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Prayer to St. Kevin of Glendalough

Saint Kevin,
You were privileged to live in the Age of Saints,
being baptized by one saint, taught by another
and buried by a third.
We celebrate your saintly and holy life.
You lived a life filled with a wonderful
reverence and awe of all living things.
Let us imitate the respect and appreciation
you showed toward life in all its forms, and
to see the presence of God in all his Creations.
Pray to God that He will raise up saints
in our day to help, support and guide us
into the Way of Salvation.


Facets of Poverty

My name is Fr. Joe Ruys, and I live and work in the parish of San Andres de Checca in a small district high up in the Southern Andes of Peru. The greatest issue here is poverty. Not only poverty in relation to money but also poverty of education, poverty in

Genuine Hospitality

Land crab in Fiji

1 Kings 17:7-16 tells the story of the hospitality of the widow of Zarephath who provided for the prophet Elijah even though she barely had enough for herself and her son. This story reminds me of people whom I have known

My Home Is Your Home

Guava fruit hanging on a tree

I have been renting a room from a Fijian family in Kinoya for the last few months while I continue to teach at the Pacific Regional Seminary. My landlady is a widow with two daughters and a son in the background. The younger

Come O Divine Spirit

Come, O Divine Spirit,
fill my heart with Your heavenly fruits,
Your charity, joy, peace, patience, goodness,
faith, mildness, and temperance, that I may
never weary in the service of God,
but by continued faithful submission
to Your inspiration, may merit to be united
eternally with You in the love of the Father and the Son.


Prayer to St. Joan of Arc

Glorious St. Joan of Arc,
Filled with compassion,
For those who invoke you,
Filled with love
For those who suffer,
Heavily laden
With the weight of my troubles,
I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you,
To take my present need,
Under your special protection
and recommend it to the Blessed Virgin Mary.