Friday, October 24, 2008

The Presidential Election: Only ONE Way to Obtain Victory

Only a few days ago, I expressed to my husband my wonder that our bishops have not called for a nationwide Rosary campaign for this year’s presidential campaign - just as I mused many other Catholics must be thinking the same.

The next day, I received two important email requests, one from Catholic Family News and another one from a Catholic homeschooling supporter, Mrs. Sara Dunsford, who is a contact for Our Lady of Victory Home Study School (Post Falls, ID). I will share both posts because they ask Catholics across the United States to join in a Nine Day Rosary Novena - and to forward their requests to everyone we know.

Also, Mr. John Vennari [ ], editor of Catholic Family News, asks that we be kind enough to email him to alert him that we are joining in this last-minute spiritual Rosary Crusade. (It is vital to pray the Rosary Novena and email CFN to alert them that we are joining them; you have no idea what it is like to make a nationwide call to spiritually band together under Our Lady's banner and get a very small response!) Please, do read about both Nine Day Rosary Campaigns and join other Catholics across the nation as we place our confidence and future into the hands of the Virgin Mother of God.

Incidentally, the dates of this two Novenas overlap:

--The one initiated by Mrs. Dunsford, the friend of Our Lady of Victory Home Study School, begins this Sunday, October 26 - the Feast of Christ the King and ends November 3, the day before the election. (It also asks that we all consider FASTING at some point during the Novena - which is the perfect spiritual practice when asking for copious graces!)

--The Catholic Family News Nine Day Rosary Novena begins the next day, October 27 and ends on November 4, the day of the election.

Why not join both? An extra day of praying the Rosary and fasting is more than worth the effort!

Our nation is in a terrible moral and economic crisis, and we need the maternal help of Our Lady, who is the Mediatrix before the throne of Her Divine Son. At Fatima, She let it be known that, during these days, it is only She who can help us - but enough people must pray the Rosary and do penance. How to offer sacrifice? By the prayers of the daily Rosary and by faithfully accomplishing our daily duties as Catholics and in our states of life...and by fasting.

Remember the Story of Esther - the humble Jewish maiden who became queen of pagan Persia? When the remnant of the elect, surrounded by enemies in cities and in government, were scheduled for annihilation, they - at Queen Esther's command - prayed and fasted, taking no food or water for 3 days. The queen herself [along with her handmaidens] joined them in those sacrifices. It was only after days of prayer and fasting that the Queen approached the King to ask for clemency. She softened the king's heart and saved the people from annihilation…hence, the Queen Esther is a great figure type of the Virgin Queen Mary!

Our Lady in Heaven has many graces to give us - but we must ask for them in order to teach us holy confidence. She is always interceding for us before the throne of God and still, we must do our part.

At Fatima, the Virgin wore the Star of Esther to remind us of many important and deep truths in regard to Her office before the Holy Trinity. She asked us to pray the Rosary every day, to sacrifice for the conversion of sinners, and finally, She so sadly uttered, "Do not offend the Lord our God any longer. He is already deeply offended."

For the love of God, for the children's sake and for the sake of all souls in this nation - join all of us in the Nine Day Rosary Novena that GOD's WILL be accomplished in the upcoming presidential election. In this period of time, as Sr. Lucia revealed, the Rosary has been given extra efficacy because Our Lord wants the whole world to acknowledge and honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary next to His Sacred Heart.

Pray the Rosary every day! It is such a small thing to do, but the supernatural graces are boundless! Now for the two messages...


From Mrs. Sara Dunsford
...We have only one recourse, only one way to obtain victory, and that is the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and her angels...Human means are worthless. By all means, vote. But don't stop there!

I beg you to get this out to as many people as possible. We will pray a Novena, beginning October 26th, this Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, in the traditional calendar. It ends November 3rd, the day before the election.

The Novena is simple. We will pray the Rosary each of those days, as it is the prayer recommended by Our Lady, and as it is the means through which the Muslim forces, which greatly outnumbered the Christians, were defeated at Lepanto.

In addition to this, we will add a short, indulgenced prayer [Prayer to the Queen of Heaven] the end of each decade, after we pray “O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those with the greatest need of Thy Mercy.”

Lastly, we will accompany this Novena with a fast, to be determined by each participant. It could be no meat for nine days, or the traditional fast of the Church, two collations without meat, and one full meal per day, or something more suitable to an individual’s needs, as long as something comforting and refreshing is taken from the diet.

I hope everyone...will forward this...Put it on Catholic forums! We need numbers. We need faith in Mary Most Holy. We must go to Mary.

Prayer to the Queen of Heaven
(to be prayed after the "O my Jesus" prayer at the end of each Rosary decade)

August Queen of heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the Angels, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the serpent’s head, we beseech Thee to send thy holy Angels, that under Thy command and by Thy power they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.

Most holy Mother, send Thy Angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us. All ye holy Angels and Archangels, help and defend us. Amen.

O good and tender Mother! Thou shalt ever be our Love and our Hope. Holy Angels and Archangels, keep and defend us. Amen.

-----And from Catholic Family News:

"That kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting" (Mark 9:29)

Catholic Family News
urges you to join us
in a Nine-Day Rosary Novena
Prior to the US Election
From October 27 to November 4

Please forward this email to as many as possible...

Whether you plan to vote for John McCain, Chuck Baldwin, Ron Paul or no one at all.
Join us in the Rosary Novena and in the daily recitation of a special approved prayer against "revolutionary men."


---Obama is the most pro-abortion candidate in history.
Catholic Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, NJ, Obama, in a recent column on his diocesan website, effectively compared Obama to Herod.

Obama has promised to pass the Freedom of Choice Act. Should Obama keep this promise, said Bishop Serratelli, "not only will many of our freedoms as Americans be taken from us, but the innocent and vulnerable will spill their blood." The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), introduced in the United States Congress in 2004, would remove all restrictions on abortion in the United States, both on the state and federal level. "FOCA goes far beyond guaranteeing the right to an abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy. It arrogantly prohibits any law or policy interfering with that right," says Bishop Serratelli. "This is the 'dark reality' kept secret by propagandists for 'choice'."

---Obama vows to fight for the legalization of homosexual marriages and for hate crimes legislation.
In June, Obama sent a letter to the Alice B. Toklas; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club saying he supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" US military policy. In 2004, Obama sent a letter to a "gay" newspaper in Chicago in which he called the Defense of Marriage Act "abhorrent" and said, "We must vigorously expand hate-crime legislation and be vigilant about how these laws are enacted." Such pro-homosexual hate crimes legislation is being used around the world to persecute Christians. Last year, a Columbia bishop was jailed for refusing to allow a homosexual into his seminary. "Hate crimes" could also be used against churches that refuse to perform homosexual marriages; and used against schools that teach homosexuality is a sin.

---Even the Wall Street Journal is concerned about an Obama win.
An WSJ [Wall Street Journal] article entitled "The Coming Liberal Supermajority" warns of "one of the most profound political ideological shifts in US History. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven't since 1965 or 1933" and warned that an Obama victory would unleash "a period of unchecked left-wing ascendency." WSJ also noted that an Obama presidency would result in regulatory overkill in the business world; substantial tax hikes; a "green" tax to repel so-called "climate change"; and the "Fairness Doctrine" that would effectively silence conservative talk radio and political opposition.

Catholics throughout the nation, such as Father John Corapi, are organizing Rosary novenas on the nine-days prior to election day. Let us unite all of our payers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The battle of Lepanto was won not so much by superior firepower, but by Catholics praying the Rosary to defeat the enemies of God.


Prayer given by Our Lord to Sister Marie de Sainte Pierre (1816-1848; Apostle of the Holy Face of Jesus), to divide and conquer "Revolutionary men."

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and all the instruments of His Holy Passion that Thou mayest put division in the camp of Thine enemies, for as Thy beloved Son hath said, "a kingdom divided against itself shall fail."

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Tridentine) will be offered for - and in union with - all those who take part in the Novena on October 27 and November 4. Please email to tell us you will take part in the Rosary Novena:

Thank you.

In the Holy Family,

John Vennari
Editor, Catholic Family News

[The CFN message, along with the links containing documentation,

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