A Call for a Rosary Novena

The Battle of Lepanto

Veronese:The Battle of Lepanto


Among the most important titles we have in the Catholic Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary are Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary. These titles can be traced back to one of the most decisive times in the history of the world and Christendom. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7 (date of feast of Our Lady of Rosary), 1571. This proved to be the most crucial battle for the Christian forces against the radical Muslim navy of Turkey. Pope Pius V led a procession around St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City praying the Rosary. He showed true pastoral leadership in recognizing the danger posed to Christendom by the radical Muslim forces, and in using the means necessary to defeat it. Spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and this more than anything was a battle that had its origins in the spiritual order—a true battle between good and evil.

Today we have a similar spiritual battle in progress—a battle between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, truth and lies, life and death. If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies of God—total collapse, economic, social, and national. The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation. God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception. This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church. If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English. A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death—unwanted, unborn children.

No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.

May God grant us the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and counsel to form our conscience in accordance with authentic Catholic teaching, and then vote that well-formed Catholic conscience.

God Bless You

Fr. John Corapi

EWTN: Broadcasting Award Winning Film on Monastic Life

Sun 10/26/08 9:00 PM ET & 6 PM PT
Thu 10/30/08 2:30 PM ET & 11:30 AM PT

EWTN will be broadcasting the award-winning film, Into Great Silence, Die Grosse Stille. The film spends a considerable amount of time documenting the daily lives of Carthusian monks at the Grande Chartreuse monastery located in the French Alps.  The Carthusian order was founded in 1084 by St. Bruno of Cologne, and follows the monastic Rule of St. Benedict. Access to these monasteries is extremely limited since the order is one of enclosed monastics. Due to this situation, the film provides a rare glimpse into the lives of these pious men.

True to its title, this film does not have either a narrator or a score. The only sounds are those coming from the natural sorroundings of the monastery, and the monks going about their daily lives, which includes praying the Divine Office, marking the passage of time.


Una Voce Announces Dedication of Infant of Prague

We are happy to announce that Fr. Matthew Tallarico from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, will be here on October 31st, at 7pm to offer a Sung Votive Mass and impart a blessing on our own statue of the Infant of Prague. The Institute has been recently given the status of a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right which means is now under the direct supervision of the Holy Father. For more information on the Ceremony of Pontifical Right, visit the Institute’s website.

This special Votive Mass and blessing has been arranged by our own Fr. Christopher Roberts, robertsc@olmc1.org,  and will take place at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. This Mass will also serve as an event for the Frassati Society of Catholic Young Adults chapter at OLMC.

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Donation Received

The St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community was pleased to received a magnificent statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel after Mass this past Sunday, October 5th. The donation came from Mary Sheiko, president of Una Voce Lafayette, who created the wonderful statue of Our Lady shown below.

Dozens of our members, together with the leadership of the Community, would like to thank Mary Sheiko for her kindness and excellent work.

If you are interested in ordering a statue, please contact Mary Sheiko via email at CatholicStatuesandArt@gmail.com or visit http://catholicstatuesandart.blogspot.com/.

SJBLMC Receives Beautiful Infant of Prague Statue

The St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community recently took delivery of one beautiful statue of the Infant of Prague. The statue was meticulously crafted by artist, Chris Hart of Grant Pass, Oregon, from hand cast molds. Chris uses a technique dating back to the Italian Renaissance, including the use of tempera based paints and glazes, as well as gold leaf for certain ornamentation. Plans are underway for the blessing of the Infant by a priest from the Institute of Christ the King. Please stay tuned to www.uvcarmel.org for more details.