October 3rd., 2012 Feast of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Today we celebrate the feast of the great St. Theresa of the Roses; the Little Flower of Jesus. She conquered the world through her “Little Way,” and changed the face of Holy Mother Church through her simplicity and joy.

St. Theresa said, “I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I shall let fall from heaven a shower of roses!” Anyone who has had devotion to her and prayed novenas in her honor can tell you of the miraculous presentation of roses to acknowledge that she has heard and is answering her devotees request. Such is the Will of Almighty God in the great doctrine of the Communion of Saints.

Contrary to protestant teaching, it is God’s Will that we go to the dear Blessed Mother and to His saints to ask for help. If I can ask you to pray for me, why not ask those who have gone before and whom we know, by miracles and the approbation of Holy Mother Church are in heaven and waiting, wanting to help us? God knows that we need a human face of sanctity. In saintly sinners who have triumphed we see the blessed Face of Christ in His many guises; fathers, mothers, virgins, repentant ones, the young and the old, the worker and the royal, lay and religious, children and clergy. God calls all, according to our state of life to be saints and spend eternity in bliss. Dear St. Theresa, she who died so young but lives forever enthroned in heaven with the blessed, is a great example to follow.

“O Blessed St. Theresa, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me with a message of love! O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favor I now place with confidence in your hands. Help me to believe as you did, in God’s great love for me, so that I may imitate your Little Way each day.
Pray for me, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face!
Blessed be God in His Holy Angels and in His magnificent saints. Amen

All are remembered at the altar of the Lord. Bless you this day+ and all those you love.


Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, October 2nd., 2012

Oh, Guardian Angel- my helper from above. Oh, Guardian Angel, protect me with thy love! Oh, Angel holy, with wings so shiny bright; Keep me, guide me always, to think and do what’s right.
Oh, Guardian Angel- from heaven thou didst come. Oh, Guardian Angel, to God’s love I’ll succumb. Oh, Wondrous Spirit, defend me all my days. Lead me to our Precious Lord; our Light, our Hope, our Way
Please listen Angel, and hearken to my prayer! When my life is ended, my soul is in thy care. Then fly me to Heaven; to meet our dearest Lord. Then my friend, we’ll sing again, His praise forevermore!

My Dear Friends,

How I love October! It has so many marvelous feast days:
The Holy Guardian Angels
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, (St. Theresa of the Roses)
St. Francis of Assisi
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
St. Luke
Sts. Simon and Jude Thaddeus
The Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Rafael, Archangel
The Kingship of Jesus Christ, and
The Vigil of All Saints

What a month! Also, there are others in the month, as well. Every day that we live there is something wonderful to celebrate if we keep our minds upon God and His love for us. God loves you with an everlasting love. He, Who has spread the stars across the sky and knows each by name, calls you and me to be one with Him and to live forever in joy and bliss. Never forget the great heritage that is yours, O friend of God! Return His love, even a little and see how much He wants to reward and bless you.

When one is disabled things become clearer. Life comes into sharper focus and we concentrate on the needful and let go of many things that we thought were important but were only keeping us from a fuller life.

Christ came that we might have life, and that, more abundantly. The great Son of Mary gives to all of us our own Guardian Angel; Who takes care of us, (as far as we will allow him/her!) from the moment we are born till the moment we die and enter into eternity. Do not forget so marvelous a gift! Speak to your Angel daily. Ask him to protect your soul as well as your body. Our Blessed Lord said that the Guardian Angels of children behold the Face of God! The implication being, of course, that as we grow older we fall into sin and this keeps our angels from looking directly at the good God. How wonderful to live a life in which our angels could keep gazing upon the Beatific Vision! Think on all these things. The poem at the beginning of this column are the words to a song I composed when I was a teenager. The following is a prayer you can say daily to your Guardian Angel.


I send all of you my priestly blessing+ Please pray for me.


