Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for August, 2016

Posted August 1, 2016 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

Blessed August!

Here are our Holy Father’s prayer intentions
for this month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
as found here :

August

Universal: Sports
That sports may be an opportunity
for friendly encounters between peoples
and may contribute to peace in the world.

Evangelization: Living the Gospel
That Christians may live the Gospel,
giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.

May God bless your prayer!

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for July, 2016

Posted July 1, 2016 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

Blessed July!

Here are our Holy Father’s prayer intentions
for this month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus
as found here:

July

Universal: Indigenous Peoples
That indigenous peoples,
whose identity and very existence are threatened,
will be shown due respect.

Evangelization: Latin America and the Caribbean
That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean,
by means of her mission to the continent,
may announce the Gospel with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.

May God bless your prayer

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for June, 2016

Posted June 1, 2016 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

Blessed June!

Here are our Holy Father’s prayer intentions
for this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
as found here :

June

Universal: Human Solidarity
That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one
may find–even within the huge cities of the world–
opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices
That seminarians and men and women entering religious life
may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel
and prepare them wisely for their mission.

May God bless your prayer!

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for May, 2016

Posted May 1, 2016 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

Blessed May!

Here are our Holy Father’s prayer intentions
for this month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as found here :

May

Universal: Respect for Women
That in every country of the world,
women may be honored and respected
and that their essential contribution to society
may be highly esteemed.

Evangelization: Holy Rosary
That families, communities, and groups
may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.

May God bless your prayer

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for April, 2016

Posted April 1, 2016 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

Blessed April!

Here are our Holy Father’s prayer intentions
for this month dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament as found here:

April

Universal: Small Farmers
That small farmers may receive a just reward
for their precious labor.

Evangelization: African Christians
That Christians in Africa
may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ
amid political-religious conflicts.

May God bless your prayer!

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for March, 2016

Posted March 1, 2016 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

Blessed March!

Here are our Holy Father’s prayer intentions
for this month dedicated to St. Joseph, as found here:

March

Universal: Families in Difficulty
That families in need may receive the necessary support
and that children may grow up
in healthy and peaceful environments.

Evangelization: Persecuted Christians
That those Christians who, on account of their faith,
are discriminated against or are being persecuted,
may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel,
thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.

May God bless your prayer!

St. Lucy

Posted December 13, 2015 by pussywillowpress
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JMJ

I started writing on the wrong readings for Draw Near
(lost track of the fact that it’s a Sunday!),
but what came was too good to trash, so I thought I’d post it here!

Readings specific for St. Lucy:
2 Corinthians 10:17-11:2 (I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ)
Psalm 31: 3-4, 6, 8, 16-17 “Into Your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit”
+ Matthew 25:1-13 (Parable of the wise and foolish virgins)

The Bridegroom comes!

His bride
must be awake,
alert!
and swift of foot,
her lamp alight

(not dallying
with denizens
of night)

that she might
enter in
enraptured by
His joy!


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