Saturday, August 23, 2014

Novena Prayer to St. Monica

Novena Prayer to Saint Monica

Dear St. Monica,
troubled wife and mother,
many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime.
Yet, you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence, and profound faith,
you prayed daily for the conversion
of your beloved husband, Patricius,
and your beloved son, Augustine;
your prayers were answered.
Grant me that same fortitude, patience,
and trust in the Lord.
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica,
that God may favorably hear my plea for
(Mention your intention here.)
and grant me the grace to accept His Will in all things,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
St. Monica is the patron saint of abuse victims; alcoholics; alcoholism; difficult marriages; disappointing children; homemakers; housewives; married women; mothers; victims of adultery; victims of unfaithfulness; victims of verbal abuse; widows; wives

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and striving after wind. Ecclesiastes 4:6

Sometimes we just need to be quiet and still before God. Draw near to Him and listen to what He has to say. Sometimes we are so focused on going here and there. Getting this done or that done. And we get so busy we don't take the time to stop and listen to what God is saying to us. So take some time to listen......"Be still and know that I AM God" Psalm 46:10

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Revive Us Again (Live)

The Holy Spirit put this song on my heart today. Revive us again. I love contemporary christian music. But there is something about gospel music that just strikes a chord in me. I have always loved gospel music. I especially love Bill and Gloria Gaither. I was just praying in my car today while running errands and this song just came to me. Maybe it is a song and prayer for our nation with all that is going on. Maybe that is why the Holy Spirit gave this song to me today. Revive us again, O Lord.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Love of Reading

I love reading. I love books. And I love learning more about my Catholic faith. I feel  I have found this deepness within the Catholic Church that I did not have before my conversion. I just love reading about the lives of Saints. There is such wonderful treasures I have found by reading about the saints. They teach you so much. When I read about their lives it is like finding buried treasure. There are so many books on my book list I want to dig into. Too many to count! Right now I am reading this little book called "A Retreat with Our Lady and Juan Diego." I am about to start a women's retreat at our church on this book. It is an awesome book. It is out of print though. But you can find it used on Amazon. 
I am also reading 33 Days to Morning Glory. This is my second time to read this book. I am doing with a group at my church. I tend to read several books at one time. I can't just seem to read one book at a time. And I have several devotional books at my bedside that I read also at night. There is nothing like finding a good book and staying in bed all day reading and have a cup of tea or coffee! That is my kind of relaxing. 
So I love what C.S. Lewis had to say about reading! That is so me. Here are a few more books on my list to read....