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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Top Stories

• Full, Unedited 8th Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies
• Planned Parenthood Letter to Congress Admits Selling Aborted Baby Parts for $60 Each
• Planned Parenthood’s Own Experts Find “No Evidence of Audio Manipulation” in Eight Shocking Videos
• Planned Parenthood Paid Left-Wing Firm to Get Media to Report Videos Were “Highly Edited”

More Pro-Life News
• Top Obama Spokesman Still Hasn’t Seen Planned Parenthood Videos Showing Aborted Baby Sales
• Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama After State Yanks Taxpayer Funding Over Selling Aborted Babies
• Texas Governor Launches Campaign to Stop Planned Parenthood From Selling Aborted Babies
• Ben Carson: What Happened to Blacks During Slavery is Why I am Pro-Life on Abortion Today

• Scott Walker Has a 20-Year Record Protecting Unborn Babies From Abortions
• Carly Fiorina on Hillary Comparing Pro-Lifers to Terrorists: No, You’re the Extremist
• Hilarious Footage Shows Twin Baby Girls Pretending to be Asleep When Mom Talks Into Monitor

• Miracle Premature Baby Was So Small Her Daddy’s Wedding Ring Fit Around Her Arm
• MSNBC Reporter Defending Planned Parenthood Admits: My Wife Works For Them
• Husband Plants Four Mile Stretch of Sunflowers in Tribute to Wife Who Died of Cancer
• Planned Parenthood’s Argument Busted: Kansas Spends More on Women’s Health After PP De-Funded
• Missouri Health Dept May be Allowing Planned Parenthood to Break the Law to Do Abortions

Full, Unedited 8th Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies
Today, the Center for Medical Progress released the full, uncut video of the conversation between undercover investigators form CMP and top officials with StemExpress, which buys aborted babies and their body parts from Planned Parenthood. The full footage is of a shorter video that summarized the meetings earlier this week.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/full-unedited-8th-video-confirms-planned-parenthood-sells-fully-intact-aborted-babies/

Planned Parenthood Letter to Congress Admits Selling Aborted Baby Parts for $60 Each
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has sent a letter to Congress responding to questions from two House committees that have started investigations in the wake of a series of videos exposing its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. In the letter, the abortion company admits to selling aborted baby parts parts for $60 each.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/planned-parenthood-letter-to-congress-admits-selling-aborted-baby-parts-for-60-each/



Half of Americans Haven’t Heard of Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies
A new Fox News poll shows the pro-life movement has more work to do to educate Americans about the shocking horrors of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts for research. The new survey finds half of Americans still haven’t seen the videos or even heard about them.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/half-of-americans-havent-heard-of-videos-exposing-planned-parenthood-selling-aborted-babies/

Planned Parenthood Paid Left-Wing Firm to Get Media to Report Videos Were “Highly Edited”
There is an old saying, “You get what you pay for.” That adage held true in the recent disclosure by Planned Parenthood that they hired the radical leftist firm, Fusion GPS, to produce an analysis of incriminating videos released by the Center for Medical Progress favorable to Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/planned-parenthood-paid-left-wing-firm-to-get-media-to-report-videos-were-highly-edited/



Top Obama Spokesman Still Hasn’t Seen Planned Parenthood Videos Showing Aborted Baby Sales
President Barack Obama’s top spokesman still hasn’t watched any of the Planed Parenthood expose’ videos weeks after the first one was released depicting the abortion company selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/top-obama-spokesman-still-hasnt-seen-planned-parenthood-videos-showing-aborted-baby-sales/

Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama After State Yanks Taxpayer Funding Over Selling Aborted Babies
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama after Governor Governor Robert Bentley made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. The state cut Planned Parenthood’s funding after a national scandal involving the abortion company selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/planned-parenthood-sues-alabama-after-state-yanks-taxpayer-funding-over-selling-aborted-babies/


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Texas Governor Launches Campaign to Stop Planned Parenthood From Selling Aborted Babies
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is launching a new campaign designed to stop Planned Parenthood from selling aborted babies and to completely eliminated any funding to the abortion business. The new campaign follows news that 4,500 babies were saved from abortions in the last year alone in Texas after the state stopped most of its Planned Parenthood funding.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/texas-governor-launches-campaign-to-stop-planned-parenthood-from-selling-aborted-babies/

Ben Carson: What Happened to Blacks During Slavery is Why I am Pro-Life on Abortion Today
On August 23rd, presidential hopeful and former pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson did an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” and said he became pro-life after thinking about how Blacks were treated during slavery.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/ben-carson-what-happened-to-blacks-during-slavery-is-why-i-am-pro-life-on-abortion-today/

