Skip to comments.Saint Francis of Assisi’s Letter to the Clergy,
Posted on 04/20/2004 8:13:15 AM PDT by franky
Following is Saint Francis Letter to Priests that I sent to priests in Boston via email. Following the letter is a response to my email.
"Let us be careful, we clerics, to avoid great sin and ignorance which certain people have towards the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His most holy written words which consecrate the [His] body. We know that it cannot become His Body if the bread is not first consecrated by the [His] Word. For we have and see nothing corporally of the Highest One in this world except the [His] Body and Blood, and the words by which we were created and redeemed from death to life (1 John 3:14).
Let all those, then, who administer such holy mysteries - especially those who administer them carefully - consider how base the cups, the corporal cloths and the altar cloths are until they are used to consecrate the Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. And many leave the Body and Blood in unworthy places, carry It through the streets in miserable ways, receive
It unworthy and administer It to others without reverence.
Even His sacred, written words are sometimes left to be trodden underfoot, for the man who has not the Spirit of God does not receive the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:14).
Should we not, because of all these things, be full of zeal, considering that the good Lord offers Himself into our hands, and we handle Him and receive Him in Communion every day? Are we, perhaps, not aware that we must come into His hands (cf Hebrews 10:31).
Come now, let us amend our ways firmly and at once, in all these things and others, and anywhere the most Holy Body of our Lord, Jesus Christ, might be left lying indecorously, let It be taken from there and placed and locked in a precious place. Similarly, wherever the written words of the Lord are found in unfitting places, let us remember to collect them and place them in a decorous place. And let us be aware that it is our duty to observe all this above all else according to the commandments of the Lord and the precepts of Holy Mother Church. And let anyone who does not do this be aware that he must give an account to our Lord, Jesus Christ, on the day of judgement (Matthew 12:36).
And if anyone makes copies of this writing so that it may be better observed, let him be aware that the Lord will bless him."
****"I wish when you send stuff you would make more sense and get to the point... God bless you for being such a good diligent catholic... By the way, I'm bloking your domain from our mailing list. God bless! Fr. V."****
I pray for this priest for not getting the point. I will also pray for him lower casing "Catholic" As a "bloke, I will not be on their domain, which I never was.
Pray for the Chuch like our life depended on it.
This is an incredible statement on many levels. From his horrid command of the language to his spiteful unholy attitude.
People such as this are one reason why I stay very far away from NO-priests. I could never let such a mo-mo lead me to the toilet much less in anything spiritual.
I would like to hear the results of that project ;-)
I belong to the Diocese of Harrisburg. The only Latin Mass in our area is held once per month on a Saturday at 4 PM at a Catholic H S, 65 mile away.
You are in a tough situation. I checked the SSPX website. There are 4 chapels in Pennsylvania but none in Harrisburg. The chapels are located in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and some place called Pittston which I couldn't find on the map.
Then I checked Ecclesia Dei. I found only one in Harrisburg; the one at the high school. Is this the one an hour away?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.