The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

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Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, 2017

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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...

 

April 2017

The Month Dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament

 

The Miracle of  Eucharist
Opening Remarks from Eucharistic Prayer Group
June 10, 2016
By Michael T Sullivan, MD

The Miracle of  Eucharist

 

Novena Prayer
to
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!

O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of Jesus and our tender Mother, we invoke thee under the title of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, because thou art the Mother of the Savior who lives in the Eucharist, and because it was from thee that He took the Flesh and Blood with which He there feeds us! We invoke thee under that title because, again, thou art the sovereign dispensatrix of all graces and, consequently, of those contained in the august Eucharist, also, because thou didst first fulfill the duties of the Eucharistic life, teaching us by thy example how to assist properly at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, how to communicate worthily, and how to visit frequently and piously the Most Blessed Sacrament.

V. Pray for us, O Virgin Immaculate,
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

R. That the Eucharistic Kingdom of Jesus Christ may come among us!

Let us pray:

Lord Jesus Christ, our King and our God, who having become Man to make us sharers in The Divinity, art truly our Bread in the adorable Eucharist, grant, we beseech Thee, that in venerating so great a Mystery, we may be mindful of the most sweet Virgin Mary, of whom Thou didst will to be conceived by the operation of the Holy Ghost! Grant, also that we may imitate the worship that she rendered while on earth to this most august Sacrament, so we may behold Thy Eucharistic Kingdom spread and flourish throughout the whole world! O Thou who lives and reigns forever and ever! Amen.

 

The Month of the Blessed Sacrament,

The Holy Eucharist

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church we are taught that:

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates His Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on His Body which is the Church. (CCC 1407)

It is Christ Himself the eternal high priest of the New Covenant Who,, acting through the ministry of the priests, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. And it is the same Christ, really present under the species of bread and wind, who is offering the Eucharistic sacrifice. (CCC 1410)

By the conseceq5ion the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and blood of Christ is brought about, Under the consecrated species of bread and wind Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner”: His Body and His Blood, with His Soul and His Divinity. (CCC 1413)

Because Christ Himself is present in the sacrament of the altar, he is to be honored with the worship of adoration. To visit the Blessed Sacrament is …a proof of gratitude, and expression of love and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord. (CCC 1418)

The Eucharist as Presence and Sacrament...

Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary...

Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus...

 

Words of God the Father—April 8, 2008

Nine years ago today, on April 8, 2008, God the Father spoke of the days of creation, life and redemption. He then promised a floodgate of graces for our salvation by which we can be inebriated and eternally saved or which we can reject and drown.  Which choice will each of us make?

“The day of creation was a blessed one indeed!  The day of your salvation was blessed indeed!  The day of your invitation is blessed and ongoing.  The day of Life is now to be had, not that you die and are resuscitated; but it is through the Death My Son endured that was salvific, redemptive, real, and eternal so that He would die no more….

…I am relinquishing all graces unto you, not one by one, but as if a floodgate was to open to you so that you can be inebriated by My Love and come drown in the Precious Blood of My Son, protected and full of Life. 

Or, if you do not desire that, then the floodgates of the human natural world will pour forth and overtake you; and there, at the mercy of nature, you will have the same opportunity to drown in another world…. 

…Learn of Me!  Pray, accept your gift, and be humble.”

God the Father April 8, 2008

Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) -April 9, 2017

Traditionally, Palm Sunday has been the last Sunday of Lent and the Sunday before Holy Week. This is the day the Church traditionally celebrates Our Lord’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem amid shouts of “Hosanna! Hosanna to God in the highest!” And then, paradoxically reads the Gospel account of His Passion for the first time in Holy Week: “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" For many in the world, this week may be their final Holy Week, a week to reflect on suffering - “patiens” - the suffering endured by Our Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of each and every one of us. Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Lessons and Our Lady of Emmitsburg speak to us about Patience:

Patience...

The Litany of the Passion...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on Palm Sunday?

“…During this Holy Week I would ask you to ponder my Son’s tremendous Love for you. Be for Him what He has been for you. Support Him, love Him, thank Him, and rally Him on in your hearts as if this was the initial act of His Sorrowful Passion…. Look to Him to give Him your love, and do not wait for Him to look to you. This is the one week that He looks to receive. As you are precious children of His Divine Light, look to Him and give Him the love, the praise and the comfort of your entire beings…. This is a new beginning, because it will never again be the same. We then shall move forward; and as we move forward, we will address all of the other areas that have been thorns for you, those areas that have tormented you and caused you sorrow. But they will no longer continue to cause you sorrow, because my Son is with you. As He makes all things new, He will make everything new for you, too….(OLOE Private 04-04-04)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg April 4, 2004...

