Bishop William Murphy takes a moment to pause with students prior to the prayer service.
The Feast day of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade is Friday, January 22nd.
Pray for Vocations!
Pray for vocations!
One of the old standby hymns is "How Great Thou Art"
I heard Susan Boyle sing it:
Well sung, Ms. Boyle! Thank you for giving me an appreciation of this beautifully moving hymn.
This week is National Vocation Awareness Week. Pray for Vocations!
"You called, you cried, you shattered my deafness. You sparkled, you blazed, you drove away my blindness. You shed your fragrance, and I drew in my breath, and I pant for you. I tasted and I now hunger and thirst. You touched me, and I now burn with longing for you."
That is what an encounter with God is all about - He touches our lives that we long for Him even more. Let God sparkle and blaze His way into your hearts today, this week, this year! As you go about your business, your daily lives - He is there walking alongside you ready for you to see and encounter Him!Let your hearts burn for Him!
"Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road" (Luke 24:32)
To Know One's Vocation
Lord, my God and my loving Father,
You have made me to know You, to love You, to serve You,
and thereby to find and to fulfill myself.
I know that You are in all things,
and that every path can lead me to You.
But of them all, there is one especially
by which You want me to come to You.
Since I will do what You want of me,
I pray You, send your Holy Spirit to me: into my mind,
to show me what You want of me; into my heart,
to give me the determination to do it,
and to do it with all my love, with all my mind,
and with all my strength right to the end.
This week is National Vocation Awareness Week. Pray for vocations!
"The Lord has his plan for each of us, he calls each one of us by name. Our task is to be listeners, capable of perceiving his call, to be courageous and faithful, so that we may follow him, and in the end, be found as trustworthy servants who have used well the gifts entrusted to us." Pope Benedict XVI