Monday, January 16, 2017

St. Peregrine Novena

St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients.
St. Peregrine was known for his holiness but also for a miraculous healing that he received.
He was scheduled to have his leg amputated because of a cancerous growth. The night before the surgery, he prayed for healing, received a vision of Christ coming down from the cross to touch his leg and was completely healed.

St. Peregrine Novena Prayers

Dear holy servant of God, St. Peregrine, we pray today for healing.
Intercede for us! God healed you of cancer and others were healed by your prayers. Please pray for the physical healing of…
(Mention your intentions)
These intentions bring us to our knees seeking your intercession for healing.
We are humbled by our physical limitations and ailments. We are so weak and so powerless. We are completely dependent upon God. And so, we ask that you pray for us…

Day 1 – Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair
Day 2 – Pray for us, that we may persevere in hope
Day 3 – Pray for us, that we will have the courage to offer up our suffering in unity with the Cross
Day 4 – Pray for us, that the loneliness of our suffering will be consoled
Day 5 – Pray for us, that the fear of death will be replaced with the hope of everlasting life
Day 6 – Pray for us, that our suffering will not rob us of joy
Day 7 – Pray for us, that in our pain we will not become selfish but ever more selfless
Day 8 – Pray for us, that this sickness will teach me to depend more and more on God
Day 9 – Pray for us, that our lives will glorify God alone

We know, St. Peregrine, that you are a powerful intercessor because your life was completely given to God. We know that in as much as you pray for our healing, you are praying even more for our salvation.
A life of holiness like yours is more important that a life free of suffering and disease. Pray for our healing, but pray even more that we might come as close to Our Lord as you are.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Sunday, January 15, 2017

On Modesty

Philippians, 4:5
"Let your gentleness be obvious to all, for the Lord is near."

Modesty in the way we think, act and dress has been so secularized that I have put off writing about it for months.  Because purity is the aim of our transformation into women espoused to  Christ, our outer garments matter. As a sister or nun there is no problem they take on a very modest habit when they take their vows. The secular orders have a different job description as they live in the world but are not of the world. We must dress according to our vocation.

According to Jesus and what became immediately obvious to me after He said it, "Women dress in competition with pornography." Wow that hit like a ton of bricks.  Jesus brought me back to the early days when Marylin Monroe was pictured on the big screen. Wasn't she always made out to look so happy? If I remember correctly she died a lonely miserable death. Jesus went on to explain that pornography had and has everything to do with the rampant escalation of child sexual abuse and the violent abuse of women.  80 % of Internet searches are made for Pornography.

So what does that mean for today's woman? I asked the Mother of Jesus how to approach the subject of modesty in the way we dress. I was kneeling before her statue at St Catherine's in Portsmouth, NH. Immediately I heard:  "In 100 years will the statues be wearing tights.?"

I understood that to mean that the tights, leggings culture is not her idea of modesty or the road to Sainthood. I have been haunted by her comment ever since. When ever I have any kind of mystical experience it is like having the light go on and feeling like, "why didn't I think of that?" as I have never been confused by truth.  Anyone can wear tights, you simply need to wear something over them. Leggings are the same, not meant to be worn alone.  What do we expect of the male population when we show up half
dressed?

I should think the simplicity of  A-line or straight skirts to put over the tights would give a look of modesty and gentleness. Rather a man should be attracted to the clear sparkle in one's eyes, or a gentle smile.

~Margaret of Souls for Jesus

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 7, 2017

To all my readers: I have been living my vocation as wife and mother through some very tumultuous weeks and months. I have learned a lot and found my peace in Christ and the Cloud of witnesses that surround us all the time. Great Catholic women who suffer as we all do with dignity and love have prayed with and for me. We are living through a time in history that is trying on the soul, as well as all of our relationships. God will change the world dramatically in the coming year because we have gone too far from our created purpose. Janet Klasson's wisdom (Pelianito Blog & Joy of Penance) I find very helpful and hope you will as well. These two blogs can also be accessed on above link bar.
Most sincerely,
~Margaret of souls for Jesus

Monday, January 2, 2017

Our Lady of Medjugorje's January 2, 2017 Message



The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's January 2, 2017 monthly message on the day for nonbelievers through Mirjana:

“Dear children, My Son was the source of love and light when He spoke on earth to the people of all peoples. My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love. Not a single person on earth can experience a miraculous experience without faith. I am with you. I am making myself known to you by these comings, by these words; I desire to witness to you my love and motherly care. My children, do not waste time posing questions to which you never receive an answer. At the end of your journey on earth, the Heavenly Father will give them to you. Always know that God knows everything; God sees, God loves. My most beloved Son illuminates lives, dispels darkness; and my motherly love which carries me to you is inexpressible, mysterious but real. I am expressing my feelings to you: love, understanding and motherly benevolence. Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers. I offer these to my Son Who was born for your sake. He looks at you and hears you. We are always close to you. This is the love which calls, unites, converts, encourages and fulfills. Therefore, my apostles, always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to eternal life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses. Pray, always pray for your shepherds that they may have the strength to be the light of my Son. Thank you.”

Watch video of Apparition here .... warning: possible demonic voice heard