Saturday, May 13, 2017

Heaven's peace plan...

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima 
May 13

The Fatima apparitions are a call to reparation through
Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and praying the Rosary
for the conversion of sinners.
Again and again, Our Lady reminds us: this is Heaven’s Peace Plan!

Dec 25, 2012 - Nuns pray during Catholic Mass ~ Church of St Catherine, Bethlehem ~ Israel

"A great crisis today around the Eucharist is not just a crisis of faith, but a crisis of love - of a love rooted in obedience to the love revealed to us by our God.  Some people want to have the Eucharist without conversion; yet that is not the way of the Lord. 
Some people may miss Mass on Sunday, they may be taking money illegitimately, they may be engaging in sexual relations outside of marriage, they may vocally support abortion, euthanasia, homosexual activity and homosexual unions, they may fail in the just treatment of their neighbor by gossip or prejudice, or they may commit some other serious sin and go to Communion. ... 

Others perceive that they "do not get anything out of Mass" and simply view it as one more event in a busy weekend, sometimes leaving it as the last thing to fit into a full schedule of activities. Others complain that Mass is too long or simply do not come. ...

This is a tragedy because the Eucharist is about Jesus Christ and His saving works on our behalf.  In the Mass we share in the feast that the Lord Himself has prepared for us."Bishop Samuel Aquila - 10.14.05

"The message of Fatima 
is an appeal to conversion. 
In her motherly solicitude, the Blessed Virgin came here,
to Fatima, to ask men not to offend God any more.
It was a mother's sorrow that obliged her to speak."  

~ St John Paul II

Our Lady of Fatima,

pray for us!

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Entrustment Prayer
(Pope Francis)

Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima,
 with renewed gratitude for your motherly presence, 
we join in the voice of all generations that call you blessed.

We celebrate in you the great works of God, 
who never tires of lowering Himself in mercy over humanity,
afflicted by evil and wounded by sin, 
to heal and to save it. 

Accept with the benevolence of a Mother
this act of entrustment that we make in faith today, 
before this your image, beloved to us. 

We are certain that each one of us is precious in your eyes
and that nothing in our heart has estranged you. 

May that we allow your sweet gaze
to reach us and the perpetual warmth of your smile. 

Guard our life with your embrace:
bless and strengthen every desire for good;
give new life and nourishment to faith;
sustain and enlighten hope;
awaken and animate charity;
guide us all on the path to holiness. 

Teach us your own special love for the little and the poor,
for the excluded and the suffering, 
for sinners and the wounded of heart:
gather all people under you protection 
and give us all your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus.


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