- Monday, 05 April 2010 06:30
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the
those who bring glad tidings of peace, joy and salvation.
ever-living God, you taught us through the preaching of Saint Vincent to run
the path to our heavenly home in expectation of the Savior. With the help of
his prayers may we be fervent in labor and in love and seek no lasting city
here below, but an eternal dwelling place to come.
- Wednesday, 10 March 2010 07:00
Loving God, you called Blessed Anthony back to the light of your truth and made him an illustrious martyr. May we learn from his trials and by our self-denial come to love you above all things with all our heart.
- Thursday, 18 February 2010 05:30
O Lord, teach me your way that I may walk in your truth; direct my heart that I may fear your name. I will give thanks to you with all my heart, O Lord my God, and I will glorify your name forever.
God of eternal beauty, you inspired Fra Angelico as an artist at the service of your truth. May we delight in the beauty of his work and rejoice in the glory of your creation.
Blessed John of Fiesole, known in history as a Blessed Angelico has captured the Catholic and human imagination generations of people through his magnificent painting of the Mystery of Faith and the life of man and woman. He was born in Tuscany c 1386/7 and died in Rome in 1455 at the Priory of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. He was an artist, superior in the Dominicans, promoter of the regular observance of the Dominican way of life and commission by Pope Eugene IV and Pope Nicholas V to decorate rooms in the Vatican and the Basilica of Saint Peter. He is said to have refused the archbishopric offered to him by Pope Eugene deferring to Saint Antoninus. We pray for artists and those who want to live the Dominican way of life with integrity.
- Tuesday, 16 February 2010 05:15
O Lord, you gave Blessed
Nicholas a special grace for preaching your word and for
obtaining the salvation of his neighbors. With the help of his prayers may we stand
firm in that same holy calling.
Blessed Nicholas Paglia having lived between the years of 1197 and 1256, born at Bari and educated at Bologna, was brought to the Order of Friars Preachers by the preaching of Saint Dominic; the holy father personally invested Nicholas with the habit inviting him to travel with him on mission. Blessed Nicholas is remembered for his preaching and compiling a compendium of sacred Scripture. We pray for those who preach the gospel and for Scripture scholars.
- Saturday, 13 February 2010 07:07
My words that I have in your mouth, says the Lord, will never be absent from your lips, and your gifts will be accepted on my altar.
Gracious God, You called our brother Jordan to the preaching of the gospel by which he drew many to the apostolic way of life. Help us to preach the way of salvation faithfully and so proclaim the kingdom of Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.