Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bulletin for 2/28


St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, MO

Feb.28th- Second Sunday in Lent
--Epistle: 1 Thess. 4:1-7 --Gospel: Matt. 17: 1-9

Weekday Latin Mass Schedule & Martyrology:
Tuesday-Friday: 12:15 PM - Confession available from 11:30-12:00 noon

Mar 1: Monday of the Second Week in Lent

Mar 2: Tuesday of the Second Week in Lent

Mar. 3: Wednesday of the Second Week in Lent

Mar. 4: Thursday of the Second Week in Lent

Mar. 5: Friday of the Second Week in Lent

Mar.6: Saturday of the Second Week in Lent


1:00-2:00- Confessions/2:30- Holy Mass

*Important Notices:
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On Slander

By Saint Francis de Sales


From rash judgments proceed mistrust, contempt for others, pride, and self-sufficiency, and numberless other pernicious results, among which stands forth prominently the sin of slander, which is a veritable pest of society. Oh, wherefore can I not take a live coal from God’s Altar, and touch the lips of men, so that their iniquity may be taken away and their sin purged, even as the Seraphim purged the lips of Isaiah.   He who could purge the world of slander would cleanse it from a great part of its sinfulness!

He who unjustly takes away his neighbour’s good name is guilty of sin, and is bound to make reparation, according to the nature of his evil speaking; since no man can enter into Heaven cumbered with stolen goods, and of all worldly possessions the most precious is a good name. Slander is a kind of murder; for we all have three lives—a spiritual life, which depends upon the Grace of God; a bodily life, depending on the soul; and a civil life, consisting in a good reputation. Sin deprives us of the first, death of the second, and slander of the third. But the slanderer commits three several murders with his idle tongue: he destroys his own soul and that of him who hearkens, as well as causing civil death to the object of his slander; for, as S. Bernard says, the Devil has possession both of the slanderer and of those who listen to him, of the tongue of the one, the ear of the other. And David says of slanderers, “They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips.”

Practice of Christian Perfection

By Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort


Nothing is so necessary


Friends of the Cross, do you not flatter yourselves that you are, or desire to become, the friends of God? Well then, resolve to drink the cup that you must drink in order to become his friends: "They drank the cup of the Lord and became the friends of God." Benjamin, the beloved son of Jacob, was given the cup, while his other brothers received nothing but wheat. The beloved disciple of Christ, so dear to his Master's heart, went up to Calvary and drank of his cup. "Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?" To desire God's glory is excellent, but to desire and pray for it without resolving to suffer all things is both foolish and extravagant: "You do not know what you are asking..." "We must experience many hardships before we enter the kingdom of heaven." To enter this kingdom you must suffer many crosses and tribulations.