This month, I present my translation of a letter that QLC President Mr. Georges Buscemi has recently sent to our Francophone supporters. I present it because I find that it aptly addresses how any sustainable change, particularly that of promoting a culture of life, can occur; namely, humbling ourselves before our creator. I hope you find it interesting and wish to participate.
One of the greatest crosses we must carry these days is being deprived to publicly worship God: churches are closed partially or completely, until further notice. Now, is there anything more essential at gaining the strength needed to establish a Christian society at the service of life than to receive the grace of God through the sacraments that He has instituted? Obviously, our governments, pro-abortion and indifferent to religion, do not share this belief.
Fortunately, we don't have to wait for our governments to take matters into their own hands. If the people cannot go to God, then God will go to His people. Therefore, I am announcing that in 2021, the Quebec Life Coalition will do its utmost to ensure that the salvation of God enters your homes, through a visit by a priest.
How will these visits work? Keeping with the objectives of the Quebec-Life Coalition, the first goal is to have flourish, at all levels of society, a Culture of Life with God having the first place. Now, there is no better way to transform a house into a dwelling where God lives and His laws respected than by consecrating one’s home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pictured here are the united Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. (Photo from Benedicta Boutique)
Such a ceremony, which can be preceded by the sacrament of reconciliation for all members of the family and by a private mass, is the perfect way to promise God that, at least in this house, His peace will reign, absent of any vile language, the promotion of vice, of freedom without responsibility, of impiety, of revolt, of doubtful opinions, but of simplicity, obedience, respect for life, from conception to natural death. A consecration is a solemn promise, made as a family, the basic unit of society, that Christ the King is recognized; His laws respected, His wishes fulfilled with gaiety of heart.
If enough homes are consecrated, this will pave the way for the consecration of businesses, groups and associations, town halls, corporations, parties, unions, provincial and federal governments and, ultimately, world bodies. For whoever recognizes Jesus as God and king of his person and of his house will want Him to be recognized in his community; whoever recognizes Him in the privacy of his home will be inclined to recognize him in public.
We plan to launch this initiative very soon. Lent, for example, would be a great opportunity to make the first visits. If, like us, you think that a Culture of Life begins in families and homes, and you wish to receive a visit from a priest to consecrate your family and your home to God, click here. We will contact you to organize this visit. (We'll also give you some tips to help you prepare for your dedication ceremony.)
Thank you for helping us with your prayers and donations to get through these difficult times and continue to spread a Culture of Life in Quebec and Canada.
- Georges Buscemi
On behalf of the Quebec Life Coalition staff, I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Lenten period, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17 as we prepare for the passion and resurrection of Our Lord.
p.s. Our 40-day prayer vigil begins on Ash Wednesday. To learn more or to sign up, call (438) 930-8643.
p.p.s Learn more about our new staff person, Alicia, on page 4 of our newsletter.