by Fr Richard Heilman | October 19, 2019 12:05 AM
The Catholic Church Calls Us to New Heights
From the moment Christ handed Peter the keys, the Roman Catholic Church has played an essential role in pulling the world up from savagery and barbarism to reach new heights as a civilization of love. Wherever the Roman Catholic Church flourishes, the culture thrives. No longer is man subject to his base wants and lusts and desires, but is released to strive for the summit of perfection.
Pope Benedict wrote:
“Thanks to Tradition, guaranteed by the ministry of the apostles and their successors, the water of life that flowed from the side of Christ and his saving blood comes to the women and men of all times. In this way, Tradition is the permanent presence of the Savior who comes to meet, redeem and sanctify us in the Spirit through the ministry of his Church for the glory of the Father.”
The saints who have gone before us are the witness, par excellence, to this tethering to Truth that enlightens and inspires and elevates mankind. These quotes are but a glance at the 2,000 year history of the “Heroes in Holiness.” Let us allow their impressive lives to inspire ours.
Each day, from October 8 to October 27, and the close of the Amazon Synod, you will receive three quotes from these heroes to inspire you to reach new heights of holiness, along with the prayers we all will pray together.
A scrap of knowledge about sublime things is worth more than any amount about trivialities.
–St. Thomas Aquinas
In so far as divine love beautifies our souls. And makes us pleasing to His divine Majesty, it is called grace; in so far as it gives us strength to do good, it is called charity; but when it reaches such a degree of perfection, that it makes us not only do the good, but do so carefully, frequently and readily, then it is called devotion.
–St. Francis de Sales
Charity and devotion differ no more, the one from the other, than the flame from the fire.
–St. Francis de Sales
Pray With All Our Hearts – Immaculate Heart, Sacred Heart, Our Heart
God may be calling you to more than this, and that is wonderful. But, I believe, during this Red October, we must heed these six essentials. So, when you pray your daily rosary, please do it this way during October …
Please include the following intention in the Sacred Heart Novena Prayer: “For Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider’s intentions for the Amazon Synod.”
I have created a “banner pen” that you can carry with you that has the Sacred Heart Novena prayer on the banner of the pen. See HERE.
Padre Pio’s Sacred Heart Novena Prayer
O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of (here name your request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of (here name your request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but My words will not pass away.” Encouraged by Your infallible words I now ask for the grace of (here name your request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: “St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.”
Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider’s intentions:
1) that the theological errors and heresies inserted in the Instrumentum Laboris may not be approved during the synodal assembly;
2) that particularly Pope Francis, in the exercise of the Petrine ministry, may confirm his brethren in the faith by an unambiguous rejection of the errors of the Instrumentum Laboris and that he may not consent to the abolition of priestly celibacy in the Latin Church by introducing the praxis of the ordination of married men, the so-called “viri probati”, to the Holy Priesthood.
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