Feastday: St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop) 8th August

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St Mary of the Cross

Today is a very special day, here in Australia and New Zealand.

Mary Mackillop is the patroness of Australia and is our first saint. She is dearly loved and respected in this land.

She was one of eight chidren. The Australian colonies were still young and developing. It was within the first 80 years that she started to teach poor children in a stable; and soon after joined a priest to start her religious order of Sisters of St Joseph.

Up to about 1970 when religious orders started to disappear from our schools), you could find these nuns in almost every parish. I myself was educated by these beautiful nuns and have fond memories of them.

St Mary MacKillop had many trials during her whole life – she herself described her early years as “a most unhappy” early life, largely due to financial hardship. Towards the end of her life she suffered a stroke.

To read her life story is inspiring. She even chose her religious name to be Mary of the Cross. She had great courage and zeal. She was even excommunicated  for a time because she did not agree with the bishop.

An article written for her canonisation, said of her:

Mary MacKillop has quite rightly gained a reputation in recent times as ‘The Australian Peoples’ Saint’. Largely, this is because people can relate to her. She was one of us. Born in Melbourne, and fired by a deep desire to serve God and to help alleviate the plight of the poor, Mary was an ordinary person who lived a holy life.

Perhaps it is because of her down to earth nature that we relate to her so well. Mary MacKillop could be feisty and stubborn. She suffered terrible setbacks, discouragement and injustice and yet through all of this her faith in God did not falter. Plagued by ill health for much of her life, she was still able to found a religious institute aimed at serving the poor, particularly in the field of education, which remains a vibrant and active presence in the fabric of Australian life today.

Mary MacKillop is to become a saint not only of the Australian people, but for the Australian people and indeed, for the world. Her motto of “Never see a need without doing something about it” continues to call us forth to action. At a time when real heroes are in short supply, Mary MacKillop is a true inspiration. Her heroism is all the more firm because it is built not on celebrity or sporting skill but on her love for Jesus Christ and a life of dedication to God and her fellow human beings.

( https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/articles/mary-mackillop/blessed-mary-mackillop)

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There are about 800 Sisters of St Joseph, still working with the poor and marginalised in Australia, New Zealand, Timor Leste, Scotland, Ireland and Peru.

sisters of st Joseph logoOne thing I remember, most clearly, that we always wrote “J.M.J” at the top of each page in our exercise books at school. The sisters of St Joseph had a special devotion to the Holy Family. This logo was also on the front of their habits. The habits were dark brown. They had the long Rosary beads draping down the front and had the Crucifix tucked into their belt. The logo was blue.

WE pray today to our dear Saint: we pray for courage, determination, perseverance, charity, for our bishops and most of all our educators.

God knows how we need her prayers in this country (and indeed the world) today!

Some inspirations from St Mary of the Cross

(From her letters to her mother):

Mary wrote to her mother in 1867:

  • Dearest mamma, you ever taught me to look up to and depend on Divine Providence in every trouble and when you saw me dull or unhappy you always had the same sweet reminder for me. Ah do not now forget what you were the first to teach me.
  • Mary wrote again to Flora in January 1868,Oh Mamma let us belong to Him completely and He will take care of us all.”
  • In September 1869 Mary wrote to her mother, “You used to tell me to love the Will of God – to submit to it in all things. Your words still often ring in my ears and I bless God that they were my mother’s word’s to me.”
  • Mary wrote to her mother on 7 January 1868: “God in His infinite mercy has been extremely good to one and all of us. His greatest blessing has been what to the worldly eye appears a severe and heavy trial, or a continuation of trials..

Sr. Mary’s voting advice (to her sisters):

At a time when women had just earned the right to vote, as the Mother Superior of her order, she urged her Sisters to take voting seriously.

Non-Aboriginal women were given the right to vote for the new Commonwealth Parliament in 1901, having first been enfranchised in South Australia in 1894, followed by Western Australia in 1899. Women in Australia first voted for the Commonwealth Parliament in the second Federal election in 1903.

In that year, Mary MacKillop wrote to her Sisters on July 16, directing them to get on the electoral roll, and, according to the conventions of the times, to inform themselves of the issues and the candidates.

“My dear Sisters,

It is a duty on us all to vote, and for this reason all must have their names on the Electoral Rolls where they are placed. See to this at once. Get advice from some leading man in whom you have confidence, or from the priest, but keep your voting secret. Find out who are the members proposed for election and vote for those who are considered most friendly to the Church and Religion. Every so-called Catholic is not the best man. I can say no more, but with love and blessing and praying for God to guide you in this important matter, remain as ever.

Your fond Mother in JMJ,

Mary of the Cross.”

Sr Sheila McCreanor rsj, who arranged and edited the book in which the letter has been published, Mary MacKillop on Mission to her last breath, said Mary’s message to her Sisters remains relevant today.

“I am sure that the essence of her message remains true today – be responsible in casting your vote; weigh up the attitudes and values of those standing for election and above all, pray for wisdom.”

Her life and achievements:

  • Mary MacKillop was born in Victoria in 1842.  She was the eldest child in her family and had 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
  • Her father had an excellent religious education and most of Mary’s education was at home.
  • Mary’s first job was as a clerk when she was 14, she then worked as a governess looking after her cousins and teaching them (and other farm children) their lessons.
  • She loved children and later became a school teacher.
  • In South Australia she met a priest named Father Julian Tenison Woods who also wanted to help poor children attend school.
  • Together Mary MacKillop and Father Tenison Woods started the ‘Stable School’ in 1866.
  • All of the children had lessons in reading, writing, math and singing. The girls also enjoyed learning to sew whilst the boys enjoyed woodwork.  Mary and her sisters also taught the children about God and taught them to trust in Jesus.
  • In 1866 Mary MacKillop and Father Tenison Woods started the religious order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites) and in 1867 Mary MacKillop became a nun – Sister Mary of the Cross.
  • Mary and the Josephite nuns set up schools in Australia and New Zealand.
  • They also set up houses for elderly women, young girls and women without jobs.
  • They gave their life to people in need often giving comfort to the sick and dying and even visiting people in jail to give them whatever help they could.

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St Mary of the Cross, pray for us.

Pray for Australia and New Zealand!

