Pray the Rosary for children

June 25
“Pray the Rosary for children, and even more, with children, training them from their earliest years to experience this daily pause for prayer with the family, is admittedly not the solution to every problem, but it is a spiritual aid which should not be underestimated.”
-St. John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae
Today’s Reflection:
How can you make the Rosary part of your family prayer life?

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Simple and teachable

June 23
“An intelligent mind is simple and teachable; it sees its faults and allows itself to be guided. A mind that is dull and narrow never sees its faults even when shown to them. It is always pleased with itself and never learns to do right.”
-St. Teresa of Avila
Today’s Reflection:
We often become ensnared by distractions and circumstances that tempt us to forsake our commitment to pray. Ask yourself, “How can I increase my resolve?”

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I love you

June 22
“I love you and pray for all of you as if you were my own, and you are.
To young kids, I’m a grandmother, to others a mother, to most of you a nun, and to all of you a friend. God loves you.”
-Mother Angelica
Today’s Reflection:
Mother Angelica was spiritual mother to all. Ask God to show you today how He wants you to answer the call to spiritual motherhood today.

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Transformed into Him

June 21
“Mary makes herself completely available as the soil, she allows herself to be used and consumed so as to be transformed into Him.”
-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
Today’s Reflection:

Have I surrendered myself completely to God so that I may be used and consumed by Him, so as to be transformed into Him?

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We shall gain hearts

June 20
“By union with God we shall gain hearts… Without this union we will but
make a little noise.”
-St. Julie Billiart
Today’s Reflection:
Lord Jesus, show me your heart for the people you put in my life as spiritual sons and daughters. Mary, pray for me, that I might radiate your motherly love. Amen.

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The virgin shall be with child

June 18
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.”
-Isaiah 7:14
Today’s Reflection:
Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant, Jesus. She is also mother of the Church. This makes her your mother. How can you more fully embrace her maternal care for you and all of those you love?

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Save the peace of the world

June 16
“Women, you do know how to make truth sweet, tender and accessible, make it your task to bring the spirit of this council into institutions, schools, homes and daily life. Women of the entire universe, whether Christian or non-believing, you to whom life is entrusted at this grave moment in history, it is for you to save the peace of the world.”
-TO WOMEN, VATICAN COUNCIL II CLOSING SPEECHES AND MESSAGES, Pope Paul VI
Today’s Reflection:
Do you believe Church fathers when they say “it is for you to save the peace of the world?” What is one practical daily strategy you can employ help the world to be more peaceful?

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