Friday, May 2, 2014

New Saints

We celebrate with joy two new saints, John Paul II and John XXIII, both popes and charismatic leaders, very different but both lovers of Christ's Church who ardently worked for her growth and flourishing in different ages.

Thank you Lord Jesus, for your kindness in uniting us to the Church you so dearly love, not merely that we may be endowed with the gift of faith, but that like brides we may be one with you in an embrace that is sweet, chaste and eternal, beholding with unveiled faces that glory which is yours in union with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen. 
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux