Do you think of Mary's fiat and wonder if you have the courage to say "May it be done to me as you say" to God? Me, too. Here are some ideas to help you do so. Image of a mosaic of the Blessed Virgin Mary being crowned by the Blessed trinity.

The Annunciation: How Mary’s Fiat Can Inspire Us

Do you ever think of Mary's fiat and wonder if you could have the courage to say to God "May it be done to me as you say"? Me, too. What I hope to learn from Mary's fiat. Understand Mary's fiat. Mary's fiat occurred at the Annunciation, one of the most significant events in the… Continue reading The Annunciation: How Mary’s Fiat Can Inspire Us

The beautiful Anima Christi prayer dates back to the early 14th century and is often said after Holy Communion. Image of Jesus on the cross with the wound in His side visible. #AnimaChristi

Prayer After Communion-Anima Christi

Prayer After Communion-Anima Christi Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend… Continue reading Prayer After Communion-Anima Christi

Personal Enrichment

A Positive Attitude is the Key

Can you recall a time when your child whined and told you he did not want to do something you asked him to do? Did you tell him to have a better attitude? Me, too. When I told him this, I realized that I need to remember to apply this to myself, too. Do I… Continue reading A Positive Attitude is the Key

Jesus gives Himself entirely to us in the Eucharist. We should prepare our hearts to receive Him by saying a prayer before Communion. Image of a carafe of wine and a ciborium with hosts. #prayerbeforeCommunion #Catholicprayer #Communion

Prayer Before Communion

Prayer Before Communion "Your Sacred Table" Divine Savior, we come to Your sacred table to nourish ourselves, not with bread but with Yourself, true Bread of eternal life. Help us daily to make a good and perfect meal of this divine food. Let us be continually refreshed by the perfume of Your kindness and goodness.… Continue reading Prayer Before Communion

Just as we celebrate our birthdays, it is nice to celebrate the day we became a member of the family of God through our baptism. Image of chrism oil, a golden shell, candles, and a water pitcher. #baptism

Celebrate Baptism Anniversaries

Besides birthdays and wedding anniversaries, I enjoy celebrating the baptism anniversary (or, the baptism birthday) of each of our kids, my husband and myself. I write these dates on the calendar each year so we can keep track of them. Just as we celebrate the day of our birth into the world on our birthdays,… Continue reading Celebrate Baptism Anniversaries

Pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet and encourage others to pray it as well. Jesus wants all of us to turn to Him and trust in His Divine Mercy. #DivineMercy #Jesus #prytheDivineMercyChaplet #St.Faustina Image of Jesus, the Divine Mercy.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Divine Mercy Chaplet The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a set of prayers, rather than one prayer. You can use a set of Rosary beads to keep track of the prayers as you pray them. Traditionally, this prayer is prayed at 3:00 pm, the time when Jesus died on the cross.   Begin with praying this… Continue reading Divine Mercy Chaplet