FATIMA CELL PROGRAM FOR NOVEMBER

THEME:

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 as you know, is 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 November. 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.

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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.

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First Meeting:

  1. THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the articles: The Feast of the Holy Relics (Nov. 5) and The Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Savior (Nov. 9 – 10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see links above.
  2. OUR LADY OF HEEDE: Review Part I – The Obscurity of Our Blessed Lady in the Gospels (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
  3. THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: The Blessed who already dwell in the Court of our Heavenly Queen 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.") Choose 2 or 3 from among them: St. Martin of Tours; Pope St. Martin I; St. Josaphat (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: Martyrology; see links above.

Second Meeting:

  1. THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the articles on The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost and The Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul (Nov. 18 – 10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see links above.
  2. OUR LADY OF HEEDE: Review the Apparitions of Our Lady of Heede (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
  3. 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 (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: Article on St. Albert the Great in Reign of Mary No. 46, page 3; see links above.

Third Meeting:

  1. THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the article on the The Dedication of Churches (10 min. report, 5 min. discussion). Reference: See link above.
  2. 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.
  3. THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss 2 or 3 of the following: St. Clement I; 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.

Fourth Meeting:

  1. THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the article on the Last Sunday after Pentecost (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: see link above.
  2. 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: See links above.
  3. THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss the article on St. Andrew the Apostle (Nov. 30 – 10 min. report and 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

* Read 5 to 15 minutes each day from the book "Purgatory"

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