Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Novena to Mary, the Mother of God



I found this to be a beautiful Novena. Click the image below to print it out for yourself if you’d like. This prayer was shared with me by in their latest Easter Adventure email. I just added the images to pretty it up.




Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday reflection

A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented Him. Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’ “ (Luke 23:27-29)

This reading came last weekend. It startled me as never before. It’s Jesus, sharing with the women the sorrow he has for all the women who would one day rejoice in birth control and abortion rights.

Jesus truly saw every sin that brought Him to that cross. How sad.
How appropriate is this reading at this time when abortion rights are being raised in praises in current government affairs. I pray today for all the women who believe babies would be a burden for them instead of a blessing. That childbearing and marriage are not priorities for many couples.

Jonathan Bruce - Baptism (45)
Today I kiss my babies ,
rejoice at fertility and menstruation
and Natural Family Planning,
and bring my parenthood worries
to the Foot of The Cross.

Coloring page for kids – Women Weeping: