3 of my cousins


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I was hoping you all could pray for three of my older cousins. The three are brothers, all in their early 30s. None of them currently live in my city (two of them do not even currently live in my continent), but we grew up together and are very close. Not all of this following information may be completely correct since I live far away from them, and I come from a family that discourages any semblance of challenging the faith or lack thereof of a particular person.

One of them said years ago that even though he did not practice his Catholic faith, he believed all her teachings. The latter part apparently is not completely true, because he supports same-sex “marriage” and has had a boyfriend in the past. He recently began living in a Buddhist monastery to work on his martial arts.

The next one started practicing Judaism in college. He sometimes goes to Mass when he’s in town visiting the family, especially if he is visiting town to attend the marriage or funeral of a family member, but the last two times I was at Mass with him he just sat in the pew and did not participate. He, his parents, and my family unit were recently on vacation together and we all had a somewhat shallow but overall positive conversation about the Mass and the saints, and I was surprised to hear him say something like “it doesn’t say anywhere that Mass attendance is mandatory.” I feel like my answer was not super clear, but I think it was correct .(I mentioned the three-legged stool of the Church )

The oldest of the three brothers and his wife are serious about their faith and go to Mass every Sunday. The one thing that worries me is that they’ve been married for four years and still do not have any children. While this fact does not automatically mean they are not practicing NFP they are not getting any younger and my cousin has said he’s not ready for children and he’s not sure if he ever will be. I hope that they are not receiving Communion in the state of mortal sin.

God bless you all, and thank you all for your time.


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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 by 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 Thy mercy hear and answer me, Amen.


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Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.


#4

For your cousins…
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Fatima, Amen…


#5

Hail Mary,
Full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of death, Amen.


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O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.



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