Pray this special Litany for the Church today (6th August)

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t. Boniface, an English Benedictine Monk appointed Archbishop, is known as the Apostle of Germany. He was martyred at the age of 79, while on a mission to Holland – attacked and killed by pagans, along with 52 of his companions. He once said:

“In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course.”

Can we agree that the sweeping changes  and demanding call presented in the new Motu Proprio – Traditionis Custodes has caused a “tsunami wave” inside of our Holy Catholic Church threatening to pull much of what we love out to sea?

Cardinal BurkeOn July 22nd, Cardinal Burke issued a statement writing that “Many faithful – laity, ordained and consecrated – have expressed to me the profound distress which the Motu Proprio «Traditionis Custodes» has brought them.”

In a moment, I am going to ask you to join me and Rosary Warriors around the world in reciting a special Litany for the Church in our time. First, let us take a moment to reflect on the words of Cardinal Burke, from a presentation given on July 10th and then take action accordingly:

“Drawn close to the Mother of God who unfailingly takes us to her Divine Son, we must remain serene because of our faith in Christ who will not permit the “gates of hell” to prevail against His Church.[10] Serenity does not mean that we ignore or deny the gravity of the situation in which the world and the Church find themselves. It means rather that we are fully conscious of the seriousness of the situation, while, at the same time, we address all of the needs of the world and the Church to Christ our Savior through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Joseph, and the whole company of the saints.”

Please save the date to join me in answering the desire of His Eminence to pray fervently for Pope Francis, the Bishops and priests by saying the Litany for the Church in Our Time, on this First Friday, August 6th, which is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. When we come together, as one powerful voice crying out to heaven, we know that prayer can change any situation which seems hopeless.  

Litany for the Church in Our Time

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, Divine Founder of the Church,
hear us.
Christ, Who didst warn of false prophets,
graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World,
have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us.
St. Michael, Defender in Battle, pray for us.
St. Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church, pray for us.
St. Paul, Protector of the Faithful Remnant, pray for us.
St. Francis of Assist, Re-builder of the Church, pray for us.
St. Anthony, Hammer of Heretics, pray for us.
St. Pius V, Restorer of the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy, pray for us.
St. Pius X, Foe of Modernism, pray for us.
All ye Holy Angels and Archangels, pray that we may resist the snares of the Devil.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray that Christ’s Vicar may oppose the spirit of the world.
St. John Fisher, pray that bishops may have the courage to combat heresy and irreverence.
St, Francis Xavier, pray that zeal for souls may be re-enkindled in the clergy.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray that seminaries may be protected from false teachings.
St. Vincent de Paul, pray that seminarians may return to a life of prayer and meditation.
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray that religious may rediscover their vocation of love and sacrifice.
St. Thomas More, pray that the laity may not succumb to the Great Apostasy.
St. Francis de Sales, pray that the Catholic press may again become a vehicle of Truth.
St. John Bosco, pray that our children may be protected from immoral and heretical instruction.
St. Pascal, pray that profound reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament may be restored.
St. Dominic, pray that we may ever treasure the Holy Rosary.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray.

Jesus, our God, in these dark hours when Thy Mystical Body is undergoing its own Crucifixion, and when it would almost seem to be abandoned by God the Father, have mercy, we beg of Thee, on Thy suffering Church. Send down upon us the Divine Consoler, to enlighten our minds and strengthen our wills.

Thou, O Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived, have promised to be with Thy Church until the end of time. Give us a mighty Faith that we may not falter; help us to do Thy Holy Will always, especially during these hours of grief and uncertainty. May Thy Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Thy Holy Mother be our sure refuge in time and in eternity. Amen.

May we find strength from the company of saints, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, who gives Comfort to the Afflicted.

Your friend in Christ,

Thomas McKenna

Catholic Action For Faith And Family
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Happy Birthday Blessed Mother!

Today we pour out our hearts in love and gratitude- and rejoicing for the birth of such a pure and holy soul: born to be blessed among women: to be Mother of God and us also- forevermore!


Why It it Mary that on your birthday, we receive all the graces? The gifts are truly ours this day, although it’s your birthday!

Thank you Blessed Mother, evermore!

August 5th 2021

In honour of Our Mother’s birthday, another Jesus to Mankind prayer group leader has posted a beautiful document on the presentation of “Our Lady’s Role in Salvation”, which was originally given on June 5th.

Please visit here for details and download the document for reading and reflection.

https://missionofsalvation.com/2021/08/05/virgin-mary-the-holy-mother-of-god-and-her-role-as-the-mother-of-salvation-in-the-gift-of-our-salvation-june-5-event/

Jesus, our loving Saviour, shares our grief

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“Think not Thyself wholly forsaken, though for a time I have sent thee some tribulation, or withdrawn from thee thy wished-for consolation, for this is the way to the kingdom of heaven.” (from Marian Missal 1958)

Call out to God

This thought sums up the readings for Mass today (Traditional Rite: 9th Sunday after Pentecost). The other readings today directly relate to us today.

The Bible is the Word of God, Divinely inspired. We need to hear these words, and meditate on them frequently. God guides us with His Words, because He is our loving Father, Who cares for us and will guide us, consoles us and shows us the way.

The Introit expresses feelings the prayer within our hearts that many of God’s children are feeling today:

“Behold God is my helper, and the Lord is the protector of my soul: turn back
the evils upon my enemies, and cut them off in Thy truth, O Lord my protector. (Ps. 53: 3) Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and deliver me in Thy strength…”

In the next prayer,(the Collect)  the priest implores God for us:

“Let Thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Thy suppliant people:and that Thou may grant their desire to those that seek, make them to ask such things as shall please Thee.”

In the Epistle (1 Corinthians 10: 6-13) St Paul reminds us of temptations to sin which come from the world, the flesh and the devil. One priest today, in his homily explained that there were 2 meanings for “temptation”: that it refers to sin; and also the other meaning is “being put to the test”. This last point lit up like a lightbulb for me. It explains a lot of our crosses and events in our daily lives – God tests us, and in being tested and overcoming, we grow in virtue. God does not allow us to undergo anything which we are not able to withstand. In our present climate (spiritual and secular), this is important to remember.

“Brethren, let us not covet evil things, as they also coveted. Neither become
ye idolaters,…. Neither let us commit fornication, … Neither let us tempt Christ,
…. Neither do you murmur, …and were destroyed by the destroyer. …Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human: and God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able, but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.”

