September 15th., Feast of the Seven Sorrows of The BVM

Dearly Beloved,

Today we celebrate in gratitude and great sorrow with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Most Blessed Mother, her Seven Sorrows.  We ask her to especially help with the Holy Angels and all the Saints in Heaven and Souls in Purgatory those who are suffering for the Faith in Iraq and the Middle East.  All those Christians that are being martyred while the free world does NOTHING, while the man who occupies the Chair of Peter does NOTHING for the Suffering Church.

Offer your sufferings in your daily Morning Offering, along with all your joys to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered this day and every day until the end of time.  Talk about the tortured!  Do not let anyone forget their sufferings.

We compassionate thee, O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, in thy Seven Sorrows-

The Prophesy of Simeon about thy Immaculate Heart, thy Flight Into Egypt with great Saint Joseph, thy Loss with Saint Joseph of the Child Jesus in the Temple, thy meeting with Jesus on the Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion of thy Son, the Taking Down of His Body from the Cross and His Burial in the Tomb.

By these sorrows, united to the Heart of Christ, may we love God more and more and live with Him and thee in Heaven for all eternity.  Amen.th

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OUTRAGE!

Dearly Beloved,

Terrible things are happening in the Middle East and around the world to Christians.  The situation is so severe that it is difficult to express the proper outrage.  The plight of Catholics in Iraq is horrendous.  We are led to believe by the media and our leaders that the ouster and death of Sadam Hussein was good for that country and region, but this is not true!  Yes, he was a terrible man and did terrible things, but there was religious freedom and protection of all faiths in Iraq under his regime.  The United States has made a bad situation much, much worse by their lack of attention to detail in the setting up of the new powers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Priests, nuns and believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are being tortured and martyred daily.  Babies are being slaughtered and eaten by these infidels, (and that is the only appropriate word for these forces of eveil.)  In Mozul, ALL Catholics and other Christians have been either murdered or made refugees.  The Vatican, finally(!) has started condemning this persecution, but actual help in the form of money needed for the refugees is late or non-existent.  There needs to be a clearing house where souls of goodwill- Americans in particular, can donate to help their brothers and sisters.

I urge all of you to go to your priests and pastors and beg them to preach on the persecution of Christians in the world today!  We must face these terrible acts and counter with actual help, in the form not only of fervent prayer to the Almighty and Ever Living and Loving Lord Jesus Christ, but also with monetary assistance and physical help.

We have become a nation that is compartmentalized; we don’t care as a group about what is really important.  We are more interested in our games and hypnotic entertainments than in the suffering around us.

Because we have an all volunteer Armed Forces it is easy for us to forget that our warriors- those which buy our freedom for us with their blood, are doing things that they shouldn’t because of lack of numbers.  To send a soldier on more than two tours of duty is folly!  This was never allowed before in our history.  They forget themselves and commit atrocities in our names.  Because there is no draft, we as a nation can look the other way and we have no universal interest in the wars which we are waging.  We must bring back the draft and we must stop our young women from serving in combat.  Even the Israelis no longer have women in combat roles, for the atrocities committed against them by enemies when they were captured were unacceptable to them.  Good for the Israelis!  Also, they found that the men serving with them would stop to save them, thereby compromising the missions.  It is against nature to have women in combat!  The incidents of rape and pregnancies in uniform are through the roof!  This is a social experiment that has gone terribly wrong and we as a nation and the good women trying to serve their country are the ones that suffer because of this insanity!  Women should, of course be allowed to serve, but not in combat and not integrated with men on ships or on land.  THIS PRACTICE IS INSANE!, and we must all educate ourselves and stand up and speak the truth!

Again, please ask your spiritual leaders what they are doing for the Persecuted Church and insist they preach on their plight.  We have a new apostolate, (ministry) for the Persecuted Church and all who suffer the terrible burden of torture.  It is: CATHOLICSAGAINSTTORTURE.ORG  Please go to this site and write in and ask for a free prayer card.  Please pray for the tortured!

