In November over 30,000 Irish People gathered at our coasts to pray the rosary to preserve Life & Faith in Ireland. Now we turn to our Mass Rocks and Ancient Monastic Sites, on[...]
In November over 30,000 Irish People gathered at our coasts to pray the rosary to preserve Life & Faith in Ireland. Now we turn to our Mass Rocks and Ancient Monastic Sites, on Sunday March 18th, at 2.30pm, to pray the rosary, and ask our deceased brethren, who risked their lives for the faith, to intercede for Ireland. Sign up a location at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie.
The Supreme Court’s decision that the unborn baby is not a child in constitutional law and that the only right he or she has in Ireland is the right to life in the 8th Amendment is incorrect at every level. It is an urgent call for heroic sacrifice and prayer both private and public.
The following is a note about the importance of coming together at the places where our ancestors…. saints and holy souls prayed and sacrificed to pass on the faith to future generations.
In Ireland, North and South we are in a life and death struggle to protect life and preserve faith. Although this struggle has obvious political, social and especially philosophical dimensions, it is first and foremost a spiritual battle. “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Bearing this in mind, a lot of preparation has gone into the prayer sheet for the day. We invoke the assistance of St Patrick and all the Irish saints and Holy Souls. In Sacred Scripture we see the importance of placing our holy ancestors in faith before God, when asking for a great and undeserved Grace from Him.
Exodus 32:1-20 While Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments, the Israelites turned to idolatry.
“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, ‘Go down now, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have apostatised. They have been quick to leave the way I marked out for them; they have made themselves a calf of molten metal and have worshipped it and offered it sacrifice. “Here is your God, Israel,” they have cried “who brought you up from the land of Egypt!”’ the Lord said to Moses, ‘I can see how headstrong these people are! Leave me, now, my wrath shall blaze out against them and devour them; of you, however, I will make a great nation.’
But Moses pleaded with the Lord his God. ‘Lord,’ he said ‘why should your wrath blaze out against this people of yours whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with arm outstretched and mighty hand? Why let the Egyptians say, “Ah, it was in treachery that he brought them out, to do them to death in the mountains and wipe them off the face of the earth”? Leave your burning wrath; relent and do not bring this disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, your servants to whom by your own self you swore and made this promise: I will make your offspring as many as the stars of heaven, and all this land which I promised I will give to your descendants, and it shall be their heritage for ever.’ So the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.” Another example is Daniel 3:25, 34-43
Another aspect of the prayer programme is the renewal of Ireland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart. March 18th, Passion Sunday is the 145th anniversary of Ireland’s solemn consecration.
The programme includes an acceptance of Jesus as King of Ireland. For this we use the formula given to Rozalia Celak in an apparition approved by the Polish bishops. Rozalia will be beatified this year. Our Lord promised to spare Poland from the devastation of WWII if the consecration was made. It was not. However on the Feast of Christ the King 2016 the bishops of Poland with the country’s president made the solemn consecration declaring “Jesus King of Poland”.
Please come to one of the many prayer location and pray with us at 2:30pm, Sunday March 18. If you cannot get to a location please join us wherever you are.
In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, through the intercession of Ireland’s saints, holy souls, the angels, Our Lady, St Joseph, Jesus King of Ireland will grant the great miracle of Life and Faith.