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LOUISIANA CATHOLICS

ASK ALL TO JOIN US IN

A RANDOM ACT OF FAITH BLESSING AMERICA!

                             LOUISIANA STATE SYMBOL

"A River Runs Through U.S.",

AGAIN!...AND IT REACHES THE GULF OF MEXICO!

OUR LADY OF AMERICA'S CROWN RISES FIRST ON 9-11!

Our Lady of America statue in Thibodaux, LA

   September, 11, 2020 in Houma                                           September 11, 2020 in Thibodaux

Thanks to James, above are images from one location where the Blessed Holy Water entered the Gulf of Mexico (Southwest Pass).  It has been a 2,552 mile journey from Lake Itasca, MN that began on June 19th.  Please read the story below about this Random Act of Faith and how YOU can play a part in it.  There are many more waters to be blessed across America that will flow down this Great River into the Gulf of Mexico and the Oceans of the world! 

Now, listen to Laura Huval sing Oceans!  Laura is from the Cecilia area of Louisiana and has an award-winning music ministry.  To get more information on her South Louisiana "Praying With Music" series and so much more, click here.

These two images of South Louisiana at the mouth of the "Great River" and the "Modern Delta" are as the Holy Water simultaneously flowed southerly to the gulf/ocean.  (This story is told on this page.) These images demonstrate the symbolism of the power of the sacramentals and the spiritual storms that are real for each person.  The movements of these storms are secular examples powerful acts of nature acted upon by other powerful acts of nature under the spiritual influence of faith and prayer.  (For more on the "Louisiana and its Spiritual Storms" and these influences, please scroll back up the page and click on the page titled as such.)

                   Storm Marco                                                    Storm Sally

We thank God for sparing this land of South Louisiana known as the "Modern Delta" and we pray for other lands and persons impacted by the storms above as they went elsewhere.

 This Holy Water work is heavily inspired by St. Joan of Arc

Maid of Orleans Statue in French Quarter in New Orleans

(Birth date: January 6th and Feast date:  May 30th)

ON JANUARY 6, 2020, THIS HOLY WATER WORK BEGAN IN LOUISIANA AND IT WAS IMMEDIATELY DEDICATED TO OUR LADY UNDER THE TITLE OF "OUR LADY OF AMERICA".

ON FEBRUARY 6, 2020 PREPARATORY WORK IN THE NAME OF ST. JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS BEGAN IN ANTICIPATION AND PREPARATION FOR THE POURING OF THE HOLY WATER INTO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ON JUNE 19, 2020 (SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS).  

ON MAY 1, 2020, HOLY WATERS BEGAN TO BE COLLECTED FROM NUMEROUS CATHOLICS ACROSS LOUISIANA.  IT CAME FROM THEIR PARISHES THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND PLACES VISITED BY THESE SAME CATHOLICS OVER THE YEARS.  IT ALSO CAME FROM LOUISIANA CATHOLICS LIVING ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY WHO WANTED TO BE A PART OF THIS RANDOM ACT OF FAITH.

             

Fr. Anthony Odiong (Pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Luling) in New Orleans, LA

ON MAY 31, 2020 (PENTECOST SUNDAY), THIS WORK WAS JOINED WITH THE MANY YEARS OF PRAYER, FASTING AND WORK OF FR. ANTHONY ODIONG FROM ST. ANTHONY PARISH IN LULING, LOUISIANA.  TO LISTEN TO FR. ANTHONY'S HOMILY ON JULY 5TH, CLICK HERE. (Homily begins at 42 minutes and 50 seconds.)

   A Statue of Our Lady of America was at the pouring at Lake Itasca  on June 19, 2020

ON JUNE, 19, 2020 (The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), THE COLLECTED, MIXED AND BLESSED HOLY WATER FROM ALL THE LOCATIONS WAS POURED AT 3:33 PM IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT LAKE ITASCA, MN.  TO SEE WHERE LOUISIANA CATHOLICS GATHERED HOLY WATER FROM, CLICK HERE.  (This happened on this same solemnity day 19 years earlier.)

