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Day 1 of Three Hail Mary Novena

Oh, Immaculate Mary, Virgin most powerful, I beseech thee, through that immense power which thou hast received from the Eternal Father, obtain for me purity of heart, strength to overcome all the enemies of my soul, and the special favor I implore in my present necessity. [Name your request] Mother most pure! Forsake me not, despise not my prayer, graciously hear me for God’s glory, thy honor, and the welfare of my soul. To obtain this favor I honor thy power by reciting: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed in the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death,  Amen.
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Music of the Week #16

Hello!


Sorry I didn't post one of these last week. I was incredibly busy.


This week...................


Love Never Dies!

It's the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Trust me, this storyline is kinda meh. But the music!!!!

It's amazing. (plus in the version I found, Its Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess!!)






Til I Hear You Sing





Love Never Dies




Once Upon Another Time




Devil Take the Hindmost

seriously, this song is hilarious



Finale




Enjoy!
(and tell me in the comments if you've listened to this musical)

-Lia

"Because I Knew You, I Have Been Changed For The Better"

Hey guys.

So yesterday, my sister graduated from college. She's not actually my sister but we are pretty much sisters. She is going off to grad school in another state and I have no idea when the next time I will see her again. (hopefully soon because I miss her like crazy)

So this is basically what I couldn't say to her last night as we were hugging goodbye.
(I probably would have started crying if I tried)


You have changed my life. I don't know what I would be doing now if you hadn't come into my life. You brought out the person that I am today. For that, I am eternally grateful. You make me laugh and every time we talk, I am so happy. I can tell you anything and you will do the same in return.


I wish you all the luck in the world. I hope at grad school, you find your someone and he makes you happy.


Thank you for being my friend. And especially, thank you for being my sister.


Love,
-Lia


(P.S. I totally know you are going to cry when  you read this, so chin up but…

Guest Post: May Crowning

Hey y’all,

First things first, many thanks to Kat for inviting me to post here on Catholic Girl Stuff! I’ve participated  in a couple of May Crownings, so I got really excited when Kat asked me to talk to you guys about it.

You may ask, what is May Crowning?

Well…it takes place in May! (But I had a feeling that you knew that already……). Usually it happens after Sunday Mass in early-middle of May, depending on the parish schedule.

Simply put, it’s a really special ceremony in which Catholics, in particular Catholic children, venerate Our  Lady by crowning a statue of her in honor of her Queenship of Heaven. The reason is, besides the fact  that the entire month is devoted to Our Lady, there are two feasts celebrating Her Queenship, one on May 1 and one on May 31.

As with a lot of Catholic rituals, the origins of this devotion are shrouded in tradition. Of course, Mary as Queen of Heaven has been venerated for several hundred years, and crowning an image was not unknown. But the curren…

I DARETH

Hi guys!


So I stole this idea from Mary Kate who in turn stole it from Cait who stole it from Shannon

So go check out their blogs!

This tag is called the #IDareYou Book tag. So I dare :)


1. What book has been on your shelves the longest?

The Boxcar children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. I owned those books since I learned to read.




2. What is your Current Read, Your Last Read, and your Next Read?

Previous read: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Current Read: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Next Read: Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller








3. Book You Read Everyone Liked, But You Hated?
The Hunger Games. Everyone is raving about them and me? I found them horribly depressing, and really, really violent.




4. Book You Keep Telling Yourself That You'll Read, But Probably Won't?

I honestly have no idea what to answer for this question. I will give any book a chance. The only book I probably will never read are the Twilight books. Bleck!


5. What Book Are You…

Day 9: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life. You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom…

Day 8: Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot. [Mention your …