The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017


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Do you suspect
a
“pharisaical spirit”
in the Church?

Pharisaical spirit...

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...

The Month dedicated to 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.

The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord

For some in the Church, the image and the person of the Child Jesus has been difficult to blend, at least devotionally, with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Crucified Savior. Our Lady of Emmitsburg uses this Feast of the Annunciation to help us broaden our understanding of this Oneness:

“…Within His Sacred Heart there also lies the Child Jesus, because the Two are One; One cannot be without the Other. Humanity does not know the definition or the breadth and depth of the whole Essence of my Son, so they look to their Salvific Savior as He Who is only the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They do not know that within the Sacred heart of Jesus first was the inception of the Christ Child. There in the Christ Child was the breadth and depth of humanity borne. So you must look to Him, Him in totality, the Christ Child and the Sacred Heart, both immense in his Love, there united to all who join Him….” (OLOE Private 03-24-03)

“…My little ones, I have a plan, a plan that my Son has allowed to unfold. This plan is for the safety of all humanity. It is one in which the Triumph of my Most Immaculate Heart will reign. There at it core are all the children who, regardless of religion, look to Jesus as the King of all Kings, the Child of all Generations, who look to Him where He is, not only a Child, but the Son of Man, who grew as a child, who prophesied, who had a ministry and public life, and who died for you. Now all over in this world are children who look to the Son, and they have been commissioned. Regardless of religion, they know in their hearts that redemption lies in following Him….

“…We are embarking on this most important moment in salvific history…. I take your petitions to my most Immaculate Heart, and there I make them pure and clean. As a mother I then present them to my Son because no son that loves God can refuse a mother. I am honored to be your Mother, because I am honored to bear the one Truth, the Savior Jesus Himself. There we as a family are all one….” (OLOE Private 03-25-03)

Mary's Fiat

Our Lady was not only given to humanity as a Mother through the action of her Son on the Cross, but also as a model to imitate her 'fiat' as a child of God. Let us reflect on what God the Father, Our Lord as well as Our Lady of Emmitsburg have said about her “fiat”:

FIAT - Part 1b
Mary's Fiat...

The Annunciation Novena - March 25-April 2, 2017

Join us as we pray this 9-day Novena commemorating the feast of God’s greatest gift to this world—the gift of His Son through the “fiat” of our beloved Mother:

Annunciation Novena...

Homily in the Basilica of the Annunciation - John Paul II
Nazareth, Israel, March 25, 2000

“…The divine plan is gradually revealed in the Old Testament, particularly in the words of the Prophet Isaiah: ‘The Lord Himself will give you a sign. It is this: the virgin is with child and will soon give birth to a child whom she will call Emmanuel’ (Is 7:14) - God with us. In these words, the unique event that was to take place in Nazareth in the fullness of time is foretold. And it is this event that we are celebrating here with intense joy and happiness.

“Our Jubilee Pilgrimage has been a journey in spirit which began in the footsteps of Abraham, our ‘father in faith.’ That journey has brought us today to Nazareth, where we meet Mary, the truest daughter of Abraham…. For both Abraham and Mary, the divine promise comes as something completely unexpected. God disrupts the daily course of their lives, overturning its settled rhythms and conventional expectations. For both Abraham and Mary, the promise seems impossible…. Like Abraham, Mary is asked to say ‘yes’ to something that has never happened before…. Like Abraham, Mary must walk through darkness, in which she must simply trust the One who called her. Yet, even her question, ‘How can this come about?’ suggests that Mary is ready to say ‘yes,’ despite her fears and uncertainties. Mary asks not whether the promise is possible, but only how it will be fulfilled. It comes as no surprise, therefore, when finally she utters her ‘fiat’: ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let what you have said be done to me.’ (Lk 1:38) With these words, Mary shows herself the true daughter of Abraham, and she becomes the Mother of Christ and the Mother of all believers….” (Homily, JPII, vatican.va, March 25, 2000)

HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II
MASS IN THE BASILICA OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Israel – Nazareth
Saturday, 25 March 2000...

4th Sunday of Lent - March 26, 2017

The leaders of the Jewish faith, the Pharisees, Saduccees and Scribes were repeatedly shown to be blind to both the miracles Our Lord performed before them and deaf to His words. In todays Gospel on this 4th Sunday of Lent, some of the Pharisees asked Him:

“…Surely we are not also blind, are we?”
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin;
but now you are saying,
‘We see,’
so your sin remains.’…”

(John 9:40-41)

Let us recall what God the Father in His Words to the world, Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Lessons, and Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her Messages have shared with us regarding the pharisaical spirit which may very well be an extremely powerful force in our Church today:

Pharisaical Spirit...

