Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Prayers Needed

The last week or so has been a fairly difficult one; confusion seems to follow confusion, and I've had to do a lot of soul searching... As Fr Tim joked to me on facebook, if we go too far into ourselves, what we could find might be quite dangerous.

I'm going to start a Novena today, if you would like to join in, please do. You can follow the Novena Here.

I'm going to be offering this novena for a few personal intentions, but I want to especially offer it for guidance of the pro-life movement just now. We are in a crucial time in the history of the movement in this country and I'm afraid if we don't do something quickly, we're going to collapse in on ourselves.

What we have to remember is that we are fighting for Human Life, not only for their lives, but for the meaning of Human Life itself, for the dignity of human life and for the protection of that life from conception to it's natural end. We are not fighting for high places in the Church or society or for personal reputation... We are not fighting because we want to go down in history as great people, and great saints. We are fighting because we want to uphold the sanctity of all human life and through a deep conviction that we cant stand by why our brothers and sisters are sacrificed because of a distorted notion that 'choice' is the highest value of a free and civilised society.

So as the month of May draws to a close, I think it's appropriate we begin this in honour of Our Lady, the Mother of God.

Remember O most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored thine help or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin, of Virgins my mother. To Thee I come, before Thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but hear and answer me, Amen

1 comment:

Berenike said...

there's a great quote in Augustine (I think) about the uncounted/unplumbed depths of the human heart - in the Fr Finigan sense - it's just one never-ending tangle. Unholy complexity :-)

I wish I could remember that quote, I could do with it now meself. Drat.