The New Rosary Crusade Begins Tomorrow

Pope St. Pius X’s  Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, who didst find favor in God’s sight and hast become His mother; O Virgin, Immaculate in body and soul, in thy faith and in thy love, look down with pity on the wretched who in our need seek thy powerful protection.

The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and ensnare the poor children of Eve. But thou, our Blessed Mother, our Queen and our Advocate, thou who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of this cruel enemy, receive our prayers. United to thee with one heart, we beseech thee to present them before the throne of God.

May we never be caught in the snares around us, but rather may we all reach the harbor of salvation. Despite the awesome perils which threaten, may God’s Church and all Christian society sing out once again the hymn of deliverance, of victory and of peace. Amen. (Pope St. Pius X)

The Rosary Crusade begins tomorrow, on the Feast of the Assumption – Please consider taking up this crusade, it’s our final opportunity to obey heaven’s call before the fateful century draws to its calamitous close. A last ditch effort, really. 

Never before has the need for a Rosary Crusade been greater.  Our Lady of Fatima has given us this last remedy of the Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart.  Many  will say that they reject Bishop Fellay, reject the Society of St. Pius X, but that is to miss the point. We must do this, regardless of our affiliation and I hope you will read the following prayerfully and see if Our Lady isn’t calling you to obedience in this great effort. 

 

By the Rosary, She shall crush the head of satan!
By the Rosary, She shall crush the head of satan!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

The Rosary Crusade will begin tomorrow, August 15, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will continue through the year, concluding in 2017, on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22. 

Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced this new Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (May to October 1917).

This crusade will be held from August 15, 2016 to August 22, 2017.

It follows the intentions indicated by the Blessed Virgin herself:

(I) Jesus wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In order to do so, all the faithful are invited:

  • to recite the rosary daily, alone or as a family;
  • to accomplish the devotion of the reparatory communion on five first Saturdays, and to multiply their daily sacrifices in a spirit of reparation for the outrages against Mary;
  • to wear the miraculous medal themselves and to diffuse it around them;
  • to consecrate their homes to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. [Family Consecration Prayer is in sidebar to the right.]

Besides the propagation of this devotion, we will also pray

(II) for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and

(III) for the pope and all the bishops of the Catholic world to consecrate Russia to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

And as a special intention we will add

(IV) the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Society of St. Pius X and all its members in addtition to all the religious communities of Tradition.

The goal set by Bishop Bernard Fellay is a bouquet of 12 million rosaries and 50 million sacrifices for Our Lady of Fatima.

Rosary Crusade Tally Sheet in PDF format here.

Source

You may also find useful our post: “2016: Reparation is the key“.

NOTE: Although I cannot cite the source just now,  Sister Lucia did assure us that we will not be saved alone, that is to say, we must sacrifice and pray to save others. We may feel as though that in this chaos, we must focus on saving our own souls, but we will be held accountable for all our missed opportunities to work for the salvation of others. As I write this, it is about an hour before dawn, after a very long night. Our Sorrowful Mother has waited so long, and most Catholics really could not possibly care less. And God’s justice awaits. Please pray the Rosary and work to spread this Rosary Crusade..

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore, that I may ever love Thee, more and more!

St. Joseph, protector of the Holy Family, protect our families!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

A Crusade of Penance

If we are to survive the tsunami of evil washing over the Church, we must make the best use we can of the time left. Although Bishop Fellay has scheduled the new Rosary Crusade to begin on the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven, August 15th, let us focus now on the penitential aspect.

At Fatima, Our Lady requested penance, so let’s jump in now, ahead of the Rosary Crusade, to support the Crusade. One excellent penance is the First Saturdays of Reparation. If we begin the First Saturday of August, we will have five completed by the end of 2016, although it is a very good practice to continue them in a spirit of reparation for all those who do not make them.

But as St. Michael the Archangel recommended 100 years ago at Fatima, we must make of everything we can a sacrifice, offering all in an obedient and penitential spirit.

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?
Grant that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thy enemies!

“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Canticles, 6, 9)
R. Thanks be to God.
V. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

The prayer above is from the hour of Prime in the traditional Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Those who say it often are familiar with the frequent references to battle and enemies that run through the Little Office. This is because the Little Office, as a liturgical prayer of the Church, reflects the intense battle being waged against the Bride of Christ by the powers of darkness and deceit. The prayers of the Little Office are a daily reminder of the “enmity between (satan’s) seed and her seed”.

For centuries, this simple Office has been the earnest prayer of those who are called to embrace Mary, the Immaculate Mother of our Savior as their own Mother. We are not called to merely enjoy the comforts of her love in pious prayer, but to serve our Queen actively in this intense and ongoing battle.