We Who Are Disabled

Dear Friends,

I have heard from many of you who do not know that I am disabled, which is the reason for my lack of posts. For this I am sorry. When one is dealing with constant pain from many areas it is quite difficult to compose oneself enough to write.
In times like these one learns the great lesson of just being, just suffering through without any audible prayer. Giving everything; Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual attacks to the good Lord, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In this way, one is united to the suffering Christ and words become unnecessary. It is most illuminating. Breath itself becomes a prayer. The beating of the heart, in union with the Sacred Hearts, becomes all the prayer one needs, when it is all united to the Sacrifice of Christ upon the Cross and in the Mass.
All this has given me a much greater and personal appreciation and union with others who are suffering. In all of this I remember you at the altar and pray for all of you and your intentions. Pray the rosary and trust in God. Pray for me. I send you my blessing+

Fr. Jamie


EASTER, 2011

Resurrexit, sicut dixit! This most joyous day we celebrate that great truth which separates Christians from all others: The fact of the resurrection from the dead of Our Blessed Lord Jesus, the only Christ.

This one most magnificent and holy event in the history, (His story) of the world is what gives us hope and is the cause of our joy.

Our Blessed Saviour was either a lier, a madman or He is what He said He is, the Son of God and soon coming King. It’s as simple as that. One chooses to believe Him or deny Him.

The Holy Saturday Night is my favorite time as I think of the joy that the dear Blessed Mother (and all the apostles and disciples) would receive in the morning. I light a candle after the Liturgy of Good Friday in front of her statue and it is kept burning until Easter morning when the Light of the World made manifest His power and revealed Himself to His Holy Mother, the Magdalen and then the others. I get up in the middle of the night to keep vigil with her, for certainly she of all people knew that there was a great event coming, that Calvary was not the end. Did she not “…keep in mind all these things; Pondering them in her heart?” We do not know completely but it is my personal belief that she suspected something wonderful.

It is quite revealing that at the foot of the Cross women outnumbered men by four to one! Let us remember that it is the women who step forward when the going gets rough and it is the men who keep THEM company! Yes, thank the good Lord for fine and courageous men but it is the women who endure and go where men fear to tread. My dear sister Rosemary told me that if it were up to men to bear the children the human race would have died out long ago! God knew what He was doing and it is the women I most admire.

As you worship the New Adam, the Author and Finisher of our salvation, the one mediator between God and man, remember the New Eve, Our Blessed Mother Mary, who was given to us as our Mother from the Cross by Our Lord Himself. “Ave Maria; Eva’s name reversing!” It was she who said yes to God so that her creator could be made flesh. Her yes allows us the opportunity to choose Him. May we not let her down. A happy, joyous and blessed Easter Sunday and season to all! You are remembered at the altar. Bless you+

Fr. Jamie


Holy Thursday, 2011

Whom God would choose, He marks to be His own. He shares him not; Who chooses God must stand apart, alone: this is his lot. O, not for him the fellowship of men, he knows it not. His only love must be his Lord and God: this is his lot. A man so chosen by His God deserves it not; But God will flood his soul with LOVE- O, joyous lot!

These words were penned by my dear, departed Aunt Patty and given to me on the day of my ordination more than twenty years ago. They will always be true for me and every priest. Today is the feast day of all priests as we remember how Our Blessed Lord instituted the Eucharist and ordained His first bishops to carry on until He returns on the clouds of glory.

In an unbroken stream going back to that night in the upper room, all priests can say that they have been chosen, unworthily, (of course!) but still chosen and ordained by the laying on of hands back to Our Blessed Lord Himself. We are ordained not to ourselves but for others. Whether the priest is active in ministry or wracked on a bed of pain and offering his sufferings in union with Christ, his very life is meant to be a sacrifice for others, for those dear and good souls that need the sacraments and for, in a special way all those who would hate us and deride us! For forgiveness and love is the hallmark of a true Christian.

To this end I have resolved to never criticize or condemn another or to defend myself in any way against any attack. I leave all my defense to Jesus, Who chose to keep silent in the face of lies and treachery and asked only blessing and forgiveness for those who hurt him. Can we do anything less?

Tonight and this weekend all of you are remembered at the altar and I will beg God to bless and help in every way all who have asked me for prayers and all who have hurt me and all who have no one to pray for them. Remember that God really loves you and that He knows what He is about. If you are about Him, all will be well, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Such is the mystery of being a believer.

This most holy night I ask all of you to remember something that is rarely talked about: The fact that not only was Our Lord betrayed but He was also a prisoner. Think of Him alone in his cell, awaiting the crucifixion the next day. Pray for all prisoners, especially those that are suffering for the Faith and for all the innocent that are confined. Pray for their families, as Our Blessed Mother was the Mother of The Prisoner of all time! The Prisoner who made Himself the Prisoner of Love in the Blessed Sacrament where He subjects Himself to men through the centuries, till He come again. What love is this, that brought the King of Bliss to suffer at our hands that we not miss…?

