The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Friday, July 27, 2018






The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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Fairfield, PA 17320



Who would ever have believed this one?

Recently posted on YouTube, Father Giacomo Capoverdi shares a fascinating story of his encounter with the Hermit of Loreto (the author of the Pieta Prayer Book), at the site of the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this video, Father Capoverdi shares an amazing premonition this Hermit of Loreto had all the way back in the 1980s about ______?______.  Please watch as Father shares this incredible story in this 8-minute video:


Don’t miss this video…


God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines!


July 2018

The Month Dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Why do we commemorate the Most Precious Blood of Jesus?...

Adoration of His Most Precious Blood?

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus...


Feast of St. Martha - July 29
The Lord’s Worker and Servant, Sister of Mary and Lazarus

What do we know about the life of St. Martha?...

Prayer for Hospitality

O Sweet Jesus, Saint Martha lived in Bethany with her brother and sister, Saints Lazarus and Mary. She attended to Your physical needs while You rested and fellowshipped with good friends. I ask her to pray for my gift of hospitality. Teach me, dear Lord, how to truly welcome friends, family, and strangers. Increase in me the same respect for them as I would give to You if You appeared in the flesh. Help me to invite You into my home through the choices I make in television shows, conversations with others, and the type of jokes I tell or listen to. Give me a spirit of hospitality. Saint Martha, pray for me. Amen.

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

“…I wish for My people to know how essential it is to live simply, day to day, in what I bring to them. Each of my beloved ones has a created plan from My Father. As you work with one another daily and continue to live as I have planned for you, you will live with Me in peace. Go slowly, My people. Work, but rest also. You are people who are running to always be preoccupied. Walk at My pace. If you wish to do something, then pray to My Father. You people are doers, but you spend much of your energy on the wrong focus. Focus on Me, and walk with Me on My Path…” (JOM, Vol III, #10, 07-29-90, Live Simply)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy: 
Live Simply
July 29, 1990


What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on St. Martha's feast day?

“… Accept all people in their weakness. Do not place limitations on your love. Do not restrict your love based of the spirituality of another person. Do not love less because someone does not meet your standards. Only God knows the deepest incentives of the heart. Conversion of heart, sinfulness and uncharitable actions are changed through Love and Mercy. Great salvation comes to the weak through their sincere effort in loving. Even in your sinfulness, as you love and try to live in purity, you do not fail, but you are strengthened in humility and in charity….” (OLOE Public 07-29-94)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg July 29, 1994...

“…You must nourish one another with God’s Spirit of Love. It is one thing to give out of duty or abundance or a desire to serves to address the problem of poverty; but it is another thing to give unconditionally, to receive God’s Mercy, and to meet Him in those you serve. Service must be out of genuine love for it to be fruitful. When it is done with the Spirit of love of Jesus, then humanity meets the Divinity and is intermingled with it, just as Jesus; Divinity intermingled with humanity…” (OLOE Private 07-29-99)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg July 29, 1999...


Novena to the Father of all Mankind
July 29 - August 5, 2018

Life Changing Novena!!!

Novena and Consecration to the Father of All Mankind
Sunday, July 30th through Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Feast of The Father of All Mankind…

What has OLOE said on the Feast of God the Father of All Mankind?

“…You have a choice, and that choice begins now. Live now as if in Heaven, and trust, trust, trust! Regardless, God’s Divine Will shall unfold. He has promised, and through His Mercy, I bow in humility to move with Him at all costs, at all times, forever. So, if my plan does not seem to you to be unfolding according to your agenda, know that permissive will allows a choice due to your freedom. But ultimately, inevitably and beyond any doubt, I trust and I know God’s Divine Will shall unfold…” (OLOE Public 08-05-07)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg August 5, 2007...


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 29, 2018

In this 2nd liturgical reading from this 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, St. Paul speaks to the Ephesians:

“…Brothers and sisters:  I a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were called to the one hope of your call…”

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 regarding a fruit of the Holy Spirit, a virtue that no longer is appreciated or respected in our modern world that has been enveloped in relativism and practical atheism:

 Gentleness, Part B: A Fruit to Seek, to Cherish and to Share…


Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola - July 31
Founder of the Society of Jesus, the “Jesuits”

“Our only desire and our one choice should be this:
I want and I choose what better leads to
the deepening of God’s Life in me…”
(Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius)

Brief Biography and Prayers...

Litany of St. Ignatius Loyola...

What has Jesus in His Lessons said founder St. Ignatius' feast?

