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Special Prayer of Trust to the Virgin Mary

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“O holy Mary, my Mistress,
into thy blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of thy tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to thee I entrust all my hopes
and consolations, all my
trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that through thy most holy intercession
and thy merits, all my actions may
be ordered and disposed according to
thy will and that of thy Divine Son. Amen.”

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit to Touch Us

St. Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians, that as the Holy Spirit dwells in each of us (1 Cor 3:16), it is crucial for our salvation that we listen to Him.

Our Lord indeed wants us to ask for His help and guidance through His Spirit. But, given our free will, He will not force Himself on us. We must choose to follow Christ on His path of sanctifying grace. St. Paul’s words to the Galatians (Gal 5:19-26) provide a good itinerary for this journey: we must avoid immorality, jealousy, hatred, selfishness, quarrels and the like.

For the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, we need to have the opposite emotions such as love, patience, kindness, generosity and self-control, even in difficult situations.

Mary pentecost“O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,
the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth,
the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven,
the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,
the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,
the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,
the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him.
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.”

Our Lady Wants to Speaks to Us Through Radio Maria

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Dear friends,

In this month of May, let us thank Our Lady, our Mother, for giving us the gift of Radio Maria. In this time of grace, Our Lady wants to talk to us through Radio Maria. She continues to lead us to Jesus her Son when she says “Do whatever He tells you” (John 2:5).

During our Spring Mariathon 2015, we are encouraged and inspired by many of you who have renewed your commitment to Radio Maria with your prayers, generosity and the help of many volunteers. You believe in the mission of Radio Maria in the Church. You help the Blessed Mother do the work of her Son. Thank you.

I strongly urge those of you who have not yet committed themselves, to help Radio Maria with your financial contribution to make that act of love. Help the Blessed Mother to help us. We are waiting for you.

Let us pray for the success of this Mariathon in order to help our Blessed Mother to lead more people to Jesus.

Blessings,
Fr. John Tino

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