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Published Friday, October 12, 2018






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News Stories


What the Participants of the Youth Synod Will Not Report

October 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Avera Maria Santo, a 22-year-old woman who experiences same-sex attractions, wrote a powerful open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church about the topic of homosexuality, which is being discussed at the Youth Synod currently underway in Rome. LifeSiteNews has learned that the letter is circulating among the Synod Fathers.


Read entire article…..


The Interventions are NOT to be published

in the official Synod documents!



Chapter IV, paragraphs 51-63
+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia


I was elected to the synod’s permanent council three years ago.  At the time, I was asked, along with other members, to suggest themes for this synod.  My counsel then was to focus on Psalm 8.  We all know the text: “When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established; what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him?” 

Who we are as creatures, what it means to be human, why we should imagine we have any special dignity at all – these are the chronic questions behind all our anxieties and conflicts.  And the answer to all of them will not be found in ideologies or the social sciences, but only in the person of Jesus Christ, redeemer of man. Which of course means we need to understand, at the deepest level, why we need to be redeemed in the first place.

If we lack the confidence to preach Jesus Christ without hesitation or excuses to every generation, especially to the young, then the Church is just another purveyor of ethical pieties the world doesn’t need.

In this light, I read Chapter IV of the instrumentum, grafs 51-63, with keen interest.  The chapter does a good job of describing the anthropological and cultural challenges facing our young people.  In fact, describing today’s problems, and noting the need to accompany young people as they face those problems, are strengths of the instrumentum overall.  But I believe graf 51 is misleading when it speaks of young people as the “watchmen and seismographs of every age.”  This is false flattery, and it masks a loss of adult trust in the continuing beauty and power of the beliefs we have received.    

In reality, young people are too often products of the age, shaped in part by the words, the love, the confidence, and the witness of their parents and teachers, but more profoundly today by a culture that is both deeply appealing and essentially atheist. 

The elders of the faith community have the task of passing the truth of the Gospel from age to age, undamaged by compromise or deformation.  Yet too often my generation of leaders, in our families and in the Church, has abdicated that responsibility out of a combination of ignorance, cowardice and laziness in forming young people to carry the faith into the future.  Shaping young lives is hard work in the face of a hostile culture.  The clergy sexual abuse crisis is precisely a result of the self-indulgence and confusion introduced into the Church in my lifetime, even among those tasked with teaching and leading.  And minors – our young people – have paid the price for it.

Finally, what the Church holds to be true about human sexuality is not a stumbling block.  It is the only real path to joy and wholeness.  There is no such thing as an “LGBTQ Catholic” or a “transgender Catholic” or a “heterosexual Catholic,” as if our sexual appetites defined who we are; as if these designations described discrete communities of differing but equal integrity within the real ecclesial community, the body of Jesus Christ. This has never been true in the life of the Church, and is not true now.  It follows that “LGBTQ” and similar language should not be used in Church documents, because using it suggests that these are real, autonomous groups, and the Church simply doesn’t categorize people that way. 

Explaining why Catholic teaching about human sexuality is true, and why it’s ennobling and merciful, seems crucial to any discussion of anthropological issues.  Yet it’s regrettably missing from this chapter and this document. I hope revisions by the Synod Fathers can address that.


October 2018- The Month Dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary

Rosarium Virginis Mariae...

The Month of the Most Holy Rosary...

How to Pray the Rosary...

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!!!


Worldwide Continuous Rosary - 24/7

Are you praying alone? Remember that Our Lord said that wherever two or more are gathered in His Name, He too is there. Pray with others around the world who are praying the Rosary with you right now in real time!

Come Pray the Rosary...

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!!!



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...


The Final Apparition in Fatima – Oct. 13, 1917

What happened?

What was said?

Who saw it?

The testimonies!

Fatima Apparition of October 13, 1917...

Our Lady of Fatima Novena Prayer...

Litany to Our Lady of Fatima...

What has OLOE said on her great Fatima feast day?

“…The time is arriving when every man, woman and child on this earth will have to make a decision for or against God….” (OLOE Public 10-13-94)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 13, 1994...

“…So now as this period unfolds, which it shall, it shall be the Eucharistic Reign of my Son, a spiritual Eucharistic Reign that is filled with the glory of the Child Jesus because it was from Him that it commenced…. You are now invited to seek His enlightenment of hope in this new springtime of grace… (OLOE Public 10-13-03)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 13, 2003...

“God is so loving and merciful; and when you believe something with all your heart, it unfolds. God will intervene at the proper time and not let me down. No human being can tell you the proper time. They can make fun of my words, for those are only the righteous people who believe they know the day and the hour. They can mock any and all prophets as they deem fit. They can even mock my words now. But the Truth is that God is loving and merciful!” (OLOE Private 10-13-07)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 13, 2007...

