St. Marianne Cope, Pray for Us

Mother Marianne Cope  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Reverend Sister Marianne Matron of the Bishop Home, KalaupapaTo see the infinite pity of this place, The mangled limb, the devastated face, The innocent sufferers smiling at the rod, A fool were tempted to deny his God.He sees, and shrinks; but if he look again, Lo, beauty springing from the breast of pain!— He marks the sisters on the painful shores, And even a fool is silent and adores. Robert Louis Stevenson Kalawao, May 22, 1889* * * * * Mother Marianne Cope is o … [Read more...]

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Last week over on Facebook, I happened to mention that I had attended a Tridentine Mass, and that I left with a renewed appreciation for the Novus Ordo.From every corner, from every persuasion, Catholic friends spoke up in raging defense of one form of liturgy or another.Those who regularly attend Tridentine Mass rose up, rosary beads clicking and mantillas still draped over their hair, to insist that the Novus Ordo, the Mass of the Roman Rite which was promulgated by Pope Paul VI in … [Read more...]

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