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April 1, 2019

I’m at the Namata Ashram running a Hindi-speaking lay leaders course. I’ve just had a meeting with a Fijian seminarian.  I was supervising him on his cross-cultural pastoral experience a few months ago.  He reminded me of the first week he stayed with his Indo-Fijian family. “I haven’t slept all week,” he told me at our meeting at the end of that first week.

April 1, 2019

Dear God, please find for me the things I’ve lost.
Find for me a heart of hope and of trust.
Find a love that runs silent and strong
through dark days as well as bright.
Find a ribbon of truth to tie around
each fragment of my life.
Find a joy and a peace
that I can give to every hurting one.

March 31, 2019

Immaculate Heart of Mary
help us to conquer the menace of evil
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects
already weigh down upon our modern world
and seem to block the paths toward the future.

March 30, 2019

O patriarch Joseph, help me to work
with a pure intention
and with detachment from ourselves,
having always before my eyes
the hour of death
and the accounting
which I must then render
of time ill-spent,
of talents unemployed,
of good undone
and of empty pride in success,
which is so fatal to the work of God.

March 29, 2019

Receive, O most sweet Mother,
our humble supplications,
and above all obtain for us that,
one day, happy with you,
we may repeat before your throne that hymn
which today is sung on earth around your altars:
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
You are the glory,
you are the joy,
you are the honor of our people!


March 28, 2019

Blessed St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family,
be with us in our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us
the strength to flee from error
and wrestle with the powers of corruption
so that in life we may grow in holiness
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory.


March 27, 2019

Glorious Mother, you are the Immaculate One,
through you there shines the fullness of grace.
Here, then, are your children, gathered before you
at the dawn of the new millennium.
The Church today, through the voice of the Successor of Peter,
seeks refuge in your motherly protection
and trustingly begs your intercession

March 26, 2019

Grant us, O Lord, that through the spiritual renewal of Lent,
we may grow in our understanding of the mystery of Christ.
This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.

March 25, 2019
Kevin (center) promoting vocations

In 2010, Kevin Sheerin was working in Dublin for the high profile computer software giant Microsoft, earning a good salary and living a comfortable life. That was the year he decided to do something about a thought which had been niggling away at him – he wanted to have a lay mission experience. Faith had always been part of his life, but he wanted to be something more than a "Sunday Catholic."

March 25, 2019

Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
You have revealed the beauty of your power
by exalting the lowly virgin of Nazareth
and making her the mother of our Savior.
May the prayers of this woman
bring Jesus to the waiting world
and fill the void of incompletion
with the presence of her child,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit


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