203- ‘Constant Procession’ Part 3

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The 3rd installment from my book Constant Procession

There is more about the ‘Lady of Lourdes’ apparition story in this podcast. Initially the Lourdes seer is embraced. Though miracles start to occur, her credibility begins to come under fire from all directions.

Bernadette- photo taken most likely sometime after the apparition.
Bernadette- photo taken in the Lourdes, France apparition site museum.

The next chapter in the book continues on my journey of discovery late in the 20th century when I traveled with 100.000 people to ‘The Farm’ to learn about what the Virgin Mary says during her final apparition to a controversial area seer- Nancy Fowler.

Sign says The Farm in front of the Conyers Georgia apparition site
The Farm; Conyers, Georgia Apparition site

Then twelve years later, I seek a return voyage to ‘The Farm.’

Visitors at the apparition site on October 13, 2017 see the sun breaking through (Podcast 166)


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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

Installments since Podcast 50 are an extended series of additional stories about the history of the Virgin Mary that are not found in the book.

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published every Tuesday morning here.

An e-book copy of the book can be found on this site also.

202- ‘Constant Procession’ Part 2

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The 2nd installment from my book Constant Procession

I uncover a source of inspiration from the darkest moments of WW II, when the world was on fire.

Vista that shows the Santurary as it sits above the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette
Vista- Notice the layout of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes in France.  The cathedral is built above the spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette. (note outcrop of rock)
1943 and Readers Digest book covers of The Song of Bernadette.
1943 and Readers Digest book covers of The Song of Bernadette.

A brief moment in time when Hollywood became Holywood.

Pyrenees Mountains, Franz Werfel had to travel over to get to neutral Spain from Nazi captured France.
Pyrenees Mountains, Franz Werfel had to travel over to get to neutral Spain from Nazi captured France.

When the inspiration of a paranormal contact with the Virgin Mary surfaced once again and the strength of Christianity ran counterpoint to those smittened by the ‘might’ of modern man.

Early photo of Lourdes Sanctuary (may be as it looked during WW II to Franz Werfel)
Early photo of Lourdes Sanctuary (may be as it looked during WW II to Franz Werfel)
Statue of the Virgin Mary at the spot where Bernadette saw her.
Statue of the Virgin Mary at the spot where Bernadette saw her. NOTE this in the rock outcrop

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

201- ‘Constant Procession’ Part 1

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This is the first installment of the Summer Season!

Featuring the Re-release of my book Constant Procession …

This is the 1st installment from my book, Chapter 1:

This book, now in podcast form traces the history of apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world. Each podcast in the summer series is approximately 15 minutes in length.

This podcast installment is the beginning chapter of my book Constant Procession.

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200- The Two Fatima Saints who Died during the Spanish Influenza

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2 of the newest Roman Catholic Saints who visited with the Virgin Mary, St. Francisco and St. Jacinta from the Fatima Apparition were old beyond their years and both died from the Spanish Influenza.

SOURCES FOR THIS PODCAST AND MORE INFORMATION LINKS:

QUOTE: Father Bernard Kellogg, FL- FEB 4, 2017 in MissionMagazine.com

Junno A Esteves 3/17 CNS via The Catholic Sun.org

Jim Dunning at Mystics of the Church.com

Editor, ChurchPOP 4/19 via ChurchPOP.com

AnaStPaul 5/17 at Anastpaul.com

Celebrating the 200th Podcast with our New Look:

Image of the Virgin Mary with podcast title 'Constant Procession'

Thank-You for Listening!

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

199- The Virgin Mary is on the Move this Week!

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The Virgin Mary is herself on the move this week. She’s offering those who will accept a faith in God several witnesses for real change.

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

198- The 50 Day Brings Peace + 100yr St Joan Anniversary

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There are a lot of things that we have gone without while in isolation during this Springtime 2020, but the Great 50 Day Feast of Easter, culminating with Pentecost provides us a great counterpoint to the anxiety of the unknown.

image of Mary at Pentecost
Image from- eospitituality.com

The Virgin Mary at Pentecost (catholic-pages.com)

Dome image of the assumption
Image from- 02varvara.wordpress.com

The Virgin Mary at Pentecost (BishopsCatholicHerold.org)

Photo of the assumption
Image from- frdondietz.blogspot.com

The Virgin Mary at Pentecost (TaylorMarshall.com)

May 16 is the 100th Year Anniversary of Joan of Arc becoming a Saint!

