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11 / 11 2021 at 11:11 o 'clock

Armistice Day


Let us pray for all the souls who have died for our freedom.



November 11th is the Feast of St. Martin of Tours and the feast day is the day before the traditional 40-days St. Martin fast (The Quadragesima Sancti Martini).


This 40-day fast lead us into the Advent season.


It is 40 days of fasting before giving thanks for the birth of Christ on Christmas day. 


11 NOV - 20 DEC


40-DAY ST. MARTIN FAST & ROSARY





The month of October was dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary

and

the month of November is dedicated to the holy souls in purgatory!





The Litany of the Saints


Our sovereign Lord and Master, the God-Man came down on earth to rescue fallen man from the slavery of Satan, and by the labors and sufferings of His life, and passion and death, to win a glorious victory for US, mankind, over sin and hell.


We can pay no greater honor to the Saints than by offeering up to God in their name the Blood of Jesus. We celebrate all the Saints in Heaven without exception and we honor also those are unknown.


The Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus


Let us recommend to Jesus Christ, and to His holy Mother, all the souls in purgatory, but especially those of our relatives, benefactors, friends and people who have been enemies to us.

Let us pray for the blessed Souls but more so, let us pray for our loved ones, the ones we have forgotten about, the ones that we every now and then think of; or, let us pray for the ones who need our prayers.


The souls will not forget who is praying for them and they will pray for us. 

Let us make sure that we bring light into the current darkness.




On Nov 30 - Dec 24 the "St John the Baptist Advent Rosary" commence

which goes hand in hand with the St. Martin 40-day fast and its Joyful Rosary.



A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN,

"HELP OF CHRISTIANS."


Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, Mary,

thou seest how, from every quarter, the devil and the world are assailing the Catholic faith,

in which we purpose, by God's mercy, to live and to die, that we may gain eternal glory.


O Help of Christians,

renew thy former victories for the safety of thy children.

They intrust to thy care their firm purpose never to belong to any gathering of heretics or sectaries;

O thou who art all holy, offer up our resolutions to thy divine Son,

and obtain from him the graces necessary to keep us true to them unto the end.

Console the visible Head of the Church,

help the Catholic Episcopate,

protect the clergy and the faithful who hail thee as Queen,

hasten, by the power of thy intercession,

the day which shall see all nations gathered together about the Supreme Pastor.

Amen.


Maria, Auxilium Christianorum, ora pro nobis.

 


The Raccolta, ed. 1902. #75. p. 354.

His Holiness, Leo XIII., by a rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, December 20, 1890.

Detail: Our Lady of Sorrows, unknown, Italian School, ca. 18th c. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00051.

Used with Permission.


The Battle of Lepanto anniversary 


Pope St. Pius V, the Pope who codified the Tridentine rite of the Mass instituted the Feast of Our Lady of Victory in 1571 in thanksgiving after the defeat of Muslim forces during the naval battle off Lepanto, Italy. He called upon all of Europe to pray the Rosary for victory. 


Pope Gregory XIII changed the name in 1573 of the feast to Our Lady of the Rosary. He declares that we must believe, on pious faith, that the public prayers and processions of the members of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary were largely responsible for the great victory over the Turkish navy at Lepanto, which God granted to the Christians on the first Sunday of October 1571.


Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the Universal Church in 1716, and later the date for the feast was set as October 7.


Pope Leo XIII wrote in his encyclical Augustissimae Virginis Mariae (Sept 12 1897) on the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary: "The Rosary unites together all who join the Sodality in a common bond of paternal or military comradeship; so that a mighty host is thereby formed, duly marshalled and arrayed, to repel the assaults of the enemy, both from within and without." It is therefore the Rosary Sodality, the "army of prayer". 

"Our prayer is public and in common; and when we pray, we pray not for one,

but for the whole people, for we, the entire people, are one" 


The Feast of Our Lady of Victories...




The Battle of Lepanto and its 450-anniversary on Oct 7, 2021.

Pope Pius V (later Saint Pius V) added a new feast day to the Roman Liturgical Calendar- October 7th which would henceforth be the feast of Our Lady of Victory.

Pope Pius’ successor, Pope Gregory XIII would, in 1573, change the name of this day to the feast of the Holy Rosary.


The feast was extended to the universal Church in 1716 by Pope Clement X!


On October 7th, 1571 a fleet of ships assembled by the combined forces of Naples, Sardinia, Venice, the Papacy, Genoa, Savoy and the Knights Hospitallers fought an intense battle with the fleet of the Ottoman Empire.

Pope Pius V ordered the churches of Rome to be opened for prayer day and night, encouraging the faithful to petition the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the recitation of the Rosary. 


Though outnumbered by the Ottoman forces, the Battle of Lepanto, was unexpectedly won. On a supernatural level, it was attributed to Our Lady's intercession and the Holy Rosary and the Supernatural power and the victory of the Holy League was of great importance in the history of Europe!


