Maria, given us by God,
in the sweetness of the face of a child,
look upon this family
that is your very own
and in your motherliness,
grant perennial youth to our hearts.
May there arise in us
a renewed commitment in our vocation to follow Jesus
and may our charity be more joyful from this day.
Teach us that love can stand
with steadfastness at the foot of the cross.
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Lord Jesus, I lovingly pray for this sweet hope
that I keep within my womb.
You have granted me the immense gift
of a tiny little life,
living in my own life,
and I humbly thank you for choosing me
as an instrument of your love.
In this sweet waiting,
help me to live in a constant attitude ... continue reading
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