- Tuesday, 04 May 2010 21:20
Prayer for Life
Eternal Father, Source of Life, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit to receive the abundance of life You have promised. Open our hearts to see and desire the beauty of Your plan for life and love. Make our love generous and self-giving so that we may be blessed with joy.
Grant us great trust in Your mercy. Forgive us for not receiving Your gift of life and heal us from the effects of the culture of death.
Instill in us and all people reverence for every human life. Inspire and protect our efforts on behalf of those most vulnerable, especially the unborn, the sick and the elderly.
We ask this in the Name of Jesus, who by His Cross makes all things new. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Moved by profound concern for the destiny of every man and woman … a great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer. Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11).
Pope John Paul II
- Tuesday, 04 May 2010 10:08
Yesterday, May 3rd,
marked the 10th Anniversary of the entrance into eternal life of John Cardinal
Many of you were able to be present -and others were present through
EWTN–and shared prayer with us for the Cardinal’s eternal peace and God’s
mercy. In case you want see the video coverage, you may watch it here and
I suspect that EWTN will run the program again.
At the end of the Mass,
Archbishop Timothy Dolan launched and introduced a new effort of the Knights of
Columbus and the Sisters of Life called the National Prayer for Life
Please join us in praying this
prayer every day and give it to others; all of us are hoping that it spreads
throughout our nation so that a Culture of Life may be fully restored!
- Saturday, 01 May 2010 13:28
See! A wise and faithful virgin standing there with a lamp alight, ready now to meet her Bridegroom, coming soon with pow’r and might. Cath’rine, filled with loving fervor served the Church both night and day: As she taught us, make us faithful to the suff’ring Christ our Way.
The other day I mentioned the 4th annual Mass and award for healthcare professionals who treat the sick and the dying with dignity at Saint Catherine of Siena Priory & Church (East 68th St, NYC) suggesting prayerful solidarity and physical presence, if possible. I had hoped to go myself, but too many things to do at the seminary in the final week of classes prevented me.
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, were honored at the event. The archbishop was the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass and was joined by a variety of Dominicans, including Father Dominic Izzo, prior provincial of the Province of St Joseph, Father Brian Mulcahy, Izzo’s vicar provincial, and Father Jordan Kelly, curate, Director of Liturgy and hospital chaplain at St Catherine Church and Priory.
Thanks to one of the Dominican friars, Father Carlos Quijano who took some photos and graciously sent them to me are now shared here.
May Saint Dominic, Saint Catherine and Blessed James Salamone richly bless both the archbishop and Brother Ignatius, especially as Brother transitions to a new ministry for the Order of Friars Preachers and the Church.
- Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:58
Source of every perfection, give us wisdom, intelligence, and courage so that,
following the example of Saint Gianna and through her intercession, we may know
how to place ourselves at the service of each person we meet in our personal,
family and professional lives, and thus grow in love and holiness. Amen.
As Saint Gianna said, “Every
vocation is a call to motherhood or fatherhood, earthly, spiritual or moral.
God has placed in us an instinct for life. A priest is a father, nuns are
mothers, mothers of souls.”
Read the Holy See’s biography of Saint Gianna Berretta Molla
On this feast of Saint Gianna we look for
heavenly assistance with the certain hope that our prayers will be answered.
Our prayerful request of Saint Gianna is for her to ask the Lord for abundant
graces to carry on the great work of Catholic Healthcare in New York and beyond
at The Gianna Center –The Catholic
Healthcare Center Women. It’s Pro-life, Pro-woman, Pro-Marriage,
Pro-family and Pro-God!!!!