Sept.11th to Nov. 4th
Who is the Patron
Saint of Your Diocese?
As we are close to the U.S. General Elections, it is important
we pray so God will elect leaders who continue to protect our
land and all human life . We ask you to pray in honor of your
Diocesan patron saint, just as we invoke St Michael to protect
our country and our families from evil, harm and wars.
US TO PRAY FOR YOUR DIOCESE BISHOP
HELP US TO IDENTIFY YOUR DIOCESE PATRON SAINT
We are asking you
to provide by email us :
1- The name of your Diocese patron saint.
2- The name of your Diocese Bishop / Archbishop / Cardinal
your RESPONSE to GoodNews@SaintMichaelUSA.org
hope we can add your diocese to pray for our Nation and people
BLESS YOU FOR YOUR HELP !
Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle,
be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil,
may God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou oh Prince of
the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan
and all the evil spirits that prowl through the world , seeking
the ruin of souls. Amen.
of Our Lady of Sorrows
Memorial of Our Lady or Sorrows is commemorated by the Catholic
faithful on September 15, 2008. This devotion which dated back
from the twelfth century has its roots in Sacred Scripture and
in Christian piety which always associates the Blessed Mother
with her suffering Son, Jesus Christ.
The title "Our
Lady of Sorrows" focuses on Mary's intense suffering during
the passion and death of Christ. "The Seven Dolors,"
the title by which it was celebrated in the 17th century, referred
to the seven swords that pierced the Heart of Mary
Himself was Mary's sorrow, seven times repeated, aggravated sevenfold.
During the hours of the Passion, the offering of Jesus and the
offering of Mary were tied in one. As Mary stood at the foot of
the Cross on which Jesus hung, the sword of sorrow Simeon had
foretold pierced her soul.
For more information on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, please
click on the following links:
Mary in Honor of Her Seven Sorrows
Mater (At the Cross Her Station Keeping)
Blessing for the Feasts of the Mother of God
Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows
more catholic items:
GREATEST FIGURES OF SALVATION HISTORY: A CLOSER LOOK AT JESUS
MOTHER OF JESUS
OF MERCY: A ROSARY OF HEALING
OF MARY (A)
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Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows
as your Son was raised on the cross, his mother Mary stood by
him, sharing his sufferings. May your Church be united with
Christ in his suffering and death and so come to share in his
rising to new life, where he lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Quote on Our Lady of Sorrows
things therefore the soldiers did. But there were standing by
the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary
the (wife) of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore
saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved,
he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith
he to the disciple, Behold, thy mother! And from that hour the
disciple took her unto his own (home). After this Jesus, knowing
that all things are now finished, that the scripture might be
accomplished, saith, I thirst. There was set there a vessel
full of vinegar: so they put a sponge full of the vinegar upon
hyssop, and brought it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed
his head, and gave up his spirit.
- John 19:25-30
Quote on Our Lady of Sorrows
the Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, whom we contemplated yesterday
as Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of the Cross, obtain for
us the gift of always trusting in God's love and help us to
be merciful as our Father in Heaven is merciful.
- Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus, September 16, 2007
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