A Triduum of Prayer: January 20-22
With events that are unfolding against pro-life in our country, Catholics should put the power of OUR ROSARY to work, beginning on January 20 and ending on January 22, “National Sanctity of Life Day”, pray your rosary to help our country!
Sometimes, the sense of evil is palpable. Sometimes it is visible, not in hideous demons running down the street before your very eyes, but in the actions and words of those you interact with, whether online, television, or in person.
The words I pray to Our Lady, asking her protection, for “you are more powerful than all hell together,” the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel bring all of today’s events into focus. We are truly in a battle between good and evil, between life and death, if you will. A battle for souls.
There is only one remedy at hand: Prayer. The Rosary, Divine Mercy, Adoration, for our nation and for ourselves. So be about your Christian duty before God and man and pray.
Wednesday, January 20.
Feast of St. Fabian and Feast of St. Sebastian (patron of soldiers).
Inauguration day. Pray for our country. Pray to the Immaculate Conception, our patroness, for her protection, her guidance. The enmity between her and the serpent is before us. Beg for her hand to overshadow us with grace.
Thursday, January 21.
Feast of St. Agnes, patroness of the Children of Mary.
Pray in reparation for sin. At Fatima, Our Lady begged for the Rosary to be said in reparation for sins and the conversion of sinners. Too long has this been abandoned. Pray in reparation for the sins held deep in the hearts of so many. Fast. Sacrifice. Beg for the mercy of God upon us.
Friday, January 22.
Traditional feast of St. Anastasius. Traditional feast of St. Vincent of Saragossa.
The anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade abortion decision. Bring the little babies in danger of death to the Lord. Pray for mothers, pray for abortionists in the past, now, and to come, for the lives of the innocents will be under siege, if anything written about the platforms and plans of the incoming administration members carries any truth.
The President also issued a Proclamation declaring January 22 to be the National Sanctity of Life day (quoted below). May God magnify this effort and make it bring fruit!
We must do our part, as Our Lady asked of us, though: Stay the course, Divine Mercy and the Rosary, our two towers.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins.
Save us from the fires of hell,
lead all souls to heaven,
especially those in most need of thy mercy.
January 22 is also a “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”. President Trump issued a proclamation on January 18, 2021:
Every human life is a gift to the world. Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God. The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.
This month, we mark nearly 50 years since the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives. But strong mothers, courageous students, and incredible community members and people of faith are leading a powerful movement to awaken America’s conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care. Because of the devotion of countless pro-life pioneers, the call for every person to recognize the sanctity of life is resounding more loudly in America than ever before. Over the last decade, the rate of abortions has steadily decreased, and today, more than three out of every four Americans support restrictions on abortion.
Since my first day in office, I have taken historic action to protect innocent lives at home and abroad. I reinstituted and strengthened President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City Policy, issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title Ten taxpayer funding, and took action to protect the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor. My Administration has protected the vital role of faith-based adoption. At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. Just a few months ago, our Nation also joined 32 other countries in signing the Geneva Consensus Declaration, which bolsters global efforts to provide better healthcare to women, protect all human life, and strengthen families.
As a Nation, restoring a culture of respect for the sacredness of life is fundamental to solving our country’s most pressing problems. When each person is treated as a beloved child of God, individuals can reach their full potential, communities will flourish, and America will be a place of even greater hope and freedom. That is why it was my profound privilege to be the first President in history to attend the March for Life, and it is what motives my actions to improve our Nation’s adoption and foster care system, secure more funding for Down syndrome research, and expand health services for single mothers. Over the past 4 years, I have appointed more than 200 Federal judges who apply the Constitution as written, including three Supreme Court Justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. I also increased the child tax credit, so that mothers are financially supported as they take on the noble task of raising strong and healthy children. And, recently, I signed an Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children, which defends the truth that every newborn baby has the same rights as all other individuals to receive life-saving care.
The United States is a shining example of human rights for the world. However, some in Washington are fighting to keep the United States among a small handful of nations — including North Korea and China — that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks. I join with countless others who believe this is morally and fundamentally wrong, and today, I renew my call on the Congress to pass legislation prohibiting late-term abortion.
Since the beginning, my Administration has been dedicated to lifting up every American, and that starts with protecting the rights of the most vulnerable in our society — the unborn. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we promise to continue speaking out for those who have no voice. We vow to celebrate and support every heroic mother who chooses life. And we resolve to defend the lives of every innocent and unborn child, each of whom can bring unbelievable love, joy, beauty, and grace into our Nation and the entire world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 22, 2021, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home. And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
DONALD J. TRUMPProclamation on National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2021
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