13 October 2017

Only She Can Help Us

Today is the Feast of St. Edward the Confessor, one of my patron saints. But nobody seems to be focused on that today (why, I wonder). Of course, today is the great centennial of the miracle of the sun, Our Lady's last public apparition at Fatima.

If you still don't know what all the fuss is about, Rorate has a great post here; I urge you to read it in its entirety.

And many readers have sent me emails about the wonderful witness of Polish Catholics who, on October 7, prayed the Rosary at their borders to give thanksgiving for the victory over the Mahometans at Lepanto, and praying for continued victory and national integrity.  Of course, the Church's enemies went crazy over this straange and simple thing.  And our great leaders in the Vatican City State said this:



That's it. No, that blank space is not a typo. Things are so bad at the top that THE VATICAN CAN'T PUBLICLY SUPPORT MILLIONS OF CATHOLICS PRAYING THE ROSARY.

But enough of the gloom. We know what we deserve. We know what we desire. Our Lady can help us. Pray the Rosary, make the first Saturdays, do your duty. 

Some readers have suggested a U.S.- or local-focused Rosary effort to emulate the Poles.  Well, you're in luck:

Tomorrow, October 14, 2017 at noon there will be prayed a public square Rosary in front of St. Francis de Sales Oratory. Please join in this worthy effort!

Obey your mother, get a plenary indulgence while you're at it, and maybe save the world.


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