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June 24, 2017

Gracious and Holy Father,
Please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you
and perseverance to look for you.
Grant me a perfect end,
your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection
and life everlasting.

June 23, 2017

My Jesus, I place all my sins before you. 
In my estimation they do not deserve pardon, 
but I ask you to close your eyes 
to my want of merit
and open them to your infinite merit. 

Since you willed to die for my sins,
grant me forgiveness for all of them. 
May no longer feel the burden of my sins, 
a burden that oppresses me beyond measure. 

June 23, 2017
Columban Martyr Fr. Vincent J. Power

 

In 1994, in two separate mission countries, misfortune would cut down two members of the Columban family – one priest and one lay missionary.

Father Vincent J. Power was a native of County Tipperary, Ireland. He was ordained in 1955 at Dalgan in Navan. He had served nearly 30 years in Japan and several years in Ireland when he began his service in the Columban mission country of Jamaica in 1990.

June 22, 2017

My good Angel, 
you come from heaven; 
God has sent you to take care of me. 
Oh, shelter me under your wings. 
Lighten my path, direct my steps. 
Do not leave me, 
stay quite near me 
and defend me against the spirit of evil. 
But above all come to my help 
in the last struggle of my life. 
Deliver my soul so that with you it may praise, 
love and contemplate the goodness of God 
forever and ever. 

Amen

June 22, 2017

My good Angel, 
you come from heaven; 
God has sent you to take care of me. 
Oh, shelter me under your wings. 
Lighten my path, direct my steps. 
Do not leave me, 
stay quite near me 
and defend me against the spirit of evil. 
But above all come to my help 
in the last struggle of my life. 
Deliver my soul so that with you it may praise, 
love and contemplate the goodness of God 
forever and ever. 

Amen

June 21, 2017

O my Jesus, forgive my ungratefulness  
if I loved You too little, after so many graces. 
You gave all Yourself to me; 
I give all myself to You. 
You love those that love You. I love You; 
do You also love me. 
If I love You only a little, 
give me the love You require of me. 
What have You not done to oblige me to love You? 
Make me conquer all things to please You.
 

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