Saint Bernward – November 20

Wisdom Wed

“O Blessed St. Berward, you who faithfully led your flock for many years and were gifted with many spiritual gifts and temporal talents, through your intercession we pray that we may use our gifts and talents to glorify the Lord always.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.”

~ Prayer to St. Bernward

Saint Leonard of Noblac – November 6

Wisdom Wed

“O Blessed St. Leonard, you who ministered to prisoners during your lifetime, hear and bless our prayer for those men and women in prison today.  Through your intercession, help them to find repentance and see God’s forgiveness.  Give them and their families the gifts of home and patience in their trials.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

~ Prayer to St. Leonard of Noblac

Monthly Meditation – NOVEMBER

“The best way to show gratitude to God and to others is to accept everything with joy.  One day, people brought us a man from the streets.  After we had washed him and given him a ticket to St. Peter, he said, ‘Sisters, I am going to God.’ That is joy.”

~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta

For reflection:

  1. Do I accept everything with joy, even hardships?  Why or why not?
  2. In what ways can my joyful actions lead others to God?
  3. In what ways can I be like the man from the streets, accepting others’ joy and assistance in my own life so that I can go to God?

The Pope’s Intention for the Month of November

Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

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