"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

As long as you are down there - on your knees making reparation for sacrilege - get your rosaries out and pray for Iraq ...

... pray the rosary every day.

Iraq crisis: al-Qaeda forces seize Mosul and Tikrit.

Story here.

"We are fighting devils and not ordinary people!" - said a police captain who fled from Tikrit to Samarra. - Source

The Pope said something we might find helpful to consider during this resurgence of violent persecution in Iraq:

Describing the ensuing persecution of the Church as “a calamity,” the pope said: “It will appear to be the triumph of the prince of this world, the defeat of God. It will seem as though he has taken over the world [and become] master of the world.” As for the persecuted Christians, he added, they are “a prophetic sign of what will happen to everyone.” - OSV From a homily 11/28/13

The devil prowls about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Christians flee Mosul - others surrounded.  Story here.


  1. Papa Francis...a voice that cries out in the wilderness. May the gracious Lord help us to take to heart what His faithful servant is telling us all.

    My Lady, ever Virgin...protect your little ones in Iraq, Syria, the entire Middle East! Please listen to their cries! Cover them with your precious mantle!
    St.Joesph! Lead them all to safety as you did when you took Mary and the baby Jesus under your protection and escaped certain death.

    I will be praying for all who are suffering so much. Too much...

  2. I am praying and hoping and want to cry now after reading this article. Let's keep praying and doing so most fervently and sincerely.



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