The attack on marriage is really an attack on the human person, and his dignity, for the devil seeks to pervert our true purpose, to pervert God's holy design. For many of us, we cannot march in protests or write dozens of letters or call numerous times to urge legislators to vote for the Truth. But one thing we can all do is pray and fast. We have designated one day each week to fast for these intentions:

1. That marriage may be preserved, promoted, and understood as God's plan for creation.

2. For all marriages that they may reflect the love of the Trinity.

3. For broken marriages that Christ bring healing and conversion to the spouses' souls.

4. For those who are married, for the sanctification of their marriage and their spouse. For those who are single, for their future spouse and vocation.

Friday, July 29, 2011


July 1st Fast

“[Marriage] is  ‘honorable’ to all persons, in all persons, and in all things, that is, in all its parts.  It is honorable to all persons because even virgins must honor it with humility, in all persons because it is equally holy in the rich and in the poor, and in all things because its origin, purpose, advantages, forms, and matter are holy.  It is the nursery of Christianity, which supplies the earth with faithful souls to fill up the number of the elect in heaven.  Hence, the preservation of holy marriage is of the highest importance for the state since it is the origin and source of all that flows from the state.”

~ St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life,  Part 3; Ch. 38

Though many in our country seem to be ignorant of the beauty, benefits, and necessity of marriage let us not be discouraged and be mindful of Ps. 23: 

"Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies.; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

We have victory already!  Let us fast tomorrow so that we ourselves, our spouses, our innocent children, our friends, and our neighbors may be among the "faithful souls to fill up the number of elect in heaven" and enjoy the sweet fruits of that victory!