Prayers for the Victims in Manchester

9 Flora/May 24

Stelladi, day of Madria Sofia.

Oh, Madria Sofia, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, may the Pure Stream of Your Virtue flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

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Let us remember in our prayers, the victims and families of the recent terror attack in Manchester, England. Our thoughts go out to our sisters in England.

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Weekly Prayer List

5 Flora/May 19

Foradi/Sat. (Solar Cross day. Day of Madria Rhea).

O, Madria Rhea, Jana of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-restraint, be with us.

Dear Devotees,

I am posting the Weekly Prayer list early for the upcoming week due to some emergency prayer requests.

Thanks to all our prayer warriors!

For the healing of Violet,

For the healing of Aiden,

For the strength and guidance of M.,

For the healing of Z,

For the healing of Armand,

For the healing of Christopher from cancer,

For the strength of Connie

For the continued healing of Lyric,

For the continued healing of Paul,

For the health and strength of Gregg,

For the healing of Jim,

Dea, have mercy.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

15 Myths about Losing a Beloved Pet

3 Flora/May 18

Abaldi/Thurs. (Apple day. Day of Madria Thema.)

O, Madria Thema, Jana of Justice, Order and Harmony, be with us and with this world. Blessed are you.

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(Link to article may be found at the end.)

A few months ago, I lost my beloved dog, Seamus. He would have been 16 this coming July. That faithful friend was by my side every single day for over 15 years. But, I’ve learned that I have to keep my sorrow and sense of deep loss to myself.

I know of others who have recently lost their furry family members and they, too, are experiencing a deep sadness; but they do not feel they can share it with others. People will say, it’s just a dog or just a cat or just a bird, it’s not like a human being has died. Or, get a new pet, you’ll get over the loss of the last one. 

This idea of not realizing the grief one can undergo upon the loss of a pet is a throw-back to, at least in the West, the idea that animals do not have souls and that they are just ‘dumb animals’.

The good news is that within the last few decades, a greater awareness of animals, as true sentient beings, is beginning to grow not only within the consciousness of humanity in general, but also within the recent findings of science, in particular. And, I think the definition of ‘sentient being’ needs to be changed. Just because an animal doesn’t recognize itself in the mirror doesn’t mean it is not self-aware. (Scroll down to Criticisms of the Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_test).

Squid, dolphins, crows, chickens and pigs are just a few of the animals/birds/ocean beings that science recognizes as having a much higher level of intelligence than was once perceived.

We have become more aware that animals have pretty much the same emotions as we do, but they express it through their own nature, whether that be dog nature, cat nature, etc.

This is why we are able to bond with our pets so closely. They love us just as much as, if not more so, than we love them. And when they pass on, our grief is real.

The following is an article which I highly recommend for those who have either recently lost a pet, or knows someone who has:

https://www.sott.net/article/351022-15-myths-about-losing-a-beloved-pet

Flora

Today is the first day of the lovely month of Flora.

In the month of Flora, we look forward to Floralia or the Feast of Flowers on 10 Flora/May 25. The Full Flower Moon will take place on 25 Flora/June 9. Flora is the last month in the Sacred Season of Spring and the ending of the Daughter half of the year.

Weekly Prayer List

28 Maia/May 15

Lunadi/Monday

O, Madria Candre, Jana of Reflection, Reason and Purity, be with us. May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

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For the healing of Z,

For the healing of Christopher from cancer,

For the healing of Paul, 9,

For the health and strength of Gregg,

For the healing and correct diagnosis of Jim,

Dea, have mercy.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Great Moon

 

23 Maia/May 10

Rosadi/Tues.

 

O, Madria Vicka, Jana of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us. May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

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Tonight is the Great Moon. Devotees and JOP members may serve the Right of Sacrifice (as found in the above menu). Don’t forget to add favorite rituals, moon-poems and special prayer or readings if you so desire. We have three nights after the Full Moon to serve the RoS.

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On a personal note: have just moved into our new home and so things are a bit crazy right now. There will be a new post before the end of the week.

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May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia