Mary the Mother of Jesus Mary Mother of GOD
  Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас! Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!
RDeo grátias. R.  Thanks be to God.
October is the month of the Rosary since 1868; 

We pray for the strength to love those who do not love us.
Gerard Majella
The fall 40 Days for Life campaign

We pray for the conversion of all those who
refuse to acknowledge that human life belongs only to God.


  15 Promises of the Virgin Mary to those who recite the Rosary

October 16 - The Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 - John Paul II becomes Pope (1978)


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October 16
The micacle from Boston to New York, all the way to Georgia.
In 1746, French Duke of d'Anville sailed for New England, commanding the most powerful fleet of the time - 70 ships with 13,000 troops. He intended to recapture Louisburg, Nova Scotia, and destroy from Boston to New York, all the way to Georgia.
Massachusetts Governor William Shirley declared a Day of Fasting
on OCTOBER 16, 1746, to pray for deliverance.
In Boston's Old South Meeting-house, Rev. Thomas Prince prayed “Send Thy tempest, Lord, upon the water...scatter the ships of our tormentors! Historian Catherine Drinker Bowen related that as he finished praying, the sky darkened, winds shrieked and church bells rang a wild, uneven sound...though no man was in the steeple. A hurricane subsequently sank and scattered the entire French fleet. With 4,000 sick and 2,000 dead, including d'Anville, Vice-Admiral d'Estournelle threw himself on his sword. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in his Ballad of the French Fleet: Admiral d'Anville had sworn by cross and crown, to ravage with fire and steel our helpless Boston Town...From mouth to mouth spread tidings of dismay, I stood in the Old South saying humbly: 'Let us pray!'..Like a potter's vessel broke, the great ships of the line, were carried away as smoke or sank in the brine.

In detachment, the spirit finds quiet and repose for coveting nothing.
Nothing wearies it by elation, and nothing oppresses it by dejection,
because it stands in the center of its own humility.
-- St. John of the Cross

In 1746, French Duke of d'Anville sailed for New England, commanding the most powerful fleet of the time - 70 ships with 13,000 troops. He intended to recapture Louisburg, Nova Scotia, and destroy from Boston to New York, all the way to Georgia.

Massachusetts Governor William Shirley declared a Day of Fasting on OCTOBER 16, 1746, to pray for deliverance.

In Boston's Old South Meeting-house, Rev. Thomas Prince prayed “Send Thy tempest, Lord, upon the water...scatter the ships of our tormentors! Historian Catherine Drinker Bowen related that as he finished praying, the sky darkened, winds shrieked and church bells rang a wild, uneven sound...though no man was in the steeple. A hurricane subsequently sank and scattered the entire French fleet. With 4,000 sick and 2,000 dead, including d'Anville, Vice-Admiral d'Estournelle threw himself on his sword. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in his Ballad of the French Fleet: Admiral d'Anville had sworn by cross and crown, to ravage with fire and steel our helpless Boston Town...From mouth to mouth spread tidings of dismay, I stood in the Old South saying humbly: 'Let us pray!'..Like a potter's vessel broke, the great ships of the line, were carried away as smoke or sank in the brine.

  Mary, the Woman clothed with Divine Light
You are blessed, O Mary! Mother of the Eternal Son born of your virgin womb, you are full of grace (cf. Lk 1:28).
You have received the abundance of Life (cf. Jn 10:10) as no one else among the descendants of Adam and Eve. As the most faithful “bearer of the Word” (cf. Lk 11:28), you not only treasured and pondered this mystery in your heart (cf. Lk 2:19, 51), but you observed it in your body and nourished it by the self-giving love with which you surrounded Jesus throughout his earthly life.
As Mother of the Church, you guide us still from your place in heaven and intercede for us. You lead us to Christ, “the Way, and the Truth and the Life” (Jn 14:6), and help us to increase in holiness by conquering sin (cf. Lumen Gentium, 65).
The Liturgy presents you, Mary, as the Woman clothed with the sun (cf. Rev 12:1). But you are even more splendidly clothed with that Divine Light which can become the Life of all those created in the image and likeness of God himself: “this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (Jn 1:4-5).
Excerpt from the Homily of Pope John Paul II (World Youth Days in Denver, Colorado, Aug. 15, 1993)
October 16 - Our Lady of Purity - Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (d. 1690)
O Our Sweet Hope  St Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)
Longinus the Centurion, a Roman soldier, The Holy Martyr served in Judea under the command of the Governor, Pontius Pilate. When our Savior Jesus Christ was crucified, it was the detachment of soldiers under the command of Longinus which stood watch on Golgotha, at the very foot of the holy Cross. Longinus and his soldiers were eyewitnesses of the final moments of the earthly life of the Lord, and of the great and awesome portents that appeared at His death. These events shook the centurion's soul. Longinus believed in Christ and confessed before everyone, "Truly this was the Son of God" (Mt. 27:54).


