Preparing for Death…Daily

November 5 

Happy is the man who keeps the hour of death always in mind, and daily prepares for it.

                                                                       -Thomas à Kempis Read the rest…

The Foolish and Wise

November 4

The foolish fear death as the greatest of evils, and the wise desire it as a rest after labors and the end of all ills.

                                                                                    -St. Ambrose Read the rest…

The Reality of Purgatory

November 3

The ‘suffering’ of purgatory is very real, and it is twofold: a profound remorse for sin and a profound longing for the fullness of God’s presence.

                                                           – Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. Read the rest…

Commemoration of All Souls

November 2

The Commemoration of All Souls

We know our union with the brethren who have died in the grace and faith of Christ is not the least weakened or interrupted by their death. On the contrary it is strengthened by our conveying spiritual goods for their benefit.”

                                                                        -Second Vatican Council

Lumen Gentium, 49 Read the rest…

Feast of All Saints

November 1

Let us rejoice in the Lord and keep festival in honor of all the saints. Let us join with the angels in joyful praise to the Son of God.

                                                                        -Entrance Antiphon Read the rest…

Making the Rosary a Daily Prayer

October 31

Our Lady’s Rosary

Dear Mother, I bring Thee roses
Because they are so sweet,
But lilies, my favorite flowers
I am placing at Thy feet.

Accept with each Hail Mary
A rose for Thy crown so bright,
Please don’t forget the lilies,
The lilies so pure and white.

Let them be a bond of love
And understanding rare,
And send a blessing from above
In answer to my prayer.

Loneliness would be unknown
If more people came to Thee,
With their trials and sorrows
And said their Rosary.

With each Hail Mary, they would find
Their load much lighter grow,
And in humility, kiss the cross
In peace, would onward go.

-Alice W. Sparks

Today’s Reflection:

How has my load been made lighter this past month as I have prayed the Rosary? Am I willing to make the Rosary a daily prayer? Why or why not?

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Rediscovering the Rosary

October 30

I look to all of you, brothers and sisters, of every state of life, to you, Christian families, to you, the sick and elderly, and to you, young people: confidently take up the Rosary once again. Rediscover the Rosary in the light of Scripture, in harmony with the liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives. May this appeal of mine not go unheard!

-St. Pope John Paul the Great Read the rest…

The Whole of My Life

October 29

Into [the Rosary] one may take his whole life – joys and sorrows, men and things, everything – as he would take it to someone whose presence he finds restful, not to find out how he might act with more success, but to put everything into a proper light.”

                                                                     -Romano Guardini Read the rest…

Reproducing the Household of Nazareth

October 27

The family that recites the Rosary together reproduces something of the atmosphere of the household of Nazareth: its members place Jesus at the center; they share His joys and sorrows; they place their needs and their plans in His hands; they draw from Him the hope and strength to go on.

                                                            -St. Pope John Paul the Great Read the rest…

Pause for Prayer

October 26

To 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. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…