The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Friday, February 22, 2019






The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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In 2007 an Irish Benedictine monk/priest, was "prompted" to write down what he heard in front of the Blessed Sacrament -- words of knowledge and insight and encouragement meant not only for him, especially priests and for all the faithful.

His spiritual director identified what was occurring as gratia gratis data (real Grace), and his book, In Sinu Jesu: The Journal of a Priest At Prayer, includes an Imprimatur from a bishop, Michael Smith, in Meath Mullingar, Ireland along with a Nihil Obstat.

We are soon to enter another Lenten Season.  During this end of the era, we can never be sure if this might be the last traditional Lenten Season we share.  It should always be a time of prayer, but can we be sure our prayer is effective prayer as St. James describes?


“…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man

 accomplishes much….”

(James 5:16)


Our Lord teaches us how to pray more effectively:

       “When you intercede for another, do so with a boundless confidence in My Love for that soul.  At the same time, relinquish every desire to see the outcome of your intercessions you would imagine or desire it to be.  Allow Me to receive your prayer and to respond to it in ways corresponding to My infinite wisdom, to My Love and to my perfect Will for the person you bring before My Eucharistic Face.

       Do not come to Me with solutions; come to Me only with your problems, and allow Me to provide the solutions.  I have no need of your solutions, but when you bring Me problems, sufferings, questions, and needs, I am glorified by your confidence in My merciful Love.

       Bring Me your questions, your problems and your fears, and I will attend to them; for Me darkness itself is not dark and night shines as the day.  There is no situation and no suffering so heavy that I cannot make it light to bear, and even, if such be My Will, remove it altogether from those who are crushed beneath its weight.

       Pray to Me with confidence and with abandonment, and not with a secret desire to force My hand and to obtain from Me only what you have in view.

       Ask and you shall receive.  Only ask with a trusting faith, believing that whatever I will give is best for you and most glorious for Me and My Father.  Seek and you shall find.  Yes, seek, but allow Me to guide you to the object of your seeking.  Seek My Face, and all the rest will be give you besides.

       There are sous so attached to what they think I should give them in answer to their prayers, that when I give then what is best for them, and most glorious for Me and for My Father, they fail to see it.  This is because they do not intercede or ask in the Holy Spirit.  Instead, they pray out of the obscurity blindness, and narrowness of their own perceptions, limiting what I can do for them, and using their prayer as an attempt to control My loving omnipotence

       How unfortunate are those who come to Me proposing their own solutions, when all they need to do is to bring Me their problems, their needs and their requests.  When you intercede for one who is ailing, it is enough for you to say to Me: ‘Lord, the one whom Thou loves is sick.’ Leave all the rest to My most loving Heart.  If you ask for a cure or healing, do so with such confidence in My Love that your faith is ready to embrace My response to your prayer in whatever form it takes.

       If I am teaching you how to intercede before My Eucharistic Face and how to present souls to My Eucharistic Heart, it is because I want you to intercede much, to ask boldly, and to obtain great things from My Omnipotent Love.  If you are praying well, that is praying as I teach you how to pray, then act boldly and confidently, for I am with you and I will not forsake you, and My blessing will rest upon all that you do with a pure heart for My glory and the glory of My Father.”

 (In Situ Jesu, Sept. 7, 2011)

How to get the book, In Sinu Jesu

“In Sinu Jesu recounts the graces experienced in the life of one priest through the healing and strengthening power of Eucharistic adoration. At the same time, it issues an urgent call to all priests—and, indeed, to all Christians—to be renewed in holiness through adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces."
— His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta



February 2019

The Month Dedicated to the Holy Family

“…But while he thought on these things,
behold the angel of the Lord
appeared to him in his sleep, saying:
“Joseph, son of David,
fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife,
for that which is conceived in her,
is of the Holy Ghost…” 

(Mt 1:20)


Consecration to the Holy Family

O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou protect us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace and concord in Christian love: in order that by living according to the divine pattern of Thy family we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.

