One of our readers emailed me something that I thought you might find interesting. I’ve actually been preparing another True Devotion to Mary post which I’ll have up at some point this week. (For those of you who may not be familiar with the True Devotion series, please visit the True Devotion to Mary category on the sidebar.) The following is all about why there should be no excuses for not praying the Rosary, and I’m really happy to post this as a sort of intro to my upcoming True Devotion post:
“Dear Christian, there is no valid excuse for not practicing the daily devotion of the Rosary, and for the most part, those who make these objections and excuses are influenced by a secret unwillingness to lead a Christian life in good earnest. They are unwilling to practice retirement, detachment from creatures, and self-denial. They omit saying the beads in order to avoid the rebuke of their conscience … [Read More...]
This week there is one prayer request. Please visit the Prayer Requests category on the sidebar to view the requests from previous posts. Thank you for your prayers for this person and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request from SONY:
Dear lord, in the name of jesus pls heal my husband vinod from the negativity he is going through because of financial problems and pls bless him with plenty of business work, travel, finances and prosperity in abundance.thankyou.
Dear father, pls take away all miseries and problems from my life and bless me with peace, finances,travel and prosperity in abundance.pls father,have mercy on me and end this bad phase of my life.thankyou.praise the lord.… [Read More...]
I have quite a bit going on today, as I’m sure many of you do as well. I have some family in town for the weekend and have been running in all directions over the past few days. And now it’s Thanksgiving Day, and I’m still not finished with all of the holiday prep! But I wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you for being there and for helping to keep this blog afloat. I’d like to wish everyone and their families a very healthy, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
I got to thinking that this Thanksgiving, amidst all of the hustle bustle of the holiday frenzy, besides being ever grateful for the many blessings which the Lord has given me and my loved ones, I’m most especially grateful for having something to hang onto when all else fails: the Rosary. The Rosary is a safe harbor, a weapon against all evils, a gift that is all too … [Read More...]
This week there is one prayer request from John Campbell. Please visit the Prayer Requests category on the sidebar to view the requests from previous posts. Thank you for your prayers for this person and for sharing your time.
Prayer Request from John Campbell:
Pleasr Mother of Jesus ; Hear my prayer request the one ive been so desperately waiting on. To bring back the love of my life the only one that”s ever meant anything to me in my life Ana . The pain and suffering is so hard to manage I’m empty and lost without her. If your there and have been there through my hurts and joys in this life I beg to you to hear me I sincerly promise to a better person and to be deeper in faith and turn you as my best friend. You knowshe was made for me sent her in mylifeagain I will neverletyoudown Please Mary intervene for me andAna with … [Read More...]
Originally posted on July 5, 2010
The Blessed Virgin Mary made fifteen promises of the Rosary to Saint Dominic and to all who follow. She told him that whatever is asked through the recitation of the Holy Rosary will be granted. The following are the fifteen promises granted to all Christians who faithfully recite the Holy Rosary:
The Fifteen Promises of Mary
1.) Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
2.) I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
3.) The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell. It will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4.) The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal … [Read More...]
The other day I received an email from someone in Ireland by the name of John. His email is in response to an entry I posted last week called A Question from a Reader which addresses the issue of praying to the saints for intercession. I am pleased to see that there are some interesting comments on that post, and I’m hopeful that you will provide some thoughts and insights on this post as well, especially given the fact that John had intended his email to be for all of us. Here is his message:
Hi Rosary Trail Fellowship.
Praying to the “dead” is clearly wrong. The Saints alive in Heaven are clearly not “dead”. Anyone who reads the Holy Bible can clearly see that. Here in Ireland I have seen and heard people praying to dead parents and granparents for intersession, these people who have lost loved ones are not using their best judgement at these times. I`m sure … [Read More...]
This is the eleventh in a series of posts titled True Devotion to Mary which I started in a hopeful effort to promote the prophetic message of Saint Louis De Montfort in his book titled True Devotion to Mary. Please refer back to this post which will link you back to the previous ones. Everything written in burgundy font is quoted directly from Saint Louis De Montfort’s book and my personal remarks and insights are in black font.
We belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves
68. We must conclude, from what Jesus Christ is with regard to us, that, as the Apostle says (1 Cor. 6:19-20), we do not belong to ourselves but are entirely His, as His members and His slaves, whom He has bought at an infinitely dear price, the price of all His Blood. Before Baptism we belonged to the devil, as his slaves; but Baptism has made us true … [Read More...]
A little over a year ago, when my blog was still only a couple of months old, I wrote a post called Demonic Presence which I’ve recently come across in my archives. I decided to repost it tonight because most of the readers have probably never even seen it. After all, back when I wrote it in early August 2010 I only had a small handful of readers, and the blog has grown quite a bit since then.
Also, many people these days have been asking me how things are going with regard to the weirdness that has been seemingly surrounding my house for almost three years now. People want updates. They are writing to me and asking if I’m still experiencing paranormal activity in my house and if the exorcist priest is still planning to help me – the one who’d gotten into a terrible car accident back in September, only days before he was scheduled to meet with … [Read More...]
I received a question via email from one of the readers asking if this site called catholic.com is official, Church-approved, etc. This reader attached a link to a page on that site which is all about praying to the saints, and the article explains that while more than three quarters of Christians accept and believe in the saints interceding for us, this concept still comes under attack from many people within the Protestant movement.
When you have the time, please take a few moments to read or at least skim through the paragraphs in the above-mentioned article. I would be very interested to hear your thoughts, and I’m sure this reader will appreciate any perspective or feedback that anyone may want to offer.
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Originally posted on September 10, 2010
It’s weird looking back at what I once thought was my big break. Back then I defined “success” as making money and being seen as a Somebody. I thrived on the illusion that being accepted by other people was all that mattered. I was blinded by my ego. I’m not saying that I was egotistical or anything. Actually, it was quite the opposite: I was painfully shy and insecure. So my ego was all I had (or so I believed) to keep me going and enable me to feel as if I was staying afloat. But afloat of what? I wish I could reach back in time and grab the hand of that silly girl I used to be and shake her into reality.
It was the Fall of 1989, and New York City was entering its pre-holiday season. Manhattan was transforming itself into a land of enchantment. The window displays along Fifth … [Read More...]