Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Photo: Tiny Stars

Spirituality: “Silence” by John Muir

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Photo: Green; Hope

Prayer: Charles Borromeo

Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ. Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries. Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them. Give me the ability to share this faith with others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain. Let me realize that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Photo: You are Peter

Prayer: Paul VI

God of peace, we bless you and we thank you because you have sent us your beloved Son, Jesus, the source of all peace. Open yet more our hearts to the needs of all our brothers and sisters, so that we may be better able to build a true peace. Remember all who are in pain, who suffer and died in the cause of a more just world. For the people of every race, of every tongue – may your kingdom come.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Prayer: Leo the Great

Make us peacemakers, O God, that we may be called children of God and joint heirs with Christ. May we never suffer calamities, never fear temptation. When the struggle is over, may we rest in the peace of God, the peace of utter tranquility, through our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Photo: Unless a Grain of Wheat

Prayer: Anonymous

Almighty God, you give abundance to us and food out of the richness of the soil. We give thanks to your for the fruits of the field, which we have gathered. Grant that all those whose desires you have filled with these good things may be happy in your protection. May we praise your mercies forever and make use of the good things that do not last in such a way that we may not lose those goods that are everlasting.