Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 12 of 14

Garabandal Film 22 - Visionaries and Families

Early village films of the visionaries in normal daily activities with their families, friends and visitors.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 11 of 14

Garabandal Film 21 - The Visionaries

Early film taken of the visionaries out of ecstasy.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 10 of 14

Garabandal Film 20 - Seers in their Normal State Part 8

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 9 of 14

Garabandal Film 19 - Seers in their Normal State Part 7

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 8 of 14

Garabandal Film 18 - Seers in their Normal State Part 6

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 7 of 14

Garabandal Film 17 - Seers in their Normal State Part 5

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Garabandal 6 of 14

The Garabandal Story

Garabandal Film 16 - Seers in their Normal State Part 4

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 5 of 14

Garabandal Film 15 - Seers in their Normal State Part 3

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 4 of 14

Garabandal Film 14 - Seers in their Normal State Part 2

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 3 of 14

Garabandal Film 13 - Seers in their Normal State Part 1

The four seers out of ecstasy with families, friends and villagers.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 2 of 14

Garabandal Film 12 - The Fifth Visionary

Movies of the priest who was taken up in ecstasy and died later that same night.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Garabandal Story Part 1 of 14

Garabandal Film 11 - Commision Footage Luis Lobera Part 2

Motion picture film of the 3 visionaries in ecstasy. Film produced by Luis Lobera for diocesan investigation.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How to go to Confession

Confession is good for the soul.



Reconciliation, or penance, is one of Catholicism's seven sacraments, and followers are expected to go to confession at least once a year. Rest assured that the priest, bound by the seal of confession, will not divulge your sins.

Garabandal Film 10 - Commision Footage Luis Lobera Part 1

Motion picture film of the 3 visionaries in ecstasy. Film produced by Luis Lobera for diocesan investigation.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jesuits On...Reconciliation



Face it, the sacrament of reconciliation is a mystery to many Catholic and non-Catholic alike. What is the real purpose of this sacrament? Why must a priest be involved when God already knows my shortcomings? How can Jesus really forgive me?

Fr. Paul Brian Campbell, S.J., tackles these issues and illuminates this sacrament through its evolution in the church. Drawing on his own experience and those of his fellow priests, Fr. Campbell discusses the difficulties many face in understanding, accepting and participating in this sacrament.

Garabandal Film 09 - June 19th, 1961

Garabandal on the day after the ecstasy when the second message was revealed.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Mystery of the Catholic Mass

"The Mystery of the Catholic Mass" Filmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford Oregon

Garabandal Film 08 - Second Message June 18th, 1965

Mary's last formal message at Garabandal which says: Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the "road to perdition."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Traditional Latin Catholic Mass: Easter Sunday



Traditional Latin Mass filmed on Easter Sunday in 1941 at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Chicago. The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass in full detail with narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen. Celebrated by Rev. J. R. Keane of the Order of Servites (hence the white habits and cowls), the ceremonies are accompanied by a full polyphonic choir, orchestra, and fifty Gregorian Chanters.

The attention to detail in the ceremonies is impressive. Notice, for example, how the servers and ministers always take great care to move in order. Notice too that the servers are all almost identical in height. The Ordinary of the Mass, composed by Rev. Edwin V. Hoover, while pleasant in places, is very much a reflection of its time. The Proper on the other hand is timeless and sung admirably by a healthy throng of Seminarians from Mundelein, Illinois.

Unfortunately due to size restrictions at Youtube around 20 mins have been cut from the original, however, I hope to upload a full version somewhere soon. In addition to the cuts I have added new captions and edited the opening credits which had deteriorated in the original. Other than this the film remains largely unchanged. Apologies for the error in the captions for the two parts of the Mass (software). The first part is of couse the Mass of the Catechumens, the second is the Mass of the Faithful.

Garabandal Film 07 - Road to Garabandal June 18th, 1965

Thousands of people came to Garabandal on June 18, 1965. Film crews photographed Conchita in ecstasy receiving the second Garabandal message from St Michael.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (music video)

A music video called "The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass"

Garabandal Film 06 - Seers in Ecstatic State

Children photographed while seeing and talking to the Blessed Mother Mary.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garabandal Film 05 - Miracle of the Host

Motion picture films of the Eucharistic Miracle when the host received by Conchita became visible.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kenyan Catholic Music

A couple years back we had the opportunity for a year for our parish to have a priest from Kenya. This is a sample of some Catholic music from Kenya.

