Kevin B. McCarthy, J.D., S.T.L. For Our Lady of America
In The Name, The Heart, The Blood and The Divine Will of Our Lord Jesus Christ, through The Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of America, Greetings! This message communicates once again a prayer program (this one for 36 days in duration beginning on August 22nd) in support of the Catholic bishops of the United States of America doing the right thing and holding that solemn procession and permanent placement of the Our Lady of America statue into the National Shrine Church of The Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.
Today, many Christian faithful are already beginning a 54-day Novena of Holy Rosaries, and many are also confronting the news concerning the lack of purity in the clerical hierarchy of the Catholic Church for many years in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and otherwise throughout Holy Mother Church. Many, many, Christians have expressed a conviction that this situation may be due, in part, to a failure to respond to the request of Our Lady of America for that procession and placement of Her statue. In any event, for many reasons, many Christians cry out for this event with a real hope that it will release or trigger a great flow of Divine graces of purity which they believe Our Lady of America offered to the United States and to the World. See the approved message of Our Lady: https://docs.wixstatic. com/ugd/34849b_ab8b398c01fb41b598b32a78d1990389.pdf
Nonetheless, some may question the reason for this. How is it that the bishops could hope for such a widespread infusion of purity in the populace of the United States of America? We find the answer both in understanding how vast indeed is the love and intercessory power of Our Heavenly Mother and in what She stated as Our Lady of America in Her messages. On September 27, 1956, the day after She appeared for the first time as Our Lady of America, She said: “I desire to make the whole of America my shrine by making every heart accessible to the love of my Son.” The virtue of purity, the habit of living a pure life in the state of grace, is essential for a Christian actually to enter into such a close union with The Indwelling Trinity that The Blessed Virgin Mary can make their hearts consistently accessible to Her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is why She later declared: “I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives.” And, “I desire, through my children of America, to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations.”
How do we know that this procession and placement of the statue is so critical, that honoring the Mother of God in this way is essential? The visionary gives us the answer: “On the morning of November 15, 1956, Our Lady taught me this little prayer: ‘By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil.’ “Our Lady then asked me to draw a picture of her first appearance. She also requested a statue made according to this likeness and placed, after being solemnly carried in procession, in the Shrine of The Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. She wishes to be honored there in a special way as Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin.”
“On February 23, 1959, Our Lady came to me and admonished me to work on the ‘message’ as soon as possible so that it might be placed in the hands of the Bishops who would be responsible for its fulfillment.” And, Our Lady had already told the visionary in January 1957: “Tell the Bishops of the United States, my loyal sons, of my desires and how I wish them to be carried out.” Because the Shrine of The Immaculate Conception at Washington, D.C. is the property only of the Catholic bishops of the United States of America, they alone can satisfy this singular request of Our Lady of America for that procession and placement of the statue. Let us pray that the United States bishops do this no later than this Fall, 2018.
Please pray a Rosary each day (whenever possible in a Holy Hour before The Most Blessed Sacrament) in a 36-day novena beginning on Wednesday, August 22nd the Feast of The Queenship of Mary, through the Anniversary of the original appearance of Our Lady of America, Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 for the intention that the bishops of the United States will manage to hold a beautiful solemn procession of the Our Lady of America statue into the National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception yet this year, even doing so without much advance notice or publicity, placing that statue (which displays Her Immaculate Heart and the Lily of Purity) permanently in our National Marian Shrine Church at Washington dedicated to The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. Just as the immaculate and perfect purity of Our Lady was essential to Her becoming She Who actually physically carried God entirely within, so also is the virtue of purity essential to the rest of all Christians such that we can generally have The Most Holy Trinity spiritually dwelling within us. Let us overcome the widespread reports of evil by these prayers and by this advice from the Word of God:
“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
—Philippians 4:6–8 (R.S.V.)
“By Thy Holy & Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil!”
[emphasis added]