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Published Thursday, March 8,  2018

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

 

BULLETIN

Are YOU One?

“…But here, at the Center of my Immaculate Heart, I am not leaving. 

It does not matter how many do not desire me.  I do not look for numbers. 

I look to what God desires; and I am so honored and humbled

that if there is even just one soul here who desires me,

I would never leave; and there are more than one soul. 

There are many, many here who desire me.  Of the few who do not desire me,

then perhaps they will either come to terms with the Truth

or they will continue to be self-satisfying and move on.  

For this is a Center of Hope, a Center of Joy, and a Center for the people to rejoice in their Saints, their priests and their God…”. 

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg, February 5, 2005)

 

“…There cannot be any distraction any longer. 

There can only be the hope for a new tomorrow. 

For you are about to enter a time

that has been foretold for centuries and promised by Heaven….

This is the time to gather as many as you can,

because there is not enough time left. 

Too many evil things in the world are trying to supersede what is good. 

God will no longer stand for it! 

Even though many people do not believe it,

when they see what is about to unfold and then do believe,

there is not enough time to change….”

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Jan. 31, 2007)

Pray and Discern!

 

 

Lent 2018- Fridays in Lent - Stations of the Cross

Join us each Friday during Lent as we walk and pray Our Lady on the Via Crucis:

Stations of the Cross

 

Lent 2018 – Best Lent Ever (not too late to start)

Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, 2018

Sign up for receiving daily e-mail reflections and inspirational brief videos from Dynamic Catholic Institute as a study of the book, Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly:

Perfectly Yourself…

 

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March - 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.  Amen.

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.

 

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33-Day Consecration to Merciful Love

By Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
March 7-April 8, 2017 (Divine Mercy Sunday, 2018)

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...

 

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Feast of St. John of God - March 8

Portuguese Religious & Patron of the Sick and Hospitallers (1445-1550)

“If we look forward to receiving God's mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever He has given to us, we shall receive according to His promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness. What a fine profit, what a blessed reward! With outstretched arms He begs us to turn toward Him, to weep for our sins, and to become the servants of love, first for ourselves, then for our neighbors. Just as water extinguishes a fire, so love wipes away sin.”  (St. John of God)

The life, the novena prayer, and the litany of St. John of God...

 

Prayer to St. John of God

Saint John of God, I honor thee as the Patron of the Sick, especially of those who are afflicted by heart disease. I choose thee to be my patron and protector in my present illness. To thee I entrust my soul, my body, all my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of the sick throughout the world. To thee I consecrate my mind, that in all things it may be enlightened by faith above all in accepting my cross as a blessing from God; my heart, that thou doth keep it pure and fill it with the love for Jesus and Mary that burned in thy heart; my will, that like thine, it may always be one with the Will of God.

Good Saint John, I honor thee as the model of penitents, for thou didst receive the grace to give up a sinful life and to atone for thy sins by untiring labors in behalf of the poor and sick. Obtain for me the grace from God to be truly sorry for my sins, to make atonement for them and never again offend God. Aid me in mastering my evil inclinations and temptations, and in avoiding all occasions of sin. Through thine intercession may I obtain the grace from Jesus and Mary to fulfill faithfully all the duties of my state of life and to practice those virtues which are needful for my salvation. Help me to belong to God and Our Lady in life and in death through perfect love. May my life, like thine, be spent in the untiring service of God and my neighbor. Since Holy Mother Church also invokes thee in her prayers for the dying, I beg thee to be with me in my last hour and pray for me. As thou didst die kneeling before a crucifix, may I find strength, consolation and salvation in the Cross of my Redeemer, and through His tender mercy and the prayers of Our Lady, and through thine intercession, attain to eternal life. Amen.

What has OLOE said on the feast of St. John of God?

“…These are times when there is tremendous division, when people choose to walk away from my Son and from those who reach out to them. Often those who know they have done wrong, even if you reach out to them, may in their embarrassment choose not to acknowledge or to forgive. But the very act of your reaching out to them means more to God the Father than did their sin itself.