In the Gradual, our prayer which  is welling up in the hearts of so many today, is repeated :

“Alleluia, alleluia. (Ps. 58: 2) Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: and defend me from them that rise up against me. Alleluia”

The Gospel reading is from  Luke 19: 41-47. It tells us how Jesus wept over Jerusalem because He foresaw what would happen to them. But right after that, he went to the temple and cleansed it of the sellers that were within it, denigrating the house of God.

“At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jerusalem, seeing the city, He wept over it, saying: If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, and thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee on every side, and beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee; and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone, because thou  hast not known the time of thy visitation. And entering into the temple, He began to cast out them that sold therein, and them, that bought, saying to them: It is written, “My house is the house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” And He was teaching daily in the temple.”

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In these times, we can depend on God, our Father, and Jesus, our Saviour who weep for us; who have seen what is to happen and warned us, but have not taken heed. But we also know, from His Divine Word in the Scriptures, that He will act. The church is filled with Apostasy and heresy and error, the Word of God is twisted – all this has kept into the worship which is offered and the false teachings that are promulgated- unworthy Communions, LGBT, blasphemy against Our Lady, Pachamama worship….

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In the Book of Truth, we see so clearly that Jesus shares our grief. He continually, in almost every message shares His grief for us, our anguish and anxiety, our feelings of helplessness, our fear of what is coming, to console our breaking hearts re what is happening in the Church and in our families. We know, as we read, that we have a heavenly Father, Saviour and Mother, who care for us deeply, and do not want to lose any of us,; who warn us against what is to come, so that we are ready for the fight.

In the meantime, we must feed our souls with heavenly food and worship God in a way that is built on Holy Scripture, on the Tradition which stems from Christ, and on the Holy Magisterium that is faithful to the Church that Christ established. As the Holy Bible tells us, Jesus will cleanse His Church of anything that is not Holy and does not induce true worship of our Supreme God and Saviour.

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In the meantime, we have to make do, and thank God for live-streamed Masses, for the rebel priests who do secret Masses and spread the word, all the while with the danger of our actions being observed during the “lockdowns” and some who offer the Holy Sacrifice in homes, and all the others who at least visit homes to offer us the Sacraments of Penance and holy Communion.

In the meantime, it is well to dwell on the Communion Verse in today’s Mass:

(John 6: 57) He that eats My Flesh, and drinks My
 Blood, abides in Me, and I in him, saith the Lord.”

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Jesus warns us of what to look out for :

The devil will deceive many who belong to My Church in this time in history. He will do this in the most charming and convincing way and he will justify lies when his servants will say that I would approve of these new changes. I, Jesus Christ, will be misquoted in order to win over souls. My Teachings will be twisted in order to destroy My Church and steal those souls closest to Me. Millions will accept the lies, without a care in the world. You must pray for them in the hope that they will realise, in time, that something is wrong.”( 6 Oct 2013)

Jesus consoles us:

“While I weep at the way in which evil and greed have gripped the world I am also full of joy because of the pure love My followers show to Me, their Jesus. How they bring Me solace, comfort and how I wish I could wrap them in My Arms.Jesus loves sinners How I wish they could hear Me tell them how much I love them. How I long for the day when I reach out My hand, grasp their hand in Mine and draw them into My New Kingdom when they will come home to Me at last.”( 2 June, 2012)

He reminds priests of Church teachings:

“My Church is My Body. All those who believe in Me are part of My Body. Those who are part of Me will follow My Teachings. Those who say they lead My followers must abide by the Word of God. Their role is to defend the Truth – not deviate from it.”(1 Jan. 2015)

Advice to priests:

If you are being pulled away from Me, and if My Word is being rejected by the world, then the duty of My sacred servants is to remind the world of what is right and what is wrongWhen they remove themselves from matters, which concern the soul in exchange for matters, which amount to socialism, then know that this is a subtle and cunning deception. It also betrays all trust in Me.” (1 Jan. 2015)

God the Father tells us what to expect, what we will feel, and its effect on some priests

“As I draw you away from the enemy, many of you will find it difficult to remain true to the Word of God. You will be tormented by doubts, lack of courage to adhere to the Holy Word and a terror of being declared a traitor to the Church. The battle for souls will be as intense, as it was during My Son’s Time on Earth. The greatest difficulty will be brought about because of the failure on the part of My Son’s holy servants to detect deceit within their own ranks. And so, they will, because of their lukewarm faith and lack of discernment, lead many of their fellow clergy into serious error, as foretold.”(March 24, 2014  

We are warned:

“You must not allow yourselves to be taken like slaves. You must not succumb to absurd laws, which deny your free will. Never forget that you were born with the gift of free will – a Gift from God.” ( 31 March 2013  

“…The global vaccination I told you about in 2010 will soon be witnessed….” (3 Oct. 2014)

Democracy will be replaced with dictatorships, yet they will not be presented to nations as such. When millions have signed away all their rights, in the name of new tolerant laws, it will be too late. You will become prisoners. (9 N0v. 2012)

The Seals of Revelation are explained:

“My dearest daughter, the famine, which will grip the world as the Third Seal is opened, will not be confined to the lack of food for the body. The famine I speak of will be starvation of the spirit, as every trace of the Truth will be erased by the enemies who infiltrate the Church, created on Earth by My Son, Jesus Christ, in union with His Body”. (March 24, 2014)

A Promise from God the Father:

“To those who do hear My Voice, follow Me and help Me build My Remnant Church on Earth. I will lead you through the havoc, which will be wielded by the antichrist.You will not suffer the torment, which will befall those who refuse to reject false idols, greed, materialism and lust for power.I Call on all of My children, to listen. I ask you to open your eyes, before it is too late.” (21 Feb 2012”

Psalm 125

 

 

A Saint for our time: St Oliver Plunkett

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St Oliver Plunkett

July 11th is the feastday of this great saint. it is not in the Traditional Mass hand Missal, but you will find it in the Supplement for Australia and New Zealand. This year the date was on Sunday – 7th Sunday after Pentecost. The priest’s homily really hit home . You will understand after reading his life story. (Irish Saints are often celebrated in Australia, I guess because the Faith in Australia was handed down to us by convict priests, who endured much hardship in doing so. The Catholic Faith was forbidden.)