“…You must guard your children. Children are the ones who are meeting evil face to face. Those families who pray together and those families who guard their children are protected, because the children will grow in wisdom…. Pray with all your heart, because the evil one’s desires to destroy children. However, it cannot happen when there is love and prayer; but it can happen when parents do not focus and tend to their children….

“…I love you on this most glorious day as we enter Holy Week, during which we will be grateful to God the Father for releasing all of us from the hands of evil. You, especially those who come to the Sacred Heart and implore His help, wear the cloak of humility, justice and peace. But remember, children, that the Man on Whom you look, the Son of Man, God Himself, is also the same Child Who ruled in Joy, in Love, and by example. He Who was the Child is the Son of Man! You cannot have one without the other….” (OLOE Private 04-09-06, Palm Sunday)

 

Feast of St. Gemma Galgani - April 11, 2016

“I wish, O’ Jesus,
that my voice could reach
to the ends of the world,
to call all sinners
and tell them to
enter into Thy Heart....
O’, if only all sinners
would come to Thy Heart!...
Come! Come sinners,
do not be afraid!
The sword of Justice
cannot reach you here!”

(St. Gemma Galgani, 1879-1903)

Join us in a 9-day Novena to St. Gemma Galgani whom God fashioned into the likeness of His Crucified Son:

Novena to St. Gemma...

Triduum in honor of St Gemma Galgani to obtain a special grace...

Fascinating biography of St. Gemma Galgani...

Prayer to St. Gemma

O Holy Gemma, you who physically suffered all the pains of the Passion of Jesus, I beseech of you the grace to meditate on and live the Passion of Jesus and the sufferings of Holy Mary. Pray that I will be able to walk in the path of humility, simplicity, love and sacrifice, fulfilling at all times, and in all ways, the Holy Will of God. Let me live united with Jesus, the Blessed Virgin and you, for all eternity.

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

“Little children, it is so necessary that you return to God soon before it becomes any more difficult to change. The longer people delay, the colder the heart becomes, more and more like stone. What is needed to return to God is to live by the virtues of love and dignity, not resentment, hatred or revenge…. Do not be blinded by the consumption to fulfill your quest. This is not a stepping stone to unconditional love, if in the process you become cruel in behavior through control and manipulation. Make a decision to walk the path of Love as my Son walked before you…. You will gain peace and serenity of heart in His Love.” (OLOE Public 04-11-96)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg April 11, 1996...

“It is true, Jesus, if I think what I have gone through
as a child and now as a grown up girl,
I see that I have always had crosses to bear.
But oh! How wrong are those
who say that suffering is a misfortune!”
(St. Gemma Galgani, 1879-1903)

Holy Week Triduum—April 13-15, 2017

HOLY Week 2017 and the Glorious Resurrection
with
Our Lady of Emmitsburg

The Triduum - Holy Thursday - April 13, 2017

“…On the night before He was handed onto you,
the Lord Jesus took bread,
and after He had given thanks, broke it and said,
‘This is My Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.’
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
‘This cup is the new covenant in My Blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the lord until He comes….”

(Cor 11, 23-26)

One Bread, One Body
(the music of the Last Supper)...

What does this mean for humanity?

"In this new tomorrow
I encourage you
to look to my Son
in the ...Most Holy Eucharist.
The Eucharistic Reign
is one in which my Son comes to you….
The most precious gift you have
is my Son
in the Most Blessed
and Holy Eucharist,
and I His Mother
am right by His side."
(OLOE Public 01-01-04)

"You do not know
the great gift
that Jesus my Son
has left for you
in the Most Holy Eucharist."
(OLOE Public 06-13-04)

The Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus...

The Triduum - Good Friday - April 14, 2017

The Suffering Servant

“…He grew up like a sapling before Him, like a shoot from the parched earth; there was in Him no stately bearing to make us look at Him…. Yet, it was our infirmities that He bore, our sufferings that He endured…. He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins… by His stripes we were healed. We had gone astray like sheep,… but the Lord laid upon Him the guilt of us all…. Oppressed and condemned He was taken away… smitten for the sin of His people…. Because of His affliction He shall see the light in fullness of days; through His suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt He shall bear…. He shall take away the sins of many and win pardon for their offenses….” (IS 52-53:12)

If this be the case, then why do we too have to suffer? Of what value is our suffering? Why are we so afraid of suffering? 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 teach us regarding the fear of suffering:

FEAR - Part III-10
Fear of Suffering and the Cross...

