Saint Thomas Aquinas, you are called by Holy Mother Church, the Angel
of the Schools. Your wisdom, gathered through long meditation from the source of all wisdom, the most holy Trinity, has long been a shining light in the Catholic
of the things of God
is a darkness now enveloping the minds of many of our countrymen. In this darkness, we need an angel
like you who will
protect, foster, and nourish the schools
we have, and guide and strengthen us in establishing and building newer and more adequate schools
for the instruction of our children
in the ways of Christ. Help and bless the generous sisters, brothers, and priests who labor so unselfishly in the classroom to spread the knowledge
of Christ. Inspire our Catholic
men and women to be most generous in the support of the schools
we have. Grant to parents
the wise generosity they need to give their child back to God
when that child wishes to follow a priestly or religious vocation. Help us, Saint Thomas, Angel
of the Schools, to understand what you taught, and to follow your example. Amen.
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Glorious Saint Joseph,
pattern of all who are devoted to toil,
obtain for me the grace to toil in the spirit of penance,
in order thereby to atone for my many sins;
to toil conscientiously,
putting devotion to duty before my own inclinations;
to labour with thankfulness and joy,
deeming it an ... continue reading
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