The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

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January 2017

The Month Dedicated
the Holy Name of Jesus

“...How blessed His Name! All peoples in all nations can see the Face of God and adore Him. Strive to be meek and humble of heart, and then you shall meet Jesus in the faces of your peers and many other peoples of all nations…. I pray that you will have my eyes to adore my Son, and my Heart to love Him as I love Him, and my humility to follow Him at all costs. Be strong and filled with faith, for my adorable Son is yours…. I bless you in His most glorious, omnipotent and adorable Name - a Name to which all shall bow on bended knee….” (Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Private 01-04-09)

St. Bernardine of Siena and the Holy Name of Jesus
The Chaplet and Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus...

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Catholics and all Christians Unite
Nineveh 90

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Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas - January 28, 2017

Italian Dominican Priest and Doctor of the Church, Patron of Schools (1225-1274)

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible."

(St. Thomas Aquinas)

Today the Church celebrates the feast of one of its greatest scholars and saints who is also a "Doctor" of the Church. How timeless is one of his prayers, yet so appropriate today:

Prayer for Forgiveness
(St. Thomas Aquinas, 1225-1274)

To You, O God, Fountain of Mercy, I come, a sinner.
May You wash away my impurity.
O’ Sun of Justice, give sight to the blind.
O’ Eternal Healer, cure the wounded.
O’ King of Kings, restore the despoiled.
O’ Mediator of God and man, reconcile the sinful.
O’ Good Shepherd, lead back the straying.
O’ God, have pity on the wretched, show leniency to the guilty;
Bestow life on the dead, reform the impious;
And give the balm of grace to the hard of heart.

O’ most merciful God,
call back the one who flees;
Draw back the one who resists,
lift up the one who falls;
Support the one who stands,
and accompany the one who walks.

Do not forget those who forget You.
Do not desert those who desert You.
Do not despise those who sin against You.

For in sinning,
I have offended You, my God;
I have harmed my neighbor;
I have not even spared myself injury.

I have sinned, O my God,
against you, Almighty Father,
because of my weakness;
Against You, all knowing Son,
because of my ignorance;
Against You, merciful Holy Spirit,
because of my malice.
Thus have I offended you most high Trinity.

Woe to me, a pitiful soul!
How many, how great, and how diverse
are the sins I have committed.

I abandoned You, Lord.
I question Your goodness,
By yielding to evil cravings
and weakening myself with harmful fears.

By such things, I preferred to lose You
rather than abandon what I desired,
To offend You rather than face
what ought not to be feared.

O my God, how much harm have I done by word and deed,
And by sinning secretly, openly and defiantly.

Therefore, out of my weakness
I beg you not to pay heed to my iniquity,
But rather to Your immense goodness.
And I beg you mercifully to pardon what I have done,
Granting me sorrow for my past actions
and precaution in the future.

What has Our Lord in His Lessons said on the feast of St. Thomas?

“…If My people obeyed Me by trusting in Me, they would be released from their fear which enslaves them…. Obedience is being open to My words, accepting them and allowing My Love to mold you into eternal perfection. Obedience is growth, and growth is accompanied by imperfections and failings! These shortcomings perfect you when you allow Me to strengthen you and teach you…. If you allow pride to enter and control you, it will deceive you; and it will destroy the seed of obedience….” (JOM, Vol II, #41, 01-28-90, Obedience)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
January 28, 1990...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas?

“…The society in which you live has lent itself to a fast-paced, ‘me’ first lifestyle. There is no quick fix for what took years to destroy, namely the family bond, morality, peace, simplicity, and the treasures of prayer, sharing love and unity. God has been offended…. You must learn to ask and receive in humility, not demand or spurn His Mercy…. It can only change with the grace of God, with His Mercy, and with the willingness of His beloved ones to surrender to God’s Way, to accept His desires, to become little, to pray, and perhaps even to suffer; if that is what God asks in order to soften the direct attacks against the Blessed Trinity….” (OLOE Private 05-30-05)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 28, 1999...

"Grant me
O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.
(St. Thomas Aquinas)

The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 29, 2017

In today’s Gospel of St. Matthew on this 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we Jesus begin speaking and teaching the crowds with the message of the Beatitudes:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

(Mt: 5 1-12)

Let us recall what Our Lord in His Lessons and Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her Messages have shared with us concerning the road to holiness through the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes:

The Cult of Holiness - Part 4A
Our Personal Holiness: The Decalogue and the Beatitudes...

