O Blessed Virgin,
Mother of my God and Savior,
I honor and revere you
in the first moment of your life.
I honor and revere
the dispositions of your holy soul,
an all that took place in you at that time.
O Holy Mother, intercede for me
with your divine Son so that
I may one day receive eternal life in heaven.
August 18, 2019
O Blessed Virgin,
August 17, 2019
Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father;
Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son;
Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost;
Hail Mary, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity.
Hail Mary, white Lilly of the resplendent and ever
Hail Mary, red Rose of Paradise.
Hail Mary, Virgin full of sweetness and humility,
from whom the King of Heaven willed to be
born and to suckle at the breast.
Hail Mary, Virgin of virgins.
Hail Mary, Queen of martyrs, who spent
Your life for Heaven while on this earth.
Hail Mary, Queen of my heart, my sweetness,
my life and my entire hope.
Hail Mary, Mother most amiable.
Hail Mary, Mother most admirable.
Hail Mary, Mother of fair love.
Hail Mary, Mother of mercy.
Hail Mary, conceived without sin.
You are full of grace,
the Lord is with You;
O Blessed Virgin, bless us all, in the Name of Your dear Son.
August 16, 2019
please bless our priests,
who represent you on this earth.
Make them more greatly aware of the grace
that you pour out through them
when they minister the sacraments.
Please strengthen our priests,
who shepherd your flock,
when they are in doubt of their faith,
that they may be examples of your Truth
and guide us always on the path to you.
We ask these things of You our Eternal Priest.
August 15, 2019
Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
August 14, 2019
The day was long,
The burden I had borne
Seemed heavier than I could longer bear
And then it lifted-but I did not know
Someone had knelt in prayer;
Had taken me to God that very hour,
And asked the easing of the load, and He,
In infinite compassion, had stooped down
And taken it from me.
We cannot tell how often as we pray
For some bewildered one,
Hurt and distressed,
The answer comes,
But many times those hearts Find sudden peace and rest.
Someone had prayed, and Faith, a reaching hand,
Took hold of God, and brought Him down that day!
So many, many hearts have need of prayer.
Oh, let us pray!
August 13, 2019
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
shows us what love is and where it draws its origin
and its constantly renewed power.
To her we entrust the Church and her mission
in the service of love:
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
you have given the world its true light,
Jesus, your Son - the Son of God.
You abandoned yourself completely
to God's call and this became a wellspring
of the goodness which flows forth from him.
Show us Jesus. Lead us to him.
Teach us to know and love him,
so that we too can become capable of true love
and be fountains of living water
in the midst of a thirsting world.
August 12, 2019
O sovereign goodness of the sovereign Providence of my God!
I abandon myself forever to Your arms.
Whether gentle or severe,
lead me henceforth;
I will not regard the way through which You will have me pass,
but keep my eyes fixed upon You ,
my God, who guides me.
My soul finds no rest without the arms
and the bosom of this heavenly Providence,
my true Mother, my strength and my rampart.
August 11, 2019
We come with confidence to You,
O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love.
Inflame us with the same Divine Fire
which has inflamed your own Sorrowful
and Immaculate Heart.
Make our hearts and homes your shrine,
and through us, make the Heart of Jesus,
together with your rule,
triumphant in every heart and home.
August 10, 2019
O Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of light and love,
I consecrate to You my understanding,
my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity.
May my understanding be always obedient to Your heavenly inspirations
and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church,
of which You are the infallible Guide;
may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor;
may my will be ever conformed to the Divine will,
and may my whole life be a faithful following
of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
August 9, 2019
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep today,
and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep.
Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones,
Bless Your dying ones,
Soothe Your suffering ones,
pity Your afflicted ones,
Shield Your joyous ones,
And all for Your love's sake.
August 8, 2019
God of Truth You gave Your church a new light
in the life and preaching of our Father Dominic.
Give us the help we need to support
our preaching by holy and simple lives.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.
August 7, 2019
O Virgin most kind,
Mary, Mother of God,
most loving consoler of those in distress,
commend to your Son the souls of the Faithful Departed,
so that, because of your motherly intervention,
they may joyfully arrive in your company
as their longed-for home in heaven.
August 6, 2019
At the transfiguration, Father, You showed
Jesus in glory, a glimpse of what His disciples
would see in His risen life.
Bless us in our humanity,
with an awareness of Your presence,
leading us to share in Your divine life
even in our daily struggle.
Help us to deepen
our knowledge of the Law and Prophets,
channels of Your grace throughout history,
and signposts for our journey.
August 5, 2019
Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of all,
to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart
and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth,
we consecrate ourselves and our families
to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart,
O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
and we recommend to you,
all the people of our country
and all the world.
August 4, 2019
O Mary, Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners,
we beseech You ,
be pleased to look with pitiful eyes
upon poor heretics and schismatics.
You who are the Seat of Wisdom,
enlighten the minds that are miserably enfolded
in the darkness of ignorance and sin,
that they may clearly know
that the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church
is the one true Church of Jesus Christ,
outside of which neither holiness nor salvation can be found.
Finish the work of their conversion
by obtaining for them the grace
to accept all the truths of our Holy Faith,
and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff,
the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth;
that so, being united with us in the sweet chains of Divine charity,
there may soon be one only fold
under the same one Shepherd;
and may we all, O Glorious Virgin,
sing forever with exultation:
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
You only have destroyed all heresies in the whole world.