Friday, January 22, 2016

Praying for Life

Today we celebrate most gratefully God's gift of life and commemorate with sadness and contrition the many lives lost to abortion, praying that human life will be reverenced and protected  at every stage.

God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each of us in our mother's womb; grant, we pray, that we, whom you have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this sacred trust and constant in safeguarding the dignity of every human life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Photograph of the monks in choir by Father Emmanuel .