                  The Mississippi River (The "Great River")

                  Once called "The River of the Holy Spirit"

        Once called "The River of the Immaculate Conception"

"The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise"... - Mark Twain in Eruption

...and "it would take but a rumble" to totally erase man's engineering skill that are persuading it to do otherwise!...- the author of this webite

                                 Holy Water being poured on June 19, 2020

          LET THIS SACRAMENTAL WATER HELP YOU TO    

      "BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED"

Please, click on image

YOU can "bloom where YOU are planted" as part of this "work of blessing the waters of America", that is being carried out, in love, under the name of "Our Lady of America", in all places in America! 

For an example of what individuals are doing with Holy Water across the middle of America, click here.

Note: This work of prayer and action under the title of "Our Lady of America" is being carried out as a private devotion and not a public devotion of the Church.  Much like the rosary, although it is an act of private devotion, it does not have to be practiced in private nor does it need to be hidden from the public.  This work is an act of private devotion taken to the public square.

This work spontaneously began under the title of "Our Lady of America" before the Church's Statement on the Our Lady of American dated April 24, 2020. Therefore, it continues under that title because it formally began months earlier.  To change that now would be disingenuous to actions earlier taken under that title.  Additionally, this work is very consistent with the history of the United States of America and its being dedicated to Our Lady.  At this particular point in time, America certainly needs Our Lady's care and protection.  Therefore, it is very appropriate that "Our Lady of America" be directly connected to this work that first impacts America.  Using this title of "Our Lady of America", for this work of private devotion, that is being carried out in the public square, is fully aligned with and not adverse to the Statement and Decree of April and May, 2020. 

In addition to the Statement and Decree, other interesting and relevant articles pertaining to Our Lady of America (before and after the Statement and Decree) are as follows:

Regarding Our Lady of America

Understanding the statement and decree on the Lady of America apparitions

Devotion to Our Lady of America gains further approvals!  What comes next?

By this work, the faithful hereby are putting our prayer to Our Lady, the Immaculate Virgin, as the Patroness of America, in action in the public square under Her title of "Our Lady of America".  While doing so with all seriousness, at the same time, this act of private devotion should in no way imply approval or acceptance of purported revelations, visions, or locutions to attributed to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred) Neuzil other than as her own subjective inner religious experiences, as stated in the Statement(s) dated April 24, 2020 and/or May 7, 2020 and/or the corresponding Decree (as cited and/or within certain articles above).  

For much more on devotions, please click here to visit the USCCB site.

MOVING ON TO THE MERITS:

Please continue to read below to see in part how this Random Act of Faith got here and how YOU can become a part of it. 

Our Lady of America in New Orleans in 2019

MORE ON THE "RANDOM ACTS OF FAITH":

2001

Nineteen years ago, on Friday, June 22, 2001, at 3:33 pm Central Time (also the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that year) blessed Holy Water was first successfully poured into the previously (and for- a-time-named) River of the Holy Spirit and then the River of the Immaculate Conception (currently known as the Mississippi River) at its source at Lake Itasca, MN.

(Note: This location is about 130 miles from the discovery of the Kensington Runestone where the Blessed Mother was first invoked by Norwegians by the following verbiage carved in that stone:

       "AVM (Ave Maria) Save from evil" (in the year 1362).  

The Holy Water in 2001 was a sacramental mix of Holy Waters from Louisiana Catholics from their past travels around the country and world.  In 2001, Catholics prayed for the country along the river as the Holy Water flowed southerly to Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.  On or about September 11, 2001 the Holy Water reached it destination.

 

        

                        2001                                                                   2020

Part of the 2020 Holy Water was blessed by Fr. James Blount, SOLT

To listen to his short presentation on Holy Water, click here.

To listen to Fr. Brice Higginbotham from the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux speak about Holy Water, click here.

2020

This year's present Holy Water mix actually includes a small amount of the same Holy Water that was poured 19 years ago on June 22, 2001 when that “Random Act of Faith” was first carried out at the same exact location

The 2020 Holy Water mix also includes a small amount of the pure rainfall from Hurricane Cristobal blessed by a Catholic priest.  That storm recently entered our country in Louisiana and exited it in Minnesota.  (Please see map below.  In a manner, it produced a roadmap to confirm the work that was about to happen in a few days.)

