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September 12, 2020

Most holy Virgin and Mother,
whose soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow
in the Passion of your Divine Son,
and who in His glorious Resurrection
was filled with never ending joy at His triumph,
obtain for us who call upon you,
so to be partakers in the adversities of Holy Church
and the Sorrows of the Sovereign Pontiff,

September 11, 2020

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.
Turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we remember these terrible events.

September 10, 2020

As we read in Scripture, God’s call may not come
in an earthquake or a fire or some other spectacular event.
God’s call most often comes in the gentle breeze.
God whispers. God most often does not shout.
Lord, give me the patience
to be silent and peaceful and listen.
Allow me to repeat the words of the prophet,

September 9, 2020

Lord, for love of you St. Peter Claver
became the faithful servant of slaves.
Through his prayer help us to see
the true dignity of the human family,
all children of one father
and to spend ourselves for their salvation.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.

September 8, 2020

Jesus, I trust in You.
Please grant through Your mother’s intercession
that I may always bring Your hope into my family.

Jesus, I trust in You.
Please grant through Your mother’s intercession
that I may always bring Your hope into my family.

September 7, 2020

September 2019 was very special as I had the opportunity and privilege to visit Brazil for the first time. In visiting a vast country like Brazil for a short time there is the real danger that one could do a real injustice to a country rich in culture and heritage.

September 7, 2020

O God, the creator of all things,
you framed the law of labor for the human race.
Graciously grant, by the example and patronage
of St. Joseph, that we may do the work
You provide us and earn the reward You promise.
Sustain us with Your grace to live up to our duties
in charity and justice.

Amen.

September 6, 2020

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
may we never be hasty in judgment,
and always be generous.

September 5, 2020

Give us a heart as beautiful, pure, and spotless as yours.
A heart like yours, so full of love and humility.
May we be able to receive Jesus as the Bread of Life,
to love Him as you loved Him,
to serve Him under the mistreated face of the poor.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

September 4, 2020

O Blessed Mary, in the presence of all the heavenly court
I choose you this day, for my Mother.
I deliver and consecrate to you, as your servant,
my body and soul, my goods and even the value
of all my good actions, past, present and future.
All that belongs to me is yours according to your good pleasure,
for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity.

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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