O God of justice, Love and mercy, look with pity upon our suffering brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for Thy Names’ sake.  Give them miracles of escape and help and open our hearts to the truth of life around us.  Help us to fulfill our calling as Christians and stand up for those who have no one to stand for them.  In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ we pray with Our Blessed Mother Mary and all the Angels and Saints in heaven.  Amen.

 

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Saintly Wisdom

“Just as in one man there is one soul and one body, yet many members; even so the Catholic Church is one body, having many members.  The Soul that quickens this Body is the Holy Spirit; and therefore in the Creed after confessing our belief in the Holy Spirit, we are bid to believe in the Holy Catholic Church.”-St. Thomas Aquinas

“Never give up prayer, and should you find dryness and difficulty, persevere in it for this very reason.  God often desires to see what love your soul has- and love is not tried by ease and satisfaction.”-St. John of the Cross

“We can’t have full knowledge all at once.  We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”-St. Thomas Aquinas

“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”-St. Therese of Lisieux- Of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.”-St. Thomas Aquinas

“Why was I born and what is my purpose?  I was born to know, love and serve God in this life and to be forever happy with Him in the next.”-The Baltimore Catechism, (no longer taught in Vatican II schools.)

“The works of God are not accomplished when we wish them, but whenever it pleases Him.”-St. Vincent de Paul

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The Most Amazing Thing: The Miracle of Hiroshima

August 2014 brings the 69th. anniversary of the terrible dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which brought about the immediate end of World War II, as Germany had already been vanquished.

The bomb exploded just eight blocks from the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Jesuit mission.  Fr. Hubert Schiffer, one of the few survivors said: “Suddenly, a terrific explosion filled the air with one bursting thunder stroke.  An invisible force lifted me from the chair, hurled me through the air, shook me, battered me, whirled me ’round and ’round like a leaf in a gust of autumn wind.”

He and three other priests lived in the rectory within the radius of complete atomic destruction.  After the shock of the blast they looked around and saw absolutely nothing; for miles in every direction, thousands of people were dead and every building was destroyed- except for the four priests and their rectory!  Although wounded, they survived and afterwards suffered NO RADIATION SICKNESS.

“It took only a second: a flash- fearfully frightening- and Hiroshima, home of half a million people, was wiped off the earth.  What was left was only darkness, blood, burns, moans, fire and spreading terror.”

Asked why they believe they were spared, when so many others died either from the bomb blast or from the subsequent radiation, Fr. Schiffer spoke for himself and his companions: “We believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima.  We lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home.”

This last quote from Fr. Schiffer says it all:  “What we need today is a Crusade of Prayer; the spirit of prayer everywhere; a renewal of our deepest trust and confidence in God’s providence.  Our Blessed Mother promised that when we heeded her plea for prayer and Christian action, the world will have peace.  We may feel that our humble efforts cannot have such a tremendous effect upon the world, but let us think for a moment about the power of a river- sweeping everything before it.  That river is made up of tiny drops of water and because numberless tiny drops of rain have fallen into it, the river has become a force that carries heavy ships and changes deserts into fruitful farms and gardens.  So, too will the Perpetual Rosary Crusade, the recitation of the rosary for peace by countless persons all over the world become an immense and irresistible spiritual force for peace.  In this universe there is nothing else that forms a common ground for the people of the world except the love of God, charity and the spirit of prayer.  Our Blessed Mother’s rosary is a bond which unites the heart strings of the world.”

I believe that the world wants peace; I truly do- but the world wants peace without the Prince of Peace.  People want a Christless peace, therefore PEACE WILL BE DENIED IT.  Let us join in the Perpetual Rosary Crusade and thereby ally ourselves with Christ and His plan for the universe.  We will bring grace into the world and into our own worlds.  We will bring grace into our hearts, thus fulfilling the requests of the Queen of Heaven… and WE WILL HAVE PEACE, the peace that surpasses all understanding- and the understanding that brings peace.

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More Wisdom From The Saints

“Each woman who lives in the light of eternity can fulfill her vocation, no matter if it is in marriage, in a religious order or in a worldly profession.”-Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, (Edith Stein.)

