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St Leonard of Port Maurice on the Little Number of Those Who are saved
St Leonard was a Franciscan Friar, d.1751. One of his most powerful sermons was on the little number of those who are saved. It is not for anyone to judge the state of a person’s soul, but just to try and follow Jesus and His Church. It is out of charity that we include the following quote sent in by one of our supporters. Anyone who sits down in front of Coronation Street or East Enders or any other TV programme that depicts sin in a positive way should consider the below:
‘He represented the ugliness of the sin of impurity so forcefully that a woman fell dead of sorrow in front of everyone. Then, coming back to life, she said, "When I was presented before the Tribunal of God, sixty thousand people arrived at the same time from all parts of the world; out of that number, three were saved by going to Purgatory, and all the rest were damned."’
It very important to pray for the leaders and opinion formers both in politics and in the media; for if they are giving examples of lifestyles that are contrary to the Gospel they are in grave trouble. This is none more so than in their example to children, for Jesus said “But whosoever shall cause one of these little ones which believe on me to stumble, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6.
But what is considered family viewing today? Here is a cutting from the MailOnline
X Factor up to its old tricks as Gaga strips: Raunchy pre-watershed performance attracts 100 complaints MailOnline 29/10/2013
The X Factor is embroiled in yet another sleaze row after a raunchy performance by Lady Gaga prompted hundreds of complaints. The controversial singer stripped to her underwear and danced provocatively across the stage in a pre-watershed results programme watched by nearly a million children on Sunday night.
This is just one of the reasons why we ask all our Prayer Crusaders to adopt a celebrity and pray for them. We pray for their well-being and their success but most of all we pray for their conversion, true conversion to God’s one and only true Church: that they accept all her teachings and disciplines in all their wonderful glory. Click on this link Adopt a Celebrity