Spiritual Growth

Today’s Readings

Saint of the Day

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Prayers

Prayer for Youth
O God, we pray and beseech you to guide and protect young people from the dangers that are ever present in our world today. Be with them, as they experience both sickness and health, sorrow and joy, loneliness and friendship, success and failure. Gracious God, give to them the courage and strength to make the right decisions as they journey through life. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, may they come to know and experience your loving care. We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady for College Students
O Mary, Seat of Wisdom, so many persons of common intellect have made through thy intercession admirable progress in their studies. I hereby choose thee as guardian and patron of my studies. I humbly ask thee to obtain for me the grace of the Holy Spirit, so that from now on I could

Understand more quickly,
Retain more readily, and
Express myself more fluently.

May the example of my life serve to honor thee and thy Son, Jesus. Amen. Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!

Prayer for Vocations
Loving God, you sent your Spirit on the apostles to continue the mission of your Son, jesus. We pray that you will now send your Spirit on our bishops, priests, deacons, sisters and brothers, filling them with zeal to evangelize your people.

We pray for all that are presently discerning your call, those in vocational formation and those preparing them. We pray that you bless our diocese with more priests and deacons, and religious congregations with new members.

Mary our Mother and patroness intercede for us that our pastoral needs may be fulfilled through Him who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

Websites I recommend:


www.franciscanfriars.com
www.franciscansisterscfr.com
The Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal are kickin’ it in New York City. Life isn’t complete without having first visited their website. Did you know every Christian is called personally by God and has a vocation? It’s true. In fact, God may have led you to read this very message because you’re meant to ride a life of prayer with these incredible brothers and sisters.

www.lifeteen.com
An online community for Catholic Teenagers to learn about your faith; relationship with God, read about others who are living their faith, and there is a store! You can get cool Catholic stuff!

www.catholicyouthministry.com
A great website for youth ministers, core members, and any adult involved in youth ministry.

www.ewtn.com
"EWTN, Global Catholic Network"
When Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) was launched on August 15, 1981, many felt there would be little demand for a Catholic network. Now, in its 28th year, EWTN has become the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 144 countries and territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.

www.christopherwest.com
A New Sexual Revolution. Pope John Paul II devoted the first major teaching of his pontificate to what he called the Theology of the Body. This teaching is being hailed as a "new sexual revolution," because it calls everyone to an authentic understanding and living out of what it means to be created male and female in the image and likeness of God.