During times of crisis, the words of our prayers may not find their way into our mouths or hearts. Trusting in Our Lady's ceaseless intercession for us is a miraculous consolation. The words and melody of the beautiful hymn by Hermana Glenda called "Alguien Está Orando Por Mi~Someone Is Praying For Me" have a way of remaining within our hearts, filling us with hope.
Hermana Glenda was inspired to write these words and music
During August, the month dedicated the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we have honored her Assumption (August 15) and Queenship (August 22). As summer draws to a close, we celebrate her birth on September 8 and remember her sorrows on September 15. There are so many ways to thank her for her faithfulness and intercession, including prayer and song.
The Monastic Choir of Saint Peter's Abbey presents Feasts of Our Lady, a lovely collection of Gregorian Chants honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sublime and sweet, this music fills our hearts with a melodious "picture" of her constant, tranquil and prayerful ways. It can be pruchased at Amazon.com.
This little prayerbook, compiled by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, contains powerful prayers and meditations for those serving in every type of battlefield, including the spiritual. A small, pocket sized book, it is filled with prayers and insights that will surely inspire and fortify spiritual and moral courage in the heart of every reader. Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book can be purchased @ Sophia Institute Press.
Father Paul O'Sullivan's book, All About the Angels, is informative, enlightening and inspiring. Reading the stories reminds us that we are never alone. We are always surrounded by God's love and protection.
From humble and potentially humiliating beginnings, God transformed a young girl from a broken home, into a monumental Catholic Televangelist. Mother Angelica's trust in the power of Jesus' love daily fueled and strengthened her spirit~ as certainly it still does today! Numerous obstacles were supernaturally overcome as she allowed herself to be God's obedient instrument. As a result, we have all been blessed by the prayers of an amazing religious order of contmplative nuns. Meanwhile Christ's message is gloriously shared worldwide through the Eternal Word Television Network. Mr. Raymond Arroyo's beautiful writing introduces the reader to Mother Angelica in a friendly and personal way as he shares with us the trials and triumphs of the mission Christ placed in her life.
Peace is a fictional character, yet her heroism presents us with the undeniable truth that we are never forsaken when we have faith in Jesus. Whenever we are challenged by adversity,vengeance and despair may seem to be the easiest paths to choose. However, in Miriam Ezeh's lovely book, The Story of Peace, we are reminded of the unsurpassable power of obedience to Our Blessed Lord.
Follow Peace, a beautiful, faithful young Catholic woman, as she confronts the tragic circumstances of her life by immersing herself in prayer, forgiveness, chastity and hope. The Story of Peace by Miriam Ezeh can be purchased here @ Amazon.com.This beautiful story is not to be missed!
Several years ago, I came across a discarded book. Its crumbling cover and pages were worn. The binding was flimsy. As I gently turned the fragile pages, I was at once overcome with awe at the Christ filled beauty within, and shocked that this neglected treasure might have ended up in the trash!
I decided to learn more about the priest who so carefully compiled the prayers and meditations. Reading these pages opened a miraculous window in my life as a lay Catholic woman. I have since enjoyed many of his other books, which never fail to enhance my gratitude for our Catholic faith.
With every beat of her heart, Our Lady taught us how to love Jesus. In his classic eloquent style, Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen illustrates the Blessed Virgin Mary's role in the life of all Christians.