PAX We wish to thank our friends and benefactors for their constant and unfailing support towards our Monastery of St. Joseph, in the midst of the difficulties and crosses which God has lovingly sent to us. We deeply appreciate your unceasing help and prayers for us! Due to a crisis suffered by the Monastery in Colombia, we had to move. Just as the Most Holy Family had to flee into Egypt to save Jesus’ Life, so our monastery had to move south to Ecuador, near Cuenca City, in order to survive without obstacles in the practices of the monastic spirit of our most holy father St. Benedict. Thanks be to God that our monastery did not suffer shipwreck in the midst of the storm and with the help of the God’s Grace, we have been able to keep going, trying our best. We are under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both under her title Our Lady of Good Success (originating from her apparitions in Quito, Ecuador); and under her title Protector of the Holy Faith (originating in Cuenca, Ecuador). We are supported by the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres and the whole Company of Ecuadoran Saints. With their help, the Monastery of St. Joseph continues its monastic work for the greater Glory of God and for the salvation of souls. The monastery is now Providentially located in the land of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the country gloriously consecrated to Him by the great president of Ecuador of Holy Memory, Don Gabriel Garcia Moreno.1 We are five monks and also have ten oblate men living our monastic life and joining us in our prayers and works. We are settled in our 10,000m2 (2.471 acres) monastery, with sufficient space to fit 12 monks. Also, we have been contacted by many young Catholic ladies, seeking our help to enter the happy and self-oblating life of fully-Traditional Benedictine nuns. We now have five of these ladies under our care, living this blessed life in a cloistered convent near us. Their convent, under the protection of Our Lady, is called “Convento Benedictino Nuestra Señora De La Soledad” (The Benedictine Convent of Our Lady of Solitude). Convent of Our Lady of Solitude). With the help of God, our monastery will continue defending the banner of a Faith without compromises, without regard for either conciliar or Episcopal leaders who deviate from Our Lord, and from the defense of the Faith. We invoke the shining principle, which has ever illuminated us and which was taught with great wisdom by Cardinal Pie, the teacher of Pope St. Pius X. Cardinal Pie declared this principle: Battles are won or lost at the level of principles. To wait until we see the consequences of false principles before we react, is to be too late. For at that point, the battle is already lost. Not to constantly fight this battle at the level of the Faith, of principles, has been the cause of the defeat, even beforehand, of the SSPX and of those “Resistants” who place personal interests before the defense of principles. With the help of God’s Grace, may He keep us in this fight for the restoration of His kingdom, and if He so decides, “unto death, even the death of the Cross”. In union of prayers, with my blessing, Padre Raphael, OSB Prior Homepage: benedictinos.wordpress.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emphasis added by Cor Mariae Catholic Candle November 2016 ..