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June 29, 2020

O God, whose right hand raised up blessed Peter,
when he walked upon the water and began to sink,
and thrice delivered his fellow-Apostle Paul
from the depths of the sea, when he suffered
shipwreck: graciously hear us and grant,
by the merits of them both, that we also may attain
unto everlasting glory: Who lives and reigns world without end.

June 28, 2020

O my Jesus, You who are Love,
enkindle in my heart that Divine Fire
which consumes the Saints and transforms them into You.

June 27, 2020

Hail, Mother and Virgin,
Eternal Temple of the Godhead,
Venerable Treasure of Creation,
crown of virginity, support of the true faith,
on which the Church is founded throughout the world.

June 26, 2020

Keep us in peace, O Christ our God,
under the protection of Your holy and venerable Cross:
save us from enemies visible and invisible
and account us worthy to glorify You with thanksgiving,
together with the Father, and the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and world without end.

Amen.

June 25, 2020

Bless me, heavenly Father,
forgive my erring ways.
Grant me strength to serve You,
put purpose in my days.
Give me understanding,
enough to make me kind.
So I may judge all people
with my heart, not my mind.
Teach me to be patient
in everything I do,
Content to trust Your wisdom
and to follow after You.
Help me when I falter

June 24, 2020

O glorious Saint John the Baptist,
greatest prophet among those born of woman,
although you were sanctified in your mother's womb
and lead a most innocent life,
nevertheless it was your will
to retire into the wilderness,
there to devote yourself
to the practice of austerity and penance;
obtain for us of Our Lord

June 23, 2020

It is difficult to make sense of what is happening
in our world suffering from the virus. 
We might be tempted to feel abandoned. 
But give us the confidence, Lord,
that out of all this can come a deeper knowing
of your love and care for us. 
Yes, we are vulnerable but may that vulnerability
open us to a deeper sense of your presence in our lives.

June 22, 2020

I am Mary Ann T. Guial, the youngest and only girl in our family. I have five brothers and the eldest died when he was in grade three. I was not yet born when he died. My mother has many stories about him. And my mother said that my nickname was his own name. My mother is Lanie Turla. She is a single parent, and she raised all of us ...

June 22, 2020

Dear Scholar and Martyr,
it was not the King of England
but you who were the true Defender of the Faith.
Like Christ unjustly condemned,
neither promises nor threats
could make you accept a civil ruler
as head of the Christian Church.
Perfect in your honesty and love of truth,
grant that lawyers and judges may imitate you

June 21, 2020

Lord, please bless our fathers,
these men who mean so much to us,
who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming.
Bless them for having the courage
to do what's necessary to keep us out of trouble,
for making us do the right thing,
for helping us build our character,
even when it makes us angry;

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