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Published Saturday, January 19, 2019

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

 

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“I will not be silent….I will not be quiet.”

(Is 62:1)

 

do WE TRULY “HONOR”  HER

IF WE DON’T “OBEY” HER?

 

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time—January 20, 2019

In today’s first liturgical reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, we read:

“For Zion’s sake, I will not be silent,

for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,

until her vindication shines forth like the dawn

and her victory like a burning torch….”

(Is 62:1)

These words from Isaiah refer to the time when the first captives were returning to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity.  However, in this modern world, near the end of the era, so too it may be applied to the return of Our Lady to her position as Mother of the Church, a position which has been met with indifference toward and dismissal of her requests made to her Church and all humanity.  There seems to have emerged an unhealthy climate of fear—fear of her role in the world and the Church, and fear of the ecclesiastical preferences, not legitimate ecclesiastical authority, of the Church’s hierarchy. 

Let us ponder the Words of God the Father to the world, the Lessons of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg in regards to the role of Our Lady and the response of her Church.  And let us “not be quiet until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch”:

 

Fear, Part 2, The Role of Our Lady---The Response of the Church

 

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January 2019

The Month Dedicated
to
the Holy Name of Jesus

Reflection:

Jesus died and rose for the sake of all people. No one can trademark or copyright Jesus’ name. Jesus is the Son of God and son of Mary. Everything that exists was created in and through the Son of God (see Colossians 1:15-20). The Name of Jesus is debased if any Christian uses it as justification for berating non-Christians. Jesus reminds us that because we are all related to him we are, therefore, all related to one another.

 

Learn more….

 

“...How blessed His Name! All peoples in all nations can see the Face of God and adore Him. Strive to be meek and humble of heart, and then you shall meet Jesus in the faces of your peers and many other peoples of all nations…. I pray that you will have my eyes to adore my Son, and my Heart to love Him as I love Him, and my humility to follow Him at all costs. Be strong and filled with faith, for my adorable Son is yours…. I bless you in His most glorious, omnipotent and adorable Name - a Name to which all shall bow on bended knee….” (Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Private 01-04-09)

St. Bernardine of Siena and the Holy Name of Jesus...
The Chaplet and Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus...

 

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Feast of St. Agnes - January 21

Prayer to St Agnes

O Little St. Agnes, so young and yet made so strong and wise by the power of God, protect by your prayers all the young people of every place whose goodness and purity are threatened by the evils and impurities of this world. Give them strength in temptation and a true repentance when they fall. Help them to find true Christian friends to accompany them in following the Lamb of God and finding safe pastures in His Church and in her holy sacraments.

May you lead us to the wedding banquet of Heaven to rejoice with you and all the holy virgin martyrs in Christ who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on the feast of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr?

“…If you were focusing on my Son, each of you would know with certainty that your soul is safe at all costs. In order to advance in the spiritual world, you must not be afraid to take a risk for God and work hard in the areas of prayer and self-examination. Virtues are gifts from God and must be exercised when graced….” (OLOE Public 01-21-99)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 21, 1999...

 

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Feast of St. Francis De Sales - January 24

Bishop and Doctor of the Church (1567-1622)

“I desire very little; and what I do desire, I desire very little. I have hardly any desires, but if I were to begin my life all over again, I would want to have none at all…. Ask for nothing, refuse nothing; we must simply abandon ourselves into the hands of Providence, without nourishing any other desire but to do whatever God wills. St. Paul practiced this act of absolute abandonment at the very moment of his conversion. When he was deprived of his sight, he immediately said, ‘Lord, what do you want me to do?” (Acts 22:10) From that moment on He put himself completely at God’s disposal. All our perfection consists precisely in the practical application of this principle.”(St. Frances de Sales, Spiritual treatises XXI, VI, pp. 383-384))

Litany of St. Frances de Sales...

 

What has Our Lord in His Lessons said on the feast of St. Francis de Sales?

