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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Aloysius' (10)

Lack of Funds and Canon Law Experts by Los Angeles Archdiocese Won't Deter Fr. Aloysius Sainthood Cause.

(LOS ANGELES, California March 10, 2013) Two weeks ago Archbishop Jose Gomez disclosed that the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles "lacks funds and canon law experts for a sainthood cause." While disappointing, this admission by the…

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Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on March 10, 2013 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Great Monarch and Father Aloysius - Parallels

I've been studying the life of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF. Some have pointed out certain parallels in Father's life and references to the great monarch.



1. Both are identified with France. Fr. Aloysius is from the Basque provinces. Three are located in France. In his time, Napoleon, he was considering a completely separate status, as a separate nation, for the Basques. They are unified with their language and culture.

2. The Fleur-de-Lis as a…

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Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on March 4, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Angel of Biscay

Here is the link to another website blog about Father Aloysius. I am not sure who is the author of the blog, however. it does reference the recent 70 minute film about Father Aloysius.

Here is the link:


Quite interesting!

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on April 28, 2010 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Alert! Los Angeles Tidings Article on Fr. Aloysius

Here is a link to the recent article of April 2, 2010 which was published in the Los Angeles Archdiocese weekly newspaper, "The Tidings".


What a great news item!

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on April 3, 2010 at 11:16am — No Comments

Year 1971 — “The Present Crisis in the Church” by Father Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF

The following are excerpts taken from a survey in which Father Aloysius shares his insight into the “present crisis in the Church”. He wrote these words in the fall of 1971. These words are not only shocking but prophetic.



“The present crisis in the Church is a result of a lack of proper spiritual formation in the seminaries, and because of that, priests today are not as they should be. This crisis is going to become much worse because, in the present-day the seminiaries, instead… Continue

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Volunteer Needed for Reel to Reel Tape Transfer

I just picked up 31 reel to reel audio tapes of Father Aloysius recorded during the 1950's. Does anyone have the capability to transfer these audio reels to digital? Please contact me if you are interested in this project. These are recordings of the early Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild meetings.

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 11, 2009 at 11:26pm — No Comments

"My Dear Children in the Blessed Mother of Fatima and the Most Holy Eucharist" - A Letter by Father Aloysius

May, 1971



My Dear Children in the Blessed Mother of Fatima and the Most Holy Eucharist,



On the 28th of this month of May, I interviewed the Most Reverend Father Anthony Leghisa, C.M.F., the Superior General of our Claretian congregation. After his examining most carefully all my petitions he was most paternal and most generous in granting every petition. New we all must consider and believe that this is the work of God, because we have the full approval of the supreme… Continue

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 8, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

What A Wonderful Afternoon for "The Friends of Father Aloysius"

What a wonderful afternoon we enjoyed today at the Sacred Heart Chapel in Covina, California. After reciting the Holy Rosary, we shared with those present our recent trip to Fatima, Portugal where we met with Norman Servais for upcoming documentary film on Father Aloysius. Then we reviewed the message of the Angel of Portugal who appeared to the three shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in 1916 - one year before the apparitions of Our Lady in 1917. Finally, the participants called… Continue

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on November 28, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Comments or questions on the Film on Fr Aloysius

We have a blog entry on The Catholic Studio wordpress site for comments and questions related to the film on Fr Aloysius. So fire them this way: http://catholicstudio.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/fr-aloysius-ellacuria-cmf/

Added by Norman Servais on October 4, 2009 at 5:17am — No Comments

Song Posted in MP3 Format entitled "Father Aloysius"

In an email sent on June 17 from Jimmy Rice attached this song composed by his mother, Jane Rice. Jimmy helped his mom record the song. Here is the text of his email:



"Hi Fr Kevin,



Attached is a low resolution Mp3 for the song "Father Aloysius", composed and recorded by my mother, Jane Rice. I also had the pleasure of working on the recording. I found a book Mom gave me about the life of Fr. Alosyius to be compelling.



Hope the file opens okay ... Mom's email… Continue

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on June 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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