Monday, February 20, 2012
Above our heads as we march the True Cross it is displayed!
Our banners and Ikons Holy, keeps us steady when we feel dismayed!
The snap of our banners upon the breeze is music to our ears.
The Holy image of our Queen lays waste our unfounded fears.
For our blood that flows from our veins is a testament for paradise!
Warrior priests of the Holy Church must secure Her future by fight!
The rights of God, and His Church needs be secured by force!
Our fellow Christians under oppression to free them is our course!
The cross of red adornes our breasts the insignia that bands us together.
Holy Warriors church militant we will fight forever!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
"The Blessed Virgin appeared to a poor, fourteen-year-old girl, Bernadette Soubiroux. The first apparition occurred 11 February, 1858. There were eighteen in all; the last took place 16 July, of the same year. Bernadette often fell into an ecstasy. The mysterious vision she saw in the hollow of the rock Massabielle was that of a young and beautiful lady. "Lovelier than I have ever seen" said the child. But the girl was the only one who saw the vision, although sometimes many stood there with her. Now and then the apparition spoke to the seer who also was the only one who heard the voice. Thus, she one day told her to drink of a mysterious fountain, in the grotto itself, the existence of which was unknown, and of which there was no sign, but which immediately gushed forth. On another occasion the apparition bade Bernadette go and tell the priests she wished a chapel to be built on the spot andprocessions to be made to the grotto. At first the clergy were incredulous. It was only four years later, in 1862, that the bishop of the diocese declared the faithful "justified in believing the reality of the apparition". A basilica was built upon the rock of Massabielle by M. Peyramale, the parishpriest. In 1873 the great "national" French pilgrimages were inaugurated. Three years later thebasilica was consecrated and the statue solemnly crowned. In 1883 the foundation stone of another church was laid, as the first was no longer large enough. It was built at the foot of thebasilica and was consecrated in 1901 and called the Church of the Rosary. Pope Leo XIIIauthorized a special office and a Mass, in commemoration of the apparition, and in 1907 Pius X extended the observance of this feast to the entire Church; it is now observed on 11 February." - 2nd paragraph taken from Catholic Encyclopedia http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09389b.htm
May Our Lady of Lourdes keep you, in health of body, mind, and soul.