THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS

Paul to the Romans
Verse 8
First of all, I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because your faith is heralded throughout the world.


YEAR OF SAINT PAUL

June 28, 2008 to June 29, 2009


"The Apostle St. Paul, who proclaimed the truth of Christ to the whole world and did so after being Christ's persecutor, spent himself in using every means to proclaim the Good News to the nations, committing himself with zeal to the unity and concord of all Christians, has always been and continues to be venerated by the faithful, especially in this particular year, the bimillennium of his birth." --- The Vatican

On this Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2008, under the direction of Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, the church begins the celebration of the year of St. Paul, to commemorate the 2000 year anniversary of his birth. It was this great apostle who proclaimed with great zeal the faith and truth of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
Through his preaching and spreading the Word of God he is venerated and recognized by the faithful as the apostle of the gentiles and the apostle of the nations.

As true followers of Christ at this critical time in history, we need to have great courage to be like St. Paul and speak out spreading the Word of God.

Our Lady, Mary, Mother of God, has wept out of love for us as we have not given attention to what is needed for the salvation of the world. Our Lady has beseeched and begged us to continually pray and that we not be afraid to face the challenge in this current time in history to bring about conversion through our faith and love.

It is through sincere prayer from our hearts and love, that we can fulfill the intentions of our Lady under all her titles to bring about spiritual renewal so vital to all our salvation.

Our Lady, under her title as Our Lady of America, placed particular emphasis on the teaching and enlightenment of our youth because it is through them that the future of mankind can be brought to the truth of Christianity.

In this Pauline year, we seek the graces and intercession of the blessed St. Paul by praying "unceasingly" 365 days that the spiritual renewal of all nations can be accomplished.

Our Prayers:

God the Father, you give us the joy of celebrating the year of the apostle Paul. Through him, your Church first received the faith. United in prayer we ask that you keep us true to his teaching, and through St. Paul's intercession we beg for the graces we need to accomplish the desires of Our Lady of America. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN

Our Father.... Hail Mary..... Glory Be.....

"By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil!"


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