Everything that doesn’t lead you to God is an obstacle. Tear it out and cast it far from you. Josemaria Escriva
“If you don’t get up at a set hour, you’ll never fulfill your plan of life.” Josemaria Escriva
You can’t live with your back turned on everyone; you have to be eager to make others happy. Josemaria Escriva
“Be firm! Be strong! Be a man! And then…be an angel!” Josemaria Escriva
Today we celebrate that moment when Jesus’ life on earth began, the moment of the annunciation
When God came to earth, he came through Mary….with the help of an angel
When we go to heaven, we go through Mary….with the help of an angel
Pope Francis –
Tonight before falling asleep
think about when we will return to the street.
When we hug again,
when all the shopping together will seem like a party.
Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar, the small talk, the photos close to each other.
We think about when it will be all a memory but normality will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift.
We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us.
Every second will be precious.
Swims at the sea, the sun until late, sunsets, toasts, laughter.
We will go back to laughing together.
Strength and courage!
Pope Francis –
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.