Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Reminder: Pope Francis Will Consecrate the WORLD to the IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

The consecration will take place this Sunday, October 13th, the anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady in Fatima.  You can read more HERE and HERE.

A Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and earth,
Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to your
Immaculate Hear this day.
We give to you our hearts and souls,
our families and all that we have,
knowing that you will always lead us closer to Jesus.
We renew today the promises of our Baptism
and rededicate ourselves to following your model of purity.
May we live as good Christians,
being faithful to God, the Church
and the Pope. 
We desire to pray the Rosary,
confess our sins, partake in the Holy Eucharist,
honor your Immaculate Heart on
the first Saturday of each month and work 
for the conversion of souls.
we promise O most Blessed Virgin,
that we will zealously spread devotion to you,
so that through our consecration to your Immaculate Heart and through
your own powerful prayers,
Christ the King may reign in all hearts forever.

Source: Catholicprayercards.org

Monday, October 07, 2013

Photos from the Solemn Assembly in Defense of Traditional Marriage

These photos were taken yesterday at the State capitol. Hundreds of people from many of the Christian churches around Oahu, came out to pray to protect traditional marriage in the Aloha State, and to pray that the governor and legislators will let the people decide.

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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Pope Leo XIII personally started the practice of devoting October to the Rosary devotion.  In a letter of September 1, 1883, mindful of the Rosary's power to strengthen faith and foster a life of virtue, he outlined the triumphs of the Rosary in past times and admonished the faithful to dedicate the month of October to the Blessed Virgin through the daily recitation of her Rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in order to obtain through her intercession the grace that God would console and defend His Church in her sufferings.

For the Crusade of the Family Rosary

O Queen of the most holy Rosary:
with hearts full of confidence
we earnestly beseech you to bless the Crusade of the family Rosary.
From you came the grace to begin it.  
From you must come the grace to win souls to it.  
We beg yo to bless this Crusade
so that from every home the incense of this prayer will daily rise before you,
O admirable Mother. 

Father Patrick Peyton sought to revive the practice of families reciting the Rosary daily within their homes.  Let us pray the prayer in order to restore and revive the family rosary in our life.

Source:  The Prayer Book, Catholic Press, Inc.