The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Saturday, March 18, 2017


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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.

THIS PRAYER WAS FOUND IN THE 5OTH YEAR OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. IN 1505 IT WAS SENT FROM THE POPE TO EMPEROR CHARLES WHEN HE WAS GOING INTO BATTLE. WHOEVER SHALL READ THIS PRAYER OR HEAR IT OR KEEP IT ABOUT THEMSELVES SHALL NEVER DIE A SUDDEN DEATH OR BE DROWNED, NOR SHALL POISON TAKE EFFECT ON THEM -- NEITHER SHALL THEY FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY OR BE BURNED IN ANY FIRE OR BE OVERPOWERED IN BATTLE. SAY FOR NINE MORNINGS FOR ANYTHING YOU DESIRE. IT HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL.

Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem - March 18

Bishop and Doctor of the Church (315-386)

“The Spirit comes gently and makes Himself known by His fragrance. He is not felt as a burden, for He is Light, very light. Rays of light and knowledge stream before Him as He approaches. The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend and protector to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen and to console.”
(St. Cyril of Jerusalem)

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

“…I came to save the sinner, but My people think they have not sinned and do not need God. They have made idols of themselves. Anything which is good within them they display and brag outwardly in self-love. They do not see that all good things come from Me and Me alone, not through their own merit. They consider themselves perfect and in no need of change…. This carelessness will result in their own judgment in due season. If they will not heed My Word and allow My Mercy to change their strong hearts to repentant hearts, their own judgment standards will toss them into the abyss of eternal flames which will consume their souls in everlasting agony and misery….” (JOM, Vol V, #8, 03-18-95, The Idolarty of Self)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
THE IDOLARTY OF SELF
March 18, 1995...

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

“…Evil has struck the earth, and spirits of darkness are everywhere leading people astray. Many are abandoning the faith. Even priests are breaking away from the True Word of God. God needs children of His Light and children too of His Merciful Love. Do not fall into Satan’s trap. Be happy children, filled with the Spirit of humility and childlikeness….” (OLOE Public 03-18-99)

“…Peace to you in a world where so many people strive for peace, but in a world where more is better, and where people say they have not enough, and where people become indifferent and immune thinking that this is just the way it should be. In a world as such, greed and selfishness continue to climb; and those who are poor become poorer. In a world where there is hatred, those who live without God become obsessed in following through with destruction…. In a world where there is neither enough food nor love, and in a world where people believe scarcity is a way of life, I tell you that it is a world of abundance! The world in which you live is one that does not see clearly all the graces and gifts it has and the power given to you by the Hand of God Himself….” (OLOE Private 05-30-05)

“Remove all obstacles and stumbling blocks so that you will be able to go straight along the road to eternal life. Through a sincere faith prepare yourselves so that you may be free to receive the Holy Spirit…. This is truly a great occasion. Approach it with caution. You are standing in front of God and in the presence of the hosts of angels. The Holy Spirit is about to impress His seal on each of your souls. You are about to be pressed into the service of a great King.” (Catechetical instruction preparing those for Baptism and Confirmation, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, 350 AD)

3rd Sunday of Lent—March 19, 2017

In today’s Gospel reading on this 3rd Sunday of Lent, Our Lord speaks to the Samaritan woman concerning the worship of God:

…The hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship Him….”
(Jn 4:23)

Let us recall what Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Lessons to the world and Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her Messages shared with us regarding the adoration of God:?

ADORATION - Part I
The Call to Adoration...

Feast of St. Joseph - March 20, 2017

The Husband of Mary & Foster Father of Jesus

"…To other Saints Our Lord seems to have given power to succor us in some special necessity -- but to this glorious Saint, I know by experience, He has given the power to help us in all. Our Lord would have us understand that as He was subject to St. Joseph on earth -- for St. Joseph bearing the title of father and being His guardian, could command Him -- so now in Heaven Our Lord grants us all his petitions. I have asked others to recommend themselves to St. Joseph, and they, too, know the same thing by experience…."
(St. Teresa of Avila, Autobiography, VI, 9)

30-day Novena to St. Joseph
(Can begin any day in the year)

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:

30-Day Novena to St. Joseph...

Litany of St. Joseph...

9-Day Novena to St. Joseph...

"The Faithfulness of My Father Joseph"
from "My Hidden Life” by Our Lord Jesus Christ" Vol I, #28
as told to Gianna Talone Sullivan...

St. Joseph’s Prayers for the Dying and the Holy Souls...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said about her beloved spouse St. Joseph?

“I, the Handmaid of the Lord your God, was betrothed to Joseph, who was a just man of the House of David…. My Joseph and I were led by God through passages where we saw nothing but half-veiled light, but that Light was God Himself advancing us toward His mountain of Love…. You also are invited to walk the passage of Love, seen though it may be veiled with silence and little consolation….” (OLOE Public 12-16-99)

“...Focusing on the Holy Family protects you with the cloak of my mantle. It inspires you to live fully within my Son’s means and through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It invites you to the humility, righteousness and justice exemplified with great zeal and Love by my beloved Joseph; and it blesses you with the omnipotence of the Child Jesus Whose power and glory reign on this earth and throughout the entire universe….” (OLOE Public 08-22-03)

“...Many great prophets, leaders and saints were commissioned to do many things they never lived to see; but what they did have was faith. If they had not believed, where would you be now? ...So, it is with great joy this evening that I can come to you to say that you will see the apostasy that is at hand. What many prophets and leaders and saints did not see in their day, you will see the fulfillment with great joy indeed! I can tell you that even regarding Fatima, about which I have said that here (Emmitsburg, the Center of my Immaculate Heart) is the continuation of Fatima; even at Fatima the hierarchy of the Church never really did reveal the Truth…. (OLOE Public 05-30-96)

“…My Joseph (spouse of Mary) on this very night has allowed me to ask God to reveal this to you: …But God is God, and He loves you and is loving and merciful; and there is nothing that can change His Love for you, even any act of sinfulness that you do. That’s how much He loves you. And this really pertains to the Church today, and to the millions of people who have been misled from the Truth by the hierarchy of the Church. As Queen of Heaven, I can tell you that it gives great disservice to God when the Truth is not revealed, thus not bringing all into a new way this new era. So yes, soon enough, you will see and live through what many were never able to see, the fulfillment of what they had been commissioned to do for God’s glory.” (OLOE Private 03-19-10)

"Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage
with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others;
but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases,
in every necessity, in every undertaking."
(Words of St. Thomas Aquinas about the Patronage of St. Joseph)

33-Day Consecration to Merciful Love

By Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
March 20-April 23, 2017 (Divine Mercy Sunday, 2017)

33 Days to Merciful Love is the stirring sequel to the international sensation, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Using the same 33-day preparation format, 33 Days to Merciful Love journeys with one of the most beloved saints of modern times, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and concludes with a consecration to Divine Mercy. So whether you want to deepen your love of Divine Mercy or have a devotion to St. Thérèse, 33 Days to Merciful Love is the book for you.

You can download it and begin today, ending on Mercy Sunday. Or if you already have the book from last year, begin today!!!

33 Days to Merciful Love...

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...

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Our Lady of Emmitsburg...

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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.


Date
Event
April
2
Sun
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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