Garabandal Film 04 - Mystical Communions

When a priest was not in the village, the visionaries knelt to receive Mystical Communions on their tongues during apparitions of St. Michael.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Understanding the Roman Catholic Church



The purpose of this video is to help Protestant Christians and others develop a better understanding of the Roman Catholic Church, its history and basic beliefs by listening to Roman Catholics tell their own story.

The 35-minute program is organized into three parts: Roman Catholic beliefs, Church history, Catholic Renewal. The program includes interviews with Roman Catholic theologians, scholars, pastors and lay people. Portions of this program were recorded in Rome, Assisi, Trent and Casino, Italy.

After centuries of mistrust, indifference and even hostility, attitudes between Roman Catholics and other Christians are changing. Dialogue, cooperation and understanding is healing old wounds, locally and up to the highest organizational levels.

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest block of Christianity. In the U.S. 65 million Roman Catholics are organized into 200 archdioceses and dioceses and more than 19,000 local Catholic parishes. Each year over one million infants and 70,000 adults are baptized in U.S. Roman Catholic churches. Yet for all its great size, influence and long history, many non-Roman Catholics understand very little about the largest Christian denomination.

www.elca.org/mosaic
800.638.3522 ext. 6009

Garabandal Film 03 - First Message October 18, 1961

The visionaries announced a message would be read on October 18, 1961. Thousands of people came in a heavy storm on that day. They were disillusioned when they heard the message. They had expected a miracle.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Garabandal Film 02 - Ecstasies in the Church

Early ecstasies of the Garabandal seers took place in the village church. After the bishop prohibited the seers from entering the church in ecstasy, Mary obeyed.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Garabandal Film 01 - Ecstatic Marches

This motion picture footage shows the Seers walking in ecstatic trances throughout Garabandal and surrounding areas while seeing apparitions of Mary.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Part 37 of 37 - Second Ending

This is the thirty-seventh part of a film on John Paul II and the Prophecies of Garabandal

Friday, February 5, 2010

How to say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

In 1933, God gave Sister Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy,
Sister tells us:
I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it. Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus nailed to the Cross and in such a way that God, wanting to look upon the earth, had to
look through Our Lord's wounds and I understood that God blessed the earth for the sake of Jesus.
Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:
I saw an Angel, the executor of God's wrath... about to strike the earth...I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the
Angel's helplessness, and he could not carry out the just punishment....
The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on
ordinary rosary beads:
First say one 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary', and 'I believe'. Then on the large beads say the following words:

'Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.'

On the smaller beads you are to say the following words:

'For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.'

In conclusion you are to say these words three times:

'Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world'.
Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:
"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most
hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to
those who trust in My Mercy...."

"....When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior".

Part 36 of 37 - First Ending

This is the thirty-sixth part of a film on John Paul II and the Prophecies of Garabandal

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rules and Rituals of the Brown Scapular

Following up on my previous post about the brown scapular, here are the rules and rituals to be enrolled and wear the brown scapular.
  • People are enrolled in the Scapular only once by a priest or authorized person.
  • The Scapular can be replaced afterwards by a medal, which has on one side the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and on the other, the image of Mary.
  • The Scapular holds us to live as authentic Christians in line with the teaching of the Gospel, to receive the sacraments, to profess our special devotion to the Blessed Virgin, which should be expressed each day, at least by saying the Hail Mary three times.
Short form of giving the scapular

Receive this Scapular, a sign of your special relationship with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, whom you pledge to imitate. May it be a reminder to you of your dignity as a Christian in serving others and imitating Mary. Wear it as a sign of her protection and of belonging to the family of Carmel, voluntarily doing the will of God and devoting yourself to building a world true to his plan of community, justice and peace.

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The Carmelite Scapular is not:
  • a magical charm to protect you
  • an automatic guarantee of salvation
  • an excuse for not living up to the demands of the Christian life

It is a sign:
  • which has been approved by the Church for over seven centuries;
  • which stands for the decision to
  • follow Jesus like Mary:
  • be open to God and to his will
  • be guided by faith, hope, and love
  • to pray at all times
  • to discover God present in all that happens around us.