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Basically, St Oliver Plunkett was born in Ireland in 1625. At the time, Ireland was under intense persecution. There had been no bishop for decades; priests were generally uneducated and had to say Mass in houses and wherever they could. He always wanted to be a priest, but at the time, it was too dangerous to travel. Up to 12,000 people had been killed in the uprisings and atrocities  in Ulster at this time.

Finally, he and a group of future seminarians, set off for Rome in 1647. To do this, he had to go to England, where Catholics were also hunted. It it was strictly forbidden for young men to travel to the continent to enter seminaries.(At the moment, we are in another lock-down, much worse than ever before – Churches are closed – there is only on-line streaming. Some of us are aware of at least 3 parishes which are ignoring the rules and Mass is continuing. Police are everywhere checking, and we are forbidden to go beyond out local area and less than 10 km from home. The Saint is an example to us.))

The perilous journey included being followed by 2 warships. After praying for deliverance, a storm came and fixed that problem. After that they were abducted by robbers and left penniless. Eventually he got to Rome, but he was a pauper student. The Irish College in Rome could not accept him straight away. He was a gifted student and eventually became Professor of Theology and later Professor of Apologetics or Controversies. After many years, when the problems in Ireland had eased a bit after Cromwell’s death, Rome appointed new bishops. He was chosen to be the Bishop of Armagh. Pope Clement IX stated that Oliver was the ideal candidate and he so declared his appointment.

His journey entailed going to London, where he passed himself off as a tourist. He also stayed for some time incognito in the Royal Palace under the protection of the confessor to Queen Catherine, who was a Catholic.But this was also dangerous, because there were agents looking for him. He remained there, unnoticed right under their noses.

He ended up staying for the entire winter because of the harsh weather conditions. During this time he met a priest who was previously an army officer. Oliver, subsequently adopted the disguise as Captain Browne, with wig, sword and pistols.

He finally arrived in Ireland in 1670. The viceroy was on the lookout for him, so he continued in disguise. The laws on the statute books were strongly anti-Catholic and it very often depended on the Viceroy or a local official or dignitary as to how strictly they were enforced. However, when a new Viceroy was installed, things became a little easier. In time, he became well liked and respected even by Protestant clergy. He managed to build Catholic schools,  and travelled around doing Confirmations (as there had not been a bishop for over 40 years).

St. Oliver was a diplomat, who astutely steered clear of politics, but he kept on good terms with many leading citizens, including the President of Ulster, who allowed him the use of his courtyard in Armagh for confirmation ceremonies and another who allowed him a public church with bells on estates, which were exempt from the jurisdiction of the royal ministers.

He worked hard in transforming the bad habits of many of the clergy, who were mostly uneducated, and had not had any authority in place to guide them. He ordained 100 priests, who knew how perilous it was to be a priest at the time.

In the end, it was rogue clergy who betrayed him. He was sent to England for trial (as in Ireland, the courts held him in good standing and many times allowed him to get off). In England, he was denied a defence counsel, but he disputed the right of the court to try him in England and he also drew attention to the criminal past of the witnesses.

He pleaded not guilty;  he asked for more time to produce his defence witnesses, but this was denied him. He was sentenced to hang, and to be drawn and quartered.

His reply to the sentence was ‘Deo Gratias”

Oliver’s trial, conviction and martyrdom in July 1681, was such an outrageous episode that it greatly discredited those who brought it about and the credibility of the plot and of its advocates collapsed completely thereafter. Lord Shaftesbury the principal promoter of the plot was arrested and imprisoned on the following day and another conpirator was arrested soon afterwards on a charge of perjury.

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There is much in St Oliver Plunkett’e life that we should take note of. The persecution of all  Catholics; the law which was anti-Catholic; priests who said Masses everywhere except in a church; the faithful who supported him; his disguises enabling him to do God’s work without being noticed; his hard work ethic; his dedication to study, Charity and  Good Works; his many sufferings and his joy. Despite all, there were many blessings from God and he was grateful to God. The people and priests who were able to visit him, hear his confession, and the way in which he received the things he needed to say Mass whilst locked away for months before his trial; his acceptance of the verdict; his forgiveness of his enemies…. He is indeed a saint for our times.

“Deo Gratias”

St Oliver Plunkett, pray for us and
pray for our priests and clergy.

 

Read more about his life adventures and sufferings at:

http://www.saintoliverplunkett.com/literature.html

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Please pray with us for this universal intention…

The rumours regarding the revision, re-interpretation or abolition of the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, are very troubling, to say the least. But all our trust turns to God. Please join us in a Novena of prayer, praying the Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary  to ask Mary to obtain for us, these favours..

As a means of beseeching God for:

His protection on all traditional communities 

and His protection on the venerable Ancient Roman Rite of the Church

We invite you to pray this Novena with us from the 5th of July – 14th July.

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Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord have mercy Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy on us. Christ hear us. Christ graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,  Have mercy on us. 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,  Have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. 
Holy Mary,  Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ, 
Mother of the Church, 
Mother of Mercy,
Mother of Divine Grace,
Mother of Hope,  
Mother most pure, 
Mother most chaste, 
Mother inviolate, 
Mother undefiled, 
Mother most amiable, 
Mother admirable, 
Mother of good counsel, 
Mother of our Creator, 
Mother of our Savior, 
Virgin most prudent, 
Virgin most venerable, 
Virgin most renowned, 
Virgin most powerful, 
Virgin most merciful, 
Virgin most faithful, 
Mirror of justice, 
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy, 
Spiritual vessel, 
Vessel of honour, 
Singular vessel of devotion, 
Mystical rose, 
Tower of David, 
Tower of ivory, 
House of gold, 
Ark of the covenant, 
Gate of heaven, 
Morning star, 
Health of the sick, 
Refuge of sinners, 
Solace of migrants,
Comfort of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels, 
Queen of Patriarchs, 
Queen of Prophets, 
Queen of Apostles, 
Queen of Martyrs, 
Queen of Confessors, 
Queen of Virgins, 
Queen of all Saints, 
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into Heaven, 
Queen of the most Holy Rosary, 
Queen of families, 
Queen of peace.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,  Have mercy on us. 
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. 
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we, your servants,
may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body; 
and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, 
may be delivered from present sorrow, 
and obtain eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

AMEN.