Atlantic Basin named Cristobal = "bearing Christ"

Pacific Basin named Amanda = "fit to be loved" ("lovable")

Last but certainly not least, this year's present mix also includes Holy Waters from numerous Catholic parishes across Louisiana as well as shrines and other locations gathered and donated by Louisiana Catholics from their past travels.  A "thank you" goes out to the many people that assisted in gathering these waters.

After being poured on June 19, 2020, this present sacramental mix began to flow down the river 24/7, directly through 23 Catholic dioceses that lie along the river, as we pray for a sacramental blessing upon this country. 

YOU can personally and directly participate in this holy work of love.  Please read below to see how.

Holy Water being poured at Lake Itasca, MN on June19, 2020 at 3:33 pm.

Route of Blessed Holy Water since June 19, 2020

Please click here to read the prayer that was prayed at the Lake Itasca site where the Holy Water was poured  at 3:33 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020.  This same prayer was also simultaneously being prayed by many Louisiana Catholics at many other locations while it was poured.

The Holy Water arrival in the Gulf of Mexico began to be celebrated in Louisiana on Saturday, August 15, 2020 (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary).  The celebration is planned to continue for months to celebrate the arrival of the Holy Waters from all the other river basins across the country (more on that below).

IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE:

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, we began the (if you missed that date, start anytime):

For more on this 54-Day Miracle Novena for Peace with the Election please click here.

Again, "thank you" to all Louisiana Catholics that collected the many blessed Holy Waters from all over the State and elsewhere and/or in any way assisted in making this happen on Friday, June 19, 2020.  This "Random Act of Faith" could not have happened without so many faithful donors and helpers. 

As in 2001, the effects of this blessing will not end when the Holy Water reaches the Gulf of Mexico.  It is but one blessed gift to the United States from Louisiana Catholics so to pray against the evil that is, at this time, becoming more overt for all to see and experience.

Phase No. 2 (more "Random Acts of Faith" needed):

       How can YOU play a part in this work where YOU are? 

As a Catholic that understands the power of the sacramental of Holy Water, please consider becoming involved.

You can personally...or you can contact other Catholics you know throughout the “Heart” of this country (generally between the eastern mountain ranges and the western mountain ranges) and ask them to:

1. Prayerfully gather Holy Water from one or more parishes and/or other locations near you and then pour a small amount of those waters into a creek, stream or river that will eventually flow into the Mississippi River.  Eventually, all the waters will mix in the river.  This will include (but not be limited to) major rivers such as:

Allegheny River

Arkansas River

Big Black River

Des Moines River

Kaskasia River

Illinois River

Minnesota River

Missouri River

Ohio River

Red River

Rock River

St. Croix River

Tennessee

White River

Wisconsin River

Yazoo River

Once YOU pour your Holy Water(s) into any of the rivers named above (or rivers that will flow into them), you may remain silent and private about that or let this website know.  In either case, no personal names will ever be disclosed on this website.  But, we would like to at least know the river basin where you are pouring your Holy Water.  But again, that is also optional.

WATER FROM ALL OR A PORTION OF THESE LANDS BELOW FLOW INTO THE RIVERS SHOWN ABOVE (and many more) INTO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER!  JOIN IN THIS WORK WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THESE STATES!

SKETCH BELOW OUTLINES THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN

IS THERE ANY DOUBT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MOVING THIS RANDOM ACT OF FAITH

     THROUGHOUT THE    OF OUR NATION!

Mississippi Basin has about 1 billion of the 2.3 billion acres in the 48 states.

(Approximately 40%)

                                  Come, Holy Spirit!

            Flow Your "Living Waters" throughout this land!

The very affirming sketch above outlines the Mississippi River Basin, with the most southerly tip being in Louisiana and ending at the Gulf of Mexico (the location from which this website is published). It also generally shows some of the major rivers that flow into the Mississippi River, as it flows southerly from Lake Itasca, MN.  Many, many smaller rivers flow into these major rivers along the way.  This list above list but a few of the larger ones.