Part 35 of 37 - Call to Love

This is the thirty-fifth part of a film on John Paul II and the Prophecies of Garabandal

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Value and Meaning of the Brown Scapular

The brown scapular has a special place in my life of faith. Here is some information on the value and meaning of this special sacramental.
The Blessed Virgin teaches us:
  • To be open to God, and to his will, shown to us in the events of our lives;
  • To Listen to the Word of God in the Bible and in life, to believe in it and to put into practice its demands;
  • To pray at all times, as a way of discovering the presence of God in all that is happening around us;
  • To be involved with people, being attentive to their needs.
The Scapular finds its roots in the tradition of the Order, which has seen in it a sign of Mary’s motherly protection. It has therefore, a centuries old spiritual meaning approved by Church.
  • It stands for a commitment to follow Jesus, like Mary, the perfect model of all the disciples of Christ. This commitment finds its origin in baptism by which we become children of God.
  • It leads us into the community of Carmel, a community of religious men and women, which has existed in the Church for over eight centuries.
  • It reminds us of the example of the saints of Carmel, with whom we establish a close bond as brothers and sisters to one another.
  • It is an expression of our belief that we will meet God in eternal life, aided by the intercession and prayers of Mary.
Source: http://carmelnet.org/scapular/value/value.htm

Part 34 of 37 - Garabandal and the End of The Times

This is the thirty-fourth part of a film on John Paul II and the Prophecies of Garabandal

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How the Brown Scapular is a sign of Mary

I've worn a brown scapular most of my life. I remember getting inducted in when I was about seven or eight years old. Here's some information on how the brown scapular is an external sign of Mary.
One of the signs in the tradition of the Church from many centuries ago is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is a sign approved by the Church and accepted by the Carmelite Order as an external sign of love for Mary, of the trust her children have in her, and of commitment to live like her.

The word scapular indicates a form of clothing, which monks wore when they were working. With the passage of time, people began to give symbolic meaning to it: the cross to be borne every day as disciples and followers of Christ. In some religious orders, such as the Carmelites, the Scapular turned into a sign of their way of life. The Scapular came to symbolize the special dedication of Carmelites to Mary, the Mother of God, and to express trust in her motherly protection as well as the desire to be like her in her commitment to Christ and to others. Thus it became a sign of Mary.

In the Middle Ages many Christians wanted to be associated with the orders founded at that time: Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, and Carmelites. Groups of lay people began to emerge in associations such as confraternities and sodalities.

All the religious orders wanted to give these lay people a sign of affiliation and of participation in their spirit and apostolate. That sign was often a part of their habit: a cloak, a cord, a scapular.

Among the Carmelites, the stage came when a smaller version of the Scapular was accepted as the sign of belonging to the Order and an expression of its spirituality.
Source: http://carmelnet.org/scapular/mary/mary.htm

Part 33 of 37 - Seeing the Miracle

This is the thirty-third part of a film on John Paul II and the Prophecies of Garabandal

Monday, February 1, 2010

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel is more closely associated with the Brown Scapular
The world in which we live is full of material things that have symbolic meaning: light, fire, water... there are also, in everyday life, experiences of relationships between human beings, which express and symbolize deeper realities such as taking part in a protest march (as a sign of solidarity), joining together in a national celebration (as a sign of identity).

We need signs and symbols to help us understand what is happening at present, or what happened before, and to give us an awareness of who we are, as individuals and as groups.

Jesus is the great sign of the Father’s love. He founded the Church as a sign and instrument of His love. Christian life also has its signs. Jesus used bread, wine, water to help us understand higher things, which we can neither see or touch.

In the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments (baptism, confirmation, reconciliation, matrimony, orders, the sacrament of the sick) the symbols, (water, oil, the laying on of hands, the rings,) all have their own meaning and bring us into.

As well as liturgical signs, the Church has others related to some event, to some tradition or some person. One of these is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Source: http://carmelnet.org/scapular/brown/brown.htm

Part 32 of 37 - The Last Apparition

This is the thirty-second part of a film on John Paul II and the Prophecies of Garabandal