“…On this great day of celebration of both Life and children, I invite you to not be distracted, but to focus completely on God's Love. That is what evil would desire you to do: to be distracted, to analyze, and to dissect down to its deepest level; while in that process, the most simplistic and humble and loving answer and solution lies unnoticed before your eyes…. Put on the blinds around your eyes to the things of the world, and see the Light of God. It is not necessary for anything other than that, so that into your heart His Love will penetrate and enlighten the Truth within you….”(OLOE Private 10-13-09)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 13, 2009...


What about October 13, 2017?

What has history taught us?


 Opening Remarks October 12, 2014...



The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 14, 2018

In the first liturgical reading from the Book of Wisdom on this 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time,

we ponder the personification of wisdom in the feminine as something or someone of great value to us: 


“…I pray, and prudence was give me;

I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.

I preferred her to scepter and throne,

and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her….”

(Wis 7:7-8)


Let us recall what has been shared 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 in regards to both Mary, the Seat of Wisdom as well as our own personal wisdom:

Wisdom, Part 2, Mary Seat of Wisdom


Feast of St. Teresa of Avila - October 15

Spanish Carmelite Reformer, Mystic & Doctor of the Church


“Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ looks compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet with which
Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which
Christ blesses the world.
Let nothing trouble you,
let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing;
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who possesses God lacks nothing.
God alone suffices.” 

(St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582)

What has OLOE said on the feast of St. Teresa of Avila?

“There must be an interior freedom and an interior peace in order for humanity to experience a global peace. It is necessary to place yourself in Jesus' merciful Love and trust in His Path which has been outlined for you…. With Love many things can change quickly and effortlessly…. No power can prevail over Him.” (OLOE Public 10-15-98)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 15, 1998...

Try and work at what you do; and if you fail, try and try again. Be encouraged by the encouragement of my Son. Nothing goes unseen. All your good works are noted in the Book of Life. Even if those who are good blaspheme or desecrate your name for your defense of my Immaculate Heart, know that your name is written by your faith, your love and your actions...” (OLOE Private 05-30-05)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 15, 2005...

Ten days after the last public Marian prayer group and apparition of Our Lady of Emmitsburg on October 15, 2008, Our Lady offered these words to Gianna privately on the feast of St. Teresa of Avila:

“…For now is a time, whether you receive or not, you are with God. My concern is for those on the outside who have not grasped the total meaning. But with time and struggle and their own persecution and suffering, they themselves will learn obedience and the Truth. No doubt the time is short where things will change, not only for you but in the world. Nothing is ending. You will see a new tomorrow; and even the events here are not ending, but only beginning. So be at peace….” (OLOE Private 10-15-08)

“We always find that those who walked closest to Christ
were those who had to bear the greatest trials.”

(St. Teresa of Avila)


Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque - October 16

French Visitation Nun and Messenger of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


“What a weakness it is
to love Jesus Christ
only when He caresses us,
and to be cold immediately
once He afflicts us.
This is not true love.
Those who love thus,
love themselves too much
to love God
with all their heart.”
(St. Margaret Mary Alacoque 1647-1690)

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Meditation, Novena & Offering...

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...


“The Divine Heart is an abyss filled with all blessings, and into which the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of Love to meet our every need…. But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the Will of the Divine Heart. In this way His Will can carry out for us whatever contributes to His glory, and we will be happy to be His subjects and to trust entirely in Him.”  (From a letter by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, 1647-1690)

The First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus...

St. Margaret Mary's Litany of the Passion...

What has OLOE shared with us on St. Margaret Mary's feast?

“…Focus on the Passion of Jesus. This will help you become humble, because you will be pondering what God is rather than what you are yourself…. By focusing on God, humility will grow and sprout from your interior being…. Practice the virtue of humility by tempering your thoughts and practicing honesty. Ask God to grace you with humility, because without His grace, you will not be able to reach it….” (OLOE Public 10-16-97)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 16, 1997...

“…I want the world to know my Son more intimately and how my Love became the strength of my Church, the Church which was founded by my most beloved priests and headed by my beloved Pope who steers and balances the ship. I desire all to know of this great Love. Everyone is invited to praise and to give glory to God, Who was treated like a criminal….” (OLOE Private 10-16-06)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 16, 2006...

“One cannot love without suffering.
Jesus showed us this very clearly upon the Cross,
where He was consumed for love of us.
And it is still the same every day
in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar….
Since Love makes lovers one in likeness,
if we love, let us model our lives on His.”

(St. Margaret Mary Alacoque 1657-1690)


Feast of St. Gerard Majella - October 16

Italian Redemptorist Religious & Patron of Expectant Mothers


Prayer for Motherhood

O good St. Gerard,
powerful intercessor before God
and wonder worker of our day.
Confidently I call upon you and seek your aid.
On earth you always fulfilled God's designs;
help me now to do the Holy Will of God.
Implore the Master of Life,
from who all paternity proceeds,
to render me fruitful in offspring,
that I may raise up children
to God in this life;
and in the world to come,
heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory.

