DAY 5 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

DAY 5 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP OPENING PRAYER O Mary, Mother of Perpetual help, I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through…

June 22: ST. JOHN FISHER & ST. THOMAS MORE, Martyrs.

June 22: ST. JOHN FISHER & ST. THOMAS MORE John Fisher was ordained priest in 1491. He held several teaching posts at the University of Cambridge, and at the same time was responsible for the spiritual direction of Queen Margaret, the mother of Henry VIII. He later occupied the Chair of Theology which the Queen…

June 21: ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA, Religious

June 21: ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA, Religious St. Aloysius (Luigi) Gonzaga (1568-1591) was born at his family’s castle in Castiglione delle Stiviere, between Brescia and Mantova in northern Italy in what was then part of the Duchy of Mantua. In November 1585, Aloysius gave up all rights of inheritance, went to Rome and joined the Society…

DAY 4 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP.

DAY 4 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP OPENING PRAYER O Mary, Mother of Perpetual help, I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through…

DAY 3 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

DAY 3 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP OPENING PRAYER O Mary, Mother of Perpetual help, I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through…

DAY 2 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

DAY 2 OF THE NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP OPENING PRAYER O Mary, Mother of Perpetual help, I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through…

CALL GOD ‘FATHER’ BECAUSE TRULY HE IS!

CALL GOD ‘FATHER’ BECAUSE TRULY HE IS! Saint Josemaría worte that the “sense of divine filiation” is the foundation of our spiritual life. Note that it is not “divine filiation” but rather the “sense” of our divine filiation, that is the realization of our condition as God’s children for it is not enough to be…

DAY 1 NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP DAY 1 OPENING PRAYER O Mary, Mother of Perpetual help, I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous…

LET US ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD.

LET US ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD. Here you have a quote worthy of meditation: “May we always be giving thanks to God constantly for everything: for what seems good and for what seems bad; for what is sweet and for what is bitter; for the white and for the black; for small things and…

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! PRAYER FOR FATHERS.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! PRAYER FOR FATHERS. Dear friends in Christ, today Sunday, Father’s Day is celebrated in many countries. As such, TO ALL THE FATHERS IN THE WORLD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE, DEDICATION AND SACRIFICE YOU HAVE GIVEN TO NURTURE AND PROVIDE FOR US WITH THE BEST LIFE. WE PRAY FOR ALL OF…

11th Sunday O.T. (B). Mass readings.

11th Sunday O.T. (B). Mass readings. First reading:  Ezechiel 17:22–24 Thus says the Lord God: I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar, from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot, And plant it on a high and lofty mountain; on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it. It shall…