Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
The season of Advent ought to inspire us with great desires to give ourselves to God, prepare our heart to receive the fullness of His graces and dispose ourselves to be reborn with Jesus Christ, or to put it better, profit from the fruits of His Birth by the union we ought to have with Him, which only the love of God can form in us.
October is the Month of Mary in Autumn.
Let us revive our fervor by the pious recitation of the Holy Rosary.
Each month has an illustration in color; these are various religious themes painted in our Monastery: scenes from the Old and New Testaments and other pious paintings. Pictures of the Saint for each day are also featured. May this calendar be an instrument of edification and a blessing for the homes and businesses where it is displayed.
To attract the Holy Spirit, let us imitate the Apostles and disciples of Jesus and withdraw into the Cenacle with Mary. The Cenacle signifies a life of recollection, prayers, holy desires. It informs us that we ought to live united to the Mother of our Saviour in a constant heart-to-heart, to think, love and act like Her, to mingle our supplications with Hers and touch the Heart of God.
A novena with a prayer for each day requesting one of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost, concluding on the ninth day with a prayer to receive them through the intercession of Mary, His cherished Spouse. Devotional, instructive, inspirational!
Saint James the Less – Protector of the month of May.
Short biography and prayer to the holy Apostle.
Also a few excerpts of his Epistle.
Short account of the life of Saint Philip the Apostle, Protector of the Month of April, followed by a prayer to this Holy Apostle of Our Lord.
Summary of the Gospel narrative of the Saviour’s apparitions. Let us admire the wisdom and goodness of Jesus, who wanted to multiply the proofs of His resurrection. The Apostles were decisively converted and transformed. Previously fearful and hesitant, they now braved torture and death to declare the resurrection of the Master. Crowds were converted thousands at a time. Martyrs began to shed their blood. Witnesses of the resurrection did not retreat in the face of scourgings, the teeth of ferocious beasts, fire and sword. Christ had indeed risen: they would proclaim it even at the cost of their life; they would give unto the last drop of their blood to attest to this truth.
Saint Jude Apostle – protector of the month of March.
Short biography and prayer to the Patron of desperate cases.