The relentless attacks on our President by some members of the Democratic Party, so-called “stars” of the entertainment world and the Mainstream Media have influenced the rise of a Resistance Movement that refuses to recognize his legitimate authority. They have made many groundless attacks on President Trump, especially regarding the Comey and Russian matters, for both of which no evidence has been shown of obstruction of justice or any other crimes.
These attacks have divided our country and have influenced wicked people to perform malicious and violent acts on properties of our colleges and universities and on our public properties, most of which have gone unpunished. The most recent of these ended with the death of the perpetrator and his rifle shooting and wounding of five people, including a United States Representative who was peacefully playing our national pastime of baseball. This perpetrator apparently posted profane anti-Trump statements on Facebook and asked if the ballplayers were Republicans before he began firing his rifle.
St. Paul said to pray “for all in authority, [such as our President] that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.” (1Timothy 2:1-4).
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Indiana to the visionary Sister Mildred in 1956 and identified herself as “Our Lady of America, The Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of your land.” She asked for purity and promised peace and protection if we responded to her requests.
Let us practice purity and pray through Our Lady of America her Novena for her promised peace and protection, especially for our President, and for true change and hope for America.
While our hope is placed in the eternal city, yet we must labor in the earthly city and transmit hope for its peace. This was what St. Augustine did during the fall of the Roman Empire. Pope Benedict told us what St. Augustine did. “Amid the serious difficulties facing the Roman Empire—and also posing a serious threat to Roman Africa, which was actually destroyed at the end of Augustine’s life—this was what he set out to do: to transmit hope, the hope which came to him from faith and which, in complete contrast with his introverted temperament, enabled him to take part decisively and with all his strength in the task of building up the city.” (Pope Benedict XVI. Encyclical Letter, Spe Salvi, Saved by Hope, 23).
This task of “building up the city” is hope in action through which we strive to realize our lesser and greater hopes and to work towards a better city and world. In “building up the city”, we need greater and lesser hopes that keep us going day by day. “But these are not enough without the great hope, which must surpass everything else. This great hope can only be God, who encompasses the whole of reality and who can bestow upon us what we, by ourselves, cannot attain.” (Pope Benedict XVI. Encyclical Letter, Spe Salvi, Saved by Hope, 31).
One of these blessings that only God can bestow is peace on earth of which the angels sang at Bethlehem. Our Lady of America has promised this blessing of peace if we follow her requests. This is one of our hopes. It was also the hope of our Founding Fathers. They expressed their hope in the preamble to the United Sates Constitution “to insure domestic Tranquility. . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” To realize these hopes we must return to our founding principles.
If we are morally resolved to maintain a just and free society and we fulfill the requests of Our Lady of America, we will realize her promises. She said, “It is the United States that is to lead the world to peace.” She is our hope for the States – our hope to lead us to purity of hearts, minds and bodies so that we may lead the world to purity and peace.
Our Lady of America desires to see the Kingdom of Jesus established in all hearts. She wants to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations. She revealed that the youth of America are challenged to be the leaders of this movement of renewal on the face of the earth. She wants us to help her to once again bring the sunshine of God’s peace upon the world. Then, she said, “God will walk among you and you will have peace.”