Friday, June 16, 2017

The Resistance Movement against President Trump

The relentless attacks on our President by some members of the Democratic Party, so-called “stars” of the entertainment world and the Mainstream Media have influenced the rise of a Resistance Movement that refuses to recognize his legitimate authority. They have made many groundless attacks on President Trump, especially regarding the Comey and Russian matters, for both of which no evidence has been shown of obstruction of justice or any other crimes.

These attacks have divided our country and have influenced wicked people to perform malicious and violent acts on properties of our colleges and universities and on our public properties, most of which have gone unpunished. The most recent of these ended with the death of the perpetrator and his rifle shooting and wounding of five people, including a United States Representative who was peacefully playing our national pastime of baseball. This perpetrator apparently posted profane anti-Trump statements on Facebook and asked if the ballplayers were Republicans before he began firing his rifle.

St. Paul said to pray “for all in authority, [such as our President] that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.” (1Timothy 2:1-4).

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Indiana to the visionary Sister Mildred in 1956 and identified herself as “Our Lady of America, The Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of your land.” She asked for purity and promised peace and protection if we responded to her requests.

Let us practice purity and pray through Our Lady of America her Novena for her promised peace and protection, especially for our President, and for true change and hope for America.

While our hope is placed in the eternal city, yet we must labor in the earthly city and transmit hope for its peace. This was what St. Augustine did during the fall of the Roman Empire. Pope Benedict told us what St. Augustine did. “Amid the serious difficulties facing the Roman Empire—and also posing a serious threat to Roman Africa, which was actually destroyed at the end of Augustine's life—this was what he set out to do: to transmit hope, the hope which came to him from faith and which, in complete contrast with his introverted temperament, enabled him to take part decisively and with all his strength in the task of building up the city.” (Pope Benedict XVI. Encyclical Letter, Spe Salvi, Saved by Hope, 23).
          
This task of “building up the city” is hope in action through which we strive to realize our lesser and greater hopes and to work towards a better city and world. In “building up the city”, we need greater and lesser hopes that keep us going day by day. “But these are not enough without the great hope, which must surpass everything else. This great hope can only be God, who encompasses the whole of reality and who can bestow upon us what we, by ourselves, cannot attain.” (Pope Benedict XVI. Encyclical Letter, Spe Salvi, Saved by Hope, 31).
          
One of these blessings that only God can bestow is peace on earth of which the angels sang at Bethlehem. Our Lady of America has promised this blessing of peace if we follow her requests. This is one of our hopes. It was also the hope of our Founding Fathers. They expressed their hope in the preamble to the United Sates Constitution “to insure domestic Tranquility. . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” To realize these hopes we must return to our founding principles.

If we are morally resolved to maintain a just and free society and we fulfill the requests of Our Lady of America, we will realize her promises. She said, “It is the United States that is to lead the world to peace.” She is our hope for the States - our hope to lead us to purity of hearts, minds and bodies so that we may lead the world to purity and peace.
          
Our Lady of America desires to see the Kingdom of Jesus
established in all hearts. She wants to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations. She revealed that the youth of America are challenged to be the leaders of this movement of renewal on the face of the earth. She wants us to help her to once again bring the sunshine of God’s peace upon the world. Then, she said, “God will walk among you and you will have peace.”

by: Dan Lynch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena

The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was started and made popular by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. She was inspired by visions of Jesus to spread this devotion. This was a favorite prayer of St. Padre Pio and he prayed it every day.

Sacred Heart Novena Prayers

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”
Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of… (Mention your Intention Here)
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My Name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in Your Name, I ask the Father for the grace of…
(Mention your Intention Here)
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but My Words will not pass away.” Encouraged by Your infallible Words I now ask for the grace of…
(Mention your Intention Here)
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

Amen. ~St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

More About the Sacred Heart Devotion

I once read that the whole purpose of the apostolate of Christians today was, “to demonstrate the charity of Christ in all phases of human life and thus bring individuals and society back to God.” (Dorothy Dohen)
To demonstrate this charity, we must conform our heart to Christ’s, unite ourselves to His heart — and ultimately, lose ourselves in Him.
That’s what the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is all about: uniting our hearts with His, and devoting ourselves to Him.
So when we pray this novena together, we are praying that we can transform ourselves to love as Jesus Christ does — as St. Margaret Mary Alacoque wrote, “Since love makes lovers one in likeness, if we love, let us model our lives on His.”
There are a couple of different versions of this novena, but the one we’re using is one that has been attributed to St. Margaret Mary — after Jesus appeared to her on many occasions, and explained to her the devotion to His Heart.

Jesus also made 12 specific promises to those who would honor His Sacred Heart:

I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
I will give peace in their families and will unite families that are divided.
I will console them in all their troubles.
I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.
I will bestow the blessings of Heaven on all their enterprises.
Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
Tepid souls shall become fervent.
Fervent souls shall rise quickly to great perfection.
I will bless those places wherein the image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored and will imprint My love on the hearts of those who would wear this image on their person. I will also destroy in them all disordered movements.
I will give to priests who are animated by a tender devotion to my Divine Heart the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart, never to be effaced.

I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence: they will not die in
My disgrace, nor without receiving their Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

So our goal while praying this novena is to unite ourselves with Christ in all that we do — referring everything we do to His glory, and accepting all sufferings and difficulties as something to bring us even closer to the love He shares with us –with a real and physical heart, symbolizing his eternal and infinite charity.

