My fellow Rosary Warriors, on Saturday, May 1, 2021, please remember that we band together from the four corners of the earth to raise our united voice to Heaven. The 151,278 Rosary Warriors will be reciting the Holy Rosary and storming Heaven with Prayer in union with the Holy Mass being celebrated by Cardinal Burke.
Praying with Operation Storm Heaven is a powerful attack against the Evil One.
As the month of May approaches, we think of flowers blooming and gardens that are showing signs of growth. Let us also think of the Blessed Mother, for with her fruitful virginity made an “enclosed garden and a sealed fountain” by the Holy Spirit.
Our meditation for the month of May, which is dedicated to Mary, is so simple, yet so profound. Let us take the Mother of God, as St. John the Apostle did –cling to her and keep her at your side daily, as you have never done before. As something so natural, wholeheartedly accept Mary into your life. With very simple acts of love to Our Lady, place some flowers or a plant near her statue or your home altar – or bring flowers to the church in her honor. If you work outside the home, carry a holy card of Mary and gaze at it a couple of times during the day, just letting her know that you love her.
In preparing our intentions to be submitted this month, let us look, not only into our needs and those of our loved ones, but keep in mind our fellow Rosary Warriors, and those of the whole world. Remember, if we ask our intentions through the Blessed Virgin Mary, God will not refuse her.
As part of Operation Storm Heaven, your intentions are added each month to the Holy Mass celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke and to the Holy Rosary prayed by him and all the Rosary Warriors throughout the world on the 1st of May.
As a Rosary Warrior, I would like to invite you to present your new or updated intentions and prayer requests for Operation Storm Heaven before the 1st of May.
Let us contemplate what prayer intentions you may want to submit. Here is a suggested checklist:
(1) Why not include the names of individuals and families on your prayer list – for those experiencing difficulties in their lives, for those suffering as well as those who have received special graces and blessings – to thank God.
(2) Your own mother, grandmothers, aunts, Godmothers, and those who have been like a mother to us, as well as mothers who have had children leave the church, mothers who suffer from any type of addiction – their names should definitely be included.
(3) So many priests have ordination anniversaries in the Month of May. Let us remember them. Also, priests who are special to you, priests who are suffering, either physically or emotionally. Those priests whom no one loves; priests who are being persecuted.
(4) Last month, in the latest edition of Conversations with Cardinal Burke, His Eminence mentioned our president and other politicians who shamelessly promote abortion and then present themselves for Holy Communion. Just as God intervened through Our Lady of Guadalupe, in the conversion of nine million Indians, let us submit an intention to ask that Our Blessed Mother convert the hearts of Our President, Vice President, Members of Congress and all Civic Leaders, who invoke legislation that support the killing of the pre-born.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of Cardinal Burke’s Rosary Crusade Operation Storm Heaven. I would also like to encourage you to recite the Holy Rosary every day as Our Lady requested, if you do not do so already.
As St. Louis De Montfort related:
“Finally, when people say the Rosary together it is far more formidable to the devil than one said privately, because in this public prayer it is an army that is attacking him. He can often overcome the prayer of an individual, but if this prayer is joined to that of other Christians, the devil has much more trouble in getting the best of it.”
The Holy Rosary is a powerful and treasured prayer every day of the year. During the month of March dedicated to St. Joseph, foster-father of Our Lord and husband to the Blessed Virgin Mary, let us seek his powerful intercession. No one loved Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother more than St. Joseph, who provided for them and protected them by being a strong, dependable, faithful, and God-fearing husband and father. Let us pray that all of us, especially men called to or living the vocation of fatherhood, imitate St. Joseph’s love for Our Lord and Our Lady and be stalwart defenders of the family.
When you pray your rosary, please remember to pray for the intentions of all the Rosary Warriors, just as they are also praying for your intentions.
Let us never forget the power of the Holy Rosary and the victory that God will grant through this great devotion. As Blessed Pope Pius IX affirmed:
“Give me an army saying the Rosary, and I will conquer the world”.