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O Mary Help of Christians

Mary Help of Christians is so important to the Salesians.  Don Bosco and Mary Mazzarello turned to her for everything.  At the end of every prayer we ask for her intercession to pray for us.  With that, I discovered this video and wanted to share it with you.

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Inspirational Music, Living Salesian



Novena Time!

Tomorrow starts a memorial novena to Mary Help of Christians.  It is a memorial one because the big novena is in May.  You say the novena from the 15th to the 23rd.  It involves three Our Fathers, three Hail Mary’s, three Glory Be’s, and a Mary most powerful virgin.  The last prayer is the only one that Don Bosco left for the Salesians that he wrote.

This time around, I will say this prayer for my vocation and the vocation of a close friend of mine.  Each day I plan on lifting up any intentions I am inspired to lift up in this novena.  Why don’t you give it a try? 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

O Mary, most powerful Virgin,
great and illustrious defender of the Church,
wonderful Help of Christians,
formidable as an army in battle array,
you, who alone have over come
every heresy in the world,
in our anguish,
in our combats,
in our difficulties,
defend us from the enemy,
and, in the hour of our death,
receive our souls into Paradise.  Amen.

(only if in presence of Jesus) Blessed and praised, be the most holy and divine Sacrament

Mary Help of Christians, pray for us.

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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Living Salesian, Prayers, Travels


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As most of you know, I love dancing and wish I had neer given it up for sports, though I would not give up the time I spent in sports.  Well, short version of a story first.  Then the slightly longer one.

I say all the time that I miss dancing and wish I had kept up with it. God says here you go. I am like…whoa, only a few days of practicing and this is not the easiest thing when it has been a while. God replies, it is not that bad really, you can do it. I leave the first practice I was at, where the student caught me up, thinking…oh my goodness, but I did ask for it I guess. Mary, please help me!

Basically, whenever I see people dancing as I once did, I wish I was with them and had continued lessons so that I would be better as time went on.  In my heart I am always dancing.  I hear a song and I want to dance to it, to sing, to be creative.  When I went in to help with the music class after lunch yesterday, the two students were finishing up practicing.  I commented to them about how good it look and that I once danced, so it made me smile to see them and mad me miss it a little.  The one who choreographed the dance and was teaching the other said something about dancing with them.  I was like, I don’t think so really.

Today, Sister came to me and asked if I wanted to do it.  Of course, I had not expected it.  I stuttered an I don’t know.  If you were to know who I am talking about, the “I don’t know” does not work when next Thursday is the prayer service this is a part of.  It ended with the can do it with either one or three dancers and there is only two right now with a maybe for a third.  She suggested that I come and see it at least.  That being said, I ate really fast what I could in two minutes and ran off to the chapel.  The moment I walked in, the student who created the dance said something along the lines of “good, you are going to dance with us!?”  That was it.  I was told there was no third person, so I would do it.  It is a two and a half minute dance, which is more dancing than one thinks.  She showed me the whole dance (minus the few small parts she still has to figure out) during second lunch.  Now…I have minimal time to remember it and practice.  Mary Help of Christians, help this poor soul remember her dancing body and do the best possible.


Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Dance, Random Things


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The Spirit of Mary Help in the Halls

Here is a little video that was pointed out to us today that is on youtube.  It was shot within 24 hours by some of the students at Mary Help to be sent into Oprah.  I do not recall the reasoning for video or what sparked the sudden need for it.  Watching it, I thought it would be a good things to share with my friends and fellow bloggers so that you may get an idea of those that I am serving and those who teach me in return. 

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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in Living Salesian, Videos


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