Global Men’s Rosary Crusade – Preparation for Battle
The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is fast approaching on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Once again, the annual Global Men’s Rosary Crusade held on the first Saturday of October will fall on this feast day. There has never been a greater need or time to pray the Rosary of our Lady and to enter a prayer crusade. With the moral fabric of our society crumbling and with so many abandoning the faith, we need good men, courageous men who will join Our Lady and prayer for the conversion of souls and make reparation.
WHY PREPARE spiritually for the Global Men’s Rosary Crusade?
Speaking on the Devotion of the Rosary, Pope Leo XIII in the encyclical said:
“This devotion, so great and so confident, to the august Queen of Heaven, has never shone forth with such brilliancy as when the militant Church of God has seemed to be endangered by the violence of heresy spread abroad, or by an intolerable moral corruption, or by the attacks of powerful enemies”. (1st September, 1883)
As any good soldier or even athlete will tell you, you must prepare for any battle or event. St Paul tell us that like every athlete who trains for a race, we have to prepare our bodies for the spiritual battle, practicing self-control and subduing our bodily appetites so they don’t overrun us:
“Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one. So I do not run aimlessly, nor do I box as though beating the air, but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.” (1 Cor 9:24-27)
We invite you all to join us in spiritual preparation, to prepare both in body and soul for this Global Rosary Crusade and great feast day. Just like the soldiers who boarded the ships in 1571 to man the Holy League of Nations, they prepared for battle under the instruction of Don Juan with fasting, confession, Mass and Rosary before the engaged the infidel in the Battle of Lepanto.
HOW TO prepare spiritually for the Global Men’s Rosary Crusade:
• Join us in praying the Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary novena starts Sept 29th
• Sacrament of Confession (first Friday of the month)
• Fast day before (October 6, 2023)
• Holy Mass (in the morning before the rosary)
• Daily recitation of the rosary
The battle is real and the enemies of Christ and the Church are on our doorsteps. We need to enter into this battle and we need to prepare. That is why we encourage you to participate in the good fight and prepare with our prayer initiatives this month, so that our recitation of the Rosary through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary will reach the her Son and Our Lord Jesus. Only the strength of common prayer and faith in the Lord will bring us good fruits.
Pope Leo XIII continues and encourages us to go out in force to piously recite the Rosary in public:
“Not only do we earnestly exhort all Christians to give themselves to the recital of the pious devotion of the Rosary publicly, or privately in their own house and family, and that unceasingly, but we also desire that the whole of the month of October in this year should be consecrated to the Holy Queen of the Rosary”.
Consecrate yourselves to Our Lady who will never fail you. Prepare for this crusade and great feast day. And have full confidence in her to obtain victory and to defeat the enemies of Christ and His Holy Catholic Church.
HOW TO PROMOTE THE MEN’S GLOBAL ROSARY CRUSADE
1. Approach your local parish priest to see if he can promote it to the men in your local parish; flyers attached (can be printed) and links to promo videos below.
2. Encourage other men to join us on the day, word of mouth is the most effective way.
3. Read and share “Global Men’s Rosary Crusade – Terrible as an Army in Battle Array”
Promo Video Links
Promo Flyer Links
Global_Flyer 01 Word document where you can edit time and locations details to suite your local needs.
Global Men’s Rosary Crusade 7 Oct_editable Word document editable another version.
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