"Let us set aside business and fall on our knees in thanksgiving to God, for he has given our fleet a great victory."
-Pope Pius V at the Lepanto Victory
Friend,, Women of Grace is "transforming the world one woman at a time," and I need your help and partnership.
First let me say that though these times are urgent, I am filled
with hope. Why? Because history shows us that when God's
people come together in prayer, we can alter the course of events. There have been numerous times when faithful militias have engaged in spiritual battle, beat the odds, and won! And most of them have one thing in common – the faithful prayer of people like you and me united to the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
One such occasion was the battle of Lepanto, October 1571. The Turks were aggressively expanding their territory, threatening to over-run and destroy Christianity. Recognizing the danger, Pope St. Pius V organized a Rosary Crusade. He beseeched the Catholic faithful to pray the Rosary. With swords in one hand and rosaries in the other, the Christian soldiers went into battle with Ottoman forces who were heading west from their station in Lepanto. They were in the Gulf of Corinth. Though frightfully outnumbered 7 to 1, the Christian soldiers prevailed and won the day. It was October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of Victory. In honor of Our Lady and the true weapon that saved the day, the Holy Father changed the name of the feast to Our Lady of the Rosary, a day we just celebrated.
Today, we face a different enemy, but a no less dangerous threat. Religious liberty is being threatened more aggressively than ever. And our enemy seeks to destroy our freedom, our faith, our families, our children, and civilization as we know it. Make no mistake, we are battling for our Judeo-Christian culture and I am afraid if we don't win this one, our country will likely go the way of Russia, China, or Cuba.
That is why I need your help! Here at Living His Life Abundantly / Women of Grace, we are doing everything we can to fight for you and your families! We are absolutely in this fight together and we have accomplished much. From our transforming online events, to our Rosary Crusade for the Soul of Our Nation, to our online study programs, to our monthly Mission Partner gatherings, to offering special voter education programming and much more. And it is all made possible by your prayers and financial partnership.
But we can't stop now. Did Pope Pius V give up when defeat seemed almost certain. No! He and his Holy League, pressed forward with rosaries in hand.
Let us be that holy army today! Let us through our prayers and the grace of God conquer the enemies of all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. Let us be God's soldiers!
I pray that you will say "YES!" and forge ahead with me through your prayers and financial support today!
Are we willing to stand with Our Mother, as did the soldiers of Lepanto?
Let's Pledge our "Fiat" To God Through Mary
I can assure you of one thing: if we are willing to answer "yes" to the question I just posed, if we are willing to give God our "fiat" through Mary, great things can happen in our world, in our country, in our culture, and in our personal lives. God is looking for great saints today, saints who are willing to stand for truth, speak for the truth, and even die for the truth if duty requires it.
Let us work together to be the saints of our day and time. May we be the ones who echo the words of Pope Pius V: let us set aside business and fall on our knees in thanksgiving to God, for He has given us a great victory.
Even now I am thanking and praising God for your fiat. May God's holy will be done and may the abundant life of Jesus Christ be yours.