Suggested Reading:


Liber Apocalypsis - the Book of the Apocalypse (Revelation) — read in Latin

the Book of the
Apocalypse

Read in Latin:

A Book for Our Times



Boston Catholic Journal Home

Write us:

editor@boston-catholic-journal.com

 Boston Catholic Journal

HOME

 

Pope Saint Pius V

Pope Saint Pius V pray for Holy Mother Church, for Heresies abound

Pray for Holy Mother Church,
for heresies abound


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Boston Catholic Journal  —  Critical Catholic Commentary in the Twilight of Reason

 

 

Ash Wednesday
 

Ash Wednesday
 

A Divine Conflagration
 

Ash Wednesday, a a Divine conflagration from Ashes
 

Come ... let us know this day: transfiguration in fire!

From the ashes of penance let a conflagration arise ... let it rise up as incense born on a deafening wind by Angels to the very Altar of God —  from ashes, to fire, through utter immolation!

Let this be our holocaust to God this day, the acceptable sacrifice — the conflagration of the self, sealed in the pledge of ashes upon us, a dark remembrance of dust beneath the breath of God ... that imbues it with life; life given to be surrendered this day that it may be transfigured by being vanquished, springing forth as light from the dark and ashen recesses of sin. The surrender that is the victory, the unquenchable fire of love that is the aftermath of ash! The dying that brings life, from the life that brought us death.

Today ... today shall be like no other. We have gathered to ourselves our sorrow as dry sheaves are gathered to the fire. The world this day shall be pulled down behind us! We will not turn back nor grieve its passing. Not this day. We are sealed. Sealed with ash and set afire with consuming love that will leave no dross and not the smoldering of an ember. We will make our offering to God, not in part, nor by parcel, but in a holocaust of ourselves ... so total, so consuming, that its only pledge can be ash ... and so with ashes we are sealed.

This day we behold the end of all things ... that we may one day see their renewal in love, by Him, behold! , Who makes all things new!

Pledge unto pledge. Ash unto ash, Dust unto dust. And it is driven by the breath of God ... scattered into unrelenting night only to uncover the image within that is the breathless beauty of God Himself!

Oh, blessed ashes of our creation! ... more blessed ashes of our re-creation in nothing less than God!

Seize this day! It is a day of transfiguration ... in God!

Oh, holy day!

 

Editor
Boston Catholic Journal


   Printable PDF Version

Comments? Write us:  editor@boston-catholic-journal.com



 

Boston Catholic Journal

Totally Faithful to the Sacred Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in Rome
 

“Scio opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum” 
“I know your works ... that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name.” (Apocalypse 3.8)

 

Copyright © 2004 - 2023 Boston Catholic Journal. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise stated, permission is granted by the Boston Catholic Journal for the copying and distribution of the articles and audio files under the following conditions:  No additions, deletions, or changes are to be made to the text or audio files in any way, and the copies may not be sold for a profit. In the reproduction, in any format of any image, graphic, text, or audio file, attribution must be given to the Boston Catholic Journal.

 

 

The Face

The Face and the Culmination of Vatican II

and the
Culmination
of Vatican II



Search the Boston Catholic Journal


TRADITIONAL
CATHOLIC AUDIO
LIBRARY

Free Catholic Audio Library

Traditional Catholic 
Audio Books
and more

Listen to — or
download them

completely free


Baltimore Catechism
online

Baltimore Catechism - the most authoritative Catholic Catechism ever printed
Discover what
the Church

has taught for
2000 Years before Vatican II

Newly Formatted
with hyperlinks
for improved readability

Read online
or

Download the PDF


Pope Pius V Catechism of Trent

Catechism of the Council of Trent New Edition

New Edition (free)


Some
Questions and Answers

Some Questions and Answers about Authentic Catholic Teaching

about
Authentic Catholic Teaching


A Primer for

A Primer for Catholic Symbolism

Catholic Symbolism


The Hammer
and the
Anvil

Church Militant - Outspokenly  Catholic

Forging the Truth
of Catholicism


Dr. Taylor Marshall

Dr. Taylor Marshall, Catholic

Uncompromising
Catholicism


The Practice
of the
Presence
of

by
 Brother Lawrence

Complete Audio Files


The Metaphysics of
Christian Mysticism

The Metaphysics of Mysticism - St. John of the Cross: Reason, Revelation, and the inexorable Logic of the Ascent of the Soul to God by Geoffrey K. Mondello

St. John
of the Cross
:

Reason, Revelation,
and Logic

By:

Geoffrey K. Mondello

available at Amazon


The Beauty and Sanctity of Traditional Catholicism


The End
of Christendom

Archbishop Fulton Sheen - The Fourth Great Crisis in the Church - The End of Christendom

“The Fourth Great Crisis
of the Church”

 
Why the  Church
— and the West —
are withering

Archbishop Fulton Sheen


Saint Michael the Archangel

Prayer to Saint Michael
against satan


The Little Office

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
of the
Blessed Virgin Mary



Novena to
St Jude

 Novena to St Jude Printable 4-fold with one piece of paper
Printable Booklet
on 1 sheet
of paper, 4-fold, free



With Mary in the Rose Garden
With Mary Immaculate, Mother of God in the Rose Garden
Reflections on the Rosary
with a Poor Clare Nun and
Saint Padre Pio



Pope Saint Pius X
Pray for us

Pope Saint Pius X pray for us

“I shall spare myself neither
care nor labor nor vigils for
the salvation of souls”

HOME