Pray with Mary

To Jesus, Through Mary

As a young priest, Saint Josemaria grasped with new depth a truth he had always known. “Yesterday I discovered another Mediterranean: if I am a son of my Father God, then I am also a son of my Mother Mary.”

Mary, Mother of Mercy

"God’s special love for humble people contains a deep mystery. God is 'disarmed' by simple people; their language, seemingly so naive and inoffensive, 'put(s) down the mighty from their throne.'" A new article on Christian life.

Mary, Model and Teacher of Faith

Fifth article in the series "Examples of Faith." With link to "A Marian Month" and words of Saint John Paul II on our Lady and praying the Rosary.

Message of the day

“May the spirit of Mary be in each one of you”

My Mother! Mothers on earth look with greater love upon the weakest of their children, the one with the worst health, or who is least intelligent, or is a poor cripple. Sweet Lady, I know that you are more of a Mother than all other mothers put together. And, since I am your son, since I am weak, and ill, and crippled, and ugly ... (The Forge, 234)

Mothers don't keep a record of their children's tokens of affection; nor do they weigh them up or measure them with petty calculations. A tiny sign of affection is as sweet as honey to them, and they give themselves generously in return, bestowing much more than they receive. If good earthly mothers react in this way, just imagine ...

Other Resources for Your Prayer

Divine Mercy Sunday: Five Resources

The Feast of Divine Mercy is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Saint John Paul II, who established this feast in 2000 when canonizing Faustina Kowalska, encouraged the Church to grow in this devotion.

April Recollection Kit

A recollection is a “mini-retreat,” a few hours of quiet prayer when we look at our lives in God's presence. As we continue to face a global pandemic, this "recollection-at-home" can help us spend an hour or two in loving conversation with God, right where we are.