José Sánchez del Río – A new saint!

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Today Pope Francis canonized seven new saints and one of them was José Sánchez del Río.  José Sánchez del Río, a 14-year-old boy who was killed in 1928 in Mexico during the “Cristero” struggle which opposed the government’s anti-Catholic and anticlerical policies. Under torture José refused to disown his faith. A handwritten note addressed to his mother and found on his dead body read: “I promise that in heaven I will prepare a place for all of you. Your José dies defending the Catholic faith for the love of Christ the King and Our Lady of Guadalupe”.

You can read more about José here. And you can watch the movie For Greater Glory that tells the true story of the 1920s Cristero War and José Sánchez del Río.

Saint José, pray for us!

Petition Congress to Pass the American Sovereignty Restoration Act

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) has introduced HR 1205 The American Sovereignty Restoration Act.  This legislation would get the U.S. out of the UN. Please sign the petition, asking Congress to pass HR 1205.  You will find it by clicking here.

Your tax dollars support the UN, while it promotes:

  • Abortion on demand, as a “right”
  • Common Core Education, on an international scale
  • An end to the right to keep and bear arms
  • Control of private property through Agenda 21 (now Agenda 2030)
  • Sovereignty destroying trade deals (e.g. NAFTA & TPP)
  • “Refugees” relocated to the U.S. by order of the UN High Commissioner of Refugees

If you don’t want your money used this way, click here and sign the petition then share it with everyone you can.

In a recent blog post, we shared the suggestion of Congressman Thomas Massie that in the wake of #Brexit, it’s time for #Amexit from the UN.  Massie indicated that our membership in the UN attacks our sovereignty, by tying us to nations whose governments do not have our love of freedom.

October 24th is UN Day.  It should be considered a day of shame.  Our Constitution stipulates that only Congress can declare war.  Yet, since we joined the UN, our President has been sending our military to police the world, under UN command.  This circumvention of the Constitution is bad enough.  What’s worse is that our loyal military is now associated with the UN “peacekeeping” forces.  These “peacekeepers” are notorious for abusing women and children, all over the world.  October 24th is fast approaching.  Let’s celebrate the UN Day of shame, by petitioning Congress to pass HR 1205 The American Sovereignty Restoration Act.

You can check our sources by clicking here.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

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Today is another day that I wanted to pick a really great quote to post on this special Feast Day but there are SO MANY great quotes that I couldn’t just pick one…so I’ll post some of my favorites:

Never will anyone who says the Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.  ~ St. Louis De Montfort

 

Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.  ~ St. Padre Pio

 

The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.  ~ St. Francis de Sales

 

The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls. Precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual.

~ Venerable Fulton Sheen

 

The Rosary is a long chain that links heaven and earth. One end of it is in our hands and the other end is in the hands of the holy Virgin…The Rosary prayer rises like incense to the feet of the Almighty. Mary responds at once like a beneficial dew, bringing new life to human hearts.  ~ St. Therese of Lisieux

 

The Rosary is a fortress against evil. It is a sign to Satan that you belong to Our Lady.  ~ St. Dominic

You can read more about the history of this feast in my previous blog post.

And here’s an excellent article about praying…and contemplating…on the Rosary…not just ‘saying’ it. You can read it here.

 

 

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – October 4

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Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. He was known for his great love of animals. You can read all about the legend of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio here.

I’ve posted before about our new Saint Bernard pup, Max. He is our first dog and quite a handful. But we’ve come to love him as part of our family. Our parish had a ‘blessing of the animals’ this past Saturday in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. So, we took Max and Rex, our bunny (you can’t see Rex but Joey is carrying him in the blue pet carrier…I think Rex was a little petrified!). Max was very excited to see all his dog ‘friends’ so it was difficult to get him to sit still for a pic as he was more interested in socializing with EVERY dog there.

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Max’s 1st birthday was September 18 so we got him a bunch of treats and this really nice St. Francis of Assisi medal for his collar.

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All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.

~The Canticle of the Creatures by St. Francis of Assisi