read Bishop Laise’s treatise against Communion in Hand (Holy Communion), and His Excellency’s Dominus Est and buy all these books for priests and bishops.
Timothy S. Flanders earned a BA in Greek and Latin from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with special studies in history, writing and Arabic. As a result of his studies, he converted from Protestantism to Eastern Orthodoxy and began working in education among ages Kindergarten to adult. He then pursued a Masters’ Degree in Christian history and theology with the Catholic University of Ukraine. In 2013, as a result of further searching, he converted to Roman Catholicism shortly after Pope Francis was elected. In 2019 he founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. In 2021, he became the editor-in-chief of the online journal, OnePeterFive. He is the author of three books: Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics, City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and When the Gates of Hell Prevail: What Catholics Do in Dark Times, as well as a forthcoming book about Eastern Orthodoxy, published by St. Paul Center. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.