O Holy Family
community of love of Jesus,
Mary and Joseph,
model and ideal of every Christian
to you we entrust our families.
Open the heart of every family
to the faith,
to welcoming the Word of God,
so that it becomes a source of new and holy vocations.
Touch the hearts of parents,
so that with prompt charity, wise care,
and loving devotion
they be for their sons and daughters
sure guides towards spiritual and eternal values.
Stir up the hearts of young people
a right conscience
and a free will,
so that growing in "wisdom, age and grace,"
they might welcome generously the gift of a Divine vocation.
grant that all of us,
contemplating and imitating the assiduous prayer,
and virginal purity
lived out in your midst,
might set about fulfilling the will
and accompanying with far-sighted sensitivity
those among us who are called
to follow more closely the Lord
who "has given Himself for us" (cf. Gal 2:20).
God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our hearts, may your peace reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus ... continue reading
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