Urgent Request for Prayer and fasting for Middle East Christians‏

Prayer and fasting for Middle East Christians‏

PEACEThe email was sent today and asked for us to pray and fast tomorrow for the urgent situation in the Middle East.   If you have heard of this and can do so tomorrow God Bless You!  However,  keep in mind that any day you choose next week or the upcoming weeks until God hears and answers our prayers for the safety of  Christians who are persecuted by hammas in the Middle East and have to flee their homes and country.  Pray also  for the safety of Israel!  All concerned Christians and Muslims of good will are asked to pray and fast together for thes intentions. God can find a solution to the conflicts if we are open and respect each other and pray together.  If we can do nothing else for the peace of Jerusalem,  we can and should  pray for it!

From: DGO Daily Gospel.org
To: @Speramus
2:45 PM  July 24, 2014
Groups, Newsletters

Daily Gospel “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68

Dear subscriber,

We are sending you this urgent message because of the critical situation of the Christian communities in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East. Through their bishops, they are asking us for our support at this time of great difficulties for them. These communities need our prayers and our help. Together we can be of great assistance. Please join us this Friday 25th July, for the first day of prayer and fasting initiated by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon France.

EVANGELIZO is taking the initiative to collect donations to give emergency aid to persecuted Christian communities, especially for the refugees in Iraq and Syria. All donations will be given to the local Christian communities through Aid to the Church in Need and L’Œuvre d’Orient, two Catholic organisations which specialise in direct aid to local communities.  We will inform you of the total sum and the specific use of the collected funds.  Your entire donation will be given, without administrative fees. A tax receipt will be sent to you upon request.

We thank you in advance for any donation you can make, please specify “Middle East Christians”
-          on the back of your cheque and send to Evangelizo-Daily Gospel, 4, Quai Koch 67000 Strasbourg – France
-          in the “online message”, which can be found on the second page of the donation form, if you decide to use the on line donation system, accessible at the following address  : http://dailygospel.org/donation/AM/

Whether or not you can make a donation, please join in prayer with the Christians who are suffering for bearing witness to Our Lord, we all pray for peace in the region.

Our warmest thanks in advance.
Yours in Christ,

The Daily Gospel Team.

“Daily Gospel” is a service provided by our international association Evangelizo. Evangelizo’s mission is to spread the voice of the Gospel in all languages throughout the world via the Internet and to develop the technical means to this end. Evangelizo is a team of more than 70 secular and clerical Roman Catholics, formed of priests, monks and nuns from various communities, congregations or spiritual sensitivities.


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Carmelite Feast-Adeamus ad Thronum Gratciae-Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace

Mater Divinae Gratiae – Mother of Divine Grace

This Carmelite Feast Day, on July 23, concludes the octave of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. We honor Mary as Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace since she is the Mother of the Son of God, the Author of all Grace   “Let us proceed to and approach the throne of grace”   (Hebrews 4)

The Blessed Virgin Mary was eternally predestined, in the context of the Incarnation of the divine Word, to be the Mother of God. As decreed by divine Providence, she served on earth as the loving Mother of the divine Redeemer, His associate, uniquely generous, and the Lord’s humble servant. She conceived, bore, and nourished Christ; presented Him to the Father in the Temple; and was united with Him in His suffering as He died on the cross. In a completely unparalleled way she cooperated, by her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity, with our Savior’s work of restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is Mother to us all in the order of grace’  (Lumen Gentium, the Constitution on the Church, 61).

Prayer to Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace

by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.

Mary, Mother of God, I believe that divine grace is absolutely necessary for the performing of any act that is meritorious for eternal life. I am grateful to your divine Son for this priceless gift of God, for by His Passion and death He not only reinstated us in the friendship of His heavenly Father, but also purchased for us all the graces we stand in need of to attain eternal life.   

I also believe that grace is a free gift of God, and I have no claim to it except as a member of His holy Church, which is the mystical body of Christ. Whoever abides in this Church will bring forth much salutary fruit; whereas they who willingly separate themselves from it must wither away spiritually. How strongly Jesus reminded me of this: “As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remain on the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15, 4).

Help me to be deeply grateful for God’s generosity toward me. I have been especially blessed as a Catholic, for God has given me graces which He has not given to everyone else. The Catholic Church the Gospels, the sacraments, the Mother of Divine Grace as my advocate—these are among the special blessings with which I am favored. I know that much will be required from those to whom much is given. Help me to make good use of the graces given me by God. May my faith influence my conduct. May the instructions I receive increase the love of God in me and strengthen my determination to serve Him with greater zeal. May I derive all the beneficial results the holy sacraments are to produce in my soul.

