Day Ten Consecration to Mary for the 21st Century/A Lenten Journey
Claudio Ridofi--Wikipedia Mary at the foot of the Cross Santa Maria in Portuno, Corinaldo
Saturday of the First Week of Lent
Prayers for this week, Days 5-10 in Lent:
Begin each day with, "Mary, Mother of God, help me with your prayers."
End each day with, "Mother of God, pray for me," and don't forget your examen.
Have you gone to confession yet? C'mon. Push yourself. Look what Mary suffered watching her Son suffer. I can't imagine her heart break. As a parent, I could hardly bear watching my child strike out, in a baseball game. "Oh Mary, how could you stand it?" Meditate upon the sufferings of a mother, and especially Mary's sufferings.
Contemplate upon this argument by St. Thomas Aquinas. Sll of God's graces come to us through Mary. Therefore, if we wish to go to Him; seeking union with Him, we should use the same method He used in coming down from heaven to assume our human nature. That means was through Mary, His Mother.
Pray a decade of the Rosary.
Hail Mary (10x)
End the day with "Mother of God, pray for me" and the examen.
End your day with an examination of conscience--even in bed.
Mother of God, pray for me.
What good did I do today?
Where did I fail?
How can I do better?