Sunday, September 14, 2008

A reflection upon our present and future plans!

Dear Friends,
For some time now, I have been reflecting upon the ideas behind the Rosarians. From your feedback and our prayers, at this time I would like to reorganize the charism a bit...

Right now I am leaning towards more emphasis on a mission retreat center & chapel for evangelization and vocational discernment with homesteading families surrounding the mission.

Does any of you remember the 1993/1994 tv series & later movies called "Christy" based on Catherine Marshall's book? It tells the tale of a young idealistic teacher, Christy Huddleston, who journeys from the big city of Ashville NC, to a small remote mission in the Smoky Mountains called Cutter Gap, circa 1912. I have the seasons on DVD, as a child remember watching this beautiful Christian show. It is truly a must-see for anyone dreaming of living a simple life and needing some motivations towards doing the Lord's work.

The home missions are calling! How will you respond?

Please feel free to leave suggestions, etc.!

A Day of Thanksgiving!

Dear Friends,

Today we give thanks to almighty God on this Feast of the Exultation of the Cross, especially for the 1-year anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's Moto Proprio, allowing the free use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (also known as the Tridentine Latin Mass)!

Our prayers are with the victims of Hurricane Ike!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Musings on a Sunny Sunday

The need for a return to a simpler, more rural, and agricultural life is needed now more than ever... I believe in the future of plain Catholic homesteading and hope you do too!

This post will be updated tomorrow, but I'm a bit too tired to continue right now!

May the Lord watch over us as we sleep, that awake we may keep watch in Christ, and asleep, rest in His peace!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Return to Blogging

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your patience while I have been away on a blogging sabbatical! Much discernment continues regarding the Rosarians of the Poor Christ and its future plans! I humbly continue to beg your prayers and will be updating the site tomorrow with a new reflection!

In His Service!

What's Your Mission?

-Do you have a pioneering and adventurous spirit?

-Can you "rough-it?"

-Do you desire to win souls to the one true Faith?

-Do the examples of the North American Martyrs and missionary saints inspire you?

-Do you desire to give your youth and your all to Christ through His Blessed Mother?

Then God may be calling you to convert America & serve the poor in the mountains with the Rosarians of the Poor Christ!

Ad Jesum per Mariam!

Two Wonderful & Inspirational Short Videos for You!

Faith of Our Fathers

Ora et Labora

Ora et Labora



Farming is a noble Christian occupation. The farm home is a most suitable place to rear a Christian family. The good earth is the greatest material gift of God to man.

WE KNOW that:
In this vocation we country people work closely with God in producingthe essential elements of life.

By making ourselves aware of the special graces and opportunities of thisway of life, and by cooperating with them, we and our families can mostreadily give glory to God and grow in holiness and happiness.

The earth returns greatest honor to God when through our care and labor,it brings forth an abundance for our family's needs and those of society, forthis generation and for those to come.


We will strive always to appreciate and hold fast to the spiritual values ofour vocation and to prevent the materialism of this age from blinding us tothem.

We will model our homes on that of Nazareth; by working, learning,playing, and especially praying together we will strengthen our faith inGod and our mutual love and unity; we will fulfill our obligation to be goodneighbors, faithful parishioners, loyal and active citizens.

We will regard our land as God's land; as stewards of His bounty we will conserve and improve it so that it will increasingly continue to give gloryto Him.

WE PRAY that:

Through God's grace we may have wisdom and strength to grow constantly in the virtues necessary for holy rural living: Faith, Hope firmly founded in knowledge of God's wisdom and providence, Love, Patience with the slow deliberate cycle of seasonsand years, Fortitude, Temperance, Compassion, Mercy, Zeal. Amen.

WE GIVE THANKS O GOD, source and giver of all things, who manifests Your infinite majesty, power and goodnessin the earth about us,we give You honor and glory.

For the sun and rain, for the manifold fruits of our fields,for the increase of our herds and flocks,we thank You.

For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace,we are grateful. Supreme Lord of the harvest, graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil, in union with Christ Your Son,as atonement for our sins, for the growth of Your Church, for peace and charity in our homes, for salvation to all. Amen.


O GOD, who taught Adam the simple art of tilling the soil,and who through Jesus Christ, the true vine, revealed yourself the husbandman of our souls, deign, we pray, through the merits of blessed Isidore, to instill into our hearts a horror of sin and a love of prayer, so that, working the soil in the sweat of our brow, we may enjoy eternal happiness in heaven, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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