Monday, November 30, 2009

Marianist Monday

Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the Eternal Father,
Son of the Virgin Mary,
we thank you for offering your life in sacrifice on
the Cross, and for renewing this sacrifice
in every Mass celebrated throughout the world.
In the Power of the Holy Spirit
we adore you and proclaim
your living presence in the Eucharist.

We desire to imitate the love you show us
in your death and resurrection,
by loving and serving one another.

We ask you to call many young people to religious life,
and to provide the holy and generous priests
that are so needed in you Church today.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Our two Marianist high schools have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 3 p.m. every Monday.
Blessed Chaminade often lobbied for more silence at his Sodality gatherings and in his religious communities. He said that "the practice of absolute silence is an excellent means of arriving at the constant, active presence of God."
Like faith, silence for Blessed Chaminade involved the whole person: silence of words, of signs, of mind, of emotions, and of the imagination. In silence, the heart is focused only on God and with nothing but God.
Come and pray with us!