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Thursday, August 01, 2019

St Alphonsus High and Dry

On the eve of the feast of our Holy Father St Alphonsus the time and tide are just right to easily remove the Monastery barge, St Alphonsus, from the water in order to undergo some maintenance.

The trailer having been rolled down the slipway and under the St Alphonsus, both are slowly pulled back up the slipway.
 
 Whilest each tractor individually has the pulling power to do the job, they do not have the traction to pull the St Alphonsus's 20-plus tonnes, so the wheels spin.
 
 With both pulling in tandem, however, the objective is easily accomplished.

 Br Romuald checks with Fr Magdala if this is far enough.

Using a powerful jack, the vessel is lifted off the trailer.

Each pull of the lever lifts the St Alphonsus's bulk only a few millimetres, but by this an enormous weight is lifted with little effort.

With the weight lifted off the wheels by the jack, Fr Magdala and Br Edmund bring more blocks to place underneath.  The St Alphonsus is not sitting quite correctly on the trailer.  With the weight lifted, the trailer can be repositioned.

The trailer having been repositioned, Brother moves the slightly precarious support-blocks at the back of the boat further forward so that they are lifting both the boat and the trailer off the ground.

 
 The aim is to ensure that the massive weight of the boat is not resting on the wheels for longer than it needs to, in order to prevent damage to them.


Done.  The St Alphonsus and its trailer are held securely, just slightly above the ground.



We wish a very happy feast of St Alphonsus
to one and all!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

June - Winter In the Silence of the Snow at Mt St Joseph's

Views around the hermitage at Mt St Joseph's Kakahu.

 South.

 East.




After the snow.
Gleaning the fallen branches.
 The chant of the chainsaw!
Alas, its sound is not sufficiently appreciated.
When it stops, 
the silence of the gorge is refreshed and vibrant! 

 And the clicking sounds from the pruning blades
and pine gives a hint of incense.

A peaceful morning.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Notice of the passing of Josephine Sim, R.I.P.


Josephine Frances Rae Sim, R.I.P.
1932 - 2019
(Photo taken of her in 2009 - click to make larger)

Of your charity please pray for the soul of
Josephine Frances Rae Sim, R.I.P. 
who peacefully passed from this world into eternity
on Sunday 19th May, 2019
in her 67th year of married life.

She was fortified by the sacrament of Extreme Unction,
assisted by the Prayers for the Dying
and clothed in the holy scapular of Our Lady of Mt Carmel.
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She is survived by her husband. Ivan Rae,
Her three sons: Fr. Michael Mary, Ivan Anthony Rae, Alexander Turfus
Her three daughters: Susanne Maree, Deborah Helen and Angela Mary
and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was herself the 10th of 11 children
born to William and Catherine Wilson
of Wingatui, Otago, N.Z.
She is survived by her older sister Nuala.
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The Funeral Mass of Requiem
will be offered in 
St John the Baptist Catholic Church
7 Killarney Street 
Alexandra, 9320
on
Saturday, 25 May at 1.00 p.m.
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Prayer from the Absolution:
Deliver O Lord, we beseech Thee,
the soul of Thy handmaid Josephine Frances Rae
from every bond of her sins
that in the glory of the resurrection
she may live anew,
being raised up in the fellowship of Thy Saints and elect.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Eternal Rest grant unto her O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
Amen.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed
through the mercy of God,
 rest in peace.
Amen.
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Absolve quaesumus, Domine,
animam famulae tuae Josephine Frances Rae
ab omni vinculo delictorum:
ut in resurrectionis gloria,
inter sanctos et electos tuos resuscitata respiret.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace.
Amen.

Anima ejus, et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum
per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace.
Amen.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Transalpine Redemptorist Deacons

On 30th March our two Subdeacons, Br Martin Mary and Br Peter Mary we ordained to the Diaconate in a beautiful ceremony at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary where they have both been studying.  They were ordained along with seven other seminarians of the Fraternity of Saint Peter.

 The Ordinandi wait pensively for the procession into the church to begin.

 Fr Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. was present representing the Transalpine Redemptorists.  He was Deacon for the ceremony.

His excellency Bishop Joseph Perry conferred the Diaconate.  Fr Magdala Maria takes his place to the bishop's left.

 Having been called forward, the nine Subdeacons kneel and are addressed by the bishop.

They then prostrate themselves before the altar while the Litany of the Saints is chanted.

 Having risen, the bishop prays for them, and blesses them.

Accipe Spiritum sanctum...
Receive the Holy Ghost...
 The Matter of the Sacrament: Bishop Perry lays his right hand upon the head of each candidate...

Accipe Spiritum sanctum...
Receive the Holy Ghost...

Emitte in eos, quaesumus Domine, Spiritum sanctum...
Send forth the Holy Ghost upon them we beseech Thee O Lord...
...and he pronounces the Form of the Sacrament over all while extending his hand.  At this moment the Church was given nine new Deacons, and the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer got two of them!
 
Accipe stolam candidam de manu Dei...
Receive the shining stole from the hand of God... 
The newly ordained Deacon is presented his stole to kiss...

 ...and is then clothed in it by the bishop.

Induat te Dominus indumento salutis...
May the Lord cloth thee with the garment of salvation...
He receives the Dalmatic.

 Accipe stolam candidam de manu Dei...
Receive the shining stole from the hand of God...


 Induat te Dominus indumento salutis...
May the Lord cloth thee with the garment of salvation...
 
Accipe potestatem legendi Evangelium in Ecclesia Dei...
Receive the power of reading the Gospel in the Church of God...
Each Deacon in turn places his hand upon the Evangelarium, the book containing the Gospels of each Mass, from which it is now his duty to chant the Gospel and a solemn Mass.


