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Take three minutes and pray with me today, for life. Day #6 of the USCCB’s Nine Days of Prayer novena to build a culture of life (Prayers & links here)

Pray to support life initiatives in this country –especially the events taking place in Washington DC over this weekend. Are you late to this novena? No problem! Start today. Any and all prayer counts.

Get caught up on the Nine Days initiative here.

This is from the USCCB website...

Intercession: For those whose work involves promoting abortion and contraceptive use:may God help them understand that the casual sex they foster undermines the capacity for the self-giving, faithful and enduring love that is the longing of every heart.


Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be


Reflection: On this feast of St. Francis de Sales, let us consider these words of the great saint: “All that we do must be motivated by love and not force. We must love to obey rather than fear to disobey.” St. Francis reminds us that all of our actions must be borne of a spirit of love, and that we find our freedom in living the truth. As we defend the dignity of human life, let us ask St. Francis to pray for us so that everything we say and do for unborn children and their grieving parents is imbued with both compassion and truth.


Acts of Reparation (choose one):

  • Learn how to pray the Angelus. . . prayer, and get into the habit of saying it every day—at noon or 6 pm or on awakening (or all three times).
  • Today ignore your sweet tooth. Make healthy eating choices.
  • Clean a room in your house without being asked or without telling anyone. Pray for your family members while you clean, “and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).


  1. Just found your blog & website because of an article I just read of yours online. Thank you for creating such a place of encouragement! I am currently a doctoral student at UD in theology, so we have something in common. I’m looking forward to your book, and to continuing to follow your blog.

    • Christine, thanks for taking time to say hello! I’m excited to meet women doing doctoral studies in Theology! I’d love to know what discipline excites you most in the field. I’ll pray for your studies when I go to church today.