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Five prayers for the United States

Take a few minutes on Independence Day or any day of the year to pray for the United States. 1. Prayer for our Nation God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. You are the rock on which…

Praying the Angelus

"Can I lead?” This is the question I hear from my children almost every time we pray the Angelus as a family. In the last few years it has become a very important devotion for us. It unites us and refocuses our attention on the true center…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 6

May 6 LIFELONG LEARNING Mary is my Instructress, who is ever teaching me how to live for God. My spirit brightens up in Your gentleness and Your humility, O Mary. (Diary, 620) Reflection Like St. Faustina did, from Mary…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 5

May 5 HOLY MOTHER CHURCH O Church of God, you are the best mother, you alone can rear a soul and cause it to grow. Oh, how great is my love and respect for the Church, the best of all mothers! (Diary, 197) Reflection…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 4

SLOW ... “HELP?” The Lord gave me an occasion to practice patience through a particular person with whom I have to carry out a certain task. She is slower than anyone I have ever seen. One has to arm oneself with great patience to listen…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 3

May 3 DO IT FOR YOUR MOTHER I desire, My dearly beloved daughter, that you practice the three virtues that are dearest to Me—and most pleasing to God. The first is humility, humility, and once again humility; the second virtue, purity; the…

Praying with St. Faustina: May 2

May 2 A FLOWER OF THE RAREST My particular examen is still the same; namely, union with the merciful Christ, and silence. The flower which I lay at the feet of the Mother of God for May is my practice of silence. (Diary, 1105) …