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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Two New Vocation Blogs
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The following note was posted by my friend Mark of Rise and Pray. Please do visit these new websites and pray for vocations.

I have recently had the pleasure to co-operate on two new Vocations 'blogs'. Although they use the blog format, they are designed to be resources websites.

The first is a general resource for promoting vocations to Traditional Societies in union with Pope Benedict XVI: tradvocations.blogspot.com

The second is a resource specifically to encourage vocations for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter from Scotland and Ireland: fsspvocations.blogspot.com

I would encourage you all to give us feedback on both these blogs, particularly if there is content you can think of to be added. Please pass these links far and wide too, because it is fitting -- following Pope Benedict's "derestriction" of the Traditional form of the Roman Rite -- to encourage vocations to Traditional Priestly societies.



Prayer For The Choice of a State of Life
(Indulgence, 300 days, once a day, St. Pius X, May 6, 1905)

O my God, Thou who art the God of wisdom and of counsel, Thou who readest in my heart the sincere will to please Thee alone, and to govern myself with regard to my choice of a state of life, entirely in conformity with Thy most holy desire; grant me, by the intercession of the most blessed Virgin, my Mother, and of my holy patrons, especially of St. Joseph and St. Aloysius, the grace to know what state I ought to choose, and when to embrace it, so that in it I may be able to pursue and increase Thy glory, work out my salvation, and merit that heavenly reward which Thou hast promised to those who do Thy holy Will. Amen
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SSPX Easter Sunday Mass 2007
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Friday, March 21, 2008
In Honor of the Sacred Triduum...
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I will not be posting during this holy time. For your devotional practices, I will, however, encourage you to visit these links:

Good Friday:

Good Friday information
Good Friday Prayer
Pope Benedict XVI's Good Friday service (2006)

Scripture:

Isaiah 53:11b-12
Isaiah 53:4-6

Fish Eaters Posts:

Spy Wednesday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Eastertide Overview
Easter Sunday

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Special Offer:

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Extraordinary Form of the Mass: Palm Sunday 2008, Assumption Grotto
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I was very pleased to receive the following email from Diane:

The 9:30am Liturgy at our parish was a most majestic ceremony, celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite (more casually called, the Traditional Latin Mass or "Tridentine"). It was a solemn high Mass.

Between three photo posts there are probably more than 50 detailed pictures of the day from before Mass, the blessing of palms, the procession and the Mass itself.

Bloggers, feel free to use some of the photos if you wish. I would humbly request a link back to the post below [Post 3] since it links directly to the other two photo posts. It was too much for a single post.

Photo Post 1
Photo Post 2
Photo Post 3
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Catholic Blog Awards 2008
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March 18, 2008 Update:

Thank you to the 14 people who voted for me in the voting. I am greatly impressed! With so many excellent blogs, I am honored that 14 people have voted for me. Thank you, again for your support. I hope that this blog remains a great resources for many.

March 8, 2008:
Voting is now open at the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards -- and some kind person has nominated me for the category of Best Blog by a Priest/Religious/Seminarian!
I strongly appreciate your support and I encourage all of you to vote for your favorite blogs at this time. You will need to register (it is free) at the website. Voting closes Monday, March 17, 2008.
(Click on Image to be directed to the voting)
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Sunday, March 9, 2008
Proudly Entered the Catholic Church 2008
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Last year and the previous year I created a special post welcoming all new Catholics, and this year I have done the same. I am very pleased that the Curt Jester has again kindly created another image for this project. I have had it created for all of you! Please save it and post it on your blogs, websites, etc.

Please visit the weblogs of these people and welcome them into the Universal Church, the one established by Jesus Christ. Pray for them too!

Please let me know if anyone else should be added to this list.
Note: If you are interested in entering the Catholic Church, I highly endorse the programs offered through CatechismClass.com.
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