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Monday, October 8, 2018

Bishop Morlino Consecrates New Abbess and New Church for the Benedictines of Mary

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History in the Making... 
The Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus in Gower, MO, made history last month.

Click HERE to see stunning photos taken on the day of the Dedication of the Abbey church and the Consecration of Mother Cecilia as First Abbess of Our Lady of Ephesus. 

She is the first to receive the traditional Benedictine Abbatial Consecration in the history of the United States.
congregationThe whole community, with Bishops Morlino and Johnston. 
mass for the nunsCelebrant: Bishop Morlino
crosier(Photo cred: Tracy Dunne)

If ever there was a sign from heaven that God is still in charge of His poor Church under siege, this is it.

In the past, Catholic monks and contemplative nuns were credited with having been a vital component of the success of the greatest missionary endeavors in history, of having kept the light of Faith and learning alive in periods of near total barbaric darkness, of having saved entire civilizations, not on the battlefields of the holy Christendom, but rather from behind the cloistered walls of Christendom. 

Well, here we go again. The Catholic contemplative Soldiers and Brides of Christ are rising again, proving anew that cooperation with God’s grace will crush any and every antichrist that dares to raise its ugly head.  

Here in our post-conciliar Dark Age--when the religious life has been under incessant attack for well over a half-century, even from within the Church herself -- the cloister walls are rising again and the daughters of St. Benedict are preparing to give God the last word. 

The brides of Christ have survived the dark night...the Revolution is doomed. 

How did these beautiful young women manage to hear the voice of God over the shrieks of hedonism, the satanic black noise, the sex-saturated culture? There's only one answer, obviously--with God nothing is impossible. For them, His voice silences the whole world. 

By the way, The Remnant takes plenty of heat for insisting that men such as Bishop Robert Morlino must be regarded as vital allies to the cause of Tradition and Catholic restoration—even if they've not yet come all the way over to our camp.

Please God, may an inspirational story such as this serve to illustrate why we have every intention of continuing to support these men who, despite the post-conciliar Catholic ruins in which they find themselves, are nevertheless trying to lead their flocks out of the darkness of Modernism and into the light of Tradition.  

By the way, Bishop Morlino has invited these traditional Benedictines to set up a house in his own diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. No surprise here. So stay tuned for more good news. 
God bless you, Your Excellency. And Mary keep you. 


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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.