Here’s an amazing reality – Mark Twain wrote a book about Joan of Arc and felt it was his greatest work! Here’s a quote from him (from the Catholic World Report)

Mark Twain was still alive when the Church beatified Joan of Arc in 1909. To a certain extent, his novel remains a puzzling act of devotion from a complicated man. For the great American author, there was no one like St. Joan. He marveled at her confidence in God’s Will, her courage, her simplicity. And in her he saw an example for all time. We can hear Twain’s own voice in the words of his narrator describing Joan: “It took six thousand years to produce her; her like will not be seen in the earth again in fifty thousand. Such is my opinion.”

Icon of Joan of Arc
Image of Joan of Arc from- thefamouspeople.org

Joan of Arc – Detailed History (Wikipedia.com)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

197- The Ascension of Christ, also May is the Month of Mary

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During Eastertime they feasted with Christ during those 40 days and his Mother was among his witnesses. Then came his Ascension. Tradition tells us The Virgin Mary was there.

Also, there are Marian oriented works afoot after the Re-Consecration of North America to the Virgin Mary several weeks ago. They include a major motion picture premier about an apparition of the Virgin Mary entitled ‘Fatima.’ Also there is a growing recognition for the ‘Flame of Love’ requests by the Virgin Mary to seer Elizabeth Kindelmann.

Photo from the official trailer of the movie 'Fatima' show the three little seers in prayer
FATIMA in theatres August 2020

Official Movie Trailer of the new movie ‘Fatima’

The ‘About page’ from Flame of Love.us

More information on the Virgin Mary at the Ascension (Patheos.com)

Source for podcast quote- (Catholic.com)

Feast of the Ascension  (Encyclopedia Britannica)

30 foot mosaic of the Ascension with the Virgin Mary, the Disciples and Angels...
30 foot mosaic of the Ascension with the Virgin Mary, the Disciples and Angels. Annunciation Cathedral Atlanta

This icon portrays Christ’s victory over death and evil that many Christian church communities bring up throughout the 50 days of Eastertime.

This icon of the Ascension shows Christ rising towards heaven. Below are the apostles as well as the Virgin Mary too.  And while the Apostles logically are looking up as Christ is rising, they appear to be talking amongst themselves in wonderment while watching Christ as he rises, whereas  The Virgin Mary is depicted  as centermost and very calm has her hands raised up in prayer.

Also included are two angels behind the Virgin Mary who speak one line to those witnesses to the event, the first angel says according to the Acts of the Apostles: “ This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into Heaven” This event occurs forty days after Christ arose from the tomb, but 10 days before Pentecost.

Month of the Virgin Mary Devotions (Catholic New Agency)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

196- Mid-Pentecost, 40 Days of Apparitions & Christ Saw the Virgin Mary First!

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40 days of Apparitions, Mid-Pentecost and Christ Saw The Virgin Mary First! Your annual springtime activities have been totally disrupted but keep in mind, you can still take comfort in the amazing joy of the Eastertime season. Christ Has Risen!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Image of the Catholic Talk Show

The Catholic Talk Show- Christ seeing his Mother first- 6:30 – 9:00

More about Christ seeing his Mother first from Catholic-Pages.com

Screen capture of an icon of the Feast of Mid-Pentecost
From St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church, South Bend, IN

(The original source for the link below is John Sandiopoulos.com)

The Feast of Mid-Pentecost- St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church

Photo of Fr Christodoulos Papadeas at St George in Denver, CO
Fr. Christodoulos Papadeas

More from The Brotherhood of Saint George – Fr. Papadeas FB

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

195- Easter Celebrating Continues! + Re-Consecrating the US to ‘Mary, Mother of the Church’ 5.1.20

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Several great things occurred this past week. From continuing the 50 Day Easter Feast to the Re-Consecration of the US & Canada to ‘Mary, Mother of the Church’ in a request for the Virgin Mary’s help in fighting Corona-19.

It’s time to animate the your spirit by going beyond the tried and true definitions of Easter Celebrating being simply a single day… So Celebrate the Gift God has given you!

HERE SOME LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Video from Washington, DC service – Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

On May 1, 2020, the USA and Canada were Re-Consecrated to ‘Mary, Mother of the Church’ (NC Register)

More information (Vatican News)

Information on ways to continue celebrating the Great 50 Days of Easter

Also in this podcast:

Excerpts from my book Constant Procession from Chapters 21 & 22- Some background on a Re-Consecration of Europe during WW2 (The Great Return) and it’s genesis, coming from two apparitions- Fatima and an earlier 636AD apparition sometimes known as ‘Our Lady of the Great Return”

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Photo of a 1000 piece puzzle of the Last Supper
1000 piece puzzle completed while ‘Sheltering In Place’ Thanks to A&K

Email me things you’ve been creating while ‘sheltering’

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

Video of the Re-Consecration of the USA to the Virgin Mary- May 1, 2020 (20 minutes)

Homily from Bishop Vasa- Re-Consecration of Our Nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA

Service of the Renewal of the Consecration of the USA to the Blessed Mother Mary- From Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez (on ETWN)

Especially note from 21:00 – 25:15 (Homily)

194- The 50 Day Feast Breaks the Blues

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The Great 50 Day Eastertime Feast Breaks the Blues of Corona19 and Can Be A Time of Hidden Joy while Sheltering in Place.

