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Join Our Pilgrimage Conference Call Tonight!

You have been invited to a Conference Call with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers to learn more about his upcoming pilgrimage to France: Our Lady and the Saints of France.

When:

Date and Time:           08/14/2014 7:00 PM – (US/Eastern Standard Time)

Audio:

Dial-in:            (712) 432-1212

Meeting ID:    746-669-433

Web:

Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/746-669-433

Meeting Wall  https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/746-669-433

Instructions:

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key.

To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

For 24/7 conference call customer service please call FreeConferenceCall.com at 877-216-7555

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Real Men Pray the Rosary Challenge

Today, Real Men Pray the Rosary and DynamicDeacon.com launch a countdown towards the start of a 33 day Rosary Challenge. RMPTR would like to encourage all Catholic faithful to pray the Rosary daily for 33 days. We all need a challenge and what better day to begin a challenge than with the help of our Blessed Mother.

Please consider joining us in this worldwide prayer initiative. Today is 14 days till the start of the 33 day initiative, which will begin on August 29th. Praying the Rosary “provides genuine training in holiness.” Who wouldn’t want Mary as their spiritual trainer.

Join us in praying the Rosary daily. Will you take the challenge? Invite someone you love.

www.33DayRosaryChallenge.com

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Imagine Sisters Announces One Rose Project

Please support our young, vibrant, faithful Catholic sisters!

Psalm 115:1,

Deacon Harold

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For Immediate Release

Imagine Sisters Announces One Rose Project

CHICAGO, Ill.–September 15, 2012 – Imagine Sisters, a new online organization founded to be the nexus for media and information about discerning a vocation as a Catholic Religious Sister, will launch its first viral vocation initiative, The One Rose Project, on October 1, 2012.

The One Rose Project invites Catholics around the globe to reach out to young women they know, personally inviting them to consider that God may be calling them to be a Religious Sister.

The campaign promotes a personal encounter on October 1, 2012–the feast of St. Therese of Liseux. Participants will invite the young woman they know to consider a call to consecrated Religious Life by giving her a single rose in the spiritual legacy of St. Therese.
Imagine Sisters has received substantial testimony that a personal invitation is incredibly powerful for young women who are open to a religious vocation. Imagine Sisters asks for prayers that this invitation will be used by God to plant the seeds of religious vocations among young women, blessing the Church with many new religious sisters.

The One Rose Project can be easily shared through social media networks, personal blogs and speaking engagements. Imagine Sisters has created a short video explaining the project, and encourages supporters to share this video as the primary means of transmitting the message virally.

In the spirit of The New Evangelization, Imagine Sisters embraces social and visual media to passionately propose the possibility of becoming a religious sister in the world today. Through the grace of God, the Imagine Sister website and Facebook interact with over 100,000 individuals each week, effectively working through the new media to reach young women around the world.

The short video may be found at the following address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPxYW4HiHsc

The Imagine Sisters website can be found at http://imaginesisters.org

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Prayer: Why Go Through Mary?

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Why does the Catholic Church make such a big deal about Mary?  Whenever I talk to non-Catholics about Mary, they quote 1 Timothy 2:5: There is one mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus.  “You don’t have to go through Mary to get to Jesus,” they say, “Just go straight to God.”  So I ask them: “If your child were very sick, would you ask me to pray for her?”  “Yes.”  “Would you ask other family members and members of your church to pray for her, too?”  “Yes, of course,” they reply.  So I say, “Why bother asking us for prayers?  You don’t have to go through me or anyone else to get to Jesus.  Just go straight to God.” 
 
Then I add: “Mary is in heaven, where we hope to be one day.  Is she literally closer to God than we are here on earth?”  “Yes.”  “And because she is in the presence of God, is she—in a real sense—more alive than we are?”  “OK, I agree with that.”  “Then, since Mary is more alive and closer to God than we are, why wouldn’t we ask her to pray for us?”
 
What the Church teaches about our Blessed Mother, properly understood and practiced, does not lead believers away from, but rather more deeply into relationship with Christ.  Through Mary, God intervenes in human history, setting into motion a plan for our redemption: since it was through the woman—through the heart of love—that sin entered into the world, it will be through the heart of love that God effects salvation for the world.  The covenant of love and life lost through the “No” of Eve, the “mother of all the living,” will be restored in Christ through the “Yes” of Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer.  The Old Eve offered us fruit born from the tree that lead to death; the New Eve brings forth the fruit of her womb who gives us everlasting life.  
 
©2012 Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
 
 

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