Sunday, December 01, 2013


When we are slaves to worry,
Our Most Blessed Virgin Mother
Leads us into the Presence of Jesus,
The only One Who can free us.
And when our loved ones are enslaved by fear,  
The prayerful encouragement of Our Lady
Helps us to be a Saint Peter Claver for them.
Cuando somos esclavos de las preocupaciones, 
Nuestra Santísima Virgen Madre
Nos lleva a la Presencia de Jesús, 
El Unico que nos puede liberar.
Y cuando nuestros seres queridos están esclavizados por el miedo 
El aliento orante de Nuestra Señora
Nos ayuda ser el San Pedro Claver para ellos.
Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among 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
Dios te salve María, llena eres de gracia, 
el Señor es contigo. 
Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres 
y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesús. 
Santa María Madre de Dios, 
ruega por nosotros los pecadores, 
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. Amen

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Praying for Our Children

...a vocation of love
I press towards the mark to the prize
of the supernal vocation of God
in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 3:14 DRB)

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Discernment: to Jesus through Mary

Our Pastor asked us to pray for an increase in Catholic vocations:
Religious Vocations
Single Life
Lay Associates
May we imitate Mary in following Jesus:
"Come Holy Spirit,
Come by means of the powerful intercession
of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Thy well beloved Spouse"
Prayer by Father Gobbi (1930-2011)
Marian Movement of Priests

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Student"s Prayer

Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, 
Origin of all being
Graciously let a ray of Your light 
penetrate the darkness of my understanding.
Take from me the double darkness into which I have been born~
the obscurity of sin and ignorance.
Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, 
and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally
Grant me the talent of being exact in all my explanations
and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm.
Point out the beginning, 
direct the progress and help in the completion.
I ask this through Christ, Our Lord.
This prayer was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Saint Padre Pio's Efficacious Sacred Heart Novena

(1) O my Jesus, You have said,
"Truly I say to you, ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you." 
Behold, I knock, seek and ask for the grace of 
(name your request)
Recite the Our Father~Hail Mary~Glory Be, followed by 
"Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee."
(2) O my Jesus, You have said,
"Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, 
he will give it to you." 
Behold,in your name I ask the Father for the grace of 
(name your request)
Recite the Our Father~Hail Mary~Glory Be, followed by 
"Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee."
(3) O my Jesus, You have said,
"Truly I say to you, heaven and earth shall pass away, 
but my words will not pass away." 
Encouraged by Your infallible words, I now ask for the grace of
 (name your request)
Recite the Our Father~Hail Mary~Glory Be, followed by 
"Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee."
O Sacred Heart of Jesus for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.

Recite the Hail Holy Queen followed by 
"Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us."

Learn more about the Sacred heart Novenas:

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Litany of The Most Precious Blood of Jesus:
(Icon written by Secular Carmelite)
Lord have mercy~Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy~Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy~Lord have mercy

Christ hear us~Christ hear us
Christ graciously hear us~Christ graciously hear us

God the Father of Heaven~Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world~Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit~Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity One God~Have mercy on us

Blood of Christ, only begotten Son of the Eternal Father ~Save us
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God~Save us
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament~Save us
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in Agony~Save us
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the scourging~Save us
Blood of Christ, poured out on the cross, 
poured forth with the crowning of thorns~Save us
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation~Save us
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness~Save us
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls~Save us
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy~Save us
Blood of Christ, victor over deamons~Save us
Blood of Christ, courage of martyrs~Save us
Blood of Christ, strength of confessors~Save us
Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins~Save us
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril~Save us
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened~Save us
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow~Save us
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent~Save us
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying~Save us
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts~Save us
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life~Save us
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory~Save us
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor~Save us

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world~

Spare us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world~
Graciously hear us, O Lord
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world~
Have mercy on us, O Lord

Priest~Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood

Response~And made us for our God, a Kingdom.

Almighty and Eternal God, Thou hast appointed 

Thine only begotten Son, the Redeemer of the world, 
and willed to be appeased by His Blood. 
Grant, we beg of Thee, that we may worthily adore 
this price of our salvation 
and through its power, be safeguarded 
from the evils of the present life, 
so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. 
Through the same Christ, O Lord, Amen.
Saint Bonaventure said, 
"He who desires to go on advancing 
from virtue to virtue, from grace to grace, 
should constantly meditate upon 
the passion of Jesus Christ." 

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Joyfully Imitating Mary's Obedient Trust

In the timely sunlight of Our Eternal Father's perfect will
and in the unwavering showers of Jesus' mercy and love
our souls are filled with the fruits of the Holy Spirit: 
Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Long Suffering, Mildness, Faith, Self Control, Modesty and Chastity.
"O Blessed Saint Joseph,
 faithful guardian and protecor of virgins
to whom God entrusted Jesus and Mary
I implore you by the love which you did bear them
to preserve us frm every defilement of soul and body
that we may always serve them 
in Holiness and purity of love." Amen

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Our Blessed Mother Always Hears Our Prayers

Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it knwon 
That anyone who fled to thy protection, 
Implored thy help or sought thy intercession
Was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence we fly unto thee 
O Virgin of Virgins our Mother.
To thee do we come, before thee we kneel, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions.
But in thy clemency hear and answer them.
The author of The Memorare, an ancient prayer, is unknown.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The Last Supper

"On the night of that last supper
Seated with His chosen band
He, the Paschal Victim, eating,
First fulfills the Law's command:
Then as food to all His brethren
Gives Himself with His own hand.

Word made flesh the bread of nature,
By His words to flesh he turns:
Wine into His blood He changes
What though sense no change discerns.

Down in adoration falling
Lo, the Sacred Host we hail,
Lo, o'er ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail."

(From: Pange Lingua Gloriosi, written by Saint Thomas Aquinas thirteenth century)

Sunday, March 03, 2013


Several years ago, I came across a discarded book. Its crumbling cover and pages were worn. The binding was flimsy. As I gently turned the fragile pages, I was at once overcome with awe at the Christ filled beauty within, and shocked that this neglected treasure might have ended up in the trash!
I decided to learn more about the priest who so carefully compiled the prayers and meditations. Reading these pages opened a miraculous window in my life as a lay Catholic woman. I have since enjoyed many of his other books, which never fail to enhance my gratitude for our Catholic faith.

¡Muchísimans Gracias~Dios te Bendiga!