Our Lady holding Jesus as He accepts flowers from the shepherd child

Our Lady holding Jesus as He accepts flowers from the shepherd child

Welcome to our intercessory prayer ministry for families, babies, little ones and those who love them.

In our prayers for families, we pray for the sanctity of all life and for vocations to marriage, the priesthood and consecrated life, which are born and nurtured in families.

The
Prayer of Entrustment to Mary was prayed for this ministry at the icon of the Madonna Salus Populi Romani (Salvation of the Roman People, Our Lady of Good Health) in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Mary Major) in Rome, Italy, in Nossa Senhora do Rosario da Fatima (Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary) in Fatima, Portugal, in Eglise du Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart Parish Church), the site of St. Bernadette's baptismal font, in Lourdes, France and at The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at the Shrine of the Holy Innocents before Our Lady of Guadalupe and at Basilica Papale de San Pietro in Vaticano (St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City) at the Tomb of St. John Paul II in Rome, Italy.

This ministry is consecrated to Jesus Christ, Wisdom Incarnate, through the hands of Mary and dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. In our prayers to Mary, we honor and worship her Son Jesus. When He was on the Cross, He gave His Mother to John and she became our Mother as well. "Behold, your Mother." John 19:27

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
For the greater glory of God

March 19, 2019

Kiss of Mercy Prayer Apostolate + 3rd Anniversary

The Kiss of Mercy Prayer Apostolate for Healing from Abortion began on March 19, 2016, on the Feast Day of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The Apostolate was inspired by a talk titled, Confession, by Venerable Fulton Sheen. During the talk, he prophetically said:

"Just think how many mentally disturbed women we are going to have in the United States...when the guilt of abortion begins to attack the mind and soul...Years from now, the guilt will come out in a peculiar way, though at present there may not be any."

We were so struck by his words and we thought about how abortion effects so many, not only the women. Today the problem of abortion seems insurmountable. As we prayed about this, we thought of Saint Therese of Lisieux and the simplicity and power of her "Little Way" which is the Love and Mercy of God.

We sought spiritual guidance and wrote a simple prayer which is the essence of the Apostolate. An imprimatur was received on the Kiss of Mercy Prayer on January 25, 2017.

Kiss of Mercy Prayer
To be recited while kissing an image of Jesus
Jesus I trust in You.
May my kiss, 
and Your grace,
convert, heal and 
reconcile to the Father 
one soul wounded by abortion.
Recite one Hail Mary

Nihil Obstat +Arthur L. Kennedy S.T.L., Ph.D.
                        Auxiliiary Bishop of Boston
Permission +Sean P. Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap.
                       Archbishop of Boston
Date January 25, 2017

Through the Kiss of Mercy Apostolate, we pray for conversion, healing and reconciliation to the Father for all souls wounded by abortion, one soul at a time.

Saint Therese of Lisieux, Venerable Fulton Sheen and Saint Joseph, pray for us!

Kiss of Mercy Apostolate for healing from abortion

March 18, 2019

Saint Joseph, pray for us!

March 19 is the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, Protector of Families, Patron of Fathers and Patron of the Universal Church. 

"Saint Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families."  Saint Pope John Paul II

Saint Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary, is the guardian of fathers, families, those in need, workers, travelers, the persecuted, the poor, the aged and the dying. He accepted the role entrusted to him by God by faithfully listening to the Lord, seeking to understand His Will and obeying it with his whole heart and strength. This is why the Gospel describes him as a "just" man. The just man is the person who prays, lives by faith, and seeks to do good in every concrete circumstance of life.

Parent's Prayer to Saint Joseph
O glorious Saint Joseph, to you God committed the care of His only begotten Son amid the many dangers of this world. We come to you and ask you to take under your special protection the children God has given us. Through holy baptism they became children of God and members of His holy Church. We consecrate them to you today, that through this consecration they may become your foster children. Guard them, guide their steps in life, form their hearts after the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Diary of Saint Faustina 1203  "Saint Joseph urged me to have a constant devotion to him. He himself told me to recite three prayers (Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be) and the Memorare once a day. He looked at me with great kindness and gave me to know how much he is supporting this work (of mercy). He has promised me this special help and protection. I recited the requested prayers every day and felt his special protection."

