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On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at noon, 2,125 public square rosary rallies were held in defense of traditional marriage —by Francis Slobodnik

 

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Our goal was 1,000 rallies. We knew that it would be a more difficult crusade than the October rallies due to the intense national debate about the nature of what constitutes true marriage.

As Catholics we know without any doubt that marriage can only occur between one man and one woman, period. We know that despite what men or men’s laws state to the contrary, marriage always has been and always will be between one man and one woman.

The response to our requests for rally captains to lead public square rosaries in defense of traditional marriage and in honor of St. Joseph, chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary was overwhelming.

Rally captains were enlisted by mail, email, telephone message and by phone. Two volunteers traveled to our volunteer office per week from January until the rallies took place. They called every day Monday through Friday recruiting rally captains. Volunteers told us that they couldn’t believe how easy it was to recruit rally captains. A common statement made by those whom the volunteers called was, “ I’ve been waiting for your call.”

Baton Rouge, LAThe responses from rally captains after the rallies have been incredibly positive. The media has fed American public opinion the lie that most people support same-sex marriage. The experiences of the rally captains were the exact opposite. In most cases they received only a few negative comments and gestures. The overwhelming majority of responses were honks, thumbs up, waves and smiles.

As one of our volunteers has commented, “it is so easy to do so much for Our Lady.” Imagine the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have received new strength and encouragement because of the rosary rallies that took place on March 21st in cities, towns and rural locations.

 

Here are some of the responses we have received so far:

 

Watertown, SD“Just wanted to thank all of you who were able to come out and support Traditional Marriage in the Public Square with your prayers and sacrificial witness for one of the most important issues of this day.  We had a little over 25 that attended our  location.  We were all pleased with the overwhelmingly  positive response from those driving by. Thanks to each and every one of you for the sacrificial gift of your time and effort.  When the younger generations ask, "Where were you when they changed the definition of marriage?"....you can say,  "I was on the Front Lines!" God bless you!!!

 

 

“We held our rally in the same location as last year; on the knoll in front of the diner on the corner of Highway 30 and Kenneth Ave.   The girls counted over 450 honks, and a majority of those who did not honk waved, or gave a thumb’s up.”

 

El Cajone, CA“384 honks, multiple thumbs up, multiple waves and a multitude of smiles. Only seven negatives, two verbal and five by hand gesture. The anti-traditional marriage crowd was definitely put on the defensive on Saturday and so many were encouraged in their support of traditional marriage.”

 

“We had 10! A father and 5 of his kids, my son, and 2 of his boys and myself.  I have to confess that I was, at first, disappointed that there weren't more...(I put a notice in the Church Bulletin and really tried to get the word out!)......but quality is more important than quantity sometimes!!! AND God loves children's prayers!!! Anyway, I'll be eagerly waiting for October!!!”

 

Topeka, KS“As in the past, we chose a location near the primary “shopping mecca”area. This enabled us to reach a wide variety of people while being situated at just one strategic location. Passersby were, for the most part, extremely supportive, more so than in the past. There were very few negative responses.  We had 60 - 70 people attend this year which is a substantial increase from previous years. We were particularly blessed to have a priest join us this year. In addition, we also had several members of the Knights of Columbus who were able to participate as well, dressed in their full regalia. Finally, the proprietor of the local Catholic Shop was able to provide a nearly life-sized statue of St. Joseph holding the baby Jesus. All of this added a “regal air” to the Crusade this year.”

 

“We had a good turnout today and the weather was pretty nice. It was really interesting because we had people who were really nasty, but on the flip side of that, we actually had people who were really happy we were out there (they acted VERY excited) and yelled, "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK"!!! and many people honking half-way down the road. We noticed that when one person Reiserstown, MDwas making lude gestures, it was always at that time when at least 5 or more cars would honk in favor of Traditional Marriage.”

 

“We had 45 people at our "Our America Needs Fatima Marriage Rally" this past Saturday that I promoted and helped run with coordinators, Lisa and Carol - including a "Family with 8 children" and another "Family with 7". (Both, Lisa and I come from a "Family of 8")...It's all about The Family.”

 

“This past Saturday, 3/21/15, the annual " St. Joseph ' s Marriage Rally" was held (in cities coast-to-coast, as sponsored by the organization "America Needs Fatima"), and thankfully, there were 2 people in the greater Columbus area that fully believe in the Sacrament of Marriage, and hence participated, yours truly, and a good friend.”

Escondido, CA New Orleans 

Clemmons, NC  Norristown, PA 

In the coming weeks we will receive many reports of rallies, large and small, but all a success in the eyes of Our Lady. These rallies will help hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for America.

