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March 10, 2021

Imprint, O Lady, your wounds upon my heart,
that I may read therein sorrow and love;
sorrow, to endure every sorrow for you;
love, to despise every love for you.

Amen.

March 9, 2021

O almighty and eternal God,
In Saint Frances of Rome
You have given us a model of holiness,
in married life and of monastic conversion.
By Your hand-maid’s aid,
may we know, love and serve You
with all perseverance and fortitude,
so that in all circumstances,
we may fix our gaze upon You alone,
follow Your Only-begotten Son,

March 8, 2021
Razia and her community

Razia is a Pakistani woman of small stature and big heart. She has known the Columbans since about 1985, and from that time, has been involved in bringing education to the women and children of brick kiln workers in the villages around her home in Jiunpura, Sheikhupura, Punjab Province. This is her story in her own words.

March 8, 2021

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings

March 7, 2021

O what consolation,
what sweetness,
what confidence,
what emotion fill my soul
when I pronounce your sacred name,
or even only think of you.

I thank God for having given you,
for my good, so sweet,
so powerful, so lovely a name.

March 6, 2021

O Heavenly Father,
I commend my children to You.
Be their God and Father;
and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me
through frailty or negligence.
Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world,
to resist all solicitations to evil,
whether from within or without;
and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy.

March 5, 2021

God, teach me to be patient,
teach me to go slow,
Teach me how to wait on You
when my way I do not know.

Teach me sweet forbearance
when things do not go right
so I remain unruffled
when others grow uptight.

Teach me how to quiet my racing, rising heart
so I might hear the answer
You are trying to impart.

March 4, 2021

Preserve us, we ask You, O Lord,
from all dangers to soul and body,
and by the intercession of the Blessed
and Glorious Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God,
of St. Joseph, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul,
of St. Casimir and all the Saints,
in Your mercy, grant us health and peace,
that after all adversity and error is removed,

March 3, 2021

Ever Loving God,
You called St. Katharine Drexel to teach the message of the Gospel
and to bring the life of the Eucharist
to Black and Native American peoples.
By her prayers and example,
enable us to work for justice among the poor and the oppressed.
Draw us all into the Eucharistic community of your Church
that we may be one in you.

March 2, 2021

Lord, for all the doctors and nurses,
for all family, friends, and neighbors
for all who care about me
when I’m down I ask Your
blessing upon them all.

May Your face shine upon them
and bless me.

May You gaze favorably upon them
and look after them.

May You look upon them with kindness
and give them Your peace.

Amen.

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Phone: 877-299-1920
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