Saint Theresa of Avila's devotion to Saint Joseph  "I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him; and I found that this my father and lord delivered me both from this trouble and also from other and greater troubles concerning my honor and the loss of my soul, and that he gave me greater blessings than I could ask of him. I do not remember even now that I ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant."

Saint Joseph, intercede for us, pray for all families, protect and guard them as you do Mary and the Child Jesus.

March 17, 2019

Saint Patrick, pray for us!

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Patrick.  He was a humble, pious, gentle man, who had great love and total devotion to and trust in God. He knew God's mission for him was for the conversion of the people of Ireland.

He was a bishop and missionary who was once a slave. He wrote of his love for God in Confessions of Saint Patrick. Through his teachings and travels throughout Ireland, he endured poverty and great suffering. Many miracles were attributed to him. He often used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity  He became known for his life of sacrifice, prayer and fasting.

Let us pray to Saint Patrick for Ireland and for the conversion of the people of Ireland that they will turn back to the Lord and end abortion. Let us pray for those who are enslaved, persecuted and marginalized in our world today and for all those who are most vulnerable, especially the unborn. Let us pray for the conversion of the United States and all countries from a culture of death to a culture of life. Let us ask Saint Patrick to give us his missionary spirit to speak the truth in love to those we encounter and bring them the Love of Jesus.

Saint Patrick's Breastplate 
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

"May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the Word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and forever more." Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick, courageous missionary, teach us to speak the truth in love as you did and  pray for us and all families for whom we pray.

March 16, 2019

Reflection: Have mercy on me, O God

God is rich in mercy. Ephesians 2:4

Lent is a time to repent, to turn back to the Lord, seeking forgiveness and healing. When you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus pours out His grace and mercy on you like the rays of light seen in this image.

Have mercy on me, O God, in Your goodness; in the greatness of Your compassion wipe out my offense. Thoroughly wash me of my guilt and of my sin, cleanse me. Psalm 51:3-4

And so it is with the image of Divine Mercy, the rays of Blood and Water flow from the Heart of Jesus into our hearts, a visual image of what happens to souls during confession.

Jesus is calling you by name. Go and receive healing, mercy, forgiveness and peace in confession. Jesus told Saint Faustina to bring her miseries, troubles and griefs to Him at the Throne of Mercy. He is waiting for you to do the same. Run and throw yourself into the arms of Jesus and let Him love you. He will pour out His healing, grace and mercy upon you.

The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stand for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the depths of My tender Mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him. By means of this image, I shall grant many graces to souls. Diary of Saint Faustina 299, 742

O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You. Jesus I trust in You.  Opening Prayer of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Jesus to Saint Faustina: My Mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of My Goodness? For you, I descended from heaven to earth; for you, I allowed Myself to be nailed to the Cross; for you, I let My Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of Mercy for you. Come then, with trust, to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart, Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My Mercy. Do not argue with Me about your wretchedness. You will give Me pleasure if you hand over to Me all your troubles and griefs. I shall heap upon you the treasures of My grace. Diary of Saint Faustina 1485

Jesus I trust in You.

March 10, 2019

Reflection: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us and teach us how to pray...

The Blessed Virgin Mary teaches us how to pray as she taught the Child Jesus how to pray as a little boy. She held His hand and guided Him.

Mary wants to teach you how to pray, take you by the hand and guide you. Be still and reach out to her. Mary will take you into her heart, When you receive the Eucharist, ask Mary to be with you, She will wrap her mantle around you, hold you close to her Immaculate Heart and draw you to the Sacred Heart of her Beloved Son Jesus.

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin
After Holy Communion, close your eyes and recollect yourself. Then usher Jesus into the heart of Mary: you are giving Him to His Mother who will receive Him with great love and give Him the place of honor, adore Him profoundly, show Him perfect love, embrace Him intimately in spirit and in truth, and perform many offices for Him of which we, in our ignorance, would know nothing. Or, maintain a profoundly humble heart in the presence of Jesus dwelling in Mary. Or be in attendance like a slave at the gate of the royal palace, where the King is speaking with the Queen. While they are talking to each other, with no need of you, go in spirit to heaven and to the whole world, and call upon all creatures to thank, adore and love Jesus and Mary for you. "Come, let us adore."

