My Mom

Picture with Mami

Dear God,

Thanks for the gift of my mother. My mother raised 10 children; yet she seldom complained.

My Mom achieved a 9th grade education, yet she inspired me to attend and complete graduate school.

On this day, when many Christians also celebrated the Ascension of the Lord, it was my mother who taught me how to love and honor the most beloved of all mothers, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

God, as this day come to an end, I ask you through our Lord Jesus Christ to bless my mother and all the mothers we celebrated on this day.


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Month of May

In May we celebrate the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1), the Feast of St. Philip and James (May 3), Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – Day of Obligation –  (May 9), Feast of Our Lady of Fatima (May 13th),  Feast of St. Matthias (May 14), Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday (May 19th), Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (May 26th), and the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (May 31th). This month offers special opportunities to worship God and to honor those who said yes to His call.

On a personal note, on May 6, Lydia and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and May 29th marks the first anniversary of my sister Lila’s death. Of course, there is Mother’s Day.

In all, May is marked by veneration and love.