February 2 – The Holy Family


Heavenly Father, on this Feast day of The Holy Family, the Feast of Candlemas (the Presentation of Christ), I recall the gift Mary and Joseph gave to the world by offering baby Jesus to You in the temple.  I offer up to You all the children in my family.  I place them into Your perfect will and I turn their futures over to You.  Help me to let go of my ideas of what they should do with their lives, and show me how to guide them into the purposes for which You created them.  Help me to learn from the example of the Blessed Mother, whose heart was pierced by the sword of her Son’s pain, how to always trust in Your plans.  Holy Family, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Blessed Louis A. Brisson (1817-1908)
Feast day February 2

quoteHold the child in high esteem and instead of frustrating, lend a hand to the work grace accomplishes in these young souls.”

Saint Theophane Venard (1817-1908)
Feast day February 2

quoteI do not rely on my own strength, but on the strength of Him who defeated the power of Hell and of the world through the Cross.”

Saint Theophane Venard (1817-1908)
Feast day February 2

quoteWe are all flowers planted on this earth, which God plucks in His own good time: some a little sooner, some a little later. One is a blushing rose, another a virginal lily, a third a humble violet. Let us all try to please our sovereign Lord and Master by the gift and the fragrance He has given us.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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