Bless you all!

Fr. Jamie



This prayer to the magnificent Infant of Prague is to be said on the hour for nine hours, (just one day.) The good Lord will grant your petition or give you the grace to bear whatever cross you are being asked to carry to your own Calvary. Without the cross there is no crown. Without a crown of thorns there is no crown of glory. If there is no Good Friday there is no Easter Sunday.

“O Jesus, Who has said, “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you, through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted. (Make your request.)

O, Jesus, Who hast said, all that you ask of the Father in My Name, He will grant you through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Thy Father in Thy Name that my prayer be granted. (Make your request.)

O, Jesus, Who hast said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but My Word shall not pass,” through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted. (Make your request.”

This is a most difficult time for many. Pray for all those who are in trouble of any kind and trust that God is Love and knows what you are going through and is ready to grant the grace you need but we must ask. “You do not have because you do not ask.” Do not be afraid to ask for what you need. Boldly go to the Throne of Grace! You are all remembered in my prayers at the altar. I give thanks to God for fifty five years on the planet today and especially am I thankful for my family and friends. Bless you all. As we enter the holiest time of the year I hold you all in my heart and ask God for whatever miracle you need. Trust, pray, work and offer all up in union with the sacrifice of Christ upon the Cross of Calvary and every prayer will have His merit.


ASH WEDNESDAY, 2011 Abbey Update

Dear Friends in Christ,

“Remember Man that thou art dust; And unto dust thou shalt return!” With these words is the traditional Catholic signed with ashes today, the beginning of Lent. (I have no idea what they now say in the Newchurch.) This simple ceremony is a powerful reminder of the Last Four Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell. These are the things that should ever be in our minds for at any moment we could, (and will!) be called before the Judgement Seat of Christ.

Where I live in Los Angeles a billboard went up recently that proclaims that Judgement Day is Approaching, May 21, 2011 Pray mightily unto God for His Mercy! It was put there by Harold Camping and his followers. He is one of the Protestant Fundamentalist Date Setters. He has made this pronouncement before for other dates but what gets me are the millions that he gets from good souls all over the country who believe him. What will happen on May 22nd. when the “rapture” ruptures in a spasm of reality that their interpretation of the Word of God is flawed? Sad and tragic for the Cause of Christ and for these souls that do not realize that the real judgement day is coming for all of us- the day of our death! This is the judgement day that we should be concerned about and which Holy Mother Church urges all her children to prepare for with every moment of their lives.

Lent is losing every negative thought in Christ. Renewing our thoughts and lives through prayer, sacrament and the Word of God. May you use this time wisely and pray for others. Sacrifice something on a daily basis and don’t tell anyone what you are giving up! Make a lenten discipline of special prayer, as well and you will be better for it come Easter. For if there is no cross in your life there will be no glory. If there is no crown of thorns there will be no halo of light. If there is no Good Friday there will be no Easter Sunday. Unite all your prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this and every day to the merits of Christ upon the Cross of Calvary, asking Him to forgive you your sins and save us all from the fires of Hell and to save your soul and those whom you love and all with whom you come in contact. Do this simple thing and much good will come to you and others.

In regards to the Abbey of Christ the King in Alabama… As I predicted in this blog some time ago the Abbey has been closed by those who staged the Coup. In fact, I am told that no announcement was made from the pulpit, only a printed announcement on the back of the bulletin. A poor woman who did not read the announcement was doing the Stations of the Cross after the Mass and they called the cops on her!!! Can you believe that?! I can. I predicted these things. They are a real piece of work and need much prayer to save their souls after what they have done. I am sure that they will either sell the Abbey and grounds or turn in over to the Newchurch for a tidy profit. Wait and watch! Watch! Watch! Watch! “He is holding all of this to that final Day.” I am asking for the things I donated to the Abbey to be returned to me. I have gone to my attorney as I have proof that I donated them with the stipulation that if the Abbey was ever closed that they be returned to me. I urge all of the Faithful to demand that their donations be returned, as well as they are now in the hands of infidels. This is all so sad and one can not help but wonder if these Judas priests were planted or made. Only God knows. May He bless the dear Faithful of Alabama as they fight to retain in some way this bastion of kindness and gently Catholic culture that was founded by the late, great Father Abbot Leonard of fond memory. Pray for all involved and pray for me! I remember all of you at the altar of the Lord.