To receive the promises Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary, there are a few requirements:

  • Receiving Communion Frequently
  • Going to Confession and receiving the Eucharist on the first Friday of each month, for nine consecutive months. (If it isn’t offered at your parish, you can go to Confession & offer your prayers for the Holy Father’s intentions).
  • Celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart.The Feast of the Sacred Heart has also been established by Saint Pope John Paul II as the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.
So as we pray this novena together, let’s especially remember our Priests — and the challenge made to us all in Jesus’ message to St. Margaret Mary: to love everyone, faithfully, with the endless love of Jesus.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Only Boys ALOUD


Gods way of making things right for this wonderful group of young men.  When ever possible God rebuilds his broken world with peace, unity and love. My sister has been sending me the youtube video's of these young men from Whales who have only been put together for a short period of time. The man who founded this chorus did it to give the so many unemployed young men in Whales a reason to do the right thing.
A reason to stay off drugs and out of trouble. As a mother of 5 sons and a person who understands how difficult it is for young men to be noticed in a world dominated by female success stories I had to let this wonderful group of young men and their director be know to as many people as possible.

I am so impressed!
~Margaret of souls for Jesus

* For more info, please click the link for Wikipedia
** Please say a prayer for Ryan, one of the singers here ... He was only 18 when he succumbed to bone cancer. More info

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Danielle Bean - Momnipotent

Danielle Bean has a book perfect for moms! Momnipotent: A Study to Help You Find Peace, Balance, & Joy encourages moms to reclaim their vocation to motherhood by reconnecting with their feminine genius.
 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pentecost June 4, 2017 Bishops meeting in Indianapolis next week - please pray!

"By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception,
O Mary, deliver us from evil"
Several Bishops have relayed that the devotion to Our Lady of America and the requested procession are under consideration by various committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  This is the first time since the 1956 when Our Lady of America first appeared in Indiana that the Bishops as a group have discerned this devotion.  
On June 14-15, 2017 the Spring Assembly of the Bishops Conference will meet in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is the Metropolitan See of the State of Indiana.  It is also an Archdiocese where there has been good ecclesiastical support for this devotion (See blog). The former Indianapolis Archbishop, Cardinal Tobin would frequently ask about the devotion and progress. 
Please pray for these holy men who are called to lead the Church in the United States.  Pray that whatever discussions and decisions they make while in Indianapolis are under the care and intercession of Our Lady of America.  And in particular pray that Our Lady of America's requests are honored and fulfilled.  Please consider a Novena of Masses, Rosaries, or the Prayer to Our Lady of America, The Immaculate Virgin for this intention.
Please order your free prayer cards and do your part to spread this devotion.
Did you know that the messages of Our Lady of America are available for free download

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 9

Goodness
Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.
Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Goodness within us.
We want to be like your Saints in heaven. Holy Spirit, renew us by your power with your Goodness that we may bring the Good News to the world.
Amen.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord,
Amen.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 8


Self-Control
Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.
Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Self-Control within us.
Your Martyrs had the overwhelming self-control to go joyfully to a painful death without shrinking from the opportunity to join You in heaven. Give us this self-control to have command over our emotions and desires that we may serve You more fully.
Amen.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord,
Amen.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 7

Gentleness
Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.
Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Gentleness within us.
Despite the gravity of our sins, oh Lord you treat us with Gentleness. Dear Holy Spirit, give us your power to treat all in our lives with the Gentleness of the Saints.
Amen.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord,
Amen.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary May 31, 2017

"My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!"
As I see it this feast day and what it represents has deep meaning to all of mankind and especially to women. As any woman reading this will attest to we do not act as solitary guardians of our faith and family. In order to keep our self, marriage and family connected to God we need at least one solid trusted friend to help us effectively sort out the every day problems of family life. Mary and Elizabeth were on the ground floor of a new
beginning for mankind. Very important  position they were given by God Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit.

I don't think I have ever read more humble  positive words than the greetings that Elizabeth and Mary
"Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?"
gave to each other upon meeting and being given the knowledge that they were both chosen by God to make a huge impact on the world. There was no jealousy, no pride, no indication that God didn't really mean what He said. They simply served each other and God in a way many women still do. I believe Jesus has asked for women espoused to purity to serve each other and those sent to us by saying yes I can help you find a better way to live than that which the world has taught you. I believe that with loving patience and care we can change this world filled with hypocrisy back to normal. Normal is being who you are called to be.

Helping women understand normal and discern right from wrong.  When I am questioning a situation I go back one hundred years and ask my self, "what if I was living back then? how would I rite the rest of the story?" Would I need help or would I say, " I can do this all myself?" All human beings need each other and a like minded community but in extraordinary times like these we need like minded women in a serious way.

The morning I took the picture used as the header of this blog; the Mother of God brought me into the guest room on the opposite side of the house were I normally sleep with my husband. She told me, "abortion has destroyed the sisterhood of women." Then she urged me to take this picture which came out all blue.

At this point in our history young women are marching and saying wake up stop killing your children, we need to support them and all who are coming to understand the meaning of Holy Mother Hood. We need to re prioritize as the foundation of the world is cracked and it will take  more than putty to repair it. It is never to late to change but it takes humility and repentance. Only Mary the Mother of God is  with out sin yet we are expected to carry on the mission entrusted to her and Elizabeth. We need to reboot the meaning of woman and mother. We need to give the men in our world the responsibility they were called to have - give then back there manhood. We are all needy creatures. We all need lots of hugs to get through the day. And of course we all need to put God and others before ourselves.

I began my day with a rosary of gratitude to my Mother Mary and to the priest who has helped me and my husband guide our family. It is so good to say Thank You, I am most grateful. AMEN

Many Blessings on this special day,

~Margaret of Souls for Jesus



Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 6


Faithfulness
Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.
Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Faithfulness within us.
You, oh Lord, are ever faithful. You are faithful until the end. Though we are weak and distracted, please give us the grace to be faithful to You as you are to us!
Amen.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord,
Amen.