What are the Cenacles of Life?
The Cenacles of Life are prayer groups that pray two rosaries (ten mysteries) offering the rosaries up with fasting. Each member fasts one day a week on bread and water, to end this culture of death. Those that cannot fast on bread and water, due to sickness or age, can offer up a day of fasting from their favorite thing (such as watching television, using the computer or talking on the telephone.) They offer up their fasts - at the prayer group - with the rosaries prayed.
The prayer group agrees to meet at least once a week, inside a Church, not a home. The Cenacles of Life are for renewing the Spirit of Life - from within the Church. It is the graces from these Cenacles that will be used to transform the face of the earth - and to defeat this war on life. There will be a growth in holiness in these families as well.
The word "Cenacle" refers to the Upper Room, where the Apostles would meet to pray with the Virgin Mary, after the death and Resurrection of Her Son. It is also where Jesus had His Apostles come for the Last Supper. It is where He instituted the Eucharist. "This is My Body. This is My Blood, which will be offered up for the forgiveness of sins. Take and eat and drink, for this is truly My Body, which has been broken for you."
In the Catholic Church, the Tabernacle holds the Presence of the Lord. We gather around the Tabernacle, praying the rosary and offering our fasts, just as the Apostles gathered around Jesus at the Last Supper, in the Cenacle.
Why the Cenacles of Life?
The Blessed Mother told the children at Fatima that, thanks to the rosary, all wars would end. For the rosary is a gift that God gave His Mother, to give to Her children. That is why we are to pray this prayer! The rosary is a gift that was designed by God to give to His children - so His Mother could intercede and crush the serpent. We gather in groups to pray the rosary, for the more that gather in the Church to end abortion - the faster it will end.
So hasten all to the Church and proclaim a fast! For the devil will only be defeated by spiritual means, not physical. Satan is a spiritual being. The means to crush the serpent are from the Lord.
This year, September 8, 2009, marks our first anniversary of our Cenacles of Life at SMG. We meet every Monday night from 7-8pm in the main Church. We have already seen many blessings come from this extension of our Family Rosary Crusade which we began here at SMG in 2003. If you signed up for the Family Rosary Crusade and missed the public aspect of praying the Rosary with others, join us Monday nights.