Ante Cenam - Before the Evening Meal in Monastery

Sacerdos benedicturus mensam, incipit: + Benedícite,  
Et alii repetunt: Benedícite.

Deinde sacerdos incipit versum: V. Edent páuperes,
Et alii prosequuntur: R. Et saturabúntur, et laudábunt Dóminum qui requírunt eum: vivent corda eórum in sæculum sæculi. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

V. Kýrie, eléison.
R. Christe, eléison. Kýrie, eléison.

Pater noster secreto usque ad V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem.  

R. Sed líbera nos a malo.

Postea sacerdos dicit: Orémus. Bénedic, + Dómine, nos, et hæc tua dona, quæ de tua largitáte sumus sumptúri. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum.  

R. Amen.

Deinde lector: Iube, domne, benedícere.  

Bened. Ad cenam vitæ ætérnæ perdúcat nos Rex ætérnæ glóriæ. R. Amen.  
Dicto a lectore: Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.  
R. Deo grátias
The officiant says: Bless us, + O Lord, 
and the others answer: Bless us.

Then the officiant says: V. The poor shall eat All: R. and be filled, and they shall praise the Lord who seek Him. Their hearts shall live forever and ever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Officiant: Our Father (silently) as far as: V. And lead us not into temptation. 

R. But deliver us from evil.

Officiant: Let us pray. Bless us, O Lord, + and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord.  

R. Amen.

If there is table reading the lector says: Pray, Lord, a blessing.  

Officiant: May the King of glory make us partakers of the heavenly table.  
R. Amen. (Reading follows) 
At the end of the reading the lector says: And Thou, O Lord, have mercy on us.  
R. Thanks be to God.

Canons Regular of the Mother of God in Lagrasse


Church Teaching on the Modernists

The partisans of error are to be sought not only among the Church's open enemies; but, what is to be most dreaded and deplored, in her very bosom, and are the more mischievous the less they keep in the open. We allude, Venerable Brethren, to many who belong to the Catholic laity, and, what is much more sad, to the ranks of the priesthood itself. (...)
With regard to morals, they adopt the principle of the Americanists, that the active virtues are more important than the passive, and are to be more encouraged in practice. They ask that the clergy should return to their primitive humility and poverty, and that in their ideas and action they should admit the principles of Modernism; and there are some who, gladly listening to the teaching of their Protestant masters, would desire the suppression of the celibacy of the clergy. What is there left in the Church which is not to be reformed by them and according to their principles?


Litany of Polish Saints: Andrew Bobola S.J.

This reportage shows the return of the relicts of saint Andrew Bobola from Rome, after canonisation by Pius XI in 1932.  You may see how crowds welcome the glorious martyr of Polish land in different cities e.g. Zebrzydowice, Oświęcim, Kraków and Warszawa.

Saint Andrew Bobola is one of the greatest martyrs of our Holy Faith. 

Pope Pius XII wrote an encyclical letter on Andrew Bobola's martyrdom, that you might be interested to read INVICTI ATHLETAE.

One description of saint Bobola's death written in 1865 states (Daurignac, J. M. S. (1865). History of the Society of Jesus From Its Foundations to the Present Time (Volume II). John P. Walsh. pp. 12–13.)
In the same year, the Cossacks surprised a holy Polish Jesuit, in the town of Pinsk, and conferred on him the palm of martyrdom, on the 16th of May, 1657. Father Andrew Bobola, whose untiring zeal had rendered him obnoxious to the schismatics, had just offered up the holy sacrifice, when a horde of Cossacks attacked the town. On beholding the barbarians, Father Bobola fell upon his knees, raised his eyes and his hands toward heaven, and, having a presentiment that his hour had arrived, exclaimed, "Lord, thy will be done!" At that moment, the Cossacks rushed upon him, stripped him of his holy habit, tied him to a tree, placed a crown upon his head, as did the Jews upon the head of our adorable Saviour, after which they scourged him, tore out one of his eyes, burned his body with torches, and one of the ruffians traced, with his poignard, the form of a tonsure on the head of the venerable Father, and on his back the figure of a chasuble! To do this, the executioner had to strip off the skin of the holy martyr! But this was not yet all. The fingers of the apostle had received the priestly unction. The executioner tore from them the skin, and forced needles under his nails! And during this indescribable torture, the hero prayed for his tormentors; he preached, both by word and example, until the schismatics tore out his tongue and crushed his head. Father Andrew Bobola, whom the Church declared Blessed, the 30th of October, 1853, was sixty-five years of age.


Why we need Rubrics?

They should again teach in seminaries that 
Rubrics are there to protect the people of God from priests!

People have the right to have contact with true Catholic liturgy, free, as much as possible, of priest's creativity.

Corpus Christi in Destroyed Warsaw in 1946


Pray Divine Office with monks of Le Barroux

It is possible to follow full Divine Office from French traditional monastery of Benedictine monks in Le Barroux:

Corpus Christi - Boże Ciało - in Krakow 2013

My camera broke down during the procession, so I do not have my own photos from this year Corpus Christi procession. But you may view some good photos HERE and HERE.

The main procession is led by the cardinal-metropolitan of Krakow and goes from the Wawel cathedral to the mail square, distance of approximately 2 kilometers. In the Polish tradition the procession stops at four altars (marked on the map), where the Gospel is sung and auxiliary bishops of Krakow have the homily. Then there are short supplications and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.