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April 27, 2016

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 3rd  — Community Give Day 2016 — and consider making a donation that day to Mary’s Shelter.
The Community Give is a 24-hour day of giving when everyone in our region is asked to make a donation and show support for the local nonprofit organizations that positively impact our community every day.  As a supporter of Mary’s Shelter, we would like you to consider making a donation to our ministry that day.  Every donation of $25 or more also will make us eligible to receive additional prizes throughout the day.
Your gift is tax deductible and will help us continue our life-saving work.  To donate online, simply go to thecommunitygive.org on May 3rd and select Mary’s Shelter.    Gifts of $25 or more count toward the prizes.
We’ve put together a short video highlighting what we do at Mary’s Shelter and some of the residents we help.  Please take a moment to look at it and consider sharing with friends. Together we can really make a difference in the lives of many!  Thank you for your consideration!
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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER. – Psalm 107:1
Our volunteer doctor in South Sudan, Dr. Rachael Consoli has completed her year of service with CMMB.  We’re honored to share her letter this week:
One year is over. Today was my last day at the Hospital.  I’m so grateful for this amazing experience.  My friend Dr. Daniel Doyle, a cardiologist from Australia,  who also comes to South Sudan to help sent me such an appropriate story today.  It is called the “The mighty life of Oliver Sacks captured by Norman Doidge.”  Appropriate for me today because it is about being grateful for our experiences and our journey. The last part reads:
I hope when I die someday, they will say, “And Rachael died…..full of years”.  I feel full of joy, gratitude and full of years. I am so sad to leave these beautiful people and this broken country. As you know I have been all over the world, to every continent except Antarctica and here in Ezo, Western Equatoria, South Sudan I lived really “Golden” months of my entire life.

I am so grateful to God that I was allowed to know this and live this gratefully as I was here, that it was a special time in my life. I treasured every moment and lived every moment to the fullest. Everyone was so wonderful to me.

God the Creator of the Universe, the Almighty one looks at little, insignificant, sinful, selfish me and loves me!!  Who am I to deserve this treatment of favor?

Thank you, South Sudan.

Thank you, people of Ezo, Nzara, Yambio.
Thank you, CMMB.
Thank you, Diocese of Tombura- Yambio.
Thank you, Comboni Missionary Nuns.
Thank you, Staff of Hospital in Ezo and in Nzara.
Thank you to all the patients who entrusted their lives to me. Their health to me.
–    Rachael

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Women's Rights Without Frontiers | Forced Abortion Is Not A Choice | www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org

A National Protest of Planned Parenthood was held this past Saturday, April 23. At the protest site in Concord, CA Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, spoke about her conviction that, posturing as a champion of “choice” in the US, International Planned Parenthood’s true colors show boldly elsewhere on the globe, particularly the People’s Republic of China.

In China, abortion has little to do with a woman’s choice. The world was shocked in 2012 when WRWF released the photograph of Feng Jianmei lying next to her forcibly aborted baby, showing to millions the true face of the Chinese Communist Party.

Meanwhile, International Planned Parenthood is not merely present in China, but their affiliate organization literally works in tandem with the government’s coercive One Child (now Two-Child) Policy. MORE

YES, I WANT TO HELP END GENDERCIDE AND FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA!

Your donation enables Women’s Rights Without Frontiers to continue to be a voice for the voiceless women and children of China. This huge effort comes at a cost. We need your support. Please give as generously as you can. Every donation makes a difference!

P.O. Box 54401 | San Jose, CA 95154
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(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

May 1, 2016
Consecration- Day 4
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
This is Day 4 of our consecration. Today we contemplate what we are of ourselves, without God’s grace. St. Thomas a Kempis wrote:
 
This most assuredly, I may truly think and say: Lord I am nothing, I can do nothing of myself, that is good, but I am in all things defective and ever tend to nothing. And unless I am assisted and interiorly instructed by Thee, I become wholly tepid and relaxed, but Thou, O Lord, art always the same, and endurest unto eternity, ever good, just and holy, doing all things well, justly and holily and disposing them in wisdom. (Book 3, Chapters 7, 40)
 
St. Faustina has also commented on our nothingness:
 
Jesus, Eternal Light, enlighten my mind, strengthen my will, inflame my heart and be with me as You have promised, for without You I am nothing. You know, Jesus, how weak l am. l do not need to tell You this, for You yourself know perfectly well how wretched I am. It is in You that all my strength lies. (Diary 495)
 
It is only when we begin to comprehend how great God is that we begin to understand our nothingness. Being creatures, made out of nothing by God, we cannot claim anything as our own. We are truly nothing without God, because He created us from nothing, and without Him we would return to nothing.
 
