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The Today Show with Sean O'Rourke featured the Friday Gathering on December 15 2017. Examining the recommendations of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment were Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Rónán Mullen, Independent Senator, Alison O’Connor, Political Columnist with the Irish Examiner, and Maria Steen, of the IONA Institute. The debate on abortion starts about two minutes into the podcast.
The Oireachtas abortion committee proposals would permit abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks (which is when 90pc of abortions take place). - The proposals would also permit abortion after that and right up to birth for reasons of 'physical or mental health'. The vast majority of Britain's 200,000 abortions per annum take place on the mental health ground.
The Oireachtas Committee proposal is an outrageous attack on the life of the unborn child. A referendum based on these proposals will take place in May of 2018. The media is overwhelmingly pro- abortion and will do everything in its power to topple the Eight Amendment which protects the life of the unborn child.
Immaculée Ilibagiza was born and raised in a small village in Rwanda, Africa. She is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.To protect his only daughter from rape and murder, Immaculée’s father told her to run to a local pastor’s house for protection. The pastor quickly sheltered Immaculée and seven other women in a hidden 3 x 4 foot bathroom. For the next 91 days, Immaculée and the other women huddled silently in this small room. She daily recited the Rosary and credits it for her survival. Her entire family was wiped out , with the exception of one brother who was studying abroad. She also found nearly one million of her extended family, friends, neighbors and fellow Rwandans were massacred. She then emigrated to the United States. She has written religious books and organises retreats and also pilgrimages to Kibeho the Lourdes of Africa.
I hope this is the best way to get in touch with you? I write to tell you about what I consider to be another miracle of the 7 sorrows rosary. I saw you in person a couple of years ago when you were in Southern California and even before that, after I read your book, "Left to Tell", I have been praying the 7 sorrows rosary. I have a niece M., who desperately wanted to have her own baby. She married a wonderful fellow who had a daughter from a previous relationship and M. loved that little girl, but just wanted her own baby and to have the experience of being a mom.
She and her husband tried and tried in vain to get pregnant for a long time, but after few years of trying, finally M. got pregnant. She had miscarriages 4 different times. They would get so excited, but after a short period of time, there would be no heartbeat. She was so sad! Last July, at a family reunion, she whispered to me, "Auntie S., I am 7 weeks pregnant! Please pray for me, Auntie!" I began that very day praying the 7 sorrows rosary for her.
I also told her about it and asked her if she would like more information on it, she said, "Yes"! So I sent her, from your website, the rosary and the booklet on how to pray it. I have prayed it almost every day since July. Her pregnancy continued to go well and she got farther along than ever. The baby was doing well and her due date was March 4th. On January 14th, her sister and sister-in-law gave her a baby shower which I flew up to attend. She was so happy and looked so great and we all were so happy for her and her husband.
The next morning, however, I looked at my phone and found a text from her saying, "Auntie, please pray. I went into labor last night. I am in the hospital and the baby is coming!" Well, baby E. was born on January 15th at only 32 weeks. He has done amazingly well! He was only in the NICU for 19 days, which is not much for being born that early. They got to bring him home last weekend. He is truly a miracle! Thank you Mother Mary and Jesus! Thank you also Immaculee for your wonderful work. You are an inspiration to all. God Bless, S. M."
Please share with anyone who might be facing any trouble, or needing a healing. The Seven Sorrows is a gift from Heaven, Our Lady obtained for us. She promised Her assistance and many graces from those who will call upon God through this Prayer. The impossible will be possible. I also kindly ask you to share with me any miracle of the Seven Sorrows Rosary so I can continue to encourage others to say it. Our Lady asked us for her help to help her children know this gift, She will reward you.
HOW TO SAY SEVEN SORROWS ROSARY: Visit Immaculee
Dear children, As I am looking at you gathered around me, your mother, I see many pure souls, many of my children who are seeking love and consolation, but no one is offering it to them. I also see those who are doing evil, because they do not have good examples; they have not come to know my Son. The good which is silent and is spread through pure souls is the strength which sustains this world. There is much sin, but there is also love. My Son is sending me to you - the mother who is the same for everyone - that I may teach you to love, to comprehend that you are brothers. He desires to help you.
