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What Was the Hardest Thing For You About Retirement?

If you’re retired, then Monday’s show is for you. Retirement is something many people work hard and long for. But what about when you are suddenly living an almost entirely different life? There can be challenges along with the joys. For you, what has been the hardest thing to adjust to or manage? That’s our topic to start the week. Join us!

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Direction for Our Times

This was read by Denise on Monday’s show:
“…My brothers and sisters, you understand that we come to advise you, but also to prepare you, and indeed to advise you on how to prepare.
There will come a time when you may be deprived of the Sacrament of the Eucharist altogether. This will occur in some areas of the world. This will be a grave and heavy cross but I assure you that heaven will compensate.
You will make constant spiritual communions and remain united to Christ. You will have angels and saints all around you, willing to console and direct you. You will be very brave and very fixated on your Jesus and on your mission to serve Him. So even in removing the Eucharist, the enemy can do you no real harm.
Do you understand? The enemy cannot remove God from you. He cannot do this. He cannot touch your soul.
He cannot deprive you of union with Jesus. He is powerless in this regard and you have all the powers of heaven at your call.
Truly, who is the more powerful? You must understand if this happens to you, in your area, that this was foretold and that this moves you closer to the glorious return of the King of Kings…..”
—- July 29, 2004 — Direction for Our Times
As given to “Anne,” a lay apostle
Link: https://directionforourtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/English_Volume-7.pdf

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Novena for Protection Against Coronavirus

Link to NCR about novena-


Novena to Our Lady of Monte Berico

O Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God and my Mother Mary, I thank you that you have deigned to appear on Monte Berico and I thank you for all the graces you grant here to those who turn to you. Nobody ever prayed to you in vain. I, too, resort to you and beg you for the Passion and Death of Jesus and for your pains: welcome me, o’ merciful Mother, under your mantle, which is a maternal mantle; grant me the particular grace that I ask of You [your petition here] and protect me from all evil and especially from sin which is the greatest evil.

Oh make, oh Mary, my Mother, that I always enjoy your loving protection in life and even more in death and then come to see you in heaven and to thank and bless you forever. Amen.

Madonna of Monte Berico, pray for us.

O sweet Virgin, pious mother of love,
Like this Ave rising from the heart.
Ave, ave, ave, Maria
Ave, ave, ave, Maria

O Virgin, shine as a star in the sky,
Motherly defend your faithful children.
Ave, ave, ave Maria
Ave, ave, ave, Maria

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The first homily of the year by Pope Francis

READ: The Dignity of Women
READ ALSO: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200101_omelia-madredidio-pace.html

Pope Francis gave a stirring homily on the dignity of women on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Tying it all in to the great role played in salvation history by Our Blessed Mother, he entrusted this entire year to Mary. On Tuesday, Jerry and Debbie will discuss this homily, and will invite all women to call and share what it means to you. Do you truly feel respected and honored in today’s world? How do you feel about the many abuses that are still perpetrated against women, which Pope Francis referred to as being “sacrificed on the profane altars of advertising, profiteering, and pornography?” Does reflecting on the Virgin Mary cause you to feel the profound dignity that you share with her as a woman? This should be an uplifting conversation, and we hope you will join us with your take.

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Millennials on the Frontlines

Millennials On the Frontlines
We’re living in times when it’s more important than ever to take a strong and courageous stand for the truths of our Catholic faith. We’re also seeing incredible opposition and hatred toward the Church and her beliefs, perhaps especially among young adults. Today, we hear from millennials who are on the frontlines in the culture war, and how you face paying the price of losing friends (and even alienating family members who don’t believe) when you hold firm to your faith. It should be another impactful conversation, one which we hope will provide new encouragement to our millennial brothers and sisters.

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Balance in Life

Balance in all areas of life is generally the key to a real healthy existence.  Now there are some exceptions in every situation, but balance in life proves to be beneficial in mind, body and spirit.  When we are in balance, then things run smoothly and every area of our life seems to flourish.  When someone appears to be having a rough time, you can almost always zero in on a certain aspect of their life that is suffering. Creating balance in life seems simple on the surface, yet we still have so many folks struggling to keep life steady.  Let’s talk about this concept and see how it applies to our lives.  Call in with your experience at 1-833-288-3986.

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Please – Keep the Lights Up!

Please Keep The Lights Up!

We as Christians must remember that we are in the Christmas season now. The lights should stay up and the celebration of our Lord’s birth must continue. But how many of us give in to the world, and the day after Christmas we start packing away the ornaments? The world would like us to make Christmas one big commercial day (following, of course, several weeks [months?] of trying to get you to buy anything and everything under the sun). But for us, Jesus’ birth changes everything for all of eternity. Let’s stay in the season and enjoy every moment telling the world that a Savior is Born!