October. Respect Life Month. Rosary Month. Two great things that go together. Are you worried about our country, your family, world? I give you again these words of Blessed Bartolo Longo who had been greatly given over to a life of dissipation and idolatry, but realized that it was going nowhere and turned back to God. He wrote of this moment: “As I pondered over my condition, I experienced a deep sense of despair and almost committed suicide. Then I heard an echo in my ear of the voice of Friar Alberto repeating the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary: ‘If you seek salvation, promulgate the Rosary. This is Mary’s own promise.’ These words illumined my soul. I went on my knees.”
One such opportunity, next Saturday, October 10th Rosary Rally at noon in Loriella Park. See the notice on page 8 of this bulletin for full details. I encourage our entire parish to attend and support this most important event!
I know many folks that are praying a 54 Day Rosary Novena for our Nation. We need prayer now more than ever. The devil wants to tear apart our babies, families, neighborhoods, nation and world. This is what he does. Only Love and Mercy can combat his attacks; use the supernatural help at your disposal. Pray the Rosary.
Pax et bonum,
Fr. John Mosimann