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June 21, 2012

A Fortnight for Freedom - Who's In?

June 21, 2012 is the beginning of a Fortnight for Freedom.  The Bishop Helmsing Institute Blog had this post explaining what the Bishops prescribe and how to carry it out.  It's a time for increased, focused prayer, study, fasting and public action.  

The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country. Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.  Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.

Today, I commit to a rosary every day for a fortnight (14 days) for the intercession of our blessed mother as we seek to be heard and have our freedom to practice our faith protected.  

I'm not sure what kind of public action I can take, but I do intend to do a video to share with many other women through the Women Speak For Themselves initiative. 

I also intend to try and make it to Mass on Friday, the dual feast days of St. Thomas More and St. John Fischer.

14 days - a Fortnight 


Are You In?



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