A personal message from His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke:
The first temptation Satan uses to break us down is discouragement. This temptation is only an illusion, for Christ alive within us always gives us courage, even in the most trying of times. In such times, as today, we must pray more than ever, especially in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and all throughout the day.
While we witness evil advance in minds and hearts, and become enshrined in law even as it becomes the social norm, we must remember that God is always victorious. God is testing our Faith at this most difficult time, but He remains always with us. Christ alive for us in the Church and in our individual souls speaks to us: Be not afraid!
Be courageous, my beloved brothers and sisters! Stand fast with sure Hope! Let us together, storm Heaven with steadfast prayer, through Operation Storm Heaven, in order to obtain from Our Beloved Savior, through the intercession of His and our Blessed Mother, the victory of Good, Truth, and Beauty in all things. May God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!
Cardinal Burke offers Mass and Rosary for Operation Storm Heaven
On December 8, 2015, the solemn Feast of the Immaculate Conception and beginning of the Holy Year of Mercy, Cardinal Raymond Burke celebrated Mass and prayed a rosary for the intentions of all Rosary Warriors enlisted in Operation Storm Heaven.
Holy Mass was offered in the Chapel of the Friary of Blessed John Duns Scotus at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin. An envelope containing the intentions of all Rosary Warriors was placed near the altar.
After the Mass and Rosary, Cardinal Burke kindly sent his heartfelt gratitude to all Rosary Warriors for storming Heaven with prayer on the first of each month. He also encouraged each and every person to pray the Rosary every day.
It is important to note that one of the requests Our Lady made when she appeared at Fatima was to pray the rosary to bring peace to the world. “May her Immaculate Heart triumph soon, as she has promised us in her apparitions at Fatima.”