“One can offer himself as a victim for 8-15 days for the conversion of sinners.  One can suffer cold, heat, deprive oneself of looking at something, go visit someone who would appreciate it, make a novena, attend daily Mass for this intention in places where it is possible.  Not only would one contribute to God’s glory by this holy practice of praying for sinners, but one would obtain an abundance of grace.”-St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars.

“The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future.”-St. Isadore of Seville

“Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.”-St. John of the Cross

“It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.”-St. Francis of Assisi

“The only true riches are those that make us rich in virtue.  Therefore, if you want to be rich, beloved, love true riches.  If you aspire to the heights of real honor, strive to reach the kingdom of Heaven.  If you value rank and renown, hasten to be enrolled in the heavenly court of the Angels.”-Pope St. Gregory the Great

“Beside each believer stands an Angel as protector and shepherd, leading him to life.”-St. Basil the Great

“When tempted, invoke your Angel.  He is more eager to help you than you are to be helped!  Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: he trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.”-St. John Bosco

“I bind myself today to the power in the love of the Seraphim, in the obedience of the Angels, in the ministration of the Archangels, in the hope of Resurrection unto reward, in the prayers of the Patriarchs, in the predictions of the Prophets, in the preaching of the Apostles, in the faith of the Confessors, in the purity of the holy Virgins, in the deeds of Righteous men.”-St. Patrick of Ireland

“If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate…Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better.”-Venerable Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Catholic parochial school system in America, whose convents are closed and whose order is all but gutted following “Vatican II.”

“Never read books you aren’t sure about…even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view.  Let me ask you this:  Would you drink something you knew was poisoned, just because it was offered to you in a golden cup?”-St. John Bosco

 

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The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The great feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother, like other Marian feasts, highlights God’s wondrous and marvelous deeds in her life and her cooperation in the work of the redemption of man.  By honoring and loving Our Blessed Mother Mary we give honor and glory to God, through Jesus Christ the King of Love.  Our Lord, by granting her more grace than any other creature and elevating her to the status of Queen of Heaven, Queen of Angels, Queen of the Universe and Queen of Peace, enabled her to give her fiat- her YES to the Will of Almighty God in the order of salvation.  We honor with great devotion the Maid of Nazareth who became Our Mother by the express order of Christ from the Cross of Calvary, while we adore and worship the Word made Flesh, Jesus Christ.

So many terrible things are happening in the world today, especially to the House of God.  Teenage martyrs have shed their blood for Christ and His Church, with nary an actual hand of help from the power that resides in the Vatican, but Christ is the Just Judge and his children, less than a month ago living on earth are now reigning with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven.  They are now part of the Church Triumphant.  It is important for those of us who live in free lands sing their praises and help those we can.  What a burden is ours!

O Mary, conceived without sin and assumed into heaven, pray for us sinners!

 

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Wisdom From The Saints

“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds…What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.” -St. Thomas Moore

“All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God.  Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the Sacrifice of God for man.”-St. John Vianney

“I need nothing but God and to lose myself in the Heart of God.”-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him; and blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”-St. Francis of Assisi

“The things that we love tell us what we are.”-St. Thomas Aquinas

“You should strive in your prayer for a pure conscience, a will that is wholly with God and a mind truly set on Him.”-St. John of the Cross

“Be very faithful to God in your spiritual exercises, acting in such a way as to make yourself ever more pleasing in God’s eyes and loving in the eyes of the poor.”-St. Vincent de Paul

“May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”-St. Teresa of Avila

“It is time now for us to rise from sleep.”-St. Benedict

“What a comfort is this way of love!  You may stumble upon it, you may fail to correspond to grace given, but always LOVE KNOWS how to make the best of everything; Whatever offends Our Lord is burnt up in its fire and nothing is left but a humble, absorbing peace deep down in the heart.”-St. Therese of Lisieux

“One day lived in love in the service of the Lord can make up for an entire lifetime of sin.”- Fr. Luke Zimmer, ss.cc

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My Daily Prayer For The Tortured

ALMIGHTY AND EVER LIVING GOD, look with pity upon all Your children who suffer under the terrible burden of torture.  Be merciful to them and give them many miracles of escape and hope.  In the very midst of their trials do not them lose sight of Your Divine Love and compassion, but send upon them Your Holy Spirit, that they may have whatever grace they need in whatever form they did it.  Visit them with Your Holy Angels and encompass round about them Your Loving Presence.