4th v. St. Florentinus of Trier Bishop of Trier Germany; the successor of St. Severianus or Severinus.
439 St. Maxima Africa slaves
362 St. Eliphius Irish or Scottish martyr; also called Eloff. He was martyred in Toul, France. His relics were enshrined in Cologne, Germany, in the tenth century. 
 450 St. Dulcidius Successor to St. Phoebadius bishopric of Agen
 450 St. Saturninus & Companions 365 martyrs including Nereus
 460 St. Conogon Bishop in Brittany
5th v St. Junian Hermit at Sainte-Junien Haute Vienne France
654  St. Magnobodus Bishop of Angers France
7th v. St. Balderic Abbot prince
 680 St. Baldwin Martyr son of St. Salaberga
 680 St. Kiara Irish virgin disciple of St. Fintan Munnu
 686 St. Mummolinus Benedictine bishop called Mommolenus
7th v. St. Gall
7th v.St. Balderic Abbot prince

 696 St. Bercharius Benedictine abbot founder martyred
 740 St. Vitalis Benedictine hermit
 752 St. Ambrose  Bishop of Cahors, in France
 787 St. Lull Benedictine bishop relative of St. Boniface
1085 St. Anastasius Hermit papal legate
1123 St. Bertrand of Comminges Bishop
1243 St. Hedwig Duchess widow Cistercain patroness of Silesia
1243 Saint Eupraxia, Princess of Pskov
1399 Queen St. Jadwiga of Poland cultural institutions to both state and church Pope John Paul II canonized Blessed Jadwiga
1755  St. Gerard Majella LAY Redemptorists patron of expectant mothers gift of reading consciences bilocation levitation
1771 St. Marguerite d'Youville Canada "Mother of Universal Charity."
O our sweet hope let us feel your power over the loveable Heart of Jesus, and use your credit so as to make a place for us there forever!  Ask Him to exert his sovereignty on our hearts, making his love reign in our heart, that He may consume us and change everything into Himself.  May He be our Father, our Husband, our guard, our treasure, our delight, our love and our everything; destroying and annihilating in us all that there is of ourselves to fill us only with all that is of Him, so that we may be pleasing to Him!  May He be the support of our impotence, the force of our weakness, the joy of all our sadness! Amen.
In the Rosary Christ Stands Out (II) October 16 - FEAST OF MARY'S PURITY - John Paul II becomes Pope in 1978
Indeed, to pray the Rosary is to contemplate. Well understood, it cannot be reduced to a simple vocal prayer, as fervent as it may be. This prayer must be accompanied by a loving consideration, otherwise the Rosary would be void of its most nourishing sap, and would only be a shadow of itself. In all truth, it would no longer even be the Rosary.

On this point all the pontifical documents are categorical: the Rosary they evoke and recommend implies, not only oral recitation of the Ave's broken after each decade by a Pater (Our Father), but meditation of the mysteries.
Thanks to this meditation the Rosary makes possible a spiritual communion with Christ who continues to be truly present in his mysteries and communicates to each one of them its own effectiveness.

Little by little, inperceptibly, by getting to know Christ through the mysteries of the Rosary.
The Christian, according to Pius X's beautiful expression, "catches the holy habit of Christ".

The Theology of the Rosary By Benoit T. d'Argenlieu, in Maria, Etudes sur la Vierge Marie, Vol. V

October 16 - The Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - John Paul II becomes Pope (1978)
The Rosary Beats the Time of Life
The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and in its depth. In this prayer we repeat many times the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel, and from her kinswoman Elizabeth. The whole Church joins in these words. (...)
In fact, against the background of the words "Ave Maria" the main episodes in the life of Jesus Christ pass before the eyes of the soul. They are composed altogether of the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries, and they put us in living communion with Jesus through - we could say - his Mother's heart.
At the same time our heart can enclose in these decades of the Rosary all the facts that make up the life of the individual, the family, the nation, the Church and mankind. Personal matters and those of one's neighbor, and particularly of those who are closest to us, who are dearest to us. Thus the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the time of human life.  
John Paul II, Angelus, October 29, 1978

  Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас! Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!
RDeo grátias. R.  Thanks be to God.
October is the month of the Rosary since 1868;       
 
It Makes No Sense Not To Believe In GOD 
    Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel


October 16
The micacle from Boston to New York, all the way to Georgia.
In 1746, French Duke of d'Anville sailed for New England, commanding the most powerful fleet of the time - 70 ships with 13,000 troops. He intended to recapture Louisburg, Nova Scotia, and destroy from Boston to New York, all the way to Georgia.
Massachusetts Governor William Shirley declared a Day of Fasting
on OCTOBER 16, 1746, to pray for deliverance.
In Boston's Old South Meeting-house, Rev. Thomas Prince prayed “Send Thy tempest, Lord, upon the water...scatter the ships of our tormentors! Historian Catherine Drinker Bowen related that as he finished praying, the sky darkened, winds shrieked and church bells rang a wild, uneven sound...though no man was in the steeple. A hurricane subsequently sank and scattered the entire French fleet. With 4,000 sick and 2,000 dead, including d'Anville, Vice-Admiral d'Estournelle threw himself on his sword. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in his Ballad of the French Fleet: Admiral d'Anville had sworn by cross and crown, to ravage with fire and steel our helpless Boston Town...From mouth to mouth spread tidings of dismay, I stood in the Old South saying humbly: 'Let us pray!'..Like a potter's vessel broke, the great ships of the line, were carried away as smoke or sank in the brine.