Good Friday 1998 with Pope John Paul II at the end of the Via Crucis:

Words of His Holiness
Pope John Paul II
at the end of the VIA CRUCIS
Good Friday
10 April 1998...

The Meditations on the Passion of Our Lord
&
The Last Seven Words of Our Lord
by Venerable Luisa Piccarreta

Passion of Our Lord and Last Seven Words Meditations...

Our Lady of Emmitsburg shares what she felt when her beloved Son died on the Cross:

"When my Son died on the Cross, my heart was torn from Him, and I was in shock. There was complete emptiness in me. I was numb. When I received my Son in my arms, all my emotion poured out; then there was nothing left in me. I wanted to die with Him. In my heart, I did; but I had to remain on this earth for you." (OLOE Private 04-15-07)

Divine Mercy Novena – April 14-23, 2017

Begins on Good Friday!!!

In 1935 Sister Faustina Kowalska received a vision of an angel sent by God to punish the world. She began to pray for mercy, but her prayers were powerless. Then she saw the Holy Trinity, and, filled with the power of Jesus' grace, found herself pleading with God for mercy with words she heard interiorly: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.” As she continued saying this inspired prayer, the angel became helpless and could not carry out the ordained punishment.

Join us as we begin the 9-day Novena to the Divine Mercy today, Good Friday, through Mercy Sunday! Are you aware of all that has been promised?

The Novena...

The Indulgence...

The Feast of Divine Mercy...

All About the Divine Mercy Devotion...

What is the difference between the Mercy Sunday
special graces and the plenary indulgence?...

What about non-Catholics and Mercy Sunday?...

The Triduum - Holy Saturday - April 15, 2017

Traditionally, this is a very silent and somber day. The tabernacles of the world are empty. There are no Masses during the day. The Easter Vigil Mass seems distant at day's end. There is time to ponder what this has all meant. Our Lady of Emmitsburg addresses the meaning of Easter:

“…This is the meaning of Easter, little children. It is not only the Death and Resurrection of my Son, but the breadth and depth of His Love which He embraced for each one of you in order that you could be free and live with Him for all eternity; free from the chains of pain, misfortune, poverty, illness and the sin of death; free, happy and unequivocally His forever and ever….” (OLOE Public 04-02-98)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg April 2, 1998...

Litany of the Sorrowful Mother
(Holy Saturday before the Vigil)...

What has OLOE said on this great vigil of her Son's Resurrection?

"All that you desire will be fulfilled within the one act of your 'fiat', as was in my 'fiat'. Your cross may be within your heart, interior. Your cross may be exterior and physical. Your cross may be psychological, emotional or spiritual. At whatever level it is, it is the true Cross; and the Resurrection and the Glory it brings is all encompassing and wipes out the past, making all anew!..."

"All that you desire will be fulfilled within the one act of your 'fiat', as was in my 'fiat'. Your cross may be within your heart, interior. Your cross may be exterior and physical. Your cross may be psychological, emotional or spiritual. At whatever level it is, it is the true Cross; and the Resurrection and the Glory it brings is all encompassing and wipes out the past, making all anew!..." “…Only those who have known the depth and breadth of suffering can really enjoy the breadth and depth of the glorious Resurrection. It is only when you immerse yourself in suffering and embrace the Cross; when you kiss it and take it with you; when not being afraid of it, you allow it to be embedded into the very fiber of your being; that then as He died, you die with Him; and as He rose, you also rise with Him. His Death and Resurrection are inseparable, they are glorious, and they are redemptive!” (OLOE Private 04-15-06)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg April 15, 2006...

“My Son's Passion is one that is real! It is real for all people. It is not only an annual event as it has been marketed in this world; but it is a continual event, one where Christ my Son, your Savior, loves you and will do whatever is necessary to draw you into His Heart so that you can be safe…. Make no mistake! Your soul was prepared for a glorious moment, and it is your own free will that will either allow this to occur or prevent it.” (OLOE Public 03-22-08)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg March 22, 2008...

What has Pope John Paul II said on this great vigil of the Resurrection?

“…This is the night of nights, the night of faith and of hope. While all is shrouded in darkness, God—the Light—keeps watch. With Him there keep watch all who hope and trust in Him.

“O Mary, this is truly your night! As the last lights of the Sabbath are extinguished, and the fruit of your womb rests in the earth, your heart too keeps watch! Your faith and your hope look ahead. Behind the heavy stone, they already detect the empty tomb; behind the thick veil of darkness, they glimpse the dawn of the Resurrection.