 Br Peter Mary and Br Martin Mary offer their candles to Bishop Perry.

 Br Peter Mary receives the Pax from Bishop Perry during Mass.

 The ordination complete, our two new Deacons process out of the seminary chapel.


 Continuing the seminary custom, the newly ordained kneel before the image of Our Lady and chant the Salve Regina invoking her protection over their ministry.

Br Martin Mary and Br Peter Mary with Fr Magdala Maria following the ordination.

Thanks be to God for this, His gift for our Congregation.  May He protect our new Deacons, and our entire Congregation from all harm, and make our work fruitful for the salvation of souls. Amen.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A solemn and moving ceremony for the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer


On February 9th, 2019, 
Brothers Martin Mary, F.SS.R. and Peter Mary F.SS.R.
were ordained to the Subdiaconate 
in the Saint Peter and Paul Chapel 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, in Denton, Nebraska. 

The ordaining prelate was 
the Most Reverend Bishop Robert W. Finn, D.D. 

There were seven ordained for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter. 

The Rector Major, Father Michael Mary, was present 
for the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Brother Martin Mary, F.SS.R. and Brother Peter Mary, F.SS.R.
during the procession into the chapel.

Accedant omnes qui ordinandi sunt ad Subdiaconatum.
Let all who are to be ordained to the Subdiaconate come forward.

The Bishop's Address:
"Filii dilectissimi, ad sacrum Subdiaconatus Ordinem promovendi...
Beloved sons, you are about to be promoted to the Sacred Order of Subdiaconate, you must consider carefully what is the office that you seek today. So far, you are free and if you wish you can go back to a secular manner of living; should you receive this order, you will not be free to change your mind; you will have to be unceasingly at the service of God. Yet to serve Him is to reign. With His help, you will have to keep chastity and to be always faithful in the service of the Church. 

So as there is time, think about it and 
if you wish to persevere in your resolution 
(si in sancto proposito perseverare placet)
in the name of God, come forward."

Those to be ordained Subdeacons take a step forward
signifying their willingness and desire to receive the order.
They step forward.

All to be ordained prostrate themselves
while the bishop kneels
and the solemn Litany of the Saints is chanted.

 Kyrie eleison.   Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.   Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.   Kyrie eleison.
Christe, audi nos.   Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos.   Christe, exaudi nos.

Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Genetrix, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Virgo virginum, ora pro nobis.

 Tradition of the Instruments.
The Bishop passes into their hands an empty chalice and a paten saying;
VIDETE CUIUS MINISTERIUM VOBIS TRADITUR;
IDEO VOS ADMONEO, UT ITA VOS EXHIBEATIS,
UT DEO PLACERE POSSITIS...
 SEE WHAT MINISTRY IS PUT INTO YOUR HANDS;
I WARN YOU TO LEAD A LIFE BY WHICH
YOU MIGHT PLEASE GOD.


Brother Martin Mary, F.SS.R. knelt before the bishop:
Reception of the Amice.
Accipe amictum... Receive the amice, 
by which the watch over one's voice is signified. 
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
Reception of the Maniple.
 Accipe manipulum... Receive the maniple,
by which the fruits of good works are signified.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.

 Clothing in the Tunicle.
Tunica... May the Lord clothe thee with the tunic of joy
and with the vestments of joy.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
 And so then did Brother Peter Mary, F.SS.R.
Reception of the Amice.
Accipe amictum... Receive the amice, 
by which the watch over one's voice is signified. 
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
 Reception of the Maniple.
 Accipe manipulum... Receive the maniple,
by which the fruits of good works are signified.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.

Clothing in the Tunicle.
Tunica... May the Lord clothe thee with the tunic of joy
and with the vestments of joy.
In the name of the + Father and of the + Son and of the Holy + Ghost.
Amen.
 Then the Bishop presented them with the Book of Epistles saying:
ACCIPE LIBRUM EPISTOLARUM, ET HABETE POTESTATEM LEGENDI EAS
IN ECCLESIA SANCTA DEI, TAM PRO VIVIS, QUAM PRO DEFUNCTIS.
IN NOMINE PA+TRIS ET FI+LII, ET SPIRITUS + SANCTI. AMEN.

RECEIVE THE BOOK OF EPISTLES AND HAVE THE POWER OF READING THEM
IN THE CHURCH OF GOD, BOTH FOR THE LIVING AND FOR THE DEAD.
IN THE NAME OF THE + FATHER AND OF THE + SON AND OF THE HOLY + GHOST. AMEN.
The Dismissal.
Recedant qui ordinati sunt Subdiaconi...
Let those who have been ordained Subdeacons
return to their places...
(With what sweet order 
the Church governs her ceremonies!) 
The Holy Mass continues.
We are at the time for the Epistle.
One of the newly ordained Subdeacons chants the Epistle.

Offering of Candles.
Wearing the mitre, the bishop takes his seat and receives the offerings
of the newly ordained subdeacons.
After the Agnus Dei
the bishop gives the kiss of peace to the ministers.
For the first time the newly ordained Subdeacons 
approach to kiss the altar and receive the Pax from the bishop.  

The recessional procession.
Father Ferguson & Father Michael Mary

Our Subdeacons.
Orkney sent them a friendly gust of wind that catches their tunicles.
The nine newly ordained Subdeacons with Bishop Finn.

At the end of a solemn and moving ceremony.
Our Hearty Congratulations to our Subdeacons
who will be ordained Deacons 
on 30 March, 2019.
Thanks be to God and to Mary ever Virgin!

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