Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Bella" saves seven babies from abortion!

The following is an email from the Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena
We have received wonderful messages from many devotees throughout the United States who saw "Bella", and all have been inspired to help promote "Bella" in their communities. Thank you also for responding to our important call to pray our beloved St. Philomena Novena for the success of the movie.
I'm writing today to share some amazing news about the impact the movie has had in just a short time and to let you know that it will premier in Canada this weekend and will continue to be introduced internationally.
I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Bella Producer Leo Severino today.(seen in this photo praying at the incorrupt body of Saint Philomena with his finacee, now wife) He conveyed that in the past ten days, miraculously, seven mothers who were contemplating or scheduled an abortion chose life for their unborn child after seeing the movie. Leo shared, "One young mother who met the movie's leading actor Eduarado Verastegui was so moved by his performance and the film's message that she told Eduarado she was committed to keeping her child. And six others contacted us to tell us they had scheduled an abortion and chose to cancel their appointments and keep their child, after seeing our movie."As you can see, by the grace of God, this film is helping us accomplish His work to protect and support unborn children through prayer and action to finally end abortion.
I want to also take this time to strongly encourage each of you to join the Archconfraternity of Santa Philomena in praying the following Novena to Our Blessed Mother to end abortion. We need your help to win this critical battle over the evil in our society and save the lives of millions of children throughout the world who otherwise would never have the chance to live and prosper as children of God.

How to say the Novena for an end to abortion: -
Complete each day's meditation and prayer -
Say Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be -
Recite the Memorarae:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I kneel, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer them.
Day 1: For Children Sacrificed
Meditation: The greatest challenge a child faces today is surviving the first nine months of life. One in three children don't live until their "birth" day. In abortion, they die never knowing a mother's smile or her tender touch. Their cries, never heard on earth, resound throughout all of Heaven.
Prayer: O Mary, our sweet and loving Mother, you hear the cries of your children sacrificed in abortion. Accept our prayers for aborted children as a soothing balm for their wounds. Comfort them and comfort us who mourn their loss. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 2: For Childless Mothers
Meditation: Abortion takes more from a mother than the life of her child. More than the smiles, the first words, the first steps, the love, and the hugs are lost. Abortion is unnatural. The emptiness a mother feels after an abortion is also the loss of her 'humanness'. It is a loss which leaves mothers with a profound sense of loneliness and abandonment.
Prayer: O Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate, through the power of the Holy Spirit, humanity and divinity were united in your womb. Accept our prayers for childless mothers and intercede with your Son to restore these mothers in His grace. In their loneliness, reveal yourself to them as their loving Heavenly Mother. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 3: For Our Children
Meditation: A battle is raging over the souls of our children. Being chaste and pure is presented to our children as only one of many equally viable options for living; an option often ridiculed by the media. Organizations actively obstruct parents' efforts to be involved in essential decisions in the lives of their children. Whether for cigarettes, birth control devices or abortions, our children are seen as 'market opportunities'.
Prayer: O Mary, Mother of the Son of God, you know well the love your Son had for little children. Accept our prayers and unite them with your own and use these prayers to crush the head of the serpent who is waiting to devour our children and separate them from your Son. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 4: For Girls and Women Meditation: Genesis declares that men and women were both created in God's image. To celebrate what is feminine and the unique role of girls and women in giving and sustaining life brings honor to both God and womankind. Abortion denies this reflection of God in girls and women. So does immodesty,and other activities which exploit girls and women.
Prayer: O Mary, Mother most pure, accept our prayers for girls and women. Help girls and women to see God's image more clearly in their femininity. Ask your Son for special graces for girls and women so that they may remain modest in dress and action. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 5: For Boys and Men
Meditation: Boys and men, too, were made in God's image and thus what is truly masculine is also a reflection of a wonderful God. However, there are boys and men who have a false masculinity which exalts lust and conquest, unfaithfulness and callousness, irresponsibility and deceit. The magnitude of the abortion tragedy is a direct result. No greater gains can be made in ending abortion than embracing true masculinity.
Prayer: O Mary, most chaste wife of St. Joseph, accept our prayers for boys and men. Help them to see in St. Joseph a model of true masculinity. Ask your Son for the grace to help boys and men lead pure and holy lives and to avoid temptations of the flesh. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 6: For Families
Meditation: In God's loving plan of salvation, families were entrusted with the special responsibility of bringing new life into the world. God's gift of human sexuality as well as a husband's and wife's love for each other become an invitation to be co-creators, with God, in new life. The use of artificial contraception is a rude rejection of this invitation. Using God's gift of human sexuality outside of marriage is a rejection of His plan of salvation. Both lead, inevitably, to the rejection of new life itself in abortion.
Prayer: O Mary, Queen of Families, it was through your intercession at the wedding feast at Cana that your Son's public ministry began. Accept our prayers for families. Intercede for us with your Son and ask for the graces we need to use our human sexuality only in ways which
bring honor and glory to God. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)
Day 7: For the Church
Meditation: With the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, the Catholic Church began. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, for nearly two thousand years, in season and out, the Church has steadfastly proclaimed the Good News of the Gospel of Life. In every age, the Church has raised up voices of priests, bishops, and popes in defense of life and in opposition to abortion. Thanks be to God.
Prayer: O Mary, Mother of the Church, you were there with the Apostles, when the Church was born. Accept our prayers for the Church. Fill the clergy and the faithful with a burning love for life, especially the unborn, and a craving to support the unborn through prayer and action. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 8: For Abortion Providers
Meditation: Doctors, nurses, counselors, and others who work in the abortion industry are our brothers and sisters. So are pro-abortion politicians and others who work to keep abortion available. We are called to see the image of God in all of them. We are also called to love them. Most importantly, we are called to pray for them. We are called especially to pray for those filled with rage, those who are in most need of God's healing grace.
Prayer: O Mary, Mother of Mercy, accept the prayers we offer for those who provide or support abortions. Through your powerful intercession, touch abortion providers and supporters with the amazing grace which has the power to save and transform lives. Help them to see the truth of their actions, and having seen the horror of their deeds, help them to come to your Son for forgiveness and mercy. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

Day 9: For the End to Abortion
Meditation: As believers in the Risen Lord, we know already that the victory is ours. The sacrifice of children in abortion will end. The final victory won't be a legislative or legal victory; it will be a conversion of heart for those who seek, perform, and support abortion. In our times, it has pleased God that many conversions of heart have come through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother. That is why we confidently implore Mary, Our Blessed Mother, to grant our request. End abortion.
Prayer: Mary, Our Blessed Mother, hear our plea. Touch the hearts of those who seek, perform or support abortion. With your gentle hand, lead them to your Son. (Recite Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorarae above.)

With original Ecclesiastical Approval of:
Most Reverend John J. Myers, Bishop of Peoria,
April 22, 1997

To the Glory of God always,
Marie Burns Director General of the Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena
Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena83027 Mugnano del CardinaleAvellino,
In the United States, contact Richard Donley Fox,

Assistant Director General of the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena 253-5020

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