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Mary and the New Times of Noah

October 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Rosary, Total Consecration

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Mary and the New Times of Noah * * First, this is a longer than normal post (although I admit, my posts are on the longer side), but this message is so important that it warrants an extra few minutes of your time and hours of your reflection! Every October 13, the world is reminded of the great Marian revolution that has been taking place in the world since 1917. Now we are approaching the 100 year anniversary of Our Blessed Mother’s... Read More

Mary, Teach Us How to Pray

October 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Memorial, Prayer, Rosary

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 Mary, Teach Us How to Pray   Many times we cry out in the midst of interior and exterior trials, “Dearest Mother, help me!” When the world is in crisis, the Church cries out: “Mary, our Mother, help us!” What has been her response? The answer given to St. Dominic (early 13th century) against the radical and militant heretics of his time, the answer spoken through Pope St. Pius V during the famous Moslem battle of... Read More

Which Rosary Should I Pray?

February 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Prayer, Rosary

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Which Rosary Should I Pray? Dear Father John, In reading of the various spiritual traditions within the Church: i.e., Carmelite, Servite, Franciscan, etc., etc., it seems to me many of them have their own special rosaries that they pray. Would you kindly please explain these? And, when someone says “Pray the Rosary” which one do they mean? Is it OK, for example, to pray a Carmelite rosary instead of your standard every day... Read More

The Rosary Is Our Spiritual Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Satan

October 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mary, Prayer, Rosary

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“The Rosary Is Our Spiritual Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Satan” I just returned from leading a retreat in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It was organized by those belonging to TOOL, which stands for “Teams of Our Lady”. What an exceptional group of Catholics, who witnessed to me while I witnessed to them. Considering the location, you might say the retreat was radioactive! Now, if you didn’t get that joke, you... Read More

Praying the Clausular Rosary on Our Lady of Sorrows Memorial

September 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mary, Memorial, Prayer, Rosary

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Praying the Clausular Rosary on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows “Let us adore Christ, the Savior of the world, who called his mother to share in his passion.” – Liturgy of the Hours Last year when this solemn memorial emerged I was unprepared. The Liturgy of the Hours helped me to enter into the memorial a bit but I felt like I needed it to permeate my day. I remembered, years before, a moment of profound... Read More

The Powerful Crown of Roses

May 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mary, Prayer, Rosary, Spiritual Warfare

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The Powerful Crown of Roses In the kingdom of men, the crowns made of durable, precious metals yield the symbol of power and dominion. In the Kingdom of God, it is always the opposite. It is those crowns made from living vines and branches that God chooses to show that true power is found in those rooted in the earth – in other words, in humility (derived from the Latin humus meaning “from the earth”). The first of those... Read More

Fatima, Mary and the Moslems

May 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mary, Rosary

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Fatima, Mary and the Moslems In our last reflection, we looked at the supernatural significance of the year 1917 as a year of two competing revolutions: one against God and the other restoring all things in God through His Mother – as the unprecedented Marian age since 1830 has undoubtedly confirmed. We looked briefly at how atheistic Communism is at the heart of the world’s evils as it completely eradicates God from society... Read More

1917

May 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mary, Prayer, Rosary

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 1917 1917 What do Russia, the rise of Communism, the fall of Communism, Islam and Catholicism share in common? Fatima, 1917. We will unpack these connections over the next few blog posts as we reflect on the revolutionary message of Fatima. When we look at the complex web of world events today, it can be too easy to get caught up in daily news reports that tirelessly remind us we are living in one of the most challenging times... Read More

Rosary on the Headboard — Poetry from Donna Sue Berry

October 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Donna Sue Berry, Poetry, Prayer, Rosary

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Rosary on the Headboard I stumbled through my daily grind Right up until midnight, Then fell in bed without my prayers; I knew it wasn’t right. So tired I was, almost asleep, But thoughts kept waking me, To rise and pray a rosary Upon my bended knees. But my rosary beads were knotted Around my headboard rail, And tired attempts to pull them down Ended to no avail. Our Lady knows how tired I am, Was my last waking thought. Should... Read More

My Message from Heaven to Stay Awake and Pray the Rosary

October 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Mary, Patti Maguire Armstrong, Prayer, Rosary

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Editor’s Note: October is the month dedicated to the rosary. This month we are pleased to offer you two posts which may give you a better appreciation for the rosary. Today, read how Patti Maguire Armstrong came to be instructed on how important it is to pray the rosary. My Message from Heaven to Stay Awake and Pray the Rosary   I learned to pray the rosary in 1989 while in my early thirties. I vowed to say it daily. But... Read More

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