Solution to our Natural Problems: The Supernatural
present situation that we find ourselves in, we often
find so many take a human knee jerk reaction to a real
problem. People often think that by means of their human
reaction they can solve or attempt to resolve a problem
which is beyond them either physically or mentally. This
mental attitude which while not only filled with much
delusion is often founded upon a misconception of both
God's providence and the nature of the Church.
providence of God is such that it encompasses the whole
totality of human actions, either good or bad, so that
despite the wickedness of men God is able to bring all
things to His greater glory. Nothing exists or can exist
which is not allowed or willed by God's providence.
Within that framework, men are free to co-operate or
free to resist the grace offered to them. Likewise, the
Church is not a work of man, it does not belong to man,
it belongs to God, who is both its author and protector.
The Church in her history has endured many great storms
and will endure many more to come, for she cannot be
overcome. We tend so often to forget the history that
has gone before and be so engrossed in the here and now
that we forget that so many enemies have sought to
destroy the Church both from without and from within,
and in the end they were all conquered.
present storm that we find ourselves in God has given us
the SSPX so as to enable those loyal to Christ and His
Church to be able to hold fast to the faith and worship
of their forefathers, while remaining firmly anchored in
the Catholic Church. That said, we must always remember
that God works in human history by means of the
supernatural intervention of His Church and her Saints.
encourage you on this path from the onset I have tried
to instil the importance of prayer and the supernatural
order, either by means of the Retreats, Lenten Missions,
Days of Recollection, All Night Adoration, etc. These
are all powerful means of obtaining God's blessings not
only for ourselves but also for our parish, town and
country. Such was the supernatural means employed in
1881 by the mothers of the little village of Lu, in
Italy, where the mothers, seeing the dire lack of
vocations, under the inspiration of their Parish Priest,
Monsignor Alessandro Canara, they gathered every Tuesday
for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, asking the Lord
for vocations. They received Holy Communion on the first
Sunday of every month with the same intention. After
Mass all the mothers prayed a particular prayer together
imploring for vocations to the Priesthood. As a result
from the tiny village of Lu came 323 vocations. We hope
in like manner to establish this practice in our parish,
such that after first and second Masses on the first
Sunday of the month, we will recite three times the
Prayer of the Mothers of Lu.
grant that one of my sons may become a Priest! I myself
want to live as a good Christian and want to guide my
children always to do what is right, so that I may
receive the grace, O God, to be allowed to give you a
holy Priest! Amen."