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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who lies in a silent grave - I

Some traditional Catholics do not want to recognise
that Pope John XXIII was a true Pope
others dismiss his beatification and holiness of life.

I am struck by words often prayed in the Divine Office:
Fratres: Non enim qui seipsum commendat, ille probatus est;
sed quem Deus commendat.
Brethren: For he is not approved who commends himself,
but whom God commends.
(2 Cor. 10:17-18 ).

Blessed Pope John XXIII
has been raised to heavenly glory
in proof of which, through his intercession,
Sister Caterina Capitani was instantly healed
as we have related.

Some would not commend him
God commends him!
Blessed John XXIII
~ quem Deus commendat.
the grave wherein is laid
the body of the
'very wise doctor and priest',
Father Joaquin Saenz y Arriaga,
the Spiritual Father of the Sedevacantist movement
is silent.

During his life many approved him,
lauded his intelligence,
attended his lectures,
acknowledged his leadership above the Pope's,
and saw his actions as vital for the survival of the Church:
But his tomb is silent.

As of yet he has produced no miracle
to prove that his more than 50 books were right.
Brethren: He is not approved who commends himself,
but whom God commends.
(2 Cor. 10:17-18 ).

Fr. Joaquín Sáenz y Arriaga, S.J.
(Oct. 12, 1899 - April 28, 1976).
Doctor of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law,
international lecturer,
author of over fifty books
"The new Montinian Church",
"Sede Vacante: Paul VI is not a legitimate Pope",
"Vacant See."

He believed and taught that
the claimants to the papacy after Pope Pius XII
were invalid claimants.
As a result of this, in 1972,
he was excommunicated by Cardinal Miranda
and the Roman Catholic bishops' conference of Mexico.

Fr. Sáenz died of cancer on April 28, 1976.
He lies in a silent grave.

Tu es Petrus,
et super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam meam.
(Mt. 16:18)
Hic est lapis,
qui reprobatus est a vobis ædificantibus...
(Act 4:11).
Thou art Peter
and upon this rock I will build my Church.
(Mt. 16:18).
This is the stone
which was rejected by you the builders.
(Act 4:11).

Blessed John XXIII
~quem Deus commendat~
in your stupendous miracle
approved by God,
pray for us!


Anonymous said...

How very true, Father. Many thanks again for this.

Not many have heard of Fr. Joaquín Sáenz y Arriaga. Not even many sedevacantists know who he is. This could be due to the fact that most of his books were never translated into English.

May God forgive me my pride and arrogance.

Blessed John XXIII, pray for me!

Lost Sheep

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Fr. Michael Mary, for this moving tribute to a blessed (so much more than merely "valid") Pope. Thank you also for the cautionary tale of poor Fr. Arriaga. May God have mercy on his soul.

Lost Sheep, my prayers are with you. God bless you!

In Jesu XPI Passio,

Anonymous said...

Thank you, dear Father Michael Mary. It is not easy path to tred, being faithful to Tradition and united to the Holy Father. The castle of the Sede-vacantists is destroyed. Also the state of necessity of the SSPX is no longer a reality. No-one is asking them to live in a normal parish situation. They would be able to continue almost exactly as they do now, avoid contamination from the modernists and be a light in the Church. Of course they would have to dissolve the parallel 'Church' they are creating at the moment. Regrettably they remain obstinate in separation from the Holy Father. May God remove their blindness soon.

Blessed John XXIII pray for us.

Rosario said...

I'm a new follower to your blog. I have become very interested in the life of Pope John XXIII. Last year my sister gave me a picture of the Pope. She found it at a thrift shop. There is a dedication on the frame, and a seal from the vatican, I believe is some sort of indulgence to a family. I know consider it a relic.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. This needed to be said.

Anne B said...

A stunning post. The Truth is its concern. "Ubi Petrus..." Jesus Christ is Mercy Incarnate. May we ask His Mercy while there is time left to us.
"And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him" (St Luke 1:50)
And Blessed John XXIII was His Vicar. May the Beatus help us all with his loving prayers.

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