Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, Day 1 (in petition for the Pope’s safe and successful trip to Israel)

Mary Undoer of Knots

Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots – Day 1

1. Make the sign of the cross

2. Say the Act of Contrition. Ask pardon for your sins and make a firm promise not to commit them again.
Oh my God I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with (more…)

5 steps to having an Annunciation attitude this Lent


On March 25, the Church celebrates the Annunciation – the moment when the angel Gabriel appeared to the Blessed Virgin Mary and issued God’s request that she become the Mother of his Son. We normally think about the Annunciation in regard to our Advent strivings and Christmas preparation, but there’s a lot we can learn from it in regard to our Lenten strivings as well.

Many of us start Lent by declaring that we’re giving up xyz – something or somethings that (more…)