2013-2015 State Regent: Rose Holschlag
September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows
Why has the Catholic Church traditionally dedicated the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows? The answer is simple: The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows falls right in the middle of the month, on September 15. But how was that date chosen? Because the day before, September 14, is the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.
Like many of the lesser-known Marian feasts, the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows is tied to an event in the life of her Son. On September 14, we celebrate the instrument of Christ's victory over death; and the next day, we remember the suffering of Mary as she stood at the foot of the Cross and witnessed the torture and death of her Son. We are also reminded of Simeon's words to Mary (Luke 2:34-35) at the Presentation of the Lord-that a sword would pierce her soul.
Through these prayers for September, we can unite ourselves to Mary in her sorrow, in the hope that we will one day also share her joy in the triumph of her Son.
WE PRAY FOR OUR POPE
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POPE FRANCIS MAKES A REQUEST:
Weep not for what you have lost,
fight for what you have.
Weep not for what is dead,
fight for what was born in you.
Weep not for the one who abandoned you,
fight for who is with you.
Weep not for those who hate you,
fight for those who want you.
Weep not for your past,
fight for your present struggle.
Weep not for your suffering,
fight for your happiness.
With things that are happening to us, we begin to learn that nothing is impossible to solve, just move forward.
THE HOLY FATHER MAKES A REQUEST FOR PRAYERS THAT GOD PROTECTS HIM AND GIVES HIM FORCES TO MEET THIS DIFFICULT TASK .... SO BE IT!!
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Remember in Prayer
All our DD's, Regents and any others who are encountering health problems.
The mother of our National Director, Vickie Feist,
and the entire Feist family for the increased health
of their mother.
The parents of Betty Pratt (state secretary), Darlene Moritz (state vice regent) and Sheila Graham (state treasurer) who are encountering health issues.
Pope Francis and his family who have recently experienced tragic deaths in their family.
Jeanne Sadler, regent of Court #1926 of Cascade, whose husband is facing serious illness.
Henley Anne, the newborn great niece of our state first vice regent, Darlene Moritz, who is struggling for her life.