O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Pray for Us.
Submitted by an anonymous Schoenstatt member | April 2020
Help me to see as you see. Help me to search for your Son and our Father in all of the circumstances of my life. Stay with me Mother as this year progresses for much is unknown. Do not let me be deceived by the words of men who would want me to believe that I have to earn my Father’s love by their teaching. Give me the grace, Mother, to blindly trust our Father, to blindly follow the Holy Spirit, and to silently speak to your Son, my Brother. Protect my mind and heart from thoughts of loneliness, frustration, judgement, and fear. Show me the way, Mother, to find Jesus no matter where I am or who I am with and rejoice for every day is made by the Lord. Forgive me, Mother, for my idleness in my search for Jesus in my daily life. Teach me His truth. Teach me His way. Teach me His obedience, even to death, that I might rise again in the light of His glory. I love you, Mother, and am eternally grateful for your love of me.
Create a Marian Altar in your home as a family devotional. It serves as a visual reminder of Mary our Mother and a place to focus while we pray Marian prayers. If you don’t have a statue of Mary, remember you can always raid your Christmas Nativity Scene! Here are some examples – skies the limit!
(2300 S. Smithville Rd. Dayton, OH 45420) Easy access to parking and easily viewed or accessed. Enter off of Smithville Rd. in the one way entrance between the school and church. Click on the image above to view on google map.
(2365 St. Johns Rd, Maria Stein, OH 45860) includes a Rosary Walk and a Respect Life Memorial on their grounds. Click on the text above to learn more.
(6731 State Route 219, Montezuma, OH 45866) also boasts beautiful walking grounds with a sitting area surrounding a statue of Mary. Click on the text above to learn more.
Former estate of Kathryn Lange. In her last will and testament, Lange asked that her estate be used to provide housing for retired priests of the Catholic Church (which it does). The preserve is about 150 acres of wooded trails and prairies located along the Stillwater River. A wooden observation deck provides amazing views of the prairie and riparian corridor. Click on the image above to learn more.