Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Praying for Life Year-Round: May 2015
Praying for Life Year-Round
Mary, Our Mother
The month of May has been traditionally dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, as Pope Paul VI noted in his short encyclical, Mense Maio (Month of May).
In the second paragraph of the encyclical, he also noted: "Mary is
rightly to be regarded as the way by which we are led to Christ, the
person who encounters Mary cannot help but encounter Christ likewise.
For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary except to seek the
Christ in her arms, to seek our Savior in her, through her, and with
Our Lady's motherly love, we ask that, through the intercession of Our
Lady of Guadalupe, the lives of all unborn children be protected and
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Lady of Guadalupe is known for her protection of and love for pregnant
mothers. As the perfect model of motherhood, Our Lady gives us constant
hope, peace and love in our lives, just as our earthly mothers strive to
do every day. By saying "yes" to God's call, she proved that pure trust
in God's providence, especially during difficult times, can bring some
of the most incredible blessings. This month, trust in Our Lady. Ask her
for support in everything that you do. Pray that those who are faced
with unexpected pregnancy, as she was, will say "yes" to God's call.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
Pray this prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe. (It is also available to order as a prayer card.)
Reach out to your own mother (or another mother that you admire) and send them extra love and gratitude today.
Attend a weekday Mass, and offer up a private intention for mothers who are facing difficult times during their pregnancies.
One Step Further
month of Mary begins with the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1.
Recalling St. Joseph's role as the foster father of Jesus, we learn from
his example of welcoming a child lovingly into his family.
"An Adoption Love Story" is
about one couple's journey towards adopting their son, and gives an
honest look at some concerns, challenges, and joys of welcoming a child
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