A wise priest once taught that we should kneel down for 15 minutes each day before Our Lord Crucified and offer Him everything, our entire selves. It is there at the foot of the Cross, that we can place our troubles, our anxieties, our relationships, our joys, our gratitude, absolutely everything. All our ugliness, all our fear, all our confusion, all our sorrow.
It is at the foot of the Cross that our life makes sense.
And before departing to your duties that lay before you, kiss the pierced Feet of Our Lord and offer to Jesus all of your love.
Most Holy Virgin, who deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it, we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia and this favor which I so earnestly seek,
(Mention your Request)
which I ask of thee in this novena, for the greater Glory of God, for thine own honor and for the good of all people. Amen.