Stories of Grace: Motherly Prayer

Posted by Andy Miles on May 8, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Growing up as an ultra-early riser, I would sometimes awake just as the sun was coming up to catch the early hours of Sports Center, for no reason other than to be able to say I woke up before my younger brother. Ten-year-olds can be competitive about the strangest of things. 

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Topics: prayer, motherhood, stories of grace, rosary, intercessory prayer

A Nation Consecrated to Mary

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on May 1, 2020 2:19:38 PM

Today, May 1, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles (in his role as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) will be renewing the consecration of the United States to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The United States has been consecrated to Mary on three occasions including 1792, 1846, and most recently in 1959. Yet why consecrate the nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary at all?

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Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Marian devotion, intercessory prayer, Marian consecration

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