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Please pray for Gara Hopkins and her family. They are evangelical and the little girl has stigmata. The state has taken the child from the family, and the family is begging the help of the local Catholic Archdiocese.
May the three-fold blessing of the Triune God be upon all who visit my blog.
Pray for me, a sinner.
It has never been easy to be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. In fact, our Savior warns that the world will hate us if we love Him. The attacks of this world, the flesh and devil seem particularly ferocious in this current moment. Several months ago, I asked that we not lose sight of the spiritual nature of this battle when I directed that the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel should be invoked at every Sunday Mass for the protection of the Catholic Church in America. I now ask us to re-double our spiritual efforts through devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
|The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin Mary, by Don Silvestro dei Gherarducci; from the Gradual of Santa Maria degli Angeli, ca. 1370, now in the British Library.|
|Our Lady of the Pew, Westminster Abbey|
|Photo © John Briody|