Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Church dwells on two aspects of Our Lady’s help: first on the role of Our Lady’s intercession in the fight against sin in the life of a believer and secondly on Mary as one who assists Christians as a community, through her intercession, in fighting against anti-Christian forces.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Listen, put it into your heart, most little of my sons:
let nothing frighten or grieve you,
let not your heart be disturbed,
do not fear any sickness or anguish.
Am I not here, who am your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health?
Are you not happily within the folds of my mantle, held safely in my arms?
Do you need anything more?
Let nothing else worry you or disturb you.
Words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent! Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to make our peace with God. Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual concern to pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns forever. Amen.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
"O most blessed Virgin, who declarest in thy Canticle that it is owing to thy humility that God hath done great things in thee, obtain for me the grace to imitate thee, that is, to be obedient; because to obey is to practise humility." - St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“Our Lady was the first ‘carrier’ of God’s love to the world, for on receiving the Word of God, Jesus, she went in haste to bring Him to others. It was to her that Mother Teresa turned, entreating her help to fulfill her own call to bring the light of God’s love to the poorest of the poor. The prayer she composed well expresses her sentiments: 'Mary, my dearest Mother, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, your heart so full of love and humility, that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life, love Him as you loved Him and serve Him in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor.’”
Monday, May 11, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
“My dearly beloved children, never lose confidence and hope. Beneath the great and vast clamor which evil is managing to spread everywhere, many sprouts of goodness and holiness are budding forth in silence and hiddenness. These precious sprouts of new life are being daily cultivated in the secret garden of my Immaculate Heart.”–Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi~
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Nuestra Señora del Pino
The miraculous statue of Mary venerated in the basilica of Our Lady of the Pine in Teror, Gran Canaria
Loving and devout appeal
To Mary, then, who is the Mother of Mercy and omnipotent by grace, let loving and devout appeal go up from every corner of the earth – from noble temples and tiniest chapels, from royal palaces and mansions of the rich as from the poorest hut – from blood-drenched plains and seas. Let it bear to Her the anguished cry of mothers and wives, the wailing of innocent little ones, the sighs of every generous heart: that Her most tender and benign solicitude may be moved and the peace we ask for be obtained for our agitated world.
- Pope Benedict XV