Save the peace of the world

March 23

     “Reconcile men with life and above all, we beseech you, watch carefully over the future of our race. Hold back the hand of man, who, in a moment of folly, might attempt to destroy human civilization… Women of the entire universe… you to whom life is entrusted at this grave moment in history, it is for you to save the peace of the world.”

-Closing Message to Women, Second Vatican Council

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The vocation of woman

March 22

 “The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect, and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women impregnated with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling.”

-Closing Message to Women, Second Vatican Council

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Her noble character

March 21

“To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her.”

-Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Saint Joseph: A Loving Defender of Life

by Theresa Cavicchio, OFS

The few references in Sacred Scripture concerning Joseph of Nazareth reveal him as far more a man of action than of words. In fact, nowhere do we find direct quotes which would help us to discern the character of this most unique of men – one tasked with the most unique of responsibilities.

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I will perform marvels

March 18

“The LORD said: Here is the covenant I will make. Before all your people I will perform marvels never before done in any nation anywhere on earth, so that all the people among whom you live may see the work of the LORD. Awe-inspiring are the deeds I will perform with you!”

-Exodus 34:10

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God is with us!

March 17

Christ with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ within me,

Christ below me,

Christ above me,

Christ at my right,

Christ at my left,

Christ in lying down,

Christ in sitting,

Christ in rising up,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks to me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

-St. Patrick of Ireland

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