August 30, 2019
Dear Family of Mary!“…Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness…”
(August 25, 2019)
I believe that Our Lady is very serious about this last line of her message. In these days, with the devil roaming around, seeking someone to devour, we need to be associated with Our Lady. She has the promise to defeat Satan. And so, when we have the Rosary in hand, we are declaring to him and all his minions that we belong to her. “Pray and let the rosary always be in your hand as a sign to satan that you belong to me.”
(February 25, 1988)
But the Rosary is not only a defensive weapon. It is also an offensive weapon. Our Lady told us:
“Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call.”
(August 8, 1985)
These are the words of a warrior! Our Lady is not afraid of Satan. She is the one who will defeat him in the final confrontation. She has the promise. And if we are hers, we must be ready to do battle with her. I believe that battle is waged with the prayer of the Rosary as our weapon.
And what is the purpose of this battle? It is to save souls. With the Rosary we can intercede for souls, people who really need help to convert and choose God. These conversions are always miracles of love. Again, Our Lady told us:
“If you can, grasp the Rosary. Even the Rosary alone can do miracles in the world and in your lives!” (1/25/91)
With the miraculous power of the Rosary, souls can be saved!! With this in mind, let’s listen to these words of Sr. Lucia of Fatima:
Testimony from Sr. Lucia of Fatima to Fr. Fuentes in 1957:
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, * but She made me understand this for three reasons. The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious, and the other side will suffer defeat. Also, from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility. The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself that God is giving two last remedies to the world. These are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies, which signify that there will not be others. The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence God always, before He is about to punish the world, exhausts all other remedies.
“The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice. Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the private life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, of the religious communities or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be resolved through the prayer of the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Through the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls. Finally, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon and as the sure door through which we are to enter Heaven.”
* “Last times” isn’t necessarily the same as “end of the world”
(The Fourth Secrete of Fatima, Antonio Socci, Loreto Publications, 2009, pp. 99 – 102).
“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.”
A shipmate suggested that we pray a 33-day novena before the Feast of the Holy Rosary on October 7. We will start on September 4!! These 33 days of prayer will be our expression of commitment to Our Lady of Medjugorje through the prayer of the Rosary. We want to help her in these days to defeat the enemy of our souls and bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart!! I consider it doing spiritual warfare for Our Lady’s plans. You can join us on the Daily Rosary for this novena.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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