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July 22, 2017

Compassion for the Sick

Merciful Jesus, 
during Your life on earth 
You showed great concern for the sick and the infirm. 
Have compassion now on all those 
who are sick or in pain. 
Grant them a healing of mind and body 
and restore their strength and spirit. 
Comfort them with the knowledge 
that we are praying for them, 

July 21, 2017
Fr. Richard Steinhilber

 

In the 1990s, use of the World Wide Web and Internet was increasing exponentially worldwide. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and the general public were discovering this exciting new medium and all of its potential.

July 21, 2017

Those in Agony

Infinitely merciful Father, 
I offer You by the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary 
with St. Joseph, 
the nine choirs of Angels 
and all the Saints, 
the adorations, praises, love and infinite holiness of Your beloved Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
His heart wounded and burning with love, 

July 20, 2017

Good Resolutions

O my God, I give You heartfelt thanks 
for all the graces You have conferred on me.
Pardon me, I beseech You, 
of all the negligence and the distractions 
of which I have been guilty. 
Give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. 

July 19, 2017

Grant Us Your Grace

O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
King and center of all hearts, 
dwell in our hearts and be our King; 
grant us by Your grace to love each other truly and chastely, 
even as You have loved Your spotless Bride, the Church, 
and have given Yourself up for her. 

July 18, 2017
Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati blessing the new tabernacle.

Pope Francis frequently reminds all Catholics that the Church is missionary and is called to reach out to the poor, to sinners, to unbelievers and to those who live on the margins of modern society. This challenge galvanized Columban father Michael Hoban and the Church in Chile to reach out to those who feel that there is no place for them in society.

July 18, 2017

Nurse's Prayer

O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
King and center of all hearts, 
dwell in our hearts and be our King; 
grant us by Your grace to love each other truly and chastely, 
even as You have loved Your spotless Bride, the Church, 
and have given Yourself up for her. 

July 17, 2017
flowers

Since first coming to Japan as a missionary 60 years ago I have had a cultural curiosity! It is still with me. It makes missionary life interesting. Such events as festivals, customs, ways of thinking and acting fascinate me. And Japanese people delight in explaining things Japanese to a foreigner.

July 17, 2017

How Sweet and Lovely You Are

O Mary, I wish I could see how 
you behaved toward your father and mother, 
especially toward St. Anne; 
and then how you behaved toward the priests of the temple; 
and then toward St. Joseph; 
and toward St. Elizabeth, 
and St. John the Baptist; 
and afterwards toward the Apostles. 

July 16, 2017

Guide My Path

Holy Mary, my patron,
I ask you to pray for me to Jesus your son.
Through your constant prayers,
may God continue to guide my path
and help me to follow Jesus in love.

Holy Mary, pray for me
and for all the people of God.

Amen.

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