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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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NEWS ITEM

Holy Week, 2018:  Life or Death

On Palm Sunday, 2018, there were 3 articles on the Spirit Daily Catholic News website that painted a fairly bleak but accurate picture of the spiritual state of our country and the world.  You would not even have to read the entire articles (although they are included) to get the picture of a nation and a world that has lost its soul:

Trump, GOP face ‘blowback’ over budget

that heavily funds Planned Parenthood

Cardinal:  Democrats have abandoned Catholicism

Tens of thousands march in Poland against Abortion Restrictions

 

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg Warned?

“…I plead with you not to advocate abortion as a form of population control.

My little ones, please notice the destruction and desolation and desecration

which result from destroying the Temple of God.  Life is your gift. 

Life is a treasure and not a burden. 

Abuse it and My Son will take it away from you. 

Please heed my warning in His Name….” 

(OLOE, April 28, 1994)

 

Entire Message…

 

“…The Church is being attacked by Satan at every level.

There is great indifference which has caused her to be persecuted.

Because of the lack of family prayer,

vocations to priestly and religious life are few.

Many youth are no longer taught of the tremendous importance,

power and blessing to be a servant of God.

The destruction of the family unit through divorce has affected the Church.

Children's values are being threatened,

and their very existence are in danger through the support of abortion.

They are growing in a world of indifference and are exposed to moral impurity.

As a result they will not consider religious life….”

(OLOE, July 3, 1997)

Entire Message…

“…I have pre-warned the world that if abortion did not cease

and moral ethics were not changed back to their rightful place

that this world would see a devastation

like it has never seen before in the history of humanity….”

(OLOE, June 8, 2002)

Entire Message…

Any change?  Did it cease?

 

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March - 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.  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 (Begin anew on Mercy Sunday!)

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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HOLY WEEK AND THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION

WITH

OUR LADY OF EMMITSBURG

THE TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday - March 28, 2018

“…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 01-01-04…

 

"You do not know
the great gift
that Jesus my Son
has left for you
in the Most Holy Eucharist."

OLOE 06-13-04…

 

The Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus...

 

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Good Friday - March 30, 2018

THE SUFFERING SERVANT

for the sin of His people…. Because of His affliction He shall see the light in fullness of days; through “…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 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)

Stations of the Cross...

 

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...

 

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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...

OLOE 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)

 

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Divine Mercy Novena – March 30-April 8, 2018

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…
                                                

Can Divine Mercy Save Those Outside the Church?

 

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Best Lent Ever (or Best Easter Season Ever!  Begin anew after Easter!)

Begin on Mercy Sunday (April 8) through Ascension Thursday (May 10)

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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Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018

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 St. John Paul II said on this vigil of Our Lord’s '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...

 

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Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018

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...

 

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Urbi et Orbi, Easter 2017, Pope Francis I

 

In his 2017 Urbi et Orbi Easter Message, Pope Francis describes the tireless journey of the Risen Shepherd through the deserts of the world, the labyrinths of loneliness, the lives of the victimized and persecuted, the plight of the refugees and war-torn, the poor and unemployed, those enveloped in the darkness of sin, as He sheds His Blessing upon them and grants His Hope and Peace:

 

Urbi et Orbi 2017…

 

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 04-11-04)

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!!!

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Grace-filled Spiritual Gifts

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries

In honor of Our Lady in this Month dedicated to St. Joseph, 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 Spring of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose   

 

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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.

 

 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
Sun

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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