All Conversations in My Heart
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  Jesuits and priests as they should be
My Faith is certainly strongly influenced by Jesuits and for the right reasons, why shouldn't it be? I was brought up in England. A country kept faithful from the time of Elizabeth 1st. by Jesuit Priests who were what could be seen as a long queue of Jesuit priests who came to England readied to be martyred. They were, for England, and for many other countries an inexhaustible fount of God's love for His Children, or an abyss of evangelization. I ask for us all to remember the Jesuits,  for what they were and not for what so many of them are today. Pray for their return to their "no quitting" spirit. Even until the 1800's priests were still jailed for being priests in the UK. There are one or two miraculous supernatural stories of how Christ defended them.  The Jesuit teachings still are in common vogue as Francis 1st. cannot hide from them. Are we to see the Jesuit style of stern resolve not to surrender, to return to the Church We should demand strongly from the Trinity that it does and I truly and sincerely hope so. In a symbolic thought I hope the sword, a soldier's sword that Ignatius dedicated to Blessed Mary is withdrawn from Its hidding place, polished, sharpened, and made ready for action. I am happily amused by Francis' Jesuit doctrine and Ignatian Spirituality. As a child in England we were taught the Jesuit Doctrine of perfect contrition. I remember being told, “Make sure you know who you are praying to, if God does not hear you, satan will”. 
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the greatest examination of Conscience, are an act of self meditation and also a brilliant form of perfect contrition, we often heard about them but never use. The non believers do. The work of a Jesuit Priest in London gave to the world the various 12 step programmes, an adaptation of the same Spiritual Works. If in some way you have a bondage to sin, that is a sinful habit, using the spiritual works properly and as directed, will rid you of the habit. The Catholic Truth Society pamphlets were mostly written by Jesuits in London. They were the theological writers that gave the English Church their religious education, until the Sisters came to teach the catechism.
Digressing as usual, I will return to my original thoughts. I wish to write about how the Divine Intellect called to us by the state of the grace that sanctifies to help us or how the uncreated wisdom of God helps our created wisdom to understand so many spiritual acts and meanings. This will use the Jesuit version of the Doctrine of Grace, simple in its explanation but a state so difficult in today's church to achieve. The Help of the Divine Intellect is another piece of English teachings on Divine Wisdom (of the Sacred Head) a very strong devotion of Theresa Higginson's, a Liverpool schoolteacher, who had a Jesuit Spiritual Confessor. So good did come out of Liverpool after all. In Theresa, Christ's promise of sending the Paraclete was once again fulfilled. It must be understood without the state of grace, that precious indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we do not comprehend clearly or deeply what God is telling us through Scriptures, Christ, Blessed Mary or the Prophets. A teaching of the Church which in England we were taught, anytime we picked up the Bible, books on dogma, doctrine and lives of the saints to we pray as in the previous blog , “Come Holy Spirit etc.”. There is a terrible danger as I wrote a few lines ago “of who listens”. Make sure who we want to hear, hears us or we end up with our own interpretations. These thoughts become our opinions and a form of private revelations and are, we consider therefore, to be undeniable. I do wish the Teachers in the Church point out this statement as a truer definition of what are private revelations. The modern way today is to dismiss the traditional teachings of the Church and forge new interpretations of old doctrines and words, another foolish change bt Vatican 2. This pastoral council said it is better to know scriptures than to know the catechism leaving us in the hands of those lacking the promise given to the Apostles by Christ of the paracletian return. This is modern way is due to the teachers never asking the Holy Spirit to help their idiosyncrasies of personal beliefs not formed in Church Ways. A very good example of this are the modern meanings given to Scriptures which today are even more erroneous by the fallacies of Hebrew translations that came from the Masorete, Aaron ben Asher in the 1100's, he completely and utterly changed words grammaticly finding errors in diacritical and cantillation marks in the hebrew words. These tricks, used to rid the Old Testament of prophecies of Christ, we were warned of by St Justin Martyr in his “Dialogue with Trypho the Jew, Chapter 71”.
 Truly we must believe that even priests should use the prayer which calls for the assistance of the Paraclete for our memories. Some of the homilies preached today, some of the homilies that are never preached, show a mark of desertion by the Spirit of discipline and wisdom. In fact since I cannot believe the Holy Spirit dwells in the internet, and I find so many homilies in the Church today are, in the English vernacular, cribbed from bad evangelical practices of those outside the Church suggests to me at times the Paraclete does not have much affection in the main for the priesthood who guides us today. They have too many bad habits of wanting it easy and not wanting, using a proper expression, "to fight with filth for our salvation." There are not many priests who are so, only enough to be in those places where they are dangerous for their and our spiritual health.
There was an account of a priest in the Midwest of America who was in a terrible car crash and died. He was sent back to reform his life at a request of Blessed Mary's to be given a second chance. How often we see of this Blessed Mother, of ours, asking and getting us a second chance? How often this Blessed Woman gets us all this second chance? How She triggers and reminds Jesus, He is Divine Mercy. The priest was asked a terrible question, “When were you ever a priest for Me?” I hope the priests who read this blog, literally quake in their boots as they “ponder” this question in their minds. Priests and religious are very much part of the true meaning of Fatima's third secret. Next blog will give you the reason why I say this and the screams of horror from pricked brutes will ring out. Once again if you wish to debate this take it to your parish priest and or your bishop and get his opinion.
Teresa's interjaculatory prayer'
"Wisdom of the Sacred Head guide us in all Your ways. O love of the Sacred Heart, consume us with Your Fire".


