Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monsignor Escriva


Happy Feast of Saint Josemaria Escriva
founder of Opus Dei

O God, through the mediation of Mary our Mother, you granted your priest St. Josemaría countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfillment of the Christian's ordinary duties. Grant that I too may learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into occasions of loving You and serving the Church, the Pope and all souls with joy and simplicity, lighting up the pathways of this earth with faith and love. Deign to grant me, through the intercession of St. Josemaría, the favor of ... (make your request). Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.


Collect:


O God,
who raised up your priest Saint Josemaría in the Church
to proclaim the universal call to holiness and the apostolate, grant that by his intercession and example
we may, through our daily work,
be formed in the likeness of Jesus your Son
and serve the work of redemption with burning love. 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. 

1 comment:

fatherdoyle.com said...

Many thanks for this interesting post.
You may be interested to read about how the simple mortifications of the Irish Jesuit Fr Willie Doyle inspired St Josemaria:
http://fatherdoyle.com/2012/06/26/thoughts-about-fr-doyle-from-st-josemaria-escriva/

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