Monday, September 4, 2023

DAY 21 - MARY, MIRROR OF JUSTICE, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE FRUIT OF GOODNESS!

 

GOD’S WORD 


“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)


HEROES’ WORDS 


“Inasmuch as we exist, we are good.” -St. Augustine


“Be a good child, and God will help you.” -St. Joan of Arc


“To attribute to God, and not to self, whatever good one sees in oneself; but to recognize always that the evil is one’s own doing, and to impute it on one’s self.” -St. Benedict


MEDITATION 


Fruit of Goodness: In general, whatever is suitable or befitting someone or something. Practically, however, it is that which all things tend toward or desire. The good is the desirable, and therefore the object of the natural (or supernatural) needs or tendencies of a being. (Fr. John Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary)


God created the world to show forth and communicate his glory. That his creatures should share in his truth, goodness, and beauty — this is the glory for which God created them. (CCC 319)


Man participates in the wisdom and goodness of the Creator who gives him mastery over his acts and the ability to govern himself with a view to the true and the good. The natural law expresses the original moral sense which enables man to discern by reason the good and the evil, the truth and the lie: “The natural law is written and engraved in the soul of each and every man, because it is human reason ordaining him to do good and forbidding him to sin … But this command of human reason would not have the force of law if it were not the voice and interpreter of a higher reason to which our spirit and our freedom must be submitted” (Pope Leo XIII). (CCC 1954)


 

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 bast 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 our Church and our country find hope as we unite at the foot of the cross. (Please add your own petitions to this powerful novena)

 


All of the daily Novena Prayers and Reflections are found in this book: 54 Day Basic Training in Holines


All of the daily Novena Prayers and Reflections are also posted at usgraceforce.com


You can join the United State Grace Force Facebook group HERE, to receive the reflections each day.


Spanish language Novena prayers and reflections are available at https://rosarycoasttocoast.com/nfon-espanol/.


Those who would like to pray with others via The Telephone Rosary, call 1-951-799-9866 daily at 6 pm Eastern.


Enroll in the worldwide Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary! Click here: https://championshrine.org/confraternity/ to enroll in the Confraternity through the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion WI; the only approved Marian apparition site in the US!


 

You are welcomed to join Fr. Richard Heilman as he prays the rosary "over our country" at sunrise from a lookout tower atop Blue Mounds State Park:


Monday Night at the Movies


Patrice Leconte, The Widow of Saint-Pierre, 2000

LABOR DAY

 

Nehemiah, Chapter 4, Verse 8

I made an inspection, then addressed these words to the nobles, the magistrates, and the rest of the people: “Do not FEAR them! Keep in mind the LORD, who is great and to be feared, and fight for your kindred, your sons and daughters, your wives and your homes.”

 

The final battle for the kingdom; like here in Nehemiah and the secular resistance to the rebuilding of a people dedicated to God will be through the family. Families must not live in fear. Do not let fear take hold of your families and communities. The enemies’ threats and attacks are imminent. Do not let your spirit be broken. Take concrete measures to protect your family. You must challenge your fears and only fear God. Depend on God and fight for yourselves. HE will free you from the grip of hopelessness. Do not be afraid of hard work.

 

Labor Day[1]


 

Labor Day is dedicated to honoring and remembering the achievements of the US worker. It is a national celebration which recognizes the contributions that American workers have made to the prosperity of their nation. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a three-day weekend.

 

Labor Day Facts & Quotes

 

·       The Central Labor Union observed the first Labor Day holiday in 1882 in New York City.

·       Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, the beginning of school and the start of football season.

·       According to the rules of fashion, Labor Day Weekend is the last official time where wearing white is appropriate.

·       All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King Jr.

·       Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration. - Abraham Lincoln

 

Labor Day Top Events and Things to Do

 

·       Go camping. Enjoy the last three-day weekend before the weather gets significantly colder.

Highlights and Things to Do[1]:

·       From Catholic Culture's Library:

o   Rerum Novarum (On Capital And Labor)

o   Singulari Quadam (On Labor Organizations)

o   Laborem Exercens (On Human Work)

o   Spirituality in the Professions and Workplace

o   Work Calls for More Than An Economic Evaluation

o   Apply The Church's Social Teaching to The World Of Work

o   Letter on the Gospel of Work

Recovering Rest for Faith and Family[2]

When workers do not have adequate time to rest, families suffer.  Also lost is the necessary time for spiritual growth and building a relationship with God. 

