The New Battle of New Orleans!
This year we celebrate 200 years of the victory of the Battle of New Orleans! The British were defeated by the good people of New Orleans, Louisiana during this Battle. On January 7-8 while all the men were fighting the battle, the women gathered in the evening with the Ursuline Sisters to pray before the statue of Our Lady of "Prompt Succor" ( Means Quick Help.) The next morning a Mass was offered and the nuns promised to have a Mass of Thanksgiving annually if they were victorious. That Thanksgiving Mass is still celebrated to this day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on State St. There were many odds against Andrew Jackson and his men but after winning the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson publicly acknowledged that the American victory was won by heavenly intervention. This was the miracle of New Orleans and for our country!
Again, Our Lady interceded when a major fire broke out in New Orleans and threatened the city and the Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter. One of the sisters place a smaller statue of Our Lady called the "Sweet Heart Statue" in the window seal, knelt and prayed with great confidence,
" Oh Lady of Prompt Succor, save us for we are lost." At that very instant the wind veered and the flames were blown back over their path of destruction and they soon died out.” During World War I and II many prayed to the Sweet Heart statue and she helped bring many soldiers home safely. Of course during hurricane season in Louisiana, many of the faithful pray to Our Lady for protection from the storm! Our Lady of Prompt Succor is also the patroness of Louisiana!
So today, we fight a different and new battle in New Orleans! Approximately 1/2 mile from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Planned Parenthood is building a 7,000 square ft. center on Claiborne Ave. Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion provider, recently stated that New Orleans needs 2,844 abortions a year! Ben Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life stated that the number represents approximately over a million dollars a year!
Planned Parenthood's bold and shocking statement should be ringing in our ears and begging the question, "Why do we, in New Orleans, Louisiana need to take 2,844 innocent, babies lives per year?" The bottom line is that Planned Parenthood does not really care about women's health with a statement like that. They care more about the money that is generated from the 2,844 lives of the children of Louisiana!
To put those numbers in perspective, in the Battle of New Orleans there were only 304 deaths total, and according to Planned Parenthood they need 2,844 deaths annually!
The sad truth is that the 2,844 number will probably grow much worse if Planned Parenthood builds their center on Claiborne Ave.
So what should we do to stop this place of death? We should stand up and fight like our ancestors did. We can do several things. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans asked all businesses to boycott this facility. This has helped tremendously because when Planned Parenthood broke ground in Spring of 2013 they promised to have their doors opened by the end of 2014, and construction has halted because of the boycott. Also, educate others about the facts of what Planned Parenthood intends to do. Most importantly, we should ask for the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor as we did in the battle of New Orleans! Remember Our Lady of Prompt Succor means quick help! So let us not forget, she has been our historical victory! She is our help and trust in the Lord!
BREAKING NEWS-PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTER IN NEW ORLEANS GOT THE GREEN LIGHT BY DHH OF LA
By Tricia Parsons, Editor
Old Ursiline Convent today, New Orleans, La. Oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, circa 1753
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PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR
Patroness of the State of Louisiana
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, You are after Jesus our only hope. O Most Holy Virgin, whose merits have raised You high above angel choirs to the very throne of the Eternal and whose foot crushed the head of the infernal serpent, You are strong against the enemies of our salvation. O Mother of God, You are our Mediatrix most kind and loving. Hasten, then to our help, and as You once saved Your beloved City from ravaging flames and our Country from an alien foe, do now have pity on our misery, and obtain for us the graces we beg of You. Deliver us from the wiles of Satan, assist us in the many trials which beset our path in this valley of tears, and be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor now and especially at the hour of our death. Amen.
O Mary, mother of God, who amid the tribulations of the world, watches over us and over the Church of Your Son, be to us and to the Church, truly, Our Lady of Prompt Succor; make haste to help us in all our necessities, that in this fleeting life You may be our succor, and obtain for us (here ask the particular favor you desire). Help us to gain life everlasting through the merits of Jesus, Your Son, Our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
LUCIEN J. CAILLOUET, P.A.
OUR LADY OF AMERICA
I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives.
~The first words spoken by Our Lady of America, Sept, 26, 1956
According to Sister Mary Ephrem, Our Lady often emphasized her desire that the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., be made a place of special pilgrimage and that she be honored there under this image and this title "Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin."