 


Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

 




<< Home
Memories of the habits and the teachings of the Catholic Church

Archives
11 June 2006 / 18 June 2006 / 25 June 2006 / 02 July 2006 / 09 July 2006 / 16 July 2006 / 17 December 2006 / 31 December 2006 / 07 January 2007 / 14 January 2007 / 21 January 2007 / 04 February 2007 / 18 February 2007 / 04 March 2007 / 18 March 2007 / 25 March 2007 / 01 April 2007 / 08 April 2007 / 15 April 2007 / 22 April 2007 / 29 April 2007 / 13 May 2007 / 03 June 2007 / 08 July 2007 / 29 July 2007 / 05 August 2007 / 12 August 2007 / 19 August 2007 / 26 August 2007 / 16 September 2007 / 07 October 2007 / 13 January 2008 / 27 January 2008 / 03 February 2008 / 10 February 2008 / 24 February 2008 / 02 March 2008 / 09 March 2008 / 16 March 2008 / 23 March 2008 / 30 March 2008 / 06 April 2008 / 13 April 2008 / 27 April 2008 / 04 May 2008 / 11 May 2008 / 18 May 2008 / 25 May 2008 / 01 June 2008 / 08 June 2008 / 15 June 2008 / 29 June 2008 / 06 July 2008 / 13 July 2008 / 27 July 2008 / 03 August 2008 / 10 August 2008 / 17 August 2008 / 24 August 2008 / 31 August 2008 / 07 September 2008 / 14 September 2008 / 28 September 2008 / 05 October 2008 / 12 October 2008 / 19 October 2008 / 26 October 2008 / 02 November 2008 / 23 November 2008 / 30 November 2008 / 07 December 2008 / 14 December 2008 / 28 December 2008 / 04 January 2009 / 11 January 2009 / 25 January 2009 / 01 February 2009 / 08 February 2009 / 15 February 2009 / 22 February 2009 / 01 March 2009 / 08 March 2009 / 22 March 2009 / 29 March 2009 / 05 April 2009 / 12 April 2009 / 19 April 2009 / 26 April 2009 / 10 May 2009 / 17 May 2009 / 24 May 2009 / 31 May 2009 / 07 June 2009 / 14 June 2009 / 21 June 2009 / 28 June 2009 / 05 July 2009 / 12 July 2009 / 19 July 2009 / 26 July 2009 / 02 August 2009 / 09 August 2009 / 16 August 2009 / 30 August 2009 / 06 September 2009 / 13 September 2009 / 20 September 2009 / 04 October 2009 / 11 October 2009 / 15 November 2009 / 29 November 2009 / 06 December 2009 / 13 December 2009 / 20 December 2009 / 27 December 2009 / 10 January 2010 / 24 January 2010 / 31 January 2010 / 07 February 2010 / 28 February 2010 / 07 March 2010 / 21 March 2010 / 28 March 2010 / 02 May 2010 / 09 May 2010 / 30 May 2010 / 13 June 2010 / 27 June 2010 / 11 July 2010 / 18 July 2010 / 25 July 2010 / 01 August 2010 / 08 August 2010 / 15 August 2010 / 22 August 2010 / 29 August 2010 / 05 September 2010 / 12 September 2010 / 19 September 2010 / 26 September 2010 / 10 October 2010 / 24 October 2010 / 31 October 2010 / 07 November 2010 / 14 November 2010 / 21 November 2010 / 28 November 2010 / 05 December 2010 / 12 December 2010 / 19 December 2010 / 26 December 2010 / 09 January 2011 / 16 January 2011 / 23 January 2011 / 30 January 2011 / 06 February 2011 / 13 February 2011 / 06 March 2011 / 24 April 2011 / 08 May 2011 / 15 May 2011 / 22 May 2011 / 03 July 2011 / 17 July 2011 / 24 July 2011 / 31 July 2011 / 07 August 2011 / 14 August 2011 / 21 August 2011 / 25 September 2011 / 09 October 2011 / 16 October 2011 / 04 December 2011 / 25 December 2011 / 08 January 2012 / 15 January 2012 / 22 January 2012 / 29 January 2012 / 17 June 2012 / 08 July 2012 / 05 August 2012 / 21 October 2012 / 28 October 2012 / 04 November 2012 / 11 November 2012 / 18 November 2012 / 02 December 2012 / 30 December 2012 / 06 January 2013 / 13 January 2013 / 20 January 2013 / 03 February 2013 / 10 February 2013 / 17 February 2013 / 10 March 2013 / 17 March 2013 / 24 March 2013 / 31 March 2013 / 05 May 2013 / 26 May 2013 / 02 June 2013 / 09 June 2013 / 16 June 2013 / 23 June 2013 / 30 June 2013 / 07 July 2013 / 14 July 2013 / 28 July 2013 / 11 August 2013 / 18 August 2013 / 25 August 2013 / 29 September 2013 / 08 December 2013 / 15 December 2013 / 22 December 2013 / 29 December 2013 / 19 January 2014 / 26 January 2014 / 02 February 2014 / 09 March 2014 / 18 May 2014 / 25 May 2014 / 29 June 2014 / 06 July 2014 / 10 August 2014 / 24 August 2014 / 21 September 2014 / 12 October 2014 / 26 October 2014 / 23 November 2014 / 01 February 2015 / 08 March 2015 / 22 March 2015 / 12 July 2015 / 19 July 2015 / 26 July 2015 / 09 August 2015 / 16 August 2015 / 20 September 2015 / 27 September 2015 / 01 November 2015 / 06 December 2015 / 06 March 2016 / 20 March 2016 / 24 April 2016 / 01 May 2016 / 04 September 2016 / 25 September 2016 / 02 October 2016 / 13 November 2016 / 20 November 2016 / 01 January 2017 / 22 January 2017 / 23 July 2017 / 19 November 2017 /


Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]