Mary in souls

The Precious Blood – Price of our Salvation

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Spear in Jesus sideToday (in the Traditional Rite) is the Feast of the precious Blood. It is celebrated as a First class Feast. Sadly, it is not on the Novus ordo calendar. It was removed in 1969, because it is “already venerated in the solemnities of the Passion, of Corpus Christi, of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and in the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. “ However, it can still be said in the N.O Rite if the priest wishes, as it is placed amongst the Votive Masses.

Gospel of St. John 19: 34

But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs,

(34) but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.”

The Catholic Catechism:

“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.”

St Padre Pio said:  

“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.”

St. Faustina wrote:

divine mercy warning“Today Jesus said to me, I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy … When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer:

 “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.” (Diary 186, 187, c. 1937)

Another prayer that Jesus gave to St Faustina of Divine Mercy: (to be said at 3 o’clock – the Hour of Mercy) is:

“You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.

O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.”

 St John’s Gospel account, as well as many saints have attested to the power of the Precious Blood.

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At the Consecration of the Mass:

At the elevation of the Host, we say in our hearts “My Lord and My God.”

We recognize Jesus Who has saved us from sin, and Who gave his Life for us to show His Love for us.

precious bloodAt the elevation of the chalice, we remind ourselves of this Great Love.

We implore – “Lord, be mindful of your creatures whom you have redeemed with your Precious Blood.”

 The Love of Christ is unfathomable. Keeping this in mind, it is the perfect moment to offer up to Jesus those for whom we pray, – the sick, the sorrowful, those who are trouble, those who need conversion…..

At this moment I pray for myself/others– “Lord, cover me (or name others) with Your precious Blood. Cleanse us from our sins. Make us pure, make us whole, make us holy.”

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Never has there been a time, in which we must constantly beg Jesus for His Protection, as now- for what is now, and for what is to come.

His Precious blood will comfort us, and will strengthen us. It will give us the strength we need for the journey.

Crusade Prayer book with Rosary

The Book of Truth has some special prayers invoking the Precious Blood of Our Lord:

For the Consecration to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ        

 Sep 18, 2013

Dear Jesus, I ask You to consecrate me, my family, friends and nation to the Protection of Your Precious Blood. You died for me and Your wounds are my wounds as I gracefully accept the suffering, which I will endure in the lead up to Your Second Coming. I suffer with You Dear Jesus as you try to gather all of God‘s children into Your Heart, so that we will have eternal life. Cover me and all those who need Your Protection with Your Precious Blood. Amen.

Crusade of Conversion Prayer                         31st May, 2012

O dear Jesus, I call on You to embrace all God’s children and cover them with Your Precious Blood. Let each drop of Your Blood cover every soul to shield them from the evil one. Open the hearts of all, especially hardened souls and those who know You, but who are stained with the sin of pride, to fall down and beg for the light of Your Love to flood their souls. Open their eyes to see the Truth, so that the dawn of Your Divine Mercy will shower down upon them, so they are covered with the Rays of Your Mercy. Convert all souls through the graces I ask You for now, dear Jesus, (personal intention here). I beg You for Mercy and offer you this gift of fasting for one day every week (for this month of June*) in atonement for all sins. Amen.

A Pledge of Allegiance to the Divine Will .                  13 June, 2012

O God the Most High, O Heavenly Father, I pledge to You my firm allegiance to honor and obey You in all things united to Your Divine Will on earth. I, through  the Sacred Blood of Your only beloved Son, the True Messiah, offer You my mind, my body and my soul on behalf of all souls so that we can unite, as one, in Your Heavenly Kingdom to come, so that Your Divine Will is done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Amen.

(Prayer for Clergy) : To remain firm and true to the Holy Word of God.                                                                                               July 30, 2012

Oh Dear Jesus help Your sacred servants to recognize the schism within Your Church as it unfolds. Help Your sacred servants to remain firm and true to Your Holy Word. Never let worldly ambitions cloud their pure love for You. Give them the graces to remain pure and humble before You and to Honor Your Most Holy Presence in the Eucharist. Help and guide all those sacred servants who may be lukewarm in their love for You and re-kindle the fire of the Holy Spirit in their souls. Help them to recognize temptation placed before them to distract them. Open their eyes so they can see the Truth at all times. Bless them Dear Jesus at this time and cover them with Your Precious Blood to keep them safe from harm. Give them the strength to resist the seduction of satan, should they be distracted by the allure of denying the existence of sin.  Amen.

blood of Jesus For the souls of those who commit murder             October 14, 2012

O dear Jesus, I beg for Mercy for those who commit murder. I urge for clemency for those in mortal sin. I offer my own suffering and difficulties over to You, so that You can open Your Heart, and forgive them their sins. I ask that You cover all those with evil intent in their souls with Your Precious Blood, so that they can be washed clean of their iniquities. Amen.

(The following prayer is for priests to say:)

To defend the Most Holy Word of God.                          Oct.29  2013

O Mother of Salvation, help me, a humble servant of God, to defend His Most Holy Word in times of torment. Consecrate me, dear Mother, to your Son, so that He can cover me with His Precious Blood. Grant me, through the Intercession of your Son, Jesus Christ, the grace, the strength and the will to remain true to the Teachings of Christ in the times of Tribulation, which will devour His Most Holy Church on Earth. Amen.

Sanctify your hearts!!

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stay at home

Today, we were all very sad. We were forced back to lockdown on Friday 25th June from 6pm. The Bishop dictated “No public Masses, no Adoration and no use of church buildings.” Therefore, no Legion of Mary etc. Meanwhile, the State of Origin football match still went ahead on Sunday. 

It hasn’t been like this for over a year. We were one of the lucky states, with a Premier who was the most reasonable, compared to those of other states. Everything actually felt almost back to normal.

A cluster of suburbs had been put into lockdown about a week ago, because there was a ‘cluster’ of people emerging (supposedly stemming from a “Quarantine’ driver). They announced that it was a very contagious strain. It was announced on Saturday, in the afternoon, that from 6pm, the lockdown would apply to all of greater Sydney, Wollongong and the Central Coast. It didn’t seem warranted.