Brief Biography of St. Gerard (1726-1755)...

Litany in Honor of St. Gerard Majella...


What has OLOE said on St. Gerard's great feast day?

“This is the time we celebrate ‘life,' especially the life of children, of mothers and the unborn…. There are many people who swing one way or the other, way too far to maintain the equanimity involved in preserving the true glory of God's Love in His gift of life….

“…This is why my Son as the Child Jesus comes to refresh you. Because the older you get, and with the suffering you endure, you dwell more on what are your limitations than on what you are allowed and have the capability of doing for God. There are no boundaries for children. Look to the Child, especially during this time period, and be refreshed…. That same Child Jesus desires you to be a ‘child,' to be renewed and to have endless capabilities. Please, look to His Eucharistic Love and Reign, both for yourselves and for peace in this world.” (OLOE Private 10-16-07)


Prayer for the Health of Our Child

O most beloved St. Gerard, who, like the Savior, loved children and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death, listen to us who are pleading for our sick child. We thank God for the great gift of our son/daughter and ask God to restore our child to health if such by the Holy Will. This favor we beg of you through your love for all children and mothers. Amen.


Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch - October 17

Antiochian Orthodox Bishop and Martyr (+107) Disciple of St. John the Apostle

“I am writing to all the Churches and I enjoin all,
that I am dying willingly for God’s sake,
if only you do not prevent it.
I beg you, do not do me an untimely kindness.
Allow me to be eaten by the beasts,
which are my way of reaching to God.
I am God’s wheat,
and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts,
so that I may become the pure bread of Christ.” 

(St. Ignatius of Antioch)

Brief biography...

What has OLOE said on the feast of her martyr St. Ignatius?

“…Simplicity helps you keep the right attitude of freedom. It is the key to humility and allows you to be submissive to God’s Will…. Material wealth is limited and brief in this world, but interior wealth is everlasting. Being merciful is priceless…. Simplicity, humility and mercy are good seeds which will yield a hundred-fold….” (OLOE Public 10-17-96)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 17, 1996...

“…Humanity oftentimes passes by the desires of God’s Will, which have been outlined in His Commandments written on stone, and carelessly takes to itself the resolutions and answers most pleasing to itself. However, God’s answers are not always the same as those of humanity. The Truth must be lived under obedience to God. Humility falls under obedience; and obedience to my most beloved Pope will outline for you everything that is necessary for moral values related to life, to the production of life, and to the scientific nature of things as they relate to the cures and well-being of people with serious diseases….” (OLOE Private 05-30-05)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg October 17, 2004...

“It is right, therefore, that we not just be called Christians,
but that we actually be Christians.”


“Christianity is greatest when it is hated by the world.”
(St. Ignatius of Antioch, +107)


Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist - October 18

Patron of Physicians

Prayer for Doctors to St. Luke

We are told that before you met our dear Lord and became a follower of His and a writer of his Gospel, you were a doctor. We beg you this day to bless and help protect our doctor. Obtain for him the graces he most needs to do his work well and serve God generously. Help him to be strong and gentle, prudent and charitable, understanding and self-sacrificing. Give him great skill in the care of our bodies so that, blessed with physical strength and health, we may more faithfully perform our daily tasks.

Help us all, good St. Luke, to imitate very closely the life and virtues of our Blessed Mother Mary about whom you wrote so beautifully, and of Him whom she bore into this world, Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, who lives and is King forever and ever. Amen.

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

“…When you receive a thought, your mind processes that thought, which may funnel into one of two channels: the channel of good or the channel of evil. If you control your thoughts to reflect My goodness, by allowing My goodness and by allowing Me to assist you, then that thought will proceed to flow through the channel of goodness and follow through in your bodily actions. If you allow your thoughts to carry out in your bodily functions without allowing Me to dwell in you, then you block My Spirit of Goodness; and they will funnel down the channel of evil …”

Concerning sin: “…The conflict and separation of your inner being will exist until you allow My goodness to prevail. However, once I have entered your soul, the conflict cannot last long because no evil can exist very long when I possess the soul. It is as I have said before: water and oil cannot emulsify. There will always be a separation. When you receive a thought, think good and I will be invited in you! If you sin, ask My Spirit for a truthful and honest cleansing. In order for this to happen, you must allow and accept the Truth with openness, sincerity and honesty….”  (JOM, Vol II, #12, 10-18-89, Sin)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
October 18, 1989...



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 Autumn 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 –October, 2018 - Join in praying for the October 2018 prayer intention of Pope Francis:

Evangelization—The Mission of Religious:  That consecrated religious men and women may bestir (stir into action, exert) themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

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.



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