The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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Lent 2017 - Best Lent Ever

Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, 2017

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The Month dedicated to St. Joseph

St. Joseph, the Foster Father of Jesus
By Servant of God, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J...

St. Joseph, Patron of Dedicated Souls
By Servant of God, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J...

30-day Novena to St. Joseph

It would appear that almost every person and family have pressing prayer intentions for situations which include not only universal issues such as world peace and the end of abortion, but even more personal issues that involve the very salvation of the ones they love. Join us in this 30-day Novena to St. Joseph, entrusting the head of the Holy Family with our most personal and pressing intentions. Follow each day's Novena prayer with the Litany to St. Joseph:

Novena to St. Joseph...

Litany of St. Joseph...

AN ANCIENT PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH That is said to never fail

O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.


Novena to St. Joseph, the Spouse of the Virgin Mary

Join us as we pray this 9-day novena for the intercession of the Most Holy Family for our immediate and extended families who struggle to avoid the modernism, secularism and practical atheism of this modern world:

O glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all the patriarchs. Just and happy St. Joseph, listen to my prayer. Thou art my glorious protector, and shall ever be, after Jesus and Mary the object of my most profound veneration and confidence. Thou art the most hidden, though the greatest Saint, and art particularly the patron of those who serve God with the greatest purity and fervor. In union with all those who have ever been most devoted to thee I now dedicate myself to thy service; beseeching thee, for the sake of Jesus Christ, who vouchsafed to love and obey thee as a son, to become a father to me; and to obtain for me the filial respect, confidence and love of a child towards thee.

O powerful advocate of all Christians, whose intercession, as St. Theresa assures us, has never been found to fail, deign to intercede for me now, and to implore for me the particular intention of this Novena.

(Mention your intentions here)

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.

Present me O great Saint to the adorable Trinity, with Whom thou hadst so glorious and so intimate a correspondence. Obtain that I may never efface by sin the Sacred Image according to the likeness of which, I was created. Beg for me that my divine Redeemer would enkindle in my heart and in all hearts, the fire of His Love, and infuse therein the virtues of His adorable infancy, His purity, simplicity, obedience, and humility.

Obtain for me likewise a lively devotion to thy virgin spouse, and protect me so powerfully in life and death, that I may have the happiness of dying as thou didst, in the friendship of my Creator, and under the immediate protection of the Mother of God. Amen.

(Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 11 March and ending on 19 March, the Feast of St. Joseph)

2nd Sunday of Lent - March 12, 2017

In this second reading from the Letter of St. Timothy on the 2nd Sunday of Lent we read that God has His Own design for each of our lives. Thus, to assume our own design is more fruitful may lead to many unnecessary obstacles and hardships:

Bear your share of hardship for the gospel
with the strength that comes from God.

He saved us and called us to a holy life,
not according to our works
but according to his own design
and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began,
but now made manifest
through the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus,
who destroyed death and brought life and immortality
to light through the gospel.

(2 Tim 1: 8-10)

Thus, as we recall the Words of God the Father to the world, the Lessons of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg as we ponder God’s best design for our lives through our total surrender to His Divine Will:

Jesus' "Fiat" - Part 2
Total Surrender to the Divine Will...

Feast of St. Louise de Marillac - March 15

Foundress of the Daughters of Charity (1591-1600)

“Complete the work which our loving God has given you to do. You know the greatness of the mysteries which Jesus has left us in order to sanctify souls born of His blood in His Spouse, the Church. Help them, therefore, to esteem their calling and guide them by your prayers.”
(St. Louise de Marillac)

St. Louise Prayer and Brief Biography...

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

“…Satan is very angry; and because you have withstood the attacks, the pillars of this Plan have not crumbled, but are even more firmly grounded and shall not dissolve. Changes have already taken place, and the unique Plan of God’s Divine Wisdom all comes to be in perfection at the most proper time and place. As you see things unfold, they will happen regardless of free will. God pays attention and respects humanity in its free will, but His Plan ultimately unfolds. Those of you who continue to stand up for the Truth and live in humility and faith, even though initially it seems that you are faltering and falling, end up being the pillars and providing the validity and authenticity of God’s Word….”

“…Your sins are not in so much what you do as much as in how they affect others, both through your words and how you follow through in areas of control, fear, impatience, and sometimes even anger. These cause you to be limited in being free and happy…. You can only change yourself. You cannot change others….” (OLOE Private 03-15-06)

“…The world is in turmoil. Many people are beginning to panic; and, as you know, there is chaos. In the midst of being one of millions, insignificant and ordinary, how important you are to God!...He, Who is and lived the Truth, suffered so that you could defend and live the Truth too - so as to be free, to be filled with joy, and never to be separated from Him….” (OLOE Private 03-15-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg March 15, 2009...

“The more we are deprived of human consolation,
the more our souls are filled with Divine consolation,
if we trust in God and abandon ourselves to Him.”
(St. Louise de Marillac, 1591-1660)

Feast of St. Patrick of Ireland - March 17

Bishop and Patron of Ireland (389-461)

“Before I was humiliated, I was like a stone that lies in deep mud; and He Who is mighty came and in His compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.” (St. Patrick)

What is there to know about St. Patrick’s Day, the day when everyone is Irish?

More on the Life, Times, & Words of St. Patrick...

St. Patrick's Breastplate Prayer...

Novena Prayer and Litany of St. Patrick...

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

“…If you have been blessed with resources of wealth, intellect, management skills and graces to help His needy, then unite together and give to His less fortunate. They suffer as representation of the humiliated Jesus. Protect my unborn through Love and unity. Teach my youth, and unite all your resources in harmony. Help my Son in His Mission of Mercy. It is the way to Peace…. Prayer and Love will restrain His Hand of punishment from the lack of love. It is the only Way….” (OLOE Public 03-17-94)

“…We are on the brink of war. As I have told my children so often, this is the time of turmoil and tribulation; a time not to lose focus but to move valiantly ahead; and a time to prepare their hearts, to remove all bitterness, anger and hatred, to live with compassion and forgiveness, to be all-giving, and to realize what true humility is. Now there is a new beginning coming. It is the beginning about which I have often spoken. But the course it takes always is the result of the free will and response of my children….” (OLOE Public 03-17-03)

“Everyone desires to be loved. When you reject someone, the pain within the heart is as if the person is crucified. It is far better to be loved and to die than to live and to be rejected. It is far better to die than to be treated as if you were dead….” (OLOE Private 03-16-08)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg March 16, 2008...

“I am greatly God’s debtor, because He granted me so much grace, that through me many people would be reborn in God, and soon after confirmed, and that clergy would be ordained everywhere for them, and the masses lately come to belief, whom the Lord drew from the ends of the earth, just as He once promised through his prophets….” (St. Patrick of Ireland, 385-441 AD)

Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross

Join us each Friday during Lent as we walk and pray with Our Lord and Our Lady on the Via Crucis:

Stations of the Cross...

Living Lent Daily...

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!!!
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and other resources...

Join the Worldwide Prayer Group of
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 - March 2017

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

Support for Persecuted Christians: That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

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,
April 2, 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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