Remember, O Creator Lord,
that in the Virgin’s sacred womb
Thou wast conceived, and of her flesh
didst our mortality assume.
A Century of
Prayer for Christian Unity is a celebration of the 100-year history of the Week
of Prayer. It is a useful resource for understanding the theology and practice of prayer in common for the intention of the reconciliation of Christians.
among the best informed Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, and Reformed
theologians. Each essayist offers significant insights into the history,
theology, and spirituality of the Week
Jesus, gentle and humble of Heart,
You are the Bread of Life;
help me to live my life hidden in Your Eucharistic Heart
in the Presence of our Father
united in the love and power of Your Holy Spirit.
Give me a listening heart,
a heart to love You for Your own Sake, to love You in myself,
and to love You in my brothers and sisters as You have
Consume me in the fire
Restoring unity among all Christians: Unity in Diversity, Diversity in Unity
by Fr. John J. Keane, SA
Ecumenism refers to “the restoration of unity among all
Christians.” It comes from the Greek word oikoumene meaning the whole inhabited earth and is inspired by
Jesus’ prayer to his father, “that they may all be one” (John 17:21). Unity is
seen as a gift from God that we already have, but that we
Mary helps us,
she encourages us to ensure that every moment of our life is a step forward on
this exodus, on this journey toward God. May she help us in this way to make
the reality of heaven, God’s greatness, also present in the life of our world.
Is this not basically the paschal dynamism of the human