Have mercy, too upon their tormentors and change their hearts to repentance and reparation; Help them see the awful error of their ways.  For those who blaspheme by torturing in Your Name, help those on the side of righteousness to repair the horrible damage due this disgusting sin.

Finally, Dear and Blessed Lord, keep us in continual remembrance of the tortured, especially those who suffer for Your Name’s sake and for Your Holy Church, but also for any soul who is tortured in any way, body, mind, spirit or circumstance, and for those who are in trouble of any kind.

We pray in the Holy Name of Jesus, He Who was tortured for our sakes, with Our Blessed Mother Mary, great Saint Joseph, our Holy Patrons and all the angels and saints.  AMEN.

 

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CATHOLICSAGAINSTTORTURE.ORG

I know that the last two posts were shocking.  Our Blessed Lord Jesus came not only to give comfort to the afflicted, but to afflict the comfortable!  It is important to speak for those who can not speak for themselves: the children, the tortured, the martyred and animals;  “Bless the beasts and the children, for in this world they have no voice, they have no choice.  Light their way when the darkness surrounds them.  Bring them love, let it shine all around them!”

We have started a prayer apostolate for the tortured- catholicsagainsttorture.org  Please feel free to e-mail and  ask for prayer cards;  They are free of charge.  Please visit our website and pray and mention the tortured.  It is so sad, but we have been circulating literature about the tortured, from churches to Catholic gift stores- and there are people, supposedly believers, who refuse to even learn about their tortured brothers and sisters in Christ!  They don’t want to even know about them.  This is not of God.  Pray for these deluded souls, as well, for they are in for a big shock when Our Divine Lord reminds them of their apathy on the Day of Judgement.  He will bring out everything about all of us.  Let us surrender now to His grace, while there is still time!  “The night comes when no man can work.”  “He will come as a thief in the night!”  Pray while you can and love while you may, so that when we meet Him, we meet Him in the air with our sins forgiven,  and so shall we ever be with the Lord!

“When you did it to the least of these, you did it to Me.”

This image is real, not manipulated.  It appeared over Sussex in England.

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OUTRAGE IN SYRIA- You will NEVER hear this on American Media!

A Croatian Catholic website has reported that two Christian teenagers in Syria were CRUCIFIED on April 29, 2014 for refusing to convert to Islam, where countless others have also been put to death by Muslims.

The Christian youths were first given the choice of “Islam or death,” said Sister Raghida, former head of a Christian school in Damascus.  Muslims came to the two teenagers and said, “So you want to die as a teacher in whom you trust?  Please choose: either to renounce your faith in Jesus or you will be crucified!”  When BOTH BOYS REFUSED, they were put to death.  One of them was crucified in front of his father, who was then murdered, as well.

The nun said that the Jihadists entered the city of Maaloula and started killing men, women and children.  They beheaded many and then kicked their heads around like soccer balls.  Even pregnant women were killed, their unborn babies cut from their wombs and hung from trees.

Many of the Christians remaining in Syria either do not have the money to leave or have been denied visas.  Yet Sister Raghida says they are remaining strong throughout all the hopelessness and said that after the massacre, “We celebrated Mass for the dead and our prayer was even stronger… The Lord will not abandon us…”

No, the righteous Lord will NOT abandon you!  The boys and those who were also martyred for Jesus are now reigning in heaven!  However, anti-pope Francis cry for you, but will not lift a finger to help!  He won’t even say the name of the country or say that it was Muslims that did this!  He is a coward.  We must always trust in the Lord and not in men.  The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church!

O God, have mercy upon Your suffering children!

 

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