St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Have You Talked to Your Mother Today?

She loves you so much!  She has told the visionaries of Medjugorje that "if we knew how much she loved us, we would cry."

She intercedes for us before the Throne of God daily.  She wants to take us to her Son.  That is her job.
She never gives up.  She never quits.
She is our Mother.  Jesus gave her to us as He was dying on the Cross.

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home."
 John 19: 26-27

Blessed Mother Teresa had an unwavering devotion to Our Mother.
She relied on Mary to intercede before the Throne of God for her.  She and her sisters would pray the 911 novena when necessary. 

The story is that Mother Teresa needed funds to travel.  The amount she needed was specific and it was important that she go.  She and her sisters gathered to pray the Memorare, a prayer of supplication to Our Lady. 

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to 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. Amen.

The sisters would pray this prayer 9 times in a row.  Usually, after this short prayer session, their prayer would be answered, or not.  If not,  Mother Theresa would assume that this request was not God's Will and go about her life.  This time, the need was urgent.

After prayer, nothing happened, but this time, Mother Theresa was not to be deterred.  She gathered her sisters and said, "I don't know why, but Our Lady has not brought us the money we need.  Let us gather again and pray."  They prayed the 911 Novena.  Within 5 minutes of completing the 911 Novena, the phone rang, and a donor gave them the exact amount of money that Mother Theresa needed to meet the need.  This included the change.  Mother Theresa was able to travel to her destination.

Have you spoken to your Mother today?  She's there, and she's waiting for you.  Whisper a "Hail Mary."  Pray the 911 Novena.  Say, "Good Morning, Dearest Mother."

When I was in elementary school, one of our teachers, a lovely nun whose name I cannot remember now, reminded us, that when we pray the words, "Hail, Mary," we are saying to her, "Hi, Beautiful!"

Hail, Mary!!!

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