"The King of Love my Shepherd is Whose goodness faileth never I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine forever And He is mine forever
Where streams of living water flow My ransomed soul He leadeth And where the verdant pastures grow With food celestial feedeth
Never failing, Ruler of my heart Everlasting, Lover of my soul On the mountain high or in the valley low The King of Love my Shepherd is The King of Love my Shepherd is" -The King of Love by I Am They\
O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
"What does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love." - St. Francis of Assisi ... See MoreSee Less
“The creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter; the God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin. Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this? Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer; the wise, to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate; a child of a prince, to a peasant.” - St. Anthony of Padua ... See MoreSee Less
St. Anthony 13 Tuesday Novena - Week #4: St. Anthony, Champion of the Missions
Recite together: Anthony, through your teaching and preaching you bore witness to the loving presence of God in all of creation. Now that you have come into the fullness of the kingdom, pray for us that our lives might also proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all humanity.
Leader: Pray for us, St. Anthony. All: Help us become worthy of the promises of Christ. Leader: Let us pray. Almighty, eternal God, you have given your people St. Anthony as an outstanding preacher and intercessor in times of need. Grant that with his help we may follow the example of Christian living and experience your support in all adversisites. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Recite the petition for the particular week: St. Anthony - Champion of the Missions - help us find the stamina to be an instrument of peace and justice in a world torn apart by divisions and inequality. (Pause)
Recite together: St. Anthony, you raised your voice in praise of God and led others to acclaim His name. Instill in me that same spirit of awe and reverence for the God who loves us forever and ever. Amen.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, may you be glorified by our companionship with St. Anthoy, the friar, priest, and doctor of the Gospels. Through the thirteen weeks of prayer, may we be renewed in faith, hope, and charity. We ask this with confident trust that through the intercesssion of St. Anthony, you will bring us to the rewards of eternal life promised by Christ our Lord. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less