Post by Admin on Mar 22, 2020 13:27:55 GMT
Latest Coronavirus Guidelines for the District of Canada
[Yes, this image of a virus is on this SSPX webpage! Talk about fear-mongering. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to insert an image of the saints ministering to the sick during previous plagues, in an effort to raise our minds and to encourage Catholic charity and compassion? To help souls keep their peace in times of affliction? - The Catacombs]
March 18, 2020Source: District du Canada
1. The District of Canada encourages all the faithful to follow the advice given by St. John Bosco in Turin during the cholera epidemic of 1854. He had asked the young men he commissioned to visit the sick to carry an image (or medal) of the Virgin with them and to pray regularly. None of them had been infected.
2. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays until further notice is granted to all. [1917 Catholic Encyclopedia on 'Dispensations']
3. The duty to sanctify Sunday remains for those who are prevented from attending Holy Mass:
- The faithful who are prevented are therefore obliged to sanctify Sunday by a time of prayer equivalent to a Sunday Low Mass (about 30 minutes).
- The reading of the texts of the Mass, the recitation of the rosary and spiritual communion are good means for this. It is also advisable to make a spiritual reading that permeates the spirit of Lent.
4. Public Masses are suspended in Canada until further notice as requested by the civil authority.
5. The chapels of the Society of St. Pius X remain open to the faithful during the day.
6. Masses will be celebrated during the day, during the week and on Sundays, only small groups will be allowed to attend (according to the number fixed by the Province for any gathering). Contact your priory for more information. The authorized faithful will attend at least one meter apart, one chair every two and one row every two.
7. The faithful should not hesitate to contact the priories of the Society of Saint Pius X to receive the sacraments (confession, communion, extreme unction). They can make an appointment and go to one of the priories or ask for a home visit.
8. If you are unable to attend Holy Mass, you can still follow it on the Internet.
Whenever possible, we advise you to call the priest before going to the hospital. Priests are not admitted to patients infected with the Coronavirus.
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A few quotes from the Saints on Suffering and it's Merits - Admin
“Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul except sin. God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.” St. Francis de Sales
“If God sends you many sufferings it is a sign that He has great plans for you, and certainly wants to make you a saint.” St. Ignatius of Loyola
“I want to suffer and even rejoice for love, for this is my way of scattering flowers. Never a flower shall I find but its petals shall be scattered for you; and all the while I will sing; yes, always sing, even when gathering roses in the midst of thorns; and the longer and sharper the thorns may be, the sweeter shall be my song!” St. Thérèse of Lisieux
I do not know what will happen to me; I only know one thing for certain, that the Lord will never fall short of His promises. “Do not fear, I will make you suffer, but I will also give you the strength to suffer,” Jesus tells me continually. “I want your soul to be purified and tried by a daily hidden martyrdom”. . .”How many times,” Jesus said to me a little while ago, “would you have abandoned me, my son, if I had not crucified you.” St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
“A cross carried simply, and without those returns of self-love which exaggerate troubles, is no longer a cross. Peaceable suffering is no longer suffering. We complain of suffering! We should have much more reason to complain of not suffering, since nothing makes us more like Our Lord than carrying His Cross. Oh, what a beautiful union of the soul with Our Lord Jesus Christ by the love and the virtue of His Cross!” St. John Vianney
“Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.” St. Augustine of Hippo