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Novena to Saint Cajetan, Patron of the Unemployed {Ecumenical Prayer Thread]
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Posted on 08/07/2011 3:24:27 PM PDT by Salvation

Novena to Saint Cajetan
Patron of the Unem
ployed

 

Cajetan was ordained priest in 1516. He left the papal court and dedicated himself entirely to the service of the Lord. With his own hands he cared for the sick. Such zeal did he show for the salvation of his fellowmen that he was surnamed the "huntsman for souls."

 St. Cajetan often prayed eight hours daily. While attending the Christmas celebration at St. Mary of the Crib, he is said to have been given the grace of receiving from Mary the Child Jesus into his arms.

 St. Cajetan founded in 1524 a community of priests who were to lead an apostolic life. They were to look with disdain all earthly belongings, to accept no salaries from the faithful; only from that which was freely donated were they allowed to retain the means of livelihood.

 He founded a bank to help the poor and offer an alternative to usurers (loan sharks). It later became the Bank of Naples. His concern for the unemployed, giving them the necessary financial help in their time of need, made him their patron. His feast is celebrated on August 7.

 

Daily Prayer

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest. You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time. You provided loans without interest and you attracted a lot of benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities. Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity. Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus (here make your request). Amen. 

First Day

You were a model of virtue among the priests of your time, O St. Cajetan. You sought not to receive payments from your ministry, and you taught people how to pray the rosary and develop devotions to saints. You were truly a spiritual shepherd, and your concern was always focused on the salvation of souls. But despite this, you were also aware that with hungry stomachs, the faithful would have difficulty in understanding God’s Word. You embarked to help them, not just by giving them bread but helping them gain their living by work. Look on us with pity, O glorious saint. We have many unemployed people in our midst and their families go hungry. We ask you to guide the fathers and mothers who are looking for work. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us. 

Second Day

Despite your busy schedule, dear saint, you spent eight hours a day in prayer. Your happiness consists in being united with Jesus, to savor his presence in the Eucharist. Guide us to be like you by giving priority to prayer in our life. Enable us to savor Jesus’ presence and help us become contemplatives like you. Inspire us to understand that prayer is not just asking Jesus for our needs, but being with him, delighting in his presence. We ask you, dear saint, to lead us in this direction that we may learn to delight in Jesus’ presence. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.

Third Day

Since your death, dear St. Cajetan, the unemployed people of the world had sought your intercession. Work is the key to a happy life. Look with pity on the millions of people in our country who wake up each morning without certainty of finding food because they don’t have work. These people become victims of desperation and some even resort to crimes to survive. Help our government leaders formulate policies that will bring about employment. You who established a bank for the needy inspire our leaders to extend loans for the poor so that they may provide for the needs of their families. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.

Fourth Day

O glorious St. Cajetan, like the society where you lived, we are also beset by the same economic set up where the poor are becoming poorer and the rich, richer. You fasted so that the money you saved could be used to buy food for the poor, you did not accept any payment for your ministries because you wanted people to help the needy. You lived very frugally because you wanted to teach the rich about the need to share. Look with pity on our society where resources are wasted in buying useless goods, while the poor and the needy among us have not received the basic necessities. Inspire us to share that nobody among us would go hungry, and that everybody may live with dignity. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.

Fifth Day

O glorious St. Cajetan, you spent long hours helping the sick and worked yourself to exhaustion in helping victims of plagues which were frequent in your time. You cared for the sick not just to heal them, but to guide them to a happy death. You wanted their souls, not their bodies. Help us to understand that we have to prepare ourselves to a happy death. May we likewise see that the most terrible sickness is our sinfulness, and we always have to examine ourselves for the sins we commit daily. Inspire us to have repentant hearts that we may always be prepared to meet the Lord. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us. 

Sixth Day

O humble St. Cajetan, you spoke with rulers and kings, but you never gave them much importance. You know that prestige, honor, and positions in society could only be good if they are use to help the needy and the poor. For this reason, you also confronted tyrants and stood against armies that looted, killed, and raped. Your humility did not prevent you from becoming a prophet. You only feared Jesus. Help us to remain humble and self-effacing, knowing that before God, we remain nothing. We can only be someone if we stand close to Jesus. Inspire us to follow your footsteps so that we, too, may fight for justice and help stop corruption in our government. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.

Seventh Day

O glorious St. Cajetan, your unceasing fasting and penance help people understand that God must be loved above all things and above all persons. You sacrificed anything or anyone that could block you from loving God with your whole soul, mind, heart and body. By eating little, you showed to others that man does not live on bread alone. You renewed the faith of many people, touched their hearts, and helped much in the reformation of the Church. Inspire us to fast and do penance for our sins. Instill on us the spirit of sacrifice that we, too, may love God intensely as you did. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.  

Eight Day

O glorious St. Cajetan, it pained you to see the Catholic Church divided into hostile groups. You always prayed for unity in the Church, asking laypersons, priests, and bishops to support the Pope through preaching, prayer, and sacrifices. You see the Church as the bride of Christ, the sacrament by which men and women can become holy. You worked hard for the return of the Protestants to the Catholic Church, and you preached against Protestant reformers who were attacking the heart of Catholic teachings. Teach us then to work for unity in our Church and at the same time, to defend her from sects and religious movements that attack her. Inspire us to follow your path. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.

