Only four may days until my foot surgery, so I’m going to enjoy running around on my foot today playing with the family. Later, I’ll play some of these games with my husband and our children. May I recommend the prayer by Pope St. Pius X (below)?
See ya tomorrow!
“There is a large body of civil legislation on the Sunday rest side by side with the ecclesiastical. It begins with an Edict of Constantine, the first Christian emperor, who forbade judges to sit and townspeople to work on Sunday. He made an exception in favor of agriculture.”
Prayer for the Observance of Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
O most glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph, obtain we beseech thee from our Lord Jesus Christ abundant blessings upon all those who keep holy the Sundays and Holydays of Obligation of the Church, and grant that those who profane them may realize, while they still have time, the great evil which they commit and the punishment which they draw upon themselves both in this life and in the next, and grant that they may be speedily converted.
O most faithful St. Joseph, thou who during thy life on earth didst so loyally observe the laws of God, grant that the day may soon come when all Christians will abstain from forbidden works on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, attend seriously to the salvation of their souls, and give glory to God, who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen
Pope St. Pius X, May 20, 1905