Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 that I no longer need. It is in perfect condition. The camera originally cost $500.00 +

I have original packaging, all documentation, the mini USB cable, and a Sony Soft Carrying Case for this phone, that I purchased separately.

Key specifications:

  • 20.2 effective megapixel 1.0″ Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor
  • 28-100mm equivalent 3.6x optical zoom F1.8-4.9 lens
  • Limited manual control – aperture priority, auto and exposure compensation
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • MicroSD card slot
  • NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity

It’s yours for $400.00 plus shipping. (Cash or certified bank check)
If your interested, send me an email FrF (at) iPadre (dot) net

All you need to do is download the Sony Play Memories to your smart phone and follow the directions for great pictures.

View a video review here.

Pictures of the camera and packaging below.

Let the countdown begin!

immaculate_heart_fatimaToday is the 99th anniversary of the final apparition an the miracle of the sun at Fatima. We have come a long way since that day of grace in the little cova. Our Lady warned that if we do not repent, if we do not make great sacrifices and if Russia were not consecrated to her Immaculate Heart that the world would face great trials.

“The third part of the secret refers to Our Lady’s words: ‘If not [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated’ (13-VII-1917).

Russia and atheistic Communism has spread their errors throughout the world. The damage done has be extensive and to the root of the tree. Many souls have abandoned the practice of the faith, and many others have abandoned God completely. They live as if there is not God, no hell and no eternal life. Culture through the world has become about the ego. I have to be happy and enjoy to the fullest every one of my passions, despite the harm it may do to others and even me.

Yet, we are not left alone. Our Lord promised “I will be with you until the end of the ages.” He is with us in so many ways, but above all, He remains with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Our Lady also has not abandoned us. She promised “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”

Could the 100th anniversary be significant? Maybe and maybe not. But, let us embrace the full message of Our Lady, make our personal consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offer prayers, sacrifices and penances and await with hope the triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

Why the corporal?

The word corporal comes from the Latin word corpus, meaning body. It is the cloth on which the paten and chalice are placed during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the consecration of the most holy Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord. The purpose of the corporal is to catch any fragments of the consecrated host that may fall away from the sacred host. Folding it improperly, flipping it over or shaking it out cause the fragments to be thrown to the floor. The corporal is a square linen cloth. It is usually about 18 to 19″ square. The corporal should not be left on the altar, since that would defeat its purpose.

Why is it that many priests/ deacons no longer know how to open and refold a corporal? I have seen priests and deacons, pick up, shake out and flip over the corporal, showing they do not know why we use one. Here is a quote from “The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described” by Dom @Alcuin Reid (Pg. 66 & 85). Even if a priest does not celebrate the Extraordinary Form, he can learn a lot from our tradition.

“Then he  spreads the corporal, placing the unfolded corporal in the middle of the altar and opening out its sides, and then the top and the bottom, ensuring that the creates face upward (so that any fragments are contained within it when it is folded again); the front edge should be about an inch from the front of the altar.”

And on refolding it:

“He folds the corporal beginning with the fold nearest himself and puts it back into the burse.”


Santa Maria Maggiore – Santa Maria Salus Populi romani

I had the privilege of celebrating Mass at the altar below the image of Santa Maria Salus Populi Romani October 1, 2014

I had the privilege of celebrating Mass at the altar below the image of Santa Maria Salus Populi Romani October 1, 2014

Today, we celebrate the feast day of Santa Maria Maggiore. It is one of the four major Papal basilicas, and the largest church dedicated to Our Lady in Rome. The original basilica was built around the year 350 A.D. At the time, is was called Santa Maria ad Nives, (Our Lady of the Snows), recalling the legend of snow falling on the Esquiline Hill on a host August summer day, marking the spot where the church dedicated to Our Lady was to be built. It is also know as Salus Populi Romani, (Our Lady Protectress of the Roman People) because of the beautiful miraculous image of Our Lady with the infant Jesus. the painting of the image is attributed to St. Luke. St. Helena brought it from the Holy Land to Rome. There have been many times through out the ages that Our Lady has come to the aid of the Roman people through their devotion to this image. In 597, Pope St. Gregory the Great carried the image through the streets of Rome when the plague had decimated Europe and Italy. Also, during the Second World War, the people of Rome stormed the basilica, day and night for days on end seeking her protection nearby villages and towns were bombed. the basilica was also called  Santa Maria ad Prasepe (St. Mary of the Crib) by Pope Sixtus III. The basilica holds relics of Our Lord’s crib under the main altar. This basilica has always had a special place in the lives of the Popes and faithful Christians. Many Popes have visited seeking special graces and protection. The basilica is a major stop for all pilgrims and tourists to the Holy City. It’s beauty and magnificence tell of the Church’s love for the Mother of our Savior. Let us pray for the people of Rome, the Church of Rome and all of us who are Roman Catholic, for she is our true mother.

A closeup of the beautiful face of Santa Maria Salus Populi Romani

A closeup of the beautiful face of Santa Maria Salus Populi Romani