Almighty and ever-living God,
you fulfilled the Easter promise
by sending us your Holy Spirit.
May that Spirit unite the races and nations on earth
to proclaim your glory.
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.
Daily Roman Missal
“Peace does not come easy. It calls for
sacrifices and compromises…without peace
we are not complete. We have yet to achieve
this mission of humanity.
Even when peace seems distant, we must pursue it
to bring it closer. And if we pursue peace with
determination, with faith, we will reach it.”
Shimon Peres, Vatican, June 8, 2014