Blessing of Animals
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut is building a new University Chapel and has commissioned a rather unique team of artists to create original works of art for use in the sacred Liturgy.
O God, almighty Father, who called the blessed abbot Columba to the monastic way of life and opened to him the secrets of the mysteries of Christ, mercifully grant that, strengthened by his intercession, in the spirit of your adoption as sons, we may become a dwelling place worthy of your Wisdom. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, your
Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI
to the Participants
In the International Benedictine Abbots’ Conference
Papal Summer Residence, Castel Gandolfo
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Dear Father Abbots,
Dear Sister Abbesses,
I receive you with
Are you praying for the Holy Spirit’s
intercession? Will you following the Pope’s meeting on the Bible? Prayer to the Spirit is always key to the work of our Church: the scholars, pastors, students and faithful rely on our intercession on their behalf.
O God, Who in Thine ineffable providence hast deigned to send Thy holy Angels to watch over us, grant Thy suppliants always to find safety in their protection and in eternity to share their happiness.