A group of enraged protesters at a town hall event in Louisiana – who were later discovered to have been organized by the anti-Trump group Indivisible Guide – booed loudly when the chaplain invoked the name of Jesus and when a Vietnam War veteran attempted to lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.
On March 8, the same organizers who planned the vulgar Women’s March in Washington, DC are planning “A Day Without Women” general strike – the same day Christian ladies around the country will celebrate “Lady Day” to honor Our Lady and the gift of their femininity.
SW writes: “I had a friend who was into New age religion, but I didn’t know it. . . .She gave me some water from Glastonbury which I took to be like holy water. But I never used it. What is the proper way to get rid of it. Can I just throw it in the trash? Pour it down the drain? Does it need to be exorcised? Please help. I don’t want to keep it.”
Welcome to our Daily Gracelines Lenten Journey with Mary.
I pray this will be a holy retreat for you – a time set apart to enter more deeply into the gift of Salvation that comes to us through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
This “getting away” for a deeper contemplation of the mysteries of our Faith has a long tradition beginning with Jesus Himself. You will recall that before He began His public ministry, Christ spent 40 days in the desert fasting and praying. This time of preparation set the stage, so to speak, for all that the Father would do in Him and through Him, and the redemption that He would win for each one of us.
The following steps will help you to maximize your experience:
Compose yourself for your time of prayer.
Review the theme and pray to receive the grace.
Pray the Graceline “Advent Journey with Mary” reflection.
Answer the questions in “For Reflection” and journal your insights.
Respond to God’s action within you through prayer.
We will offer you several episodes of a Women of Grace® television series which will help you enter more deeply into your Lenten preparation.
As we sojourn together with, may we faithfully appropriate the gift of redemption, exalt and praise God for his paternal benevolence for us, and enter more deeply into the hearts of Jesus and Mary finding there our hope and our joy. Let us begin together with the below prayer to Our Sorrowful Mother, Mary.
Wishing you a blessed and holy Lent!
Prayer to the Sorrowful Mother
St. Alphonsus de Liguori
O my afflicted Mother! Queen of martyrs and of sorrows, thou didst so bitterly weep over thy Son, who died for my salvation; but what will thy tears avail me if I am lost? By the merit, then, of thy sorrows, obtain me true contrition for my sins, and a real amendment of life, together with constant and tender compassion for the sufferings of Jesus and thy dolours. And if Jesus and thou, being so innocent, have suffered so much for love of me, obtain that at least I, who am deserving of hell, may suffer something for your love. “O Lady,” will I say with St. Bonaventure, “if I have offended thee, in justice wound my heart; if I have served thee, I now ask wounds for my reward. It is shameful to me to see my Lord Jesus wounded, and thee wounded with Him, and myself without a wound.” In fine, O my Mother, by the grief thou didst experience in seeing thy Son bow down His head and expire on the cross in the midst of so many torments, I beseech thee to obtain me a good death. Ah, cease not, O advocate of sinners, to assist my afflicted soul in the midst of the combats in which it will have to engage on its great passage from time to eternity. And as it is probable that I may then have lost my speech, and strength to invoke thy name and that of Jesus, who are all my hope, I do so now; I invoke thy Son and thee to succour me in that last moment; and I say, Jesus and Mary, to you I commend my soul. Amen.
© 2017 Living His Life Abundantly® / Women of Grace®
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is applauding a move by the Trump administration to repeal the “deeply disturbing” directive of May 16, 2016 in which the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education recommended that school bathrooms be open to students according to their perceived rather than their biological gender.
Despite the brouhaha on social media about the mass casting of a binding spell on President Donald J. Trump, the event scheduled for Friday night at midnight wasn’t exactly a smashing success.
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“The love of talk distracts all the powers of our soul from God and fills them with earthly objects and impressions like a vessel of water which cannot be clear and settled while you are continually stirring the earthly particles from the bottom.”
— St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Read the rest…
“Speak little to creatures but speak much to God. He will make you truly wise.”
–St. Mary Mazzarello Read the rest…
“It is good when a soul loves solitude; it’s a sign that it takes delight in God and enjoys speaking with Him.”
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Groups of covens, occultists and various other “magical groups” around the country have announced plans for a ritual to take place tonight at midnight which is designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.”