In 2013 we first consecrated Family Formation to Our Lady of Good Counsel and it’s become our tradition to renew that devotion each February by praying a novena dedicated to the occasion. I’ll post each day’s page here and we invite you to pray along with us.
For our leaders in the Faith; the Holy Father, bishops, priests, deacons, and religious –
Dear Lord, through the ordained ministry, the presence of Christ as head of the Church is made visible in our midst. (CCC 1549) Today we ask that You guide these leaders and strengthen them for their appointed tasks. In particular, we ask that You guide all bishops and priests who are discerning the use of Family Formation for those entrusted to their care. Give them wisdom to know Your will and the courage to consider new possibilities. Holy Mary, Queen of Clergy, pray for our leaders in the Faith.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary …
So, her feast day is April 26. Do you pray this prayer from now until the end of a February even though the feast day is April 26th? I guess I’m a little confused – need more information?
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We really don’t pray in association with this feast. Mostly, we’re grateful for her guiding care so we chose her as a patron. The original consecration was prayed in response to some need or another and now it’s Family Formation tradition to do it early in February.