You are blessed for giving, and you are blessed for receiving. Praised be the Holy Name of my Son Who gives and also desires to receive. The more you praise Him, the more sin dissipates.

Do not lose heart, but rally up; because I continue to remain here and to bless you. Do not doubt that there is turmoil caused by both other spirits and by human beings themselves who have desired not to respond to the Will of God. However, I can tell you that God will be victorious, and I live in Him. He has said that He shall overcome the world. Therefore, I living in Him, I the Immaculate Heart, shall also overcome the world victoriously. For He is the greatest, and I am His humble servant reaching out to all of His children….” (OLOE Public 03-08-04)

 

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Words of God the Father - March 8, 2009

NINE years ago, on March 8, 2009, God the Father described what happens when selfishness becomes the way of life:

“…I banished from the Garden of Eden that which was bad to preserve all that was good. Now at the hands of humanity your future will either be a safe haven or you will be banished. All dwells within your heart, for you hold the key to Truth; and you can either accept selfishness, indifference and hatred, or you can accept selflessness, love and unity. You can receive the protection and guidance of the Queen and the Love and Mercy of My Son, or you can be devoured by evil, penetrating into your soul to hate and to kill. But in the end, the Truth will prevail!...” (GTF 03-08-09)

Words of God the Father March 8, 2009...

 

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Novena to St. Patrick of Ireland - Mar 9-17, 2017

Join us during this 9-day novena as we petition this 5th century Bishop and Apostle of Ireland who Christianized a pagan nation. Through his intercession, may our modern day “pagan” nations again be Christianized!

NOVENA PRAYER

Blessed Saint Patrick, glorious Apostle of Ireland, who didst become a friend and father to me for ages before my birth, hear my prayer and accept, for God, the sentiments of gratitude and veneration with which my heart is filled. Through thee I have inherited that faith which is dearer than life. I now make thee the representative of my thanks, and the mediator of my homage to Almighty God. Most holy Father and patron of my country, despise not my weakness; remember that the cries of little children were the sounds that rose, like a mysterious voice from heaven, and invited thee to come amongst us. Listen, then, to my humble supplication; may my prayer ascend to the throne of God, with the praises and blessings which shall ever sanctify thy name and thy memory. May my hope be animated by the patronage and intercession of our forefathers, who now enjoy eternal bliss and owe their salvation, under God, to thy courage and charity. Obtain for me grace to love God with my whole heart, to serve him with my whole strength, and to persevere in good purposes to the end, o faithful shepherd of the Irish flock, who wouldst have laid down a thousand lives to save one soul, take my soul, and the souls of my countrymen, under thy special care. Be a father to the Church of Ireland and her faithful people. Grant that all hearts may share the blessed fruits of that Gospel thou didst plant and water. Grant that, as our ancestors of old had learned, under thy guidance, to unite science with virtue, we too, may learn, under thy patronage, to consecrate all Christian duty to the glory of God. I commend to thee my native land, which was so dear to thee while on earth. Protect it still, and, above all, direct its chief pastors, particularly those who teach us. Give them grace to walk in thy footsteps, to nurture the flock with the word of life and the bread of salvation, and to lead the heirs of the Saints thou hast formed to the possession of that glory which they, with Thee, enjoy in the kingdom of the Blessed: through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O glorious Saint Patrick.
R. And obtain for us the intention of this Novena.

(Say once a day for 9 days, especially beginning on 8 March and ending on 17 March, the Feast of St. Patrick.)

 

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The 4th Sunday in Lent—March 11, 2018

In St. John’s Gospel on this 4th Sunday of Lent we hear the Pharisees questioning the man born blind whose sight was returned to him by Jesus.  They ask:

 

“How did He open your eyes?”

And the man born blind answered:

“I told you already and you did not listen….

It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind.

If this man were not from God, He would not be able to do anything.”