“…So many of My people and My priests simply and routinely go through the motions. So many of My people, who are My beloved ones, are so entangled and afflicted with ‘self’ issues! They do not come to share with Me or allow Me to comfort or counsel them with My Love. They complain about their own afflictions. It is time My people know the Truth and listen to Me! I am here for them. It is I Who humbles Myself to be consecrated to them! ...Speak to Me openly, sincerely, truthfully and intimately. Stop being obsessed with self-image, problems and daily occurrences…. It begins with the Eucharist for all those who desire reception of Me, and it continues with respectful mannerisms and devoted faithfulness!” ((JOM, Vol II, #40, 01-24-90, Eucharistic Presence)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
EUCHARISTIC PRESENSE
January 24, 1990...

"Moreover, just as every sort of gem, cast in honey, becomes brighter and more sparkling, each according to its color, so each person becomes more acceptable and fitting in his own vocation when he sets his vocation in the context of devotion. Through devotion your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince becomes more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable." (St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to a Devout Life)

 

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Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul - January 25

Saul to Jesus: “Who are you, sir?”

…Saul got up from the ground,
but when he opened his eyes
he could see nothing;…

Jesus to Ananias: “Get up and go to the street called Straight
and ask at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul…
…Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine
to carry My Name before Gentiles, kings and Israelites;
and I will show him what he will have to suffer for My Name.”

Ananias to Saul: “Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me,
Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came,
that you may regain your sight
and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

…Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes
and he regained his sight.

(Acts 9:5-18)

What has Our Lord in His Lessons said on about Conversion?

“My people have difficulty at first because they think that their walk with Me will be as they have it mapped out in their minds. Then they come to know their true Jesus…. They will rejoice after their journey of conversion because I have taken them through the fog and mud; and they will understand that this is conversion! It is like a dandelion….” (JOM, Vol II, #25, 12-10-89, Conversion)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
CONVERSION
December 10, 1989...

Conversion is the heart of the Christian experience. Conversion is best described in the New Testament in the Letters of St. Paul, and with good reason - no one experiences a more dramatic conversion than St. Paul on the road to Damascus:

Conversion...

Litany to St. Paul the Apostle...

St. Paul’s Conversion - by Pope Benedict XVI, Sept. 3, 2008:

“The dazzling radiance of the Risen Christ blinds him; thus what was his inner reality is also outwardly apparent, his blindness to the truth, to the light that is Christ….St. Paul was not transformed by a thought but by an event, by the irresistible presence of the Risen One whom subsequently he would never be able to doubt, so powerful had been the evidence of the event, of this encounter….” (General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI, September 3, 2008)

Benedict XVI General Audience September 3, 2008...

What has OLOE said on the feast of St. Paul's Conversion?

“…Be aware of what constitutes true friendship. Look to choose friends of virtue…. Seek those who live a life of solid prayer and those whose tongues fall silent to evil speech and indecent gossip…. Measure friendship with prudence by looking for the virtues of solid prayer. You will find that the fruits of solid prayer have no special regard for any person in particular. All are friends to that person. A person of prayer grows in practical goodness and the warmth of his love reaches out to all people—friend, enemy or stranger….” (OLOE Public 01-25-96)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 25, 1996...

 

“Rejoice that you belong to God, and never let go of that treasure. Guard it well, and you will be called ‘chosen’. For your ‘fiat’ and unconditional surrendering will gain you the knowledge and the wisdom to live continuously in His Most Divine Will through His Grace.” (OLOE Private 01-25-06)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg January 25, 2006...

 

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Do Not Forget!

St. John Vianney’s Incorrupt Heart US Tour Schedule….

(November 2018 through June 2019)

 

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The Winter of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose   

 

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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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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 every day. 
Merciful God, please spare America!
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for us!

 

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Featured Writings...

 

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Pope Francis Prayer Intention –January 2019

Join in praying for the January 2019 prayer intention of Pope Francis:

Young People and the Example of Mary:  That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

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
3
Sun

World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
February 3, 2019
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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