Prayer to End Abortion
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
Joann writes: "Inspired by the Catholic Mosaic, we thoughtfully decided on something we could do to help someone in a poverty stricken foreign land. We, through Heifer International, have donated a flock of chicks to a family in poverty. We had a wonderful time discussing what could be done with a flock of chicks, and we came up with many many ideas. We also have made a poster to remind us to pray for the family that will receive our gift."
I am familiar with the Heifer International project since our 4-H group hosts. There is a children's book on this project that your family might enjoy reading: Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier.
I am really sorry to report an error in Catholic Mosaic. The feast of St. Benedict is listed as February 11, when it is really July 11 (March 21 in the traditional calendar). There is a Benedict with a feast day on the 11th, but it is a different Benedict, not Scholastica's twin. I thought it was poetic to have their feasts back to back, and so I didn't check it out as carefully as I should have. (There are several places on the web that have this error as well!)
We will be amending future printings of Mosaic to reflect this, but you will want to note this in your booklist. One good thing is that you can revisit the book in July when the book offerings are a bit slimmer.
Yesterday was the feast day of St. Felicity. Does anyone know of a children's book on this saint and her seven sons? Please let us know if you are familiar with one.
Today (July 11) is the feast day of St. Benedict so fish out the book The Holy Twins by Kathleen Norris/Tomie dePaola and read. In the Mosaic this book is scheduled on the feast day of his twin sister, St. Scholastica (February 10th) but we encourage you to pull the books off the shelf and read various books throughout the year.