Saturday, November 24, 2012









O God,  who by the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,
we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, You did preserve Her from all stain,
so too You would permit us, purified through Her intercession,  to come unto You.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ,  Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, world without end.

For Each Day perhaps you can try to do the following:

Prayer:  Daily Mass, Divine Office (Prayers of the Church - Morning and Evening prayer) each day, Holy Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 3 o'clock Prayer, Examination of Conscience each evening, Night Prayer, a Holy Hour of Adoration whenever you can.  There is also Online Adoration (Savior.Org) for those who cannot get to a Church.  On the Friday - Stations of the Cross, Contemplate the Passion of Christ.  
Penance:  Confession during the week, one day of Fasting during the week where possible and where your health allows, other forms of penance such as giving up sweet things, giving up TV, giving up Facebook or whatever.

Praise:  To give thanks to God for everything in your daily life, the good and the bad things, during these nine days especially. This is also a sacrifice especially when your feelings are going against you...ultimately to thank God for the Gift of Life.  The Holy Mass is the ultimate Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving to God.  

From the Diary of St. Faustina (On Giving Thanks to God in everything)

I want to live in the spirit of faith. I accept everything that comes my way as given me by the loving will of God, who sincerely desires my happiness. And so I will accept with submission and gratitude everything that God sends me. I will pay no attention to the voice of nature and to the promptings of self-love. Before each important action, I will stop to consider for a moment what relationship it has to eternal life and what may be the reason for undertaking it: Is it for the glory of God or for the good of my own soul or for the good of the souls of others? If my heart says yes, then I will not swerve from carrying out the given action, unmindful of either obstacles or sacrifices. I will not be frightened into abandoning my intention. It is enough for me to know that it is pleasing to God (1549, and 1262).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pray for Ireland to Uphold the Sanctity of Life

“Give us the grace... When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.” 
Blessed John Paul II 

Please pray for Ireland at this time as it faces a battle against those who wish to bring in abortion.  The lies and falsehoods that are currently being spread so much all around the world are beyond belief.  The media seems unwilling to recognise the truth and does not wish to consider all those women who lost their lives through abortion, all those who are now suffering greatly because of abortion and all those little children who have died because of abortion and infanticide.  

Please support in any way you can with any donation of any amount no matter how small those who are fighting for the cause of Life in Ireland and Please pray for all of us that we may uphold the Sanctity of Life in our country.  But above all support us with Prayer and Penance.  

The replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa is still in Ireland at this time. Family and Life organised this part  (around Ireland) of the worldwide pilgrimage of this beautiful image.  It is no coincidence that she came to us at this time.  Please check out more on their site:  Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage



Helping Women with Unplanned Pregnancy

The Divine Mercy House is primarily for women over the age of 18 facing an unplanned pregnancy, with little or no help available to them. This age group is the most at risk of ending a crisis pregnancy in abortion due to lack of family and social support.

Generally, women who come to Divine Mercy House do not have other children in their care, but if the need should arise, the home has been designed to accommodate a mother with a child under five. An expectant mother may plan on raising the child or placing the baby for adoption. Adoptions will be facilitated through Catholic Charities.

Since its’ inception in 1999, Divine Mercy House has served over 75 women, averaging around six to ten per year. The staff of Divine Mercy House recognize that each woman who enters the house is unique, and each situation is different. We work hard to meet each individual need and tailor the program to fit each woman; therefore there is no hard and fast rule on length of stay. On average the women who complete the Divine Mercy House Program stay six to eight months after their babies are born, which ensures they will be well ready to care for themselves upon departure from the house.

The Divine Mercy House operates with a limited paid staff relying on a large core of volunteers for many support functions. Paid positions include an Executive Director, a Resident Director and three Assistant Resident Staff. They are responsible for the day-to-day function of the house, with support from the Board of Directors.

Above from Website:  Divine Mercy House