by Dan Burke
Dear Apostoli Viae Friends and Family,
Please join me in an important novena of reparation which will begin on Sunday, January 24th (feast of St. Francis de Sales) and end on Tuesday, February 2nd (feast of the Presentation of the Lord). To kick off this novena, I will lead a panel discussion this Sunday at 3:00 PM Central time with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski and Dr. Janet Smith on the topic of understanding the Eucharist and how we can better honor and love the Lord in our participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Recent decades have witnessed a rise in instances of Eucharistic abuse, from violations of liturgical norms to unorthodox practices that encourage irreverence and even habitual sacrilege. The coronavirus situation of 2020 elevated the problem to crisis levels, prompting a wave of sacramental manipulation, desacralization, and deprivation that has left almost no Catholic in the world unharmed.
These disturbing “signs of the times” call for a vigorous and faithful response. To start 2021 off on the right spiritual footing, The Avila Foundation, Sophia Press, and the community of Apostoli Viae are encouraging a Eucharistic Reverence and Reparation Novena to atone for the Eucharistic abuses of last year and reintroduce proper respect and awe for the Holy Eucharist.
With Pew surveys showing that a majority of Catholics no longer believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, we are moved to address this situation through a dedicated international prayer effort to make 2021 a year dedicated to restoring Eucharistic Reverence in the Catholic Church.
Sign up here to receive the novena prayers and pledge to make one or more of the following commitments as personal penance for the desacralization of the Eucharist in our country and our world: https://eucharisticpenance.com/
As part of this novena I pledge to:
I pray you will join us and five thousand four hundred of the faithful who have already signed up for the webinar and the novena who desire to love the Lord and lift His name and honor on High in our worship.
Yours in Him,
Unum est Necessarium