►Connected only through Social Media, there’s no time for nine-day novenas. No single parish church yet dedicated to Blessed Takayama. No place for a common assembly. How do we connect?
For now, there’s only the annual Memorial Mass on February 3 — celebrated in Japan, the Philippines and four other countries.
What is our individual commitment to the Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon Canonization Movement?
⛨ To strengthen among members of the Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon Canonization Movement the practice of Christian life, centered on the Holy Eucharist, in absolute fidelity to the Supreme Pontiff and according to the teachings of the Church, observing as its foundation the principles of charity, following the example of the “Samurai of Christ,” Justus Ukon Takayama (1552 Osaka-1615 Manila), a singular promoter of God’s Kingdom, and an undaunted witness to the Catholic Faith.
⛨ To sustain and aid the charitable, cultural and social works and institutions of the Catholic Church – wherever we, as Missionary Disciples, are sent.
⛨ To support the preservation and propagation of the Faith in all lands, and promote interest in this work not only among Catholics scattered throughout the world, who are united in charity by the symbol of the Cross, but also among all other Christians.
⛨ To uphold the rights of the Catholic Church everywhere.
Basic Code of Prayer Warriors
⛨ PRAYER — We have only ONE basic prayer: The “Our Father,” prayed as we start the day, after which we pray ONE “Hail Mary” as a paean to Jesus’ mother. Then the Doxology or “Glory Be.” You can pray alone, but if you can manage it, pray with one or two Others. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20).
⛨ OBLIGATION — Remember to do a random act of kindness EVERY DAY to neighbors — and others in need. (Ephesians 4:32, John 13:35, Hebrews 13:16).
⛨ OFFERING — Give of your substance to the Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon Canonization Movement – “quae cuiusque” — each according to his means. (Proverbs 3:9-10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).◘
Dr. Ernesto A. de Pedro