That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
Renouncing all to follow Jesus
"No one who prefers father or mother to me
is worthy of me!"
1. Opening prayer
Lord Jesus, send your Spirit to help us to read the Scriptures with the same mind that you read them to the disciples on the way to Emmaus. In the light of the Word, written in the Bible, you helped them to discover the presence of God in the disturbing events of your sentence and death. Thus, the cross that seemed to be the end of all hope became for them the source of life and of resurrection.
Christians in Africa
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
Support for Persecuted Christians.
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Lectio Divina March - Marzo - Marzo 2017
|As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.
All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."