At some point, all the Holy Waters poured from all of these rivers will mix in the Mississippi River and flow southerly to continue to sacramentally bless our country as one body of "living water".

WE ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST!

To see much more about the Mississippi River Basin, click here.

Phase No. 3:

Use the same procedure as Phase No. 2 but instead pour blessed Holy Waters into other rivers that flow:

1.  Southerly into the Gulf of Mexico (such as the Pearl River, Sabine River, Biloxi River, Mobile River, etc),
2.  Easterly into the Atlantic Ocean, and
3.  Westerly into the Pacific Ocean.

IMPORTANT:

As the Holy Waters were collected in 2020, that sacramental was found to be extremely scarce in our churchs.  There is really no reason for that scarcity.

Please begin to find the Holy Water you already have and begin to use it daily blessing yourself, others and places.

Please begin to contact your local bishop or priests to ask them to again regularly bless Holy Water and make it readily available to their congregations, if they have not already begun to do that.  If not placed in hand fonts at church entrances, certainly, in larger containers where it may be poured by individuals into individual Holy Water bottles for individual use, as needed.  These large containers could be inside or outside of churches.

Please begin to move more toward daily participation in the sacraments and sacramentals of the Church.  Time to move from this Sacramental Exile that either exists or is again close!  In the absence of the sacraments and sacramentals, the spiritual void will be filled by evil!

 This Holy Water blessing is a WORK OF LOVE!  Not of fear.

1John 4:18 "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love."  

             Take courage in the BATTLE AGAINST EVIL

Ephesians 6:10-17  10 Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. 11 Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.  13 Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. 14 So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, 15 and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  (To read footnotes, click here.)

                              

                            Have “NEAUX FEAR”!

                                    F = False

                                    E = expectations

                                    A = are

                                    R = received

Please, click on image

Rather than focusing on "fear", spend that time:

  • Before the Blessed Sacrament.
  • In the Word of God.
  • Trying to receive the Sacraments (especially Holy Mass).
  • Trying to faithfully using sacramentals (such as Holy Water and the Rosary).
  • Listening and then moving to perform additonal Random Acts of Faith!

For reference and guidance information that underlies the efficacious use of sacramentals, please review Paragraph No. 1667 through 1679 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by clicking here.  Other paragraphs of interest related to signs and symbols are:  Paragraphs No. 1145 and following.  To see those paragraphs, click here.  

Any questions, please contact this website.  I will try and answer them.  You can also contact me, if you would like to advise where you poured Holy Water in your area. (That is optional, of course.)

For further or new information about this operation, please contact this website at:  macleanland@bellsouth.net and ask your question(s).

Along with the 54-Day Miracle Novena for Peace with the Election the was a  "Celebration of Thanksgiving" on August 15, 2020 (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) to welcome back into Louisiana and onward to the Gulf of Mexico the Blessed Holy Water that was poured on June 19, 2020.  This celebration began with the annual Eucharistic Procession along Bayou Teche in the Acadiana area of Louisiana in the Diocese of Lafayette. 

          For more on this, please go to the legend above and click on:             

             "Louisiana and the Eucharist"

For more about the procession on the water, click here.

Additionally!

Also beginning on August 15, 2020 one can begin the 54 Day Miracle Novena that extends to October 7, 2020 (Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary).  To read about this "Mary's Mantle Novena", encouraged by Fr. Tony and Jim Blount, click here.  (Note:  The Holy Water flowing down the river includes Holy Water blessed by Fr. Jim Blount.  Fr. Blount has presented in Louisiana many times.)

Then, there will be a second procession in Louisiana on First Saturday, October 3, 2020 to continue to celebrate the arrival of the blessed and holy "Living Waters" to Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico after its journey of over 2,500 miles that began on June 19, 2020.  This procession will be northerly along Bayou Lafourche in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.

Then, the Mary's Mantle - 54 Day Miracle Novena that began on August 15, 2020 ends on October 7, 2020.   

For more information on this October 3rd procession, go to the legend above and click on "Louisiana - Front Page Events". 

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LOUISIANA - ACTING AS IT HAS BEEN CREATED!

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