Scott Walker Has a 20-Year Record Protecting Unborn Babies From Abortions
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/scott-walker-has-a-20-year-record-protecting-unborn-babies-from-abortions/

Carly Fiorina on Hillary Comparing Pro-Lifers to Terrorists: No, You’re the Extremist
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/carly-fiorina-on-hillary-comparing-pro-lifers-to-terrorists-no-youre-the-extremist/

Hilarious Footage Shows Twin Baby Girls Pretending to be Asleep When Mom Talks Into Monitor
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/hilarious-footage-shows-twin-baby-girls-pretending-to-be-asleep-when-mom-talks-into-monitor/

Miracle Premature Baby Was So Small Her Daddy’s Wedding Ring Fit Around Her Arm
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/miracle-premature-baby-was-so-small-her-daddys-wedding-ring-fit-around-her-arm/


MSNBC Reporter Defending Planned Parenthood Admits: My Wife Works For Them
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/msnbc-reporter-defending-planned-parenthood-admits-my-wife-works-for-them/

Husband Plants Four Mile Stretch of Sunflowers in Tribute to Wife Who Died of Cancer
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/husband-plants-four-mile-stretch-of-sunflowers-in-tribute-to-wife-who-died-of-cancer/

Planned Parenthood’s Argument Busted: Kansas Spends More on Women’s Health After PP De-Funded
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/planned-parenthoods-argument-busted-kansas-spends-more-on-womens-health-after-pp-de-funded/

Missouri Health Dept May be Allowing Planned Parenthood to Break the Law to Do Abortions
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/28/missouri-health-dept-may-be-allowing-planned-parenthood-to-break-the-law-to-do-abortions/

 
   
   

 

 


-- A Moment with Mary --
Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association

August 28 – Our Lady of Tears (Syracuse, Italy, 1953) – Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church (d. 430)

Mary’s tears are true signs

A bas-relief of painted plaster representing the Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Heart crowned with thorns and inflamed (as in Fatima), was displayed in a humble home, at the head of the bed of the Lannuso spouses. From August 29, 1953, to September 1, 1953, this framed image shed real tears, which were tested in scientific labs.

The Sicilian bishops recognized the supernatural origin of the phenomenon and began building a church. At its dedication, Saint John Paul II said:

“Mary wept in La Salette, in the second half of the last century… at a time when Christianity in France was facing increasing hostility. She is weeping again here, in Syracuse, at the conclusion of the Second World War. We can interpret this in the context of these tragic events—the immense carnage caused by the conflict; the extermination of the sons and daughters of Israel; and the threat to Eastern Europe from openly atheistic Communism.

Mary’s tears are true signs—they indicate the presence of the Mother in the Church and in the world. A mother cries when she sees her sons threatened by an evil, whether spiritual or physical.”

Mary of Nazareth Team


 


(c)Mary TV 2015


J.M.J.  
August 28, 2015
Saint Augustine
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
“Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2015)
 
“Therefore you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all.”
 
After years of rebellion against the faith, and more years of trying to discern the truth, Augustine gave himself entirely to God. His mother, Monica, won this conversion through her intercession and sacrifices. Today, we celebrate this great saint. After his conversion, Augustine became a tireless seeker of God. And his writings articulate that search with great precision and understanding of the inner self and our struggles. Here are two prayers St. Augustine wrote that we might pray today in answer to Our Lady’s message:
 
Prayer on Finding God after a Long Search
Too late have I loved you, O Beauty so ancient, O Beauty so new. Too late have I loved you!  You were within me but I was outside myself, and there I sought you! In my weakness I ran after the beauty of the things you have made. You were with me, and I was not with you. The things you have made kept me from you – the things which would have no being unless they existed in you! You have called, you have cried, and you have pierced my deafness. You have radiated forth, you have shined out brightly, and you have dispelled my blindness. You have sent forth your fragrance, and I have breathed it in, and I long for you. I have tasted you, and I hunger and thirst for you. You have touched me, and I ardently desire your peace. (Confessions, X, 27, 38)

 

Prayer to Seek God Continually

O Lord my God, I believe in you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Insofar as I can, insofar as you have given me the power, I have sought you. I became weary and I labored.  O Lord my God, my sole hope, help me to believe and never to cease seeking you. Grant that I may always and ardently seek out your countenance. Give me the strength to seek you, for you help me to find you and you have more and more given me the hope of finding you.   Here I am before you with my firmness and my infirmity. Preserve the first and heal the second. Here I am before you with my strength and my ignorance. Where you have opened the door to me, welcome me at the entrance; where you have closed the door to me, open to my cry; enable me to remember you, to understand you, and to love you. Amen.

