Fr. Rostand: An ongoing spirit of Crusade!
Fr. Rostand outlines the forthcoming Rosary Crusade what the USA District will be doing to promote it—such as the traveling Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the SSPX's chapels.
December 8, 2014
We are invited to a new Rosary Crusade from January 1, 2014 to the Feast of Pentecost (June 8, 2014). This is an occasion to revive our devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A Rosary Crusade is a spiritual expedition or campaign to obtain special blessings and graces from God. Here are the goals:
- To implore from the Immaculate Heart of Mary a special protection for the traditional apostolate;
- For the return to Tradition within the Church;
- For the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the consecration of Russia.
In addition to saying the rosaries we are invited to special generosity, for example:
- Prayer and penance as asked for at Fatima;
- Sanctification through the duty of state;
- A spirit of sacrifice in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
We need an ongoing spirit of Crusade, to renew our spiritual life, to participate in this triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to obtain from God a blossoming of His Church, to be protected in danger.
With that in mind, at the end of this Rosary Crusade on the Feast of Pentecost, we will have a statue of Our Lady of Fatima starting a pilgrimage across the District of the United States of America to maintain in us the crusader spirit and call many others to join us.
This Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady will be taken from chapel to chapel all around the country. On that occasion, a Marian mission in honor of her Immaculate Heart will be held in order to form in our hearts a true and profound devotion to her.
Sure of your generous and enthusiastic response to this great cause, I am most happy to bless your efforts for the greater glory of God and of our Beloved Mother.
In the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Fr. Arnaud Rostand