Shoring Up Your Team with The Virtue of Justice



Justice is not a virtue that we hear about in our world anymore. Because of that, it may be that we don't really understand what it is. It can be said that it is the other side of the coin from mercy. Mercy is something we hear about all the time. But what we need to understand is that justice and mercy are two sides of the same coin. They go hand in hand.


This week's talk from Fr. Ripperger may really surprise you. Have you considered justice in your marriage? It belongs there. It seems that justice is only understood as punishment, but it is actually more than that. It can be defined as a virtue which resides in the will from which a person renders another his due. Do we give to our spouse his/her due? What is his/her due? We all should show justice to other people, obviously, but did you know we owe justice to God as well? Take a listen and learn a virtue that can bring greater respect for one another into your marriage.


I hope CANA 40 is going well. Let us hear from you. Have you taken on CANA 40 in its entirety or have you chosen a few of the challenges? How's it going! It's below if you need another copy.


You are all in our prayers and we ask for yours as well. Benedicite!


CANA 40

A Strengthening & Conditioning Program

For a Virtuous Marriage


For 40 days add the following Spiritual additions to your life:


1) Accountability to one another - 1/week visit with each other for a minimum of 30 minutes sharing how CANA 40 is going and any benefits that you have seen.

2) Make 1 Holy Half Hour by yourself and one Holy Half Hour together each week.

3) Daily Focus - Listen to Fr. Ripperger’s podcast on the week’s virtue at the beginning of the week. Then each day spend a few minutes making a daily concrete goal to live that virtue in your day. At the end of the day do an examination of your day to review how you did on you goal.

4) Confession - 1/week

5) Set your alarm to wake up 20 minutes earlier than usual. Spend 15 minutes in prayer 3 days/week and 15 minutes in exercise 3 days/week. (If you are already in the habit of these, you have one less item on the list.)

6) Pray the Rosary daily occasionally using a Rosary meditation guide.

7) Pray the Litany of Marriage and Family daily.


For 40 days fast and abstain from the following:


1) No desserts, sweets, in-between meals, or alcohol except on Sundays

2) No music except that which lifts your heart to God.

3) No tv/movies/sports except on Sundays.

4) No useless surfing on computer or phone (Work and school needs only)

5) Abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays while fasting (2 small meals that when combined do not equal the 3rd meal.)



Litany of Marriage & Family

Lord, have mercy,.............................................................................................Lord, have mercy

Christ, have mercy,.........................................................................................Christ, have mercy

Lord, have mercy,.............................................................................................Lord, have mercy

Holy Mary, Spouse of St. Joseph,...............................................................................Pray for us

St. Joseph, Husband of Mary,.....................................................................................Pray for us

Holy Mary, Mother of God,.........................................................................................Pray for us

Holy Family of Bethlehem,.........................................................................................Pray for us

Holy Innocents,............................................................................................................Pray for us

Holy Family of Egypt,...................................................................................................Pray for us

Holy Family of Nazareth,.............................................................................................Pray for us

Sorrowful Mother, in our pain,..................................................................................Pray for us

SS Elizabeth & Zechariah, that we may be always faithful,....................................Pray for us

SS Anne & Joachim, Grandparents of Jesus,.............................................................Pray for us

SS Isidore & Maria, protectors of farm Families,.....................................................Pray for us

St Gianna Beretta Molla, witness of Pro life & working Mothers,..........................Pray for us

St Margaret of Scotland, patroness of large Families,............................................Pray for us

St Elizabeth Ann Seton, a model of Hope,................................................................Pray for us

St Elizabeth of Hungary, help with the loss of a Child,............................................Pray for us

St Monica, you rejoiced for every good Influence,..................................................Pray for us

St Jane DeChantal, help us to teach our Children well,...........................................Pray for us

St Bridget of Sweden, Widow & Mother,..................................................................Pray for us

SS Benedict & Scholastica, Brother & Sister,............................................................Pray for us

St Rita of Cascia, help for difficult Marriages,..........................................................Pray for us

St Maximilian Kolbe, you gave your life that a Husband & Father could live,.....Pray for us

St Thomas More, patron of Stepparents & adopted Children,..............................Pray for us

SS Louis & Zelie Martin, Parents of Therese of Lisieux, that we might be worthy Parents,

Pray for us

All you holy married Saints,........................................................................................Pray for us

All you defenders of the Family,................................................................................Pray for us

All you holy Fathers & Mothers,.................................................................................Pray for us All you holy Sons & Daughters,..................................................................................Pray for us

All you holy Grandfathers & Grandmothers,...........................................................Pray for us

From all harm to our Families,...............................................................................Lord, save us From every sin and failing in our relationships with one another,................. Lord, save us Surround in Your love, those Families struggling to do your will,.......Lord, hear our prayer Grace our young people with true discernment for their vocation in life,.............................. Lord, hear our prayer

Bless with wisdom, each couple, preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage,................ Lord, hear our prayer

Inspire married couples to be open to new life in their families,.................................... Lord, hear our prayer Give wisdom to Families dealing with untimely or difficult pregnancies,....................... Lord, hear our prayer Bring healing, reconciliation & peace to Marriages & Families in need,.......................... Lord, hear our prayer Guide and protect those who have lost a spouse through death or divorce,................ Lord, hear our prayer For all caregivers of aging Parents,.........................................................Lord, hear our prayer Strengthen and build Marriages & Families to be in Your service,.....Lord, hear our prayer


Let us Pray

O God, Teach us the sanctity of human love, show us the value of Marriage & Family Life, and by the example of the Holy Family and the many Marriage and Family Saints to whom we pray, help us to live in peace with one another, that we may share in your life forever. We make this prayer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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