DVD Review: “Lead Kindly Light – The Life and Message of Blessed John Henry Newman”

Lead-Kindly-LightI must admit that I did not know much at all about Blessed John Henry Newman. This DVD was indeed a treat. The documentary presents the man who had many conversions throughout his life, as does any man who is searching for the truth. Newman’s search finally lead him to the ultimate conversion, to enter the Roman Catholic Church. A decision that lost him many friends, but gained him so many more. His great struggle difficult decision opened a door that eventually lead him to the Catholic Priesthood. Pope Leo XIII gave him the greatest honor of raising Newman to the Collage of Cardinals, a great confirmation of his faithfulness to Christ. Despite his great honors and notoriety, Blessed John Henry Newman always had the heart of a shepherd and lived the life of a parish priest. This DVD will inspire you in your own search for Christ, whether you are a non-Catholic probing the mysteries of life, or a life long Catholic constantly seeking to penetrate Him who Is Truth.

iPadre #327 – The Spiritual Battle

 

antichristIn this episode, we’ll listen to a talk given at our Lenten Mission on the Spiritual Battle of our times by Fr. Bill Casey. I also share some personal news and news of an Extraordinary Holy Year.


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Review: “The Secret of Saint THÉRÈSE”

If you already know and love St. Thérèse, or you would like to learn more about her, you will want to watch this film. This beautiful DVD knits together the stories of twelve ordinary people with the life of the hidden saint of Liseux. Get a sneak peek into the Carmel of Liseux, where the Little Flower lived and where she died. Get a picture into the life of a young girl whose love story has become the reason so many people are drawn to her. Thérèse makes the call to holiness accessible to the most ordinary person.

Preview the video here:

You can purchase the dvd from Ignatius press here.

Blessing of Vestments

Being Holy Thursday, I thought it appropriate to bless my gold Solemn Mass set in anticipation of our Solemn High Mass on Easter Sunday. You may have seen pictures of me with my two deacons vested for Christmas Mass. Now I have the complete set. Pictures below. When using the Roman Ritual, the book contains both the Latin and the vernacular, however, under Summorum Pontificum, one must use the Latin. The vernacular is present for reference purposes.

 

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The Roman Ritual

The vestments laid out for the blessing.

The vestments laid out for the blessing.

The dalmatic is the proper vesture for a deacon. Included is the stole and maniple.

The dalmatic is the proper vesture for a deacon. Included is the stole and maniple.

The chasuble is the proper vesture for a priest. Included is the stole and maniple.

The chasuble is the proper vesture for a priest. Included is the stole and maniple.

The tunic is the proper vesture for a subdeacon. Included is the stole (if the one serving is a cleric) and maniple.

The tunic is the proper vesture for a subdeacon. Included is the stole (if the one serving is a cleric) and maniple.

The humeral veil is worn by  the subdeacon while he holds the paten during the recitation of the Roman .Canon.

The humeral veil is worn by the subdeacon while he holds the paten during the recitation of the Roman Canon.

The cope is worn by the priest for the asperges (sprinkling rite) at the beginning of High Mass.

The cope is worn by the priest for the asperges (sprinkling rite) at the beginning of High Mass.

The cope and humeral veil are also used by the priest during Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and for Eucharistic Processions.

 

 

iPadre #326 – Confess directly to God?

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In this episode, I’ll share my homily for the 4th Sunday Of Lent. In it, I talk about the Sacrament of Penance. I will also give you an update on what’s happening in my neck of the woods.

– “Just Let Go” by Laura Clapp
Guide to the Sacrament of Penance


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