Our Lady told us as much in this message:
 
July 2, 2007 “Dear children! In the great love of God, I come to you today to lead you on the way of humility and meekness. The first station on that way, my children, is confession. Reject your arrogance and kneel down before my Son. Comprehend, my children, that you have nothing and you can do nothing. The only thing that you have and that you possess is sin. Be cleansed and accept meekness and humility. My Son could have won with strength, but He chose meekness, humility and love. Follow my Son and give me your hands so that, together, we may climb the mountain* and win. Thank you.”
 
These words are sobering, but also freeing. Through humility and meekness we can hand over our nothingness to God, and live in simplicity and peace. We can grow in our unity with God through our awareness of our complete dependence upon Him. Our Lady can show us the way. “Follow my Son and give me your hands so that, together, we may climb the mountain and win.”
 
Let us pray
 
TOTUS TUUS
(Totally Yours)
 
Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me, Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
 
© 1956, Mother Immaculata, OCD
 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

April 30, 2016
St, Pius V
Consecration Day 3
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Because we are doing the 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary, I will be sending out reflections on the weekend until June. I am so happy to be praying this consecration with all of you. I feel it is specially meant for us at this time. Alleluia!!
 
This is Day 3. We continue to work to distance ourselves from the world, and the spirit of the world. Today it is suggested that we read Matthew 7:1-14. In this Scripture Jesus cautions us not to judge one another. “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged.” Judging is a pillar of the spirit of the world. How many “talk shows” are dedicated to gossip and judgement? How many relationships are centered around judging others and feeling superior to others as we inspect their lives with a fine toothed comb? This is the spirit of the world. Compare, judge, and then despise.
 
Our Lady told us:
 
May 02, 2013 “Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you.

If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love.

My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son.

My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.”

 
 
Love and trust in God is the antidote to judging.
 
Matthew 7:1-14 concludes with “Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks find, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” 
 
If we truly understand how much the Heavenly Father wants to bless us, we will not need to judge others. By judging we think we can get ahead of them and get ahead in society. But to be truly happy, all we need is to ask the Father for what we need. He will provide for us and for our neighbor, if we ask. No need to jostle for position, no need to be judgmental. Our Father will take care of everything.
 
This is our job today!  Let us pray:
 
TOTUS TUUS
(Totally Yours)
 
Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me, Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
 
© 1956, Mother Immaculata, OCD
 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, April 29, 2016

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
Woman Who Cut 7-Month Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Sentenced, No Charge for Killing Baby
• Pro-Lifers Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Reject Plea Deal, “They Haven’t Done Anything Wrong”
• Restraining Order Temporarily Stops Hospital From Killing 2-Year-Old by Yanking His Life Support

• Pro-Life Governor Mike Pence to Endorse Ted Cruz Ahead of Indiana Primary

More Pro-Life News
• Miscarried at 7 and 8 Weeks, These Babies are Changing the Abortion Debate
• Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Praises Racist Founder Margaret Sanger
• Heartbroken Mom Pleads With Judge to Not Deny Treatment for Disabled 2-Year-Old Son
• Woman Brags About Killing Her Baby: “Why I’m Done Shutting Up About My Abortion”

• Psychologists: Robert Lewis Dear, Who Shot Up Planned Parenthood Clinic, is Mentally Incompetent
• They Labeled Maggie a “Vegetable” and Tried to Harvest Her Organs, But She Was Still Alive
• Video of Pro-Life Speech by Brave Woman With Down Syndrome Goes Viral
• Judge Says Abortion Clinic Shouldn’t be Fined for Breaking Law and Killing Babies in 2nd Trimester
Abortion Clinic Injures Another Woman in Botched Abortion, Forced to Send Her to Hospital
• Only 17 Babies With Down Syndrome Were Born in Taiwan as Abortions Target Unborn Babies
Abortion Activists Defend Taxpayer-Funded AmeriCorps Breaking Law to Push Abortions
• “No, My Life Didn’t End When I Got Pregnant at 19, That’s When It Started”


