I extend my love to our fathers, to our priests, and most importantly to our Heavenly Father in Heaven who has given us EVERYTHING!
Our Blessed Mother in the Mystical City of God by Mother Mary Agreda expressed that the prayer which delights her the most is our prayers of thanksgiving to the Eternal Father for all that He has given to us. In order that I do not forget to do that, I have put that into my intention on the Crowning of Mary when praying the Rosary. I ask that we offer that decade in thanksgiving to the Eternal Father for all that He has given to us through Mary!
It is an amazing meditation to be made often - one of thanksgiving to the Father for all the good that we see around us! Without God - we would not be given life or an eternal one hereafter! He has given us His only begotten Son. He has given us an amazing Heavenly Mother to take care of us and to love His Son like no other. So when we are deficient in our love for Jesus Christ - Mary is there giving Him homage and love eternally without fail! This is so needed because we are so frail and so unpredictable but not Mary and her love for God! She is a prime example to us and we all need to invoke her assistance and her holy spouse, St. Joseph, today in giving our men - fathers and priests - all the necessary graces they need to be the men that they need to be. We need to pray for them so that we have the leadership through them to get to Heaven.
It is patently obvious that our society suffers from a lack of virtuous men. Our ‘politically correct’ culture does much to denigrate the goodness of masculinity. Many men lack strong and healthy relationships with their fathers and often grow up without good male role models. Few would argue against the reality that we are plagued by a grave crisis in fatherhood.
There are many vices that men fall into today, including deplorable addictions to alcohol and pornography. Regrettably, pornography is more readily available than ever due to the internet and ‘smart phones.’ This horrible vice enslaves many males at a very young age. It also devastates marriages.
As a result of this crisis in masculinity, women and children suffer the most.
Now, it is not enough for us to recognize these issues. We must go further and diagnose the root of the problem in order to provide a solution. It is for this reason that Kennedy Hall wrote a book called Terror of Demons. This book of course is written with St. Joseph in mind and he is to be sought for help, guidance and protection in a world that is against fatherhood. It is his hope that the book may serve as a spiritual and moral manual for men to grow in heroic virtue. Imitation of and prayer to St. Joseph will, in turn, help fashion a Church and a society with Christ-like men willing to carry their cross.
Here is a link at the bottom of this article to obtain your copy or to buy one for your father, husband or son. Also a podcast link is supplied regarding the book.
Have a blessed Father's Day! Good St. Joseph pray for us!
Holy Mother Mary, pray for us!
(Remember to check out "Consecration to Jesus thru Mary" as I write an article on the Demonic manifestation going on all over the world but especially today for those who honor Lucifer.)
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 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!