Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pray Fervently

“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” Luke 12:37

Today is the Feast Day of Saint John Paul II, who was Pope from 1978 to 2005. On May 13, 1981, while he was going around in his jeep after he addressed the crowd in the Vatican, he was shot at by a 23 year old Turk named Mehmet Ali Ağca. Sometime after this, the Pope asked for the envelope containing the third secret of Fatima, which included reference to among many other revelations, the assassination of a Bishop in white. The Pope believed he was saved by the intercession of the Lady of Fatima, and he personally journeyed to Portugal to place one of the bullets that wounded him, in the crown of the statue of the Lady. 

Although the 3 secrets of Fatima tend to be sensationalized, the main focus should be that we are exhorted to pray and be vigilant. Today, there is so much controversy, confusion, perversions, and even pagan elements in our Church, we really need to be watchful, pray fervently and yes, fast. 

Father, we know that the gates of hell shall not prevail against Your Church (Matthew 16:18). We pray for the conversion of souls, especially for the men who are leading Your flock. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

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