“Grant, O Mother, that we too may keep watch in the silence of the night, believing and hoping in the Lord's Word. Thus shall we meet, in the fullness of light and life, Christ, the first-fruits of the risen, Who reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Alleluia!”
(Pope John Paul II, Holy Saturday Homily, March 30, 2002, Vatican)

EASTER VIGIL
HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II
Holy Saturday
30 March 2002...

Easter Sunday - April 16, 2017

The Sequence Easter Sunday Liturgy

To the Paschal victim let Christians
Offer up their songs of praise.
The Lamb has redeemed the sheep:
Christ who is without sin
Has reconciled sinners to the Father.
Death and life have fought a huge battle,
The Prince of Life was dead, but lives and reigns.
Tell us, Mary (Magdalene), what did you see on your way?
'The tomb of Christ, who is alive,
And I saw the glory of his rising;
Angels standing as witnesses, the shroud and linen cloth.
Christ my hope has risen:
He has gone to Galilee before you.'
Truly, we know Christ has risen from the dead:
O King and victor, have mercy on us. Amen. Alleluia.

In this liturgical Sequence from this year’s Easter Sunday, we can realize that the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit & the spouse of this same Spirit, our Mother Mary, as well as the first witness, Mary Magdalene, have all persevered in this plan of redemption and salvation of fallen humanity, all to prepare us for the battle which lies ahead. Let us reflect on their Perseverance and that which will be required of all who say “yes” to God:

Perseverance - Part I...
The Perseverance of the Father
The Perseverance of the Son
The Perseverance of the Spouse of the Holy Spirit
The Battle...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg shared on this glorious feast of Easter?

“…It is a great joy to come to you because it is a joy to gather all of your sufferings and unite them with my Son's. This joy in your suffering has resulted now in your glorification, united to that of my Son…. You have worked on your weaknesses through the grace of God; and because you asked God for assistance, He came to your aid. You were humble in your weakness. You surrendered your weakness. You accepted change in your weakness. You accepted my Son to work within your souls, your hearts and your minds; and to change in you what you needed to most be changed, so that you could truly be what God Himself created you to be, a wonderful, pure, innocent child of God…. My joy is in children who have responded; who have said ‘yes,' and who have accepted the persecutions, humiliations and tribulations of the world for the greater glory of God, so that His Truth may be revealed. His Divine Mercy is soon to be unveiled, soon according to God's Plan….” (OLOE Private 04-20-03, Easter Sunday)

“…Little ones, I have been with you through your crosses, your tribulations, and your desolations; and I am also your consolation. Just as your Mother, so too as my Son's Mother, I was His consolation. Do not be afraid. Know that I am with you…. I know that you have many petitions that you desire to give to my Son, and from here I take them most graciously…. As I kiss the Wounds of His Feet, your petitions are now imbedded into the very fiber of His Being…. I know of the New Tomorrow to come. I know what will be here at the Center of my Immaculate Heart. I know what you have risked and what you will challenge in my Son's Holy Name to uphold the Truth of the Covenant of Our Two Hearts…. This is a glorious day, a day on which you have been renewed!” (OlOE Private 04-12-09)

It was just at Easter 2009 that Our Lady of Emmitsburg likened the emotions of her children with those of the Apostles, and then pointed in anticipation to the coming Eucharistic Reign of her Child Jesus:

“Do not be afraid! Remember: Even the Apostles were afraid, and were gathered together doubting, not wanting to leave and not knowing where to go, fearing for their lives; and yes, these were the Apostles! Yet today, are you not courageous and bold in your faith, humble and yet wounded, seeking answers and desiring the Truth? Are you not apostles too? ...How blessed you are because, above all, you believe in my Son! You love God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit. You seek the Truth, and you await with joyful anticipation the Child Jesus in His Most Glorious and Adorable Eucharistic Reign….” (OLOE Private 04-12-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg April 12, 2009...

Do not miss this beautiful Easter video celebration of the Resurrection!

The Final Chapter with Our Lady of Emmitsburg...

Have a Joyous Easter!!!

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.

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.

Join the Worldwide Prayer Group of
Our Lady of Emmitsburg...


Prayer to Save America

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 Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for us!

Featured Writings...

 

 

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions - April 2017

 

Join in praying daily for the April 2017 prayer intentions of Pope Francis:

Young People—That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life

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.

More Info...

May

7

Sun
World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
May 7, 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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