September 11: in prayerful remembrance 8 years later

We mark the 8th anniversary of 9/11 today. And so we pray,

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Almighty and merciful God, in your forgiving love look upon our sufferings. Lighten your children’s burden and strengthen their faith in such a way that they may always trust unhesitatingly in your fatherly providence.

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Saint Peter Claver

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O God, You made Saint Peter Claver a slave of the slaves and strengthened him with marvelous and patient love in their service. Grant through his intercession that we may seek the things that are of Christ, and love our neighbor both in deed and in truth.

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Good question: What Happened at Medjugorje?

A fitting look into a Marian apparition on the Feast of the Nativity of Mary at First Things, “What Happened at Medjugorje?” It’s amazing that this “apparition” of the Blessed Virgin is getting a lot of press these days.

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Saint Anselm’s prayer for the Birth of Our Lady

In Honor of Our Lady’s Nativity

Saint Anselm of Canterbury

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Vouchsafe
that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin; give me strength against thine
enemies, and against the enemy of the whole human race. Give me strength humbly
to pray to thee. Give me strength to

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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nativity of BVM PCavallini.jpgIt is the nativity of the glorious Virgin Mary, sprung from the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Juda, of the renowned family of David.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, grant to Thy servants the gift of Thy heavenly grace, that as the childbearing of the Blessed Virgin was the beginning of salvation, so the joyful festival of her nativity may bring

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7 New Deacons of the Archdiocese of New York

Deacon class 2010 Sept 5 2009.jpgBishop Sullivan exhorted the new deacons to be concerned for matters of charity, the Word of God and the Altar. To intercede for the Church in prayer and in action. Model life on Christ and the example of Saint John Mary Vianney.

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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