Let us rejoice
and shout for joy, because the Lord of all things has favored this holy and
glorious virgin with his love.
God, our Father, You set Saint Colette as an
example and leader of evangelical perfection for many virgins. Grant that the
spirit of Saint Francis which she wisely taught and wondrously confirmed by her
God, our Father, source of strength for all Your
saints, You led Peter Baptist, Paul Miki, and their companions through the
sufferings of the cross to the joy eternal life. May their prayers give us the
courage to be loyal until death in professing our faith.
Well, apparently the bishops of Scotland haven’t clue on how to answer a simple Master of Divinity question on the difference between the “lay apostolate and lay ministry” either, until today when Pope Benedict let them know a little secret:
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