Docility of heart

May 11
“What do you want of me?”
– Lucia dos Santos to Our Lady of Fatima
Today’s Reflection
Ponder Lucia’s question to Our Lady of Fatima? How is her docility of heart something we can emulate in our own lives?

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Peace is a gift

May 10
“Peace is a gift of God, not the work of politicians.”
– Father Petrus Pavlicek
Today’s Reflection
How can we be more receptive to the peace that only God can give?

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Idleness

May 9
“It is not permissible for anyone to remain idle.”
-Christifidelis Laici, 3
Today’s Reflection
How can you become more engaged in the life of the Church and your Christian faith?

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The final confrontation

May 8
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society, or wide circles of the Christian community, realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence; it is a trial which the whole Church must take up.”

– Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul II)

 

Today’s Reflection

Why are so many blind to the spiritual battle that is being waged around us? How can we help the scales to be removed?

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Say the Rosary Every Day

May 7

“Say the Rosary, to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.”

– Our Lady of Fatima to the children at Fatima

 

Today’s Reflection

Our Lady of Fatima asked us to pray the rosary for peace in the world. Why is her message more relevant today than ever before? How does this enliven your commitment to praying the Rosary every day?

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Pray your Rosary

May 6

“A priest without a Rosary is like a knight without a sword. With this heavenly weapon, a priest can defeat falsehood, conquer evil, and win innumerable souls for Jesus Christ!”

– Fr. Donald Calloway

 

Today’s Reflection

Pray your Rosary today for the priesthood. Ask Our Lady to increase their fervor this powerful heavenly weapon.

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Be saints!

May 5
“Today we have the greatest need of saints, for whom we must
assiduously implore God.”
—1985 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops
Today’s Reflection
Are you committed to becoming a saint? Pray and implore God for the grace to become a saint and bring your loved ones with you.

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By way of the Rosary

May 4

“Mary took my weakness and gave me her strength; she took my fear and gave me her trust; she took my insecurity and gave me her confidence.
And it all came by way of the Rosary.”

– Johnnette Benkovic Williams

 

Today’s Reflection

Ask the Holy Spirit to shed light upon the areas of your life where you are fearful, insecure, or lacking trust. During your Rosary today, ask Our Lady to give you her strength, her trust, and her confidence.

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Book Review: “The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare” by Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary within the Catholic Church. As a lay Dominican, I always look forward to the opportunity to promote the Rosary, a prayer that Saint Dominic received based on the inspiration of Christ’s Mother. New from Franciscan Media / Servant Books is Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan’s The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare.

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Massive Rosary Rally Planned for US on October 7

First it was Poland, then it was Ireland, next came the UK. Now it’s America’s turn to gather the faithful along the borders of this great nation, armed with the most powerful weapon in our arsenal against the steady encroachment of evil in our day – the Rosary.

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