Let Me Know How You Are Handling ‘Sheltering In Place’

Details & History about the 50 Day Feast Celebration (CatholicCulture.org)

IDEAS FOR THE GREAT 50 DAY FEAST TO CELEBRATE CHRIST HAS RISEN (while sheltering in place)

Some ideas are from the website For Your Marriage (this links to their site)

  • Decorate your house for the season! Place fresh flowers on your table and mantle – you can even place flowers on crucifixes in your house. Frame or write out a quote from one of the Gospels and display it somewhere prominent.
  • Continue with spiritual resolutions, such as reading the Scriptures together as a family.
  • As the weather warms, plant a garden together to commemorate Easter morning, where Mary Magdalene found Christ in the garden.
  • Consider reading Acts of the Apostles or some of the New Testament letters as a family during this liturgical season.
  • The Easter season is a time of celebration! The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary are particularly fitting for this time. Pray a decade as a family each week night.
Pie chart example of the sections of the church's liturgical year
Example of the Liturgical year (2014)

Catch up with a neighbor over the fence (6′ distance)

Look for 5 different kinds of birds in your area

See how many animals you see in your yard in twenty minutes

Count the different types of flowers from your yard/window from 1 spot

Count the different trees in your view

Look at old Family photos

Grill out

 Encapsulement Blues- Original  penned 1976,  New verse- March 2020

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

193- Continuing The Great 50 Day Feast and also Our Lady of Pilar

Let Us Know How You Are Handling ‘Sheltering In Place’

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This episode is about the Great Feast of 50 days celebrating the wonderment of Christ’s resurrection as he repeatedly visited the people he loved, including his mother and also the story of St. James and Our Lady of Pilar about 40 years after his death.

Details & History about the 50 Day Feast Celebration (CatholicCulture.org)

IDEAS FOR THE GREAT 50 DAY FEAST TO CELEBRATE CHRIST HAS RISEN (while sheltering in place)

Some ideas are from the website For Your Marriage (this links to their site)

  • Decorate your house for the season! Place fresh flowers on your table and mantle – you can even place flowers on crucifixes in your house. Frame or write out a quote from one of the Gospels and display it somewhere prominent.
  • Continue with spiritual resolutions, such as reading the Scriptures together as a family.
  • As the weather warms, plant a garden together to commemorate Easter morning, where Mary Magdalene found Christ in the garden.
  • Consider reading Acts of the Apostles or some of the New Testament letters as a family during this liturgical season.
  • The Easter season is a time of celebration! The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary are particularly fitting for this time. Pray a decade as a family each week night.

Catch up with a neighbor over the fence (6′ distance)

Look for 5 different kinds of birds in your area

See how many animals you see in your yard in twenty minutes

Count the different types of flowers from your yard/window from 1 spot

Count the different trees in your view

Look at old Family photos

Grill out

Our Lady of Pilar sits along the Ebro River…the pillar where the Virgin Mary visited St. James is within this Minor-Basilica.

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

192- Eastertime 2020 Begins!

To LISTEN to the PODCAST use the ARROW BY the Icon of The Virgin MARY

Easter 2020 offers an opportunity to look at ourselves and surroundings as we celebrate the beginning of the 50 Days of the great gift of Jesus Christ who lived to guide us while on earth and his resurrection gives us hope for the forgiveness of our sins.

Icon of Mother and Child with traditional Easter bread, candle and Easter Eggs - Red, Gold and Engraved Easter Eggs
Icon of Mother and Child with traditional Easter bread, candle and Easter Eggs – Red, Gold and Engraved Easter Eggs

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

191- Celebrating Easter 2020 in Place

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The going without through the Lenten season comes to a conclusion with the Miracle of the empty tomb and the Witnessed Apparitions of Christ Jesus to those closest to him including his mother, the Madonna. This Miracle tested the minds of human then just as it challenges the minds of humans during this Easter 2020, while Celebrating in Place.

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

190- Ideas (40+) for Celebrating Easter while Sheltering in Place

40+ ideas for what to do at home for celebrating this Easter Day 2020, while Sheltering in Place.

