O God, you set Saint Rose of Lima on fire with your love, so that, secluded from the world in the austerity of a life of penance, she might give herself to you alone; grant, we pray, that through her intercession, we may tread the paths of life on earth and drink at the stream of your delights in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – Amen ... See MoreSee Less
Prayer to Mary by St. Anthony of Padua. It is titled: Mary, Our Queen Mary, our Queen, Holy Mother of God, we beg you to hear our prayer. Make our hearts overflow with divine grace and resplendent with heavenly wisdom. Render them strong with your might and rich in virtue. Pour down upon us the gift of mercy so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins. Help us to live in such a way as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven. May this be granted us by your Son Jesus who has exalted you above the angels, has crowned you as Queen, and has seated you with him forever on his refulgent throne. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
"She (Mary) is a bride, so gentle and affectionate, and the mother of the only true bridegroom. In her abundant goodness she has channeled the spring of reason’s garden, the well of living and life-giving waters that pour forth in a rushing stream from divine Lebanon and flow down from Mount Zion until they surround the shores of every far-flung nation. With divine assistance she has redirected these waters and made them into streams of peace and pools of grace. Therefore, when the Virgin of virgins was led forth by God and her Son, the King of kings, amid the company of exulting angels and rejoicing archangels, with the heavens ringing with praise, the prophecy of the psalmist was fulfilled, in which he said to the Lord: At your right hand stands the queen, clothed in gold of Ophir." -From a homily by Saint Amadeus of Lausanne, bishop
Adrienne M. KaylorPrayers needed for my husband's recovery from strokes and return to work. Prayers needed for my younger brothers, grieving my Mother's loss. Prayers for family's recovery and employment.
"St Maximilian’s 'Immaculata spirituality,' drawing upon his Franciscan roots, regarded Mary simply as a real person with whom each of us can enter into a genuine human relationship. Having a person-to-person relationship with Mary helped Maximilian to imitate Jesus Christ."
- Fr. James McCurry, OFM. Conv.
This is an excellent article by our very own Minister Provincial of the Our Lady of the Angels Province. Fr. James takes a deeper look into St. Maxmilian Kolbe's spirituality, his devotion to Mary, and his unique Franciscan charism.
Fr. James is the author of the book: "Maxmilian Kolbe, Martyr of Charity'. You can buy your own here: www.friarshop.org/maximilian-kolbe-martyr-of-charity/ctscatholiccompass.org/maximilian-kolbe/