Apostles of my love, a living desire of faith and love is sufficient, and my Son will accept it. But you must be worthy, you must havegood will and open hearts. My Son enters into open hearts. I, as a mother, desire that you may all the better come to know my Son - God born of God – to come to know the greatness of His love which you need so much. He accepted your sins upon Himself and obtained redemption for you, and in return He asked that you love each other. My Son is love. He loves all people withoutdifference, all people of all countries and of all nations. If you, my children, would live the love of my Son, His kingdom would already be on earth. Therefore, apostles of my love, pray, pray that my Son and His love may be all the closer to you; that you may be an example of love and may help all those who have not come to know my Son. Never forget that my Son, one and triune, loves you. Love your shepherds and pray for them. Thank you. ”
"A nun in the Dominican convent, Wicklow, Ireland, writing in 1940, recalled how in 1919 Father Sullivan recommended to her the following aspirations: 'Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.' 'Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in your love for me.' 'Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe you love me now.' 'I believe in God. I hope in God. I love God. I am sorry for having offended God.' Father Sullivan added, 'Say these frequently and you'll become very holy'.Although the aspirations suggested were nearly all well-known ones, the nun was so struck by Father Sullivan's tone in recommending them that she never forgot his words, and never allowed a day to pass without saying them." Extracted from McGrath, Fergal: ‘Father John Sullivan S.J.’, Longmans, Green & Co., London, 2nd Edition, 1945, pg. 219.
The mortal remains of Venerable John Sullivan SJ lie in a shrine in St Francis Xavier's church, Dublin, Ireland. It is a place where people come to pray and bring their petitions to Fr John asking him to intercede for them with his prayers.
" My children, I speak to you as a Mother: in simple words, but full of love and solicitude for my children, who by my Son are entrusted with me. My Son, however, who comes from the eternal present, he speaks to you with words of life and sows love in open hearts. Therefore, please, apostles of my love: Have hearts open, always willing to mercy and forgiveness. Forgive my second Son, for so peace will be in you. My children, worry about your soul, because it is the only reality that really belongs to you. You're forgetting the importance of family. The family should not be a place of suffering and pain, but a place of understanding and tenderness. Families seeking to live according to my Son live in mutual love. Ever since he was still small, my Son told me that all men are for him brothers. So remember, apostles of my love, that all the people you meet are your family, your brothers according to my Son.
My children, do not waste time thinking about the future and worrying about it. Your only concern is how to live well every moment according to my Son, and here is peace! My children, you must never forget to pray for your shepherds. Pray that they may welcome all men as their children, so that, according to my Son, they are their spiritual fathers for them. Thank you! do not waste time thinking about the future and worrying about it. Your only concern is how to live well every moment according to my Son, and here is peace! My children, you must never forget to pray for your shepherds. Pray that they may welcome all men as their children, so that, according to my Son, they are their spiritual fathers for them. Thank you! do not waste time thinking about the future and worrying about it. Your only concern is how to live well every moment according to my Son, and here is peace! My children, you must never forget to pray for your shepherds. Pray that they may welcome all men as their children, so that, according to my Son, they are their spiritual fathers for them. Thank you!
"Dear children - Who could speak to you about the love and the pain of my Son better than I? I lived with Him; I suffered with Him. Living the earthly life I felt pain because I was a mother. My Son loved the thoughts and the works of the Heavenly Father, the true God. And, as He said to me, He came to redeem you. I hid my pain through love, but you, my children, you have numerous questions. You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend that through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it. Every human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure. But with peace in the soul and in a state of grace, hope exists; this is my Son, God, born of God. His words are the seed of eternal life. Sown in good souls they bring numerous fruits. My Son bore the pain because He took your sins upon Himself. Therefore, you, my children, apostles of my love, you who suffer, know that your pain will become light and glory. My children, while you are enduring pain, while you are suffering, Heaven enters in you and you give a piece of Heaven and much hope to all those around you. Thank you."
Enough is enough. It's time to take a stand. Today, students at East Catholic High School rise up and declare that we're more concerned with God than we are with being politically correct. We encourage you to do the same. Please watch our video...then SHARE it with your friends and encourage THEM to SHARE it as well. TAG a friend, a community leader, or even the media. Let's get this powerful message out there. No more prayer shaming. Let's bring God and prayer back into our lives. You can watch and share this video on our East Catholic High School Facebook page.
