Monday, February 7, 2011

A Time of Renewal, Refocusing, and New Direction!


+JMJ

Dear Friends in Christ,

As you have seen, updates on this blog have been few and far between due to lack of time to devote to this project.

May of you have inquired regarding the current status of the Rosarians and have asked what can be done in order to assist in the development of this much needed missionary charism...

First a little background history on the project:

The creators of the idea of the Rosarians of the Poor Christ and the founders of this blog first came together as seminarians in 2006-2007 while studying together. Over the last couple of years, they have spread out across the country, each following his own vocational path, and yet remaining committed to the New Evangelization and the rural U.S. Home Missions. The blog has remained infrequently updated while its author re-focused on his own faith journey.

During the time since the blog was first created, its author has been greatly edified to experience all the traffic and interest the project has created, not only from the laity in general, but in a particular way from those expressing interest in serving the Rosarians of the Poor Christ as a religious if and when the society would come into existence.

As a result, after prayer and reflection, the author has decided to turn the current main focus of the blog into developing a spiritual fraternity supporting Catholic rural life and the U.S. Home Missions. This "Spiritual Society of the Merciful Savior," aims to be the starting point, which God willing, will lead to the actual establishment of the Rosarians of the Poor Christ as a Society of Apostolic Life, at some point in the future!

The author is currently in the process of developing a personal program of studies and manual of prayers for the spiritual society, and will upload those as soon as they are complete.

Your input, questions and suggestions are always appreciated.

God love you!

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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!

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Faith of Our Fathers

Ora et Labora

Ora et Labora

A PRAYER FOR THE COUNTRY FAMILY

WE BELIEVE that:

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 PROCLAIM that:

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.

PRAYER IN HONOR OF SAINT ISIDORE

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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