Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday

God calls us to "return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning."  (Joel 2:12)  Have you been to mass today? 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Prayers and Reminders

With the news coming out of Rome today, I felt the need to remind myself of a few things and to offer up a few prayers.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict; Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God restrain Him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast Satan into Hell, and with him all the other evil spirits, who wander through the world, for the ruin of souls. Amen.

O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Your faithful people, mercifully look upon Your servant Benedict, whom You have chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Your Church. We beg You to help him edify, both by word and example, those over whom he has charge, that he may reach everlasting life together with the flock entrusted to him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pray for Our Holy Father

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation effective 2/28/13. 

I am speechless - what can be said except a prayer to our Blessed Mother?

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow and More Snow

I know it's February.  I know that Valentine's Day is coming soon.  But the East Coast is buried with snow and my forecast is for 6-10 inches tomorrow. 

Ergo... Perry Como and White Christmas.