ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
“Think of what the Saints have done for their neighbor because they loved God. But what Saint’s love for God can match Mary’s? She loved Him more in the first moment of her existence than all the Saints and angels ever loved Him or will love Him… Just as there is not one among all the Blessed who loves God as Mary does, so there is no one, after God, who loves us as much as this most loving Mother does. Furthermore, if we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and Saints for their clients, it could never equal Mary’s love for even a single soul.”–Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, writing in The Glories of Mary
Our DC Sisters are listening to the Holy Father live and in person right now! Sisters, we are so happy for you! Sr. Marie St. John just sent us this picture of the Holy Father giving the homily.
She also sent us this picture earlier today, as they were waiting in the blazing sun for Pope Francis to arrive. And she called in to our radio show! We had a blast talking to her, you can listen to the clip below. Thanks for calling, Sister, you made our day!
Picture courtesy of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word
Say a prayer for our beloved Mother Angelica – she is 92 today! And what beautiful things she has done for God in those 92 years. May she receive a return of the consolation and joy that she has provided for so many through her life of prayer, and her unshakeable trust in God’s Divine Providence. We love you Reverend Mother!
Heavenly weather this morning, so we decided to move our radio meeting from the kitchen table to the backyard.