When I was a student at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Grade School, we  wrote JMJ –for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph–in the top margin of all our school papers. It was a reminder that everything we do should begin with prayer.

Life is so different now. We have  nuns without habits; Catholic schools without nuns; people without prayers. So I  take comfort in using JMJ; taking heart that, if we ask, Jesus is with us in all we do; that the Holy Family–and the other members of the Communion of Saints–are rooting for us; and knowing that despite our faults, nothing is impossible with God.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, be with us.

Help us to be all that God needs us to be.

And Jesus, please bless the person reading this page.