FATIMA CELL PROGRAM FOR NOVEMBER
THE POOR SOULS. Holy Mother Church has consecrated the month of November
in a special way to the remembrance of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, which is, as you know, that place of expiation where the souls
of the Just, stained with the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin (and/or unforgiven venial sin),
are purified for Heaven. Unable to help themselves and in dire need of our charity, these members of the
"Church Suffering" must surely be among those for whom Our Lady of Fatima gave us the prayer after each
decade of the Rosary, in which we say: "...lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need
of Thy mercy." Yes, we have an obligation in justice and charity to make reparation for our own sins and
those of all mankind, but we have another singular, important and charitable motive for prayer and penance – the Poor
Suffering Souls in Purgatory. Therefore, let us fervently join in the daily prayers of our Holy Mother the
Church for the relief of the Souls of the Faithful Departed, from the Liturgy of All Souls Day (November 2)
throughout the entire Month of the Poor Souls. Let us pray and offer sacrifices for the relief of their
sufferings and for their triumphant entrance into Heaven, especially since they are so neglected by the
presumptuous, who have no true concept of the infinite justice and holiness of God nor of the painful expiation
He demands in consequence of sin.
OPENING PRAYERS: * Come Holy Ghost * The Rosary with meditation on each mystery
* The Litany of Our Lady of Loreto * Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
* Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary * Hymn to Our Lady
* Prayer to Our Lady of Heede, Queen of the Poor Suffering Souls in Purgatory
MEDITATION: * from "My Imitation of Christ"; or from Chapter 9 of Purgatory by Fr. F.X. Schouppe
STUDY & DISCUSS: * Officer's reports; Cell Memos; reading of the Salve Maria Regina Bulletin.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the articles: The Liturgy of All Souls & the Office of the Dead; The Holy Relics (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see links above.
- THE LIFE OF MARY IN THE GOSPELS: Discuss the second half (from the end of the reply of St. Archelaus) of Part X – The Mother and Brethren of Jesus (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: We cannot hope to dwell one day in the Heavenly Court of Our Immaculate Queen unless we strive diligently in the pursuit of holiness. The Blessed who already dwell in Her Heavenly Court are inspirations for us in this pursuit of that life of holiness to which Jesus calls us (“Be you therefore perfect, as also My Heavenly Father is perfect.”) Among them: St. Charles Borromeo; St. Martin of Tours; Pope St. Martin I; St. Josaphat (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: Martyrology; see links above.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the articles: The Dedication of Churches, The Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Savior (Nov. 9), and The Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul (Nov. 18 – 10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: See links above.
- THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS: Discuss the importance of observing First Saturdays in a spirit of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Where Mass and Communion are not available, discuss ways of observing First Saturday in the home: offer spiritual Communions of Reparation; pray 15 decades of the Rosary, 15 min. meditation on the mysteries, offer acts of penance and mortification in reparation, etc. (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: The Great Promise of the Five First Saturdays.
- OUR LADY OF HEEDE: Review the Apparitions of Our Lady of Heede (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the article on The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
- MARY IN DOCTRINE AND DEVOTION: Review the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21 – 10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: Salve Maria Regina No. 134; Salve Maria Regina No. 127; article on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss 2 or 3 of the following: St. Albert the Great; St. Gertrude the Great; St. Gregory Thaumaturgus; St. Elizabeth of Thuringia; St. Mechtilde of Helfta; St. Cecilia (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: Reign of Mary No. 46, page 3; see links above.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the article on the Last Sunday after Pentecost (10 min. report, 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
- MARY IN DOCTRINE AND DEVOTION: Review the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Nov. 27) and Our Lady of Beauraing (Nov. 29 – 10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: Article: see links above.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss 2 or 3 of the following: St. Clement I; St. John of the Cross; St. Catherine of Alexandria, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers; St. Peter of Alexandria; St. Catherine Labouré (10 min. report & discussion). Reference: Martyrology; The Fourteen Holy Helpers; article on Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; see links above.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the article on The First Sunday of Advent (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion).
Reference: See link above..
- HOLY SEASON OF ADVENT: Review the article on The Holy Season of Advent.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss the article on St. Nicholas of Bari (10 min. report & discussion). Reference: see link above.
CLOSING PRAYERS: Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory
The Fatima Prayers
Hymn Mother Dear O Pray for Me or Macula Non Est in Te
LEAFLET OF THE MONTH: Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory
CELL PLAN OF APOSTOLIC ACTION FOR NOVEMBER
* Make an act of reparation to Our Immaculate Queen at every hour.
* To promote the Message of Fatima * Sanctification of self, family, neighbor
* Conversion of sinners, salvation of souls * Adoration, reparation, total consecration
- Personal resolve to honor Our Lady in a special way on Saturdays.
- Pray the Sacrifice Prayer when confronted with crosses and contradictions, with the intention of making reparation for the Poor Suffering Souls in Purgatory.
- As a Cell, as a family, and individually, request that Masses be offered for the relief of the Poor Souls. It is the charitable duty of each of us to do all that we can for the relief of the Suffering Souls in Purgatory, and particularly the deceased members of our own families, as well as our friends, relatives and benefactors. If we do not have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for them; if we do not make reparation and offer our prayers for them, who will?
- Family practice: Plan your prayer and sacrifice program for the season of Advent.
- Put up a literature rack (or use existing ones) in airports, hospitals, etc. (keep them stocked!); distribute leaflets to promote the message of Our Lady of Fatima and the true Catholic Faith..
- Faithfully remember the deceased members of the Fatima Crusade and all of the Poor Suffering Souls in Purgatory throughout this month, especially by devoutly reciting Lauds for the Dead; promote devotion to the Poor Souls among family and friends. To recite the Toties Quoties prayers on All Souls' Day (or the following Sunday) and gain as many indulgences as possible for the Poor Suffering Souls in Purgatory.
- Visit the graves of the faithful departed and offer prayers for the repose of their souls.
- Make visits to hospitals and homes for the elderly. Help them!!! with spiritual encouragement and distribute Fatima pledges, brown scapulars, miraculous medals, and leaflets to those open to receiving these spiritual aids. Explain to them the great value of offering their sufferings for the missions, the Religious and the work of the Fatima Crusade, for the conversion of sinners and the salvation of souls.
- Special observance of the Feasts of All Saints, Our Lady of Heede, Queen of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, Our Mother of Divine Providence, the Presentation of Our Lady, and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal of the Immaculate Conception.