Lent 2017 – Almsgiving

'Give alms out of thy substance,
and turn not away thy face
from any poor person;
for so it shall come to pass
that the face of the Lord
shall not be turned from thee.
According to thy ability be merciful.
If thou have much, give abundantly;
if thou have little,
take care even so to bestow willingly a little. But do not hesitate to give alms;
for thus thou storest up to thyself
a good reward for the day of necessity. For alms deliver from all sin, and from death,
and will not suffer the soul to go into darkness.
Alms shall be a great confidence before the most high God,
to all that give them.'
(Tobit 4: 7-11)

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS

Basilica of Santa Sabina Ash Wednesday, 5 March 2014

“…The third element is almsgiving: it points to giving freely, for in almsgiving one gives something to someone from whom one does not expect to receive anything in return. Gratuitousness should be one of the characteristics of the Christian, who aware of having received everything from God gratuitously, that is, without any merit of his own, learns to give to others freely. Today gratuitousness is often not part of daily life where everything is bought and sold. Everything is calculated and measured. Almsgiving helps us to experience giving freely, which leads to freedom from the obsession of possessing, from the fear of losing what we have, from the sadness of one who does not wish to share his wealth with others….”

Recurring themes during each Lenten Season are penance, conversion, repentance, obedience prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In His Lessons to the world, Our Lord frequently addresses each of these. Throughout this Lenten Season, we will review what Our Lord in His Lessons has taught us about these. In our series of Lenten themes, today we will explore what Our Lord has said in His Lessons to the world about Almsgiving and the sharing of your God-given gifts with others:

"Share your gifts. ...the giving of gifts I have given you for all My people of this world. Charity is a gift - a gift that combines Love, faith, trust, joy and hope for others. Charity is a gift of giving yourself.... Realize the gifts I have given you. Share your gifts, so that you will be given more!” (JOM, Vol. I, #13, 12-03-88, Charity)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
CHARITY
December 3, 1988...

"I tell you that your work does not go unnoticed. There is not one of My people I do not notice when they love, or feed and clothe My poor ones.... There is also not one of My people I do not notice who hates, or steals and kills My dear ones. ...My people do not realize that what they have, I have given them! In their greediness, they do not realize that I can also take away! It is My Mother who is so loving, and who calms My anger and comforts My sorrow.” (JOM, Vol. IV, #28, 07-09-92, Service)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
SERVICE
February 5, 1989...

"The saints before you gave alms of offerings and penance, and their main message is still the one I preach to you today: to love, to give to Me, to give to one another, that those who are hungry and poor may live in union. The richness of the earth was created for all, so that no one should go without. Why, then, are so many without?” (JOM, Vol. IV, #28, 07-09-92, Solitude)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
SOLITUDE
July 9, 1992...

"Let us, therefore, have charity and humility and give alms
because it washes the stains of our sins from our clothes.
For people lose everything they leave behind in this world;
but they carry with them the rewards of charity
and the alms which they gave,
for which they will have a reward
and a just retribution from the Lord."

(St. Francis of Assisi)

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(Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 5, 2008...)

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Feast of St. Joseph of Arimathea - March 29

(celebrated in some traditions on March 17 and July 31)

All that is known for certain concerning him is derived from the canonical Gospels. He was born at Arimathea hence his surname "a city of Judea" (Luke 23:51), which is very likely identical with Ramatha, the birthplace of the Prophet Samuel, although several scholars prefer to identify it with the town of Ramleh. He was a wealthy Israelite (Matthew 27:57), "a good and a just man" (Luke 23:50), "who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God" (Mark 15:43). He is also called by St. Mark and by St. Luke a bouleutes, literally, "a senator", whereby is meant a member of the Sanhedrin or supreme council of the Jews. He was a disciple of Jesus, probably ever since Christ's first preaching in Judea (John 2:23), but he did not declare himself as such "for fear of the Jews" (John 19:38). On account of this secret allegiance to Jesus, he did not consent to His condemnation by the Sanhedrin (Luke 23:51), and was most likely absent from the meeting which sentenced Jesus to death (cf. Mark 14:64).

The Crucifixion of the Master quickened Joseph's faith and love, and suggested to him that he should provide for Christ's burial before the Sabbath began. Unmindful therefore of all personal danger, a danger which was indeed considerable under the circumstances, he boldly requested from Pilate the Body of Jesus, and was successful in his request (Mark 15:43-45). Once in possession of this sacred treasure, he together with Nicodemus, whom his courage had likewise emboldened, and who brought abundant spices wrapped up Christ's Body in fine linen and grave bands, laid it in his own tomb, new and yet unused, and hewn out of a rock in a neighboring garden, and withdrew after rolling a great stone to the opening of the sepulchre (Matthew 27:59, 60; Mark 15:46; Luke 23:53; John 19:38-42). Thus was fulfilled Isaiah's prediction that the grave of the Messiah would be with a rich man. (Isaiah 53:9). (New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia)

Prayer Inspired by St. Joseph of Arimathea

Merciful God, whose servant Joseph of Arimathea, with reverence and godly fear, prepared the body of our Lord and Savior for burial and laid it in his own tomb: grant to us, your faithful people, grace and courage to love and serve Jesus with sincere devotion all the days of our life.

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

“…God has a way of purging and removing the thorns of the flesh, so that the soothing balm of His Love can penetrate and be absorbed into the core of your soul. It is far better to endure this now, so that later you can be the Light for others, in order that they can have hope in God…. For when the time comes, it will happen so quickly that if people are not prepared through prayer, only confusion and chaos will exist…. Nothing is impossible with God’s help….” (Private OLOE, Mar. 29, 2008)

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 SPRING of the Holy Spirit!

COME, Holy Sprit!

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...

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.


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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