PRAYER. Prayer is our "vital and personal relationship with the living and true God" (2558). Christian Prayer "is communion with Christ" (2565). It is also a grace-filled response to God's initiative, emanating from the human heart. It arises from the Spirit who prays with us and for us to the Father in His Son Jesus. While definitions of prayer are helpful, they remain insufficient for a huge difference lies between knowing about prayer and praying. "If a man wants to pray, let him go and pray" (The Rule of St. Benedict).
The Church herself prays without ceasing through liturgy. Every liturgical celebration is an action of Christ the High Priest and of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. It, therefore, requires the active participation of the People of God. Liturgy is neither entertainment nor a spectator event. It is the holy "work" of the Church and the participation of its members is at once internal and external, engaging the mind, heart, and body of all. (adapted from www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship)
MARCH IS DEDICATED TO ST. JOSEPH
Tu eris super domum meam | You shall be over my house
St. Joseph is the greatest saint venerated in the Catholic Church aside from the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the one whom God chose to represent Him on the earth as the father of Jesus, our Savior. It is only reasonable that he--above all others--contains all the virtues. He is the protector of Our Lady and the Savior of our Savior. He saved them both from the murderous King Herod and watched over them in exile in Egypt and in their home in Nazareth. He is the model for and patron saint of fathers and workers.
To draw closer to St. Joseph or learn more, consider this marvelous consecration.
Click here for the Litany of St. Joseph.