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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Lepanto Novena

The Roman Calendar today commemorates the Feast of the Archangels. It is also the first day of the annual Lepanto Novena (hat tip: The Blue Boar). Here is the invitation to join the Novena:

Dear nephews and nieces of Uncle Gilbert and Aunt Frances:

As you know, one of the little tasks I have is counting things - and when I cannot count, I let the machinery do it for me.

Thank God, I am able to count simple things even without the help of the computer, and as you all know, Saturday is September 29, which is the feast of St. Michael - and also start of our rosary novena to end on the feast of Lepanto, October 7 - which this year is a Sunday again! (yes, whenever September 11 is a Tuesday, Lepanto is again on a Sunday....hmmm.)

So: we all know, without my commenting on it, how much we need prayers: the world, our country, our city, our family, our place of work, our Church, and we ourselves...

This e-mail is a "pre-prayer" prayer - a request that you join, and that you spread the word. We must unite in prayer, in the mysteries of the Gospels, recalled by our reciting the greatest words ever spoken: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee..." and "Our Father, who art in heaven..."

Our Enemy does not rest. He wants us to give up hope, to lose faith, to refrain from love. So we must work as St. Pius V begged us - AND God willing THE WIND WILL TURN AGAIN...

Our intention ought to be very simple: "For the defeat of the Powers of Darkness."


Paradoxically yours,
"Dr. Thursday"

The Blue Boar has the commentary for Day 1 today. Keep checking the Blue Boar during the next nine days.