Our priests flew into action, organizing livestream Masses and sending emails out to their database of parishioners. Others alerted people via word of mouth. Two parishes yesterday quickly organized a 5pm Mass, and spread the news, so that there could be a Mass because there would be none today. I found out also that one parish, courageously against government rules, still held their Sunday Masses today.

While watching the Live-streamed Mass, the readings for today spoke strongly to me.

Firstly The Introit (Opening prayer) – this verse echoes surely, the prayer that was in the hearts of many people today:

Hear, O Lord, my voice with which l have cried to Thee: be Thou my helper, forsake me not, nor do Thou despise me, O God, my Savior. (Ps. 26: 1) The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom shall I fear?

Next we hear in the Collect words of Hope – we are reminded that our hearts must turn to God,  so that we can obtain all that He has prepared for us

O God, Who hast prepared for them that love Thee good things unseen: pour into our hearts such love towards Thee, that, loving Thee in all and above all, we may obtain Thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire.

In the Epistle, St Paul tells us how to prepare our hearts and the reason why:

Dearly beloved: Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble, not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this you are called, that you may inherit a blessing. For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him decline from evil and do good; let him seek after peace, and pursue it: because the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and His ears unto their prayers, but the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things, And who is he that can hurt you, if you be zealous of good? But if also you suffer anything for justice’ sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear, and be not troubled: but sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts.(1 Peter 3: 8-15)

St Paul in the reading above, tells us the things which we must avoid. In other words, thoughts and words can be sinful – that our hearts must be pure – and thus God will hear the prayers of the just. He tells us we must not be afraid, but “sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts”

In the Gospel, Jesus emphasizes St Paul’s message – that we cannot have anger in our hearts, or we will be judged:

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: Except your justice abound more than that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not kill and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment and whosoever shall say to his brother: Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say: Thou fool, shalt be in danger of hell fire. If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath anything against thee, leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother; and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift. (Matthew 5: 20-24)

We cannot have anger in our hearts against our enemies – be they our government leaders, or bishops or others in the church hierarchy. We have to love our enemies. We have to sanctify our hearts!!!

In the Book of Truth, Jesus tells us:

  • When love is missing I am absent in the soul

9 January 2015 @ 3:30pm; Message 1307

“…To love one another is never easy because of the existence of sin. To love your enemies places a great burden upon you but if you pray for the graces to do so, then you will find that your love for Me grows. If you love Me truly you will be free of hatred, and then you will find true peace of the mind and the soul. …

Love quells every kind of hatred but, unless you remove your souls from those who incite hatred, you will be plunged into despair. …Peace and love can only come from God. Always seek Me out for I Am Love. When love is missing I am absent in the soul.”

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1307/

 

  • “My Love for humanity is infinite

11 October 2014 @ 1:00am; Message 1235

“…I will lift all of you, who have warm and tender hearts, in an instant, into My Sacred Heart and save you, such is My Love for you….”

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1235/

 

  • I never criticized sinners. I never cursed them. I never hurt them

20 September 2014 @ 4:38pm; Message 1219

“…When you love Me, you will never deviate from the love that I taught or the way in which you must imitate Me. I never criticised sinners. I never cursed them. I never hurt them and I never denounced them. So, too, must you do as I did.

Embrace sinners. Pray for them. For, if you do not, you will defy My Will and your actions will serve only your own flawed view as to Who I Am. You cannot say you are of Me if you preach the opposite to what I taught. Never look down on those you believe to be sinners in My Eyes. Pray for them but never judge them for this is not your right.”

https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-1219/

 

  •   “Worry about your own soul first then pray for others”.

17 August 2014 @ 5:18pmwho humbles himself

“…Each one of you is a sinner.Do not denounce another person before Me and declare him to be evil; for who are you but just a sinner in My Eyes? You must, therefore, worry about your own soul first and then pray for others. When you do this I will shower My Mercy upon all of you. When the man who exalts himself before Me and speaks ill of another man, he will come before My Seat of Judgment last, while the man who humbles himself before Me will come first….Why do you say you are of Me when you show hatred to others? You will never become worthy of My Kingdom until you discard your cloak of self-righteousness and your armour of pride

https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-1195/

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In conclusion,

Lord help us not to judge – even our enemies – for they are all your children. Who are we to judge? We are but sinners. Help us to conquer evil with good. Help us to be joyful in the good priests we have, and pray for those who are not. Help us to rejoice in the injustices and in the chastisements, because You are here with us and we are heirs to Your Kingdom.

precious blood

“Be mindful of Your creatures Lord, whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.”

Cover us all with your precious Blood, to wash away our sins; to make us whole and make us all holy.

Sanctify our hearts, O Lord!!!

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To hear the sermon on today’s readings, you can watch the live-streamed Mass (just skip forward to the sermon) at :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgc9MX58kQv4mL_j6sOqISA/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

The readings can be found here:

http://www.extraordinaryform.org/propers/Pentecost05th.pdf

 

“Jesus meek and humble of heart…”

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Sacred HeartA Tribute to the Sacred Heart

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is celebrated in the month of June on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi. This year it is June 11th. In our parish, we had all day Adoration – beginning with Mass at 7am and finishing with Sung Mass in evening. The sermon reminded us to make our Holy Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a very beautiful and heart felt devotion, reminding us of Jesus’ infinite Love and Mercy that He has for each of us. 

History of the Devotion

  • Began in 12th century
  • Saints – Bonaventure, Gertrude, Catherine of Siena, John Eudes
  • St Margaret Mary Alacoque promoted this devotion on France (with the support of St Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.)
  • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  had visions from 1673 to 1675.

Jesus’ appearances to St Margaret Mary Alacoque:

  • First Revelation: Dec 27th 1673 while she was kneeling in the chapel before the Bl. Sacrament. Jesus made known to her His ardent desire to be loved by men and His design of manifesting His Heart with all Its treasures of love and mercy, of sanctification and salvation
  • The Second apparition: early in 1674, Margaret Mary saw Jesus’ Sacred Heart on a throne of flames, transparent as crystal, surrounded by a crown of thorns signifying the sins of mankind, with a cross above it.

Again Jesus told her of his infinite love for mankind and his desire that he should be honoured through the display of this image of his heart, with the promise that all who did so would be specially blessed.

