Letter #83, 2021, Wednesday, Aug 11: Viganò

    St. Michael the Archangel (link). Pope Leo XIII — Pope in the years after the Papal States, in 1870, had been lost to the Holy See — wrote a prayer to the Archangel Michael in 1884, asking him to “defend us in battle.” The Letter to the Ephesians urges Christians to persist in prayer while engaging in the inevitable spiritual battle for good and against evil, saying: “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same spiritual battle, recalling before our eyes in this context the image of St. Michael the Archangel (cf. Revelation 12:7)    

    “It is our sacred duty to unite ourselves to the spiritual battle, aligning ourselves without hesitation under the banners of Christ our King and Mary our Queen.”—Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in a letter written today, but dated tomorrow, August 12, the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi. The archbishop invites all Catholic bishops and priests to make Saturday, August 14 — the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption, August 15 — a day of prayer and fasting. The archbishop, echoing an appeal he made last year on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020, just after all the churches were closed due to the virus, further invites all priests and bishops to join with him in reciting the exorcism of Leo XIII at 12 noon (Rome time) on August 14, Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption

    “The secularized world, and along with it not a few Shepherds, will be able to mock this appeal and the Exorcism itself, considering it the legacy of a past to be cancelled along with the Faith of our fathers. But we know well that, although we are unworthy sinners, a power has been given to us by Our Lord which terrorizes the Gates of Hell and its servants.” —Archbishop Viganò, in the same appeal, released this evening

Praise the Lord

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