This blog is based on references in the Bible to fear. God wills that we “BE NOT AFRAID”. Many theologians state that the eighth deadly sin is fear. It is fear and its natural animal reaction to fight or flight that is the root cause of our failings to create a Kingdom of God on earth. By “the power of the Holy Spirit” we can be witnesses and “communicators” of a new and redeemed humanity “even to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7 8). This blog is dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.
Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY Exodus, Chapter 14, Verse 13 But Moses answered the people, “Do not FEAR ! ...
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
DAY 6 - MOTHER MOST PURE, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF JUSTICE!
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:34-40)
"Charity is no substitute for justice withheld." -St. Augustine
"The source of justice is not vengeance but charity." -St. Bridget of Sweden
"If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you. Especially anticipate the needs of those who are ashamed to beg. To make them ask for alms is to make them buy it." -St. Thomas of Villanova
Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the "virtue of religion." Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity with regard to persons and to the common good. The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor. (CCC 1807).
PRAY A ROSARY
Rosary of the Day: Joyful Mysteries
Traditional 54 Day Rotation: Glorious Mysteries
PRAYERS FOR TRADITIONAL 54 DAY NOVENA
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.
In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee, each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God's graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!
In thanksgiving (last 27 days):Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses full blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.
Say: The Apostles' Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
For each of the following Mysteries, say: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
The Resurrection - Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of faith and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Ascension - Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of hope and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit - Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Assumption of Mary - Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with Christ and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Coronation of the Blessed Mother - Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with thee and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
Say: The Hail Holy Queen.
Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request, see below). Hail Mary ...
In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request, see below) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.
PETITION: May truth be revealed, and may America and the Catholic Church become strong in God's power. - Ephesians 6:10
Please consider adding these prayers, until the election is called (more information HERE):
Fr. Ripperger's Recommended Prayers for
Breaking Oppression and Sending Back Evil
Until the Election is Called
Consecration of One's Exterior Goods to the Blessed Virgin Mary
(This prayer is particularly useful for breaking various forms of oppression. By relinquishing what belongs to us into the hands of the Blessed Virgin, Satan cannot touch them. This is a strong prayer of protection on you and yours):
I; (Name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. In the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose thee, O Mary, this day for my Mother and Mistress. Knowing that I have received rights over all my exterior goods by the promulgation of the Natural Law by the Divine Author, I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, all of my exterior goods, past, present and future; I relinquish into thy hands, my Heavenly Mother, all rights over my exterior goods, including our President, the fairness, honesty and accuracy of the outcome of the election, and our country and I retain for myself no right of disposing the goods that come to me but leave to thee the entire and full right of disposing of all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God in time and in eternity. As I now interiorly relinquish what belongs to me exteriorly into thy hands, I entrust to thee the protection of those exterior goods against the evil one, so that, knowing that they now belong to thee, he cannot touch them. Receive, O good and pious Virgin, this little offering of what little is, in honor of, and in union with, that subjection which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to have to Thy maternity; in homage to the power which both of You have over this poor sinner, and in thanksgiving for the privileges with which the Holy Trinity has favored thee. Trusting in the providential care of God the Father and thy maternal care, I have full confidence that thou wilst take care of me as to the necessities of this life and will not leave me forsaken. God the Father, increase my trust in Thy Son's Mother; Our Lady of Fair Love, give me perfect confidence in the providence of Thy Son. Amen.
Sending Evil Back
(Fr. Chad Ripperger comments that the following prayer may appear harsh, in that it seems to seek evil befall on another, yet it is meant to expose evil and to teach that evil does not win. And, in fact, choosing evil will, eventually, lead to bad repercussions)
Jesus and Mary, I ask that if it be Your Holy Will, that any curses or evil sent against the President or the election process be sent back from whence they came.
All of the daily Novena Prayers and Reflections are also posted at usgraceforce.com
Those who would like to pray with others via The Telephone Rosary, call 1-951-799-9866 daily at 6 pm Eastern.
Chapter 16, Verse 11
Therefore no one
should disdain him. Rather, send him on his way in PEACE that he may
come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.
Paul is talking about Timothy who
was a youth. He may have offended the Corinthians in a multitude of ways or
people may have disliked him because they disliked Paul but were afraid to
openly oppose an apostle. Power struggles are often common even among
Christians. I know it came as a great shock to me when I was working at a
catholic all-girls school that the nuns in charge had a loathing for the
administration at the opposing all boys Jesuit school. We must remember Paul’s
advice on charity.
not be surprised that good people often are prone to such vices knowing the
devil never rests and ever seeks to ruin the church of Christ. Therefore, in
times of unrest and wishing to return to peace let us call upon Saint Michael
for assistance in opposing evil.
The Hindu’s in India celebrate its festival of lights
today. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival of lights, which represents the
eternal triumph of light over darkness or the victory of good over evil.
Diwali, which literally means row of lights in Hindi, is primarily celebrated
in India. This celebration of light is India's most important holiday and marks
the start of the New Year.
Seek the light of the
adoration candle and visit Christ in the adoration chapel today and ask for the
conversion of the world.
World Diabetes Day aims to raise awareness of diabetes, a
disease that raises blood sugars. Diabetes can result in problems with other
organs and significantly increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and death.
As of 2015, approximately 1 in 10 adults worldwide is diabetic, a problem
which poses a massive burden on nations as it threatens their health and
economic prosperity. In 1991, World Diabetes Day was established by the
International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in
an effort to address the increasing number of diabetes cases and its burden on
countries. Currently, diabetes prevalence is highest in the Middle East
and Southern Asia while it is lowest in Sub Saharan Africa. Diabetes,
especially type 2, has been linked to obesity and a sedentary, inactive
lifestyle and thus World Diabetes Day also serves to promote a healthy and active
lifestyle that can drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2
Diabetes Day Facts & Quotes
·According to the World Health Organization,
about 350 million people in the world have diabetes. The organization expects
this number to double in the next two decades.
·More than 80% of deaths related to diabetes
occur in low and middle-income countries.
·Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% of the world's diabetes cases.
·50% of people with diabetes die due to heart
disease and stroke (cardiovascular diseases).
·I was determined to share my positive approach
and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life - Paula Deen,
Diabetes Day Top Events and Things to Do
·Visit your doctor if you are overweight, obese,
do not regularly exercise and do not eat a balanced diet. These are all factors
that can cause diabetes.
·Participate in one of the American Diabetes
Association's fundraising activities which include, The Tour de Cure, Step
Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Rip's B.A.D. Ride or you can create your own
fundraising event by using the organizations' online tools.
·Watch a documentary about diabetes and
diabetes-related topics such as obesity, sugar consumption and fast food. Our
favorites are: Sugar Babies, The Human Trial, Simply Raw
Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days and Diabetes Cure Documentary
·Learn about ways to control and lower the risk of
developing diabetes. The American Diabetes Association provides some great ways
to reduce your risk which include:
1) Eat a healthy balanced diet
2) Exercise regularly
3) Ensure that you are not overweight or obese
4) Remove unnecessary processed foods with high sugar content from your diet
5) Get checked for high blood pressure or abnormal cholesterol levels
·Learn about the symptoms and signs of diabetes.
Many cases of diabetes go undiagnosed for long periods of time while causing
irreversible damage to the body. Some common signs and symptoms include:
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