Marian Day, Cowwarr, Gippsland

The Most Holy Family invites you to come spend a day with us to celebrate Our Mother, Our Lady of Fatima.

Where: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Church Street, Cowwarr

When: Saturday 11 May 2018

Theme: St Jacinta: Reparation and Sacrifice

9am         Adoration & Confession.
10am       Benediction.
10:15am  Morning Tea.
11am        Speaker: Fr Ken Clark
11:45am  Procession and Crowning of Our Lady’s Statue.
12 noon  Holy Mass.
1pm         Lunch – BYO.
2pm        Speaker: Fr. Ken Clark.
3pm        The Divine Mercy Chaplet and Close.

Reparation/Redemptive Suffering:

Pope Pius XII spoke of this in his encyclical on the Mystical Body:

“In carrying out the work of redemption Christ wishes to be helped by the members of His Body. This is not because He is indigent or weak, but rather because He so willed it for the greater glory of His spotless Spouse. Dying on the Cross, He left to the Church the immense treasury of the Redemption. Towards this she (the Church) contributed nothing. But when those graces come to be distributed, not only does He share this task of sanctification with His Church, but he wants it, in a way, to be due to her action. What a deep mystery . . . that the salvation of many depends on the prayers and voluntary penances which the members of the Mystical Body offer for that intention, and on the assistance of pastors of souls and of the faithful, especially fathers and mothers of families, which they must offer to our divine Saviour as though they were His associates.”

St Jacinta had a tender and affectionate heart, but seized with fright at the sight of so many souls falling into the fire of Hell, she wished to make reparation in every possible way for their crimes, and obtain the grace of their conversion from the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She wanted to save them from eternal damnation at any price  : “Pray, pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them !” These words of Our Lady confirmed Jacinta in her ideal and primary objective. With an unlimited generosity, she was to give herself over to heroic prayer and sacrifice, for the conversion of sinners.

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