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140th Meeting, October 8th, 2015
by
Fr. John Jimenez

Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church in San Francisco       


"Meditation is the soul of the Rosary. We identify ourselves with Mary to be formed by the Holy Spirit. We promote the Rosary on our apostolates and invite people by means of the Rosary into a relationship with the Lord. In all segments of society people have many activities. Catholics are spread into doing many things. We ought to concentrate on fundamentals to help people live out their call to serve the Lord. People have many things to do but we should focus on what is most primary. This year the Rosary Rally may not be as big because the Spanish Conference is postponed to another day this year. However, the rally has grown in seven years from just a handful of people participating to in recent years thousands. Remain focused on meditating on the Rosary and promoting the Rosary. In many of her apparitions Our Lady has called upon us to pray and meditate on the Rosary..."

 

  "Fr. Goode and Fr. Jimenez send their blessing to all in the San Francisco 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, in 2014, and now in 2015). 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. The Year of Faith is now officially ended, but Legion Evangelization will go on forever....

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 has concluded on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
Although the Year of Faith is officially over, every Legionary should read the Papal Document below.


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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