You are children of eternity. Your immortal crown awaits
tears, but you may be sure there to reap in joy.
—St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Prayer to the Holy Family
Bless our family.
Be so kind as to give us the unity, peace, and
mutual love that You found in Your own family
in the little town of Nazareth.
Obtain for him the strength, the wisdom,
and the prudence he needs
to support and direct those under his care.
Help her to be pure and kind,
gentle and self-sacrificing.
For the more she resembles you,
the better will our family be.
Help them to be obedient and
devoted to their parents.
Make them more and more like You.
Let them grow, as You did,
in wisdom and strength and grace
before God and man.