In 2015, Pope Francis wrote a letter to everyone in the world! Here's a 5 minute summary of it!
This is a prayer for today (1 mins 51 secs):
This is the day the Catholic Church marks the birth of Mary, the mother of Jesus - Our Lady. St. Julie had such a devotion to Our Lady that she named the order of nuns she founded the Sisters of Notre Dame! Notre Dame is, of course, French for Our Lady.
It's a perfect day to sing Happy Birthday - and also to say the Hail Mary! CLICK HERE to join in with the video doing just that!
This is a video (1:30) to watch, reflect on and discuss:
God of all things,
we give thanks for the chance for an education
which is denied to so many around the world
because of poverty, custom or discrimination.
Help us to appreciate the value of learning
which helps us understand the wonders of creation.
Help us to use what we learn to make life better
for ourselves and our fellow human beings.
We ask this in your Holy Name. AMEN
Here's a video (2:57) offering both information and the chance to reflect on the cross!
If you want to find out more about St. Helen(a) who reputedly found the true cross of Jesus, check out our SAINTS page!
This day, we simply close with the sign of the cross:
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN