Let us remember the Feast of one of our patrons... St Margaret Clitherow, pray for us!
"I die for the love of my Lord Jesu."- St Margaret Clitherow
Feast Day - March 26
"March 26th is one of two days the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church honors a Pearl of Our Lady's Dowry. The Church chose this day, as it was the first available. In reality, she was put to death on quite a momentous day. Not only was it March 25th - the date that the Feast of the Annuniciation is normally celebrated, but in the year that she died, 1586, this date was also Good Friday. She followed inher dear Saviour's footsteps so closely that she died in a cruciform position, her hands and arms outstretched and bound to the floor on which she would be crushed. After having been secured in the cruciform position mentioned before, in imitation of Christ, the martyr was crushed to death by several hundred pounds of weights that were laid on top of her. She was not the only victim of the execution. She had been four months pregnant."
ALSO: One of the Seven Sisters in Minnesota sent this timely prayer offering for priests... it is meant to be shared - and prayed! Truly, truly the graces are flowing in this Jubilee Year of Mercy!
Divine Mercy Novena prayer for Seven Sisters priest:
Merciful Father, In the name of Jesus, the Virgin Mary and all the saints, We pray that Fr.___, be washed in the PreciousBlood of the Lamb and be filled with all the gifts and fruitsof the Holy Spirit. St. Faustina, we pray that Fr. ____ will be blessed by your mission of Divine Mercy and through your intercession help prepare him to offer himself totally to Merciful love and be filled with a great love of Divine Mercy. Holy Spirit, Fire of Mercy, inspire Fr. ___ to help save every member of ______ Parishas a powerful missionary of Divine Mercy. We thank you Heavenly Father for all the graces and blessings you continue to pour out upon Fr. ____, and for making him a great apostle of Divine Mercy. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.
United in prayer and mission -
that our prayers may find the heart of every bishop and priest
... eternal gratitude as you remember to offer a wee Holy Mary for me each day....
TO EACH of YOU - Happiest and Holiest of Easter and its full season of JOY!