Saturday, December 17, 2005

Novena, Part II

"Well it looks like we've found the first grace of the novena. I got a homily out of it." - Rev. William Byrne, Catholic Chaplain at the University of Maryland

Great news! Fr. Byrne, a great friend and supporter of the Crusade (he offered a Mass for us on the feast of St. John of the Cross, in which his homily was very supportive of us), gave a homily on the presence of Jesus in the womb of Mary at the vigil Mass of the 4th Sunday of Advent tonight. In his homily he spoke of the need to remember that God gives us all graces, and that we should first be dependent upon him, just as Christ was dependent upon Mary for sustenance in her womb. He spoke of the humanity of the child in the womb, with very clear pro-life undertones.

Please offer a prayer of thanksgiving for Fr. Byrne's support (he is leading the Novena after the Masses here at the UMD campus) and continue to pray that Catholics will return to the Lord this Advent.

PS. Please encourage your priest to offer a Mass for the success of the Crusade.

PPS. I'm sure the guys at Unborn Jesus would have loved to have heard Fr. Byrne's homily.


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