Via Vita

Via Vita, or “The Way of (Christian) Life”, roots our ministry in the life of Our Lord through the movement of the Liturgical Year. Giving ourselves over to the seasons and themes that permeate the Church’s calendar, we seek to unite our ordinary existence to the extraordinary life of Christ.


Prayer for the Month of January: For The Unborn

Lord Jesus, 

You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life; We adore and bless you.

Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you.

Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life, make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb the miraculous work of the Creator, open our hearts to generously welcoming every child that comes into life.

Bless all families, sanctify the union of spouses, render fruitful their love.

Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies with the light of your Spirit, so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect the sacred nature of life, of every human life.

Guide the work of scientists and doctors, so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person, and no one endures suppression or injustice.

Give creative charity to administrators and economists, so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions so that young families can serenely embrace the birth of new children.

Console the married couples who suffer because they are unable to have children and in Your goodness provide for them.

Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children, so they may experience the warmth of your Charity, the consolation of your divine Heart.

Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer, in whose womb you took on our human nature, we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Savior, the strength to love and serve life, in anticipation of living forever in You, in communion with the Blessed Trinity.

Amen.

Exercise in Virtue – Fortitude

Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immoveable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. ~St. Paul (1 Cor. 15:58)


Monthly Meditations

“Master, now you are dismissing your servant  in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”                                      ~Luke 2:29-31

The name Jesus means, “Yahweh (God) is salvation.” Even from the time of St. Paul (see Phil. 2: 10-11), the holy name of Jesus has been understood as a powerful form of prayer and protection against Satan. And like the reverence given before the Blessed Sacrament in the act of genuflecting, it was—and still is in many places—common to bow one’s head at the mention of our Lord’s name.


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Melissa Maleski
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