This photo was taken 10/30/2011 at Casa San Pablo in Santo Domingo
Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up: there are no situations which God cannot change. Pope Francis
"God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have a mission; I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons; He has not created me for naught. I shall do good—I shall do his work. I shall be an angel of peace while not intending it if I do but keep his commandments. Therefore, I will trust him." Blessed John Cardinal Newmann
ObamaCare violates our religious liberty; Planned Parenthood takes our taxpayer dollars for its abortion business; and atheists are removing Christianity from America. Get your armour on for this satanic battle is here in our backyard.
Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth through me. Fill me with Your life and Your grace, that my soul may be sanctified. Increase in me the gift of holy wisdom, that I may use wisely the gifts You have given me. Increase in me the gift of understanding, that I may hear and respond to Your call. Increase in me the gift of Your good counsel, that I may always follow God's will. Increase in me the gift of knowledge, that I may grow in holiness by knowing God and myself more fully. Increase in me the gift of love, that I may serve as Christ's hands and feet and voice sharing Your love with everyone I meet today. Come, Holy Spirit! Renew the face of the earth through me! Amen.
Consecrate Yourself to Mary Using the Consecration Prayer of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort
I, (Name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in your hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.
In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose you this day for my Mother and Queen. I deliver and consecrate to you, as your slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to you the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to your good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity.
Our Lady of All Nations Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, Send now Your Spirit over the world; Let the Holy Spirit live in the Hearts of All Nations, That they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster, and war; May the Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Be our Advocate. Amen September 20, 1951
Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes)
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of your sacred heart, where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch your sacred body.
Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your precious blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of your priesthood.
Let your holy love surround them, and shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here on earth, and in heaven, their everlasting crown.
Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for priests and vocations to the priesthood.
– St. Therese of Lisieux
Quote to live by: "Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God: God alone is sufficient." - St. Teresa of Avila
"Anyone who wishes to frolic with the devil, cannot rejoice with Christ." -St. Peter Chrysologus Prayer for Priests
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord.
Lord, give us holy priests; You Yourself maintain them in holiness. O divine an Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls for priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things. AMEN.
(Diary of Sister Faustina, 102)
Fr. Neil Buchlein, Pastor St. Mary Quee n of Heaven Madison, WV
Pray, Pray, Pray by Paddy Kelly (Br. John Paul Mary)
This song was written after his first trip to Medjugorje in 2004
The world is like a river of which we drink but our sins pollute the water And now the river is flooded so we must build and ark of faith and trust in divine providence I was in a room of darkness it wasn't enough to open the window for air I had to unlock the door so I searched for the key and what I found was Our Lady of Medugorje saying to:
Pray, pray pray pray, pray pray pray, for a happier day, oh come on and pray, pray pray pray, pray pray pray, and the Lord will show you the way.
Me and my brothers and sisters we were struggling between heaven and hell We found it hard to understand how we got sunk into a spiral of negative and demonic spells So we went on a pilgrimage searching for healing at the heavenly wells We came across a wise man telling us children it's very simple, conversion, mass the sacraments and
Oh we've got to pray, pray pray pray, pray pray pray for a happier day
Need a childlike faith to enter into heaven 'til the harvesters come don't be afraid
We all have our crosses to carry if we carry them humbly there's no need to worry If we forgive we'll be forgiven then our purified hearts will feel the presence of God's eternal love burn inside I ain't no religious expert but I don't have to be to know that God ain't illusion I'm testifying what I witness 'cause a faith without acts is a dead faith that's why I wrote this song so we can
Oh we've got to pray, pray pray pray, pray pray pray for a happier day
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Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.
We seek to do as best we can in everything that is expected of us in order to become holy. The most important thing is to draw near to God by living for him; everything else is secondary.