Friends and I have kicked around a project which you can all participate.
Get this video out to at least FIVE other people.
Ask each one of them to share it with another FIVE… etc.
What’s this about?
The Church Militant is being disordered from the very highest climbs of influence, both within the Church and without.
We have to FIGHT for the Church.
The Church’s membership can be considered from three different angles. All members of the Church belong to Christ’s Mystical Body. Three groups participate as a Church in Christ, those who are alive on this earth now, those who have died and are awaiting in purification the Beatific Vision (for only the pure can see God) and those who, having died in the friendship of God, having done all the temporal punishment due to sin, having been purified of all attachment to sin, now enjoy together the bliss of Heaven for eternity.
The Church Triumphant enjoys heaven.
The Church Suffering is being purified.
The Church Militant is marching yet as pilgrims in this world.
The world itself is disordered in our regard because of sin. We have wounds to our human nature, which makes it hard to learn and to control impulses. This world is beset by its “Prince” as Christ calls the Enemy Devil. We are fighting, as pilgrim warriors constantly against “the world, the flesh, and the Devil.
Consider these three days.
1 November – All Saints (the Church Triumphant) – A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
2 November – All Souls (the Church Suffering) – INDULGENCES
3 November – SUNDAY (the Church Militant) – A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
We propose to you to pray for the Church in a special way over these three days.
Here is the concrete project.
Let us ask for the intercessory prayers of the Church Triumphant and the Church Suffering for the Church Militant.
1 November you WILL go to Mass. It is of Obligation this year. Ask the Church Triumphant to intercede. Pray to the Queen of Heaven, Mary, Mother of the Church, with a “Memorare” after Communion (which I hope you can receive, in the state of grace).
2 November you CAN gain a Plenary Indulgence for the souls of members of the Church Suffering. Pray for the dead. You can visit a cemetery and you can gain the indulgences in other ways as well. Go to Mass and say a Memorare for the Church. Ask Mary, Queen also of the Church Suffering to intercede for the Church on earth.
3 November you WILL go to Mass. Every Sunday is a day of Obligation. Pray for the Church Militant in the special way. At Mass say a Memorare after Communion for the Church Militant, of which you are a member. Shoulder your spear and pack and pray.
Today, 1 November, engage in battle for the Church.
This is a time of spiritual battle. YOU can alert your friends and loved ones to join the ranks of this battle line. Get the word out. Get the troops into position. Send them the video. Tell them what you are going to do. Tell your parish priests. Make at least 5 calls or contacts.
At the end of these three days we may not see the results of our efforts right away, but we will have done something that can be worked with on high. Remember. Christ crowns His own merits in our actions. By ourselves we are too weak to do anything. But Christ gives us the work to do, places our hands on the plow or on the hilt. He places His hands over ours, to make our hands strong enough. By so doing the works are ours and they are His and He crowns His merits in us.
Your holy efforts create ripples out into the cosmos, both visible and invisible.
Let us strike a mighty blow on 1 and 2 and 3 November and leave the Queen of Heaven to ask her Son to work His will in our ways.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.