Holy Mary, though degraded by our faults
and overwhelmed by infinite misery,
we admire and praise the peerless richness
of the sublime gifts with which God has filled you,
above every other mere creature,
from the first moment of your conception
until the day on which,
after your assumption into heaven,
he crowned you Queen of the Universe.
March 9, 2019
Holy Mary, though degraded by our faults
March 8, 2019
O St. Joseph, help me to toil conscientiously,
Putting devotion to duty
Before my own inclinations;
To labor with thankfulness and joy,
Deeming it an honor
To employ and to develop by my labor
The gifts I have received from Almighty God;
To work with order,
Peace, moderation and patience,
Without ever shrinking
From weariness and difficulties.
March 7, 2019
O Mary, Here we stand before you
to entrust to your maternal care
ourselves, the Church, the entire world.
Plead for us with your beloved Son
that he may give us in abundance the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of truth which is the fountain of life.
Receive the Spirit for us and with us,
as happened in the first community gathered round you
in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
May the Spirit open our hearts to justice and love,
and guide people and nations to mutual understanding
and a firm desire for peace.
We entrust to you all people, beginning with the weakest:
the babies yet unborn,
and those born into poverty and suffering,
the young in search of meaning,
and those suffering hunger and disease.
We entrust to you all troubled families,
the elderly with no one to help them,
and all who are alone and without hope.
March 6, 2019
Grant, O Lord, to Your faithful people,
that they may undertake with fitting piety
the venerable solemnities of fasting,
and complete them with steadfast devotion.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Ghost.
March 5, 2019
Enraptured by the splendor of your heavenly beauty,
and impelled by the anxieties of the world,
we cast ourselves into your arms,
O Immaculate Mother of Jesus and our Mother, Mary,
confident of finding in your most loving heart
appeasement of our ardent desires,
and a safe harbor from the tempests
which beset us on every side.
March 4, 2019
O Mother, you know the sufferings
and hopes of the Church and the world:
come to the aid of your children in the daily trials
which life brings to each one,
and grant that, thanks to the efforts of all,
the darkness will not prevail over the light.
To you, Dawn of Salvation, we commit
our journey through the new Millennium,
so that with you as guide
all people may know Christ,
the light of the world and its only Savior,
who reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit
for ever and ever.
March 3, 2019
O Most Holy Virgin Mother,
we listen with grief to the complaints
of your Immaculate Heart
surrounded with the thorns placed therein
at every moment by the blasphemies
and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity.
We are moved by the ardent desire of loving you as Our Mother
and of promoting a true devotion to your Immaculate Heart.
March 2, 2019
Glorious St. Joseph,
Model of all who are devoted to toil,
Obtain for me the grace to work
In the spirit of penance,
In order thereby to atone
For my many sins.
March 1, 2019
O Jesus! I offer You this day
and all that I will do
and suffer in it,
for the love of You,
for the Holy Father,
for the conversion of sinners,
and in reparation for the outrages
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
February 28, 2019
Jesus, my God, who,
for my salvation and that of all mankind,
was cruelly nailed to the cross
and hung there for three long hours in bitter agony, I adore You.
Jesus, My God,
who for love of us
did institute this Blessed Sacrament
and offer Yourself daily for the sins of men,
I adore You.
Jesus, my God,
who in Holy Communion became the food of my soul,
I adore You.
Jesus, for You I live.
Jesus, for You I die.
Jesus, I am Yours in life and death.
February 27, 2019
Hail, Mary, hope of those who are in despair,
help of the destitute!
Hail, you whom your Son so greatly honors,
that whatever you ask, you at once obtain;
whatever you will is at once done.
To you are the treasures of the kingdom of Heaven entrusted.
Grant, O Lady, that amid the storms of this life
I may always remember you.
To your charitable mercy I commend my soul and body.
O my sweet protector, direct and protect me in every hour,
in every moment of my life.
February 26, 2019
Blessed St. Peter, obtain for us a sincere loyalty to our holy mother, the Church;
grant that we may ever remain most closely
and sincerely united to the Roman Pontiff,
who is the heir of your faith and of your authority,
the one, true, visible Head of the Catholic Church,
that mystic ark outside of which there is no salvation.
Grant that we may follow, in all humility and meekness,
her teaching and her advice, and may be obedient to all her precepts,
in order to be able here on earth
to enjoy a peace that is sure and undisturbed,
and to attain one day in heaven to everlasting happiness.
February 25, 2019
To you do we turn,
Our Heavenly Mother of sweetest love and tender compassion,
in this and every graceful moment
that passes under your protection and care.
Pray for us your beloved children,
that the light of your Son Jesus
which so purely flows through your Immaculate Heart
will illuminate our lives
and vanquish all darkness in our midst.
Oh Spouse of The Most High,
pray the Father to have mercy upon our land
that we might receive not what we deserve
but rather what we need.
Merciful Mother by the aid of your most holy angels
direct our ways into your shelter;
into your health;
safe within your loving bosom;
into a renewed and united revelation
of God’s infinite and everlasting love through Jesus Christ.
February 24, 2019
Unworthy as we are, we pray to you,
O leaders of the heavenly hosts,
to cover us by your prayers
with the protection of the wings of your immaterial glory,
preserving us who come to you and earnestly cry,
"Deliver us from sorrows, O chiefs of the powers above."
February 23, 2019
Almighty, everlasting God,
Who in Your beloved Son,
King of the whole world,
has restored all things anew;
grant in Your Mercy that all the families of nations,
tarnished by the wound of sin,
may be subjected to His most gentle rule.
Who with You lives and reigns world without end.