Sofia’s family and friends all live within one to four miles from the beach on the Jersey Shore. She is asking for all her dearest friends and readers to please pray for their safety tonight and tomorrow during Hurricane Irene.
Saint Barbara is one of the patron Saints we invoke as Catholics for protection of our safety during storms. Please pray to Saint Barbara and to Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother for the safety of all people living in the path of this deceptively dangerous storm.
Sofia will be back from a long break this summer on September 6th. She was under her Doctor’s orders and her Confessor’s directive to take this long and silent sabbatical. Sofia has prayed for each and every one of you and has monitored the Prayer Request Page on Always Catholic and each of the requests have been on her daily prayer list.
She will be posting “What I Did on my Summer Non-Vacation” letting all know what’s up.
She thanks all of you for your concern and for your prayers and wants you to know she will be ready to resume her part of “fighting the good fight…”
Thank you for your understanding, for your kindness and for your patience.
Prayer to Saint Barbara
Saint Barbara, your courage is much stronger than the forces of hurricanes and the power of lightening. Be always by our side so that we, like you, may face all storms, wars, trials and tribulations with the same fortitude with which you faced yours. O Beautiful Maiden once imprisoned in a high tower, protect us from the lightning and fire that rages in the sky and the discord of war. Keep us alert and protect us from the dangers that surround us. Holy Mary Mother of Jesus intercessor for us all; we pray to assure receiving of the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist at the hour of our death. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen