Newsletter N.º 88 – Summer 2009

Queen of Peace, pray for us!

In the warmth of summer we send our loving and prayerful greetings to all of our Friends of Fatima! We are grateful to each one of you for your continuing spiritual and material support. May God reward you abundantly! For our part, we gather all your needs and intentions in prayer as we go before the Lord seven times each day. Also, all are remembered in our Rosary Hours of Guard. As a special Thank You, a Triduum of Masses will be offered for your intentions from August 15-17 in honour of Our Lady’s
Glorious Assumption.
May God’s blessings be with you and may you find your joy and comfort, light and protection in the Immaculate Heart of Mary – our ‘refuge and sure way to God’!

Lovingly in the Hearts of JESUS and MARY,
Mother Prioress and Sisters

 

 

 



Pope Benedict XV and the Prayers of Children

Pope Benedict XV, the Pope of Peace, understood that the innocence, the open simplicity of the child’s soul was irresistible to God. In the summer of 1916, the Great War was raging across Europe. Pope Benedict XV having exhausted every diplomatic means to intervene and avert the war and later to try to end the horrible conflict, turned to ask the prayers of the children and to have them unite around the Eucharistic Banquet. From Rome, Pope Benedict XV through his Bishops, called for the children of the world and especially of the warring nations to unite in prayer and to receive Holy Communion on the 30th of July in reparation for the crimes of men and in supplication for peace. That date marked the second anniversary of the declaration of war, the ‘suicide of civil Europe’ as he called it. Thousands of children responded under the direction of their Bishops and Parish Priests.
The Pope addressed the children assembled in Rome. He explained the power of the childrens’ prayers in this way: “Omnipotence, in the first place, is the daughter of your innocence, because in the presence of God, the prayer of a heart which has always been pure has greater effect than those of a heart made pure through penance. Omnipotence, in the second place, is the companion of your weakness, since The Author of All has chosen to confound the powerful of the world, by “the weak ones of the world.” The Pope continued: “Be before God Our Messengers of Peace…Do your parents, your brothers and sisters, and all the adults of your family respond to your humble demands? Yes, they do what you ask because it is irresistible, and for God, the way that you speak to him and ask, is also irresistible…”Pope Benedict XV

During that same summer, on the western shore of Europe in the remote hamlet of Fatima, there came from heaven an Angel of God who spoke to three little shepherd children. At the first visit he told them: “Pray, with me!” And he taught them this prayer: “My God I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.” Then praying this prayer he bowed to the ground. He told them: “Pray like this. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.” Like the story of Hagar (Gen 21: 17-18) here too an Angel assures the children that their prayers are heard. In the autumn, on the third and final visit, the Angel appeared holding a chalice in his hands, with a Host above it from which drops of blood were falling into the sacred vessel. Leaving the chalice and Host suspended in the air the Angel bowed to the ground in adoration and taught the children a second prayer in honour of the Most Holy Trinity. Then rising He gave the Host to Lucia and to Jacinta and Francisco, the two youngest, he gave the contents of the Chalice. This heavenly intervention has marvellous significance in light of the appeal made by Pope Benedict XV to the children to unite around the Eucharistic Banquet. Perhaps we can say that in this way the Angel of God included these three children in that communion of Holy Communions requested by the Holy Father from Rome and helped prepare their hearts for the great Apparitions of the Mother of God that would soon follow.A child receives Holy Communnion from Pope Benedict XVI
Such was the summer of 1916…

The following year in a letter dated May 5, 1917, Pope Benedict XV filled with anguish at the continuing slaughter of millions made yet another appeal to Heaven for peace.
 His desire was that everyone would have recourse to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Throne of Grace and that all would go to this Throne through Mary. In his letter he ordered the invocation: Queen of Peace, pray for us! to be inserted universally into the Litany of Loreto and concluded with these words:

“To Mary, then, who is the Mother of Mercy and omnipotent by grace, let loving and devout appeal go up from every corner of the earth from noble temples and tiniest chapels, from royal palaces and mansions of the rich as from the poorest hut, in every place where there is a faithful soul — from blood-drenched plains and seas. Let it bear to Her the anguished cry of mothers and wives, the wailing of innocent little ones, the sighs of every generous heart: that Her most tender and benign solicitude may be moved and the long awaited peace we ask for be obtained for our world turned upside down. And, afterwards, remind future centuries of the efficacy of Her intercession and the greatness of the good She has given us.”

Just eight days later the Most Holy Virgin, Queen of Peace, appeared to the three shepherd children in Fatima. From the Vicar of Christ in the Eternal City the appeal for peace went up to Heaven and to the tiny and unknown Fatima, in the ‘Land of Holy Mary’ Heaven sent down its reply!
Our Lady came to offer God’s Supernatural Plan for Peace. This Plan, given to help save the world from terrible wars and persecutions wrought by mankind’s sinfulness, was revealed to three little children, utterly powerless in the sight of men.
Truly, the prayers of the children and all child-like souls united to those of the Vicar of Christ are heard! Today, we need very much the true prayer of the little ones. In 1994, Pope John Paul II echoed Pope Benedict XV’s words: “What enormous power the prayer of children has! This becomes a model for grown-ups themselves: praying with simple and complete trust means praying as children pray.” (Letter to the Children) May our prayer become more humble, frequent and trusting so that it too may be ‘irresistible to God’.

Family Rosary in an Irish Cottage

A winter’s night had already thrown its black pall over the quays of Dublin when an urgent ringing of the presbytery door bell of one of the city parishes brought its aging pastor quickly to his feet. It was so dark that he could scarcely distinguish the form of a woman on the doorstep. She spoke rapidly, as if anxious to be gone.
“A poor man,” she said, “was dying very far down, beyond the great jetty of the North Wall. A priest was needed. There was no time to lose.” And, having delivered her message, she sped away into the night. “I will go myself,” murmured the old priest, peering after the retreating figure.
There were no buses in those days, and the tram cars did not go along the quays, so he set out on foot.
It was very dark and he seemed to be walking a long time but he was heedless of fatigue as he clasped the Blessed Sacrament to his heart with one hand and carried the Holy Oils in the other. His sole guide was the lighthouse flashing every two seconds across the bay. The tide rose high on either side of the jetty on which he walked, and it was the sound of the waves rather than anything he could see which led him at last to a group of fishermen’s cottages. Instinctively, he stopped at one of them and pushed open the little door. There was no light and no sound broke the silence. He entered but could see no one.
“Who will lead me to the sick man?” he asked himself anxiously. He paused to listen. All was quiet.
Then his eyes, grown accustomed to the gloom, perceived a little staircase. As he placed his foot on the first rickety step, a feeble voice fell upon his ear. But what was he saying so plaintively?
“Holy Mary . . . Mother of God . . . pray for us . . . poor sinners . .. now . . . and at the hour of death . . . “Holy Mary . . . “
And ceaselessly the weak voice repeated again and again always the second part of the Hail Mary. Gently the priest opened the door of the little room. On a miserable pallet lay a poor man dying. He was all alone. “My friend, you sent for me?” began the priest. “No, Father, I sent for no one!”
“I see that you love the Blessed Virgin. You are praying to her.”
“I do not know who the Blessed Virgin is.”
“Well, at least you pray to God.”
“Never heard of Him.”
The priest was puzzled. Who had come for him? The man before him was obviously not hostile towards priests, but of God he knew nothing!
“My friend,” he asked, “why do you repeat unceasingly ‘Holy Mary
Mother of God . . .?”
“Ah!” replied the sick man, “when I am in great pain I say those words and they bring me relief.”
And then he told the priest this touching story: “I was a sailor, and oftentimes our ship was anchored off the west coast of Ireland. Those of us who wished, got leave to spend the nights ashore in lodgings with the natives. I am not Irish but I liked those people. In the cottage where I used to stay, the family gathered every night for prayers. The Mother said some words alone which I cannot recall, and all the others answered: “ ‘Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, poor sinners, now and at the hour of our death.’ I have never forgotten those words and it does me good to say them.”
The priest was deeply moved. He remained all night with the sick man, talking to him of God, of the Blessed Virgin and of that other life which he was so soon to enter. Here was a soul in all its freshness eager to drink in the eternal truths, a laborer of the eleventh hour indeed, and that Our Lady herself had gone out to seek . . . At dawn the priest baptized him. He then gave him his first Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. When morning had come the priest had to leave.
“My friend,” he said, “I must leave you. . . . I am going to say Mass for you. . . . and I will return.”
As he left the house he was deep in thought. Who, but who had come for him? As if in answer to his thought a poorly clad woman appeared at the door of one of the cottages. He spoke to her. “That poor man up there is very ill,” he said. “He will not last much longer.” She shook her head, then added suddenly: “It was I who went for you. I do not belong to your religion. I am a Protestant, but when I heard Mr. . . . . . . always saying the Catholic prayer, I said to myself, ‘I really must go and fetch one of his ministers to him before he dies,’ so I went for you.”
Trying to hide his emotion the priest thanked her for her charitable action and hastened away to offer the Holy Sacrifice. “Here,” he pondered, “is a poor unfortunate who repeated the Ave Maria
without even knowing what he was saying, yet the Blessed Virgin heard his request!” ‘Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death!’. . She came, most certainly, at the hour of his death, this good and holy Mother! How far-reaching can be the effects of the Family Rosary said at nightfall in a Connemara cottage!”

St. Gertrude, who experienced many mystical graces and favours, understood that “when the Ave Maria is recited with devotion, the exchange of love between the Holy Trinity and Mary becomes always efficient and extends to all the saints, the angels and, on earth, over all those who commemorate the angelic greeting.”

The Message of Fatima- Yesterday and Today
“there will be persecutions…”

Our Lady told the Little Shepherds of Fátima on July 13, 1917 that if Her requests were heeded Russia would be converted and there would be peace; if not, then Russia would spread its errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church… “Since we did not heed this appeal of the Message, we see that it has been fulfilled, Russia has invaded the world with her errors…” (Sr. Lucia, 1982)

“The Soviet Communist regime, which lasted about seventy years (1917-1990), had the pretension of establishing a kind of earthly paradise. But this kingdom could not last, because it was founded on lies, on the violation of the dignity of man, on the denial and even the hatred of God and of His Church. It was a kingdom in which God and spiritual values could not, should not, have any place. Every sign that could remind men of God, of Christ, and of the Church was removed from public life and from the sight of men. Yet there continued to exist a reality that could remind men of God, namely, the priest. Because the priest was a reminder of God, he should not be visible; in fact, he should not even exist. The persecutors of Christ and His Church considered the priest to be the most dangerous person because, implicitly, they knew that only the priest could give God to men, give Christ in the most concrete and direct manner possible, that is, through the Eucharist and Holy Communion.Therefore, the celebration of the Holy Mass was prohibited…” (Dominus Est It is the Lord! Bishop Athanasius Schneider Newman House Press, 2008 p. 19)

Where there is persecution there is grace in abundance: suffering and sanctity become partners. Bishop Athanasius tells us of a holy German woman called Maria Stang who was deported along with thousands of others to Kazakhstan by Stalin’s regime. Maria wrote in her memoirs: “They took away the priests. In the nearby village, there was still a church but, unfortunately, there was no longer a priest there, nor the Blessed Sacrament. But without the priest, without the Blessed Sacrament, the church was so cold. I had to cry bitterly.” From that moment, Maria began to pray every day and to offer sacrifices to God with this prayer: “O Lord, give us a priest again, give us Holy Communion! I suffer all things willingly for love of You, O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus!” Other women secretly gathered to pray on Sundays with Maria. Often with tears they would say: “Mary, our most holy and dearest Mother, see how poor we are. Give us again priests, teachers and shepherds!” These women, with their “priestly hearts”, as the Bishop says, helped protect priests and guard the Blessed Sacrament.“In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” Our Lady 13 July 1917






Persecution against the Church, in particular the Priesthood, has been present since the beginning. Jesus told us: “If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me before you…if they persecuted Me they will persecute you too…I have told you all of this so that your faith may not be shaken” (Jn 15:18, 20; 16:1). Since the system of militant atheism was imposed in Russia in October 1917, the persecution foretold by Our Lady has taken many forms and resulted in the suffering and death of millions of Christians world-wide. Yet, Fr. Walter Ciszek could write after 23 years spent in Russia (1940-1963): “Frankly I often marveled at the way these people had clung to the faith in this professedly atheistic country. Atheism was taught and preached everywhere, in the newspapers, on radio, and television, in the schools, and in books and periodicals of all sorts.” (He Leadeth Me, Fr Walter Ciszek, SJ, p. 163) We remember here the many Rosaries for Peace prayed across the world for the Russian people in those years. And also, as Bishop Athanasius said: “…no human power could conquer the Divine Power that was at work in the mystery of the Church and, above all, in the sacraments.” Fr. Ciszek relates that: “Life in the labor camps was Calvary for these men in many ways everyday. …No danger, no risk, no retaliation could prevent my saying Mass for them each day.” This of course had to be done secretly.
Today, according to Archbishop Tomasi, the Holy See’s Permanant observer at the UN, it is well documented that Christians are the religious group most discriminated against. And now, even in some countries where Christians are a majority, “There are situations — including public parliamentary statements — that attack different aspects of Christian belief, and this tends to marginalize Christians from society and to impede the contribution of their values to the same.”

In the last century alone, countless priests, religious and lay faithful have stood firm for Christ in the face of terrible danger even to the point of martyrdom. The Little Shepherds of Fatima, in the face of ridicule and threats of death remained firm in the truth of what they had seen and heard. Pope John Paul II wrote: “We have to bear witness to the truth, even at the cost of persecutions, even to the shedding of our blood, like Christ Himself…We will certainly encounter trials. There is nothing extraordinary about this, it is part of the life of faith. At times our trials will be light; at times they will be very difficult, or even dramatic. In our trials we may feel alone, but God’s grace, the grace of a victorious faith, will never abandon us. Therefore we can expect to triumph over every trial, even the hardest.”
(Rise, Let us Be On Our Way Pope John Paul II, p. 190-191)




‘Pope Announces ‘Year for Priests’
19 June 2009 – 2010

On March 16, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the Congregation of the Clergy in Rome. In the course of his address he said:”…to encourage priests in striving for spiritual perfection on which, above all, the effectiveness of their ministry depends, I have decided to establish a special “Year for Priests” that will begin on 19 June and last until 19 June 2010. In fact, it is the 150th anniversary of the death of the Holy Curé d’Ars, John Mary Vianney, a true example of a pastor at the service of Christ’s flock.”

An International Retreat for Priests will be held in Ars, France from September 27 – October 3, 2009. On June 19, 2010 a World Meeting of Priests will take place in Rome with the Holy Father to conclude the year.

Pope Benedict XVI remarked: “What the faithful expect from a priest is the example of authentic devotion to the Eucharist. They like to see him spend long periods of silence and adoration before Jesus, as did the saintly ‘Cure of Ars’ whom we will especially recall during the Year for Priests”.

Formerly, St. John Mary Vianney was Patron of Parish Priests. Now Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed him Patron of ALL Priests.

This ‘Year for Priests’ was opened on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year is special for the whole Church. Every member will benefit by its graces to the extent that he or she enters into it by prayer and sacrifice for our Priests. Thus, we encourage our Friends of Fatima to unite in prayer for all of our Priests during this special Year: praying the Rosary for Priests; assisting at Holy Mass as often as possible and staying a little while in Adoration/Reparation before the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for young men to receive the call to follow Christ in the Holy Priesthood.
In all of this we express our reverence and our profound gratitude to God for the gift and the mystery of the Catholic Priesthood.

A Priest’s Consecration to Our Lady

Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Perfect disciple of Jesus,
I come to dedicate my life and my Priestly
ministry to your Immaculate Heart.
I desire to abandon myself to the Will of
Jesus, Your Son, and to walk in faith
with you, my Mother.
To you I consecrate my life in the Priesthood.
I give you every gift I possess of nature
and of grace, my body and soul,
all that I own and everything I do.
Pray for me, that the Holy Spirit may visit me with His many gifts. Pray with me, that by faith I may know the power of Christ and by love make Him present in the world. Amen.
(Intercession for Priests-Dublin)

