Catechetical Sunday

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St. John Baptist de la Salle Stained Glass Window

Your faith must be a light that guides you in all things and a shining beacon to lead to heaven those you instruct. (MDF 178.1)

Do you have such faith that you are able to touch the hearts of your students and to inspire them with the Christian spirit? This is the greatest miracle you can perform and the one that God asks of you, for this is the purpose of your work. (MDF 139.3)

Meditations by St. John Baptist de la Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers

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St. John Baptist de la Salle

Saint Monica

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St. Augustine of Hippo and His Mother St. Monica, by Ary Scheffer, 1846

Prayer to Saint Monica,
Patroness of Mothers

Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine,
we give thanks to our Father in Heaven
Who looked with mercy upon your tears
over your wayward son.
His conversion and heroic sanctification
were the fruit of your prayers.
Dear St. Monica
we now ask you to pray with us
for all those sons and daughters
that have wandered away from God,
and to add your prayers to those of all mothers
who are worried over their children.
Pray also for us that,
following your example, we may,
in the company of our children,
one day enjoy the eternal vision
of our Father in Heaven.

Amen.

Our Lady of Częstochowa

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Our Lady of Częstochowa

Prayer To Our Lady of Czestochowa

Holy Mother of Czestochowa,
Thou art full of grace,
goodness and mercy.
I consecrate to Thee all my thoughts,
words and actions,
my soul and body.
I beseech Thy blessings
and especially prayers for my salvation.
Today, I consecrate myself to Thee,
Good Mother,
totally, with body and soul
amid joy and sufferings to obtain
for myself and others
Thy blessings on this earth and
eternal life in Heaven.

Amen.

Imprimatur: Cardinal O’ Boyle, Washington, DC