“…Do not be preoccupied with things and issues of yourself, but focus all attention on your Jesus. I am your Savior. Do not lose the moment by dwelling on a topic regarding yourself. Look to Me and see all the wonders of creation I have set before you. Do not lose the moment by thinking about issues centering around your very self. Just live and be happy in the simplicity of My Love. Reflect on all the good and wondrous marvels I created for your happiness. Time in this world continues on with or without you. Enjoy the time of life in My Love. My Mercy is endless. Broaden your scope and horizon by focusing on the breadth and depth of My unconditional Love, My Love for you, My gifts for you, My treasures for you, My Mercy for you and My Life given in love for you…” (JOM, Vol V, #13, 07-31-95, All I Created for You)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
July 31, 1995...

“If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. And if you wish to become a great saint, entreat Him yourself to give you much opportunity for suffering; for there is no wood better to kindle the fire of Holy Love than the wood of the Cross, which Christ used for His own great sacrifice of boundless Charity.” (St. Ignatius Loyola, Spanish priest, 1491-1556)

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on this great saint's feast day?

“…When you are loyal to Jesus and serve Him unselfishly and with a generous heart, He gives you bountiful graces. You can receive His special gifts of grace by having an all-consuming love for Him. As you surrender yourself to His Will, you will gain victory over worldly possessions. You will grow in holiness, and you will become more and more like Jesus until you are sanctified and live in perfect union with Him…” (OLOE Public 07-31-97)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg July 31, 1997...

"With the limited time left and with what is occurring in this world through desolation and the abomination of God’s Love, those who have been completely separated from God and who have desecrated Him through various means, will only continue to cause more confusion and despair. But those who respond in prayer will be like lanterns on a hill, giving light to all." (OLOE Private 07-31-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg July 31, 2009...

Discover Ignatian spirituality in this New York Times bestseller book by Fr. Martin in a humorous, inspiring, down-to-earth way!

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
by Fr. Jim Martin, S.J. ...

Discovering a Sacred World:
Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Excercises
 by John J. Callahan, S.J. ...

“…All things in this world are gifts of God, created for us to be the means by which we can come to know Him better, love Him more surely, and serve Him more faithfully. As a result, we ought to appreciate and use these gifts of God insofar as they help us toward our goal of loving service and union with God. But insofar as any created things hinder our progress toward our goal, we ought to let them go….”  (St. Ignatius Loyola)


August 2018

The Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Don’t Just Make the Consecration, Live the Consecration!...

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary...

33-day Morning Glory Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary...

First Saturday Promises...


Feast of St. Alphonsus Ligouri - August 1, 2018
Bishop and Doctor of the Church, Patron of Confessors and Theologians

"Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears - of everything that concerns you. Converse with Him confidently and frankly, for God is not wont to speak to a soul that does not speak to Him." (St. Alphonsus de Liguori)

Brief Biography of St. Alphonsus Liguori...

Litany of St. Alphonsus Liguori...

Of the Necessity of the Intercession of Mary for our Salvation...

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

“…I have said that I am no longer able to hold back the Angel’s sword. But all those who continue to give themselves and consecrate themselves to God the Father will be safe. This gives hope to the world at a time when hope is so much needed…” (OLOE Private 08-01-06)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg August 1, 2006...

"If we would completely rejoice in the Heart of God, let us strive in all things to conform ourselves to His Divine Will. Let us not only strive to conform ourselves, but also to unite ourselves to whatever dispositions God makes of us. Conformity signifies that we join our wills to the Will of God. Uniformity means more. Uniformity means that we make one will of God's Will and our will. In this way we will only what God Wills. God's Will alone is our will." (St. Alphonsus Liguori, 1696-1797)


The Portiuncula Indulgence - August 1 & 2, 2018

Attain the plenary indulgence of the forgiveness of Assisi in honor of Our Lady of the Angels anytime during the 24 hours between Vespers on August 1 through August 2. This indulgence was obtained by St. Francis of Assisi himself from Jesus and approved by Pope Honorius III in the 13th century.

In his 1967 release “Indulgentiarum Doctrina,” Pope Paul VI completely reformed the norms and grants of indulgences, and the Portiuncula Indulgence was again confirmed at that time. The requirements for this indulgence include a devout visit to any Catholic church, chapel, or oratory recitation of the Apostles Creed, an Our Father, Hail Mary, & Glory Be for the Holy Father's intentions; reception of Holy Communion; and the Sacrament of Reconciliation within 8 days.

The Portiuncula Indulgence


 Grace-filled Spiritual Gifts

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries

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...


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...


The Summer of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose


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...


Pope Francis Prayer Intention - July, 2018

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


Evangelization: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

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.



World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
August 5, 2018
Join us on the first Sunday of the month: "The World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg" to be held in your own homes and communities.


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