Jesuits and priests as they should be
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
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withdrawn from Its hidding place, polished, sharpened, and made ready for action.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'
doctrine and Ignatian Spirituality. As
a child in England we were taught the Jesuit
perfect contrition. I remember being told, “Make sure you know who
you are praying to, if God does not hear you, satan will”.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the greatest examination of
Conscience, are an act
self meditation and also
brilliant form of perfect contrition, we
about them but never use.
The non believers do. The work of a
Jesuit Priest in London gave
the various 12 step programmes, an adaptation of the same Spiritual Works.
in some way you have a bondage to sin, that is a sinful habit, using
the spiritual works properly and
will rid you of the
Catholic Truth Society
mostly written by Jesuits
were the theological writers that gave the English
until the Sisters came to teach the catechism.
as usual, I will return to my
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.
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
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.
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.”.
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
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”.
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
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
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".
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