Live Sacrificially

Lord,
may the gift we offer in faith and love
be a continual sacrifice in your honor
and truly become our eucharist and our salvation.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

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Francis Xavier Cabrini

God our Father,
you called Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy
to serve the immigrants of America.

By her example teach us concern for the stranger,
the sick, and the frustrated.
By her prayers help us to see Christ
in all the men and women we meet.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Reckoning

You have checked the nations, destroyed the wicked;
you have wiped out their name for ever and ever.
The nations have fallen in the pit which they made,
their feet caught in the snare they laid. Psalm 9

The natural and man-made disasters that have become a daily occurrence ought to be a time of reflection and conversion for those who are still kicking.