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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
 

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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.

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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

 

 


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(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016
J.M.J.

April 29, 2016
St. Catherine of Siena
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
33 Day Consecration to Jesus through Mary – Day 2!
 
We have embarked on an adventure with Our Lady. After these 33 days of prayer with Mary, we will consecrate ourselves to her Immaculate heart! This is a wonderful pilgrimage of prayer in which we can give our hearts to our Mother and she will give us her heart!!
 
The first twelve days of St. Louis de Montforts method of consecration are dedicated to disentangling ourselves from the world. It seems like a long time to take on this one project, but really it is not. The world has tentacles that can wiggle their way into every part of our hearts. Only through honest prayer can we disentangle ourselves.
 
So for the next few days we will let Our Lady’s messages help us to detach from the world and worldliness.
 
December 25, 1987 “Dear children! Rejoice with me! My heart is rejoicing because of Jesus and today I want to give Him to you. Dear children, I want each one of you to open your heart to Jesus and I will give Him to you with love. Dear children, I want Him to change you, to teach you and to protect you. Today I am praying in a special way for each one of you and I am presenting you to God so He will manifest Himself in you. I am calling you to sincere prayer with the heart so that every prayer of yours may be an encounter with God. In your work and in your everyday life, put God in the first place. I call you today with great seriousness to obey me and to do as I am calling you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
 
“In your work and in your everyday life, put God in the first place.”

This is the very best way to let go of the world.  Just replace it with God.  Let Our Lord be everything for us and all will be well!

 
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

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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

Top Stories
Louisiana House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company
• Republicans Defeat Democrats’ Attempt to Turn U.S. Military Base Hospitals Into Abortion Clinics
• Abortion Activists Target Pro-Life Chair for Ted Cruz With Lies, Falsely Claim He Supports Violence

• Carly Fiorina: Ted Cruz is the Man to Lead the Fight to Take Our Country Back

More Pro-Life News
• Huge Scandal Develops as Taxpayer-Funded Community Health Centers Facilitate Abortions
• Bernie Sanders: I’ll Use the Justice Department to “Go After” States That Defund Planned Parenthood
• Louisiana House Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Baby’s Limbs
• Abortion Industry Buys Off Top Democrat on Congressional Panel Investigating Planned Parenthood

• Flawed Study Claims Women Who Abort Their Babies are Happier Than Those Who Keep Them
• Father’s Touching Letter to His Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day Goes Viral
• 6 Moms a Day Reject Abortion at Local Outreach… Here’s One of Them
• Assisted Suicide Advocate Shoots His Wife and Then Himself in Murder-Suicide
Study Claims Women Having Abortions are Richer, Women Want Abortions for Financial Reasons
• Pregnancy Center Looking to Open Next Door to Abortion Clinic to Save Babies From Abortions
• Minnesota Senate Defeats Bill to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortions, Taxes Fund 73,000 Abortions


Louisiana House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company
The Louisiana state House has approved legislation that would further defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the state. Last year, pro-life former Governor Bobby Jindal cut off a taxpayer-funded contract with Planned Parenthood after the abortion business was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Republicans Defeat Democrats’ Attempt to Turn U.S. Military Base Hospitals Into Abortion Clinics
Congressional Republicans have defeated an attempt by Democrats to turn U.S. military base hospitals into abortion clinics.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Activists Target Pro-Life Chair for Ted Cruz With Lies, Falsely Claim He Supports Violence
Within the past 24 hours, abortion activists have launched a coordinated attack against Troy Newman, who is the chairman of the Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition and calling for the pro-life presidential candidate to fire him.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Carly Fiorina: Ted Cruz is the Man to Lead the Fight to Take Our Country Back
Yesterday, pro-life GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced pro-life former candidate Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate. The pro-life pair would become the nominee for the Republican party only if Cruz can beat Donald Trump and John Kasich.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Huge Scandal Develops as Taxpayer-Funded Community Health Centers Facilitate Abortions
Volunteers or political operatives? That’s what most people are asking after an investigation blew the lid off of a shocking new scandal involving the AmeriCorps program.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Bernie Sanders: I’ll Use the Justice Department to “Go After” States That Defund Planned Parenthood
Bernie Sanders’ position on abortion is just as radical and out of touch as Hillary Clinton’s. Both Democratic presidential candidates support legalized abortion for any reason up until birth, a position that most Americans oppose.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Baby’s Limbs
Several states have already approved or are considering legislation to ban the dismemberment abortion technique — used to tear off a baby’s limbs during the abortion procedure during the latter portions of pregnancy. The Louisiana House today approved the pro-life bill to ban dismemberment abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Industry Buys Off Top Democrat on Congressional Panel Investigating Planned Parenthood
Money talks, and Planned Parenthood knows it. The abortion business reaps in a huge amount of money by killing more than 300,000 unborn babies a year, and then donates to politicians who will defend its deadly trade.

