Here the prophet shows that, if at times we ought to refrain
from useful speech for the sake of silence, how much more ought we to abstain
from evil words on account of the punishment due to sin. Rule of Saint Benedict,
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
Pray for us, Saint Joseph, alleluia.
Thou faithful protector of all our work, alleluia.
Work was the daily expression of love in the life of the
Family of Nazareth. The Gospel specifies the kind of work Joseph did in order
to support his family: he was a carpenter. This simple word
The general intention
That the laity
and the Christian communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and
recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord for the gift of faith,
may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church, offering their
availability to preach the Gospel
Merciful God,source and goal of all life, you gave Blessed Pauline the grace to seek and do your will in all the changing circumstances of her life. Through her intercession help us to trust in your guidance and to bear witness to your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Blessed Pauline is the founder of The Sisters of Christian Charity