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“… it is the community prayer of the Word of God that stands out for … [St Benedict] as the most vital prayer for everyone because everyone is involved in it, because the whole Church and all mankind are included in it…”

Saint Benedict’s Rule
Abbot Patrick Barry, OSB

Ampleforth Abbey

For September, let’s offer a rosary and other good works for the intentions of the Pope. As Abbot Patrick said above, the community’s prayer includes all people.

The general

That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for
the truth. 

The missionary intention

That Christian communities may have a
growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and lay people, along with
concrete resources, to the poorest Churches.