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Create a shrine in your home
A spiritual devotional practice that has long been a part of our wonderful Catholic heritage is forming an area of our homes as a special place to pray. It could include the Bible, a crucifix, statues of Mary and other saints, a candle that we might use when we're at prayer (electric is ok too!). We all need a daily spot for solitude to reflect and listen to our Lord. We read in the Gospels how often Jesus went up the mountain to prayer with his Father, our Father who longs to be with us especially during these days.
Stations of the Cross
Pope Francis' Special Prayer to the Virgin Mary
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.