Mary, My Mother, I realize that I have not always corresponded faithfully with these graces. I will not be discouraged, but rather go with confidence to you, the throne of grace. Even though my past sinfulness may have made me unworthy to appear before God, I trust that you will appeal to God in my behalf as the Mother of Divine Grace. Through your prayers you will obtain forgiveness for my past negligence. You will obtain for me grace to be faithful to God during the rest of my life.

Above all, I beg of you to secure for me in the our of death the grace of final perseverance: that triumphant grace which crowns the measure of God’s gifts here below and which is followed by the possession of God in heaven forever. …..For  Prayer

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STOP THE SACRILEGE Sign the Petition to STOP the Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma TODAY!

After winning the battle at Harvard University — the “Black Mass” there was stopped. I was deeply disturbed upon learning of yet another attempt to offer a black Mass. This time in Oklahoma, on city property, at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City, Sunday, September 21, 2014.

We Cannot let this happen!

What is a sacrilege? Sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or person. It can come in the form of irreverence to sacred persons, places, and things. When the sacrilegious offense is verbal, it is called blasphemy, and when physical, it is often called desecration.

In a less proper sense, any transgression against what is seen as the virtue of religion would be a sacrilege. “Sacrilege” originates from the Latin sacer, sacred, and legere, to steal, as in Roman times it referred to the plundering of temples and graves. By the time of Cicero, sacrilege had adopted a more expansive meaning, including verbal offenses against religion and undignified treatment of sacred objects.

“Evil Triumphs when good men do NOTHING!!”
The Fatima Message is about sacrileges and the atonement that must be made to God! The angel taugh the children how to make reparation in prayer for sacrilege

Most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore Thee profoundly.
I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul
and Divinity of Jesus Christ,
present in all the tabernacles of the world,
in reparation for the outrages,
sacrileges and indifference’s whereby He is offended.
And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinner

Here is something everyone can do to help stop this latest attempt to celebrate a sanctioned public “Black Mass”  May God have mercy on Oklahoma if it is allowed to take place.

 For Our Lord, please do this simple thing‏

Please Sign This Petition to STOP the Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma

July 13, 2014

From: John Ritchie America Needs Fatima Blog     To: Spera Rose, Ocds @Speramus

Dear Spera Rose,

I regret to inform you that satanists are planning a “Black Mass” on city property at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Please spread the word to all your friends so we can stop this sacrilege.  Your voice and prayers were decisive at Harvard University — the “Black Mass” there was stopped.  Canceled.

Saint Michael won a great victory that day. AJohn Ritchiend God can win again.

Dear Spera Rose,

Thank you so much for protesting the outrageous “black mass” at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.

We must call upon Saint Michael the Archangel to assist us in this battle against the wickedness and snares of the devil…

And if I may ask you to do one more favor:

For the love you have for Our Lord Jesus Christ, please send the message below to all your friends.

God bless you.

John Ritchie
Monday, July 14, 2014

Catholic Bishop from China sends message against Black Mass in Oklahoma City

The Catholic Bishop of Suzhou, China, sent this encouraging message to an American family against the black mass being organized by Satanists in Oklahoma City on Sept. 21.

“I will stand firmly with you and your friends.  We must stop the Black Mass anywhere because of it is an evil event.  I will pray for you and your friends.  May God’s love and strength be with you and your friends.  I think that God will have His plan to avoid this thing from happening. “Your brother in Christ,

Joseph Peter Xu (Bishop of Suzhou, China)

Sign the petition against the black mass in Oklahoma City 

Black Mass Planned — 5000% increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma… Any suggestions?

5000% increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma… A Satanic Black Mass is being promoted and scheduled in the Civic Center in Oklahoma City. Only a coincidence? http://newsok.com/oklahoma-5000-increase-in-earthquakes-video/article/4987398

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Fatherhood and Family under Attack—The Spirit of Anti-Fatherhood also entered the Church!


Fatherhood and Family Under Attack
According to Msgr. Cirrincione, that which is the common denominator, the future event which this scene foreshadowed during the miracle of the sun is the role of fatherhood. He is led without any doubt to this conclusion because in that last vision at Fatima. St. Joseph was holding the Child Jesus in his arms and both of them were blessing the world, while Our Lady looked on. Msgr. Joseph goes on: “In the convulsions of the sun I see an ominous foreshadowing of the consequences for the world which are sure to be felt if the true Fatherhood of God and the traditional, strong role of the father of the family are rejected by mankind. St. Joseph was the head of the Holy Family not because he was the holiest member of it. In fact, in that respect he was the least. Nor was he the head because he had been chosen by agreement of the other two members. He was the head of the Holy Family because he was the FATHER of the family. And as father he represented God the Father.

