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…allow me to observe that what we are facing in this particular moment of history is a powerful reminder to us that the Priesthood is not for the faint-hearted.  Of course, it never was.  But for a long time, up until recently, we lived in a society that allowed us to imagine that it was.  Let us not fool ourselves any longer.  And know how deeply grateful I am to you for being with your people, shepherding them, challenging them, and leading them to the green pastures that are deeper life in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione


The love from which You spring is boundless, everlasting. – St Gertrude of Helfta

“I am calling all Catholics to begin the Novena for the Annunciation tomorrow that this Consecration will be completed according to “the intentions of Our Lady of Fatima.” This Novena is also accessible on the Pray App or online. If you prefer some other Novena (the Immaculate Heart or Our Lady of Fatima), by all means pray it, but do so for the intentions of Fatima. We encourage all to pray this Novena before the Icon of Our Lady of Fatima: [above]

Call your bishop and ask him to join the Pope’s consecration according to Fatima. We know that God is merciful and hears our prayers, especially if we do so with Our Lady. Let us all join in praying this Novena which starts tomorrow, and hope against all hope that God will hear our cries and convert us and Russia, and bring peace.

T. S. Flanders, Editor of OnePeterFive, (via LifeSite News)

Hear the word of the LORD, princes of Sodom!
Listen to the instruction of our God, people of Gomorrah!

Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.

Come now, let us set things right, says the LORD:
Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow;
Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool.
If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat the good things of the land;
But if you refuse and resist, the sword shall consume you: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken!

Reading I for Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent, 2022

On Friday 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance at which he will preside at 17.00 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The same act, on the same day, will be carried out in Fatima by His Eminence Cardinal Krajewski, Apostolic Almoner, as envoy of the Holy Father.

Statement by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, 3/15/2022

O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession
of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword
of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we
ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with
Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.
We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede
for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face
of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father,
Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 51,3-4.
Have mercy on me, O God in your goodness,
in your great tenderness wipe away my faults:
wash me clean of my guilt, purify me from my sin.
O most Holy Face of Jesus, look with tenderness on us
who are sinners. You are a merciful God, full of love and
compassion. Keep us pure of heart, so that we may see Thee
always. Mary, our Mother, intercede for us; Saint Joseph.
pray for us.

Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy
Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition (state your intentions) Pardon
and mercy.

Daily Preparatory Prayer / Holy Face Novena, Day 1 via
Catholic Action for Faith and Family
Canadians in Ottawa pray the Rosary via Twitter

Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example that we should follow, and I think what the Church has always understood that to mean is, we should suffer for other people as well, in imitation of Christ, and in that we will find our ultimate happiness and fulfillment.

Father John Hollowell

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