Feast of St. Don Bosco - January 31, 2017

Italian Priest, “Apostle of Youth,” & Religious Founder

“Do good while you still have time!”
(St. Don Bosco, 1815-1888)

Don Bosco’s Prophecy of the Two Columns...

St. Don Bosco Novena – January 31st to February 8, 2017

Join us as we pray to this great saint and ponder his end times prophesy in this 9-day Novena to him. St. Don Bosco was a prophet and a mystic who foresaw this critical time in salvation history!

The Prophecy of St. Don Bosco & Novena...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on St. Dom Bosco's great feast day?

“…The prophecy of my son, St. Don Bosco, is now unfolding; and you living within this time period are witnessing its Truth with your own eyes….” (OLOE Public 01-31-05)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 31, 2005...

“I do not think that many people realize the connection between the Feast of St. Don Bosco and my invitation for you to come to the Center of my Immaculate Heart (Jan. 31, 1993); both because of his interaction with and heartfelt works for the children which gave God tremendous glory, along with his prophecy (in 1862) that through adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament there would be a renewal in the world.…” (OLOE Private 01-31-07)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 31, 2007...

“…There are people on other continents who are willing to die for what they believe in truth, and they do!... I am here to help you, not to be shunned by you…. If you think any war in this world has been devastating up to this point, you have not witnessed what will come without change. You can dismiss only so much; however, you had best be prepared to answer for what you yourself have done….” (OLOE Public 01-31-08)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 31, 2008...

“And no matter how many people think that you are corrupt or diabolical or dishonest or planning to deceive, God knows and sees the truth; for He is the Truth! Everyone must answer to God, and He says, ‘Tell them, tell them Who sent you. Tell them I AM sent you.” (OLOE Private 01-31-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 31, 2009...

Prayer of St. Don Bosco for Protection against Demons

O’ Mary, powerful virgin, you are the mighty and glorious Protector of the Church. You are the marvelous Help of Christians. You are terrible as an Army set in Battle Array. You alone have destroyed every heresy in the entire Church. In the midst of my anguish, my struggles and my distress, defend me from the power of the enemy, and at the hour of my death, receive my soul into Paradise. Amen.

Prayer of St. Don Bosco to Mary

Most holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual help. If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how can you, the most loving lf all mothers forget me? Grant then to me, I implore you, your perpetual help in all my necessities, and every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations. I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering. Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners. Grant through your intercession many vocations to the religious life. Obtain for us, O’ Mary, Help of Christians, that having invoked you on earth, we may love and eternally thank you in heaven. Amen.

“This was the method
that Jesus used with the apostles.
He put up with their ignorance and roughness
and even their infidelity.
He treated sinners with a kindness and affection
that caused some to be shocked,
others to be scandalized,
and still others to hope for God’s Mercy.
And so He bade us to be gentle and humble of heart.”

February 2017

The Month Dedicated to the Holy Family

But while he thought on these things,
behold the angel of the Lord
appeared to him in his sleep, saying:
“Joseph, son of David,
fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife,
for that which is conceived in her,
is of the Holy Ghost…”

(Mt 1:20)

Consecration to the Holy Family

O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou protect us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace and concord in Christian love: in order that by living according to the divine pattern of Thy family we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.

Mary, dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, by the kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus, and obtain for us His graces and blessings.

O Saint Joseph, most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs; that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and thee, for all eternity. Amen.

(Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be three times.)

Consecration to the Holy Family and Reflection by St. Bernard...

Pope Francis I Meeting with Families
Manila, Philippines, January 16, 2015

“…Just as the gift of the Holy Family was entrusted to St. Joseph, so the gift of the family and its place in God’s plan is entrusted to us….Each of us is charged with caring for God’s Plan….God calls upon us to recognize the dangers threatening our own families and to protect them from harm…. There are forms of ideological colonization which are out to destroy the family. They are not born of dreams, of prayers, of closeness to God or the mission which God gave us; they come from without…. Our world needs good and strong families to overcome these threats!...

“…Be sanctuaries of life from conception to natural death….When families bring children into the world, train them in faith and sound values, and teach them to contribute to society, they become a blessing in our world…a blessing for all humanity!...” (Meeting with families, Pope Francis I, Manila Philippines, Jan. 16, 2015)

Pope Francis I Meeting with Families full remarks...

Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord - February 2, 2106

(Previously referred to as the Purification of Mary)

What is the significance of this Feast of the Presentation?...

