Here we are in November already! Soon it will be a new year! As we get older - time passes more quickly. I am going to repeat much of what I stated last November because it is worth repeating! Also, at the end of this article will be a link to Mary's Dowry Productions. This is from England and the productions are not top notch quality but the content of what they want to convey is worth investing in. We need more saint DVD's and this is a way to educate yourselves and your children or grandchildren. I purchase in bulk directly from this English location and I believe it is somewhat less than ordering from Amazon - (many are available on Amazon). A book is the best for learning about the saints but with our crazy busy lives - sometimes relaxing with a cup of tea and a DVD is the way to feed our soul and a great wholesome way of entertainment for a family. Being Church Militant must be emphasized today and these DVD's can help motivate us by reviewing the heroes who lived before us!
Soon this exile will be over but until it is - we must be Church Militant - not Church Sleepy, Church Compromise or Church Tolerant! This is difficult today. I too am susceptible to feeling the blues as I see disaster all around me. As mentioned before - I suppose this is why St. Therese of the Child Jesus loved St. Joan of Arc - she had courage! Something many of us lack today! St. Joan of Arc pray for us to remain faithful even when we see destruction and death all around us - pray that those of us who become wounded may get back on our horse as you did and fight the good fight for our King - the King of Kings - Jesus Christ! As stated in previous articles -- we must fight and He will give the victory! This we can be sure of because He is God !
Of course, we can not celebrate this great feast of All Saints without mentioning the Queen of All Saints and the Queen of Martyrs! God is such an amazing God to give us this Queen and Mother. She is the model for all of us during this Passion of the Church. She endured the Passion of Jesus Christ to its fullest and now She is supplying the graces we need to endure this present suffering. I truly believe that we are witnessing the Passion of the Mystical Body of Christ and soon to enter into a Crucifixion -A Bloody Martyrdom! We must now more than ever prepare ourselves for this and what better way than to be at the Foot of the Cross with Our Lady! Who stood at the foot of the Cross of Christ? Mary, His Mother, and all those in the company of Mary! That is it! The others ran in fear! That will happen to us if we do not get serious about being in the "company of Mary". Pray your Rosary daily to beg Her for these graces so desperately needed today!
Have a Blessed All Saints Day! May all the Saints give glory to God and pray for us on earth to one day join them in this glory forever! May we fight the good fight!
God bless us through the prayers and intercession of the Queen of All Saints!!
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Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!