A prayer for grandfather on the First Friday of the Month of the Sacred Heart: May we touch Your Divine Heart by asking for mercy for ourselves, for the world, and for those who do not know Your love, Amen.
Feast of St. Rita
Holy patroness of those in need, faithful, loving wife and mother as well as humble, prayerful widow and nun, obtain for us from the risen Jesus our request of physical health and spiritual maturity for all of us on CAF. Be gracious toward us for the greater glory of God and we will praise your Divine Spouse with you forever, Amen.
Almighty and eternal God, who has created us in thine image and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thy only-begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee that through the intercession of Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor, during our jounreys through the Internet we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter. Father we ask you this, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Loving Lord, we thank you for mothers and for the grace you have given them in raising their children. Bless the mothers, both physical and spiritual, today. Let the example of their faith and love shine. Grant that we may honor their sacrifice with a spirit of profound respect. In Christ's Holy Name we ask it. Amen. "As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart." Luke 2:19
"Pray with great confidence, with confidence based on the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray."
I will keep Theresa, Erik and little Logan in my prayers. I will try to stop by the Basilica tthis week and light a candle there for them. It's cases like that when yo uwish you could be there with a casserole and the "perfect" thing to say, isn't it? When will the test results come back? Don't tell me that the family has to worry all weekend -- that's downright mean.
23 April, Feast of St. George
St. George, heroic Catholic Soldier and defender of Your faith, you dared to criticize a tyrannical Emperor, and were subjected to horrible torture. You could have occupied a high military position, but you preferred to die for your Lord.
Good St. George, obtain for us the great grace of heroic Christian courage that should mark all soldiers of Christ, Amen.