“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may more surely obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.”

–St. Bernard


Jesus, teach me how to live as a saint today!

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“Oh Jesus, keep watch over all your dear ones. Those who labor, love, or languish keep in the center of your care. Aid those in agony, encourage the exhausted; give hope to those passing, bless the persecuted, guard the rejoicing through, by and with the Holy Spirit, in the circle of your love. Amen.”

-from At Play in God’s Creation