Keep your eyes fixed on the sky..Celebrate the stars!
International Dark Sky Week was created in 2003 by high school student Jennifer Barlow, this year it was from April 13-19th. The goal of the week is to raise awareness of the beauty of the night sky and to raise awareness of possible problems associated with light "pollution". See: darksky.org
from Audrey Assad's "Even the Winter":
Even the darkness cannot disarm us
We'll see the morning, We'll feel the sun
May 13th is an anniversary of one of the apparitions of Mary as Our Lady of the Rosary to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in 1916-1917. Thanks to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Washington DC for their Novena to Our Lady of Fatima. more info: www.nationalshrineshops.com.
By praying the rosary, millions wage not war but the cry of peace. Individuals, families, priests, religious and holy people of all denominations, the educated and not, the wealthy and all of us can pray these prayers. God loves us all and Mary protects us as we win the battle over sin with each prayer uttered with right intention.
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.
(390-461 A.D.) atrributed to St. Patrick