Thy Will Be Done

Holy Slavery
It is with a sad but joyful heart (only His grace could make that possible) that I announce the following news.  My beloved unborn baby, Maria Luisa has returned home.

I give thanks and praise to the good Lord for blessing my family with another saint in heaven.  I pray that we will all be reunited with the five blessings that have gone before us.   I have not shared this reality with the littles, yet I pray that they will find peace and joy knowing that their family is not bound to this earth.
I will continue to seek Holy Slavery and to joyfully conform to His holy will this Lenten season. 

My beloved children and saints; Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Teresa Agnes, and Maria Luisa ~ orate pro nobis


St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Jesus

O most loving Jesus, deign to let me pour forth my gratitude before Thee, for the grace Thou hast bestowed upon me in giving me to Thy holy Mother through the devotion of Holy Bondage, that she may be my advocate in the presence of Thy majesty and my support in my extreme misery. Alas, O Lord! I am so wretched that without this dear Mother I should be certainly lost. Yes, Mary is necessary for me at Thy side and everywhere: that she may appease Thy just wrath, because I have so often offended Thee; that she may save me from the eternal punishment of Thy justice, which I deserve; that she may contemplate Thee, speak to Thee, pray to Thee, approach Thee and please Thee; that she may help me to save my soul and the souls of others; in short, Mary is necessary for me that I may always do Thy holy will and seek Thy greater glory in all things. Ah, would that I could proclaim throughout the whole world the mercy that Thou hast shown to me! Would that everyone might know I should be already damned, were it not for Mary! Would that I might offer worthy thanksgiving for so great a blessing! Mary is in me. Oh, what a treasure! Oh, what a consolation! And shall I not be entirely hers'? Oh, what ingratitude! My dear Saviour, send me death rather than such a calamity, for I would rather die than live without belonging entirely to Mary. With St. John the Evangelist at the foot of the Cross, I have taken her a thousand times for my own and as many times have given myself to her; but if I have not yet done it as Thou, dear Jesus, dost wish, I now renew this offering as Thou dost desire me to renew it. And if Thou seest in my soul or my body anything that does not belong to this august princess, I pray Thee to take it and cast it far from me, for whatever in me does not belong to Mary is unworthy of Thee. O Holy Spirit, grant me all these graces. Plant in my soul the Tree of true Life, which is Mary; cultivate it and tend it so that it may grow and blossom and bring forth the fruit of life in abundance. O Holy Spirit, give me great devotion to Mary, Thy faithful spouse; give me great confidence in her maternal heart and an abiding refuge in her mercy, so that by her Thou mayest truly form in me Jesus Christ, great and mighty, unto the fullness of His perfect age. Amen.



  1. dear Lena, Praying God continues to send you His peace that passes all understanding. Mother Mary, please hold Lena and her family in your arms and heart. Jesus, bless and keep the five little souls of this family, and bring them and this family together in your perfect time. Praying.

  2. Lena, I am so very sorry. I am also praising God that He has seen fit to bless you with another saint. But I know how it hurts. So much. I'm offering my day for you. What a beautiful name you have chosen... your little Maria Luisa. Thy will be done, Jesus. Maria Luisa, pray for us.

  3. Lena, you have been blessed with an understanding that most can not come close to comprehending. Offering prayers for you and your family. Peace!

  4. :-( I have experienced this pain. I will pray for you, for the continued gift of holy resignation through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. :-( If I could, a {{{{hug}}}} and some tears .........

  5. Lena, I am so sorry. Know that we are praying for you and for your family. And we rejoice with you too, that you have a little saint in heaven.

  6. Dear Lena, my heart aches for you but rejoices with yours at your newest saint. I will remember you and your family in our Rosary tonight.


  7. I am so so so sorry. I have tears of sorrow for you and your DH. Christ is no doubt uniting you to His Cross this Lent. Prayers for healing.

  8. Oh, Lena, I am so very sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers!

  9. So sorry to hear this news. But you are a FAITHfilledfamily! Deo gratias!

    I'll pray for you and your family! May the good God console your hearts!

    In Christ,

  10. I am so sorry to hear your news, yet rejoice that you have another saint waiting for you in heaven. I will be praying that you and your family will find comfort and hope during this difficult time.

  11. I'm so sorry of your loss, dear Lena. You are a true warrior for God's will. You continue to be an inspiring faithful servant. Through the pain and suffering we are all called to bear, you share the joy of the Cross for all to see. God love your sweet Maria Luisa until you meet again:)

  12. thank you for all your prayers. your kind words have blessed me in ways i can not express. may the good Lord reward you for your charity.
    Ad Jesum per Mariam

  13. Lena~I am visiting from Suscipio.

    Providential, no doubt. My heart is aching along with yours. I have at least two (that I know of) waiting for us in Heaven...Gabriel and Adrian. Your acceptance of God's will is an example for those of us who have suffered a similar loss. I am still stumbling along trying to accept...especially since I am now past the age of childbirth.

    I love your pic by the way...beautiful! ~ Theresa

  14. Sending up a silent prayer for your family right now...

  15. my prayers are with you during this time.


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