May 15 St. Isidore the Farmer

I received for His altar in abundance all the flowers that most delighted me: cornflowers and poppies and big daisies; yet amidst all these, there was one small friend who was not in the company—the corncockle. I did so want to see it again, and not so long ago it came too, all smiling, to prove to me that in little things, as much as in big ones, God gives even in this life a hundredfold to those who have left everything for love of Him.

-St. Therese of Lisieux


Prayer of Confidence in the Immaculate Heart

Mary Immaculate, our Mother and Consolation, with confidence I take refuge in your most loving heart. You shall be the dearest object of my love and veneration. I shall always have recourse to you who are the dispenser of the treasure of heaven, that I may have peace in my sorrows, light in my doubts, protection in dangers, and help in all my needs.

Be therefore my refuge, strength, and consolation, O Mary the Consoler. At the hour of my death, graciously received the last sighs of my heart and obtain for me a place in your heavenly home, where all hearts will praise with one accord the adorable Heart of Jesus as well as your most lovable heart forever. Our tender Mother, Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us who have recourse to you.