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Issue 12 | October/November 2020
Sorrowful Heart of Mary SSPX-MC
Dear Members of Christ’s Mystical Body,
We are united to God, the Most Holy Trinity, by professing the Catholic Faith which He revealed (from Sacred Scripture and Tradition) and by union of love of God, which is sanctifying grace in our souls!
It is charity/sanctifying grace which makes us living Members of Christ’s Mystical Body, it is that which makes the Faith in us, a burning fire of love and the supernatural life.
St. James says, “The devils also believe and tremble!” (St. James 2:19). The “faith” of the devils, however, is the same as those choosing to live in the state of mortal sin. They both must admit belief in the cold facts of reality, but lack the fire of supernatural grace and charity, hence they have a “dead faith,” as St. Thomas Aquinas explains. It is as “alive” as a lump of charcoal; icy and lifeless!
St. Bernard says, “we are a Mystical Body joined to a Thorn-Crowned Head!” There is our King, our Savior, our Redeemer, our Spouse, our Eternal High Priest, our Victim, our Creator, our Supreme Happiness, our … Everything!
Cardinal Pie of Poitiers insists constantly on the fact that God the Father has constituted His Son, as the Cornerstone for all creation, all human and angelic society is centered for-or-against His Only Begotten Son: Jesus Christ the King!
“Now,” says Cardinal Pie, “since Jesus Christ has come upon earth, anything [politics, social life, economics, education, etc.] that ignores or refuses to acknowledge Him and obey Him, is an impiety. It is a revolt not only against the Son, but against the Father Who sent Him! This crime of refusing to acknowledge Him, is not only against Revelation, but against reason which does not permit the Revealed Word of God to be scorned! It cannot be repeated often enough: the morality that was sufficient for pagan times [before Christ’s First Coming], is insufficient after the advent of Christian times. 'If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. … If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated, both Me and My Father!'” (St. John 15:22&24).
As Our Divine Savior stood before the crowds, and those of all time, dripping with Blood, crowned with thorns, sentenced by Pilate (and all future Liberal governments) to the Crucifixion, instigated by the slaying tongues of the Jews, we have to ask: ‘How was this the Father’s Will?’
How can the Church, Christ’s Mystical Body, now so humiliated, betrayed, and abandoned into the hands of the enemies, be the Bride so dear to Christ? “I always do what pleases Him” (St. John 8:29), Our Lord said.
In his book, The Mystery of Jesus (p. 152), Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre points to the inexpressible humility of Our Lord Jesus Christ toward His Father – even from all eternity! He says:
“But in contemplating Christ Himself, one perceives in Him, vis-à-vis His Father, a dependence, and even an annihilation, of which nothing here below can give an idea. His doctrine is not His own, nor His works, nor His life; the Father shows Him what He must say and do, and with His eyes on this most sovereign and well-loved rule, Jesus speaks, acts, and dies. And this natural dependence of the Son of God is accompanied by an ineffable sweetness, as the Father gives all to the Son with ineffable love, so the Son places His happiness in receiving from, and depending upon, the Father.”
Our Lord teaches us to adore His Father, Who in turn, permitted the utter humiliation of His Divine Son on the Cross! “The humble shall be exalted,” will apply firstly to Our Lord Jesus Christ! Humbled on the Cross, He will be rewarded in strict justice, being so much more exalted at the Glorious Resurrection and His Ascension, and for all Eternity!
As the head goes, so goes the body. As our Thorn-Crowned Head of the Mystical Body went to humiliation, abandonment, and Crucifixion, so must His Mystical Body! But the Divine Rule promised “the humble shall be exalted!” So, the Mystical Body of Christ will share in the triumphant Victory, the Eternal Marriage Feast, the Glorious Exaltation of the Divine Lamb!
If we are given now to drink the bitter chalice of “filling up those things that are wanting in the sufferings of Christ” (I Cor. 1:24), so, with Mary’s Sorrowful Heart, may our hearts be fixed on those eternal joys, of which “the sufferings of this time, are nothing compared to the glory to come!” (Romans 8:18).
“In the end, My Immaculate Heart will Triumph!” (Our Lady of Fatima).
In Christ the King,
P.S. I ask your prayers, a Novena to St. Joseph, to find a property and land that will be a priory for priests desiring to stay faithful to the Fight of Archbishop Lefebvre and a home/monastery of formation for young vocations, already knocking! These vocations hear the Shepherd's voice. May the Sacred Heart of the Good Shepherd lead the way with the Immaculate Heart of His Mother! Thank you.
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