Day 45: Queen of Apostles, Pray for Us!


I don’t think there’s ever been a time when it was easy to be an apostle.  After all, ten of the first twelve died martyrs.  By our baptism, all of us are called to be apostles: to speak the truth and preach the Good News, in season and out of season.  We admire the courage and steadfastness of the men and women who persevere in their effort to spread the faith, even when others would undermine their confidence with sneers and mocking comments, and sometimes brutal physical assault.

So where does an apostle find his courage?  From the Queen of Apostles, who leads us to Jesus and helps us reflect on his words. Just think about that day of Pentecost and all of the apostles gathered around Mary in the Upper Room.  For the modern apostle, a soldier of Christ, his weapon is his Rosary, and his armor is the scapular.

Queen of Apostles, pray for the Church and the nation.

On Thursdays we pray the Luminous Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.