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Our Lady of America
 

I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives.

~The first words spoken by Our Lady of America, September 26, 1956


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This message is an expansion of the previous message of June 3, 2015 [Feast of Saint Kevin of Glendalough]. We ask that you consider doing the following three (3) things:

1. Continue to Pray
Until further notice, please simply join in praying The Rosary daily (and if you can, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy) for the U.S. Catholic Bishops to join with Header ImagePope Francis and have that solemn procession and permanent placement of the statue of Our Lady of America (depicted above) in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Washington, D.C. this September (2015) when Pope Francis visits there.

2. Form an Our Lady of America Prayer Group
Pray and consult other Christians interested in this approved devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary about forming a regular prayer group. Simply organize a prayer group to meet weekly (e.g., one evening, Saturday Morning after the Parish Mass, Sunday after Mass): Read one message each week and then recite The Rosary (either the daily Mystery or an entire 20-Decade Rosary); end with a period of conviviality and further discussion of the messages in light of current events, such as anti-abortion activities; upholding purity by traditional marriage, NFP, etc. . You may also wish to advise your pastor or bishop about the prayer group, or involve another holy priest in it.

3. Ask Pope Francis to Advocate and to Join in that Solemn Procession
Write a letter to Pope Francis in which you ask His Holiness to endorse personally the devotion to Our Lady of America and to invite the United States Catholic Bishops to join Him in the Solemn Procession and permanent placement of the statue of Our Lady of America into the Basilica of the National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception at Washington, D.C. when He visits that shrine church in September of this year (2015).


You should address your letter or postcard, as follows:

His Holiness, Pope Francis
c/o Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.A.
3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-3610

Ideas: Possible Points to Make in Your Letter or Postcard to His Holiness
(Please use your own thoughts and words; please do not just copy one of these!)

DRAFT #1 OF IDEAS (POINTS TO MAKE)—
Your Holiness (OR My dearest Pope Francis),

● Thank you for your ministry in the person of Our Lord Jesus Christ and for His Catholic Church.

● While I oppose the attack on the Christian family by the distortion of same-sex unions, abortion, artificial contraception, and other sinful manifestations of vice, I know that the path of Our Lord Jesus proceeds by way of conversion from sin and through prayer and the grace of virtuous human acts.

● Appearing as “Our Lady of America” here in the United States, The Blessed Virgin Mary has promised the grace of a nearly universal infusion of the Christian virtue of purity.

● To obtain this grace of purity for the people of the United States and of the whole world, Our Lady of America asked that the United States Catholic bishops carry Her statue in a solemn procession into the national Marian shrine at Washington, D.C. .

● This Christian virtue of purity is one of the most important invisible realities in the Catholic Church, among other spiritual realities like sin, other virtues and eternal life.

● This devotion to Our Lady of America received proper ecclesiastical approvals through Cincinnati Archbishop Paul Francis Leibold (1914-1972) here in the United States.

● Although I do understand that the Catholic bishops here in the United States of America have the primary responsibility to hold this solemn procession and permanent placement of the Our Lady of America statue, I am asking Your Holiness to use your leadership and take the personal initiative yourself to encourage these American bishops to join you directly in doing this public act when Your Holiness is also present at that National Marian Shrine in Washington, D.C.. Please take the lead and urge the U. S. Bishops to do this.

● Please encourage all of the United States Catholic bishops to join Your Holiness in this procession and placement of the statue of Our Lady of America during your visit this September at Washington, D.C..


With prayers and love for Your Holiness, Most respectfully,

DRAFT #2 OF IDEAS (POINTS TO MAKE)—

● A secular world nearly driven by lust and perversion has yielded many evils, including abortion, sodomite unions, and un-holy Eucharistic communions. We very much need chastity and self-control, especially among so many young people bereft of moral and religious formation. Without the Christian virtue of purity, many souls will not have chastity or self-control and they will be lost forever.

● However, before his death in 1972, the Catholic Archbishop of Cincinnati, The Most Reverend Paul F. Leibold, offered an answer to this problem by approving a devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady of America” as described on the EWTN internet site: http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/burkeolamer.HTM .

● Our Lady of America promised an outpouring of the grace of purity if the Catholic Bishops of the United States of America would, after a solemn procession, place her special image holding a Lily of Purity into that national Marian shrine at Washington, D.C.

● Since Your Holiness will be at this National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. this September, please encourage the U.S. Bishops to have that procession and placement of the statue take place with you when you visit.

