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Archived Allocutio of the San Francisco Senatus 116th Meeting, October 10th, 2013
by
Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus



"This a good sign for the Legion of Mary in Oregon - the Spiritual Director of the Rogue Valley Curia has been made a Bishop...Since San Francisco is a favorite tourist destination, we need to reach out to them, and for this, we need to prepare literature in different languages, for example, in Chinese...The feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the name of our Parish, was on October 4th, and of course we had a huge celebration. St. Francis had an especial devotion to Our Lady, as does the Franciscan Order. Every building needs a blueprint, and our blueprint for the Legion of Mary is Our Lady. At Vatican II, the Council fathers stated that Our Lady is a type or figure of the Church...She is the Virgin made Church.["By reason of the gift and role of her divine motherhood, by which she is united with her Son, the Redeemer, and with her unique graces and functions, the Blessed Virgin is also intimately united to the Church. As St. Ambrose taught, the Mother of God is a type of the Church in the order of faith, charity, and perfect union with Christ"...from Vatican II ] As we meditate on Our Lady, we enter more deeply into the Incarnation of God made man. Fr. Frederick Miller said that the Vatican II is pure De Montfort. The blueprint for restoring and building the Church is Mary, and this month, the month of Her Rosary, is a chance to unite with Our Lady"

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

  (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., 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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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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