Saint Kevin, you who were privileged to live in the Age of Saints, being baptized by one saint, taught by another and buried by a third, pray to God that He will raise up saints in our day to help, support and guide us into the Way of salvation. Amen
Lord our God, may the blessed apostles Peter and Paul support us by their prayers. Through them you first taught your Church the Christian faith. Provide us now, by their intercession, with help for our eternal salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus! I adore you; I offer to you all that I am and all that I possess; I consecrate to you my soul with its faculties, my body with all its senses, my heart with all its affections, desiring in all things to honor, love, and glorify you; in thanksgiving for the numberless benefits that I have received from you, especially in the Holy Eucharist; in atonement for my own sins as well as in reparation for all the offenses that are committed against you in the sacrament of your love, and, finally, in humble supplication, that I may henceforth be faithful to you, that I may please you in thought, word, and deed, that I may suffer in patience and in perfect resignation to your holy will, that I may become like to you in meekness and humility, that I may persevere in your love and your grace to the end of my life, and that I may praise you and bless you with the saints and angels in eternity. I make this offering to you, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, my dearest Mother. Amen
“Sanctity is to be found in struggling, in knowing that we have defects and in heroically trying to overcome them. Sanctity, I insist, consists in overcoming those defects… although we will still have defects when we die; because if not, as I have told you, we would become proud.” ~Saint Josemaria Escriva, The Forge, #312
Do not seek happiness.
Happiness is fleeting.
Then you will discovery joy.
Saint Moluag, who spent your life as a missionary making disciples and gathering them into communities of Christian faith, hope and love, intercede for us before the Throne of Grace that we too might inspire others to don the yoke of discipleship through our witness of faith, hope and love of Christ. Amen
Almighty God and Father, you sent Saint John the Baptist to the people of Israel to make them ready for Christ the Lord. Give us the grace of joy in the Spirit, and guide the hearts of all the faithful in the way of salvation and peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Almighty, ever-living God, you set the perfection of true faith in martyrdom. Strengthen us by the prayers of the martyrs Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More, so that our lives may bear witness to the faith we profess. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Lord God, source of every grace, you joined an innocent heart to a penitent’s sorrow in the life of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. Grant, through his intercession, that we, who have failed to imitate his innocence, may follow his example of penance. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
In the world to come I shall not be asked, “Why were you not Moses?” I shall be asked, “Why were you not Zusya?” ~Rabbi Zusya