(Sharing this reminder via Fr. Richard Heilman from his site: Roman Catholic Man. ~Beckita)
“The Lord will give strength to his people: the Lord will bless his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11)
“We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.”
President Ronald Reagan
ANNOUNCEMENT: “Peace Through Strength Challenge” July 16-August 15
Beginning Monday, July 16 (Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) and leading up August 15 (Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption) …
Fr. Richard Heilman of “Roman Catholic Man”
Sam Guzman of “Catholic Gentleman”
Doug Barry of “Battle Ready”
Major Jeff Heller
… will be joining forces to lead what we believe is the most important challenge of our times.
There is a lot at stake in our world. Powerful, diabolical forces are stopping at nothing to throw everything they have at whatever is good, holy and Godly in our society. They are doing everything possible to tear down the moral fabric of our society, seeking the ruin of our souls and the souls of our loved ones. We. Need. To. Respond! We need to be well-trained and well-formed so that we can engage this battle.
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI said, “The real problem at this moment of our history is that God is disappearing from the human horizon and, with the dimming of the light which comes from God, humanity is losing its bearings, with increasingly evident destructive effects.” We all see this; we know this is going on. What is needed is warrior minded individuals – God loving, God fearing, Rosary praying, Sacrament receiving Catholics who have the courage to step in the fight; to engage the battle; to say “I’m Going In!”
Bishop Thomas Olmsted made an impassioned appeal to men in his Apostolic Exhortation, “Into the Breach.” His Excellency wrote …
“As Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati said, ‘To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth – that is not living, but existing.’ Are you and I merely existing? Or are we living our Christian faith as men fully alive? Recall the famous words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: ‘You were not made for comfort; you were made for greatness.’ Any greatness that we might merit as Catholics depends upon this fight for holiness. It is the same fight Jesus Christ fought in the desert and the same fight our Christian forefathers fought in order to hand down the faith. Woe to us if we do not pick up the weapons of the Spirit – offered to us freely – and accept them bravely and gratefully! Courage, confidence, and humble reliance on God’s infinite resources are called for here as we engage. Forward! Into the breach!“
That’s what the “Peace Through Strength Challenge” is all about … the strength that we receive in that Divine Connection with God – body, mind and soul – brings about peace in knowing we are all in for God.
“I’m Going In” is the battle cry of every warrior who accepts the challenge of putting their very life on the line in battle. But, when it comes to spiritual warfare, I must know that “I’m going in” with the strength of supernatural power!
Are you Going In?
As we approach the 54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation on August 15, leading to Rosary Coast to Coast on October 7, we want to train to be the strongest Special Forces Prayer Warriors we can possibly be.
From July 16 to August 15, on the nine (novena) Mondays and Thursdays leading up to the 54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation, concluding with Rosary Coast to Coast, Sam, Doug, Major Jeff and I will lead the “Peace Through Strength Challenge,” as we break down all of the ways God has revealed for us to become well-trained, well-formed, well-connected and supernaturally “strong.”
For Facebook users, join the Special Forces Training group.
“And one day, through the Rosary and Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” -St. Dominic
From the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we will call out to God, through the intercession of our Lady, to heal our nation and world!
July 16 – August 15 – Peace Through Strength Challenge
August 15 – October 7 – 54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nations