Affection Salutations to Mary...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on the feast of her Son's Presentation?

“…What a special day! On this day, celebrated within Mother Church as the Feast of the Presentation of my Son, isn’t it most appropriate that you, my children, will also be presented to God the Father? An honor indeed, and an act of humility on my part! Thank you for allowing me to do this for you…. I can bless you, because God has allowed me. Only you can make that decision to cooperate, to receive and to follow through….” (OLOE Private 02-02-08)

“…That is why faith must be at the center of your life and your prayer; because only then will God give you peace in your heart and in your families, and you will be able to not only understand, but to know how to help others. It is with prayer and in your own way that you will see that God is close to you and how special you are, and that you have been put on this world for a great mission - a mission for your life, for your happiness, for your freedom, and for the love and unity of all peoples….” (OLOE Private 02-01-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 1, 2009...

“…As I presented my Son, it was not such a glorious event for me. Having someone say, ‘A sword shall pierce your heart too’ (Lk 2:35), and that my Son would be the ‘falling and rising of many in Israel’ (Lk 2: 34), not knowing what was going to happen, but only having an open heart to God’s Will and following that, was quite troubling to us….

…In your world today, many people live as if my message was not an issue…. I cannot make people change, but I can pray for them. I can intercede for them; and through the grace God has given me, I can give them the strength to pray, to endure and persevere, and to follow through with what God desires of them….” (OLOE Private 02-02-10)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 2, 2010...

NEW Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries

In honor of Our Lady in this Month of the Most Holy Rosary, it is the privilege of the Foundation to direct you to two private companies specializing in faith-inspired handcrafted rosaries and jewelry. Most notable has been their efforts in designing the first Our Lady of Emmitsburg rosaries. We would like to introduce you to the beautiful artistry of Vanessa Rackers of Little Gemma Designs in Waynesboro, PA, and Arasely Chelsea Rios of Seraphym Designs in Temecula, CA. With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find some very special gift ideas here. Thanks to Vanessa and Chelsea!

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries...

The Winter of the Holy Spirit!

COME, Holy Spirit!

The Wild Goose…

Reflections from Gianna's Perspective

Read personal reflections from Gianna's perspective on the inspirational gifts she has received over the past 25 years, beginning with some of the earliest guidance she experienced on her spiritual journey.

Reflections from Gianna's Perspective...

Private Revelations 12:1

In September, 2005, a private ministry, Fear Not, Inc., committed to spreading Our Lady’s Plan to the world was formed by Nikki and Alan Todd in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania. Their first publication was a newspaper edition entitled Private Revelation 12:1, referring to the scriptural passage, “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev. 12:1). They have subsequently published many tools of evangelization, most recently the monthly booklet, Immaculate Heart and Soul. They are also the sponsors of the monthly First Sunday Worldwide Prayer Group in honor of Our Lady of Emmitsburg, and select a previous message to ponder and discuss with your local groups.

Keep Informed!!!
Order Immaculate Heart and Soul Magazine
and other resources...

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Our Lady of Emmitsburg...


Private Revelations 2

In September, 2005, a private ministry, Fear Not, Inc., committed to spreading Our Lady’s Plan to the world, was formed by Nikki and Alan Todd in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania. Now they have linked and blended a new, exciting and prophetically relevant Private Revelations 2 website with the original website, Private Revelations 12:1. Come and see something new everyday!

Private Revelations 2...

Prayer to Save America

During these critical times in U.S. history as well as in salvation history, the Foundation will be including this prayer on all enewsletters.

O merciful God, we cry to Thee for pardon and for mercy.
We are an unbelieving and perverse generation.
We are disobedient, disloyal and ungrateful to Thee.
We have excluded Thee from our homes, our schools, our places of business.
We are no longer worthy to be called Thy children.
Merciful Father, spare America!
Forgive us!
Save us from the scourge we deserve.
Teach us Thy law, and move our wills to serve Thee today and everyday.
Merciful God, please spare America!
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for us!

Pope Francis Prayer Intention - February 2016

Join in praying daily for the February 2017 prayer intention of Pope Francis:

Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

DAILY OFFERING PRAYER - O Jesus, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
February 5, 2017
Join us on the first Sunday of the month: "The World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg" organized by Martin Todd Ministries and to be held in your own homes and communities.

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World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
March 5, 2017
Join us on the first Sunday of the month: "The World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg" organized by Martin Todd Ministries and to be held in your own homes and communities.

More Info...

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