“Our own belief is that the renovation of the world will be
brought about only by the Holy Eucharist.”
Pope Leo XIII
“In the Bread which came down from heaven, the family will
be able to find the support that will keep it united in the face
of today’s threats and will preserve it as a bastion of life,
steadfast against the culture of death.”
St. John Paul II
“Devotion to the Eucharist leads one to a devotion to life
and a devotion to life leads one to the Eucharist….
We receive our strength for our labors for life from the
Good News of Jesus Christ and from the Holy Eucharist.
This is the food that nourishes us for the tasks at hand….
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith
and respect for life is our faith’s first precept.”
Justin Cardinal Rigali
“Lord Jesus, I firmly believe that the Blessed Sacrament is Your very Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Senses cannot grasp this marvel. Faith, however, reaches beyond what the eyes can see and assures us that You are present. Grant, O Lord, that our faith in the Eucharist may also strengthen our ability to recognize the dignity of every human life. We know that the senses can fool us there as well. Some may not be attractive, others may seem too small, some may appear as less than human. But we, who can see You in the Sacred Host, can certainly see You in our brothers and sisters. We can also see You, O Lord, in the children in the womb. In a day when so many have forgotten these children, and dismiss them as less valuable than those who are born, grant that we may grow all the more convinced of their dignity and worth. Then grant, O Lord, that we may act accordingly. Amen”
Priests for Life
“The Family That Prays Together Stays Together” is a popular message of Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, the founder of Holy Cross Family Ministries who was best known as the “Rosary Priest.” Praying the daily Rosary together as a family whenever possible is a wonderful practise.
A Eucharistic bishop coined this message: “The Family That Adores Together Is Happy Together.” This is so true. All families are invited to make holy hours and visits before the Blessed Sacrament together and individually. One adoration chapel has an extended family covering many of the daily hours of Eucharistic adoration.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Mother of Life and the protectress of precious unborn children. She can also be invoked for the protection of precious unborn adoration sites that are in the mind of God already. She appeared miraculously on the coat of St. Juan Diego in Mexico, that has been preserved to this day.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe is pregnant. Our most pure Blessed Mother, conceived without original sin, was the First Tabernacle and the First Monstrance of the Word made Flesh, Jesus. God chose to remain and truly dwells with us in the Blessed Sacrament on earth in every Catholic Church throughout the world.
For pro-life, pro-family, pro-chastity/purity, pro-modesty efforts to be successful and effective, they need to be grounded in and supported by intense and unceasing prayer.
Fr. Jim Whalen of Priests for Life Canada started a perpetual adoration chapel in his parish. He wrote this article “Adoration: Radical Life Transformation” for the Priests for Life newsletter on building a Eucharistic Culture of Life:
Vigils of prayer and days for Life can also take place in our churches. God has the power to convert hearts and minds to become pro-life and stop murdering and doing evil. God will defeat anti-life principalities and powers of darkness. He sends them to hell.
Many would rather pray on the front lines in adoration in a safe church. Even pro-lifers who do like or feel called to stand on street corners, should pray before they set out in order to be protected from all the evil that is out there. This can be done at any parish or one with an existing adoration chapel. Pastors are asked to allow a vigil with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and have the pro-lifers Sign-Up for specific hours of prayer.
As souls fall into error and sin, spiritual activism is needed to build a Eucharistic Culture of Life. Let us pray that Our Heavenly Father will protect all from being led into temptations against Life and Love. We pray that all will be open to life and uphold the 5th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Murder.
Jesus told St. Faustina that every time a soul goes before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, an increase of God’s goodness, grace, love and mercy is poured out upon every soul. Tremendous power is released through Eucharistic Adoration to touch hearts and enlighten minds to respect, protect and defend life from it’s beginning at the moment of conception until natural death. Life, Love, Family and marital relations are sacred.
“A Holy Hour for Life: Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament for the Gospel of Life” by the US Bishops:
- Sample of a Faith and Family Prayer Group
A Eucharistic Siege of Jericho can take place before the Monstrance or Tabernacle. The Battle of Lepanto was won through praying the Rosary. Mary’s Immaculate Heart, perpetually united with and in the Heart of Jesus, will triumph. We can get on our knees for a while if possible, and pray in adoration for the protection of the unborn, the elderly, those tempted to commit suicide and the vulnerable.
- Priests for Life Holy Hour
A weekly international holy hour for life that can be listened to Online:
Consider having an annual outdoor Eucharistic Procession. It could be led by a local bishop. Any required city permits are obtained and police involvement where applicable is arranged in accordance with government legislation.
For success in pro-life endeavours, vigils with the following have been done and are effective:
- celebrate and have Masses offered;
- holy hours of Eucharistic Adoration,
- processions with the Blessed Sacrament;
- Confession; use of sacramentals;
- exorcism where necessary;
- displaying of images of Our Lady of Guadalupe;
- praying the Rosary, novenas, chaplets;
- recitation of deliverance prayers
- and fasting.
Blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, pregnant with the Word made Flesh, on December 12th!
Could you take one minute to pray this prayer now?
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Prayed by His Holiness St. John Paul II when visiting her Basilica (photo above) in Mexico, January 1979, during his first foreign trip as Pope:
O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church!, who from this place reveal your clemency and your pity to all those who ask for your protection, hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.
Mother of Mercy, Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, to you, who come to meet us sinners, we dedicate on this day all our being and all our love. We also dedicate to you our life, our work, our joys, our infirmities and our sorrows. Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples; for we entrust to your care all that we have and all that we are, our Lady and Mother. We wish to be entirely yours and to walk with you along the way of complete faithfulness to Jesus Christ in His Church; hold us always with your loving hand.
Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the Bishops, that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, of love and humble service of God and souls. Contemplate this immense harvest, and intercede with the Lord that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God’s mysteries.
Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings, with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the Son of God. Blessed Virgin Mary, protect our families, so that they may always be united, and bless the upbringing of our children.
Our hope, look upon us with compassion, teach us to go continually to Jesus and, if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him, by means of the confession of our faults and sins in the Sacrament of Penance, which gives peace to the soul.
We beg you to grant us a great love for all the holy Sacraments, which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth. Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our conscience, with our hearts free from evil and hatred, we will be able to bring to all true joy and true peace, which come to us from your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on us!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Universal Church, Foster Father of Jesus Christ, Terror of demons, Most Chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Perpetual Adorer, Pray for us!
All ye Holy Angels and Saints, watch over us and protect us!