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St. Joseph, Fatima and Fatherhood 
Jospeh 3St. Joseph  was named Patron of the Universal Church  and protector of the the second Vatican Council in 1960. This event in the unfolding of providence  linked Fatima and the 3rd secret  with the second Vatican Council and the cold war.  However, those living at the time did not make the correlations with Fatima and the council. The pope probably did as he read the secret and decided not to reveal it. It was within his right as Christs Vicar not wanting to give the enemies of the church reason to fulfill a prophecy. Those who detracted the pope for this are in error!   Most people are unaware that St. Joseph also appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun. The children saw him while the crowd beheld the stupendous miracle of the sun.  Lucia Writes: “Our Lady having disappeared in the…

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Have you made your nine First Friday’s? Your Eternity just may depend on it

Originally posted on Speramus’ Posterous:

10_16_margaret_mary5The First Friday Devotions are made to recognize the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and his universal kingship in our lives. Through the practice of these devotions  we offer reparation  to the wounded Heart of Our Savior our personal sins and those of  our society.


Historical Highlights 1st Fridays and the Sacred Heart

On December 27, 1673, the feast of St. John Jesus permitted St. Margaret Mary to rest her head upon his heart, and then disclosed to her the wonders of his love, telling her that he desired to make them known to all mankind and to diffuse the treasures of his goodness, and that he had chosen her for this work.
Around June or July, 1674, Jesus requested from her that he wished to be honored under the figure of his heart, also claiming that, when he appeared radiant with love, he asked for a…

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An Unprecedented Canonization! A 4 Pope Day! 2 POPES with 2 Living Popes who knew them!

Canonization6The city of Rome received over 800,000  faithful for the canonization ceremony of John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square.  Many of those in atendance were from John Paul’s native Poland — the crowd  filled St. Peter’s, the streets around it and bridges over the Tiber River, a huge turnout but only half the size of the crowd that came out for John Paul’s 2011 beatification.

The canonization was also attended by delegations from more than 100 countries and at least 24 Heads of State.  And while it was supposed to be a canonization for two popes, it was clear that the vast majority of people who turned out were there for John Paul.

During the Mass, it was noted that Pope Francis seemed to take  a deep breath and paused for a moment before reciting the declaration of sainthood in Latin:
“We declare and define as saints the blessed John XXII and John Paul II,” the Catholic leader said in a Latin prayer, as pilgrims and foreign dignitaries massed in St Peter’s Square applauded and chanted: “Amen!”
As soon as he did so, applause broke out from a crowd in St. Peter’s and beyond.

Bp Liberdo

Bp. Liberio Andreatta

Bishop Liberio Andreatta,  head of the Vatican pilgrimage office commenting on this unprecedented event, remarked: “Never in the history of Rome or in the history of the world has this occurred: two Pope Saints and two living Popes who knew them!

Italians reveling in the festive atmosphere of the day called it the 4 Pope day.  This is a historic day saying they are followers of all four popes who have all been close to the people.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI attended  the Canonization Mass.  The  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI accepted the invitation and communicated to Pope Francis that he will attend the Mass.

Pope Francis embraced him warmly before and after the ceremony and Benedict XVI con-celebrated along with hundreds of bishops and cardinals — the first time that two living popes have ever said Mass together.

It must be noted that the Pope Emeritus con-celebrated.  He was not at the Altar; rather he was there with the Cardinals and Bishops on the left side of the Sanctuary.

Francis & Benedict

The Holy See Press Office  recently released two official images of the  newly canonized saints. The images depict them with the halo of sanctity. The halo is permitted solely for those who are canonized.  The images of the saints were  be printed and distributed several weeks earlier. Each image contains a prayer for the intercession of the pontiffs.

St. John Paul         The “Prayer to St. John Paul II”

“Oh Saint John Paul, from the window of Heaven grant us your blessing! Bless the Church that you have loved, served and guided, pushing Her with courage towards the paths of the world to bring Christ to all, and all to Christ.”

“Oh Saint John Paul,” the prayer concludes, “from the window of Heaven, where we see you next to Mary, send down upon us all the blessing of God. Amen.”


