Thursday, January 22, 2009

We can pray!

As many of you know, today is the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Sadly it has to be the annual March because abortion is still legal in our country. I am unable to attend the March this year but several of our Sisters are there in company with the thousands and thousands of others from across the United States who have made this difficult pilgrimage in suport of the sanctity of human life.

Our new President is committed to the pro-choice position as stated on his new web site. Please click on this link to have a look:

We must pray! We must beg God to send his angels to do battle with the spiritual forces that are behind this destruction of innocent human life. Below is the Prayer to St. Michael and a brief history of how the prayer came into existence many years ago. There is a movement to have individuals pray this prayer every day for an end to this horrendous destruction of the most vulnerable among us.

One day, after celebrating Mass, the aged Pope Leo XIII was in conference with the Cardinals when suddenly he sank to the floor in a deep swoon. Physicians who hastened to his side could find no trace of his pulse and feared that he had expired. However, after a short interval the Holy Father regained consciousness and exclaimed with great emotion: "Oh, what a horrible picture I have been permitted to see!" He had been shown a vision of evil spirits who had been released from Hell and their efforts to destroy the Church. But in the midst of the horror the archangel St. Michael appeared and cast Satan and his legions into the abyss of hell. Soon afterwards Pope Leo XIII composed the prayer to Saint Michael, which is here in its shortened form:

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

The Rosary is also a powerful prayer and I encourage all of us to pray this prayer asking God to convert the hearts of those who cannot see the Truth of the sanctity of human life. Let us pray for the doctors and nurses involved in abortion and for our President. Even though we cannot march we can pray! Prayer should be our first line of attack! For more on this click on
God bless you!

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