Third Sunday After Epiphany — A Message From St. John Chrysostom

Translation of the Holy Gospel According to Matthew

Christ and the Leper, Mosaic, 12th-13th century

At that time, when Jesus was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him: and behold a leper came and adored Him saying: Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, stretching forth His hand touched him, saying: I will. Be thou made clean. And forthwith his leprosy was […]

By |January 22nd, 2023|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Feast of the Holy Family — Sermon by Fr. Ermatinger

Pinned Post

Boy Jesus Teaching in the Temple, Side Altar, Church Our Lady Across the Dijle.

Translation of the Epistle to the Colossians

Brethren, Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience: bearing with one another and forgiving one another: even as the Lord […]

By |January 9th, 2023|Categories: Homilies, Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Feast of the Holy Family — A Message From Pope St. John Paul II

Byzantine Icon of Holy Family

Translation of the Holy Gospel According to Luke

When Jesus was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast, and having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the Child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not. And thinking that He was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought Him among […]

By |January 8th, 2023|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Please Pray For the Repose of the Soul of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI Praying Before the Relics of St. Augustine

God, Who, in Thine ineffable providence, didst will that Thy servant Pope Benedict XVI should be numbered among the high priests, grant, we beseech Thee, that he, who on earth held the place of Thine only-begotten Son, may be joined forevermore to the fellowship of Thy holy pontiffs. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth […]

By |January 6th, 2023|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

The Adoration of the Name of Jesus, Juan de las Roelas, 1604-1605

Translation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke

At that time after eight days were accomplished, that the Child should be circumcised, His name was called Jesus, which was called by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

The Saving Words of the Gospel

In the Name of the Father, the […]

By |January 2nd, 2023|Categories: Homilies, Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Feast of the Circumcision — Sermon by Fr. Ermatinger

The Circumcision of Christ, Peter Paul Rubens, 1605

Translation of the Epistle of Titus

Dearly beloved: The grace of God our Savior hath appeared to all men, instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly and justly and godly in this world, looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ: Who gave […]

By |January 1st, 2023|Categories: Homilies, Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Feast of the Circumcision — A Message From St. Anthony of Padua

The Circumcision, Studio of Giovanni Bellini, c. 1500.png

Translation of the Holy Gospel According to Luke

At that time after eight days were accomplished, that the Child should be circumcised, His name was called Jesus, which was called by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.


From St. Anthony of Padua’s The Festival Sermons: The Circumcision of the Lord

1. At that time: After eight days were completed, […]

By |January 1st, 2023|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Day — Sermon by Fr. Ermatinger

Translation of the Epistle for Christmas Day:

Triumph-of-Religion, John Singer Sargent, ca.1890–1895

God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all in these days hath spoken to us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the world: Who being the brightness of His glory and […]

By |December 26th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy, Uncategorized|

Nativity of Our Lord, Midnight Mass — A Message From Pope Saint Leo The Great

Translation of the Holy Gospel According to Luke

At that time there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, everyone into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the […]

By |December 25th, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

Fourth Sunday of Advent — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

Tiberius Julius Caesar, Marble Bust.

Translation of the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday of Advent:

Brethren, Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God. Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found faithful. But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you […]

By |December 19th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|
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