  • The third apparition probably took place on 2 July 1674,

Margaret Mary was praying before the Blessed Sacrament exposed,

She saw a vision of Jesus in glory, with his five wounds shining like suns, and he then showed her his heart on fire with love for mankind, a love that unfortunately was often ignored or treated with contempt.

(see the quote in the image below.) How can anyone ignore this heartfelt plea of Jesus?

Behold this heart

We must pray and make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We must make Jesus feel that He is “loved in return“.

Jesus revealed to St Margaret Mary the ways we can make reparation to His Sacred Heart. He asked us to practice the Nine First Fridays.

The following First Friday devotions are efficacious in honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus: 

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Act of Reparation

The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Sacrament of Penance (Confession/Reconciliation)

 

Some beautiful aspirations that we can say often during the day:

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Sweet Heart of  Jesus, I implore, that I may love Thee more and more.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my Love.

All for You, most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come.

Prayers to the Sacred Heart:

A Short Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still, accept the consecration that I make to You, of all that I am and all that I have. Take every faculty of my soul and body, and draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to Your Sacred Side, and there, as I can bear the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.


A Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we know that there is but one thing impossible to You: to be without pity for those who are in suffering or distress. Look down on us, we beg of You and grant us the grace which we humbly and earnestly implore, through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother to whom You confided us as her children, and whose prayers are all powerful with You. Amen.

(From “Heart Speaks to Heart,” The Sacred Heart Program.)

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Prayers revealed to us by Jesus in the Book of Truth

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Jesus directed that we form an army of prayer groups around the world. He gave us the armour (including special prayers to say for various intentions) to use to help Him in these difficult days to save many souls.

We are all too aware of the need for Prayer in these times. Some of the prayers which explicitly mention the Sacred Heart are as follows:

Prayer  to say after the Chaplet of Mercy     (10th May, 2011 )

“Fill me now O Lord with the Gift of the Holy Spirit to carry Your most Holy Word to sinners who I must help save in Your Name. Help me to cover them, through my prayers with your precious Blood so that they can be drawn to your Sacred Heart. Give me the Gift of the Holy Spirit so that these poor souls can revel in Your New Paradise.” Amen.

Prayer to Defend the Word of God    (Oct. 11th, 2012)

O dear Jesus, protect us from the lies, which offend God. Protect us from Satan and his army. Help us to love You more. Sustain us in our battle. Defend us in our faith. Lead us to Your refuge of safety. Help us stand up and defend Your Holy Will. Strengthen our resolve to be Your true disciples. Give us courage. Give us confidence. Guide us on the path of Truth. Defend us against the enemy. Pour Your Graces of Protection over us. Help us to avoid temptation. Bring us closer to Your Sacred Heart. Help us to remain loyal to You at all times.   Amen.

My Gift to Jesus to Save Souls        (17 Nov. 2011, 9pm) 

“My dearest Jesus you, who loves us so much, allow me in my humble way to help save your precious souls. Have mercy on all sinners no matter how grievously they offend you. Allow me through prayer and suffering to help those souls who may not survive The Warning to seek a place beside you in your Kingdom. Hear my prayer oh sweet Jesus to help you win over those souls you yearn for. Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus I pledge my allegiance to your most Holy Will at all times. Amen.”  

Offer of Suffering as a Gift   28 November, 2011

Oh, most Sacred Heart of Jesus, teach me to accept insults in Your Holy Name, when I proclaim Your Word with humble thanksgiving. Teach me to understand how humiliation, pain, and suffering bring me closer to Your Sacred Heart. Allow me to accept such trials with love and generosity of spirit, so that I may present them as the Gifts so precious to You, in order to save souls. Amen.

Stop hatred of visionaries   (30 November,2011)

Oh, Sacred Heart of Jesus, please stop the hatred and jealousy which exists amongst your followers, towards Your true visionaries in these times. I pray that you will hear my prayer to give Your visionaries the strength they need to proclaim Your Most Holy Word to a disbelieving world. Amen.

Prayer for conversion of families during  the Warning   (14th June,  2012)

O dear Sweet Jesus, I beg for Mercy for the souls of my family (name them here).I offer you my sufferings, my trials and my prayers to save their souls from the spirit of darkness. Let not one of these, Your children, denounce You, or reject Your Hand of Mercy. Open their hearts to entwine with Your Sacred Heart, so that they can seek the forgiveness necessary to save them from the fires of Hell. Give them the chance to make amends, so that they can be converted with the Rays of Your Divine Mercy. Amen.

The Disciple’s Prayer       (7th August, 2012)

Dear Jesus I am ready to spread your Holy Word. Give me the courage, the strength and the knowledge to impart the Truth so that as many souls as possible can be brought to You. Take me into your Sacred Heart and cover me with your Precious Blood, so that I am filled with the graces to spread conversion for the salvation of all of God’s children in every part of the world no matter what their creed is. I trust in you always. Your beloved disciple. Amen

Pray for Young souls, Young Children  16-8-2012. 

Oh Jesus help me to save the souls of young people all over the world. By Your grace help them to see the truth of Your existence. Bring them to Your Sacred heart and open their eyes to Your Love and Mercy. Save them from the fires of Hell and through my prayers have Mercy on their souls. Amen.

For the Victory of the Remnant Church    25-10-12

Jesus, King and Saviour of the world, to You do we pledge our honour, our loyalty and deeds, to proclaim Your Glory to all. Help us to gain the strength, and the confidence, to stand up and declare the Truth at all times. Never allow us to falter or delay in our march towards victory, and in our plan to save souls. We pledge our surrender, our hearts, and all that we possess, so that we are free of obstacles, as we continue the thorny road towards the gates of the New Paradise. We love You, dearest Jesus, our beloved Saviour and Redeemer. We unite ourselves in body, mind and spirit within Your Sacred Heart. Pour over us Your Grace of Protection. Cover us with Your Precious Blood, so that we will be filled with courage and love to stand up and declare the Truth of Your New Kingdom. Amen.

 

For Souls after The Warning    (3-12-12)

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, show Mercy to all of us poor sinners. Enlighten those hearts of stone, so desperate in their quest for guidance. Forgive them their iniquities. Help them, through Your Love and Mercy, to find it in their hearts to grasp Your great Gift of Redemption. I implore You to forgive all souls who reject the Truth of God. Cover them with Your Light, dear Jesus so that it will blind them to the wickedness and snares of the devil who will try to cut them off from You for eternity. I beg You to give all God’s children the strength to be thankful for Your Great Mercy. I ask that You open the door to Your Kingdom to all lost souls who wander the earth in a state of helplessness and hopelessness.  Amen.

