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Archived Allocutio of the San Francisco Senatus 117th Meeting, November 7th, 2013
Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus

"The Church celebrates the lives of the many, and the Saints, in November. There is first, All Saints day, then All Souls Day. There are two important days for Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Graces, and the Presentation. Near the end of the month, there is the Feast of Christ the King, which will complete the end of the Year of Faith. The Scripture readings in November speak of the End of the World, and also, that we are all just passing through this life, as we realize on All Souls day, where we pray for every human soul, from the beginning of time. Next,, falls Advent and the coming of Christmas.
To celebrate and conclude the Year of Faith, at the end of November, I would encourage meditation on the concluding Prayer of the Legion of Mary, which mentions Faith five times..."

In the past, a PPC was held each year in Salt Lake City - this was requested by Frank Duff himself. The Legion needs to continue to spread the Faith, in Utah, and around the world. It is the responsibility of the SF Senatus to carry out this work in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Alaska...

                                   (Before leaving, Fr. Goode gave his blessing to Senatus)

Although the Year of Faith is now officially over, the Legion of Mary will continue its works of Evangelization around the world, without ceasing, for the years to come.

  (Fr. Goode, on the Importance of the Year of Faith, Porta Fide)

 "The year of Faith, Porta Fide, declared by (Emeritus) Pope Benedict, began on October 11th, 2012. (This was two days prior to our annual Rosary Rally, which was first 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.,, in both paperback and hardbound

*   Note: 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.

With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith, which began 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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