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.

Study Claims Women Having Abortions are Richer, Women Want Abortions for Financial Reasons

Pregnancy Center Looking to Open Next Door to Abortion Clinic to Save Babies From Abortions

 

 


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When Our Lady of Medjugorje said on April 25, 2016:

“…My Immaculate Heart bleeds as I look at you in sin and sinful habits…”

…did we look in our hearts at “you” or out to others at “you?”

Before the major sins of society can be corrected, it is God’s people first who must be corrected. For many Christians, we observe nine out of God’s Ten Commandments and leave one out as “small.” A Friend of Medjugorje, after years of praying and sacrificing found himself confronted with this Commandment. In talking to God, he said that it would make no difference if he lived this Commandment because everyone else would be breaking it. But, he writes:

“…The voice of my conscious said, “You will have to stand in judgment before Me by contributing to it.” I was shaken, not so much by this voice in my heart, but by the realization that I had no more excuses to rationalize my actions, and it was at this point I committed to living this precept of God despite the cost…” 1

We can be a balm for Our Lady’s bleeding heart if we decide to be true before God, run to Confession and commit to living God’s commandments. A Friend of Medjugorje speaks from experience and conviction that our not doing this contributes to the evils in the world as a whole:

“…We, who live Christianity today, are no longer a holy people. Our Lady wants you to be holy, to live holy, to change the direction of your life, to change and convict society. We are to be salt. Salt preserves that which is prone to decay. The meat (society) decays because the salt (Christians) has gone flat. We no longer have the convicting power of light. We do not live light, and darkness prevails. We must become children of light for the children in darkness. You must kill small sin in your life to kill big sin in the lives of others…” 2

Before we can confront abortion, abomination and a host of other evils, we need to confront the sins in the “you” of ourselves. As a help to understand about the one Commandment that is overlooked and rationalized away, we are offering a free download of, Troubles Befall You? How to Correct Them, by a Friend of Medjugorje, available below. The sooner we live this Commandment, the sooner we can confront with conviction, the evil that wants to rule in the world.

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2. Ibid.

 


Tribulation Times

April 28, 2016

(2Co 12:9-10) And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER21 Things St. Louis de Montfort Said About the Rosary and Marian Devotion

CNAShort Bio Saint Louis-Marie de Monfort

CATHOLIC HERALDLouis de Montfort, a saint whose life was the stuff of Hollywood

A MOMENT WITH MARYHow to recite the Rosary properly

English: A rosary found on board the carrack M...

English: A rosary found on board the carrack Mary Rose. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since faith is the only key which opens up these mysteries for us, we must begin the Rosary by saying the Creed very devoutly, and the stronger our faith the more merit our Rosary will have.

This faith must be lively and informed by charity; in other words, to recite the Rosary properly it is necessary to be in God’s grace, or at least seeking it.

This faith must be strong and constant, that is, one must not be looking for sensible devotion and spiritual consolation in the recitation of the Rosary; nor should one give it up because the mind is flooded with countless involuntary distractions, or because one experiences a strange distaste in the soul or an almost continual and oppressive fatigue of the body.

Neither feelings, nor consolation, nor sighs, nor transports, nor the continual attention of the imagination are needed; faith and good intentions are quite enough.

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
In The Secret of the Rosary, §35

St. Louis de Montfort taught that the goal of ...

St. Louis de Montfort taught that the goal of Marian consecration is “holiness”: the gradual sanctification of the soul, so focus turns away from self-love and towards the love of God through Mary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Montfort’s Writings: (Hymn 11: 36-37, 33)

You desire then, Jesus my master,
That I be with you on the cross.
I am content, deign to place me there,
It is for me too much honour by far.
In putting me there, give me your grace
And keep me there by your might,
That I may walk in your footsteps
In suffering most gladly.
I am a poorly polished stone,
Crude and without adornment,
Shape it, Lord, I beg you,
To set it in your building.
I want to suffer in patience,
Cut, shape, strike, slice,
But help my helplessness
And forgive me my sins.
This amazing grace,
This joy in affliction,
We obtain through prayer
We make with humility.
To obtain it, let us pray to Mary;
Through her sorrow-pierced heart
She bestows life
And even the cross of the Lord.

MORECollected Writings of St. Louis Marie de Montfort
Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 5- “On painstaking and true repentance”

2. Gather together and come near, all you who have angered God; come and listen to what I expound to you; assemble and see what He has revealed to my soul for your edification. Let us give first place and first honour to the story of the dishonoured yet honoured workers. Let all of us who have suffered an unexpected and inglorious fall listen, watch and act. Rise and be seated, you who through your falls are lying prostrate. Attend, my brothers, attend to my word. Incline your ears, you who wish to be reconciled afresh with God by a true conversion.


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