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Archived Allocutio of the San Francisco Senatus 105th Meeting, November, 2012
by
  
Br. Ando Perlas
     President of the SF Senatus
 


"The doctrine of the Mystical Body is central to our Catholic Faith.  The Church has many parts; every one of us has a different role to play – always for the Glory of God.  What is the role of the Legion of Mary?  Frank Duff said it is the salvation of souls.  Christ needs us to save others in his salvific mission, which can only happen in union with Mary as mediatrix of all graces.  The feasts of All Saints and All Souls talk to us of the Communion of Saints, which is ultimately united, with the teaching of the Mystical Body of Christ.  There is the Church Triumphant, the Church Suffering, and the Church Militant.  All do their parts so that all can be saved.  We all pray for the poor souls in purgatory.  The saints pray for us to do our apostolic duty.  All members should read this section of the handbook many times.  The special function of the Legion in the Mystical Body is to guide, console and enlighten others.  We have to help others to come back to God.  We Legionaries bring Christ, the light, to those in darkness."

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  (Quote from the June Allocutio, by Fr. Goode)

 "The year of Faith, Porta Fide, declared by Pope Benedict, begins on October 11th, 2012. (This is two days prior to our Rosary Rally, which will be held in UN Plaza in San Francisco, on October 13th). The Porta Fide is the beginning of a new evangelization. Once again, I ask that you read the Pope's Apostolic Letter - [a link to his online document is here Porta Fidei and below on this page]. It is especially important for us to evangelize those who have abandoned the Faith, and walked away, and we know that this involves so many people in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We Legionaries must build bridges to those who have wandered away. I'd like to recommend some books, which will help in building bridges. One is Mathew Kelly's Rediscovering Catholicism, which is motivational, and the second is Catholicism, by Fr. Robert Barron, which explains the faith to intellectuals who have distanced themselves from the Church." Also, let me recommend another book on evangelization, by Diane Moczar, “Converts and Kingdoms.  You can also read True Devotion online, Link, or, if you want to purchase the book, True Devotion, or for Kindle, Link     If you would like to purchase True Devotion in Spanish  Link.  *

The Books recommended by Fr. Goode are available online at e.g., Amazon.com, in both paperback and hardbound
copies.

*   Note: sfsenatus.com does not promote any commercial website, or online bookstore, or any other commercial business or entity, and does not receive any monies for recommendations. The sources sited are for your convenience, and the items are available from many other sources.
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The Church in Ireland hosted the worldwide 50th International Eucharistic Congress

                                             June 10th to 17th, 2012, in Dublin,

Young people were especially invited and sought after.
The Theme was: The Eucharist: Communion with Christ, and with One Another
Also of great significance was A New Evangelization, particularly important for the renewal of the Church in Ireland.
The Legion of Mary played an important role in the last Dublin Eucharistic Congress, in 1932.
The size of a Eucharistic Congress can be judged by the fact that 3000 volunteers were needed for this event.
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With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

The Apostolic Letter on the Year of Faith, Porta Fidei, by Pope Benedict XVI, can be found online.
                            Fr. Goode asks that you read this important document!

                                          (Click on the link Below, to call up the document).         
                                                                            Porta Fidei

  Please continue praying for
                    Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplains, and Priests everywhere                           
 
 
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