Francis prays rosarySaint John of Kronstadt said, “When you pray, try to let the prayer reach your heart; in other words, it is necessary that your heart should feel what you are talking about in your prayer, that it should wish for the blessing which you are asking… Observe, during prayer, whether, your heart is in accord with that which you are saying.”

We are asked to remember these two intentions for the month of September in union with the Pope.

The general intention

That people today, often overwhelmed by noise, may rediscover the value of silence and listen to the voice of God and their brothers and sisters.

The missionary intention

That Christians suffering persecution in many parts of the world may by their witness be prophets of Christ’s love.