 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015
 

PS. On September 2, 2015, Mary TV will stream the monthly apparition to Mirjana Soldo. Here are the details:

Apparition to Mirjana Soldo


September 2, 2015


Streaming begins with Prayer at Blue Cross
8:00 am Medjugorje time (2:00 am EDT) –

Approximate time of Apparition

8:40 am Medjugorje time (2:40 am EDT) –
 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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Tribulation Times

August 28, 2015

(Jer 31:15) Thus saith the Lord: A voice was heard on high of lamentation, of mourning, and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted for them, because they are not.

CRISIS MAGAZINE: Our Collective Responsibility to Protect the Unborn

ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER: Project Rachel: Vicki Thorn’s Post-Abortion Ministry

FROM THE MAILBAG
VIA  Broken Branches Newsletter by Anne Lastman:  A Special letter

Dear friends I promised one of my “girls” Anne Marie, not her real name, but you have been praying for her and me as we have worked together, not finished yet, over the last few months that if she wrote her story for me and you I would give it front page space, she has, so herewith:

“February, 9 2015-a day that will be etched into my heart forever. That’s the day I had an abortion, the day I killed my baby. I have never really given much thought to abortion. It was always something that others did. I didn’t agree with it, as I knew it was a sin against God. However, today as I reflect, I am astonished that I ended up terminating my pregnancy, yet at the time I felt that there was no way out.

Three weeks prior, I had unexpectedly discovered I was pregnant. I am 44 years old and have 4 teenage children in my care. What should have been a wonderfully joyous occasion for me turned into a situation of despair, desperation and depression? And so began my cycle of “fixing the problem” My head was spinning and I didn’t feel in control of my life. I had to take time off work and I spent my days visiting doctors to discuss my situation. They all informed me that it was no big deal to terminate. It’s simple they said. I can even end the pregnancy as easily as taking a tablet, I went to see “counsellors” at fertility clinics who also advised me that termination is a simple procedure and very normal. Women do it all the time. I was repeatedly informed that at my age, I was at high risk of many complications if I continued with the pregnancy. All I was doing was terminating “cells”.

As the days passed, I fell deeper and deeper into depression. I made an appointment to speak with a genetic counsellor at a private hospital opposite the Austin Hospital and the lady there spent an hour listening to me crying as I explained my fear of having a baby at my age. She pulled out a book and showed me all the risks involved with pregnancies with older women. She also told me that many Catholics have many abortions and are sent to the Austin to have the procedure.

I walked in and out of abortion clinics four times. I didn’t want to be pregnant yet I didn’t want to have an abortion. Even the abortion doctor whom I saw in my distressed state, informed me that I was “blessed” as I already had four children and why would I want to make my life financially difficult if I had another. He also told me to hurry up and decide because he has a business to run and id very busy. I must say looking back, those places were full to capacity. The rooms were full of young girls who were all calmly sitting and waiting patiently for their turn. I was the only one that was older and I was the only one who was in a very distressed state.

After three exhausting weeks I succumbed to the termination. I wanted and desperately needed my life to return back to normal. I was mixing up my depression with being pregnant and I could not stand one more minute of it.

My life however, didn’t return to normal, I felt empty inside and the realization that I had killed my own child was extremely hard for me to accept. I hated myself. I felt shame. I felt deep guilt and most of all I felt regret. I was still depressed and I would cry uncontrollably. I also feared God and I was afraid of retribution would follow. Exactly one week after the procedure, I was crying uncontrollably and I begged God to help me. He did. I stumbled across Anne Lastman’s name whilst googling abortion regret. Two days later I went to see her.

Thank you God for giving me Anne. Anne has helped me to heal. She has taught me that God’s love, Mercy and forgiveness is far greater than my sin. With Anne’s help my baby has a name and I have a plaque made remembering my child. I also know that my baby has forgiven me and we will be re united in heaven one day. Six months have passed since my abortion. It is the single thing that I think about every day and the one thing that I deeply deeply regret. Abortion changes you. If only I had met Anne before the abortion.”

Anne-Marie.


Dear friends as you read “Anne Marie’s” letter please note all the post abortion symptoms that I written about over the years. Note the stress, even the lies told to the woman, the coldness and distance of the abortion clinic staff, the ambivalence this woman went through. Even    the “abortionist” who used biblical language “blessed” that she had other children in order to hurry her into making her decision. And to think that her fear was that she may have had a difficulty with her pregnancy because of her age and the genetics counsellor who told her that “Catholics have many abortions and are sent to Austin Hospital for the procedure” was appalling. Nothing else can be said about this.