“Dear children, According to the will of the Heavenly Father, as the mother of Him who loves you, I am here with you to help you to come to know Him and to follow Him. My Son has left you His foot-prints to make it easier for you to follow Him. Do not be afraid. Do not be uncertain, I am with you. Do not permit yourselves to be discouraged because much prayer and sacrifice are necessary for those who do not pray, do not love and do not know my Son. You help, by seeing your brothers in them. Apostles of my love, harken to my voice within you, feel my motherly love. Therefore pray, pray by doing, pray by giving, pray with love, pray in work and thoughts, in the name of my Son. All the more love that you give, so much more of it you will also receive. Love which emanates from love illuminates the world. Redemption is love, and love has no end. When my Son comes to the earth anew, He will look for love in your hearts. My children, many are the acts of love which He has done for you. I am teaching you to see them, to comprehend them and to thank Him by loving Him and always anew forgiving your neighbors. Because to love my Son means to forgive. My Son is not loved if the neighbor cannot be forgiven, if there is not an effort to comprehend the neighbor, if he is judged. My children, of what use is your prayer if you do not love and forgive? Thank you.”
“Dear children, Thank you for continuing to respond to my invitations and for gathering here around me, your heavenly mother. I know that you are thinking of me with love and hope. I, too, feel love for all of you, just as my most beloved Son also feels it: He who, through his merciful love, is always sending me to you anew; He who was man; He who was and is God – one and triune; He who suffered in body and soul for your sake; He who made Himself bread to feed your souls and thus to save them. My children, I am teaching you how to be worthy of His love, to direct your thoughts to Him, to live my Son. Apostles of my love, I am covering you with my mantle, because as a mother I desire to protect you.
I am imploring you to pray for the whole world. My heart is suffering. Sins are multiplying, they are too numerous. But with the help of those of you who are humble, modest, filled with love, hidden and holy, my heart will triumph. Love my Son above all and the whole world through Him. Never forget that each of your brothers, within himself, carries something precious – the soul. Therefore, my children, love all those who do not know my Son, so that through prayer and the love which comes through prayer, they may become better; that the goodness in them could win; that souls could be saved and have eternal life. My apostles, my children, my Son told you to love one another. May this be inscribed in your hearts and with prayer, try to live that love. Thank you.”
“Dear children, as in the other places where I have come to you, also here I am calling you to prayer. Pray for those who do not know my Son, for those who have not come to know the love of God, against sin, for the consecrated - for those whom my Son called to have love and the spirit of strength for you, for the Church. Pray to my Son, and the love which you experience from His nearness will give you the strength to make you ready for the works of love which you will do in His name. My children, be ready. This time is a turning point. That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope. I am showing you the way by which you need to go, and those are the words of the Gospel. Apostles of my love, the world is in such need of your arms raised towards Heaven, towards my Son, towards the Heavenly Father. Much humility and purity of heart are needed. Have trust in my Son and know that you can always be better. My motherly heart desires for you, apostles of my love, to be little lights of the world, to illuminate there where darkness wants to begin to reign, to show the true way by your prayer and love, to save souls. I am with you. Thank you. ”
Here are the 5 prayers given to the children at Fatima:
“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.”
Mary told the children that people should add this prayer to the end of each decade of the Rosary.
“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”
This prayer was given to the children by the angel that visited them in 1916, the year before Mary appeared to them.
“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.”
This is another prayer given to them by the angel. There was a Eucharistic host and chalice suspended in the air, and the angel led them in kneeling before it and praying this prayer.
“Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”
When Mary appeared to the children for the first time on May 13, 1917, she said, “You will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.” According to Lucia, one of the children, a bright light shone all around them, and without thinking about it, they all started reciting this prayer.
“O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners [that I do this].”
Mary gave the children this prayer, as well as the Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer, on June 13th, 1917. The prayer is meant to be recited when you are offering up suffering to God.
A crowd of people near Fatima, Portugal, watch the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain.)
Fr. Dwight Longenecker says the Miracle of the Sun happened in Fatima on October 13, 1917. We have documentary, eyewitness, and photographic evidence that 70,000 people ‘saw’ the sun spin, felt it was yanked from the sky and that it plunged to earth. Everyone said they saw the same thing. Everyone was so frightened they screamed and ran for their lives. Clearly something happened, what was it? The answer given by believers is more rational than the answer given by atheists. CONTINUE reading HERE
Mirjana`s apparition May 2nd, 2016
"Dear children. I am calling you to pray, not to ask for but to offer sacrifice - sacrificing yourself. I am calling you to reveal the truth and merciful love. I am praying to my Son for you, for your faith which is all the more diminishing in your hearts. I am imploring Him to help you with the divine spirit as I also desire to help you with my motherly spirit. My children, you must be better. Only those who are pure, humble and filled with love sustain this world - they are saving themselves and the world. My children, my Son is the heart of the world. he should be loved and prayed to and not always betrayed anew. Therefore you apostles of my love, spread the faith in the hearts of people by your example, your prayers and merciful love. I am beside you, I will help you. Pray for your shepherds to have all the more light, so as to be able to illuminate all those who live in darkness. Thank you."
