Happy Feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis! As St. Francis was called to rebuild the church through his love for our Lord, fasting and prayers, we can also do our part with our prayers and sacrifices. Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Sneider are calling for a 40 day Crusade of Prayer and Fasting from today, Sept. 17th until October 26th. They suggest that the faithful say 1 decade of the Rosary daily and fast 1 day per week.
The intention for the days of prayer are that theological errors and heresies may not be approved in the upcoming Amazon synod (Oct 6-27) and that Pope Francis may “confirm his brethren in the faith by an unambiguous rejection of the errors.” The church needs all of our prayers.
Watch Fr. Matthew’s homily from EWTN about this here: https://youtu.be/uraTREEDgqE
And read more about it here: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/crusade
“St. Francis holding up the Church,” Artwork-Benozzo Gozzoli
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.