Joseph Saraceno’s reply to a protestant’s complaint about our devotion to our Lady

Richard,
It all started with the Angel Gabriel. Hail full of Grace.

Now, Martin Luther changed that to, Highly favored one. So in the beginning we had the “Our Father” the “Hail Mary” full of Grace… pray for us sinners… Then came the “Apostles Creed”. I believe in God the Father Almighty… which eventually became the Rosary in the 1400’s.

Believe it or not, the early Lutheran’s continued reciting the Rosary up until 75 years ago. Just as all women wore head covering in Church up until 75 years ago.

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Cyclone Hits India/Bangladesh – 41+ Million People at Risk

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Amphan is barreling northward toward the mouth of the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall in West Bengal, India, just south of Kolkata, on Wednesday. The storm is prompting officials in the states of Odisha and West Bengal, as well as in neighboring Bangladesh, to try to evacuate 3 million people out of harm’s way, given that this region is among the most vulnerable parts of the world to storm-surge flooding. MORE

As virus swamps Peru, Venezuelan migrants collect the dead

Faustino López was terrified after his wife, Angélica, was hospitalized with the coronavirus last month.

Deeply shaken by seeing her so seriously ill after 45 years of marriage, and worried about falling sick himself, López moved from their bed to the living room couch, and wept as he watched news of the pandemic spreading through Peru. Then he lost his sense of taste and began to shiver with fever. A test came back positive for the virus. MORE

The NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST

NOVENA (Start Novena nine days prior to Feast of Pentecost)

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY GHOST
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to Thee O Eternal Spirit of God.  I adore the brightness of Thy purity the unerring keenness of Thy justice and the might of Thy love.  Thou art the Strength and Light of my soul.  In Thee I live move and am.  I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee.  Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Thy light and listen to Thy voice and follow Thy gracious inspirations.  I cling to thee and give myself to Thee and ask Thee by thy compassion to watch over me in my weakness.  Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart I implore Thee Adorable Spirit Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee.  Give me grace
O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and of the Son to say to Thee always and everywhere “Speak Lord for Thy servant heareth.”  Amen.  ( This prayer to be recited daily during the Novena)

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