The Desert Fathers: sayings of the Early Christian Monks: Humility

42. ‘Once Theophilus of holy memory, the archbishop of Alexandria, came to Scetis. The brothers gathered together and said to Pambo, ‘Speak to the bishop, that he may be edified.’ Pambo replied, ‘If he is not edified by my silence, my speech certainly will not edify him.”‘



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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Top Stories

• Hillary Clinton Compares Pro-Lifers to Terrorists
• Black Pastors Demand Smithsonian Remove Statue of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger
• Planned Parenthood’s Own Experts Find “No Evidence of Audio Manipulation” in Eight Shocking Videos
• Probe Finds St. Louis Planned Parenthood Possibly Selling Body Parts From Aborted Babies

More Pro-Life News
• Mother Gives Birth to Conjoined Twins, Refused Pressure From Father to Have Abortion
• Planned Parenthood Caught Not Reporting Rape of 14-Year-Old Failed to Report Another Rape
• Woman Gave Birth at Work and Then Stuffed Her Baby in a Plastic Bag, Killing Him
• Two Dozen Pro-Life Leaders Tell Media to Stop Censoring Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

• Janitor at Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies Makes Six Figure Salary
• South Carolina Legislators to Investigate Funding of Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies
• Pro-Lifers in England, Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands and Slovakia Protest Planned Parenthood

• “The Planned Parenthood Song” Exposes the Aborted Baby Body Parts Scandal in an Amazing Way
• Topless Feminists Protest Outside Judicial Building to Demand Legalized Abortion in Peru
• Colorado Euthanasia Group Pushes Initiative to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Euthanize Children
• Canadian Medical Association Votes: Doctors Must Refer Patients for Euthanasia
• New Report Reveals Sex-Selection Abortions Happening in Australia

Hillary Clinton Compares Pro-Lifers to Terrorists
Attention pro-life Americans. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks you have something in common with terrorist groups like ISIS if you favor de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business after it was recently caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/hillary-clinton-compares-pro-lifers-wanting-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood-to-terrorist-groups/

Black Pastors Demand Smithsonian Remove Statue of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger
A group of African American pastors is upper their demand for the taxpayer-funded Smithsonian to remove a statue of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. The museum has so far refused their request to remove the statue of the eugenics-supporting founder of the abortion business caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/black-pastors-demand-smithsonian-remove-statue-of-planned-parenthood-founder-margaret-sanger/



Planned Parenthood’s Own Experts Find “No Evidence of Audio Manipulation” in Eight Shocking Videos
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is absolving itself of any responsibility for its part in the sales of aborted babies and their body parts and it has released a new report calming the eight videos released exposing it were “altered.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/planned-parenthoods-own-experts-find-no-evidence-of-audio-manipulation-in-eight-shocking-videos/

Probe Finds St. Louis Planned Parenthood Possibly Selling Body Parts From Aborted Babies
State legislators in Missouri moved ahead this week with their investigation into the scandal of the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts from aborted babies. Their investigation raises questions about whether the Planned Parenthood abortion center in St. Louis is selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/probe-finds-st-louis-planned-parenthood-possibly-selling-body-parts-from-aborted-babies/



Mother Gives Birth to Conjoined Twins, Refused Pressure From Father to Have Abortion
A Colorado woman has given birth to conjoined twins, but only one of the babies is expected to survive and is asking for prayer. Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean section on Wednesday and indicated that one of the babies, named Hannah, is alive but currently in critical condition. The other baby, named Olivia, is not expected to survive.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/mother-gives-birth-to-conjoined-twins-refused-pressure-from-father-to-have-abortion/

Planned Parenthood Caught Not Reporting Rape of 14-Year-Old Failed to Report Another Rape
An inspection report released on August 13, 2015, has revealed that a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Mobile, Alabama, twice failed to report suspected child sex abuse as required by law involving a 14-year old girl who received two abortions within a four-month span of time.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/planned-parenthood-caught-not-reporting-rape-of-14-year-old-failed-to-report-another-rape/


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Woman Gave Birth at Work and Then Stuffed Her Baby in a Plastic Bag, Killing Him
In Michigan, 24-year-old Kimberly Pappas gave birth in a bathroom at her place of employment and then stuffed her baby into a plastic bag. After the discovery, the mother and baby were sent to the hospital but the child was pronounced dead on arrival. Initially, Kimberly told first responders that she had miscarried.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/woman-gave-birth-at-work-and-then-stuffed-her-baby-in-a-plastic-bag/

