The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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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)

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes - February 11

Invocations to Our Lady of Lourdes...

In 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes, France, identifying herself as “I am the Immaculate Conception,” and calling sinners to conversion as well as prayer and charity, especially for the sick and poor. In more recent times this feast has also been identified with the World Day of Prayer for the Sick.

Pope Francis’ Homily on this 2017 World Day of the Sick:
“The Almighty has done great things for me.”

(Lk 1:49)

“…Like Saint Bernadette, we stand beneath the watchful gaze of Mary. The humble maiden of Lourdes tells us that the Virgin, whom she called “the Lovely Lady”, looked at her as one person looks at another. Those simple words describe the fullness of a relationship. Bernadette, poor, illiterate and ill, felt that Mary was looking at her as a person. The Lovely Lady spoke to her with great respect and without condescension. This reminds us that every person is, and always remains, a human being, and is to be treated as such. The sick and those who are disabled, even severely, have their own inalienable dignity and mission in life. They never become simply objects. If at times they appear merely passive, in reality that is never the case….”

Entire Pope Francis 2017 Homily...

Join us in a 9-day (February 11-19) Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes along with her Litany as we pray together for the physical, psychological and spiritual health of all those who are in need on the World Day of the Sick:

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes...

Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on her great feast of Lourdes?

“…I have spoken in the past that my Son is the Light of the world. If something is not correct, then if you do not speak up and challenge and change this, you will be held accountable. There are many of my beloved Christian children who are so afraid, afraid because they are confused and afraid because they fear disobedience; but there has also been a tremendous sin of omission on the part of some in the Church Hierarchy. Because this is the Center of my Most Immaculate Heart, it is important that all my children, those who are afraid, those who are confused, and those who won’t stand up even if there be the sin of omission, all of them must look to their Mother. I am the Mother of all the children of this world. See how I not only defended my Son, but how I also will defend the Truth, as I will defend you….” (OLOE Private 02-11-06)

"But it is not the same today as it was yesterday, for the moment now is different than yesterday. However, the outcome can be the same because, when Love is the source and core of all your prayers, then all your incentives and efforts, regardless of age and wisdom, lead back to the Truth, as if it was yesterday. You become like a newborn child, comforted within the womb of God." (OLOE Private 02-11-07)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 11, 2007...

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”
(Mt 3:2)

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 12, 2017

On this 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time we hear St. Paul preaching to the Christians in Corinth:

Brothers and sisters:
We speak a wisdom to those who are mature,
not a wisdom of this age,
nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.
Rather, we speak God's wisdom, mysterious, hidden,
which God predetermined before the ages for our glory,
and which none of the rulers of this age knew;
for, if they had known it,
they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

(1 Cor 2: 6-8)

Let us recall what has been shared by God the Father in His Words to the world, Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Lessons and Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her Messages regarding the Wisdom of Jesus:

WISDOM - Part 1
The Wisdome of Jesus...

Begin today: February 13, 2017 - 90 Days

Catholics and all Christians Unite
Nineveh 90

In 2017, the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions and prophecies of Our Lady of Fatima, private revelation, consistent with both Scriptural prophecy and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, could lead many of the faithful to anticipate much change, both in the Church and the world, change which necessitates spiritual preparation of the faithful. Please consider joining and signing up for this Nineveh 90 movement beginning February 13 and running through May 13, 2017, the 100 year anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition in Fatima in 1917:

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Feast of St. Valentine - February 14

Patron of Love, Young People and Happy Marriages (+270)

A Prayer for St. Valentine's Day

Most Gracious Heavenly Father, You gave St. Valentine the courage to witness to the Gospel of Christ, even to the point of giving his life for it. Help us to endure all suffering for love of You and to seek You with all our hearts; for You alone are the source of Life and Love. Grant that we may have the courage and love to be strong witnesses to your Truth to our friends and family and to the world. Grant, we beseech You, that we who celebrate this glorious martyrdom of St. Valentine, Your servant, may by his intercession be filled with the love of God and neighbor and be delivered from all the evils that threaten us. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

What do we know about St. Valentine?...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on St. Valentine's feast?

“…You have an obligation to God, both morally and spiritually, to defend the Truth and to uphold what you have been commissioned to do. When you have done your best, and even if all fails, then you are not held accountable for the actions of others….” (OLOE Private 02-14-04)

“…There are so many who are fearful, and very few who are willing to be a pillar of Light and a leader to help guide others gently, and sometimes forcefully, towards God. There are many people all over the world who see and hear words that are Divine, and they do not have the wisdom and the discernment through the power of the Holy Spirit to move forward…. I have Plan; and in a loving way as a Mother, I must reveal it while yet protecting this Church…. What is being revealed is the Truth. …As you came into the world you were clothed with the grace of God, and nothing of the world was there. As you return, nothing goes with you, only the grace. If you received it and used it and claimed it, it is yours. Otherwise, it returns back to the Creator….” (OLOE Public 02-14-06)

“…My Son loves you and you are treasured by Him…. Children, you can love. You can change. You can hope, and you can live the gift of faith. All things are possible because nothing is impossible with God…. How blessed are you who open your heart to live His Word in His Love, through His Love, and by all the gifts of His Love…. Keep what is true in your heart, for there is your treasure….” (OLOE Private 05-30-05)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 14, 2009...

Feast of St. Claude de la Colombiere - February 15

Priest, Orator & Spiritual Director to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

“A strange and unhappy slavery is that of a man who seeks to please other men. I vow never to do anything nor to leave anything undone because of what people think. This will set up in me a great interior peace.” (St. Claude de la Colombiere, 1641-1682)

The Perfect Friend of the Heart of Jesus...

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on this feast of St. Claude?

“…Soon enough I will outline to you the works of so many religious priests and nuns as well as seculars, who deviate from the Founding Fathers, and who do not support or give glory to God by their words or actions. For now, pray for all those who persecute both you and others. Know that this very serious matter will sooner rather than later be before them…. Each one will be held accountable, when they meet God face to face and when you meet God face to face, for how each has loved…. You must defend Truth, for Justice must meet face to face with God’s Mercy where holiness and faith abound in eternal glory. So you must defend the Truth, but you must forgive also!” (OLOE Public 05-30-96)

Despair Prayer

Lord, I am in this world to show Your Mercy to others. Other people will glorify You by making visible the power of Your grace by their fidelity and constancy to You. For my part, I will glorify You by making known how good You are to sinners, that Your Mercy is boundless and that no sinner, no matter how great his offences, should have reason to despair of pardon. If I have grievously offended You, my Redeemer, let me not offend You even more by thinking that You are not kind enough to pardon Me. Amen (St. Claude de la Colombiere, 1641-1682)

Feast of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

February 17

In the early 13th century, 7 prominent businessmen from Florence, Italy, chose to retire from the world and devote their lives to the service of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a special veneration to her Seven Sorrow. They continue to spread over the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Far East. Ten have been canonized and several beatified:

Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on this Servite feast?

“…It seems many of you have hardened your hearts and have become quite proud in matters of spirituality. Did you forget that my Son presented Himself to the world with a meek and humble Heart; and as the only Savior of the world, He taught those who desired to know the Truth that they too must be meek and humble of heart?….
…Open your hearts and your minds to God's gift to you, for my days of visitations are numbered to my Son's messengers across the world. If the world continues to ignore the importance of prayer and moral ethics and does not restore them to their rightful place, the world will suffer a tragedy of a world war as never witnessed before in history….”
(Public OLOE, Feb. 17, 2000)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 17, 2000...

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 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...

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...


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,
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.

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