Sunday, February 07, 2016

fortified by Divine Love

      The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. Fortified by divine love,  Jesus, Mary and Joseph endured poverty and exile. They lived in harmony with their circumstances, nurtured by God's bountiful creation. Our Holy Father asks us to join him in prayerfully expressing our gratitude to God, by caring for the gift of His creation (general prayer intention). We are also asked to pray for the spiritual and material needs of people of Asia (mission prayer intention), where so many families suffer painful hardship. 
"O God of the heavens, 
creator of the waters and Lord of the whole creation, 
hear me a poor wretch, 
making supplication to Thee 
and presuming of Thy mercy.
Judith 9:17
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible