Saturday, March 12, 2011


Can there exist a cure that will solve financial woes, marital difficulties, health problems…or any problem? Sound too good to be true? Well, here’s how St. John of Matha had his problem solved.

800 hundred years ago Christians were being captured by Moslems and sold into salvery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to do about it. Then in the year 1198, St. John of Matha founded the Trinitarians, went into the slave markets, bought the Christians and set them free. Now to carry out his plan, he needed large amounts of money. What did he do to raise this money? He placed his fund raising efforts under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His plan was so successful that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands and thousands of Christian slaves.


Can your problems—which hopefully are not as severe as the slavery problems St. John of Matha faced—be solved by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of La Salette? Unquestionably—YES. Our Lady comes to the aid of ALL who call upon Her in PRAYER. In the words of St. Maximillian Kolbe: “Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s Heart.”

If then you are in need of a solution to a problem—ANY PROBLEM—invoke the aid of Our Lady of La Salette. You will surely experience Her powerful help. The compassionate Heart of Our Lady, the source of unfailing help has a remedy for every affliction and misery you may encounter in life. She comes to ALL who call upon Her with true devotion. Repeat…true devotion. It never fails! More importantly, She will lead you to salvation. “If you persevere till death in true devotion to Mary, your salvation is certain.”—St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori.

Now how do you apply true devotion to Mary? Real simple—recite the Rosary, daily. “If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins ‘you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory.’ Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if—and mark well what I say—if you say the Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”—St. Louis De Montfort from the Secret of the Rosary

It’s been said by certain Protestants that Catholics pray more to the Virgin Mary than they do to Her Son Jesus. Well, the following should give those having such thoughts a better inseight into true devotion…

While St. Alan de la Roche was holding up the Sacred Host it spoke to him saying: “How can you crucify Me again so soon? “What did you say, Lord?” asked Blessed Alan, horrified. “You crucified Me once more before by your sins,” answered Jesus “and I would willingly be crucified again rather than have my Father offended by the sins you used to commit. You are crucifying Me again now because you have all the learning and undestanding that you need to preach My Mother’s Rosary, and you are not doing so. If you only did this you could teach many souls that right path that leads them away from sin—but you are not doing so, you yourself are guilty of the sins they commit.” This terrible reproach made Blessed Alan solemnly resolve to preach the Rosary unceasingly.

Our Lady too, spoke to him one day to inspire him to preach the Holy Rosary more and more: “You were a great sinner in your youth,” she said, “but I obtained the grace of your conversion from my Son. Had such a thing been possible I would have liked to have gone through all kinds of suffering to save you because converted sinners are a glory to me. And I would have done this also to make you worthy of preaching my Rosary far and wide.”

Those poor Protestants that think disdainfully about prayer to Our Lady, need to heed these above lessons, convert to God’s one True Church, The Holy Roman Catholic Church, and daily say the Holy Rosary.

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Bill R. Metallo