Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prayer to Our Lady of Palestine


O Mary Immaculate, gracious Queen of Heaven and of Earth, behold us prostrate before thy exalted throne. Full of confidence in thy goodness and in thy boundless power, we beseech thee to turn a pitying glance upon Palestine, which, more than any other country, belongs to thee, since thou hast graced it with thy birth, thy virtues and thy sorrows, and from there hast given the Redeemer to the world.

Remember that there especially thou wast constituted our tender Mother, the dispenser of graces. Watch, therefore, with special protection over thy native country, dispel from it the shades of error, for it was there that the Son of Eternal Justice shone. Bring about the speedy fulfillment of the promise, which issued from the lips of thy Divine Son, that there should be one fold and one Shepherd.

Obtain for us all that we may serve the Lord in sanctity and justice during all the days of our life, so that, by the merits of Jesus and with thy motherly aid, we may pass at last from this earthly Jerusalem to the splendors of the heavenly one. Amen.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall: President Obama Leaves out Creator

Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall: President Obama Leaves out Creator: "From Obama’s speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on September 15, 2010: “So let me close by saying this. Long before America was ev..."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Clinging to Life

This story continues to break my heart;, even when the cynical side of me has to ask the question. How can someone say they are praying for a miracle for someone when they are, at the same time, denying that very same person the nutrition they need to live?

I pray for a miracle that this young woman recovers, even after 45 days of being denied the food she needs to live. I also pray that her husband can find wisdom and peace in this terrible situation.