Go to Mary and ask her to bless you, take you by the hand and teach you how to pray...

Mary will teach you how to:
ponder and keep all things in your heart as she did
listen in prayer and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus
contemplate the mysteries of the Rosary
reflect on the hidden life of Jesus
contemplate His Passion and Resurrection
treasure the Institution of the Eucharist and receive Him often
be still to hear God's Will for your life
do whatever He tells you to do
love Jesus with all your heart, mind and soul

Draw close to Mary and she will draw you close to Jesus, her Beloved Son.

Blessed Bartolo Longo
Just as two friends, frequently in each other's company, tend to develop similar habits, so too, by holding familiar converse with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin, by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, and by living the same life in Holy Communion, we can become, to the extent of our lowliness, similar to them and can learn from these supreme models a of life of humility, poverty, patience and perfection.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us and teach us how to pray...

March 07, 2019

Reflection: Choose life

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding His voice, and holding fast to Him. For that will mean life for you, a long life for you to live on the land which the Lord swore He would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20  Today's Reading

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion, which is war against the child...A direct killing of an innocent child...Murder, by the mother herself...Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-woman. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers...American needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men...The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems...How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love...And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts...Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want...For me, life is the most beautiful gift from God to mankind, therefore people and nations who destroy life by abortion and euthanasia are the poorest. I do not say legal or illegal, since life is God's life within us, even in an unborn child." Saint Teresa of Calcutta

From the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
What can you do to promote a culture of life?
As we pray for the unborn, we ask Jesus for a conversion of hearts so that every person will come to know the dignity and sacredness of all life. This prayer ministry began praying for a precious unborn baby who has Down Syndrome. She is twelve years old now and she brings love to everyone she meets. What a beautiful gift from God!

Unborn children are entitled to the unalienable Right to Life endowed by God.

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Pray the Rosary of Life for the protection of the unborn, pray for all souls wounded by abortion and for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life for the unborn. Let us offer Penance and Fast for the sins against the dignity of life through abortion.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, we implore you to intercede for the protection of life in the womb as you did when you appeared to Juan Diego. Merciful Jesus, we ask you to open hearts and minds to the sanctity of all life. and we pray through the intercession of Saint John Paul II and through his prayers and beautiful writings, Theology of the Body.

Kiss of Mercy Prayer  To be recited while kissing an image of Jesus
Jesus I trust in You.  May my kiss and Your grace, convert, heal and reconcile to the Father one soul wounded by abortion. Amen,  Recite one Hail Mary.

March 06, 2019

Reflection: Ash Wednesday...Let us grow in virtue on our journey through Lent...

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent, a time to contemplate our spiritual life and look within at the areas we need to work on. Let us spend these 40 days in prayer and penance, purifying our inner selves and drawing closer to Jesus.

A clean heart create for me O God; renew in me a steadfast spirit. Psalm 51:12

Lent is a time to renew our minds and hearts. It's more than giving up things. It is making Jesus the center of our lives. Lent is a time of "dying to self" and growing in love and virtue.

What will you do for Jesus during these 40 days? 

The Gospel of Matthew teaches us about Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting:

Teaching about Almsgiving  Matthew 6:1-4
Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

Teaching about Prayer  Matthew 6:5-15
When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

The Lord’s Prayer

This is how you are to pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.

Teaching about Fasting  Matthew 6:16-18
When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.

Treasure in Heaven  Matthew 6:19-21
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

What will you do for Jesus these 40 days of Lent?

Let us turn away from sin, follow the Commandments, keep our fixed eyes on Christ, attend Mass and receive the Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation as often as possible. Let us pray and fast and ask our Mother Mary to make our hearts like hers and to show us what we can do for Jesus during these 40 days. Let us ask Mary to accompany us to confession and help us grow in virtue.

How to make a Good Confession and Grow in Virtue:
Good Confession + Growing in Virtue

March 01, 2019

Reflection: Fr. Greg Staab, OMV "Well done, good and faithful servant." Rest in Eternal Peace.

Shepherd Your people with Your staff, the flock of Your heritage that lives apart in a woodland in the midst of an orchard. Micah 7:14

Today we remember Fr. Greg on the 1st anniversary of his passing to his eternal home on March 1, 2018.

