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Catholic Caucus: Anniversary of 9/11 and Renewing the Solemn Act of Consecration
EWTN.COM - GLOBAL CATHOLIC NETWORK ^ | Ven. Pope Pius XII

Posted on 09/10/2005 3:34:22 PM PDT by Maeve


A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.

Amen.

--Venerable Pope Pius XII



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On the Fourth Anniversary of 9/11 it is a good time to renew the Solemn Consecration of America to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which was undertaken by the American bishops in the 19th century.

Ask your Bishop or Archbishop to renew the Solemn Consecration within your diocese with his calling on all priests, religious, and laity to join in the Solemn Act of Consecration of the diocese of archdiocese on the FIRST SATURDAY of OCTOBER 2005, the Feast of St. Therese, the Little Flower of the Child Jesus.

Separately, approach your parish priest and ask him to have a Solemn Consecration of your parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the FIRST SATURDAY of OCTOBER 2005, the Feast of St. Therese, the Little Flower of the Child Jesus.

On your own, engage in this Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during this time of the sad anniversary of 9/11, when the heartbreak of Katrina continues, and when other sorrows have not yet happened.

1 posted on 09/10/2005 3:34:25 PM PDT by Maeve
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To: NYer; Pyro7480

2 posted on 09/10/2005 4:07:38 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: patent

3 posted on 09/10/2005 4:19:02 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: Askel5

Allegory of St. Louis' True Devotion

4 posted on 09/10/2005 4:24:15 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway

Immaculate Heart of Mary ping


5 posted on 09/10/2005 4:49:13 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: Maeve; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
Thanks for the ping!

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(special intention).

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Amen.

May our Lord and His Blessed Mother have mercy on us!

6 posted on 09/10/2005 4:59:17 PM PDT by NYer (It's Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: Maeve; Siobhan; sandyeggo; Marcellinus; Pyro7480; RKBA Democrat; redhead; eastsider; Frank Sheed; ..
Rod Dreher, a columnist with the Dallas Morning News, was living in Brooklyn NY at the time of the terrorist attack. The following is an excerpt from one of several stories he published following this calamity.

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Movie fantasy is now inadequate to describe our reality. No terror conjured by Hollywood could match what the people in our city saw and heard and felt in their bones that day.

Monsignor Ignace Sadek, the elderly pastor of the Maronite cathedral near the Brooklyn waterfront, went to the promenade park overlooking lower Manhattan and prayed for absolution for the dying as the towers burned. When the first building crumbled, and the terrible cloud of smoke, debris, and incinerated human remains began its grim march across the harbor, Monsignor Sadek remained at his post praying. The falling ash turned him into a ghost. Still, he stayed as long as he could. This is a man who came through the civil war in Lebanon, and he doesn’t run.

"People could see I was a priest," he told me later (he is my pastor). "They ran to me and knelt at my feet, and begged for absolution." Think of that: The people of this proud, defiantly secular city, driven to their knees in prayer, begging for mercy in a hot, gray fog. That is what purgatory must be like.

A Catholic colleague tells me a devout friend of his in Washington, D.C., always takes the same flight from Dulles Airport to LAX. But the weekend before September 11, he had a strong feeling that he should cancel his reservation. He fought it, !but finally succumbed. The plane he was supposed to have been on crashed into the Pentagon.

I told my wife this story, hoping to cheer her up. It made her cry. "Why didn’t God warn the others, too?" she asked.

On the afternoon of September 11, I ran into an immigrant Arab Christian friend on a street in our neighborhood that is home to a number of Muslim-owned businesses. "Listen," he told me. "If you ask these Muslims in these shops what they think of the attack, they will tell you it’s horrible. But that’s not what’s in their hearts. I’m telling you what I know."

After a prayer service for the dead at our Maronite church (which lost six parishioners in the calamity), I talked to some young Arab immigrants about their fears of anti-Arab pogroms. One of the young men had just been deported from our great ally, Saudi Arabia, because he had been discovered praying to Jesus in a private house. These people argued that Americans shouldn’t stereotype Muslims. They said that they were friends with many good Muslims here.

"Tell me," I asked them, "do these Muslims donate money to the terrorist cause?" All admitted that yes, many of their friends do.

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Rod Dreher was so moved by this expression of faith that he named his 2nd son after Monsignor Ignace Sadek. Since posting this report to Crisis Magazine, Rod and his family have relocated to Dallas, TX.

7 posted on 09/10/2005 5:22:02 PM PDT by NYer (It's Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer

Thanks for the post. I think the part of the article about the crosses was fascinating. I hadn't heard about that.

"A small stir was made in the media about demonic faces photographed in the smoke !and fireball of September 11. But you probably haven’t heard about the crosses. My Lutheran uncle is an FBI chaplain. He phoned me from ground zero and told me a small field of crosses had been discovered in the rubble of World Trade Center 6.

They were a series of massive I-beams that had fallen from the top of the tower that was second to collapse. The beams landed in a peculiar fashion, as if they were crosses that had been planted upright by an unseen hand."



8 posted on 09/10/2005 6:20:34 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Maeve

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


9 posted on 09/10/2005 7:25:04 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Our Lady's Hat Society)
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To: nanetteclaret
We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

May the divine assistance remain always with us. Amen.

10 posted on 09/10/2005 8:07:49 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: Maeve

Where did you get that image? It's very nice: sort of modern, yet still traditional in a way (I know that is sort of wierd to say).


