Tuesday, October 31, 2017

St. Collen and the paranormal

Saint Collen of Denbighshire

Also known as Colan or Gollen

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Monk in Wales, Brittany and Cornwall. Believed to have travelled to Rome, Italy. Lived as a hermit in a small cave near Glastonbury Abbey. Abbot of a monastery in Wales. The Welsh town of Llangollen (Collen’s enclosure), Clwd is named for him, indicating that it formed around his hermitage and church.

Collen was at the right time and place to be a transitional figure in the folklore of the region. There are tales of him slaying a Welsh giantess to save the people of Llangollen (the church there still has an image of him in this triumph), and of fighting a duel with a Saracen in front of the Pope. Stories have him being taken to the land of faerie, but always as a Christian, and always showing the power of God over the old ways.

Legend says that Collen was once invited to dine with the King of the Fairies; some say he was asked by a man, some say by a fairy, and some say by a talking peacock; I cannot say. The saint declined three times, but finally accepted. Though the king appeared to live in an enormous castle, wealthy and fair, surrounded by courtiers and servants, and seated before a table groaning under the weight of good eatings. Collen, however, knew him for the lying spirit he was. The saint reminded the king of the fate of the Godless, then sprinkled holy water in all directions; in an instant there was nothing left but an angry, demonic bird, flying away from the scene.

Another version has it that Collen, while he lived as a hermit near Glastonbury, was summoned to settle the eternal May Day struggle of Gwynn ap Nudd, Lord of the Underworld, with Gwyther, Lord of Summer, for the hand of the fair Creiddylad, the Maiden of Spring. Collen ordained that the quarrel would be resolved on Doomsday, and not before. Then with a sprinkle of holy water, the faerie folk and fortress disappeared.

All of the above is taken from the following site: HERE

Also, more stories of the saints and the paranormal HERE

Thank you to Charles Coulombe for bringing these up as always

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Breaking Luther: Bishop Bruskewitz corrects the nostalgia for the so called reform movement



Chaos in Christianity: an interview

Bishop Bruskewitz reflects on the Reformation, need for prayer

By S.L. Hansen

(SNR) - With the 500th anniversary of the Protestant movement coming at the end of this October, it is important for Catholic Christians to understand some of the facts behind that movement.

It is also a good idea to prepare for the inevitable conversations that might result as Protestant friends and family members mark the occasion. Related item: Coffee House series to focus on Reformation

In a recent conversation with the Southern Nebraska Register, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, the emeritus Bishop of Lincoln, spoke about some of the effects of Protestantism on Christianity and offered some advice for Catholics who may have an opportunity to correct misunderstandings and perhaps help to rebuild unity in Christianity.

Q. How would you describe the Reformation itself?

A. I would first say that the very word seems to be flawed and inaccurate, since nothing was “reformed.” Basically what happened was that large numbers of people left the Catholic Church and formed and invented numerous new man-made churches, denominations, religions, sects, and cults, which continue even to this day to multiply in number, making chaos of what had been once a generally traditionally unified Christianity.

Q. What is the effect of that chaos?

A. In the Western World, religion in general has fallen out of favor in large part because of the divisions in Christianity, which are viewed as appalling and embarrassing. Christianity is often held in disdain by the wider secular world. Also, centuries of scandalous Christian disunity, with the accompanied history of quarrels and wars, frequently form a serious impediment to the ability to present to our modern world the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile non-Christian religions are currently advancing.

Read the whole interview HERE, it is excellent



Monday, October 9, 2017

Pope Leo XIII on Christopher Columbus

Image result for christopher columbus" To persuade the Indian people to Christianity was, indeed, the duty and work of the Church, and upon that duty she entered from the beginning, and continued, and still continues, to pursue in continuous charity, reaching finally the furthest limits of Patagonia. Columbus resolved to go before and prepare the ways for the Gospel, and, deeply absorbed in this idea, gave all his energies to it, attempting hardly anything without religion for his guide and piety for his companion. We mention what is indeed well known, but is also characteristic of the man's mind and soul. For being compelled by the Portuguese and Genoese to leave his object unachieved, when he had reached Spain, within the wall of a Religious house he matured his great design of meditated exploration, having for confidant and adviser a Religious-a disciple of Francis of Assisi. Being at length about to depart for the sea, he attended to all that which concerned the welfare of his soul on the eve of his enterprise. He implored the Queen of Heaven to assist his efforts and direct his course; and he ordered that no sail should be hoisted until the name of the Trinity had been invoked. When he had put out to sea, and the waves were now growing tempestuous, and the sailors were filled with terror, he kept a tranquil constancy of mind, relying on God. The very names he gave to the newly discovered islands tell the purposes of the man. At each disembarkation he offered up prayers to Almighty God, nor did he take possession save "in the Name of Jesus Christ." Upon whatsoever shores he might be driven, his first act was to set upon the shore the standard of the holy Cross: and the name of the Divine Redeemer, which he had so often sung on the open sea to the sound of the murmuring waves, he conferred upon the new islands. Thus at Hispaniola he began to build from the ruins of the temple, and all popular celebrations were preceded by the most sacred ceremonies."

Read the whole of the Encyclical HERE

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Update on Fr. Kenneth Walker's cause

Sorry, its been a while since I have updated the blog... oh well



Anyways, I was recently at a retreat and during one of the discussions we had, the late Fr. Kenneth Walker was brought up. I inquired into any new updates on his cause and did find out something of interest.

About two years ago there was a mother who had received some bad news in regards to cancer and it looked like her time would be very short.  The family committed to asking the intercession of Fr. Walker. During this time she received a locution from the late priest informing her that she would indeed live longer then they had expected because she still had much God willed for her to do, but that the case would be terminal.  This locution met reality, and only recently did the mother die.

Please pray for her soul and for Fr. Walker.




Friday, July 21, 2017

Myths that Glenn Beck told you: Poland is now a fascist state



So, on the 7/21 radio show, Mr. Beck declared that Poland is becoming fascist by removing justices from their court.  Note to Mr. Beck, Poland is not the US, they dont claim to have our values (we dont recognize virtues in America, but value are easy to change) but they do have principles and virtues that have been time honored and have sustained them for a thousand plus years... compared to the what? Less than 300 years here in the US?

So whats the story?

POLAND TO PURGE COURTS OF COMMUNIST-ERA JUDGES


Thats the headline on Church militant today.  Since i dont want to reinvent the wheel here is the link:

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/tbd8

Poland recognized Christ as King and even brought in E. Michael Jones to educate them on western manipulation though "libido dominandi.

I stand with Poland and Hungry as the only sane nations in Europe proper that remain.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pope Francis in context - E. Michael Jones

The following is a pretty good discussion on the new book.  I wholeheartily endorse reading the book.  As an aside, E. Michael began this pontificate as being very open to Francis.  It is only after his travels to Argentina that he has changed his views.






https://www.amazon.com/Pope-Francis-Context-Arrived-Buenos-ebook/dp/B0721KX2BV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499824052&sr=8-1&keywords=e+michael+jones