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Marriage

mom and dad photo

Hi – I thought I would share this sweet picture of my mom and dad. They have been married 59 years, and have eleven children and 26 grandchildren. We had 48 of us together last year for Thanksgiving, and in between our family parties they grabbed a quick, twenty minute nap on my couch to rest up for the next family event. They are both in their 80’s, are always holding hands, and love each other and all of us unconditionally. They cherish their Catholic faith, attend daily Mass, and pray the rosary together every afternoon. I love what this picture represents, and thought you would too.

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Morning Prayer

Mary and Jesus 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.
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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.

I wish to gain all the indulgences attached to the prayers I shall say and the good works I shall perform this day. Amen.