Good morning all and hope you are all well!

September is upon us again, a month that many kids dread as they go back to school especially if they will have exams this year and a month many parents thank God for as those same kids are now at school!

I’ve always liked September just because I was born in September and I guess that childlike excitement is still in my soul as year by year I edge towards 40!!

On a factual note did you know that the word September comes from the latin word ‘septem’ meaning 7. Any french speakers will see also that ‘sept’ is the French for 7!

In the Romam calander September was the 7th month and October, November, December were months 8, 9 and 10!!

Just shows us how history drags with us and how changing things has effects.

Yesterday Our Lady spoke to Marjiana at Medjugorje. Here is what she said:

“Dear children, pray! Pray the Rosary every day—that wreath of flowers which, as a mother, directly connects me with your pains, sufferings, desires, and hopes. Apostles of my love, I am with you through the grace and the love of my Son, and I am asking for prayers of you. The world is in such need of your prayers for souls to be converted. With complete trust, open your hearts to my Son, and in them He will inscribe the summary of His words—which is love. Live in an unbreakable connection with the Most Sacred Heart of my Son. My children, as a mother, I am telling you that it is high time for you to kneel before my Son to acknowledge Him as your God, the center of your life. Offer gifts to Him—that which He most loves—which is love towards neighbor, mercy, and pure hearts. Apostles of my love, many of my children still do not acknowledge my Son as their God; they have not yet come to know His love. But you, with your prayer pronounced from a pure and open heart, by the gifts which you offer to my Son, will make even the hardest hearts open. Apostles of my love, the strength of prayer pronounced from the heart—a powerful prayer full of love—changes the world. Therefore, my children: pray, pray, pray. I am with you. Thank you.”

As always Our Lady’s message is self explanatory and a reminder to us all of the power of prayer!

So as autumn has now begun and the weather is getting a little cooler what better time to make new and fresh commitment to prayer by praying the rosary daily and to following Jesus by spending some time with Him in the Blessed Sacrament where He waits for us patiently and humbly!

May God bless and guide this month of September and may we all respond generously to Our Lady’s call to prayer!

Mike