● Although I do understand that the Catholic bishops here in the United States of America have the primary responsibility to hold this solemn procession and permanent placement of the Our Lady of America statue, I am asking Your Holiness to use your leadership and take the personal initiative yourself to encourage these American bishops to join you directly in doing this public act when Your Holiness is also present at that National Marian Shrine in Washington, D.C.. Please urge the U. S. Bishops to do this.

● We pray for Your Holiness daily and we will now pray especially hard that Your Holiness has the good sense to encourage the American bishops to accomplish this solemn procession of the Our Lady of America statue while you can participate this September at Washington, D.C. .

Most respectfully,


DRAFT #3 OF IDEAS (POINTS TO MAKE)—

● Thank you for your ministry in the person of Our Lord Jesus Christ and for His Catholic Church.

● The secular world now confronts the Catholic Church with an array of heathen amoral values, including the distortion of human sexuality, marriage and normal family life. God gave us these beautiful gifts, even after The Fall of Adam and Eve—“Male and Female He made them.”

● I oppose the attack on the Christian family by the distortion of same-sex unions, abortion, artificial contraception, and other sinful manifestations of vice, and I know that the path of Our Lord Jesus proceeds by way of conversion from sin and through prayer and the grace of virtuous human acts.

● Realities are important, especially those “things visible and invisible” as we pray in the Credo at Mass. Actually, the most important religious “realities” are those which are invisible to us humans, including “The Holy Trinity” and “virtue”.

● The Christian virtue of purity is one of the most important invisible realities in the Catholic Church. Without it, the human race cannot restore regular order to marriage and family life, or recognize the indwelling Trinity in others very well.

● The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared as “Our Lady of America” here in the United States, and She has promised the grace of a nearly universal infusion of the Christian virtue of purity, if the United States Catholic bishops carry Her particular statue in which She holds lily in a solemn procession into the national Marian shrine at Washington, D.C. .

● This devotion to Our Lady of America received proper ecclesiastical approvals through Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Paul Francis Leibold (1914-1972) here in the United States.

● Although I do understand that the Catholic bishops here in the United States of America have the primary responsibility to hold this solemn procession and permanent placement of the Our Lady of America statue, I am asking Your Holiness to use your leadership and take the personal initiative yourself to encourage these American bishops to join you directly in doing this public act when Your Holiness is also present at that National Marian Shrine in Washington, D.C.. Please take the lead in the procession and urge the U. S. Bishops to do this.

With prayers and love for Your Holiness,
Most respectfully,


DRAFT #4 OF IDEAS (POINTS TO MAKE)—

● The Church and the World need the Christian virtue of purity, a reality which we can obtain through a special intercession of Our Lady of America.

● Under this title (Our Lady of America), The Blessed Mother Mary asked for a solemn procession with her special statue by the U. S. bishops into our National Marian Shrine at Washington, D.C. .
● Although I do understand that the Catholic bishops here in the United States of America have the primary responsibility to hold this solemn procession and permanent placement of the Our Lady of America statue, I am asking Your Holiness to use your leadership and take the personal initiative yourself to encourage these American bishops to join you directly in doing this public act when Your Holiness is also present at that National Marian Shrine in Washington, D.C.. Please urge the U. S. Bishops to do this.

● Your Holiness should lead this procession and deposit of the statue of Our Lady of America when you come to that Shrine of The Immaculate Conception in September 2015.

● Thank you and know that I will be praying for you and your intentions.

● Hoping to see Your Holiness in that procession of the Our Lady of America statue,

With the utmost respect,


DRAFT #5 OF IDEAS (POINTS TO MAKE)—

● Thank you, Your Holiness, for all the hard work you have done since you became Pope. We pray that you will please Jesus with the help of Mother Mary.

● The Blessed Virgin Mary is important to the invisible reality of Christian purity which has some similarity to her character as The Immaculate.

● She appeared to an Austrian-American nun in 1956 as Our Lady of America and the Archbishop of Cincinnati approved this devotion.

● The Blessed Mother wants that special statue which shows both Her Immaculate Heart and Her holding a Lily of Purity carried by the U.S. Bishops in a solemn procession and put permanently in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Washington, D.C. .

● Although I do understand that the Catholic bishops here in the United States of America have the primary responsibility to hold this solemn procession and permanent placement of the Our Lady of America statue, I am asking Your Holiness to use your leadership and take the personal initiative yourself to encourage these American bishops to join you directly in doing this public act when Your Holiness is also present at that National Marian Shrine in Washington, D.C. in September 2015.

● Please get this procession and putting the statue into our Marian Shrine done along with all the U.S. Bishops when you visit there this September.


By Thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil!


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