Pope Benedict XVI in Bethlehem Remembers Fatima

On 13th May Pope Benedict XVI visited the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem during his week long pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (8-15 May). He concluded his visit to the children’s hospital with this prayer:

“On this Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, I would like to conclude by invoking Mary’s intercession as I impart my Apostolic Blessing to the children and all of you. Let us pray:

Mary, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Mother of the Redeemer: we join the many generations who have called you “Blessed”. Listen to your children as we call upon your name. You promised the three children of Fatima that “in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph”. May it be so! May love triumph over hatred, solidarity over division, and peace over every form of violence! May the love you bore your Son teach us to love God with all our heart, strength and soul. May the Almighty show us his mercy, strengthen us with his power, and fill us with every good thing (cf. Lk 1:46-56). We ask your Son Jesus to bless these children and all children who suffer throughout the world. May they receive health of body, strength of mind, and peace of soul. But most of all, may they know that they are loved with a love which knows no bounds or limits: the love of Christ which surpasses all understanding (cf. Eph 3:19). Amen.”

Dominican Youth International to Meet in Fatima

From August 3 – 9 young, lay Dominicans from across the world will meet in Fatima. The theme of the meeting is “Young People Searching and Preaching”. This Youth Movement in which members strive to live their commitment to Christ in the spirit of St. Dominic began in Ireland in 1993.Very shortly after the Movement counted members from numerous countries. Our prayers accompany them in these weeks of preparation. and we look forward to meeting them and praying with them here in the Land of Holy Mary!











Sr. Maria Rosario of the Holy Face, OP
15 August 1933 – 1 May 2009

On the 1st day of May, our dear Sr. Maria Rosario completed her earthly journey. She had generously responded to God’s call 47 years ago and lived to the full her calling as a Dominican Nun of the Perpetual Rosary.

Though Sister’s health had been growing weaker, especially since Christmas, we were not expecting her death to come so suddenly. Still, the Lord has told us to be ready, to be vigilant for we do not know the day or the hour.

On the evening of April 30th, feast of the Dominican Rosary Pope, Pius V, Sister experienced a sudden change in her health. At 12:30 am with all the Community at her bedside singing the Salve Regina, Sister returned home to God. It was First Friday of the Sacred Heart and feast of St. Joseph the worker.

A few close friends came from Ireland for the funeral Mass the next day – 1st Saturday of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The day was bright and sunny with the first warmth of spring, a day of deep peace. Holy Mass was concelebrated by five Priests while many lay friends and Sisters from various congregations in Fatima were also present – the chapel was filled.

Sister was born in Derry, Northern Ireland and entered our Monastery on September 12, 1962 after having studied medicine and worked at a children’s refuge in London. Through the years Sister served the Community as Infirmarian, Novice Mistress and helped extensively with the correspondence. She herself had a world-wide letter apostolate due primarily, we could say, to her gift of a listening and compassionate heart.This bookmark belonged to Sr. Maria Rosario.

In the last several years her activities were reduced as she could no longer walk but short distances in the cloister. Sister maintained a strong spirit of Community trying always to be present at community gatherings and especially recreation on feast days. To be present at Holy Mass each morning was her greatest joy.

Sister had a deep spiritual concern for the Dominican Order, the Church and the world. Through her contemplative prayer life she was able to touch the world of souls with God’s grace and peace. Even when not feeling well she was very faithful to the prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours – the Opus Dei of the Church – and her Rosary which almost never left her hand. At the moment of death she held it firmly in her grasp. Sister lived her name!

Sister M. Rosario was a gentle soul who bore her sufferings with admirable patience. She had a great love for our life as Perpetual Rosary Nuns and like our Founder and Foundress, she encouraged a true devotion to Mary as the foundation of this life. Both as Novice Mistress and Infirmarian Sister showed profound charity and patience towards all.

We praise and thank God for the gift of her life! And we pray that her precious soul may be at peace for all eternity in the Heart of the Most Holy Trinity near the throne of the Queen of the Holy Rosary.

Please remember Sister in prayer as we ask her also to intercede for us – for new vocations to our Monastery and in a special way for all those who, over so many years came to know and love her so dearly.

