Morning Prayer

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day.

I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me.

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.

Jesus in clouds


Going on a Silent Retreat . . .

The Simple Path

I am so excited (and a bit nervous) to be going on my first silent weekend retreat that starts tonight! I’ve always found an excuse why I couldn’t go, but not this time.

Our lives are filled with so much noise and distraction, it will be nice to “Be still and know that He is God.” I have about a thousand things to do before I leave tonight, and God-willing nothing will keep me from going this time! (Even though I almost crashed into a deer last night!) I will be praying for all of you. Thank you for being a part of this page!

In Christ,


Prayer Before a Crucifix

Boy at the cross
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,
while before Thy face I humbly kneel and,
with burning soul, pray and beseech Thee to
fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of
faith, hope and charity; true contrition for
my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment,
while I contemplate, with great love and tender
pity, Thy five most precious wounds,
pondering over them within me and calling
to mind the words which David, Thy
prophet, said to Thee, my Jesus:
"They have pierced My hands and My feet,
they have numbered all My bones." (Psalm 21:17-18)

Pray: Our Father
Pray: Hail Mary
Pray: Glory Be
for the Holy Father's intentions