- Friday, 06 November 2009 05:45
Almighty and merciful God, you filled the hearts of the
peoples of the Orient with the knowledge of your only-begotten Son through the
preaching of your holy martyrs, Ignatius, Francis, Alphonsus and their
companions. Through their prayers may you now confirm those same peoples in the
- Thursday, 05 November 2009 15:34
O God, you called Blessed Simon from a concern for worldly things and gave him the gifts of prayer and humility. By following his example may we learn to seek you alone here on earth and obtain the rewards promised to the humble.
- Tuesday, 03 November 2009 06:00
Lavishly he gives to the poor; his justice stands firm forever. His head will be raised in glory.
Loving God, you led Saint Martin de Porres to the glory of heaven by the path of humility. May we follow his splendid example and so be raised on high with him.
- Friday, 30 October 2009 05:45
Lord, you gave Blessed Benvenuta the gifts of penance, prayer and humility. Through self-denial and contemplation on heavenly things may we too live in the Spirit and find rest and glory in you, the one God.
Born at Cividale in Friuli (Italy), Blessed Benvenuta Bojani, a consecrated virgin, and a Third Order Lay Dominican blossomed by a life of penance, prayer, and humility.
- Saturday, 08 August 2009 10:30
O God, Who has vouchsafed to enlighten Thy Church by the merits and teachings of blessed Dominic, Thy Confessor; grant that through his prayers she may not be left destitute of temporal help, and may continually advance in spiritual growth.
Preach we now the Word of life,
Not with show of worldly learning,
But with fervor of our faith
Open hearts to Spirit’s yearning.
Christ alone be ever knowing,
And Him crucified be showing.
Dominic, called by the Lord,
Preaching, teaching, daily blessing,
Living poor and common life,
Contemplation’s fruit expressing;
Thus he formed his Preachers boldly,
Showing graces manifoldly.
God the blessed Three in One,
Love beyond all human telling,
Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
Throned in heav’n and with us dwelling,
With the Word of Truth now feed us,
In Your holy ways now lead us.
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suggested tune: Liebster Jesu
James Michael Thompson, (c) 2009, World Library Publications