Two Dozen Pro-Life Leaders Tell Media to Stop Censoring Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood
Two dozen top pro-life leaders and activists have signed onto a letter to the big three television networks to urge them to stop censoring coverage of the shocking videos that expose Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/two-dozen-pro-life-leaders-tell-media-to-stop-censoring-videos-exposing-planned-parenthood/

Janitor at Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies Makes Six Figure Salary
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/janitor-at-planned-parenthood-clinic-caught-selling-aborted-babies-makes-six-figure-salary/

South Carolina Legislators to Investigate Funding of Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/south-carolina-legislators-vote-to-investigate-planned-parenthood-selling-aborted-babies/

Pro-Lifers in England, Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands and Slovakia Protest Planned Parenthood
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/pro-lifers-in-england-honduras-ireland-mexico-netherlands-and-slovakia-protest-planned-parenthood/

“The Planned Parenthood Song” Exposes the Aborted Baby Body Parts Scandal in an Amazing Way
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/the-planned-parenthood-song-exposes-the-aborted-baby-body-parts-scandal-in-an-amazing-way/


Topless Feminists Protest Outside Judicial Building to Demand Legalized Abortion in Peru
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/topless-feminists-protest-outside-judicial-building-to-demand-legalized-abortion-in-peru/

Colorado Euthanasia Group Pushes Initiative to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Euthanize Children
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/colorado-euthanasia-group-pushes-initiative-to-legalize-assisted-suicide-euthanize-children/

Canadian Medical Association Votes: Doctors Must Refer Patients for Euthanasia
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/canadian-medical-association-votes-doctors-must-refer-patients-for-euthanasia/

New Report Reveals Sex-Selection Abortions Happening in Australia
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/27/new-report-reveals-sex-selection-abortions-happening-in-australia/

 
   
   


 

 


Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association

August 27 – Our Lady of Quézac (Quézac, France)

The Rosary saved Brazil

In the 1960s in Brazil, the farmers were suffering and some people were pushing for a redistribution of the land. It was the Cold War, and Communist committees, taking advantage of the people’s poverty, were forming everywhere, concealing arms depots to perpetrate an imminent coup and seize power.

Around the same time, a priest named Father Patrick Peyton gathered a crowd of nearly two million faithful in Rio de Janeiro for a Rosary crusade. When a Communist congress, which was to decide on a coup to seize power, opened in Belo Horizonte (one of the largest cities in the country), tens of thousands of women poured into the city streets, Rosary in hand that they recited aloud, and went to occupy the congress hall just before the session, preventing the Communists from entering.

The news of the fiasco spread as similar scenes were repeated elsewhere, prompting the Communists to flee abroad. It was the Rosary that saved Brazil from the takeover. This momentous episode was compared to a ‘new Lepanto.’

Mediatrix and Queen – April 1965
Story told by Br. Albert Pfleger, in Fioretti de la Vierge Marie, Ephèse Diffusion



(c)Mary TV 2015

J.M.J.  

August 27, 2015

St. Monica

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2015)

 

It seems that St. Monica would understand this message very well. She was a woman of constant prayer. Her prayer was fueled by a deep desire for God. And that desire drove her to desire God for her children, especially Augustine, who was very far from God. You could say he “forgot and abandoned God” in his youth. And Monica could not rest until he was returned to the faith and to God. And so she sought God in prayer day and night, interceding for her son.

 

We know that her intercession succeeded and Augustine became a great saint, a great Bishop and Doctor of the Church. He, who was so far from God, drew near as a result of Monica’s “yes” to God. I believe that is what Our Lady is asking of us in this message. We live in a time of great rebellion against God, even the complete abandonment of God. And this faithlessness is bringing upon the world great trials: wars, poverty, broken families, abortion, cruelty of all kinds, and deep despair in the hearts of many. Our Lady wants us to become “Monicas” for the world. She wants us to seek God, love God, desire God, pray to God, just like Monica did, so that many people will be converted, just like Augustine was.

 

Monica wore herself out, praying and fasting for the conversion of her son. But it was a joy for her. St. Augustine quoted her saying these words a few days before her death: “Son, as far as I am concerned, nothing in this life now gives me any pleasure. I do not know why I am still here, since I have no further hopes in this world. I did have one reason for wanting to live a little longer: to see you become a Catholic Christian before I died. God has lavished his gifts on me in that respect, for I know that you have even renounced earthly happiness to be his servant. So what am I doing here?” (Confessions of St. Augustine)

 

St. Monica’s life of prayer and intercession was a work of great mercy. She obtained a great grace for the whole church in her son’s conversion. We are called to the same work. There are so many “Augustines” out there waiting to be converted!! Think how wonderful this sorry world could be! Let’s not quit, but follow Our Lady as she guides us to Jesus, who is waiting to answer our prayers.

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2015

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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