The 40-day St. Martin Fast commenced after the Feast days of the St. Martin of Tours (Nov. 11) and Pope St. Martin I. (Nov. 12) and we hope you have found a good discipline.
How you decided to do your fasting is up to you. There are different approaches depending on your ability and level. Some wants to be "hard core" and some have never done it.
We believe we have come up with a good level to introduce you of how we do it. This is our way that we like, it is a learning experience and what we have learnt during these three attempts, (2023 is our fourth go).
One important aspect and discussion is for us the virtue: Moderation.
We have come to realize that this virtue is fighting many of the deadly sins during the 40-days fasting. It becomes Moderation vs Excessive (excessive eating, drinking, shopping, or laziness).
The 40-day St. Martin Fast is between November 13 until December 22 and it leads up to the Ember days in December and finishes on the Feast Day of St. Frances Xavier.
The Ember days becomes a wonderful finish of the 40-days fasting as it leads up to vigil of the Nativitiy of Our Lord on Dec. 24.
“For never will anyone who says his Rosary every day
become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.
This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”
Twenty-fifth Rose,St. Louis de Montfort
We do NOT leave our Mother!
The Cross is the way to our Salvation.
Our Step-by-Step Rosary community partner Pray-Rosary.church offer Step-by-Step Rosary prayers in other languages than just English, such as:
Many versions are under online-construction and some are on purpose a lower level website, as we are finishing our Rosary booklets. And, as the booklets are in the final touch structure, we have not yet done all corrections that are necessary on our websites.
The Japanese and Portoguese versions are under local review and not even posted.
It has been an interesting October and November 2023 as the so called synod on synodality finished.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider wrote a new prayer for the Synod on Synodality and He encouraged us all to join together and pray.
Cardinal Müller, who participated in the Synod of Bishops, which included lay-people, considers the church to be in a "hostile take-over" situation, and, he ought to know what he is talking about as he was the Cardinal-Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) between 2012 - 2017.
Bishop Joseph Strickland was relieved from his duties shortly after the synod.
We are now in a diabolical dissorientation where everything now is an up-side-down structure. We have the advantage that we can seek refuge at the foot of the Cross of our Lord.
There is a thick smoke-screen in place, building a new distorted order, where the the seven deadly sins are in place instead of the seven virtues. The new world order is rather a new world in dis-order.
The attack on the Church, occurs from several angles and in particularly from the enemy of our enemy. Remember that God has a plan and can and most likely will chastice us. But, we have trained for several years now to be the soldier of Christ and to be in the service of our Lady.
The sound of silence or more so, the silence is deafening from the hierarchy and each cardinal, bishop and priest will have to face it when the days come meeting our creator, like all of us will. Bishops need to break the spells keeping them afraid.
Their job is to save souls ... but they risk their own eternity by keeping quiet.
O MARY, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
O Maria, sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis qui ad Te confúgimus.
O Maria sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis, qui confúgimus ad Te.
We have already been in the catacombs for quite some time...
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