Ninth Day

O glorious St. Cajetan, you received many special blessings from Jesus, visions and mystical experiences because of your union with him. While contemplating the mystery of incarnation, Mary appeared to you and put on your lap the baby Jesus. You held on to the baby and made your heart his dwelling place. Jesus truly loved you and his Mother trusted you. Listen then to our petitions on this last day of our novena and bring them to Jesus. Prove to us that now in heaven you are closer to Jesus and he listens to you. Amen.

Daily Prayer

(3) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary, (3) Glory Be

(3) St. Cajetan, pray for us.



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Prayer
KEYWORDS: catholic; saints; unemplyed; unemplyment
For all the unemployed -- even if you aren't Catholic -- I would encourage you to say this prayer for nine days.

OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be
Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done,
on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

GLORY BE

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


1 posted on 08/07/2011 3:24:34 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Prayer Ping for the unemployed.


2 posted on 08/07/2011 3:27:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Perfect not only for the day, but the times. When I joined the school district I work for these days, shortly thereafter I learned that most of my former coworkers were laid off. Some of those folks are still unemployed, and it’s been about three years. Thank you, Salvation.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 3:45:33 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: sayuncledave

You’re most welcome. Hopefullly they can say these prayers too. I know you will pray for them too!!


4 posted on 08/07/2011 3:50:21 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Was a career counselor and recruiter most of my life. If any FReeper or their relatives, friends, neighbors, church members or spouse needs help finding work, e-mail me.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 4:26:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, keep praying.


6 posted on 08/07/2011 4:46:20 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, bless you. There is no greater joy than finding work for someone who is unemployed and who is sincerely looking for a job.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 4:54:56 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Salvation

Not to take away from this great saint, but St. Pancratius is also a saint of the unemployed.


8 posted on 08/07/2011 5:57:11 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Salvation

Timely, lost my job of nine years four months ago, only two interviews since then. Thank God for a good wife family. I’ll be praying this novena.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 6:24:15 PM PDT by conservonator (Shakes head, walks away.)
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To: conservonator

Prayers for you too!


10 posted on 08/07/2011 6:29:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All
Novena to St. Joseph and other St. Joseph Prayers

Saint Joseph For You Too!
The Daily Prayer That Never Fails and Novena

St. Joseph prayers, (whether you are at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Missouri, St. Joseph College, St. Joseph News Press, St. Joseph Michigan, St. Joseph Oratory or St. Joseph State Park - or at home) please enjoy these prayers to St. Joseph.  You can use them quite appropriately by themselves or as a St. Joseph Novena!

From a popular St. Joseph Holy Card...it is rumored to be used on the professional race driving circuit...
 
AN ANCIENT PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.

THIS PRAYER WAS FOUND IN THE 5OTH YEAR OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. IN 1505 IT WAS SENT FROM THE POPE TO EMPEROR CHARLES WHEN HE WAS GOING INTO BATTLE. WHOEVER SHALL READ THIS PRAYER OR HEAR IT OR KEEP IT ABOUT THEMSELVES SHALL NEVER DIE A SUDDEN DEATH OR BE DROWNED, NOR SHALL POISON TAKE EFFECT ON THEM -- NEITHER SHALL THEY FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY OR BE BURNED IN ANY FIRE OR BE OVERPOWERED IN BATTLE. SAY FOR NINE MORNINGS FOR ANYTHING YOU DESIRE. IT HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL. 
 

novena2.jpg

 Day 1:  "Dear St. Joseph, today we honor you as foster-father of Jesus Christ.  As Jesus obeyed your every request on earth as a command, we know that He would not change now that you are at His side in Heaven.  Please pray for our families and our petitions (name them).  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for us!"

Day 2:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as the virginal spouse of Mary.  Ask Jesus for an increased devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and yourself.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre hear our petitions (name them).  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for us.

Day 3:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as the man chosen by God, to be the person closest to Jesus and Mary.  May we honor God through this immense honor He gave to you.  St. Joseph, and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 4:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as God's faithful servant.  Inspire us to be just as faithful to Him.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 5:  St. Joseph we honor you as Patron of the Universal Church.  You were given this designation long ago in the hearts of Catholics.  May we come to seek your protection always.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 6:  St. Joseph, we honor you today as Patron of Families.  You watched out for Jesus and Mary at all times.  Bring our families closer together in our walk to His eternal kingdom.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 7:  St. Joseph, today we honor you as Patron of Workers. We pray for the unemployed, underemployed, those who are working under stress and all those who labor daily. May you be our example of honorable work for God.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, hear our petitions (name them).

Day 8:  St. Joseph, We honor you as Friend of the Suffering.  We ask your help with those of us and in our families who are sick.  Please grant them all possible assistance in God's will for their lives.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for our petitions (name them).

Day 9:  St. Joseph, Patron of a Happy Death, today we ask you to be our patron at the moment of death.  May you lead us to Jesus safely away from any temptation at the last moment.  St. Joseph and Brother Andre, pray for our petitions (name them).

