Friday, June 03, 2016

Sister Lucia's Monthly Novena to Our Lady of Fatima

Sister Lucia's Monthly Novena to
Our Lady of Fatima

     On the 4th day of every month, Sister Lucia would pray a special Novena to Our Lady of Fatima in anticipation of the 13th day. The novena included the Memorare and three Hail Marys.
   This month the Novena begins on the FirstSaturday, June 4,  which is also the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We hope you will begin praying the Novena every month!  Your First Saturday devotion also consoles Our Lady's heart and helps bring graces for salvation to those most in need of God's mercy.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
3 Hail Marys...Amen

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Thought for Today - Futility in Worrying About the Future

Why do we worry about the future?

If we trusted in God as we are supposed to do, there would be need to worry.

There are three things that can happen:

1.  He will remove the problem;

2.  He will help us bear whatever problems or pain He permits to happen.

3.  If the problem is not removed, let us rest assure something good will come out of that suffering.

Whatever happens in the future is really God's will and it is our duty to trust in Him.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Thought for the Day - Be Joyful

We all have troubles and it is easy to feel sad or troubled by our problems and worries.  We also have been blessed by God in many ways even if we don't realize it.  Therefore, we should remember to think of our blessings whenever our problems get us down.  This simple exercise will lead to us to becoming more joyful and more grateful.

"I always find a way of being happy." - Saint Therese of Lisieux