Allegiance to the Army of Jesus Christ Sept.15, 2013 

We stand united to Your Sacred Heart, dear Jesus. We speak with authority the True Word of God. We will walk to the ends of the Earth to spread the Truth. We will never accept any new false doctrine in Your Name, other than that You taught us Yourself. We remain true, loyal and steadfast in our faith. We will treat those who betray You with love and compassion, in the hope that they will come back to You. We will be firm, but patient, with those who persecute us in Your Name. We will walk victorious all the way to Your New Paradise. We promise, that through our pain and suffering, we will bring You all those lost souls who are starved of Your Love. Please accept our prayers for all sinners in the world, so that we can become one family, united in love for You, in the New Era of Peace. Amen.

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In Conclusion, hymns to the Sacred Heart express our heartfelt desire, love and longing for Jesus:

Sweet Heart of Jesus, fount of love and mercy,sterling-silver-filled-enamel-locket-sacred-heart-jesus-mary-medal-charm-pendant
Today we come, Thy blessings to implore;
Oh, touch our hearts, so cold and so ungrateful,
And make them, Lord, Thine own for evermore.

Refrain:
Sweet Heart of Jesus, we implore
Oh, make us love Thee more and more (2)

Sweet Heart of Jesus, make us know and love Thee

Unfold to us the treasures of Thy grace;
That so our hearts, from things of earth uplifted,
May long alone to gaze upon Thy face.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, make us pure and gentle,
And teach us how to do Thy blessed will;
To follow close the print of Thy dear footsteps,
And when we fall, sweet Heart, Oh, love us still.

4. Sweet Heart of Jesus, bless all hearts that love Thee,
And may Thine own Heart ever blessed be;
Bless us, dear Lord, and bless the friends we cherish,
And keep us true to Mary and to Thee.

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A Pentecost Novena – the first cenacle

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The Novena to the Holy Spirit begins today. After Jesus ascended into heaven, the apostles and Our Lady gathered in  the Upper Room to prepare for the fulfilment of Jesus’ promiseto wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak;  for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.”(Acts 1: 4-5). This was the first novena.

The Book of Truth describes this time of waiting and Our Lady’s role. We too now, more than ever, need the strength, and courage, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit to help us in these times.

You can choose any specially prepared novena to the Holy Spirit, or just say a prayer to the Holy Spirit with which you are already familiar, or you can choose to say this prayer:

Crusade of Prayer No.51:

For the Gift of the Holy Spirit    

 “Oh come Holy Spirit, pour Your Gift of Love, Wisdom and Knowledge, over my humble soul.  Fill me with the Light of Truth, so that I can discern the Truth of God, from the lies spread by Satan and his angels. Help me to grasp the torch and spread the Flame of understanding to all those I meet, through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.”

The Novena begins today. See the message below to read about the apostles gathered with our Blessed Mother, during these  days of waiting.

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Virgin Mary: When I waited with the apostles in the Cenacle for the descent of the Holy Spirit it took ten days of preparation.

22 August 2012 @ 09:18am; Message 0525
 

My child, the wilderness in which My children find themselves in the world today is because they do not know how to be given the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

Just as I taught you, it takes a long time to be given the Gift. It consists of a very tough journey before any of God’s children can be made worthy to receive this special Gift.

When I waited with the apostles in the Cenacle for the descent of the Holy Spirit it took ten days of preparation. Although these holy, devout and loyal servants of my beloved Son were promised the Gift they were not fully prepared spiritually to be given the Gift.

I, their beloved Mother, had to help them prepare their souls. It meant teaching them the importance of full surrender of their free will. To become worthy they had to understand the depth of humility, to which they had to succumb, before they were ready. Some of them thought that they had learned everything from my Son. However, this was a sign of pride and when pride exists in you, you cannot receive the Holy Gift of the Holy Spirit.

To receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit you must become little before my Son, like a small child. There can be no room for pride or arrogance. Yet, people today who claim to speak with authority about the way in which my Son speaks fall into a trap.

They, when claiming to be knowledgeable about  spiritual matters, speak with an arrogance which does not reflect the graces which are given to those who genuinely possess this great Gift from Heaven.

Those who have been bestowed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit are submissive to the wishes of my Son. They are not boastful. They are not aggressive. They do not criticise another using the Name of my Son to do so. They do not mock others, when proclaiming their interpretation of His Holy Word. They do not preach hatred.

When my Son’s disciples were prepared by me, many arguments took place.

It took some time before they finally accepted what was expected of them. Only then, when they understood how only humility of soul can allow the Holy Spirit to enter, were they finally prepared.

I urge all of God’s children, especially those who believe in my Son, to ask me, their Mother, to allow me to prepare them for this great Gift.

My child, it took me a full year to prepare you and this was no easy feat. Do you remember how hard you found it to say my Holy Rosary? How hard you found it to surrender your will and to prove your humility?

Now that you have received the Gift it does not mean that you can take it for granted. You must continue to pray, remain humble of heart and seek redemption every single day. For just as it is given, so too, can it be taken away.

I ask all those following these Messages to pray for the Gift of the Holy Spirit. It is not enough to pray just the once and say that you have received the discernment you asked for and to then cast aspersions on these Divine Messages. If you do this then you have not been given the Gift.

Please call on me, your Blessed Mother, to help prepare you through this Crusade Prayer.

Crusade Prayer (74) for Gift of Discernment

O Mother of God help me to prepare my soul for the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Take me as a child, by the hand, and lead me on the road towards the Gift of discernment through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Open my heart and teach me to surrender in body, mind and soul. Rid me of the sin of pride and pray that I will be forgiven for all past sins so that my soul is purified and that I am made whole so that I can receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit. I thank you Mother of Salvation for your intercession and I await with love in my heart for this Gift for which I yearn with  joy. Amen.

Remember children come to me, your Mother, to help you to open your soul to receive this wonderful Gift. When you receive this Gift I will take you before my Son. For only then will you be truly ready for the next step on the stairway to spiritual perfection.

Mother of Salvation.

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