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  1. The excellence of this thesis rises up as incense to the Skies. Fr. Pius savours its delightful savour, saying to his father, Malin: "A man can have no regrets when he is in the Skies, gazing into the infinite goodness of Almighty God. But if I could, I would say that now I thought the Tractarian Movement over. But now I see that in the excellent Cardinal Manfried, it has a spiritual heir who represents its true impulse better than ere we could. God always provides." Fr. Pius with the rest of the citizens of the Skies, blesses the good Cardinal and intercedes for him.
  2. Pius of Sutica happily receives his brother into the Seven Skies. He turns to Blessed Seraphim and Goren, saying: "Now we just need to make sure that Griffith finds his way here, and we shall be all complete, we sons of Jude and Kristoff. And I shall look after Dima and Publius, too, though astray they have gone from the principles of our Fraternity..."
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  4. Pius of Sutica facepalms from the Skies as sedevacantism has been ruled to be basically licit.
  5. Pius of Sutica, born Malgath, (1610-1803) was a Priest and High Elf convert to Canonism who authored a great many spiritual and theological works. His Holiness James II called Pius: “An example of humility whom I wish to emulate and a teacher to whom I submit.” Along with Bl. Seraphim of Leora and Fr. Griffith of Gwynon, he formed a spiritual movement called the ‘Tractarians’, a name which comes from the ‘Tracts for the Times.’ Pius believed that true spiritual reform did not start with high politics and cardinal’s hats, but with the humble parish Priest stirring the hearts of men, and to that
  6. Fr. Pius of Sutica was blessed by God with a serene death. At length, the knowledge came to him that he must die. His eyes were strewn with tears as he had just received the visit and heard the Confession of his dearest brother, Father Griffith. And now, he smiled, an angelic smile as he could only say profoundly: "God has been too good to me." "My good friends, I wanted to say how much I love you. I do not wish my love for you to cease upon the earth. I have spent these decades serving you as best I can, by consoling, teaching and admonishing where necessary. All this
  7. Fr. Pius writes a reply. "I regret,citizen, that I cannot write at the moment. I am bedridden and I know my time to depart from this world is coming soon. I am suffering from great physical pain. But my good friend Fr. Dima has kindly agreed to write down my response, in as many words as I am able to say. First of all, as has already been pointed out, I am not a citizen of Oren. Nor do I hold up Oren as some standard which is to be imitated. I am a blessed son of Malin, like yourself, and have lived my life in divers countries. Those who know me best know that I am ver
  8. Father Pius, FSSCT, receives the obituary as he himself is on his deathbed. "Have no fear, Father," says he, smiling fondly. "It won't be long before I join you to wave it away."
  9. "Et Ego dedi Horeno uxorem primam." (Virtue 3:4) To Almighty God, be all glory, honour and empire, world without end. Amen. PREFACE. 'Friends, I recently wrote an essay in an Orenian column addressing the High Elven ideas of purity. It garnered some interest. But it lead me to consider the wider implications of patriotism, love for one's own race and nation. It is a virtue that my people, the High Elves, as you will know them, possess to an admirable degree, although, as I mentioned in that essay, we do take it to excess sometimes. This is
  10. "The Mali'aheral are right to care about purity, but wrong about the reasons." Father Pius of Sutica writes in an Orenian public journal. "That is why my blessed people are so severe in their actions. They think that this purity exists in a primordial state, that it is a gift that subsists in the Blessed Elven race, that it is the highest ideal, and that "our ancestors strove for purity", as our laws do say, and that therefore purity can be striven for and enforced. But really, barbarism and impurity are not things that can ever be behind us, but always beneath us. No man, whatever race he may
  11. "Most Reverend Father, I am delighted and thankful to hear of your request, and am happy to grant my consent. I remain your humble servant, Father Pius."
  12. THE SOLDIER’S PRAYER BOOK By Fr. Pius of Sutica, FSSCT, Assistant Priest at Dobrov. St. Edmond, Model of Soldiers, Pray for us. INTRODUCTION. WHAT IS PRAYER, AND WHY PRAY? SOLDIER, why do you need prayer? Perhaps you have been taught to memorise and parrot prayers from your childhood. Maybe it is a habit that has been worked into you; or a habit you have lost. But what are you praying for? What about? And why? If you believe that God, the one Being alone Sovereign and Supreme, derives any benefit from you saying a few words
  13. "That is not true, for you merely lack a distinction between what is rigid and what is firm. The age of admission to the Priesthood, except that, I suppose he be old enough to have the use of reason (For Owyn instituted men as Priests and not toddlers as the Gospel tells us), is, I grant you, fluid. But the very form and nature of this Sacrament is vested in the Sacred Priesthood. For the Prophet has said: "No man can call himself above them." Them being the Sacraments; Proverbs chapter three; verse six. For it has always been held that this renewal of Baptism given by the remissio
  14. "A man may sit down, tell his sins to a holy woman and get advice on them, there is no trouble there. Most nuns far outdo me in holiness, and I am happy to consult them. When they consult me, I pray God speak through me, and in His mercy He usually answers. And these very devout women say: "Father, I wonder how you do seem to know the secrets of my heart!" I do not, but He does. But when they come to me for Confession, they are coming for something quite different. The advice is well and good. But Confession has always been understood as the floodgate of God's mercy. They don't want my advice
  15. Father Pius of Sutica (F.S.S.C.T.) finally turns up at the Council in the middle of the proceedings, during Bishop Benedict's recess. He looks frail. He has survived the illness, but it has deeply affected the health of the Elf. Nevertheless, it is as if he has dragged half of the Angelic choir in with him: or rather, that he himself is an Angel, for the stoic, stony, unfeeling Elf is replaced by an utterly gleeful figure, who taps about as if he had wings. Previously known for his lively health and his dour personality, he is now notable for his dour health and his lively personality. He bows
  16. "Your Eminence, I appreciate your concern and am most thankful for your prayers and those of all the clerics. My health is improving. Are you saying that the Act of Absolution pronounced by Priests by the Church for centuries and prescribed by the Judites is the act of Ablution, this being the part which has a sacramental effect? And that the Confession is merely the part where the man confesses his sins? So that when past generations wrote of the "Sacrament of Confession", they meant both of these together, whereas in today's Canon Law, there is a separation? I think
  17. Pius of Sutica, FSSCT, is much consoled in his illness by his brother's beautiful tale.
  18. A young boy dashes into the room, takes off his little hat, and, becoming mindful of the august company, bows to the High Pontiff shyly and hands him a sealed letter. "Beggin' your pardon, your Hono- I mean, your 'Oliness. Father Pius promised me 'arf a Crown if I would gis you this." The boy hesitates for a moment, before pleading shyly. "He's in a bad way, milords. Pray for him, please." Inside, is a letter. The handwriting is far from Pius' beautiful and immaculate script to which the Pontiff would by now have become accustomed to. It is shaky, very shaky
  19. Pius of Sutica asks for the Saint's intercession in composing a prayer to him for soldiers.
  20. THE SCROLL OF SPIRIT. CRITICAL EDITION of the FLEXIO TEXT By the Venerable Father Humbert, O.S.J. With the “Canonist Commentary on Sacred Scripture” by Pius of Sutica, F.S.S.C.T. A.D. 1798. Venerable Humbert of St. Jude. ((OOC note: It is recommended to read this on the computer and NOT on the phone. It is very footnote heavy, and the footnotes don’t appear on the phone, so you would miss the greater part of the document! Also, if any of you happen to be Latinists and see errors, please correct. THE SCROLL OF SPIRIT.
  21. Pius of Sutica writes to his Eminence the Prelate of the Priesthood asking whether he could be appointed as assistant priest at Dobrov.
  22. DEDICATION. BISHOP BENEDICT: Your Excellency, I know that you regard this subject with special interest. Therefore, please accept this little apple tree in thanks for the veritable orchard you have given me over the years. It was you who received me into the splendid bosom of Holy Mother Church, you who catechised me, and you who used to make the arduous journey to the wastes in order to hear my Confession. I have tried to imitate your zeal for the salvation of souls, that all men might love God. But I am entirely helpless and feeble. Please continue to pray for me, and add the Sai
  23. "I am flattered that such a wonderful exhortation has been dedicated to me." Pius of Sutica, FSSCT, remarks, offering his mass and office for the bright Acolyte.
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