December 13th Saint Lucy Relying on Your goodness, O God, we humbly ask you, by the intercession of your servant, Saint Lucy, to give perfect vision to our eyes, that we may serve for your greater honor and glory. And we pray for the salvation of our souls in this world, that we may come to the enjoyment of the unfailing light of the Lamb of God in heaven. St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, hear our prayers and answer our petitions. Amen.
Our Lady of Fátima Novena Day 6 MEDITATION: Mary the children said they had seen a vision of hell. All too many people around the world live in places so desperate that they might be compared to hell. In many places terror strikes daily and innocents die in senseless war. The cycle of violence and revenge is perpetuated with no end in sight. We would do well to remember the relative comfort we are blessed with and realize that many are not so fortunate. Today Mary I pray for an easing of the…
I freely and joyfully pick up the Cross which Thou hast given me to carry today, O Merciful God. Permit me to carry it today for Thy Greater Honor and Glory so that by this, my Cross, Thy Most Holy Will may be done fully in me and by me. Let not prosperity lift me up nor adversity cast me down. – St. Gertrude
“Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.” ~ St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1Corinthians 6:19-20