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Announcing a New Rosary Crusade

We are now approaching the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions in Portugal, from May 13 to October 13, 1917. However, the Pope and the conciliar church have ignored this fact, and in contrast, have emphasized the importance of the 500th anniversary of the heretic Martin Luther’s revolution in October 2017.

Not content with stating that a person can be in what is euphemistically described as an “irregular situation” (actually, persistent mortal sin) and yet be living and growing in God’s grace and even “in certain cases” receiving the Holy Eucharist, Pope Francis now is nudging us along towards intercommunion with Lutherans in anticipation of celebrating this man’s revolt against the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Never before has the need for a Rosary Crusade been greater. And today, it was announced that Bishop Fellay has called for one. The notice is below. Please help spread the word on this; it is a devotion that is urgently needed and no matter what your opinion of the Society of St. Pius X, please understand that Our Lady of Fatima calls us to this, and it is for her we must comply. I am working on a very important post (actually a small series) to help us get refocused on the Message in light of the Apocalypse and current events, which are accelerating so rapidly one barely has time to note them before being swept up in the maelstrom of continued destruction.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

The Rosary Crusade will begin on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, this year, and will continue through the year, concluding on her Feast of the Immaculate Heart, August 22, 2017. Here is the release and I hope you will mark your calendars and pitch in!

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Rosary Crusade – Why Now?

At Fatima and in her appearances after Fatima to Sister Lucia of Fatima, Our Lady of the Rosary continued to ask for reparation in addition to the rosary. There have been many Rosary Crusades called for, many millions of rosaries prayed. However, few have also called for participants to offer sacrifices of reparation with their rosaries.

I remember an episode in one of Sister Lucia of Fatima’s Memoirs where she related that she and Blessed Francisco had been besieged with questions by pilgrims. To one who asked if Our Lady requested we pray the Rosary for sinners, she replied, “No”. Afterwards, Blessed Francisco said, “you did not tell the truth”. She responded, “Our Lady said we should do penance and pray the Rosary.”

And now, at last, a group of the most persecuted Catholics in the world has asked for a Rosary Crusade, including penance. That group is the Society of St. Pius X. For many years, the Society has promoted the Message of Fatima, in keeping the First Saturdays of Reparation and of course, the Rosary, especially the family Rosary. In her later life, Sister Lucia was saddened that her attempts to get the Rosary declared a liturgical prayer and not merely a private devotion. The Society by its actions does this by incorporating the Rosary in pretty much every liturgical event.  Continue reading “Rosary Crusade – Why Now?”

Candlemas, The Feast of the Purification

Today, February 2, is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also called Candlemas and is the last feast in the Christmastide cycle of the liturgy. According to the Roman Catholic Daily Missal, (Angelus Press, 2004) it is perhaps the oldest Marian feast. It commemorates  our Blessed Mother’s obedience to the Mosaic Law by going to the Temple in Jerusalem and making the prescribed purification offerings forty days after the birth of her Child. Thus, Christmastide officially ends with an intimation of the purification to come in Lent.

Additionally, this feast celebrates the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple, which is the Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. Traditionally, today’s Mass is preceded by the blessing and distribution of candles and a procession with the lighted candles. In the Prayers of Blessing, the Church prays, “O Lord Jesus Christ, the true Light that enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world, pour forth Thy blessing upon these candles and sanctify them with the light of Thy grace, and mercifully grant that as these lights enkindled with visible fire dispel the darkness of night, so our hearts illumined by invisible fire, that is, by the splendor of the Holy Ghost, may be free from every blindness due to vice, so that with clear sight our minds may discern what is pleasing to Thee and profitable to our salvation, so that after the darksome perils of this life we may deserve to attain to never-fading light.”  Continue reading “Candlemas, The Feast of the Purification”

The Call to Arms – Updated

Are you armed for the battle? If you belong to the Mystical Body of Christ, you better be. This then, is a call to arms!

“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Canticles, 6, 9)
R. Thanks be to God.
V. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

The prayer above is from the hour of Prime in the traditional Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Those who say it often are familiar with the frequent references to battle and enemies that run through the Little Office. They imply the ancient battle between good and evil, damnation and salvation; to the “enmity between thy seed and her seed”; that is between satan and the Savior born of the Immaculate Virgin. For centuries, this has been the earnest prayer of those who are called to embrace Mary, the Immaculate Mother of our Savior as their own Mother. We are not called to simply enjoy the comforts of her love in pious prayer,  but to serve our Queen actively in this ongoing battle.  Continue reading “The Call to Arms – Updated”