Sunday, March 29, 2020

Jesus shares in our sorrow at this time

I watched Mass this morning from our Parish from my living room. Jesus is very sorrowful right now. My Polish statue of sorrowful Jesus says it all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Praying the Rosary for the Coronavirus in front of Jesus

Maureen and I are going to our Church every day to pray the Rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Jesus is inside the church (Annunciation of the Lord Parish). Of course Jesus is also outside the church where we stand. He's everywhere.

We are going to try and go every day during the week. On Sunday I will watch the Mass on youtube because our priests are recording it.

We also ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede for us for our families, friends, kids, grandkids, great grandkids, our political leaders and our clergy, our parish, and Pope Francis. We even pray for Justin Trudeau.

We noticed that as we prayed the birds were going bonkers with their singing. I think they were praying with us.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Send your Guardian Angel to Mass

Pray that this Sacrifice Divine ,
May mankind’s sins efface;
Then bring me Jesus’ blessing home,
The pledge of every grace. Amen

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Act of Spiritual Communion and St. Maximillian Kolbe

Some good advice from Dr. Taylor Marshall on practicing our Catholic faith in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the most efficacious means, is to make a Spiritual Communion when we are unable to receive the Holy Eucharist. St. Maximillian Kolbe made a Spiritual Communion every 15 minutes. I visited his Museum and chapel when I made a Pilgrimage to Poland in 2014.

Kolbe is also the patron saint of amateur-radio operators, of drug addicts, of political prisoners, of families, of journalists, of prisoners, and of the pro-life movement.

Even better.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Victoria 2020 - Prayers for the Coronavirus

I was blessed to be able to go to Mass here in Victoria on Sunday. The Cathedral of St. Andrew's wasn't closed. We received some beautiful prayers that I am saying every day for the Coronavirus.

Jesus have Mercy on us.

Victoria 2020 - beauty among the crisis

Fred and I have been very blessed to be here in Victoria for two months now. On Thursday, St. Joseph's feast day, we return to Ottawa almost two weeks earlier than planned. And today is St. Patrick's Day.

The Coronavirus is crippling the world. People are isolated and afraid, many are sick and dying. I am praying for all people of the world, that they may endure, that my children and grandchildren, friends and relatives, all survive the pandemic.

On this second last day here, I post pictures of beauty amid the crisis.

St. Joseph, St. Patrick, all the saints and angels in Heaven, pray for us. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

The three Popes

Paula Maloney drew these pictures of Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John-Paul II