Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
From Sr. Lucy at the archdiocesan Family Life Office:
Witness for Life
Saturday, May 1st
8:00 AM Mass at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC
Come to all or part of the morning.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass begins our day in Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The main celebrant will be Fr. Emile Frische.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows, then people can either remain in the Church to adore Our Lord or attend the rosary procession to the local abortion clinic (two blocks away – Planned Parenthood).
Upon return from the clinic (approx 10:15) we will have a social (complete with coffee and donuts) with a short (10 min.) presentation by the Sisters of Life. You will hear of concrete ways to be of service, as Co-Workers, helping vulnerable pregnant women that are currently being served by the Sisters.
Promote this to your friends and keep the spiritual success of this effort for Life in your prayers.
Sr. Lucy Marie
Respect Life Coordinator
Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
To Jesus through Mary!
Today the Church remembers St. Louis de Montfort, a French missionary priest and Dominican tertiary charged with preaching the Rosary and renewing Marian devotion in early eighteenth-century France.
From Catholic Online:
He was born Louis Marie Grignon in Montfort, France, in 1673. Educated at Rennes, he was ordained there in 1700, becoming a chaplain in a hospital in Poitiers. His congregation, also called the Daughters of Divine Wisdom, started there. As his missions and sermons raised complaints, Louis went to Rome, where Pope Clement XI appointed him as a missionary apostolic. Louis is famous for fostering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary. In 1715, he also founded the Missionaries of the Company of Mary. His True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin remains popular. Louis died at Saint-Laurent-sur-Sevre. He was canonized in 1947.
you gave Saint Louis de Montfort
the spirit of truth and love
to shepherd your people.
May we who honor them on this feast
learn from their example
and be helped by their prayers.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.