A salutation to Mary, Mary: Day 305

A salutation to Mary This prayer was composed by St. John Eudes, a French missionary and priest who founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. A copy of it was found in a book belonging to St. Margaret Mary after her death.Hail Mary, daughter of God the Father!Hail Mary, mother of God the Son!Hail Mary, spouse of God the Holy Spirit!Hail Mary, temple of the Most Blessed Trinity!Hail Mary, pure lily of the radiant Trinity!Hail Mary, celestial rose of the ineffable love … [Read more...]

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A young man is freed of immoral habits, Mary: Day 304

A young man is freed of immoral habits St. Alphonsus tells a story that illustrates how even a small daily habit of devotion to Mary, faithfully practiced, bears wonderful and lasting fruit.An event recorded by Fr. Paul Segneri, in the work entitled Christian Instructed, is rightly well known. A young man of immoral habits, and laden with sins, went to Confession to Fr. Nicholas Zucchi in Rome. The confessor received him with charity.Filled with compassion for the young man’s u … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: Little Sins Mean a Lot

Today, Our Sunday Visitor sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bads Habits Before They Kick Us by Elizabeth Scalia (you can read the review here) I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts NOW and will end 12AM EST Friday 05/27 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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The graces of the family Rosary, Mary: Day 303

The graces of the family Rosary Praying the Rosary as a family remains a popular household devotion, full of graces. But Venerable Pope Pius XII knows that busy families sometimes need encouragement to lay aside other concerns and turn to Our Lady together.We affirm that the custom of the family recitation of the holy Rosaryis a most effective means. What a sweet sight, most pleasing to God, when in the evening the Christian home resounds with the frequent repetition of praises in honor … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Little Sins Mean a Lot

You have likely guessed by now that I read a lot of books. On occasion I come across a book that speaks to me so loudly that I smack myself on the forehead….more than once. The book I am talking about is the latest from Elizabeth Scalia Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bads Habits Before They Kick Us. I must say that this is a book everyone should pick up and read as the message is one we all need to hear.As you work your way through the thirteen chapters in this book you will discover t … [Read more...]

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Pray the Rosary for peace, Mary: Day 302

Pray the Rosary for peace In 1969, when multiple wars were raging around the globe, Blessed Pope Paul VI issued the apostolic exhortation Recurrens Mensis  October to encourage Catholics to pray the Rosary. His stated prayer intention was peace—an intention that must be perennial in our fallen world.We invite the entire Christian people once more to the practice of a form of prayer which is rightly dear to Catholic piety, and which has lost none of its importance amid the difficulties of th … [Read more...]

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