We are, today, in great need for both prayer and action with not only the crisis that the Church faces today, or the cancellation of priests or bishops but the whole society need to answer the call for action and prayer?

Look at all things going on in the society since the Amazon synod in 2019 with the idols being paraded into the heart of the St. Peters Basilica.


Let us pray and pray the Rosary daily. 

Let us use fast, petitioning God through the intercession of Our Lady?




Just like Commander Cross Rosary commenced a 40-day fast leading up to the now infamous Amazon synod - a fast and rosary prayer answer to the call from Cardinal Leo Burke and Bishop Athansius Schneider.



The fifth apparition of our Lady of Fatima (Sept 13, 1917):

"Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war.


In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Dolours and Our Lady of Carmel.

Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus to bless the world. God is pleased with your sacrifices. ...

In October I will perform a miracle so that all may believe."


One month later, in 1917, was the miracle of the Sun. The Pope at the time could see the miracle of the Sun while he was praying the Rosary in the Vatican Garden.


A few months later, the Spanish flu commenced and killed some 20-30 million people worldwide (the end of WW I occured in 1918). It lasted 2 years and 3 months ...



One month later, in 2019,

we were in the midst of Amazon Synod, which commenced with Pope Francis planting a tree in the Vatican Garden together with a priestess from Amazonas.

He was blessing idols laying on the ground and two days later on the opening Sunday - the idols these were paraded into the heart of the St. Peters Basilica.

At the end of 2019, the"non-flu" commenced its spread ...


Who knew ...

By mid-March 2020, our Patron told our entire Step-by-Step community to release as much prayer material as possible for free and that the community was to cooperate instead of compete.

The free of charge decision was to offer people Rosary prayers in this difficult moment when bishops and priests closed the church doors locking people out of the church.


All our Rosary's include prayers for the Souls in Purgatory but also prayers for all the people who have died during the pandemic and for people who live in anxiety and worry.


We have prayed continue to do so!

But we need help!





Commander Cross Rosary managed to launch its website on September 13, 2019,

on the day of our Lady of Fatimas fifth apparition in 1917.


Towards the end of our Step-by-Step Rosary, we always pray for the Popes intentions, but what are his intentions?


Popes come and go, but the Church bestow.


Some people may have difficulties to pray for the Popes intentions, if we do not know the intentions of the Pope, in particularly in todays world with the Pope introducing the Amazon idols in 2019 and wanting to close down the Latin rite.

PRAYER ACCORDING TO THE POPES INTENTION

The Raccolta, ed. 1910



The Pope’s intention always includes the following objects:

i. The progress of the Faith and triumph of the Church.

ii. Peace and union among Christian Princes and Rulers.

iii. The conversion of sinners.

iv. The uprooting of heresy.


The Commander Cross Step-by-Step Rosary developed its various Rosary versions to allow users to gradually grow and develop while praying the Rosary. As a user, you can start whereever you like to start and you can end where you want. It is a clear pre-prayers, then the actual Rosary, and then the end-prayers and this is constructed to allow the user to realise the beauty with the Rosary.


Time is something we waste on so many things in life but we have no problems of spending 3-4 hours on something "fun". Our standard Rosary prayer is about 25-30 minutes and in due time, you realise that you have spent some 45 minutes, with some pre-prayers, the Rosary, a few end-prayers and finishing up with the "Lithany of the Day".

Maybe you only have 15 minutes while in an underground train going to or from work, then you may start right away with the Rosary, pray two decades. It is better than nothing.


The Commander Cross "Straight to the Point Rosary" is a shorter version of our Step-by-Step format. It goes quite quick so it can be done at any time available. 



The Commander Cross "Holy Hour Rosary"  is based on a request, or a call, from Father Rick Heilman at the US Grace Force, about daily prayers for Members of Auxilium Christianorum. It is developed for the purpose of Catholics being locked out from our Church, and to be used as a Holy Hour prayer session. If the Church door is closed, why not pray on the stairs in front of your Church. 



The Commander Cross "Knights in Obedience Crusade Rosary" is our newest creation. Most of the prayers are in Latin which is the Church language, a language the Evil one hates.


Latin is also the language that unite all Catholics in prayers, worldwide.

Evil does not like us to be in unity, but disarrayed. 


That is also the reason why most of our Step-by-Step versions include Latin.



Bishop Athanasius Schneider asked in 2019 for more knights in the spirtual battle.

The Commander Cross Knights in Obedience Crusade Rosary is for the soldiers of Christ,

the knights who know that they are in Obedience to God. 


The spirtual battle is already here.

- in God we trust, Resist the Devil -


It is time to buckle up, if you have not done it yet.

Be strong in God's Grace.

The prayer to Archangel St. Michael is always included in our website or Rosary prayers, simply to protect the website and the Rosary prayers, At the same time, it is also a prayer to ask the Archangel to bring our message to Our Lord.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


Sancte Michael Archángele,

defénde nos in prœlio;

contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.

Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur;

tuque, Princeps militiae cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malignos,

qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,

divina virtúte in inférnum detrúde.

