Clear Creek Monastery

Arrived yesterday at Clear Creek Monastery.  Again met some wonderful young seminarians who wear the cassock.  Very cold in the upper church were we had three hours of adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Everywhere we go we see so many young vocations where there is love for the Church’s Traditions like the Holy Latin Mass.  When will we get God’s message that He blesses orders and diocese that respect Catholic Tradition.

There are many many young men in this monastery.  I wish I could take pictures of them, but it is not polite and when in chior they are too far away.  Let us continue to pray for them.  I have an appointment with the Abbot after dinner.   At lunch they read about my favorite thing, Christendom.

 

Hope for the World

Celebrated Holy Mass at 5:30 this morning to be able to attend Rorate Mass at 6:30 with the Seminarians.  Rorate Mass is in the dark and only candle light.  They chanted the Holy Mass and you can imagine the heavenliness of this experience.  Every seminarian and priest here are so polite and smiling.  That takes discipline to be cheerful and loving at all times.  You know what I mean.  Let us try to be more loving and cheerful even though life is very difficult at times.

Had a great talk with Fr. Shannon Collins on the phone this morning.  He is so encouraging.  I really enjoyed the article Fr. Sean wrote on the Virgin of Guadalupe.  He sure did bring a great deal of important points all together.  The nuns at Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph came out of the Cristeros.  They come from Guadalajara and have a huge painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe in their parlor.  They are connected with the Carmel of Cristo Rey in San Francisco and of course the new foundation in Moraga California.

Let us continue to remind ourselves that Prayer works.  God is listening.  God is Powerful.

Diocese of Lincoln

When I talked to Mother Agnes at Jesus, Mary and Joseph’s Carmel, she told me about the Vicar General of this diocese of Lincoln.  So I called and went to talk with him.  He was very kind, respectful and understanding.  They have a new bishop everyone loves, Bishop Conley.  But he told me no, because many people come asking them to support a new order and that 97 % or more fail.  I said I understand that what I am trying to do is impossible, but nothing is impossible for God.  Anyway we had a great talk and I told him to watch out about the modesty crisis.  He also informed me about the school massacre and said that it was horrible, but also abortion is horrible too and few even care about that.

These horrors beg the question????, why is there so much violence and problems in the world.  Precisely because we Catholics are not being the Holy Soul of the world.  We are not speaking up about God’s Laws and what pleases God.  We continue to try to please ourselves and others.  It is not working.  So we pray and try to do God’s will everyday of our lives.  Please God, bring good, starting with us, out of these evil events.  Help us wake up to reality and be holy.  May our actions never add to the evil of today’s society.  Amen.

Jesus Mary and Joseph Carmelite Monastery

After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass here at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Joe O’brian’s brother, Tim O’brian took us to see Mother Agnes at the Carmelite Monastery.  We had a good visit.  She said to keep my missionary work positive about Summorum Pontificum.  I am going to visit this afternoon the vicar general of the diocese Lincoln.  They have a new bishop Connelly here.   So I am going to tell him about my plans and see about  coming here eventually to start the order.