First Spiritual Conference

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Pope Michael, Sanctification | 2 comments

February 1, 2014

Saint Ignatius, Bishop amd Martyr

Dear friends in Christ,

When We sent out the request for the Unity Octave, We kept opening up email addresses. In fact, We are not sure We have contacted everyone. With so many to keep up with, We have decided to prepare a spiritual conference twice a month. We will email it to all. And there are a few who will receive it by snail mail.

This newsletter will be two fold. First of all a status report on how things are progressing. This will include announcements of upcoming feasts and fasts. We should live by the liturgical calendar. The second part will be a spiritual conference, because it is important to be constantly reminded of spiritual things.

My House Is a House of Prayer

Jesus said this, when preparing to cast the money lenders out of the temple. And indeed this is what We are establishing here in Topeka. The main purpose of moving in this direction is to establish a house of prayer. All ages in the Church until the Great Apostasy saw men and women separating themselves from the world at least partially to devote themselves to prayer. Consider the many virgin martyrs of the early persecutions. And then we have the desert fathers. Following them we have the rise of monasticism and the foundation of monasteries of monks and of nuns. Consider the great contemplative orders of the ages, the Cistercian and the Trappist come to mind.

Saint Teresa of Lisieux is the Patroness of the Missions, and yet she never spoke to a native to bring them the Faith. Instead from her Carmel she supported the missions with prayer and penance. My friends, it is by prayer and penance that we shall overcome the Great Apostasy.

We would all like to find those magic words that would bring thousands to realize the true condition of the Church. However, our words are as a “tinkling brass and a sounding cymbal,” (I Corinthians 13:1) without one key component.

Saint Paul tells us: “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.” (I Corinthians 13:1-3) Without charity we are nothing.

You will notice We have said nothing about the seminary or the education of men to spread the Gospel. The reason is simple, the first step in the ministry is with prayer and penance. It is upon this foundation We hope to form priests to be men of prayer. This is why Our place of exile must be a place of prayer first and foremost.

The priest is first and foremost a man of prayer. He prays on behalf of the flock God gives him through the Church.

Our house here is open to brothers, monks and seminarians, because the primary purpose is to form a house of prayer. We hope to form priests in this house of prayer.

Expansion?

 As of this writing no one has actually moved into Our house of prayer. However, We have three men working on coming, when and if their circumstances allow. True, We only have two empty rooms in Our actual house. However, We have checked around. First of all one half of the duplex next door has come back on the market for rent. The last time it was on the market, it was $450 per month, two bedroom one bath. With three men here, we can afford to rent this. If this is not available, then a block and a half away there are several places available in a similar price range.

We will keep you informed as men are able to actually get moved into Our house of prayer.

 A Project

 We have been meditating on what people do not understand. It is a simple phrase in the Creed: “I believe in the Catholic Church.” We say it every day in the Apostles Creed at the beginning of the Rosary, but do we stop and think what this actually means? In Our Library We have a set of catechism books, which are at the level of catechism teachers. We have extracted this section on “I Believe in the Catholic Church”. We went ahead and published the first part. This is an ongoing project, because We wish to add two sections. The first will add to some basic points to address the heresies of today. The second section will demonstrate where the Catholic Church is today.

Just the other day We read something, which is key to understanding where the Church is:

The Vatican Council teaches (DZ 1821) “The eternal Pastor and Bishop of souls decreed to establish a holy Church, in which all the faithful should be held together by the bonds of one faith and a common charity … and preserved in the unity of faith and communion by the ministry of a united priesthood.”

Pope Leo XIII states in Satis Cognitum (paragraph 15): “But the Episcopal order is rightly judged to be in communion with Peter, as Christ commanded, if it be subject to and obeys Peter; otherwise it necessarily becomes a lawless and disorderly crowd.”

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The priesthood amongst the Traditionalists is anything but united as can be easily seen by the various sects they have. This proves the necessity of having a living breathing Pope to which all of the Diocesan Bishops are subject. In turn the pastors, other bishops and priests are subject to their own Diocesan Bishop. The concept is simple, but the Traditionalists have declared an emergency to circumvent the order established by Jesus Christ.

We will keep you updated as the project moves forward and will be asking some of you to assist in polishing the final product. Links are provided to the first section, which is in print and available on Kindle.

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Questions?

 If you are receiving this or reading this, please feel free to ask questions. You may ask personal questions, which We will answer privately. Some general questions We will answer here, especially if they pertain to the religious life, the priestly life, the spiritual life or to the operation of the seminary and monastery. Other general questions We will answer on Youtube for fish eater Fridays, when We answer such general questions. We have a general policy. We never use a person’s name without their express permission, and if We use the question publicly We may alter it so as not to reveal who asked the question.

 February

 Because of the late Easter this year, Lent does not start in February. In fact, we do not enter Septuagesima until February 16th. Let us remember that Septuagesima, the time from Septuagesima Sunday until Ash Wednesday is a time of preparation for Lent and commemorates the fact that some fasted fifty days before Easter (Quinquagesima), some sixty days (Sexagesima) and some seventy days (Septuagesima). In memory of Jesus’ forty day fast, we now observe forty days (Quadragesima).

Sunday, February 2nd is the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is when Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple as required by the Mosaic Law. This is the official end of the Christmas season, which began with First Vespers on Christmas Eve.

February 11th is a commemoration of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes. February 24th is the Feast of Saint Matthias the Apostles. Saint Mathias was elected to fill the place that was left empty by Judas’ apostasy.

Pope Michael

829 NE Chester

Topeka KS 66616-1352

2 Comments

  1. Are you offering any retreats? Email me for info or if I can travel by for discussion.

    • Yes We do offer retreats. Contact Us for more details. In fact, We are preparing for a retreat for an arriving seminarian starting May 4th.

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