I just returned from getting an epidural injection to ease the pressure on my sciatic nerve, so I'm not going to offer too much here except to say this: it's wonderful that people come to church to have their throats blessed. In fact, it's wonderful any time people come to church. But does it occur to some of our lapsed Catholics that they do not need a special feast day to get blessed? Their entire being can be blessed every single Sunday at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. So if you know someone who only takes the time to show up to have their throat blessed or to receive Ashes and Palm, please remind them it would be nice to see them more often. Please let them know how comforting it is to Our Lord's Sacred Heart to see all of us at Mass, even those of us who haven't lived as we should. Make sure they know when we come to Mass, He doesn't see our sins but only how much He loves us.
Thank you and God Bless you. I'm feeling no pain today due to the wonders of modern anesthesia. I pray for any of you who may suffer affliction of body, mind or soul. Please keep a young woman who had an abortion in your prayers. She is feeling great remorse and shame. Those who directed her to have the abortion are probably in greater need of our prayers. My novena to St. Therese this month is for the doctor who performed the abortion that he may undergo a conversion or cease practicing altogether. No prayer to St. Therese is ever unheard or unanswered.