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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Living Stones: Visit to the Holy Land

Prayer: John XXIII

Jesus, we commend to you the sick, the unhappy, the poor, and all who beg for food and employment, imploring for all the assistance of your providence. We commend to you their families, so that they may be fruitful centers of Christian life. May the abundance of your grace be poured out over all.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Prayer: Faustina

I adore you, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Blessed Sacrament. I adore you for all the works of your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness, and mercy. You have spread so much beauty over the earth, and it tells me about your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of you. My soul recognizes its creator, its highest good, and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Prayer: John XXIII

O Jesus, come back into our society, our family life, our souls, and reign there as our peaceful sovereign. Enlighten with the splendor of faith and the charity of your tender heart the souls of those who work for the good of the people, for your poor. Impart in them your own spirit, preserving the flame of enthusiasm ever alight in their hearts.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Prayer: Thomas Aquinas

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Prayer: Gregory the Great

O God, help us to bring our worldly concerns under control, so that they never turn our minds from higher things. Help us have earthly things for our use but not as objects of our desires. May there be nothing to hold back the desire of our mind; and do not let the delights of this world ensnare us.