John XXIIII      The “Prayer to St. John XXIII

“Your simple and meek persona carried the scent of God and the desire of goodness was inflamed in the heart.” The prayer concludes: “Pray for us so that we do not limit ourselves to mourn the darkness but rather to en-kindle the light, bringing Christ everywhere and always praying to Mary. Amen.”


 Also read: The Divine Mercy Novena and the Spark that would come from Poland!

St John Paul’s witness—His life  was a testament for the mercy of God

The Beatification and upcoming canonizations of Bl. John Paul II Joyful events for the Church and all who loved him!!

Canonization Popes

Saints John Paul II & John XXIII– Ora pro nobis!


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Part 2 Bloggers Banter over Traditions-The Pandora’s Box has a crack


Pope francisjpgThe Paschal Triduum, this year  will begin with the Chrism Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica.  During this Mass, the Pope will bless the chrism oil used for Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders. Liturgically, it is the only time of the year in which this oil can receive this blessing.

Later in the day, Pope Francis will preside over the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a center dedicated to the care of the elderly and disabled in Rome. During the ceremony, Pope Francis will personally wash the feet of those who are cared for at the center.

The decision to go to wash the feet of the poor is a continuation of a “tradition” Pope Francis has brought  to the papacy from his time as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Last year, he made history when he celebrated the first Holy Thursday Mass of his pontificate at Rome’s Casal del Marmo prison, personally washing the feet of the inmates.

Bloggers Banter over Traditions

In a future post I hope to discuss further some of the bantering over Pope Francis and discarding Traditions  that were tossed around on Twitter and Blogs this past year. What about it, and what does  or could it mean for the future?

What can be discarded what needs to be kept? Here are some of my unsolicited thoughts regarding  Pope Francis and the discarding of some “Traditions”.    Read more

I like Traditions! I am comfortable with Traditions’ they are a safety net of sorts. They have meanings and make us who we are! I immediately thought of a scene from the Fiddler on the Roof and a song from that movie called Traditions!  

The Papa cried out in scenes as each of his Jewish daughters left to be married forsaking old Jewish customs.  It shows his struggle with God over the breaking of long cherished religious customs!  The Papa,  his poignant struggle-back and forth yes or no!  And finally he lifts his fist yelling towards the heavens “TRADITION!!” what is wrong with Traditions? Yes, There are rich symbolism’s in the long traditions of the Papacy but symbolism are nothing if they are not lived! If Christ is not lived!

Breaking a centuries-old tradition, Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a juvenile detention center last year . He washed the feet of 12 teens from all religions.  Another surprise was that among the 12 there were two girls  and one was Muslim.  After he washed their feet He dried them off with a cloth made with yarn from the Holy Land. It also contained pieces of a fishing net used by fishermen on the Sea of Galilee.
Holy ThursdayI have to confess being on the more conservative bend that this was a lot for me to digest.  I believe in TRADITIONS!  I was thinking What about the priesthood and the  institution of  the Mass and the Blessed Eucharist?  Both are in need of attention and reform. What does this all mean?


As if reading my mind the pope told the media in his homily after the event last Holy Thursday:  “What does this mean? That we have to help one another. If you are angry at someone, let it go. And if they ask you for a favor, do it. Jesus teaches us this, and this is what I do, I do it with all my heart, because it’s my duty.”

Pope SickThe Pope has taught us  not only by word but more importantly by example. If we have the real presence of Christ we also must be more like Christ in our actions in regard to our neighbor! If we do not treat our neighbor like Christ we are fooling ourselves. We are living a dream world.


Pandora's_boxThis living out of the Catholic Faith needs to be taught today and the pope is accomplishing this through his example.  But  their have already arisen disturbing consequences  that I hope, with God’s help,  to address in a future post.  The pandora’s box  has been cracked open and now everyone may use this example as an excuse to disregard Canon Law in all areas of dissent.  I am more concerned over canon law regarding the Most Blessed Sacrament. Especially from those who have already been openly breaking Canon Law and flaunting it.  Is it too late to stop the sacrileges?  Are we able to keep Pandora’s  box from breaking open?

I agree  if we have a good priest and the perfect Liturgy. If Christ does change us to motivate us to move forward in love for our neighbor  we have nothing, we are nothing!  In the end we will be judged with Our Lords words in Matthew 25:41-4  “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.”  The pope’s example is needed but I fear what will happen from those who already dissent.

Jesus Christ Crucified Have Mercy upon us! Mary Most sorrowful, Pray for us! Passion of Christ, Strengthen us! Lord,  Jesus I must imitate you! Lord help me!

Also See: Bloggers Banter over  Traditions  2013 Part 1

God willing future post in the works: Tradition Bantering Part 3

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