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Mar 03
2014

Prayers with Our Lady

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What a difference a couple of days make! We had a beautiful warm day and a wonderful turnout for our prayer vigil on Saturday with the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
 
Pictured are two of our Knights who volunteered to come pray and guard the Icon.  On the left is Al Ramirez from St. Michael the Archangel in Grand Prairie and on the right is Richard Gehring from St. Michael the Archangel in Garland.
 
Fr. Peter West, who travels with the Icon, led us in a Rosary and gave talks about the history of the Icon as groups of pray-ers came and went.  Throughout the morning, we had a steady stream of people, ranging from Holy Trinity seminarians to UD students belonging to Crusaders for Life.
 
And a mother chose live!  One of our sidewalk counselors spoke to an abortion-minded woman, pregnant with her sixth child, who decided to choose Life!  Praise God!!
 
Lots of prayers also went up for the female abortionist back from maternity leave.  May God work a miracle in her heart.
 
Here’s the Prayer for Life used on prayer cards of the Icon by Human Life International:
 
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life. Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick
killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
 
Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives, and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely,
in order to build, together with all people of good will,
a civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.
 
− Blessed Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (105)

 
Please stay warm and safe!   God bless!
  

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