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Beyond preparing food and eating, I’ve looked into ways to celebrate Easter Day with the reality of the limitations that are now upon us for Easter 2020. The podcast offers over forty other things to do within this cloistered day in isolation.

Here Are the 40+ Ideas:

TRADITIONAL things to do leading up to Easter Day:

Color Easter Eggs

Make an Easter Bonnet

Make A Bunny Cake

Make an Easter egg tree

Easter Bush (inside or outside)

Build a catch and release rabbit trap

Make a Nature Table

Make Easter Cards, send to your family, elders or kids

Adult Easter Eggs with funny fortune slips

SOME SOCIAL IDEAS- Before, During or After Easter Day:

Catch up with a neighbor over the fence

Introduce yourself to your neighbor (over the fence)

Go for a bike ride

Look for 5 different kinds of birds

See how many animals you see in your yard in twenty minutes

Count the different types of flowers from your yard/window from 1 spot

Count the different trees in your view

Look at old Family photos

Edit your cellphone photos

Back-up your cellphone photos

Organize photos

Organize videos

Learn now to crochet

Learn how to knit

Grill out

Have a picnic in your yard

Fill (or clean out) a bird bath

Go for a drive

Go boating

EASTER DAY THINGS TO DO, in addition to the Easter meal:

Get up late

Make Pancakes for Breakfast

Watch Church service on internet

Thank Jesus for coming into the world

Read from Easter Day Bible Texts Out loud

Easter Egg Hunt

Dress up for Dinner

Lit a candle/candles for your Easter meal

Crack Easter Eggs

Tell your remembrances during your family’s favorite Easter Day(s)

Look at Family Holiday snapshots

Look at old family Easter Day videos

Make and Write a journal about Easter 2020 for future generations to read

Breaking my rule on media- Watch one of the Classic Easter Movies-

The Ten Commandments or Greatest Story Ever Told,

Which when you think about it, is the greatest story ever told.

SUGGESTIONS thanks to- Niki K:

  1. Start with viewing a church service via the internet and maybe checking out services of other Christian services;
  2. Like A Sunrise Service…
  3. Like A Midnight Service… 

A note from Niki about coloring Easter Eggs:

The eggs can be boiled and dyed with vegetable dyes (like boiled onion skins), if you don’t have the regular dyes. 

Or even decorated with crayons by the kids and then let the kids hid them 

4. Reading from the Bible about the events and explaining it to the family. 

5. Watching a classic movie about Easter, for example “The Passion of the Christ” for the more mature group or “Ben Hur”, etc.

6. Younger kids may enjoy drawing pictures about things that they associate with Easter and explaining what it means to them. 

7. Of course preparing and sharing a special Easter meal, even if it only PB@J.

SUGGESTIONS thanks to- Marina K:

Call shut-ins

Our family is Greek Orthodox, we gather around and light our vigil lamp

But most of all, It’s about God and we thank Him and Jesus for being here for us all.

SUGGESTIONS thanks to- Josée P:

Perhaps a picnic on Easter Day, everyone being 6 ft away from each other…  

Or a webinar meeting, in the course of which each person expresses their gratitude, with specifics, or reads a poem or spiritual text. 

Being well and alive right now is a blessing…

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

189- Moving towards Easter in this 2020 year

Planning for the Easter Day feast will now have to be created anew. Several things won’t change, but figuring out how to incorporate them will. May the unusual circumstances within this Lent season help you find a closer bond to the Lord.

Ways to Celebrate the Resurrection ideas from ‘Orthodox Motherhood” blog

Photo of Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame
March 24, 2018 shows French Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame who was killed after swapping himself for a hostage in a rampage and siege in the town of Trebes, southwestern France, on March 23. Beltrame, 45, was among a group of officers who rushed to the scene in Trebes, near Carcassone, on March 23 after a gunman who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group, stormed a supermarket and fired at shoppers. Beltrame offered to take the place of a woman the gunman had taken hostage and was shot. He died on March 24 of his wounds, becoming the gunman’s fourth victim. / AFP PHOTO / LA GAZETTE DE LA MANCHE / –/AFP/Getty Images

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

188- Thoughts & Prayers on the Pandemic, Our Lenten Journey & Intercessions of the Virgin Mary

I turn in open prayer to the Virgin Mary to intercede for us in asking Jesus to deliver all of Humanity from this evil curse the entire world is suffering from this Winter & Spring and Lenten season of 2020.

The National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception- Lent Season

Orthodox Lent Services- Live (Orthodox Easter 1 week later in 2020)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

187- Daily Reflections and Going Without.

