Monday, August 21, 2017
We choose to stand with and assist those who are forced to move from their homelands and seek economic and physical survival elsewhere. Our commitment to a merciful way of life demands that we meet, by direct service, and systemic change, the needs of those who suffer. We seek to educate ourselves and others to the underlying causes of migration. We will continue to welcome and assist those who seek hope, home, and employment in this country and their community. We welcome the invitation to be true to the call of the gospel. Amen.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Virgin, full of goodness, mother of mercy, I entrust to you my body and soul, my thoughts, my actions, my life, and my death. O my queen, help me, and deliver me from all the snares of the devil. Obtain for me the grace of loving my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, with a true and perfecdt love, and after him, O Mary, to love you with all my heart and above all things.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Mary, help those who are miserable, strengthen those who are discouraged, and comfort those who are sorrowful. May all who venerate you experience your assistance and protection. Be ready to aid us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world.
Friday, August 18, 2017
As mother of God and mother of all God’s children, Mary is exalted above all creatures on the throne of glory; maternity itself is glorified through her… She evidences the conquering power of a serving love and of purity intact.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Mary, our queen, holy mother of God, make our hearts overflow with divine grace and heavenly wisdom. Pour down upon us the gift of mercy so that we may obtain pardon of our sins. Help us to live in such a way as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven. May this be granted us by your son, Jesus, who has exalted you above the angels, has crowned you as queen, and has seated you with him forever on his throne.