In my ministry as a priest, I have have listened many times to parents who are sad that despite their best efforts, their adult children do not practice the faith. But we need to remember that faith is a gift, and as a gift, must be received by the recipient. Saint Monica today reminds us the prayers of a mother (or a father) are powerful indeed in bringing back an adult son or daughter to faith.
Today we pray for those medical researchers seeking a cure for the Coronavirus and other illnesses, that using their God-given wisdom they may discover a cure and find better treatments.
Here is the link to the EWTN broadcast of Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi blessing yesterday which has English translation.
In the midst of our own worries and anxieties, do we trust God to care for us and to love us? Do we cherish that relationship with Him?
For Patrick E., who is struggling through his engineering classes, please strengthen his heart, his mind and his will, let him know he is not alone, he has Your love. Prayer submitted October 21, 2019. For parents who lost their 2 small children in a house fire. Prayer submitted October 21, 2019. We have a…