O Great Saint Joseph
O Great Saint Joseph, you were completely obedient to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for me the grace to know the state of life that God in His providence has chosen for me. Since my happiness on earth, and perhaps even my final happiness in heaven, depends on this choice, let me not be deceived in making it. Obtain for me the light to know God's Will, to carry it out faithfully, and to choose the vocation which will lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.
"When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony." - Quas Primas
"Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer." Romans 12:12
O Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Queen of the Angels, pray for us!
A precious, indeed invaluable, element of our life of striving for union with Jesus through Mary is our daily practice of spiritual reading. As our bodies require daily nourishment to fuel the day's service, so our intellects require daily doses of stimulating (and even challenging) material paired with reflection to strengthen our loving will and inspire the heart in its seeking for and conversing with Christ.
"If thou wouldst be perfect, go sell all that you have, and come follow me."
"Better is one day in Thy courts than thousands elsewhere!"
He alone who could understand Mary’s holiness could appreciate her glory.... In Mary, God is more glorified, better known, more loved than in all the rest of the universe. On this ground alone, according to the order of creative Providence, which subordinates the less to the more perfect, Mary is entitled to be Queen of earth and heaven....
An indispensable aspect of authentic religious life, the vow and counsel of poverty - internal and external detachment from goods, others, and self, rooted in secure attachment to our poor Spouse, Jesus Christ - is a gift of the Most Holy Trinity to transform our being and way of living.
"Signum magnum appáruit in cœlo... A great sign appeared in Heaven..."