Spirituality and Prayer

Nothing prepared me for the time I encountered Mary in that day. And "Hail Mary" has never been the same.
This month, we prayed a state-wide novena to Our Lady of Fatima. Right now, we are praying a Diocesan-wide novena to the Holy Spirit. Why all these novenas and what do they have in common?
As we continue through this journey, it is tempting to focus on the negative.  These are real issues and we don’t need to pretend they don’t exist.  We can acknowledge our pain and suffering.  But, let us not get too bogged down in this, that we fail to recognize the blessings God is at this moment pouring upon us
There is much we cannot control about the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can control our response to it.
Right now, we are all feeling the stress of isolation, uncertainty, and the loss of control that comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing regulations put in place to keep us all out of harm’s way.