“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion... In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me in virtue of My Passion” Saint Faustina (Diary, 1320)
We are at war for our souls, whether we want to admit it or not. *Being* Catholic-- becoming whom God meant you to be, and not just "doing Catholic things"-- is learning to fight with the best weapons available. Confession, Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Prayer, Fasting, Mary, Saints, Holy Souls-- these are the weapons that enable us to be the people God means us to be and calls us to be.
"When you awake in the night, transport yourself quickly in spirit "before the Tabernacle, saying: 'Behold, my God, I come to adore You, to praise, thank, and love You, and to keep You company with all the Angels,' " Saint John Vianney
A list of patron saints for mothers pregnancy, adoption, OB, midwives, childbirth, babies, nursing mothers, sleep and sleeplessness, cloth diapers, working mothers, children, late learning to walk, learning to talk, sick children, boys, girls, teens, parents separated from children, students, world youth day, grandmothers, step mothers, against death of children + some
Martin de Porres, O.P. (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639), was a lay brother of the Dominican Order who was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony.