I've just added a new feature to my sidebar: The Virtue of the Month. Apparently, there is a tradition of studying, practicing and praying for a different virtue for each month. I already post the monthly devotion on the sidebar (for October it is Our Lady of the Rosary). This can help us focus our prayer for each month.
The Virtue of the Month is a way for us to practice what we pray for. By studying a different virtue each month, we can add that intention to our prayers, asking God to grant us the grace to practice that virtue. I'm going to try to link whatever picture I chose for each virtue, to some sort of helpful website. This month, it is linked to a Carmelite website on Our Lady of Confidence.
October--Confidence in God
October's virtue is confidence, or trust in God. Our Lady had the ultimate trust in God. When the Angel Gabriel announced that she was to become pregnant with her savior, Mary initially questioned how that was to happen. After the Gabriel explained it, Mary said, "Be it done unto me according to thy word." That's trust. Not completely unquestioning, necessarily, but quick to trust in her Lord.
Let's ask God this month for the grace to trust in Him and His will.
Our Lady of Confidence, pray for us!
Edited to add: I will also try to remember to link my Monthly Devotion picture to a pertinent website. The picture of Our Lady of the Rosary is now linked to the Rosary Army site.