(Jn 9: 26, 32)

But Our Lord can do everything, not only heal the human blindness of a man but, even more importantly, the spiritual blindness too.  For He has already won the battle and proclaimed the victory.

Let us recall what has been shared with us by God the Father in His Words to the world, Our Lord Jesus Christ in His Lessons and Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her Messages about His victory over evil:

Evil, Part 8A, the Victory over Evil

 

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9-Day Novena to St. Joseph

March 11-19

Join us as we pray this 9-day novena for the intercession of the Most Holy Familyfor our immediate and extended families who struggle to avoid the modernism, secularism and practical atheism of this modern world:

O glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all the patriarchs. Just and happy St. Joseph, listen to my prayer. Thou art my glorious protector, and shall ever be, after Jesus and Mary the object of my most profound veneration and confidence. Thou art the most hidden, though the greatest Saint, and art particularly the patron of those who serve God with the greatest purity and fervor. In union with all those who have ever been most devoted to thee I now dedicate myself to thy service; beseeching thee, for the sake of Jesus Christ, who vouchsafed to love and obey thee as a son, to become a father to me; and to obtain for me the filial respect, confidence and love of a child towards thee.

O powerful advocate of all Christians, whose intercession, as St. Theresa assures us, has never been found to fail, deign to intercede for me now, and to implore for me the particular intention of this Novena.

(Mention your intentions here)

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.

Present me O great Saint to the adorable Trinity, with Whom thou hadst so glorious and so intimate a correspondence. Obtain that I may never efface by sin the Sacred Image according to the likeness of which, I was created. Beg for me that my divine Redeemer would enkindle in my heart and in all hearts, the fire of His Love, and infuse therein the virtues of His adorable infancy, His purity, simplicity, obedience, and humility.

Obtain for me likewise a lively devotion to thy virgin spouse, and protect me so powerfully in life and death, that I may have the happiness of dying as thou didst, in the friendship of my Creator, and under the immediate protection of the Mother of God. Amen.

(Say once a day for nine days, especially
beginning on 11 March and ending on 19 March,
the Feast of St. Joseph)

Litany of St. Joseph...

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Feast of St. Louise de Marillac - March 15

Foundress of the Daughters of Charity (1591-1600)

“Complete the work which our loving God has given you to do. You know the greatness of the mysteries which Jesus has left us in order to sanctify souls born of His blood in His Spouse, the Church. Help them, therefore, to esteem their calling and guide them by your prayers.” 
(St. Louise de Marillac)

St. Louise Prayer and Brief Biography...

 

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

“…Satan is very angry; and because you have withstood the attacks, the pillars of this Plan have not crumbled, but are even more firmly grounded and shall not dissolve. Changes have already taken place, and the unique Plan of God’s Divine Wisdom all comes to be in perfection at the most proper time and place. As you see things unfold, they will happen regardless of free will. God pays attention and respects humanity in its free will, but His Plan ultimately unfolds. Those of you who continue to stand up for the Truth and live in humility and faith, even though initially it seems that you are faltering and falling, end up being the pillars and providing the validity and authenticity of God’s Word….”

“…Your sins are not in so much what you do as much as in how they affect others, both through your words and how you follow through in areas of control, fear, impatience, and sometimes even anger. These cause you to be limited in being free and happy…. You can only change yourself. You cannot change others….” (OLOE Private 03-15-06)

“…The world is in turmoil. Many people are beginning to panic; and, as you know, there is chaos. In the midst of being one of millions, insignificant and ordinary, how important you are to God!...He, Who is and lived the Truth, suffered so that you could defend and live the Truth too - so as to be free, to be filled with joy, and never to be separated from Him….” (OLOE Private 03-15-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg March 15, 2009...

 

“The more we are deprived of human consolation,
the more our souls are filled with Divine consolation,
if we trust in God and abandon ourselves to Him.”

(St. Louise de Marillac, 1591-1660)

 

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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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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 –March, 2018

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

Evangelization--Formation in Spiritual Discernment:  That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

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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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April
1
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World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
April 1, 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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