Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Lord, I welcome you into my life with the joyful and hopeful abandon with which Mary and Joseph welcome you into theirs.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

God our Father, may we love you in all things and above all things and reach the joy you have prepared for us beyond all our imaging.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Assumption of Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

He came to pay a debt
 he did not owe.
For us, who had a debt
 we could not pay.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Friday, April 15, 2011


Eternal Father,
help me to choose my words lovingly
 in the presence of my friends,
carefully in the presence of my enemies,
and freely in the presence of your Son.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beginning Lent

Thou art dust and unto dust
 thou shalt return.

I wish you a good lent and I beg you your good prayers. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Today is also the Feast Day of St. Valentine, a Priest, martyred in 269 at Rome and was buried on the Flaminian Way. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travelers, young people. He is represented in pictures with birds and roses.

Blessings to you on this Valentine's Day.
May you love and know that you are loved.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Another Day

You bring us joy by
the light of another day.
Let the morning star rise in our hearts.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 22nd - A Special Day of Prayer and Pennance

Prayer to End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God - January 1st

Loving Mother of the Redeemer,
Gate of heaven, star of the sea,
Assist your people who have fallen
yet strive to rise again,
To the wonderment of nature
you bore your Creator,
yet remained a virgin
after as before,
You who received
Gabriel's joyful greeting,
have pity on us, poor sinners.

-Ancient Liturgy of the Hours Prayer