Dogs and Cats and Unseen Things

Dear Friends in Christ,

Something that has intrigued me for quite some time is the possibility that our pets, our little, furry friends (and all animals, for that matter) have the capability of seeing the Unseen. This was brought more to my attention recently when I had a discussion with my best friend about what happens when he walks his dogs. Just before they set out he says a little prayer with them. I know, I know it sounds too cutesy for words but there is a reason for it. He has a dog that seems to be part bulldog and part something else, a real mutt. Anyway, this dog loves to tear after other dogs or animals that it sees and so he must keep her on a tight leash. As he is recovering from some serious medical conditions he doesn’t have the strength that he used to and he was worried that he wouldn’t be able to control the animal. He was quite worried about it until he started to pray to the Holy Angels before they left the house. As he started to do this silently he noticed that the dogs got very quiet and started to look up at a corner of the room. Each time he did this, in different areas and at different times the dogs got quiet and stared in a direction that had nothing there. He told me that his dear, departed mother would do the same thing and he believes that the animals, being closer to God because they are not sinners that they are able to see Angels and other things in the Unseen Realm. After thinking it over and studying other similar cases and realizing that this is a matter that Holy Mother Church really leaves up to us, (as long as we are not dogmatic about it!) I think he is right.

Anyone who loves an animal companion knows of what I speak. I believe that they are close to God and that they are innocent, though subject to nature which has been contaminated by the effects of sinful man and that they can see things that we can not. I have heard of many quite interesting stories from pet owners in this regard and find them faith building. There is so much around us that we do not see, that we refuse to see! Young children are also capable of seeing the Unseen. This I have no doubt about. Though children do manipulate and lie at times, (they come from us, do they not?!) they are also much more innocent than we and they are much, much closer to God. Did not Our Saviour say not to scandalize them for “Their Angels see the Father!” How marvelous. I wonder at what age it was that my Holy Guardian Angel became unable to behold the Face of God. Think about it yourself. What age did your Holy Guardian have to turn his/her face because of the sins that you committed? We are, none of us grown ups free from guilt in this manner. We are in a continual quest to get back to that innocence of youth; To that time when our Angel Guardians could behold the Face of God! As a race we are to be striving ever to return to the innocence of the Garden through the sacrifice of the Saviour upon the Cross of Calvary, Who will, through His suffering and death bring death to sin and restore all creatures and creation to its primordial beauty. A new heavens and a new earth await. May we be made worthy to partake of this magnificent future that God wants to give us, that He will give to those who love Him. Eye has not seen, not ear heard, nor has it ever entered the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him. How wonderful to know that in the midst of our sinful lives and in this Vale of Tears there are still creatures that can see the Unseen. Let us not stop in preparing and in running the good race for at any time we may be made accountable. He is a God of mercy. He is Mercy Itself. Let us not forget how He loves us. May the God of dogs and cats and little children bring you and me to that place of innocence where we too can once again see the Angels on the ceiling!


New Information

Dear Friends In Christ,

It has come to my attention that the Abbey of Christ the King in Alabama is still allowing people to come to Holy Mass in the Abbey Church. It is the chapel that the Abbey has supported for more than twenty years that has been closed. This is very sad as the souls that have been served by the ministrations of the monks for these decades are now abandoned but then, millions have been abandoned by the power that took over Holy Mother Church! God have mercy on us all. Instead of proper change we were given a counterfeit and the Holy Patrimony of every Catholic has been sold for a mess of pottage and a glass of wine.

As ever, I ask for your prayers for everyone involved in this fiasco. May God have mercy on them. There are some unsettling facts about the coup at the Abbey that will need to be answered, some of them may even turn out to be criminal. It has come to my attention that the local Sheriff has been contacted and that the District Attorney will be receiving letters asking for an official investigation into the demise of the good Abbot. It is hoped that the people that loved Father Abbot and supported the Abbey all these years will stand up and demand to be counted and will not let this steamroller flatten them!

