I’ve been praying the Divine Mercy Novena since Good Friday.
I’m grateful to those who are praying along with me!
Those praying the novena know it ends on April 27th, the day before the Feast of Mercy.
Have you heard of this feast?
Thus says the LORD:
In Ramah is heard the sound of sobbing,
Rachel mourns for her children,
she refuses to be consoled
for her children—they are no more! (Jeremiah 31:15 NABRE)
A Day to Mourn
As you probably know, the “Reproductive Health Act” (RHA) was passed in New York State on January 22, 2019.
The law permits “late-stage” abortions, which could be performed up to the moment of birth in some cases. It also allows abortions to be performed by any licensed health practitioners, rather than full doctors. The law removes all legal protection for unborn children and those born alive after attempted abortions.
It was passed on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States.
I believe the NY vote took place on this anniversary intentionally. I believe it was meant to be a slap in the face to those of us who are pro-life.
When I heard about the law, I felt extremely angry and upset; and I wasn’t the only one.
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary in the Roman Catholic Church. On October 7th, the annual feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated.
The Rosary has a rich and interesting history that could not be presented or explained in a simple blog post…
I feel it’s most important to focus on what the Rosary is and why it’s beautiful and powerful. My hope is that those who don’t already pray the Rosary will begin to; and those who already do will deepen and spread the devotion.
Thanks for checking out the first post of my first blog!
Those of you who know me well, or have ever received a note or card from me, probably know that I love to write.
Last month, I prayed a novena (I also love novenas) to St. Francis de Sales since he is the patron saint of Catholic writers. I asked him for guidance on how to write to make a living as well as give glory to God…