Strong warnings were repeated by Our Lady throughout 1957 and 1958, and there after, indicating that the hour grows late and Sister must tell the Bishops of the United States of Our Lady's desires and how she wishes them to be carried out. Our Lady spoke: "Unless my children reform their lives, they will suffer great persecution. If man himself will not take upon himself the penance necessary to atone for his sins and those of others, God in His justice will have to send upon him the punishment necessary to atone for his transgressions."
Ask Pope Francis to Advocate and to Join in that Solemn Procession ?Write a letter to Pope Francis in which you ask His Holiness to endorse personally the devotion to Our Lady of America and to invite the United States Catholic Bishops to join Him in the Solemn Procession and permanent placement of the statue of Our Lady of America into the Basilica of the National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception at Washington, D.C. when He visits that shrine church in September of this year (2015). You should address your letter or postcard, as follows:
His Holiness, Pope Francis c/o Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò? Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.A. 3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008-3610
This devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of America enjoys complete canonical approval through former Archbishop of Cincinnati, OH, the late Paul Francis Leibold. Through his written correspondence and public actions, Archbishop Leibold approved for public devotion this private apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil)
HISTORICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENCYCLICAL
Pro-climate-change, but anti-population control, pro-life, and anti-gender ideology
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THE FINAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE LORD AND THE REIGN OF SATAN WILL
BE ABOUT MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY!!
In a Church Approved Visionary, St. Lucia of one of the Most Important Apparitions of the 20th Century said this in 1913! If you want to resolve and have peace,pay attention to the message Our Lady of Fatima July 13, 1917, "That you come the 13th of the next month, that you continue to recite the ROSARY EVERY DAY to our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because only She will be able to aid you." St. Lucia "Lucy" said. The Book of Revelation Chpt. 12 " Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet.....And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven....Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, who obey God's commandments and have in themselves the witness of Jesus."
THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood...More from Catholic Culture
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St. Charbel Makhlouf Feastday Celebration
Healing Mass and the Establishment of the First St. Charbel Foundation in Louisiana
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, La
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:30 PM confessions, 5:30 Holy Mass, Reception Following Mass
Celebrant, Fr. P. Charbel Jamhoury
St Charbel is a Labanese Saint
"...a hermit of the Lebanese mountain is inscribed in the number of the blessed, a new eminent member of monastic sanctity is enriching, by his example and his intercession, the entire Christian people. May he make us understand, in a world largely fascinated by wealth and comfort, the paramount value of poverty, penance and asceticism, to liberate the soul in its ascent to God..."
Pope Paul VI, October 9, 1977
ANNUAL HOLY MASS IN HONOR OF
"GOD THE FATHER"
August 5, 2015 6:00 pm
5:30 pm Confession
St. Agnes Catholic Church
749 East Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The Father Speaks to His Children
Reverend A. Caillot, Bishop of Grenoble
"It is precise object is to make God the Father know and honoured, mainly by the institution of a special feast which has been requested of the Church. The enquiry established that a liturgical feast in honour of the Father would be quite in keeping with Church practice as a whole."
"A special Feast would thus have the effect firstly of re-establishing order in the spirituality of many Christians and secondly, of leading them back to the Divine Saviour's instruction: "Everything you ask the Father in My name..." and again "You will pray like this: "Our Father..."
PROFOUND DREAM, PROFOUND HEALING THROUGH
THE "SAINT OF NEW ORLEANS, BLESSED SEELOS!"
"I prayed harder than I have ever prayed that I could go to sleep and die," he said, noting he did go to sleep and then had a profound dream.
The Rev. Chad Partain, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Alexandria, said the next step in the “miracle” story of Daniel Brooks is collecting medical reports and witness statements that can be notarized and forwarded for consideration by the Catholic Church to determine if Brooks’ healing is the second miracle Bleesed Father Seelos needs to be eligible for canonization as a saint.
( Bob Tompkins/The Town Talk)
Little did he know that a 19th century priest from New Orleans would have a hand in his healing.
Brooks, 58, had been through 16 surgeries in three different cities since his motorcycle accident in 1986.
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Pope Francis Announces a Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy
Pope Francis' Homily, "This Holy Year will begin on this coming Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 and will end on November 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – and living face of the Father’s mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization, that [the dicastery] might animate it as a new stage in the journey of the Church on its mission to bring to every person the Gospel of mercy.
I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this Jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. From this moment, we entrust this Holy Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she might turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey." Get the Entire Homily Here at Radio Vaticana