(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" “The trouble with the world is me.” - St Catherine of Siena

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Special Mother's Day Prayer

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 "By the remembrance of Mary Immaculate, by the tears You shed in seeing her weep over Your absence and over the ignominy of Your sorrowful Passion, we  pray You, Jesus, to listen to the supplication of mothers who help You to save souls by suffering for them at the foot of the Cross.  See with what ardent faith they implore the salvation of their families.  Hearken to those who acclaim You their beloved King at their children's cradle and their husband's tomb.  By those tears and prayers they ask You for the decisive victory of Your Sacred Heart.  They confide to that divine Ark all the treasures of their love…”

    "Good Jesus, You have confided to them the souls of their husbands and children; they have laid them with trusting love on the altar of Your Sacred Heart.  King of Mercy, during this Holy Hour remember Your Blessed Mother as You certainly remembered her in the Garden of Gethsemane, and in gratitude for her tenderness, as a reward for her sublime virtues, and as compensation for her sorrows, save the home.  Yes!  Save the Christian family!”

    "Lord, if the prayer of a single mother had the power to touch Your Heart and obtain the resurrection of her child, may the supplications of so many sorrowing mothers obtain during this hour of exceptional grace the salvation, still more, the sanctification of the family sanctuary which You Yourself claimed as Your throne, O King of Love."

(From Holy Hours by Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS. CC.)


  1. Astonishing Barb how much beauty and wisdom is right at our finger tips if we but open our eyes and hearts...God bless.