11 posted on 09/10/2005 8:09:43 PM PDT by tlRCta (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!)
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To: NYer

Msgr. Sadek is a great and holy man of God. A saint - in the way that people who come in contact with him know that they have been in the presence of a saint.


12 posted on 09/10/2005 8:10:30 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: tlRCta
I understand what you mean. There is something fresh and absolutely reverent about it. I love it.

You can click on the picture and be taken to their website or here is the link: http://users.net1plus.com/artcatholic/arthome.html

13 posted on 09/10/2005 8:25:54 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Crosses in the ruins


14 posted on 09/10/2005 8:51:59 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: fatima; bboop; tiki; sockmonkey

15 posted on 09/10/2005 9:21:05 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: Maeve

Thanks Maeve for the ping."Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who has recourse to You".Please pray for the soul of my Husband's Father who died yesterday.His name was Ed-84-died quickly.


16 posted on 09/10/2005 9:37:15 PM PDT by fatima
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To: Maeve
this is a beautiful thread, thanks for posting it.

FIRST SATURDAY of OCTOBER 2005, the Feast of St. Therese, the Little Flower of the Child Jesus >>

this is also respect life weekend.
17 posted on 09/10/2005 9:44:29 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Maeve
September 11, 2001
 
Never Forget!
 


18 posted on 09/10/2005 9:55:28 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Maeve

Thanks for the thread. You're just like your mom!

Blessings always.


19 posted on 09/10/2005 9:59:29 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

That's the nicest thing you could have said. Thank you.


20 posted on 09/10/2005 10:17:45 PM PDT by Maeve (SUB TUUM praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix.)
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To: Maeve

A.M. bump.


21 posted on 09/11/2005 3:26:09 AM PDT by Maeve
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To: Romulus

Our Lady of Beauraing, pray for us.

22 posted on 09/11/2005 12:58:35 PM PDT by Maeve
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To: afraidfortherepublic; wideawake; al_c; american colleen; ninenot; onyx; BlessedBeGod; ELS; ...
I can't think of a better time for a renewal of the Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 1st (First Saturday) and then Respect Life Sunday on October 2nd.

One woman campaign...

23 posted on 09/11/2005 2:37:02 PM PDT by Maeve
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To: Maeve

According to the Liturgical Ordo published by the FSSP, Sunday, October 2nd is also the External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary.


24 posted on 09/11/2005 2:54:15 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Maeve


Nor can I.

This is such a beautiful thread, Maeve, thank you for it.


25 posted on 09/11/2005 2:59:53 PM PDT by onyx (North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: ELS

Now that is my kind of Ordo!


26 posted on 09/11/2005 3:31:18 PM PDT by Maeve
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To: ejo; Domestic Church; AKA Elena; Nubbin; HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; Campion; SoothingDave; ...

27 posted on 09/11/2005 3:47:42 PM PDT by Maeve
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28 posted on 09/12/2005 10:27:52 AM PDT by Coleus ("Woe unto him that call evil good and good evil"-- Isaiah 5:20-21)
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To: ELS

What is meant by an "External Solemnity?"


29 posted on 09/12/2005 10:33:43 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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To: Pyro7480

Well, I can't give an official definition, but here is my understanding. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is October 7th. An external solemnity means the Mass of that feast is said on a Sunday immediately before or after the feast day.


30 posted on 09/12/2005 12:43:36 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: ELS

It may be because October 7 is First Friday this year.


31 posted on 09/12/2005 12:47:38 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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To: Pyro7480; jrny
It may be because October 7 is First Friday this year.

I don't think First Friday has anything to do with it. Earlier this year, May 8th was the External Solemnity of the Ascension; May 29th was the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi; and July 3rd was the External Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul - the feasts of the Ascension and Corpus Christi being on Thursday and Ss. Peter and Paul on Wednesday.

I have pinged jrny who is more knowledgable on this sort of thing than I am.

32 posted on 09/12/2005 3:41:33 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: ELS; Pyro7480

I think there are two points to make here:

1.) The first Sunday of October has, by special indult in the 1962 Missale Romanum itself, been designated as "Rosary Sunday". This designation dates back a while (not sure exactly how long) before V2. A maximum of two Masses of the Feast are allowed to be celebrated on the Sunday (one Low Mass & one High Mass), as is the case with any other external solemnity. One interesting case about this External Solemnity is that it is the only Feast ranked Second Class to have such a privilege; all other External Solemnities being of First Class Feasts.

2.) This year, since October 7th. is also on First Friday, the Votive Mass of the Sacred is not allowed to be said that day. Regardless of exercising the right of External Solemnity, the Feast always retains its Feast Day on its actual Day. Because the Holy Rosary is ranked second class and the Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart is ranked third class, the Votive Mass is disallowed, although a Commemoration of the latter can be done.

Point worth reiterating...External Solemnities do not transfer the observance of a Feast from its actual day. Such a concept no longer exists in the Novus Ordo, whereby Feasts are completely transfered to the nearest Sunday. But in the Tridentine Rite, a "Mass of the Feast" may be said on the Sunday per specific guidelines, while the actual Feast (Masses and Office) is still observed on its own day.


33 posted on 09/12/2005 5:02:36 PM PDT by jrny (Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto Decimo Sexto.)
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