Friday, September 12, 2014
On December 7, 1942, in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor which resulted in the death of over 3000 Americans, the nation of Japan opened a war with the United States which ended on August 15th, 1945. On September 11, 2001, the Islamic group al-Qaeda attacked New York City and Washington DC, resulting in nearly 3000 deaths. The attack on Pearl occurred the day before the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and that war ended definitively on the Solemnity of the Assumption. The 911 attack occurred on the day before the feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary.In the first instance, our nation was attacked by another nation; in the second instance, by a terrorist group. In both cases, the core principles of our nation were attacked by ideologies which are diametrically opposed. In both cases, Providence provided a reminder that we have access to Divine assistance. Pray the Rosary for peace!
Remember Oh Most Gracious, Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored thy help or sought Thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto Thee, Oh Virgin of Virgins, my Mother! To the do I come, before you I cry, sinful and sorrowful. Oh Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in Thy Mercy hear and answer me. Amen