Mother Angelica


October is the Month of the Rosary.
Our Lady of the Rosary Pope St. Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.

 

William Penn, born OCTOBER 14, 1644. While in prison, William Penn wrote his classic book, No Cross, No Crown, stating: Christ's cross is Christ's way to Christ's crown...The unmortified Christian and the heathen are of the same religion, and the deity they truly worship is the god of this world.  It is a false notion that they may be children of God while in a state of disobedience to his holy commandments, and disciples of Jesus though they revolt from his cross.
After Penn's father died, King Charles II repaid a debt owed to him by giving young William Penn a land grant in America, named Pennsylvania. Penn's Frame of Government for his Colony became a model for most State governments, and also the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  October 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights,
and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

ABORTION IS A MORAL OUTRAGE
Marian spirituality: all are invited.

  Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас! Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!
RDeo grátias. R.  Thanks be to God.
October is the month of the Rosary since 1868;  
 4th v. St. Florentinus of Trier Bishop of Trier Germany; the successor of St. Severianus or Severinus.
439 St. Maxima Africa slaves
362 St. Eliphius Irish or Scottish martyr; also called Eloff. He was martyred in Toul, France. His relics were enshrined in Cologne, Germany, in the tenth century. 
 450 St. Dulcidius Successor to St. Phoebadius bishopric of Agen
 450 St. Saturninus & Companions 365 martyrs including Nereus
 460 St. Conogon Bishop in Brittany
5th v St. Junian Hermit at Sainte-Junien Haute Vienne France
654  St. Magnobodus Bishop of Angers France
7th v. St. Balderic Abbot prince
 680 St. Baldwin Martyr son of St. Salaberga
 680 St. Kiara Irish virgin disciple of St. Fintan Munnu
 686 St. Mummolinus Benedictine bishop called Mommolenus
7th v. St. Gall
7th v.St. Balderic Abbot prince

 696 St. Bercharius Benedictine abbot founder martyred
 740 St. Vitalis Benedictine hermit
 752 St. Ambrose  Bishop of Cahors, in France
 787 St. Lull Benedictine bishop relative of St. Boniface
1085 St. Anastasius Hermit papal legate
1123 St. Bertrand of Comminges Bishop
1243 St. Hedwig Duchess widow Cistercain patroness of Silesia
1243 Saint Eupraxia, Princess of Pskov
1399 Queen St. Jadwiga of Poland cultural institutions to both state and church Pope John Paul II canonized Blessed Jadwiga
1755  St. Gerard Majella LAY Redemptorists patron of expectant mothers gift of reading consciences bilocation levitation
1771 St. Marguerite d'Youville Canada "Mother of Universal Charity."
O our sweet hope let us feel your power over the loveable Heart of Jesus, and use your credit so as to make a place for us there forever!  Ask Him to exert his sovereignty on our hearts, making his love reign in our heart, that He may consume us and change everything into Himself.  May He be our Father, our Husband, our guard, our treasure, our delight, our love and our everything; destroying and annihilating in us all that there is of ourselves to fill us only with all that is of Him, so that we may be pleasing to Him!  May He be the support of our impotence, the force of our weakness, the joy of all our sadness! Amen.

      Mother Angelica
God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
                                                                          

      Because of prayers during the campaign 2016, 872 babies were spared from abortion
when their mothers chose life at the last possible moment.
They were scheduled to be aborted ... but they are alive today --
   and often it was the sight of faithful people praying outside the abortion center that made all the difference in the world.
Since 40 Days for Life started as a coordinated effort in 2007,
we are aware of 12,668 children whose mothers had a change of heart and said "yes" to life.



 We are the defenders of true freedom.
  May our witness unveil the deception of the "pro-choice" slogan.
ampaign saves lives Shawn Carney Campaign Director www.40daysforlife.com
Please help save the unborn they are the future for the world

It is a great poverty that a child must die so that you may live as you wish
-- Mother Teresa

 Saving babies, healing moms and dads; 'The Gospel of Life'
Pray that when those representing Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups
see volunteers for 40 Days for Life, they see ambassadors of Christ,
and may each volunteer be consciously aware at all times we represent Him.


"Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief"

It Makes No Sense Not To Believe In GOD
 
Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel

Jesus brings us many Blessings
Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life.
Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits. -- St. Philip Neri