Among all the terrible things that have happened one of the most shameful is the fact that the good Abbot was not given his proper due in burial. In my opinion it is obvious that they couldn’t get rid of him quickly enough! We all know that prelates and believers from all over the world wanted to come and say goodbye to Father Abbot Leonard. They didn’t even give a week’s notice before they had the simple funeral. He was not accorded the full rites of Holy Mother Church in a Pontifical Requiem for an Abbot. He died late in the week and on Monday they had a simple rosary preceded by only ONE HALF HOUR OF VISITATION! So, the founder of the last Abbey in Christendom that followed the full rule of St. Benedict as the great saint wrote it and refused to mention the Antipope was not allowed to be mourned properly and was not given the right of the rite he deserved. Shameful. How I wish it were otherwise. Father Abbot had the dry martyrdom of not being allowed to die in the Abbey that he founded surrounded by the monks and nuns of his community. No, he was shipped to a hospital after breaking a bone while being cared for by the two that remained. Would this have happened if there had been more monks and nuns caring for him? Would this have happened if they had hired nurses to care for him there at the Abbey? Why was he not accorded the dignity of dying in his own Abbey? It is my opinion that he was asked by Almighty God to make this supreme sacrifice. I think he gave his YES to God every day of his life and that he accepted in his heart whatever God asked of him and this was the way God chose for him to die, alone and among strangers in a strange place. Surely the High Priest, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus came to him with His Holy Mother and great St. Benedict and St. Joseph whom Father Abbot loved so much. Yes, all the Angels and Saints were there in that hospital room to receive the final gift of Leonard Giardina to the Divine Majesty. Still, it was not right what happened to him at the end and he should not have been treated that way and it is forever to their shame that the man who was their spiritual father was treated thus by them at the end. Someone has to stand up for Father Abbot! Someone must yell that THIS WAS NOT RIGHT! and WHAT HAS HAPPENED AT THE ABBEY IS NOT RIGHT!

I have one last thing to say to those who would defend the actions of The Two. What are the fruits of their deeds? A closed convent, closed chapels and monks thrown out because they refused to accept and follow what their abbot abhorred. An Abbey left with but two monks who are in discussion with the Diocese. Inconvenient facts. Again, God have mercy! This is not what the Abbot wanted and though I loathe controversy there are times when one must speak up for those who can not speak for themselves. Thus, these missives of late. Let us commend all to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and ask Him, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, His Most Holy Mother to give His grace to everyone. If forgiveness is asked then it must be given with joy. May that happen and the monks and nuns return and the apostolate of the Abbey restored. Our God is an awesome God and He is the Worker of Miracles. May He grant one now.

As ever, you are in my prayers and remembered at the altar. Pray for me.



Dear Friends in Christ,

As predicted by me after knowledge of the treachery of the remaining monks at Christ the King Abbey in Alabama I am so sad to report that the Abbey has been closed by the Fr. Sebastian and Fr. Michael who are the only monks left. After they threw out the remaining monks and closed the convent they have now seen fit to stop all visits and no one is allowed to come to Mass. Of course, whether or not they themselves are offering Holy Mass no one but they know. So, the only Benedictine monastery left in the world that practiced the unadulterated Catholic Faith, that did not bow to the Newchurch, that was founded specifically by a holy monk in an unbroken line of succession back to St. Benedict himself has been closed and no one is even allowed to visit the Blessed Sacrament!

Who knows what will happen to the buildings, the land and the bank accounts? One should look no further than the Newchurch, (as opposed to the True Church, which has gone underground). I am sure that the next few months will be revelatory. There are only two ways it can go:
1. It is sold and closed for good or
2. It is turned over to the Newchurch to be used as a retreat center or something of the kind.

I rather think it will be closed as there is no way that two men can run the entire place. I hope that the more than twenty thousand people on the Abbey’s mailing list will stop sending in their hard earned dollars! Also, I hope that anyone who ever donated holy objects such as relics or rare books or statues, etc… will demand them back! This writer gave the Abbot a personal gift of a magnificent Missale Romanum printed in France and used at the High Altar in Notre Dame. I want it back. I dread to see it and the many, many magnificent treasures that good souls have donated over the years be lost to the Newchurch or to anyone that mentions Ratzinger in the canon. Of course, the vast majority of people won’t do anything. They blindly follow along to the edge of the cliff and jump off, holding hands and singing Kumbaya to their out of tune guitars! Excuse me while I weep. Meanwhile, everyone keep praying for all involved. Father forgive them for they know exactely what they are doing!

You are all, always in my prayers and remembered at the altar. Please pray for me. God love you!

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