Beloved, our Advent/Christmas newsletter (our first newsletter since last Christmas!) will be in the mail by the end of next week. It will include the attached product brochure – a 50-70% off sale on all items!
As you can guess, we will not be making a profit on any of the items, but in the process of unpacking at our new location in Winnsboro, we realized that we yet have quite a supply of wonderful books, CDs, DVDs, holy cards and other items that are of no use to anyone if they stay with us. So we’ve put together this brochure to send them out to as many as wish them, as long as the supply of each item lasts. You will see that the DVD of the highly acclaimed film, “Unplanned,” is free – because we received a large quantity of them as a gift!
Our website is not yet set up as a “store”; so we need to do this the old-fashioned way of printing out the brochure and mailing it to us at our new address together with your check or credit card information. If you do not have the ability to print it out, simply use any paper to list what you wish and mail it to us with your check or credit card information asked for on the brochure.
You will see that we’ve somewhat categorized the products (e.g. Christmas, Easter, etc.); however, the products can be used as gifts (or for yourself!) for multiple purposes and seasons (especially the Easter products while yet available at these prices).
You are in our prayers for a most blessed and holy Advent, followed by a blessed and holy Christmastide. Our newsletter, coming soon!, covers the whole of Advent through the beginning of Christmas on Christmas Eve all the way to its traditional end on the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (Candlemas) on February 2nd.
We are the richest people in the world to have the faith that has been freely given to us. A thousand eternities would not be sufficient to thank the Divine Infant who came to die . . . for us, and for our salvation. I pray we will use every circumstance, especially the increasingly dark and evil circumstances of our day, to spread the whole Gospel to the whole world, and to every soul who comes our way.
Our love, prayers, and deepest wishes for a most blessed Holy Season for you and your loved ones,
Beloved, you are probably aware by now of the Holy Father’s removal of Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, which took place last Saturday. As a relatively new religious congregation invited to the Diocese of Tyler by Bishop Strickland a little more than a year ago, we are understandably sick at heart. But we know that it is Christ Who is building His Church, against which the gates of hell will not prevail.
Among the numerous articles, posts and podcasts that have circulated this week, I wanted to be sure you watched the one below. I have been in Tyler long enough now and have been with Bishop Strickland often enough to know the truth which Deacon Keith Fournier speaks. One can match any article or podcast against this one, spoken by one who is closest to Bishop Strickland and seconded by all who love and truly know this holy man of God.
Please do pray for Bishop Strickland, his successor, and the sheep of his diocese who are downtrodden at present by a hierarchy who seems bent on promoting those in grave sin and destroying those who are strong, orthodox and faithful to the teachings of Christ.
May Our Lord and Our Lady be honored by our love and trust as we await His Holy Will. Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.
Beloved, Our Lord has given us a shepherd with the heart of the prophet Isaiah who, in anguish, cannot cease to speak until God’s Word and Name be honored again among His people.
Here is the interview with His Excellency Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland only 6 hours after he was removed this past Saturday as Bishop of Tyler, Texas, by Pope Francis. God alone has raised up this humble and holy prelate to shepherd His flock, just as He has raised up countless others to lead His people in the midst of the enemy’s strategies to destroy His Church. No One can destroy what God has built – not from without, not from within. The gates of Hell will not prevail.
Adversity does not change us; it shows what we’re made of. It does my heart good, with no surprise whatsoever, to see and hear the beautiful and solidly-Catholic heart of this Successor of the Apostles as he models for us what truth and commitment to the truth, or as the Bishop himself would say, to “Truth Incarnate”, means.Please continue to pray for Bishop Strickland and, as he himself asks, for Pope Francis. May God’s Name be praised in all He allows and in His ways of bringing good out of evil.
With our love and prayers for our true Shepherd, Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.