Ven. Archbishop Sheen’s Spiritual Adoption of an Unborn Child



These prayers are said daily for nine months.  God will not refuse them!

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.

The name I wish to give my baby is ______.

Jesus, may Your peace and Your love embrace the hearts, minds, and souls of the family, friends, and loved ones who encourage this abortion and lead  them all to Your Sacred and Eucharistic Heart. Amen.


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My Response to Atheism


Those who stubbornly refuse to believe, won’t believe as long as their hearts remain hard, no matter how much proof and evidence are presented to give them reason to believe. Therefore it would be useless to debate them unless they are truly interested in learning.

If they are interested in learning, however, they can start by researching the shroud of Turin, the tilma of Guadalupe, and the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano. They can also consider the complexity of the universe and of the human body and how unlikely such things are to be accidents.

St Thomas Aquinas has some interesting things to say on the subject also, and then there’s the personal experience of myself and countless of other persons throughout human history. (Atheism only became a thing recently, remember, another proof in God’s favor.)

Personally, I think an atheist is just a believer who hides his belief, even from himself, out of fear or anger.

After all, it is a common move of the human psychology to convince itself of the nonexistence of a reality it finds unpleasant. People only believe what they want to believe. At the end of the day, though, God’s existence isn’t affected by belief or unbelief, He’s still there.

It would be a more profitable discussion to inquire of the particular atheist why he/she is an atheist and when it started. Perhaps a tragic childhood experience such as the loss of a parent and the question of “Why didn’t God answer my prayer for his/her healing?” left unanswered caused the individual to question God’s goodness and atheism was a subconscious solution to exact revenge on the One seen responsible for the tragedy. Or perhaps on seeing the obligations of religion in the lives of other people, the person in question was afraid of having to answer to God for fear of his/her life being burdened and no fun and atheism was the subconscious solution to being able to live a “free” life. Or again, perhaps the particular individual was simply raised that way in a very strictly atheist environment. Not only is it very hard psychologically to abandon the beliefs your parents or guardians have drilled into you all your life, but the consequences of believing differently could result in the rejection of loved ones or of peers looking down on the individual as “intellectually inferior”. Thus atheists are deserving of our compassion and would possibly be better served by a more therapeutic approach rather than mere intellectual debate.

 We will each see the truth at the end of our lives. If atheism is correct, theists have nothing to worry about since their death will be without an afterlife anyway and therefore unaffected by their beliefs. If theism is correct, however, then the atheists who meet God face to face are gonna wish they had given Him a chance.


the Marvel of God’s Grace series by Grace N. Jezek


Yes there is wordplay going on here. “Marvel” is referring to Marvel Universe and “Grace” is referring to my name. “Agent Nunja of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is still the only fully completed work among these. “Agent DARK of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Team Awesome-Nunja and Heroes Inc. versus Villains Inc.” have been started.


Team Awesome-Nunja and Heroes Inc. versus Villains Inc.

Agent DARK of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Petersons

Lady-Knight America

The Fellowship of the Iron Maid

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Month of St. Philomena


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July 1 through August 9 is the month of St. Philomena. The only saint to have her own 40 day “Lent” like Jesus’ prior to her feast day August 11, her month is observed through fasting on Friday and daily recitation of her chaplet in honor of her 40 day imprisonment prior to her martyrdom on August 10. The story of St. Philomena’s martyrdom comes to us through the approved visions and locutions of Mother Maria Luisa di Gesu.

“Dear Sister, August the tenth was the day of my rest, my triumph, my birth into Heaven, my entering into the possession of such eternal goods as the human mind cannot possibly imagine. That is why my Heavenly Spouse disposed, by His most high decrees that my coming to Mugnano should be on the day which had seen my coming to Heaven! He prepared so many circumstances which should make…

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Jesus Beads

A prayer rope (Greek: κομποσκοίνι, komboskini; Russian: чётки, chotki (most common term) or вервица, vervitsa (literal translation); Romanian: metanii / metanier; Macedonian and Serbian: бројаница, broyanitsa; Bulgarian: броеница, broyenitsa) is a loop made up of complex knots The prayer rope is part of the habit of Eastern Orthodox monks and nuns and is employed by monastics (and sometimes by others) to count the number of times one has prayed the Jesus Prayer or, occasionally, other prayers. Historically, the prayer rope would typically have 100 knots, although prayer ropes with 50 or 33 knots can also be found in use today. Hermits in their cells may have prayer ropes with as many as 300 or 500 knots in them. The prayer rope is symbolizing the flock of Christ though in modern times other materials are used also. The traditional color of the rope is black (symbolizing mourning for one’s sins), with either black or colored beads. The beads (if they are colored) and at least a portion of the tassel are traditionally red, symbolizing the blood of Christ and the blood of the martyrs. In recent times, however, prayer ropes have been made in a wide variety of colors. When praying, the user normally holds the prayer rope in the left hand, leaving the right hand free to make the Sign of the Cross. When not in use, the prayer rope is traditionally wrapped around the left wrist so that it continues to remind one to pray without ceasing. If this is impractical, it may be placed in the (left) pocket, but should not be hung around the neck or suspended from the belt. The reason for this is humility: one should not be ostentatious or conspicuous in displaying the prayer rope for others to see.
During their tonsure (religious profession) Eastern Orthodox monks and nuns receive a prayer rope, with the words: Accept, O brother (sister) (name), the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17) in the everlasting Jesus prayer by which you should have the name of the Lord in your soul, your thoughts, and your heart, saying always: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.” Orthodoxy regards the prayer rope as the sword of the Spirit, because prayer which is heartfelt and inspired by the grace of the Holy Spirit is a weapon that defeats the Devil.


This is a new favorite devotion of mine!
“The prayer rope, (Chotki/ Komboskini), consists of 25, 33, 50, 100 or 103 beads or knots and is used to focus one’s thoughts on the “Jesus Prayer” or “Prayer of the Heart”. When not in use the chotki can be wrapped around the left wrist like a bracelet but never as a decoration, as a reminder to pray without ceasing.

“In addition to private recitation, the Jesus Prayer may be said standing, with bows, or prostrations. The main focus is to pray without ceasing. When using the Chotki, it is customary to begin with making the sign of the cross….

“The Jesus Prayer is said on each bead.
“For special intentions, you substitute the name of another who is ill or in need of special prayers.

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on … (the intention)
“It is appropriate to…

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