Praying on the (Traditional) Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord,
for His Divine Grace to sanctify the souls of all the unborn and
newly-born children lost by abortion, and all other causes,
and to redeem them to the
Kingdom of Heaven.
iHOPE Rosary Vigil Thursday 13th January
12:00 Westminster Bridge;
12:30 Holy Mass; St George's Cathedral, Southwark;
16:00 Finish Rosary Procession, at St George's, after return from IPPF
Dearly beloved in Christ and Our Blessed Mother,
And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child... But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.[Lk 2:16-17; 19]
As we rejoice in the final days of Christmastide, at the beginning of a new liturgical year, let us encourage and admonish one another in the hope given to us by The Lord, in the stable at Bethlehem.
Through the eyes of faith, we have been granted that most precious gift, to see in the Infant Lord Jesus (surrounded by His Most Blessed Mother and His Blessed Father Joseph; the angelic host; the lowly shepherds; the pious Magi; and the animal creatures), the One who is come, to save and redeem us, by offering His life as a holy sacrifice.
Through the intercession of the Most Immaculate and Most Chaste Hearts of Mary and Joseph, may our hearts go through this year and unto eternity, ever more alight with the burning charity of the Most Sacred Heart of the Christ Child, whose arms were stretched wide upon the wood of the manger, shedding His Precious Tears for love of His unfaithful creatures, whom He had just been born to save.
Once, He had either side of His Sacred Body, His Blessed Mother and His Virginal Father, adoring His Divine Majesty, as He, the Lamb of God, was made visible to mankind.
33 years later, either side of His Sacred Body, the Spotless Lamb of the Eternal Covenant, had His Blessed Mother and Her Adopted Son, adoring Him as He, the Divine Victim, shed His Precious Blood on The Cross, to atone for our sins.
Until now, He continues to renew, each day, this Divine Sacrifice of Calvary at every Holy Mass offered by His Mystical Body, The Church. He has called us, poor sinners, to adore and sacramentally receive His Sacred Body and Blood; to be made worthy to share in His Divine Grace, with Our Lady, St Joseph, St John, the Communion of Saints, and all our brothers and sisters: adopted sons and daughters of God.
Our Blessed Lord exalted the dignity of: the conception of human life, at The Annunciation; the unborn child, at The Visitation; the infant child, at The Nativity; family life and parenthood, at The Presentation in the Temple; and the adolescent child (in His most humble submission, to His parents), at The Finding in the Temple. He has exalted the rite of holy sacrifice, by offering Himself, throughout His earthly life - culminating at Calvary - as the victim of the punishment due for our sins, and has thus, shown us the way to eternal joy and glory: The Cross.
The unborn child, and the family, are being subjected to suffering, on a global scaalunlike anything seen before now. The Holy Innocents were martyred for the Divine Child, and the devil is continuing to deceive men, to effect his evil plans to devour innocent human life and ruin poor souls.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. [Mt 2:17-18]
Let us pray, particularly on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, for the sanctification and eternal repose of the souls of the unborn and newly born children, both lost by unfortunate circumstances, or innocently slain because of the deceptions of the father of lies, who lures many souls into his snares, by temptations to worldly riches and temporal pleasure.
Let us pray for the temporal protection and eternal salvation of those afflicted by the culture of death: those on the receiving end of these evil actions, and those on the receiving end of the diabolical influence to partake in the destruction of human life and the deprivation of souls of the redemption wrought by Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Let us pray for an end to abortion and the entire culture of death, and moreover, the triumph of the Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mother of all the living.
As we continue to faithfully pray the Holy Rosary, hoping in the unfailing assistance of Our Blessed Mother and Queen, full of burning charity for The Lord, and all who are created in His image and likeness, let us ask the Holy Mother of God to bestow Her Son’s grace where it is most needed, for the greatest glory of The Lord.
“Am I not here, who am your Mother?” - Our Lady of Guadalupe to St Juan Diego
The Memorare: Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to Thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To Thee do I come, before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy clemency, hear and answer me. Amen.
Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace, pray for us.
“One day through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world.”
– the Blessed Virgin Mary to St Dominic
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This month ofJanuary, is the Month of theMost Holy Name of Jesus. Let us console the Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Our Mother, and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lord, by offering prayers and sacrifice in reparation for the blasphemies and sacrileges made against the Most Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.The Golden Arrow is a powerful prayer and expression of love, for the Most Holy Name of God.
In all faith and confidence, we should never lose hope for the end of abortion and the entire culture of death, nor the salvation of souls, for we can ever trust in the aid of Our Most Holy Mother, the Help of Christians and the Refuge of Sinners: "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph".
- Our Lady of Fatima, 13th July 1917
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Join us either in person, from 12 noon with The Angelus, on Thursday 13th January (joining details at the head of the email), or at Mass at your local parish church, in front of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, or praying The Rosary, from wherever you may be.
We are all children of Our God and Our Blessed Mother; so, let us console the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary; make reparation for the sin of abortion and all other sins, and seek to obtain the graces needed in our time, on our knees, praying the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and The Most Holy Rosary.
Strengthen and persevere in your general efforts for prayer and sacrifice for the protection and sanctification of the unborn and the family, in this period of Epiphanytide. The victory is ours, by the Grace of Our Merciful God, but we have to fight in this war, to the end, to assist in accomplishing what Our Blessed Mother prophesied: the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart.
Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, save us. Most Precious Blood of Jesus, save us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
With love to you all, always in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Germain and Miriam Burton, with Amelia-Rose and Michaelangelo