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Prayer to St. Norbert

O God, who raised up St. Norbert, your bishop,
to be a servant of Your Church and an example of holiness,
grant that we may follow in his footsteps and strive to imitate
his zeal for the salvation of souls.

May he help us to love the Eucharist, to cherish the priesthood,
and to devote ourselves to the spread of Your Kingdom.

Through His intercession, may we be strengthened
in our resolve to live a life of holiness and charity,
and may we one day share with him the joys
of eternal life in your presence.

Dancing to One Beat

Manau dance is a dance of diversity and unity. The Kachin peoples, composed of seven different groups, usually perform the Manau dance for different purposes: to celebrate victory in a war or to mourn a death. Taking its

Prayer to St. Boniface

Dear St. Boniface, as a missionary and bishop,
you tirelessly worked to bring the message of Christ
to those who had not yet heard it.

We ask for your protection and guidance,
especially in times of difficulty and uncertainty.
Help us to stay true to our faith,
even when it is challenged or threatened,
and to trust in God's providence at all times.

St. Boniface, pray for us, that we may be
faithful disciples of Christ and bear witness
to his love and mercy in all that we do.


Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Most holy Trinity, Godhead indivisible,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
our first beginning and our last end,
You have made us in accord
with Your own image and likeness.
Grant that all the thoughts in our minds,
all the words of our tongues,
all the affections of our hearts,
and all the actions of our being
may always be conformed to Your holy Will.
We may come at last to contemplate You face-to-face
In the perfect possession of You
Forever in heaven.


Prayer to St. Kevin of Glendalough

Saint Kevin,
You were privileged to live in the Age of Saints,
being baptized by one saint, taught by another
and buried by a third.
We celebrate your saintly and holy life.
You lived a life filled with a wonderful
reverence and awe of all living things.
Let us imitate the respect and appreciation
you showed toward life in all its forms, and
to see the presence of God in all his Creations.
Pray to God that He will raise up saints
in our day to help, support and guide us
into the Way of Salvation.


Facets of Poverty

My name is Fr. Joe Ruys, and I live and work in the parish of San Andres de Checca in a small district high up in the Southern Andes of Peru. The greatest issue here is poverty. Not only poverty in relation to money but also poverty of education, poverty in

Genuine Hospitality

Land crab in Fiji

1 Kings 17:7-16 tells the story of the hospitality of the widow of Zarephath who provided for the prophet Elijah even though she barely had enough for herself and her son. This story reminds me of people whom I have known