Pro-life Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

“The path which moved us from civilization to savagery occured on January 22, 1973″


-Fr. John Powell S.J.
Divine Liturgy

The Reverend Fr. John Rickert, FSSP will be celebrating a Solemn High Mass in the Tridentine Rite at the Prolife Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 501 S. 10th St. St. Joseph Missouri on October 7, 2019 at 12 noon.

“The entire Church cannot give to God as much honor, nor obtain so many graces, as a single priest by celebrating a single Mass”

-St. Cyril of Alexandria


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the One Eternal Divine Liturgy and Worship, the Sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary as a Propitiatory, Latria, Eucharistic and Impetratory Sacrifice for the remission of sins.

The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in St. Joseph Missouri has become a National Pro-Life Shrine, dedicated to offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the end of the abortion holocaust and in atonement for each baby murdered and for the conversion of their parents.

The Mission of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is to bring all mankind to the Throne of God’s Infinite Mercy by authentic repentance and conversion!  Our Lord Jesus Christ says: “Bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them is the ocean of My mercy!

For Christian morality and behavior to be reestablished, the Truths of the Holy Roman Catholic Church need to be implanted in the minds of all people. Christianity consists in knowing and recognizing what we have lost in Adam and what we have received from Our Lord Jesus Christ. The doctrine of original sin and its consequences, on one hand and the grace received through the sacramental life of the Church to counteract these vices and seven deadly sins inherited from our ancestors, on the other.

“St. Thomas Aquinas knew that man is more than a composite of body and soul, that man is nothing less than elevated to a supernatural order which participates, as far as a creature can, in the very nature of God. Accordingly, a person in the state of grace, or divine friendship, possesses certain enduring powers, the infused virtues and gifts, that raise him to an orbit of existence as far above nature as heaven is above earth, and that give him abilities of thought and operation that are literally born, not of the will of flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”




On entering the death camp, she entered the rooms where tens of thousands of innocent babies were brutally tortured and murdered. She gazed at the table where the mothers’
laid to abort their children and this is what she saw:
I saw despair lying there; lying there in the faces of women who could not accept love really exists and if it did, it would never exist for them! I saw anger lying there; life was seen as a loveless, joyless proposition, whereas murder was even better!   I saw helplessness lying there; helpless women herded toward abortion by family or friends who believed their duty was to allow nothing outside their own pleasure to live!  I saw laughter lying there; the laughter of women who thought  life was a joke!

Abortion clinics are the modern day concentration camps where women are driven by the tide of their own sins, anger, fears and despair. You can rip a baby from its mother’s womb but not from its mother’s heart. How many tears do mothers have to shed over the blood of their murdered children before America and the world repents of this senseless and brutal debasement of mothers.

America needs to come to grips with the stark reality that they have perpetuated a holocaust against innocent babies in the womb and begin repentance by offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in atonement for this Holocaust and for babies murdered in the holocaust.

Cardinal Burke said: “No one who looks realistically at our world could think that Christians can afford to go on with life as usual, ignoring the profound crisis of faith which has overtaken our society. Each of us, in his or her state of life, is called to work for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. to work for a culture of life, a culture forged by love and respect for the dignity of every person”. “We can never talk enough about abortion as long as in our society innocent and defenseless babies in the womb are being attacked in the most savage way. I mean this literally is a massacre of the preborn.”

America and the world are on the brink; not only of destruction, but of a worse calamity: life without God. The empty pursuit for love which will have no origin or source, leaving man to pursue the emptiness of pleasure without purpose.
“We will not recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the lives of others; however low it flickers or fiercely burns, it is still a Divine Flame which no man dare to presume to put out, be his motives ever so humane and enlightened”.


In the Gospels the word penance means a conversion of one’s life, a turning away from sin, and a turning back to God. As Our Lady insisted at Fatima: “Men must amend their lives, and ask pardon for their sins. . . . They must no longer offend Our Lord, Who is already so much offended.” The Fatima message is a call for men to give up sinful practices which grieve God and draw down His chastisements on the world, and to make reparation for them. Commenting on Our Lady’s request for penance, Sr. Lucia wrote: “The part of the last apparition which has remained most deeply imprinted on my heart is the prayer of our heavenly Mother begging us not to offend any more Almighty God, Who is already so much offended.”

Jacinta, too, shortly before her death remarked: “If men only knew what eternity is, how they would make all possible efforts to amend their lives . . . mortification and sacrifice give great pleasure to Our Divine Lord.”

In August of 1917 Our Lady told the children, “pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them.” As to the kinds of sacrifices Our Lady was asking, she revealed to Sr. Lucia on one occasion: “The good Lord is allowing Himself to be appeased . . . but He Himself complains most bitterly and sorrowfully about the small number of souls in His grace who are willing to renounce whatever the observance of His laws requires of them.”

On this Feast of the Most Holy Rosary let us unite our prayers and sacrifices with those of Our Sorrowful Mother Mary in the Supreme Sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ consummated whenever the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered, the Divine Liturgy that unites heaven and earth.and which is the only sacrifice that can atone for our heinous crimes and sins against Almighty God! In this way we will console the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Our Dearest Mother Mary!
“The life of the first Christians and their witness to the world make known to us the quality of their character. They ignored the danger of death, they forgot how few they were, they never noticed how many were against them, or the power or strength or wisdom of their enemies. Their power was greater than all of that; theirs was the power of Him who had died on the Cross and risen again. They had their gaze riveted on Our Lord Jesus Christ and He was the motive of all their acts! They participated in the Mystery of the Redemption! The Saints understood with clarity in the light of faith that a single sin is a disorder greater than any cataclysm which lays waste the natural world, for the goodness of grace in one single saintly person is greater than the material good of the entire universe”.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,