Monday, May 21, 2018

Mary, Mother of the Church, Help Our Faith

Earlier today Pope Francis celebrated the first feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

Since Venerable Matt Talbot had a very special relationship with Our Lady, he would greatly appreciate this addition to the liturgical calendar. 
A prayer card is available at


Open our ears to hear God’s
word and to recognize his voice
and call. Awaken in us a desire to
follow in his footsteps, to go forth
from our own land and to receive
his promise. Help us to be
touched by his love, that we may
touch him in faith. Help us to
entrust ourselves fully to him and
to believe in his love, especially
at times of trial, beneath the
shadow of the cross, when our
faith is called to mature. Sow in
our faith the joy of the Risen One.
Remind us that those who believe
are never alone. Teach us to see
all things with the eyes of Jesus,
that he may be light for our path.
And may this light of faith always
increase in us, until the dawn of
that undying day which is Christ
himself, your Son, our Lord!