Hello everyone; I know I have not posted anything in a while (humble apologies). So, I am going to try to get back on track today – and what a fitting day to renew my efforts. Today is Saturday, the day of the week dedicated to the Blessed Mother. I love my Mother and will do as she directs – for she leads me to her Son. Indeed Christ ought to be the goal of every soul and His Mother will always lead you to Him.
St. Francis de Sales is one of the souls who gave himself to the Blessed Mother. She in turn, led him to Christ. Now he stands before the Throne of God as a great saint, forever singing the praises of the Lord.
So please join St. Francis in honoring our Blessed Mother, on this her special day.
Prayer of St. Francis de Sales.
O most holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God, even though I am most unworthy to be thy servant, I am moved by thy motherly care for me and long to serve thee.
I choose thee this day to be my Queen, my Advocate, and my Mother, and I firmly resolve to always be devoted to thee and do what I can to encourage others to be devoted to thee.
My loving Mother, through the precious Blood of thy Son that was shed for me, I beg thee to receive me as thy eternal servant.
Aid me in my actions and beg for me the grace never by word, deed, of thought to be displeasing in either thy sight of that of thy most holy Son.
Remember me, dearest Mother, and do not abandon me at the hour of my death.
– Prayer taken from My Prayer Book Regina Press 186
Thank you and don’t forget to offer little acts of love to our Blessed Mother on her special day.
P.S. Today perhaps you will consider joining my family, and many others worldwide – in the Lay Fast for Priests. Fast from anything you choose to 3:00 P.M. and then pray the Rosary. We also celebrate today the feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II – may this fast and his prayers increase the holiness in our priests.