Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell will give the latest information about COVID-19, and how it was handled by various dioceses and parishes over the weekend. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Kris McGregor to discuss connections between Lent and the Nativity, Bear Woznick on peace in the midst of life storms, and Cat Hodge with tips for parents who’ve suddenly found themselves homeschooling because of national school shutdowns due to Corona concerns. We’ve got you covered on a Monday morning!
Kevin Schmiesing is online at athenaeum.edu.
Kris McGregor is online at discerninghearts.com.
Cat Hodge is online at darwincatholic.blogspot.com.
Bear Woznick is online at deepadventure.com.
Teresa Tomeo is online at teresatomeo.com.
Jordan Watwood is online at catholicmonth.ly.
Sarah Christmyer, author of Becoming Women of the Word
Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.
A Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe against COVID-19
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.