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.
Great environment of prayer and study. Many kind and knowledgable young seminarians. Had talks with the Rector of the Seminary, Fr. Biciq, Brother Ansgar teacher, and Fr Joseph Lee the canon law teacher. Also with some of the seminarians who have encouraged me and given me good advice. Much to pray and think about.
As usual up early for the feastday of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We had the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Our dear Mother. I had invited some Mexicans to come and they did. In Wyoming there are very few Mexicans. Yesterday I discovered this statue on the hill behind the parish where I have been saying the Holy Latin Mass. So this morning when it was still very dark, I prayed here with the Mexican Jesus Sandoval asking Our Lady’s help. After mass the Mexicans with Jesus put roses by this statue. I didn’t go because I was in a big rush to get going to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton Nebraska.
We have arrived and been very very warmly welcomed. Joe O’brian from St Patricks has a brother here (Tim O’brian). Also three young men from Cottonwood Idaho where I was for the last week are here too. They all helped Jesus and myself to unload all the baggage. Traveling with all the Latin Mass Vestments and the books and electronic devises makes up a lot of baggage. I am still learning to be a missionary. The 11 hour trip was not easy to make. But I am learning to travel for Love Of Jesus and His Holy Mass.
Tracy and Annette Yates and their kids were so hospitable to us in there house. They made up good granola bars for the trip. It was such a joy to be in their house. When you are traveling as a missionary, you so appreciate when you have a loving home to be welcomed into. And that is exactly how the Yates treated us. May God bless all the wonderful people who are taking care of us.
It is a miracle that I did not have a nervous breakdown from the constant persecution for standing up for Catholic Teaching of 2000 years and standing up for keeping the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass reverent. Then leaving my parish after being pastor for 10 years. So needless to say it causes great pain and wounds. Discussing these wounds, one professor said he was spit at in the sacristy and told to get with the new church. Another professors wife said; yes wounds.
So, as I travel, I am healing from what many of us have suffered defending the sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I am writing this because we need to admit it is very painful at times being mistreated by the power base that the Novus Ordo people have in the church. So when the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to how the Church has been going wrong liturgically, you have no other choice but to pray and explain what you now know to be “Sacred Truth”. Here is when the pain and abuse comes.
What I am proposing, is that we “name the pain”. Then we recall, that it is for love of Jesus and His Church, that we are being abused. “Summorum Pontificum” was given to us by God, with rights for those who love the “Sacred”. But the reality is that the powerful Novus Ordo liberals are not giving any rights. So we accept the reality as it is. But we than continue to go on, never forgetting that it is God who wants adoration and sacredness. HE is on our side. We can never forget this, meditating on this day and night, we have God on our side. So then we can take the abuses with less damage to our souls and hearts. We know that we need to suffer for the reform of the Church. It has always taken much suffering from those who resisted evil in the Church and in government.
Let us encourage each other, pray for each other and remember it is God who is directing us, leading us on. It is the devil who is working through people to discourage us and make us quit. These are God’s battles. We just are servants of the King of Kings.