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Published Friday,  February 2,  2018

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The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
P.O. Box 505
Fairfield, PA 17320

 

 

 

February 2018

The Month Dedicated to the Holy Family

But while he thought on these things,
behold the angel of the Lord
appeared to him in his sleep, saying:
“Joseph, son of David,
fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife,
for that which is conceived in her,
is of the Holy Ghost…”
 
(Mt 1:20)

 

Consecration to the Holy Family

O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou protect us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace and concord in Christian love: in order that by living according to the divine pattern of Thy family we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.

Mary, dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, by the kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus, and obtain for us His graces and blessings.

O Saint Joseph, most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs; that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and thee, for all eternity. Amen.

(Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be three times.)

Consecration to the Holy Family and Reflection by St. Bernard...

 

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***News Items***

Papal Communication

 

SPIRIT DAILY,

a Catholic online news service asks some very appropriate Questions.

Does not the Body of Christ deserve some very clarifying Answers?

Wouldn’t you like some answers!

Church Notes: Papal Communication

 

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Pope Francis I Meeting with Families
Manila, Philippines, January 16, 2015

“…Just as the gift of the Holy Family was entrusted to St. Joseph, so the gift of the family and its place in God’s plan is entrusted to us….Each of us is charged with caring for God’s Plan….God calls upon us to recognize the dangers threatening our own families and to protect them from harm…. There are forms of ideological colonization which are out to destroy the family. They are not born of dreams, of prayers, of closeness to God or the mission which God gave us; they come from without…. Our world needs good and strong families to overcome these threats!...

“…Be sanctuaries of life from conception to natural death….When families bring children into the world, train them in faith and sound values, and teach them to contribute to society, they become a blessing in our world…a blessing for all humanity!...” (Meeting with families, Pope Francis I, Manila Philippines, Jan. 16, 2015)

Pope Francis I Meeting with Families full remarks...

 

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Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord - February 2, 2018

(Previously referred to as the Purification of Mary)

          What about the Child?  The role of the Child Jesus?

What is the significance of this Feast of the Presentation?...

Affection Salutations to Mary...

 

What has OLOE said on the feast of her Son's Presentation?

“…What a special day! On this day, celebrated within Mother Church as the Feast of the Presentation of my Son, isn’t it most appropriate that you, my children, will also be presented to God the Father? An honor indeed, and an act of humility on my part! Thank you for allowing me to do this for you…. I can bless you, because God has allowed me. Only you can make that decision to cooperate, to receive and to follow through….” (OLOE Private 02-02-08)

“…That is why faith must be at the center of your life and your prayer; because only then will God give you peace in your heart and in your families, and you will be able to not only understand, but to know how to help others. It is with prayer and in your own way that you will see that God is close to you and how special you are, and that you have been put on this world for a great mission - a mission for your life, for your happiness, for your freedom, and for the love and unity of all peoples….” (OLOE Private 02-01-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 1, 2009...

“…As I presented my Son, it was not such a glorious event for me. Having someone say, ‘A sword shall pierce your heart too’ (Lk 2:35), and that my Son would be the ‘falling and rising of many in Israel’ (Lk 2: 34), not knowing what was going to happen, but only having an open heart to God’s Will and following that, was quite troubling to us….

…In your world today, many people live as if my message was not an issue…. I cannot make people change, but I can pray for them. I can intercede for them; and through the grace God has given me, I can give them the strength to pray, to endure and persevere, and to follow through with what God desires of them….” (OLOE Private 02-02-10)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 2, 2010...

 

 

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Feast of St. Blaisé - February 3, 2018

Don’t forget the Blessing of the Throats! In some dioceses and parishes, the blessing is offered both on February 3 and on the following Sunday:

Brief biography, novena prayer and blessing...

 

What has OLOE said on the feast of St. Blaisé?

“…You are created beautiful in spirit, and through prayer you will see your beauty and accomplish tremendous works of charity and mercy. Do not lose heart when evil’s way attempts to interrupt your charitable works. Do not allow this distraction to trouble you…. Pray with all your hearts, and do not become disinterested in prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. Without faith, there is no hope….” (OLOE Public 02-03-00)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 3, 2000...

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

“…It is the power and strength of your faith and your persistence in loving that allow you to walk with Me, talk to Me and touch Me! ...Please be strong in your faith. It is the power of your faith which unites you in oneness with Me. Seek Me and desire to grow in My Holiness! ...I invite you to dwell in Holiness. It is all possible through Love! (JOM, Vol I, #45, 02-03-89, Seek Me, Desire Me!)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
SEEK ME, DESIRE ME!
February 3, 1989...