Many miracles have been recorded on Easter, but some of the most important ones happened in Medjugorje, reports bljesak.info on April 16, 2017. Easter itself is a miracle because Christ died, but his life did not end on the cross. Miracles in Christianity are numerous, whether those done by saints during their lifetime and afterwards, or whether those done after a prayer to Virgin Mary or Jesus Christ.
Among the more well-known Medjugorje miracles is the one involving Susan Tassone, who healed on the 1994 Easter at the Hill of Apparition in Medjugorje... Continue reading at total-croatia-news.com
“Dear children, apostles of my love, it is up to you to spread the love of my Son to all those who have not come to know it; you, the little lights of the world, whom I am teaching with motherly love to shine clearly with full brilliance. Prayer will help you, because prayer saves you, prayer saves the world. Therefore, my children, pray with words, feelings, merciful love and sacrifice. My Son has shown you the way - He who became incarnate and made of me the first chalice, with His exalted sacrifice.
He has shown you how you need to love. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to speak the truth. Do not be afraid to change yourself and the world by spreading love, by doing everything for my Son to be known and loved by loving others in Him. As a mother I am always with you. I am imploring of my Son to help you for love to reign in your life - love that lives, love that draws, love which gives life. I am teaching you such love - pure love. It is up to you, my apostles, to recognize it, live it and spread it. Pray with feeling for your shepherds so that they can witness my Son with love. Thank you.”
"Dear children, with motherly love I am coming to help you to have more love and that means more faith. I am coming to help you to live with love the words of my Son, so that the world would be different.Therefore, apostles of my love, I am gathering you around myself. Look at me with the heart, speak to me as to a mother about your pains, sufferings and your joys. Ask me to pray to my Son for you. My Son is merciful and just.
My motherly heart would desire for you also to be like that. My motherly heart would desire that you, apostles of my love, speak of my Son and of me to all those around you with your life; so that the world would be different; that simplicity and purity would return; that faith and hope would return. Therefore, my children, pray, pray, pray with the heart, pray with love, pray with good works. Pray that everyone would come to know my Son, so that the world would change, that the world would be saved. With love live the words of my Son. Do not judge, instead love one another so that my heart could triumph. Thank you."
“Dear children, you who are striving to offer every day of your life to my Son, you who are trying to live with Him, you who are praying and sacrificing - you are hope in this peaceless world. You are rays of the light of my Son, a living gospel, and you are my beloved apostles of love. My Son is with you. He is with those who think of Him - those who pray. But in the same way, He is patiently waiting for those who do not know Him. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, pray with the heart and with your works show the love of my Son. This is the only hope for you, and this is also the only way to eternal life. I, as a mother, I am here with you. Your prayers directed to me are the most beautiful roses of love for me. I cannot but be where I sense the scent of roses. There is hope. Thank you.”
Padre Pio recited this novena every day for all those who requested his prayers.
I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request) Our Father… Hail Mary….Glory be… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of.......(here name your request) Our Father… Hail Mary….Glory be… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of.....(here name your request) Our Father… Hail Mary….Glory be… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours. Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
“Dear children, My Son was the source of love and light when He spoke on earth to the people of all peoples. My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love. Not a single person on earth can experience a miraculous experience without faith. I am with you. I am making myself known to you by these comings, by these words;
I desire to witness to you my love and motherly care. My children, do not waste time posing questions to which you never receive an answer. At the end of your journey on earth, the Heavenly Father will give them to you. Always know that God knows everything; God sees, God loves. My most beloved Son illuminates lives, dispels darkness; and my motherly love which carries me to you is inexpressible, mysterious but real. I am expressing my feelings to you: love, understanding and motherly benevolence.
Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers. I offer these to my Son Who was born for your sake. He looks at you and hears you. We are always close to you. This is the love which calls, unites, converts, encourages and fulfills. Therefore, my apostles, always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to eternal life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses. Pray, always pray for your shepherds that they may have the strength to be the light of my Son. Thank you.”