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A Rosary Army for the Month of the Holy Rosary

"Give me an army praying the rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Pius IX
Dear Rosary Crusaders, welcome to October, the month of the Holy Rosary!

It's a month in which we rededicate ourselves to our prayer of the Rosary. Perhaps you are praying it for the first time. Or maybe you will begin praying it every day. Or you might be called to pray it more fervently than ever before through your participation in a Rosary group or campaign. Our Lord Jesus and His Blessed Mother Mary will guide each of us in how we are to grow in our commitment to this powerful prayer.

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Love deeply

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." -1 Peter 4:8

We returned this week from our wonderful, grace-filled events in San Antonio. These were our first in-person, Women of Grace events in two years.

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Happy Birthday Blessed Mother Mary!

"When the most holy Virgin was born, the whole world was made radiant; blessed is the branch and blessed the stem which bore such holy fruit." -Liturgy of the Hours
Today we celebrate a very special feast day, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the day of her birth, the world was made more radiant because she would bear Christ, Our Savior, to the world.

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Whom shall I fear?

 

May the peace and love of Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ be yours today and always!

Thank you for your support of our mission to transform the world through our outreach and formation programs for women. If ever there was a time when forward movement was of the utmost importance, it is this time. With courage, vigor, constancy, and hope, we must rise up to meet the challenges of the day, always remembering that though they may be great, God’s grace is greater. The evil one would wrap us in chains of fear, panic, discouragement, and despair. But God wants to liberate us through His mercy, love, peace, and joy.

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Modern times are dominated by Satan

“Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future. The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. However, assumed into Heaven, the Mother of God now requires our cooperation. She seeks souls who will consecrate themselves entirely to her, who will become in her hands effective instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spreading of God's kingdom upon earth.” - St. Maximilian Kolbe
Last Saturday we celebrated the feast of one of my favorite saints, St. Maximilian Kolbe. My husband and I love him so much that we named our beloved dog Kolbe after him.

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St. Lawrence and the Necessity of Good Humor

“Turn me over, I’m done on this side.” – St. Lawrence
Have you ever noticed how good it feels to laugh? "It's not surprising that the adage, "laughter is the best medicine" is such a popular cliche." It’s true. It’s also not surprising that many of the saints were known for their keen sense of humor.

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Virtues vs Vices

“The way to destroy bad habits is by watchfulness and by doing often those things that are opposites to one’s besetting sins.” -St. John Vianney
How do we grow in virtue?

St. John Vianney, whose feast we celebrate today, offers us the sage advice of "doing often those things that are opposites to one's besetting sins."

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Are you a Martha, a Mary or a Lazarus?

“Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; 42 one thing is needful.[a] Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.” - Luke 10:38-42
Are you a Martha, a Mary, or a Lazarus?

Today is the Memorial of Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. In the scripture passage above, we see that Mary “sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.” While Martha, “was distracted with much serving.” She even complained that Mary wasn’t doing her part and the Lord, rebuked her saying that Mary had chosen the better part and He would not take it away from her.

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Let us be an oasis of grace in the desert

May the peace and love of Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ be yours today and always!

Here we are closing in on the end of July and Fall is fast approaching! We are excited about what is on the horizon for these coming three months, and I am confident much will be attained for the glory of God with your continued partnership. In addition to a virtual online retreat we are planning for October, our first IN PERSON retreat since the Pandemic is happening in September, and I’m delighted to give you the inside scoop! This will be an event planned, sponsored, and executed by Women of Grace for YOU!

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