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Prayer to Blessed James Alberione

Lord, glorify Blessed James Alberione in your Church.
Let him be for all of us a light, guide and support
in the work of our sanctification and in our apostolate.
Open the way for evangelization through the media
so that the presence of Jesus Master,
the Way, Truth and Life, may shine on the world
through Mary, Mother and Queen of Apostles.
Grant me the grace I am praying for at this time.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Columban

Lord, may everything we do this day
begin with Your blessing and continue with Your help.

May everything we say this day
begin with Your love and continue with Your grace.

May everything we plan this day
begin with Your inspiration and continue with Your peace.

So that throughout our lives all that we begin in You
may by You be happily ended, and all that we seek
through You may be lovingly attended.

Amen

- By St. Columban

Fifty Years in Fiji

“Do this in memory of me.” Following Christ’s command, on Easter Sunday, April 2, 1972, Bishop John McCormack of Meath ordained John McEvoy and his nine classmates into the priesthood of Christ as Columban missionary priests in Dalgan Park, Navan, Ireland. Later that year,

Spare Us from Our Sins

Eternal Father,
turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people
whose face has become unsightly in Your eyes.
Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son,
for this is the Face of Him
in Whom You are well pleased.
We now offer You this Holy Face,
covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises
in reparation for the crimes of our age
in order to appease Your anger,
justly provoked against us.
Because Your Divine Son, our Redeemer,
has taken upon His Head all the sins of His members,
that they might be spared,

Renew Us Lord

Glory to You, O Lord our God,
Your love calls us to be Your people.
By sharing our many and diverse gifts
we share in Your mission.
We ask You, Lord,
to shape us into a community of faith.
Nourish us by Your word and sacraments
that we may grow into the image of Jesus.
Through the power of Your Holy Spirit,
heal us that we, in turn,
may heal the wounded.
Form us to be instruments of love,
justice, and peace in our land,
and send us to proclaim Your saving work.

Renew us, Lord,

Transformation

Researching the difference between the words “change” and “transformation” recently, I came across the following statement: “Change is a response to external influences, where modifying day-today action achieves desired results. Transformation, on the other hand, is about

Make Me Your Own

Jesus, I firmly renounce the devil
and detest all sin that has torn me
from Your loving friendship.
I pledge my loyalty to You, my Savior,
and beg You to make me Your own in sincerest love.
I promise to be faithful in serving You,
and to strive to become more pleasing to You
by avoiding every sin and its occasions,
and by practicing virtue.

Prayer to St. Cecilia

O glorious saint, who chose to die
Instead of denying your King.
We pray you please to help us
As His fair praise we sing!

We lift our hearts in joyous song
To honor Him this way,
And while we sing, remembering,
To sing is to doubly pray.

At once in our hearts and in our tongues
We offer double prayer
Sent heavenward on winged notes
To praise God dwelling there.

While in our hearts and tongues we try
With song to praise God twice,
We ask dear saint, to help us be
United closed to Christ!

Prayer to Our Lady of Providence

O God, whose ever-watchful Providence rules all things,
we humbly implore You through the prayer
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Your son,
to remove from us whatever is harmful
and to bestow on us only that which will be helpful.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your son,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Pray for us, Our lady of Providence,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Amen.