Ámen


THE STEP-BY-STEP ROSARY

1. PRE-PRAYERS


Warm-up prayers to prepare our mind and heart before the actual Rosary. Prayers to St. Michael, penitent prayers, Memorare, and prayers to St. Joseph and Our Lady.

 


2. THE ROSARY


The Actual Mystery texts are included. Not just the Headline or just the bible reference.

The mysteries, scriptures, are all a short daily reading of the Bible.

3. LEONINE PRAYERS


The Penitent's Rosary include the Leonine prayers right before Salve Regina, to include the Salve Regina prayer at the connecting medallion of the Rosary


Commander Cross Rosary prays the Jesus Prayer as well as Holy Joseph- and Holy Family prayers.


4. PRAYERS FOR PRIESTS


The origin of this form of prayer is divine rather than human.

"The Rosary is then ended with a prayer for the intentions of the Pope" (Pope JP II in Rosarium Virginis Mariae 2002).

Our Lady of Akita said in her third apparition on Oct 13, 1973:

"With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests."

5. LITANY OF LORETO


The Pentitent's Rosary offers an optional ending; Praying the Litany of Loreto. The litany was requested by Pope Leo XIII to add to the Rosary in his Supremi Apostolatus Officio of Sept 1883, in Superiore Anno in Aug 1884.


Commander Cross has decided to include the Litany as an optional ending. We love it!

The Step-by-Step Rosary follows our developed format;

the way the Pearls “converge upon the Crucifix,

which both opens and closes the unfolding sequence of prayer."



Our Lady of Fatima said to the children; pray the Rosary every day and

"Pray the rosary for peace and an end to the war."

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Our Lady of Akita said in 1973; "Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary.


Ven. Fulton J. Sheen said:

"I am proposing to you, one daily continuous hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. ... no 15 minute visits adding up to an hour ... For the laity I am recommending to you 15 minutes a day and it need not be spent in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, you may make it at home reading the gospels. ... and if you have not great responsibilities, then do the hour, as many lay people are doing."



Our Lord asked for it (Matt 26:40-41):

“So you had not strength to watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”



At the Commander Cross Rosary, we then asked ourselves:


    • How can we honour Our Lord for one simple hour per day?
    • Can we pray the Rosary for one hour a day
      and use the Mysteries as our 15 minutes meditation?
    • Can our Rosary become a Holy Hour to honour Our Lady and Our Lord?


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SO - we developed and filled the Rosary with prayers before the Rosary, we pray the the actual Rosary with scriptures for us to meditate over (5 mysteries x 3 minutes = 15 minutes meditation) and we follow what Popes through history asks us to do.

We ask for forgiveness and we pray for others through our intentions.


Our Lady of Akita said to Sister Agnes in 1973:

"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres, churches and altars will be sacked."


We believe that we may be right at the final point of "churches and altars will be sacked". It has already happened in some places... . All the previous points are fulfilled!  


The first Commandment was breached at the beginning and through the Amazon Synod with the five wooden "statues" 



2) Our Lady of Fatima stated at her third apparition on July 13, 1917:

"When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery:

“O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.”"

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Therefore, we place the "O my Jesus... " prayer right after the actual Mystery - and Not after Glory Be.../Gloria Patri. We have no problems if the user prays the O my Jesus after the Glory be which is still "after the mystery".

Pope Paul VI writes in his Marialis Cultus (about Our Father, Ave Maria and Glory be: "Glory be to the Father which, in conformity with an orientation common to Christian piety concludes the prayer with the glorifying of God"

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5) The Pentitent's Rosary offers an optional ending; praying the Litany of Loreto.


This follows the request from Pope Leo XIII, in his Supremi Apostolatus Officio of September 1883:

"From the first day of next October, therefore, until the second day of the November following, in every parish and, if the ecclesiastical authority deem it opportune and of use, in every chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin - let five decades of the Rosary be recited with the addition of the Litany of Loreto."


and Superiore Anno in August 1884 (five decades at least of the Rosary be recited, together with the Litany).



Times have been tough over centuries and the Rosary is a great tool which Pope Leo XIII writes:



"For as the disastrous condition of the Church and of Society proved to Us

the extreme necessity for signal aid from God,

it was manifest to Us that aid should be sought through the intercession of His Mother,

and by the express means of the Rosary,

which Christians have ever found to be of marvellous avail.

This indeed has been well proved since the very institution of the devotion,

both in the vindication of Holy Faith against the furious attacks of heresy,

and in restoring to honour the virtues, which by reason of the Age's corruption,

required to be rekindled and sustained. "

Iucunda Semper Expectatione in 1894.

Our Mother Church is larger


The Church is supernatural. It is not an organisation.

The Holy Mother Church is greater than the Pope, than the Cardinals or Bishops. They are all members of the Church.

Keep the Faith


This is the victory that overcomes the world, our Faith.

It is a Divine Faith, it is not a human Faith.

We do not leave the Church because the Church is our Mother.