up until now you have been quietly
preparing me to be your disciple.
Now the time
of preparation is ending.
I seem to hear you say to me, as once to Peter;
"Will you also go away?"
You were saddened then by friends who failed you.
But Peter did not fail.
"Lord," he said, "to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life."
I stand with Peter.
show me, Lord,
where it is in your vineyard
that you want me to serve.
Then give me strength
to be faithful.
Mary, Mother and Model,
help me to respond in generous love
to the call of your Divine Son.
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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,
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