O dear Jesus,
I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.
May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith.
I beg You, dear Jesus,
to protect and bless all of us,
living and dead.
O dear Jesus,
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
O Jesus Christ,
I acknowledge You as King.
All that has been made,
has been created for You.
Exercise all Your rights over me.
I renew my baptismal vows,
renouncing Satan and his works;
and I promise to live as a good Christian.
I pledge myself to work, to the best of my ability,
As a new millennium dawned, the Columbans looked back on their achievements in the 20th century, while similarly casting an eye to the future of the Society.
Show us, we beseech You, O Lord,
in Your clemency,
Your unspeakable mercy,
that You may cleanse us from all our sins,
and deliver us from the punishments which they have deserved.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns
world without end.
Since 2014, St. Joseph's Parish in Ballymun, Ireland, started to look at ways to respond to the needs of young people in the parish. Parents asked if there was a program that could help them nourish the spiritual aspect of the lives of their teenage sons and daughters. It was through that inquiry that Lifeteen came to be.
A Night Prayer
I desire to rest in Your Heart this night.
I make the intention of offering to You
every beat of my heart,
joining to them as many acts of love and desire.
I pray that even while I am asleep,
I will bring back to You souls that offend You.
I ask forgiveness for the whole world,
Milly Hampson is eleven years old. She lives with her parents Darren and Beatriz in a tower block of flats overlooking the River Mersey in a rather unfashionable part of Stockport, Greater Manchester (UK) called Lancashire Hill.
This spring a pair of great horned owls took over a large nest in a tree not too far from the Narragansett Bay shoreline. As one would expect before too long little owls could be seen safely peeking from the nest high in a tall evergreen.