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July 25, 2019

O gracious God, we remember before You today
Your servant and apostle James,
first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom
for the Name of Jesus Christ.
We pray that You will pour out
upon the leaders of your Church
that spirit of self-denying service
by which alone they may have
true authority among your people;

July 24, 2019

O Lord, you see how everywhere the winds have burst forth,
and the sea is convulsed with the great violence of the rising waves.
Command, we beseech You who alone are able,
both the winds and the sea.
Restore to mankind the true peace of your name,
that peace which the world cannot give,
and the calm of social harmony.

July 23, 2019

O Jesus! True liberty of angels,
Paradise of delights, remember the horror and sadness
which You endured when Your enemies,
like furious lions, surrounded You,
and by thousands of insults,
spits, blows, lacerations and other unheard-of-cruelties,
tormented You at will.
In consideration of these torments and insulting words,

July 22, 2019

St. Mary Magdalene, woman of many sins,
who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus,
thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives
through the miracle of love.

You, who already possess eternal happiness
in His glorious presence, please intercede for me,
so that someday I may share in the same everlasting joy.

Amen.

July 22, 2019

More than 20 years ago, I left the Philippines for the first time as a Columban lay missionary assigned to Brazil. It was a very long journey that started from Manila to Salvador, Bahia, situated in the northeast of Brazil, its first capital, and where the Columbans worked. One thing that I cannot forget was when the plane took off from NAIA airport in Manila.

July 21, 2019

Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to your shepherd, Francis, a spirit
of courage and right judgement,
a spirit of knowledge and love.
By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care
may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ,
build your Church into a sacrament of unity,
love, and peace for all the world.

July 20, 2019

All-powerful and ever-living God,
in the plan of your wisdom,
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with Him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting Your holiness
and join her hymn of endless life and praise.

Amen.

July 19, 2019

Lord Jesus Christ,
who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are Yourself our peace and reconciliation,
make all men and women witnesses of truth,
justice, and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee
and defend the great gift of peace.

July 18, 2019

O glorious Saint Camillus,
special patron of the sick and poor,
who devoted yourself to the relief of their
temporal and spiritual necessities.
Obtain for them from Almighty God
the healing of all their maladies,
or at least, the spirit of Christian patience
and resignation that may sanctify them

July 17, 2019

Accept, O Mother of Christ,
our cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings,
laden with the sufferings of whole societies.
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin:
individual sin and the "sin of the world",
sin in all of its manifestations.
Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world

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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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