Praying with the Pope in May
That deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and to the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church
Pope Francis, May 2020
We continue to pray also for all those affected by coronavirus.
One again we can follow the advice of St. Ignatius Loyola, by making a short daily retreat each day. Towards the end of every day, we try to find a moment and a place of quiet, of calm. Inviting the Spirit of God to show us the day just ending, as God sees it, we can become more aware of those moments of compassion and tenderness that we’ve seen in others during this day. We will realise that we have been tender and compassionate too, although we maybe didn’t realise it at the time. We might also notice moments that have been less tender, less compassionate and we ask forgiveness and healing for any such lapses. Above all, we ask for the grace of gratitude in our hearts, for a thankful soul will always be more close the the Heart of Christ, from which flowed blood and water, the invigorating wellspring of life for the world.