MY IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH
THE MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS
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Restrictions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus
Message from fr. Luca Pescatori
Dear Members of the MMP,
The safety provisions for public health issued by the governments of many countries, and the decisions made by many Episcopal Conferences following the spread of the COVID-19 virus, limit the possibility of meeting in public places and also in churches, to avoid the possibility of contagion. This is sometimes making it difficult to meet for the Cenacles in those countries.
There is sometimes the temptation to be content to say “we can’t have cenacles” instead of asking “how can we have a cenacle in this situation?” ...
On June 10, 1987 our Blessed Mother told us,
“I am calling all the children of the Church to gather together with me in cenacles of unceasing prayer. Most of all I desire that the holy rosary be recited often, particularly by the little ones, by the sick, by the poor and by sinners. Surround the world with the chain of the rosary in order to obtain grace and mercy for all. Multiply your cenacles of prayer.” (#356, June 10, 1987)
Already in 1974 she had taught us: “It is not necessary that they come together in great numbers: even two or three are enough. These gatherings must constitute real and true cenacles (…) For it is then that I myself accomplish in them my maternal task of interceding before God for all my children.” (#34, January 17, 1974)
At this time when attention to public health must limit our possibilities, I ask you then to remember the great value of the Cenacles for the Church and for the world, not to lose the gift and not to miss the grace of the Cenacle. Multiply them wherever and whenever possible and – when it is not possible to meet as before – temporarily transform the regional, diocesan and parish Cenacles into many family or priest cenacles, so that no one misses the request and expectations of our Heavenly Mother. When it is not possible to leave the house or reach other members of the MMP in other cities, then pray the rosary all together at the same time, reading the same message and renewing the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in spiritual union among you and with all the members of the MMP in the world. You can also try to make a cenacle via phone or video calls via Skype and Whatsapp.
The Cenacles are a gift of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for our time, and with them we are always united with Her to invoke the gift of the Holy Spirit, in this special and difficult Hour of Grace.
March 8, 2020
Don Luca Pescatori
and the Spiritual Council of the MMP
PUBLIC USE OF THE BOOK
"To the Priests,
Our Lady's Beloved Sons"
Communique from Fr. Laurent Larroque
A Sicilian priest, in contestation against the Catholic Church, is using the name of the Marian Movement of Priests and the book "To Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons", the spiritual patrimony of this Movement, for his own ends of rebelling against the Church.
The Marian Movement of Priests takes a clear stand against this attitude and does not accept the assertions that this priest has made by taking passages out of context from this book, without knowing the Marian spirituality of this Movement which he is presenting. In no way does this spirit of rebellion go along with the spirit of Mary.
We firmly reiterate the three characteristic commitments of our Movement:
1) Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary;
2) union with the Pope and the Church united with him;
3) bringing souls to devotion to Mary.
These three commitments are reflected in the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which for 46 years has been repeated all over the world by many members of the Hierarchy, by hundreds of thousands of priests and by millions of the faithful, especially regarding fidelity to the Pope.
“Above all, we wish to be united with the Holy Father and the hierarchy, firmly adhering to all their directives, so as thus to set up a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the Magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the Church. Under your maternal protection, we want moreover to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the Pope, on whom we invoke your special protection.” (from the Act of Consecration)
The legitimate Pope is Pope Francis. A famous dream of Don Bosco shows us the Church as a large boat during a storm and in the midst of its enemies, always guided by the Pope who anchors the Church to two large pillars in the midst of the sea: the Eucharist, “Salus credentium,” and Mary, “auxilium christianorum.” He who separates himself from these three “criteria of catholicity” strays away from catholicity and has made himself unworthy of speaking, not only in the name of a Movement and of a Book that he does not fully comprehend, but even in the name of the Church itself.
Como, July 18, 2018
The Director General of the MMP and his Spiritual Council