Mary, dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, by the kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus, and obtain for us His graces and blessings.

O Saint Joseph, most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs; that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and thee, for all eternity. Amen.

(Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be three times.)

Consecration to the Holy Family and Reflection by St. Bernard...


Our Lady of Emmitsburg

"…Especially now in this world with all the tribulations and turmoil, it is so important for you, my children, to focus not only on my Son, but also on the Holy Family.  There is your protection in a most loving way.  For I wrap my mantle around you, and I protect you.  My beloved Joseph guides you. He represents a just man, and he is an example of true fatherhood for all the world.  And then there is my Son, most glorious and omnipotent.  In His glory, which is so overwhelming, He gently smiles upon you.  Within Him is the greatest glory of the Most Blessed and Holy Trinity…."  (OLOE, August 7, 2003)


Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - February 22

"On this rock I will build my Church”
Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday General Audience
February 22, 2006...

St. Jerome (345-420), most remembered for his translation of the Bible which came to be known as Vulgate, wrote: “I decided to consult the Chair of Peter, where that faith is found exalted by the lips of an Apostle. I now come to ask for nourishment for my soul there, where once I received the garment of Christ. I follow no leader save Christ, so I enter into communion with your beatitude, that is, with the Chair of Peter, for this I know is the rock upon which the Church is built.” (St. Jerome, Le lettere 1, 15, 1-2)

What has OLOE said on the feast of the Papacy?

“…In times of difficulty, acts of patience, self-composure and prayer will help you rise above whatever ailment stresses you…. There is a great deal of pain which afflicts many people in different forms, for this is the way of the present world. Yet, those who hope in the Joy of Jesus will rise to live in His Joy. Jesus will never abandon you. Be at peace knowing He is with you. Calm your anxieties through love and acceptance of yourself, and meet each frustrating circumstance with an open heart. See each element of your life’s experience as an opportunity to grow in love and humility. You will master your difficulties through a resigned and contrite heart….” (OLOE Public 02-22-96)

“If God would rule without respect for free will, there would be no need for me to implore your prayers and assistance. But there is free will, and God has been patient! However, abortion is escalating, greed and hatred are escalating, civil wars are escalating, lack of trust in God is escalating, despair and hopelessness are escalating; but I’m here imploring prayer, giving hope and inviting all to know the Truth.” (OLOE Private 02-21-09)



Feast of St. Polycarp - February 23

Bishop and Martyr (+166)

St. Polycarp became a disciple of St. John the Evangelist who made him Bishop of Smyrna. Later he was condemned to be burned by the Roman Emperor for refusing to deny Christ. The authors of the Acts tell us that they were witnesses of the fact that the flames did not touch him, but formed an arch over his head. Thereupon, he was pierced with a sword; such a great amount of blood issued from the wound that it extinguished the fire.

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

“…Let the Crucifix be your first source of help on days of misfortune and sufferings. You will find comfort in your sufferings at the Foot of the Cross. Gaze upon the Crucifix with affectionate adoration. You are redeemed through the sufferings of my Son, and He will give to you the strength and courage He asks of you. In your suffering you are submerged into the abandonment of my Son, and salvation results through His Mercy. Do not seek consolation and strength from people, but embrace instead the Foot of the Cross when you are afflicted with misery….” (OLOE Public 02-23-95)


7th Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 24, 2019

In St. Luke’s Gospel on this 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus speaks to His disciples about forgiveness:

“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven….
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.”

(Lk 6:37-38)

As we prepare for this year’s Lenten Season, we cannot advance on our spiritual journey in the way for which Our Lord hungers without placing forgiveness—our forgiveness of others as well as ourselves—in the forefront of our priorities.  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 have shared with us about forgiveness—of our neighbor and of ourselves:

Forgiveness, Part II, revised



Do Not Forget!

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


(November 2018 through June 2019


The Winter of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose


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...


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...


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!


Featured Writings...


Pope Francis Prayer Intention –February 2019

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

Human Trafficking:  For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

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,
March 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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