Saturday, August 23, 2014

Some Pictures from the Shrine

Yesterday my family and I took our annual trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. I took some pictures, not much, but here they are.















To see previous pictures, click here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Mary is taken up to heaven,
a chorus of Angels exults


My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of His arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham 
and to his posterity forever.

Considering the horrific persecution of Christians in Iraq for even being Christian, get to Mass.
Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.



Monday, August 11, 2014

St. Clare, Pray for Us


O glorious Saint Clare!

God has given you the power of working miracles continually, 
and the favor of answering the prayers of those 
who invoke your assistance in misfortune, anxiety, and distress; 
we beseech you, obtain for us from Jesus, 
through Mary, His Blessed Mother, 
what we beg of you so fervently and hopefully, 
if it be for the greater honor and glory of God and for the good of our souls.

Saint Clare Pray For Us

Amen.

*Picture taken by Mark Abeln at Rome of the West