As St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, "Even as God rests in Himself alone and is happy in the enjoyment of Himself, so our own sole happiness lies in the enjoyment of God.  Thus, also, He makes us find rest in Himself, both from His works and our own.  It is not, then, unreasonable to say that God rested in giving rest to us."  A culture that obsesses less over endless activity and consumption may, over time, become a culture that values rest for the sake of God and family.  Employers ought to consider the total well-being of their employees and prioritize conditions that help them to thrive as human persons.  Wages and working hours should support the fundamental needs of people to form and nurture families.  The spiritual needs of workers must also be taken into account, so that God may more easily draw them into deeper relationship toward their ultimate purpose.

One of my favorite memories of being stationed as a soldier in Germany was the mandatory closing of shops from Saturday afternoon until early Monday morning. As a result, I was able to spend time with my family walking with them through the beautiful German woodlands. Often, we Volksmarched together. There are Volksmarching Clubs in America take advantage of them with your family this holiday.

Why, Close Shops?  Sunday is a Day to Synchronize Society[3]

"The Constitutional Court had to overthrow the Berlin law. ... The judgement was not 'out of touch with reality,' as the Berlin Chamber of Commerce claims, but is actually very closely in touch with real life. The great diversity of working lives brings with it the fact that members of a single family are forced into different and sometimes incompatible working hours.

If the state does not use some of its regulatory power to give a dependable rhythm to at least one free day -- and that is still Sunday -- then the family faces the threat of being pulled further apart."

"If they have no time with each other and for each other, then the formal notion of belonging together loses value. This danger faces many families in society. … The fact that in the face of growing commercialization and fewer jobs hardly any employee ever dares to ask for a free Saturday, led the labor unions to join the churches in their campaign -- with noticeable success."

Catechism of the Catholic Church

PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

SECTION ONE-THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY

CHAPTER ONE THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE AGE OF THE CHURCH

Article 2-THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE CHURCH'S SACRAMENTS

IV. The Sacraments of Salvation

1127 Celebrated worthily in faith, the sacraments confer the grace that they signify. They are efficacious because in them Christ himself is at work: it is he who baptizes, he who acts in his sacraments in order to communicate the grace that each sacrament signifies. the Father always hears the prayer of his Son's Church which, in the epiclesis of each sacrament, expresses her faith in the power of the Spirit. As fire transforms into itself everything it touches, so the Holy Spirit transforms into the divine life whatever is subjected to his power.

1128 This is the meaning of the Church's affirmation that the sacraments act ex opere operato (literally: "by the very fact of the action's being performed"), i.e., by virtue of the saving work of Christ, accomplished once for all. It follows that "the sacrament is not wrought by the righteousness of either the celebrant or the recipient, but by the power of God." From the moment that a sacrament is celebrated in accordance with the intention of the Church, the power of Christ and his Spirit acts in and through it, independently of the personal holiness of the minister. Nevertheless, the fruits of the sacraments also depend on the disposition of the one who receives them.

1129 The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation. "Sacramental grace" is the grace of the Holy Spirit, given by Christ and proper to each sacrament. the Spirit heals and transforms those who receive him by conforming them to the Son of God. The fruit of the sacramental life is that the Spirit of adoption makes the faithful partakers in the divine nature by uniting them in a living union with the only Son, the Savior.

MEDICINAL PLANTS Day 21 EPIDEMICS AND PANDEMICS-Revealed by Heaven to Luz De María

EVERY MEDICATION GIVEN BY HEAVEN CONTAINS THE MAIN INGREDIENT THAT IS FAITH.

 

GOOD SAMARITAN OIL (*) Important: Keep in mind that the oil is to PREVENT viral diseases NOT a medicine. (**) The quantity of the head of a pin on the earlobes means a very small quantity.

 

“Great pestilences, plagues generated by unknown viruses are advancing upon humanity: use the oil of the Good Samaritan as protection faced with a case of a highly contagious disease where you live – the quantity of the head of a pin on the earlobes will suffice (**). If the number of those infected increases, you should put it on both sides of your neck and on the wrists of both hands.” Blessed Virgin Mary, 01.28.2020

 

The plague is approaching and continue to use the Oil of the Good Samaritan, Eucalyptus leaves inside the homes, burning the leaves when necessary. Saint

Michael the Archangel, 12.15.2020

 

Pray My children, be careful: the virus has not disappeared, use the oil of the Good Samaritan to prevent contagion, always accompanied by Faith. Blessed Virgin Mary, 06.25.2020

 

Daily Devotions

·       30 DAY TRIBUTE TO MARY 21st ROSE: Carrying of the Cross

o   30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger

§  Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)


·       Unite yourself in the work of the Porters of St. Joseph by joining them in fasting: Today's Fast: True Masculinity

·       Start September 4 to end on October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

·       Eat waffles and Pray for the assistance of the Angels

·       Religion in the Home for Preschool: September

·       Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

·       Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·       Monday: Litany of Humility

·       Drops of Christ’s Blood

·       Universal Man Plan

·       Rosary




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