The Daily Prayer That Never Fails

Lord Jesus, I consecrate myself to you this day (or night), to your Sacred Heart and to Your Holy Wounds, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Help of all Christians, through St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers and Workers, my guardian angel and all the angels and saints, especially Brother Andre...(name your patron saints).

Let every beat of my heart and breath that I take be in reparation of my sins, the sins of the whole world, the sins of those in Purgatory, especially any family or friends and in seeking your Divine Mercy upon all of us.

I offer myself in conjuction with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered throughout the world, past, present and future.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to heal the wounds of our souls.

My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of Your Holy Wounds.

St. Joseph and Brother Andre, patrons of the sick and dying, have mercy on them, on those who I have promised to pray


11 posted on 08/07/2011 6:55:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

pdf link for work — Novena to St Josemaría Escrivá

http://www.josemariaescriva.info/opus_dei/NovenaforWork.pdf


12 posted on 08/07/2011 6:57:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: diamond6
good health, success in work, being free from adversities and ill-intentioned persons
 
http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/english4/p02816.htm
 
Novena to St. Pancras/Pancratius

13 posted on 08/07/2011 7:00:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All
Many Testimonies on this site about getting a jov after this novena.

Novena to the
Thirteen Blessed Souls
(Jesus and the Twelve Apostles)

(Please Note - The repeat of the first line is not a mistake it is supposed to be read twice.)

Oh my thirteen Blessed souls so wise and understanding, I ask you for
the Love of God that my request be answered.

Oh my thirteen Blessed souls so wise and understanding, I ask you for
the Love of God that my request be answered.  Of you I ask for the sake
of the blood that Jesus shed that my request be answered.

My Lord Jesus Christ that your protection wrap me with your arms. Guard
me with your eyes.

O God of kindness you have been my defender in life and death. I ask
that you free me from the difficulties that torment me. My thirteen
blessed souls so wise and understanding having received the grace I seek
from you (state request) I will be devoted to you.


Say Thirteen Our Father's and Thirteen Hail Mary's for Thirteen
consecutive days.   Publish this prayer (share it with a friend) and
give a Mass of Thanksgiving.


14 posted on 08/07/2011 7:01:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Thank you, Sal...I need to say this one for my son who has just been laid off. Also for a granddaughter who has a big job interview coming up.

I’ll also say it for all FReepers who are job-hunting.


15 posted on 08/07/2011 8:45:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Salvation

good health, success in work, being free from adversities and ill-intentioned persons”.

Whew... seems almost too good to be true. Wouldn’t it be great to get all the above! :)


16 posted on 08/07/2011 9:46:28 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Salvation

Oops — that links should have had the word ‘job’ in it.

LOL!


17 posted on 08/08/2011 3:53:15 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: diamond6

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18 posted on 08/10/2011 11:27:06 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Salvation

May St. Joseph intercede for all unemployed from around the world. Amen.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 4:57:49 AM PDT by GADEL (Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.)
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To: Salvation

Bumping this thread from last August for the unemployed.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Bumping this thread on the Optional Memorial of St. Cajetan.


21 posted on 08/07/2013 7:14:54 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: conservonator

Any luck Conservonator with finding work?


22 posted on 09/01/2013 8:06:38 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Salvation

bttt


23 posted on 09/01/2013 8:37:56 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: diamond6

Keep praying the Novena!


24 posted on 09/01/2013 8:39:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

BTTT!


25 posted on 10/27/2013 9:14:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Prayer Ping for the Unemployed.


26 posted on 08/06/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

bump! Thanks


27 posted on 08/06/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Salvation

We need to use these to pray for our nation.


28 posted on 08/06/2014 10:59:39 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Salvation

“Work is the key to a happy life. Look with pity on the millions of people in our country who wake up each morning without certainty of finding food because they don’t have work.”

How true.


29 posted on 08/06/2014 11:12:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Salvation

My daughter had been unemployed for 2 yrs. I started praying to St. Cajetan shortly before a trip to Florence.
Went into a church that was in the neighborhood we were staying in and picked up a holy card laying on the kneeler. It was of St. Cajetan. Turns out I was in the church of St. Cajetan and St. Michael the Archangel.
Five days after returning home my daughter called and said she had gotten a job w/a large salary. She just received a promotion and loves the job.

St. Cajetan has my life long devotion.


30 posted on 08/06/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT by nandrew
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To: Salvation
First day prayed.
31 posted on 08/06/2014 3:35:47 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God bless you, not only for your kind offer, but for your service! My Dad was a proud member of the “Second to None” and I had to tell you so! God be with you!


32 posted on 12/04/2014 2:07:05 PM PST by Grateful2God
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To: Salvation

Thank you, Salvation, and to all of you for your wonderful prayer posts. God bless you!


33 posted on 12/04/2014 2:07:05 PM PST by Grateful2God
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To: Grateful2God

Welcome to Free Republic.


34 posted on 12/04/2014 2:08:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.)
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To: conservonator

See my #5.


35 posted on 12/04/2014 2:09:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.)
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