 

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Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, February 3-11, 2018

Join us in the 9-day Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes in petition for the healing so needed in our personal lives, our families, our nation and world, and in Holy Mother Church:

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes...

 

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The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 4, 2018

We hear in today’s Gospel from St. Mark that no matter busy, how distracting, how chaotic His day might be, Our Lord always know from WHOM and where He drew his stamina—from His private prayer with His Heavenly Father:

 

“…Rising very early before dawn,

He left and went off to  a deserted place where He prayed….’

(MK 1:35)

 

Let us recall what Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Lessons to the world and Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her Messages have shared with us concerning the perseverance in prayer and in faith that is required to discover and carry out our purpose in this life:

 

Perseverance, Part 2, Prayer and Faith

 

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Feast of St. Agatha - February 5, 2018

Patron of Victims of Earthquakes and Breast Cancer

St. Agatha was a 3rd century Sicilian virgin and martyr who underwent extreme tortures, enduring hot coals and savage breast mutilation. She is invoked for protection from fires and diseases of the breast. Her name is contained in the Eucharistic Prayer I at Mass.

THE NOVENA PRAYER to St. Agatha

O glorious St Agatha, who remained faithful to Our Lord even unto death, intercede for me as thou dost rejoice in the reward of thy virtues. Cast a glance of pity on me (mention the person afflicted with cancer or other serious breast ailment) and grant my petition, if such be the will of God. Make my/her troubles into thine own. Plead for the grace yearned for ardently, and for a blessing that may strengthen me/her during life, so to assist me/her to lead a faithful life, so that, one day, I/she may join you in eternity to behold the Source of Eternal Joy. Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...)

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

“…As My Heart is united to yours, your desire only to serve Me becomes My desire, which is to serve My people. I desire to bring them to My Father, to love them, to feed them My Body and Blood, to clothe them with My clothes, to offer them My Divinity and My Goodness, and to invite them to dwell in My Kingdom!...” (JOM, Vol I, #46, 02-05-89, Service)

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

 

What has OLOE said on the feast of St. Agatha?

“…I, your Mother, am a role model for each of you, for you are all my children, bringing you closer to my Son and also teaching you to grow in love and dignity, in respect for others, and in holy fear of God…. I am not leaving, and I intercede for all good things for you before the Throne of God…. Who will intervene because of His love for you which cannot be measured….” (OLOE Public 05-05-96)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg February 5, 2006...

 

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Daily Consecration to the Eternal Father

For the greater glory of God and for the salvation of all, I consecrate myself to You, O' Eternal Father, as one of Your faithful remnant. Behold, I come to do Your Will. With the help of Your Grace, I will keep Your Commandments. I will love and reverence You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I will love my neighbor as You love me.

I make this Consecration through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Your beloved Son, Jesus.

O' Eternal Father, send forth Your Holy Spirit to restore my/our broken image and likeness of You. Send forth also Your entire Heavenly Court, all the celestial choirs of Your angels and all Your Saints, to aid me/us in my/our struggle against all the forces of evil in this present darkness. Amen.

(Adapted from the Father of All Mankind Apostolate)

 

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The Lord's Prayer

How many of us have said the “Our Father” with so little thought, so little reverence, and so little fruitfulness? However, when we are open to the Holy Spirit within us and pray from the heart, look at what can happen:"

Our Father, (“Our” Father—not “My” Father - all of God’s children of allraces, all colors & all creeds)

Our Father, (Abba, “Daddy” God)

Who art in Heaven, (and Who art in me)

Hallowed be Thy Name. (Holy be Thy Name, praised be Thy Name, thanks be to Thy Most Holy Name)

Thy Kingdom come. (now - on earth and in me)

Thy Will be done, (now - on earth and in me)

on earth as it is in Heaven. (at the Throne of God, with the Trinity, Our Lady and all the Angels and Saints)

Give us this day our daily bread. (the Bread of your Divine Will, the Bread of Life in the Eucharist, and the bread we need to eat to sustain our bodies)

And forgive us our trespasses(forgive us our sins, our imperfections and our hesitancies in the face of temptation)

As we forgive those (or as we choose not to forgive those) who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,(for we are weak, we are worthless, we are wretched & we are nothing)

But deliver us from evil.(for it is only through your grace, not by our works alone nor our merit that we can escape eternal damnation)

Amen. (So I hope. So be it).

 

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The Winter of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose   

 

 

Grace-filled Spiritual Gifts

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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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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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...

 

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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 – February 2018

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

Say “no” to Corruption –That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

  

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 2, 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.

More Info...

 

 

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