by Fr Richard Heilman | November 3, 2022 12:05 AM
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” -St. Pio of Pietrelcina
“Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that would be to wrong Him.” -St. John of The Cross
“Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.” -St. John Chrysostom
DAY 3 – HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS NOVENA – BUILDING YOUR HOLY ALLIANCE!
Today’s assignment, besides praying your daily rosary, is to continue reading from pages 20-22 in your “Strength and Alliance Field Journal.” Here you will learn everything you need to know about what it means to build your own personal Holy Alliance.
Page 20 begins with the following …
BUILDING YOUR HOLY ALLIANCE
Now that you have a good understanding of how the Communion of Saints fights together and how indulgences work, it’s time to start building your own Holy Alliance.
How many of us had grandparents who had their stack of holy cards in their prayer book? These favorite saints were their friends, their prayer warriors!
How many of our ancestors knew to pray for the holy souls in purgatory, especially the souls of family and friends? The holy souls would then, in deep gratitude, return many prayers for those who cared to pray for them. This is why our ancestors never faced evil alone or prayed for anything or anybody alone — they had their comrades in the heavenly realm with them at all times. The devil never stood a chance against this united force!
What’s stopping us from building upon the great example of our ancestors, who called upon the saints to pray with them for the poor souls in purgatory? If they invoked (recruited) their handful of favorite saints, what’s stopping us from doing the same?
We have the ability to build an enormous personal Holy Alliance of saints by recruiting a new saint each day to pray with us. And, while our ancestors had a handful of deceased family and friends for whom they prayed, we’ve got the internet! What’s stopping us from going deeper in our family tree to help more and more generations of our family reach heaven? These deceased relatives and friends (holy souls) would also be considered recruits in our Holy Alliance as they become “very grateful” holy souls who now pray for us because we prayed for them.
(Continue reading to page 22 in your “Strength and Alliance Field Journal”)
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