Woman Who Cut 7-Month Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Sentenced, No Charge for Killing Baby
Dynel Catrece Lane (above) was arrested after she attacked a pregnant woman and cut her seven-month-old unborn baby out of her womb. In this unbelievable act of violence, the baby died but the mother, Michelle Wilkins (pictured below), survived. Today, Lane was sentenced to 100 years in prison for attacking Wilkins but was not charged with killing the baby.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pro-Lifers Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Reject Plea Deal, “They Haven’t Done Anything Wrong”
Attorneys for the two pro-life advocates behind the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts have rejected plea deals in association with the bogus charged a biased district attorney filed against them. Accepting the deals would have David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt admitting they broke the law in conjunction with filming the videos.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Restraining Order Temporarily Stops Hospital From Killing 2-Year-Old by Yanking His Life Support
A pro-life legal group announced another temporary victory for a 2-year-old California boy who doctors want to take off life support against his family’s wishes.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pro-Life Governor Mike Pence to Endorse Ted Cruz Ahead of Indiana Primary
Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a pro-life governor hailed by pro-life groups for recently signing a bill to ban abortions targeting babies with Down syndrome, is expected to endorse pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz this afternoon. The endorsement could go a long waytowards helping the pro-life senator in his battle for the nomination against businessman Donald Trump.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Miscarried at 7 and 8 Weeks, These Babies are Changing the Abortion Debate
Last year when Mindy Danison shared photos of her miscarried babies on Facebook, she did not realize how many lives her tiny children would touch.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Praises Racist Founder Margaret Sanger
Here at LifeNews.com we’ve covered just about every angle of Cecile Richards’ speech to Georgetown University last week. One aspect we wanted to make sure we highlighted was Richards’ praise for racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Heartbroken Mom Pleads With Judge to Not Deny Treatment for Disabled 2-Year-Old Son
A British family is fighting for the life of their 2-year-old disabled son after the National Health System decided to deny him treatment, claiming the toddler’s quality of life is poor, The Daily Mail reports.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Brags About Killing Her Baby: “Why I’m Done Shutting Up About My Abortion”
Emily Krempholtz’s abortion story is more of an angry, bitter rant against pro-lifers than it is about her pregnancy and abortion experience.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Only 17 Babies With Down Syndrome Were Born in Taiwan as Abortions Target Unborn Babies

Abortion Activists Defend Taxpayer-Funded AmeriCorps Breaking Law to Push Abortions

 

 


I just donated to CMMB!

My name is Alejandrina and I live in Peru. Despite the distance that divides us, you have had a huge impact on my life and the life of my son, Raul, and this is our thank you.

Twelve years ago I was pregnant with twin boys. It was my fourth pregnancy and everything was going well. But several weeks before my due date I went into labor. One of my babies died immediately and shortly after, my son Raul was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

I was terrified. My husband blamed me for Raul’s disability and left us.* I was grieving the loss of a child, an end of a marriage and adapting to life as a single mother with a child who had a severe disability.

Before I met the CMMB therapists at Rehabilitation with Hope, Raul spent all day curled up in a ball in his crib. I didn’t know what to do so I did nothing.

But then the therapy team started working with him, and now, 5 years later, Raul is sitting up and can use his hands. Every day is a challenge, but I hope that with continued support, he will learn to walk, talk and do things on his own.

Thanks for helping bring a smile to his face and for helping me to have a relationship with my beautiful son.

Gracias,
Alejandrina

P.S. You can help ensure that children like Raul get the healthcare interventions they need to reach their God given potentials.  Give in the next 48 hours and we will double your gift.  Imagine the moms and children you can help!

* Approximately 65% of the fathers from families who have children with disabilities that work with CMMB abandon the family. 

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