I have been blessed to know so many beautiful priests, good shepherds. Today I want to remember Father Greg Staab, OMV (Oblates of the Virgin Mary). Fr. Greg was a dear friend of the John 10:10 Prayer Ministry and the Kiss of Mercy Prayer Apostolate for Healing from Abortion.

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth. Sirach 6:14-15

Fr. Greg was a saintly priest who lived "all for Jesus through Mary". He was ordained in Rome by Saint John Paul II in 1984. When he was a 19 year old seminarian, he was with his fellow seminarians one day and they were all discussing their priestly ministries. Fr. Greg said, "I want to be a saint." His desire to be a saint shaped his priesthood and his ministry.

Fr. Greg had a very rare disease and spent over three years in the hospital. but his priestly ministry continued from his hospital bed. Being with Fr. Greg, you were not aware of his suffering for he said he had offered it to God. He had the same twinkle in his eye and love for others that he had before his illness began.

There was a constant flow of visitors to see Fr. Greg: priests, seminarians, sisters, friends, hospital patients and hospital workers. As long as he was able, he celebrated Mass followed by a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration every day. He continued to offer spiritual direction and the Sacraments from his hospital bed. He inspired me and so many others with his deep love for the Eucharist and for Mary, our Immaculate Mother, his love for prayer and for the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, his devotion to the Holy Guardian Angels, to Saint Therese of Lisieux and Saint Faustina. He continually spread the message of the Divine Mercy of God in Jesus Christ who bestows upon us unimaginable graces when we approach the Fount of His Mercy. Fr. Greg worked tirelessly for the salvation of souls. He taught others to make and renew their consecration to Jesus through Mary. He had a burning love for the Divine Mercy of Jesus.

It was a grace for me to be at Masses Fr. Greg celebrated from his hospital bed. At one Mass, during his homily on the Gospel of Luke 7, Fr. Greg spoke about the widow whose only son had died and how Jesus raised the young boy from the dead. He said Jesus performed the miracle of raising someone from the dead only three times in the Gospels.

The only son of the widow had died and his body was being carried out. A large crowd was with the widow.  Jesus saw her and was moved with pity and said, "Do not weep."  Then Jesus moved forward and touched the coffin and said,

"Young man, I tell you, arise!" Luke 7:14

Immediately, the dead man got up and spoke. Then Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized the crowd and they glorified God.

During the homily, Fr. Greg said the greatest miracle occurs when a person goes to confession. 

Fr. Greg said, "Never stay away from confession.  Go often and go immediately, if you have mortal sin.  If your house is on fire, do you wait six months before you call the fire department?  Of course not.  What would happen if you didn't clean your kitchen for a month?  You can't wait if your house is on fire or if your kitchen has not been cleaned for a month.  And so it is with your soul.  Confession is the place where a soul is resurrected from the death of sin to new life through the Sacrament of Reconciliation."

On my way to Mass the next morning, I was pondering Fr. Greg's homily and I noticed clumps of little yellow flowers which seemed to be sprouting out of the cement at the foot of my church stairs. Drawing closer, I saw beautiful little yellow pansies coming out of a crack between the sidewalk and the granite foundation of the church. I was struck by the beauty of God's creation and how God brings new life in unexpected ways.

The story of the widow whose only son had died is a story of how Jesus brings new life out of death. He wants us to know that all things are possible with Him. He wants us to come to Him, as we are, and He will make new life in us. Jesus will bring new life to you, in unexpected ways.

God brings new life in our spiritual lives too, sometimes in unexpected ways. 

Have you experienced a loss or gone through a period of sadness, when someone speaks a word of comfort that lifts your spirits? 

Have you read a verse of Scripture which touched your heart deeply? 

Have you listened to the music during Mass and felt a surge of love come upon you? 

Have you received the Sacraments and experienced God's love in a new and profound way? 

Have you prayed for something or for someone and your prayers were answered? 

Have you prayed, in confident trust, that your prayers will be answered, in God's perfect timing?

Our hearts are made for love. Fr. Greg led a life of love, love for God and for others. God is always near and He waits for the perfect moment to come inside, to bring us new life. There may be times that we are not open to receive His grace. God will come, even through the tiniest crack or opening in our hearts, like the crack between the sidewalk and the granite foundation of my church, where new life burst forth in tiny yellow pansies.

