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 Friday, January 19, 2018

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The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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January 2018

The Month Dedicated
to
the Holy Name of Jesus

 

St. Bernardine of Siena and the Holy Name of Jesus...
The Chaplet and Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus...

 

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary Pray for Us!

 

The March for Life, March 19, 2018

March for Life, Jan. 19, 2018, learn more….

Novena for the Protection of the Unborn, January 19-27, 2018

Join us again, January 19th to 27th in a 9-day Novena for the Protection of the Unborn, in celebration for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which occurs today, January 19:

Novena for the Protection of the Unborn...

Rosary for Life: The Luminous Mysteries

During this week as we approach the day of the National Right to Life March, January 22 in Washington, DC, consider praying these mysteries of the Rosary for Life. Pope John Paul II has given us two great gifts: the Mysteries of Light as part of the Holy Rosary, and the Gospel of Life in his great encyclical Evangelium Vitae.The following meditations on the Mysteries of Light are offered as a prayer for all life, from conception to natural death.

Rosary for Life: The Luminous Mysteries...

 

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time—January 21, 2018

In today’s liturgical readings on this 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time we hear St. Paul warning the Corinthians and all of us:

 

“I tell you, Brothers and sisters, the time is running out….

For the world in its present form is passing away….” 

(Cor 7: 20,31)

 

And Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God: 

“This is the time of fulfillment.

The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Repent, and believe in the Gospel….”

(Mk 1: 14-15)

Unfortunately this message was not taken to heart 2000 years ago and is even less so in the end times we are living.  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 shared with us regarding our fear of the message:

 

Fear, Part 7: The Fear of the Message

 

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Feast of St. Agnes - January 21

 

Prayer to St Agnes

O Little St. Agnes, so young and yet made so strong and wise by the power of God, protect by your prayers all the young people of every place whose goodness and purity are threatened by the evils and impurities of this world. Give them strength in temptation and a true repentance when they fall. Help them to find true Christian friends to accompany them in following the Lamb of God and finding safe pastures in His Church and in her holy sacraments.

May you lead us to the wedding banquet of Heaven to rejoice with you and all the holy virgin martyrs in Christ who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on the feast of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr?

“…If you were focusing on my Son, each of you would know with certainty that your soul is safe at all costs. In order to advance in the spiritual world, you must not be afraid to take a risk for God and work hard in the areas of prayer and self-examination. Virtues are gifts from God and must be exercised when graced….” (OLOE Public 01-21-99)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 21, 1999...

 

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Feast of St. Francis De Sales - January 24

Bishop and Doctor of the Church (1567-1622)

“I desire very little; and what I do desire, I desire very little. I have hardly any desires, but if I were to begin my life all over again, I would want to have none at all…. Ask for nothing, refuse nothing; we must simply abandon ourselves into the hands of Providence, without nourishing any other desire but to do whatever God wills. St. Paul practiced this act of absolute abandonment at the very moment of his conversion. When he was deprived of his sight, he immediately said, ‘Lord, what do you want me to do?” (Acts 22:10) From that moment on He put himself completely at God’s disposal. All our perfection consists precisely in the practical application of this principle.”(St. Frances de Sales, Spiritual treatises XXI, VI, pp. 383-384))

Litany of St. Frances de Sales...

What has Our Lord in His Lessons said on the feast of St. Francis de Sales?

“…So many of My people and My priests simply and routinely go through the motions. So many of My people, who are My beloved ones, are so entangled and afflicted with ‘self’ issues! They do not come to share with Me or allow Me to comfort or counsel them with My Love. They complain about their own afflictions. It is time My people know the Truth and listen to Me! I am here for them. It is I Who humbles Myself to be consecrated to them! ...Speak to Me openly, sincerely, truthfully and intimately. Stop being obsessed with self-image, problems and daily occurrences…. It begins with the Eucharist for all those who desire reception of Me, and it continues with respectful mannerisms and devoted faithfulness!” ((JOM, Vol II, #40, 01-24-90, Eucharistic Presence)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
EUCHARISTIC PRESENSE
January 24, 1990...

"Moreover, just as every sort of gem, cast in honey, becomes brighter and more sparkling, each according to its color, so each person becomes more acceptable and fitting in his own vocation when he sets his vocation in the context of devotion. Through devotion your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince becomes more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable." (St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to a Devout Life)

 

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Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul - January 25

Saul to Jesus: “Who are you, sir?”

…Saul got up from the ground,
but when he opened his eyes
he could see nothing;…

Jesus to Ananias: “Get up and go to the street called Straight
and ask at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul…
…Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine
to carry My Name before Gentiles, kings and Israelites;
and I will show him what he will have to suffer for My Name.”

Ananias to Saul: “Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me,
Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came,
that you may regain your sight
and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

…Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes
and he regained his sight.

(Acts 9:5-18)

What has Our Lord in His Lessons said on about Conversion?

“My people have difficulty at first because they think that their walk with Me will be as they have it mapped out in their minds. Then they come to know their true Jesus…. They will rejoice after their journey of conversion because I have taken them through the fog and mud; and they will understand that this is conversion! It is like a dandelion….” (JOM, Vol II, #25, 12-10-89, Conversion)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
CONVERSION
December 10, 1989...

Conversion is the heart of the Christian experience. Conversion is best described in the New Testament in the Letters of St. Paul, and with good reason - no one experiences a more dramatic conversion than St. Paul on the road to Damascus:

Conversion...

Litany to St. Paul the Apostle...

St. Paul’s Conversion - by Pope Benedict XVI, Sept. 3, 2008:

“The dazzling radiance of the Risen Christ blinds him; thus what was his inner reality is also outwardly apparent, his blindness to the truth, to the light that is Christ….St. Paul was not transformed by a thought but by an event, by the irresistible presence of the Risen One whom subsequently he would never be able to doubt, so powerful had been the evidence of the event, of this encounter….” (General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI, September 3, 2008)

Benedict XVI General Audience September 3, 2008...

What has OLOE said on the feast of St. Paul's Conversion?

“…Be aware of what constitutes true friendship. Look to choose friends of virtue…. Seek those who live a life of solid prayer and those whose tongues fall silent to evil speech and indecent gossip…. Measure friendship with prudence by looking for the virtues of solid prayer. You will find that the fruits of solid prayer have no special regard for any person in particular. All are friends to that person. A person of prayer grows in practical goodness and the warmth of his love reaches out to all people—friend, enemy or stranger….” (OLOE Public 01-25-96)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 25, 1996...

 

“Rejoice that you belong to God, and never let go of that treasure. Guard it well, and you will be called ‘chosen’. For your ‘fiat’ and unconditional surrendering will gain you the knowledge and the wisdom to live continuously in His Most Divine Will through His Grace.” (OLOE Private 01-25-06)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 25, 2006...

 

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Grace-filled Spiritual Gifts

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries

In honor of Our Lady in this Month of the Holy Name of Jesus, 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...

 

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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...

 

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The Winter of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose   

 

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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...

 

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 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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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 e-newsletters.

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!

 

Featured Writings...

 

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Pope Francis Prayer Intention –January 2018

Join in praying for the January 2018 prayer intention of Pope Francis:

Religious Minorities in Asia:  That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.

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.

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February
4
Sun

World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
February 4, 2018
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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