Greetings in Jesus and Mary:
THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE! IT IS GROWING COLD - DAY BY DAY!!! Happy Feast Day of St. Therese - it is a Sunday so I expect tomorrow could be truly her celebration. We could celebrate St. Therese everyday - she is a saint for our times. I say that because St. Pius X said it and she truly gives us lessons that are desperately needed for today's complex world. She was made a Doctor of the Church which seems a bit crazy since she did not write like St. Teresa of Jesus. She only wrote The Story of A Soul and a few poems. Her story was a simple way of life of offering all to the Heart of Jesus as an act of love - no matter what it is. We need to adopt that ourselves. There are days that are so crazy for all of us that we may find ourselves upset that we did not get in enough quiet prayer moments. It is always better to give God undivided time - but if we find ourselves swamped - we can be with Jesus in our Hearts and offer all for love of Him throughout our day.
One of the Fatima prayers is.....
To be said after an offering of any size has been done for the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
O Jesus, I offer this for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners.
We can say this prayer throughout our day before we begin a certain task or at the end of it. If we are flustered at a "wasted moment" before a red light. If we are trying to communicate to someone who is not seeing things eye to eye. There are so many instances throughout our day that we can make a prayer with the Fatima prayers. (link below from this website on all that should be repeated throughout our day)
Also below in a link is the beautiful Offering of St. Therese of herself to Merciful Love...
Here is one last prayer that I love to pray for all of my family...I start in the morning with this by holding my crucifix and praying it for myself, then for my husband, again for my children and again for my grandchildren.....My hope and prayer is that when we all stand before God on Judgement Day - we will have offered Him many many acts of Love!!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us and lead us closer to Your Son's Most Sacred Loving Heart!
Good St. Therese, pray for us to love God above all things!
Offering Prayer to be said upon rising in the morning while holding and kissing a crucifix of Our Loving Savior
I kiss the wounds of Your Sacred Hands with sorrow deep and true, may every move of my (his, their) hands today be a million acts of love for You.
I kiss the wounds of Your Sacred Feet with sorrow deep and true, may every step that I (he, they) take today be a million acts of love for You.
I kiss the wounds of Your Sacred Heart with sorrow deep and true, may every beat of my (his, their) heart today be a million acts of love for You.
I kiss the wounds of Your Sacred Face with sorrow deep and true, may every word and thought today be a million acts of love for You.
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!