We hope that if you are concerned about America and the direction in which she is heading, that you will enlist as a rally captain for the October 10th Public Square Rosary Rallies. The fate of America is truly in our hands. Our Lady will act when enough of us show Her that we are willing to publicly and enthusiastically pray to Her for America and to offer our public penance of confronting public opinion by praying the most powerful Holy Rosary in the public squares of our country.


To enlist: please click the link below or call (866) 584 – 6012 or email us at AnfRosaryRally@aol.com.

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The heart of man is, so to speak,
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Since His delights are to be with you,
let yours be found in Him.

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St. Stephen Harding

Stephen Harding was an Englishman of an honorable family, and heir to a large estate. Born in Dorset, he was educated at the monastery of Sherborne and spoke English, Norman, French and Latin.

Desirous of seeking a more perfect way of Christian perfection, he, with a devout companion, traveled into Scotland and afterwards to Paris and to Rome. On their return journey, the two travelers chanced upon a collection of huts in the forest of Molesme in Burgundy, where monks lived in great austerity. Struck by their way of life and finding kindred spirits in Robert the Abbot, and Alberic the Prior, he bid his friend goodbye and threw in his lot with the monks.

After some years, finding that religious fervor had waned considerably, Stephen, Robert, Alberic and others went to Lyons and with the support of Bishop Hugh struck a new foundation in the forest of Citeaux sponsored by Rainald, Lord of Beaune, and Odo, Duke of Burgundy.

Later Robert returned to his monks of Molesme who reclaimed him as their abbot, and upon the death of Alberic, in 1109, Stephen succeeded him as Abbot of Citeaux.

He immediately instituted such austere measures to keep the spirit of the world out that he alienated the support of many who had helped to establish the abbey. Novices ceased applying, and to make matters worse, a mysterious disease decimated his monks to the point that even Stephen’s stout heart began to quiver wondering if he were really doing God’s will.

God answered him dramatically when thirty noblemen knocked at the abbey’s door seeking admittance. They were headed by young St. Bernard who in his zeal had convinced his brothers, uncles and a number of his acquaintances to give up the world with him.

Increasing numbers called for additional foundations and the first two were made at Morimond and Clairvaux. To the general surprise, Stephen appointed twenty-four-year-old Bernard as Abbot of Clairvaux. When nine abbeys had sprung from Citeaux, Stephen drew up the statutes of his Charter of Charity which officially organized the Cistercians into an order.

Stephen Harding died in 1134, advanced in age and nearly blind, and having served as Abbot of Cîteaux for twenty-five years.

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Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayer?

Question:  I pray and pray, but I feel as if God is not listening. We always had a good, peaceful family life, but these last years have been tough. We don’t seem to be getting along and our finances have taken a turn for the worse.

I am so anxious about this situation that, not having anyone to turn to, I turned to God.

But God seems to remain deaf to me. Why is that? In addition, what do I say to certain people, agnostics and atheists, who laugh at prayer, saying it is nonsensical and only a figment of the imagination with no real value?

Answer:  God is faithful to His promises, and God promised to answer our prayers. “And I tell you, ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Luke 11:9–10).

If God promises to answer our prayers, He will do so infallibly. But in prayer there are two sides: he who asks and He Who gives.

Our part is to ask. How must we ask?

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church, teaches in his book Prayer, the Great Means of Salvation that prayer must be persevering and humble.

So many times we hear people saying: “Oh, I used to ask God for this and that and the other, but He never gave it to me. Now, ten years later, how glad I am that He didn’t!”

One thing is certain: God will not fail to answer a humble and perseverance prayer. Whether He chooses to grant what we ask immediately or make us wait, we must trust that He, regardless of appearances, is doing us good. What we think is good and what He thinks is good may be two different things: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways” (Isa. 55:8), but here is where we must abandon ourselves to His beneficent will. Our part is to be patient, calm and, above all, faithful, because this is the time for testing and later will come the time for full enjoyment.


Answering Atheists and Agnostics
As for atheists and agnostics, their skepticism proceeds from the fact that they, respectively, deny God’s existence or deny men’s capacity to know God.

In this case, we can only express our regret over their ignorance of this Supreme Being, our omnipotent Creator and loving Savior.

We may direct them to a few sources that may help in their search for the truth of His existence. Atheism and agnosticism can only be sustained in ignorance or ill will because the evidence of God’s existence is overwhelming.

Moreover, God will not hide Himself from those who seek Him sincerely and unconditionally.

Another consideration pertaining to non-believers is this: If God were to grant us absolutely everything we ask at a moment’s notice, such people might start believing purely out of self-interest.

They would look at God as a wand-wielding wizard. And God Our Lord is infinitely more than that. He wants us to know, love, and serve Him for Himself so that He can treat us as children and heirs and grant us unending happiness in Heaven.

"My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady of Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God."  Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima.

 

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