God delights in you and He wants to do something new and unexpected in your life. Open your heart and invite Him in. Ask Him to help you let go of the things that keep you away from His Presence. He will come to you.  He will help you and He will bring new life in you. Go to confession and go often. Like the little yellow pansies coming out of the crack, Jesus will come into your heart and He will say to you, "Arise!"

Immaculate Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Priests, pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Fr. Greg Staab, OMV. Rest in eternal peace. 

His master said to him, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21

February 23, 2019

Reflection: "This is My Beloved Son. Listen to Him."

Jesus brought Peter, James and John to the top of the mountain. And He was transfigured before them, and His clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." He hardly knew what to say they were so terrified. Mark 9:2-6

Jesus wanted His disciples to know that He would always be with them. He was preparing them for the sufferings to come. Jesus appeared as the Light of the World in dazzling white. On either side of Him, Moses and Elijah appeared.

Always remember that Jesus is with you and He wants to console you. As you draw near, ponder the Father's words to listen to Jesus.

Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, "This is My Beloved Son. Listen to Him." Mark 9:7

The Father’s voice spoke that this was His Beloved Son. The Holy Spirit appeared as a cloud of glory.  The Transfiguration was an experience that did not last very long. Peter wanted to erect tents and stay there, but this was not the purpose. Jesus gave them this experience to build up their hope so that they would be sustained for the sufferings to come. The path called the Via Dolorosa lay before Him and before them. The Transfiguration was to show them that there would be suffering on the Way of the Cross but that His death would lead to new life.  

Through the Transfiguration, Jesus gave Peter, James and John a glimpse of eternal life. As we journey through life, we may have many sufferings, as Mary did on the Way of the Cross. Jesus gave hope to the Apostles at the Transfiguration and He gives us that hope. 

Draw close to Jesus and allow Him to transform you. Spend time in silent prayer in Eucharistic adoration or before the tabernacle in a chapel. Jesus will speak to you in the silence. 

Listen to Him...

February 20, 2019

Reflection: Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco, shepherd children of Fatima, pray for us!

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of siblings, Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco Marto, two of the Fatima shepherd children. In 1916, the Angel of Peace appeared to them three times to prepare them for the apparitions of Our Lady. 

Through the Angel's apparitions, the shepherd children were consumed with zeal to make sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. They were infused with love for the Eucharist, the Hidden Jesus, and for making reparation for sinners. The Angel told them:

"The Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you."

Isn't that beautiful! The Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you too!

Our Lady of Fatima appeared to them and their cousin, Blessed Lucia, between May 13 and October 13, 1917 and entrusted them with messages from God for the world.

Our Lady told them to pray the Rosary daily for peace and an end to war, to offer penance and make sacrifices for sinners. These messages are for us too. 

The children endured great ridicule, suffering and persecution but remained faithful to Our Lady's requests. Jacinta and Francisco died in 1918, as very young children. and were canonized saints on May 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.

Let us ask their intercession for all our intentions.

Prayer to Saints Jacinta and Francisco
God of infinite goodness, You love the innocent and exalt the humble; please grant, through the intercession of the Immaculate Mother of Your Son, that, in imitation of Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, we may serve You in simplicity of heart and thus may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who is God with You in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Lady wants us to consecrate ourselves to her Immaculate Heart, promising her that we will:

Pray the Rosary every day. Offer the little daily sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. Make the five Communions of Reparation on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months. Make visits often to the "Hidden Jesus" in the tabernacle or Eucharistic adoration.

In the last apparition at Fatima, Our Lady appeared as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, holding the Scapular in her outstretched hand. The Scapular is the sign of our consecration to Mary's Immaculate Heart. It can be worn as a reminder of the promise we have made to Mary.

"I am the Lady of the Rosary" are the words the Mother of God used to identify herself to the shepherd children of Fatima. Repeatedly during Our Lady's series of apparitions, she emphasized praying the Rosary daily and meditate on the mysteries. She said to pray the Rosary for the salvation of souls, the conversion of sinners, world peace, and the conversion of Russia. Let us pray the Rosary every day for Our Lady's intentions and for our own.

Our Lady of Fatima, Saint Jacinta, Saint Francisco and Blessed Lucia, we entrust all the names we receive through this ministry to your loving care.