Daily Eucharistic Adoration at the Angelicum

On March 1, 2001 daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was begun at the Dominican Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. At that time the students requested this Gift so as to be able to stay awhile adoring our Eucharistic Lord between their classes or at other times during the day. About 100 students act as Guardians so that at each hour someone is present before JESUS in the Blessed Sacrament.
One of the doctoral students who helped begin this programme of daily Adoration stated: “Eucharistic Adoration helps draw us deeper into the mystery of Christ and His Church…That our programme of Eucharistic Adoration has been so popular for so many years among young students at the Angelicum underscores its relevance to the Church today. In the face of so many challenges from a society that is growing aggressively more secular, the popularity of Adoration shows that the Church wants to know Christ in the Eucharist. It shows how genuine is man’s desire for the Lord. St. Augustine wrote in his Confessions: “You have made us Daily Eucharistic Adoration at the Angelicum for yourself, O Lord. And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”
Since its inception, the Angelicum Adoration Programme has also included the Eucharistic Procession and Benediction that takes place each year on 13 May. The purpose of the Procession is to offer God praise and gratitude for another year of Adoration.
The day of the Eucharistic Procession, 13 May, marks the optional memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, the same day in 1917 when the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared in a series of Apparitions to three shepherd children – Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco – in Fatima, Portugal. The Message of Fatima includes a call to conversion of heart, repentance from sin and a dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially through praying the Rosary…Mary is the Patroness of the Angelicum’s Programme of Adoration.
A Priest student commented:
“To spend time with the Lord in Adoration is for me like climbing the rock on which my life is built. This rock, the Lord of the Adoration, always understands, and so revives me”.

Peace of Christ be with you!

Dear Rosarians,

Here at the Shrine of Fatima, the celebration of the centenary year of the birth of Bl. Francisco has just ended. This little picture of Francisco kneeling before the Tabernacle was the logo for this special year of remembrance. Bl. Francisco was nine years old when Our Lady appeared to the three shepherd children. He quickly became God’s little consoler. “We were on fire in that light which is God,” he said, “and yet we were not burnt! What is God?…We could never put it into words. Yes, that is something indeed which we could never express! But what a pity it is that He is so sad! If only I could console Him!…”

In that immense light of grace that flowed forth from the Virgin Mary, Francisco saw that God was sad and he set about his ‘vocation’ to console Our Lord. He did this primarily in two ways: silent adoration of the Hidden Jesus in the Tabernacle and by praying many Rosaries .
Francisco stayed many hours near the Tabernacle offering his simple, innocent, silent presence to console the One, Whose Divine Presence fills the universe. In sadness or illness the loving, silent presence of another brings comfort and consolation. Francisco stayed near his Friend. No voices were heard because JESUS and Francisco were conversing with one another in silence – the language of love!
At the first Apparition of Our Lady She had said that Francisco must pray many Rosaries. We might say that he thus became ‘Francisco of the Perpetual Rosary’! The Rosary, in a particular way, was entrusted to him by Our Lady. Praying the Rosary he kept Jesus and Mary company while consoling Their Hearts, so offended by the sins of mankind. He was a contemplative of the Holy Rosary.
In another article in this Friends of Fatima we spoke of Maria Stang a German mother and grandmother. Far away from Fatima and more than likely with no knowledge of the happenings here, this woman with a “priestly heart” composed a prayer of loving adoration/reparation which we include here.
What did Francisco, a small boy in Fatima have in common with Maria, a grandmother living in Kazakhstan? They both believed in the Real Presence of the Person of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and sought to console Him for the crimes of men. In the most loving Heart of Mary let us go and do likewise!

“There, where my dear Jesus dwells,
where He is enthroned in the
Tabernacle, there I wish to be
kneeling continually.
There, I wish to pray unceasingly.
Jesus, I love You deeply.
Hidden Love, I adore You.
Abandoned Love, I adore You.
Despised Love, I adore You.
Love trampled underfoot,
I adore You.
Infinite Love, dying on the Cross
for us, I adore You.
My dear Lord and Savior,
make it be that I am all love and expiation toward the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Heart of Your most loving Mother Mary. Amen.”
Prayer of Maria Stang

Your very grateful
Perpetual Rosary Sisters


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