With the trauma of life coming from all sides this year, the Lenten journey offers many specific prayers for personal reflection. We can, as did Mother Mary, witness the journey Jesus took and a way through our trials of today.

By now going without and prayer most likely is becoming a more significant part of your day. The conscious considerations should provide a greater meaning, especially when we sometimes waiver from our long term commitment to honoring our Lenten practices.

Contemporary color illustration of the Risen Christ embracing Mother Mary
The Resurrected Christ with Mother Mary

TIPS ON HOW DIFFERENT CHURCH COMMUNITIES APPROACH THE FAST FOR LENT (from Learn Religions.com)

More about the website Learn Religions.com

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

186- Fasting, Hard for me, Easy for you

Going without. Shouldn’t it be easy to do? Hard for me, but probably easy for you.

Also, wondering how Mother Mary as a parent would have felt around the Passover times during those first few early years after the Resurrection.

Can you imagine the first feasts to remember our Lord’s honorable  sacrifice? How did she help the apostles and all the other early Christians honor her son’s sacrifice for us?

And as for us, is it possible for you to honor his giving himself over for us in our own lives today? How in this Lenten season can it be done in today’s caustic environment?

Taking advantage of successfully enduring your Lenten struggles is, for me, like how it feels after a snowstorm or rainstorm, with that clear, fresh, pureness in the air. Easter is a new refreshment filling the air.

And a successful Lenten season can allow us to truly begin anew. Why not check out your community’s Lent services for Eastertime 2020 this day?

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

185- Lent 2020- What To Do?

What Will I Do? Will it be something to give up or something to do for others? It’s the question that comes to mind, like it or not, this time of year.

Getting on board the start of Lent for your Easter Season 2020 by remembering the Virgin Mary and her watching Jesus in his passion.

The Virgin Mary’s being there in the Passion of Christ is worthy of consideration  when you recall that almost from the time of his birth, like any good parent, she concerned herself with the life and health of her new born son.

And in quick order, time was short in the manger as Joseph was warned by an angel of the Lord that he must hurry and take his young wife and child rapidly away from there lest the baby be killed.

And so the stories that remind us of both the life and death of God on earth can yield much more for us also in this Easter season.

Chocolate Easter Bunny and real Easter eggs
Giving up things you enjoy always starts way too early… But going without helps bring us into the ‘zone’. (photo by giftpundits.com)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

184- The Madonna, The USSR and Fatima

Why did the Virgin Mary concern herself so over Russia?  In view of re-reading several accounts of life in the Soviet Union, during the times of Stalin’s decades long absolute control over his people, seems to me to explain one reason why.

Photo of Stalin's boots behind old army barracks at Memento Park, Hungary
Stalin’s boots behind old army barracks at Memento Park, Hungary
Photo of shrine at Fatima 100 year celebration. 1 million pilgrims in attendance.
Fatima 100 year celebration. 1 million pilgrims in attendance.

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

183- The Most Holy Mother of God‘s Montevergine Icon

The Madonna and Saint William, the monastery at Montevergine and the sanctuary with the beautiful Black Madonna icon. Miracles of protection and more.

Great photo of the Black Madonna icon at Montevergine thanks to http://interfaithmary.net
Great photo of the Black Madonna icon at Montevergine thanks to http://interfaithmary.net/blog/montevergine

Sources & more information on Montevergine and the Black Madonna Icon:

Michael O’Neill, the Miracle Hunter website- MiracleHunter.com

Saint William of Montevergine

Interfaith Mary Blog

Wikipedia.com

Jeff Matthew’s/Wayback Machine Archive-  Bombing of Naples in WW II

ABC News report on the  Shroud of Turin during WW II

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93

182- The Lourdes Grotto and Napoleon III

One of the many stories about the healing waters from the grotto at the apparition site known as Our Lady of Lourdes in France includes the story of Napoleon III’s son in 1865.

Old photo of Napoleon III, Eugeniaa and son- photo credit- http://servatius.blogspot.com
Napoleon III and his wife, Eugenia and son- photo credit- http://servatius.blogspot.com
Empress Eugenia and Louis-Napoleon (IV) from Pinterest Collection by Susan Heep
Empress Eugenia and Louis-Napoleon (IV) from Pinterest Collection by Susan Heep
Empress Eugenia of France - unknown source
Empress Eugenia of France – unknown source
Black and White old photograph of Napoleon III, by Mayer & Pierson
Napoleon III, by Mayer & Pierson (Wikipedia)

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession; the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 93-110)

To listen from Installment 93