Bl. Maria Mercedes Prat was sentenced to death by the communist government in Spain for the crime of being a nun.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion.
Maria Mercedes Prat lived from 1880-1936. She was a religious child who attended Mass every day. Maria was a devoted student, painter, and excelled in sewing. Maria joined the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus as a nun in 1904, in Tortosa. Maria was assigned to the motherhouse in Barcelona in 1920. In July of 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, Maria was forced by the communist, anti-Catholic government to abandon the convent and was executed for the crime of being a nun. She was one of hundreds of Catholics who were martyred by communists during the civil war.
Bl. Maria Mercedes Prat was sentenced to death in 1936 by the communist government in Spain for the crime of being a nun.
Reflect on this:
What does this saint’s life mean to you?
Sit quietly and consider this:
How can you live holier based on this saint’s life?
Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me.
Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid all sin.
However, I should especially resolve to avoid one particular deadly sin:
(Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Pride, Sloth)
Find more information about the seven deadly sins here
RESOLUTION & MIDDAY PRAYER
My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. And Lord Jesus Christ, at midday You mounted the cross for our salvation. Give us Your light, which will bring us to eternal life. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thank You and God Bless +
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