Archive for Patron saints

Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Starting on October 4th, I am joining more than 63,000 Catholics to pray the Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for a special event coming up!
Pope Francis is planning a Marian Day celebration at the Vatican and at this event he plans to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
This event is on October 13th and is organizing a novena as a way for us to join in unity with the Holy Father and prepare for this event.
You can sign up for handy email reminders to get the the novena prayers here:
After you sign up, maybe you can help spread the word as well. God’s Mercy is abundant and overflowing, let’s share it!

Happy New Year

I just drew the name of a saint to be my patron for the year.  Micah Murphy of Truth and Charity blog has set up a “Draw a Saint” generator with 130 saints.  Head on over there to choose your patron for the year. You will find the Saint Generator here.

I drew Saint Edith Stein, also known as St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross.

May the Lord bless you in this new year of 2013!

A New School Year

We officially began our new school year with First Friday Mass and Adoration last wee, but out “classes” didn’t begin until today. We started the morning with breakfast out at a local diner and prayer for a successful day and year. We had a few hiccups throughout the day, but all in all in went well. I think that we may ask St. Benedict to be our patron this year. Our first lesson in Latin included the motto of the Benedictines, “Ora et labora.”

Dear Lord,
Thank you for the day. Please help us to continue to have good attitudes and to do our best.

St. Benedict, ora pro nobis.