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SAINT BONAVENTURE, Bishop and Doctor of the Church [Memoria: 15 July]

St. Bonaventure was born in the year 1218 at Bagnoregio in Tuscany. He studied philosophy and theology in Paris, where he gained his Master’s degree, and then taught the students of his order. He became Minister General of the Franciscan Order and ruled the order with great wisdom and prudence, and later became Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He wrote many influential works in philosophy and theology, and died at Lyons in the year 1274.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, on this feast of Saint Bonaventure, enlighten our hearts and minds with the splendor of his teaching, and help us to imitate his ardent love of You. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 15 July 2022

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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS (Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost)

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was established for the universal Church by Pope Pius IX in 1856, after having been first introduced by Pope Clement XIII in 1765 as a proper Office. The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is the celebration of the love of God made fully manifest in the death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we glory in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your beloved Son, as we call to mind the great things His love has done for us. Fill us with the grace that flows in abundance from the Heart of Jesus, the source of heaven’s gifts. We make our prayer in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 24 June 2022

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THE BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (Solemnity: 24 June; this year [2022] is celebrated on 23 June)

Jakarta, 23 June 2022

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SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA [Obligatory Memoria: 13 June]

PRAYER: Almighty, ever living God, You gave Saint Anthony of Padua to Your people as a preacher of great power and a patron in their needs. Grant that, with his help, we may follow the Christian way of life, and feel Your aid in all our trials. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 13 June 2022 [Obligatory Memoria of St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church}

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SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD (25 March)

GOSPEL READING: Luke 1:26-38

Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me a childlike heart. Teach me to rely on You for everything. I place all my cares and concerns into Your loving hands. Thank You for being with me as I walk through this day. I pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 25 March 2022

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SAINT JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY [Solemnity: 19 March]

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Saint Joseph. His life reveals the way of faith and trust. Help me in my walk of faith today to be humble and responsible to You. We pray this in the most precious name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Jakarta, 19 March 2022 [Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

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OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY [Memoria: 7 October]

The feast was instituted by Pope Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the naval battle at Lepanto (1571). It was said that the the Christians were victorious because of the help of the holy Mother of God, invoked by the the saying of the Rosary. Today’s celebration urges all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was in a special manner associated with the incarnation, passion and glorious resurrection of the Son of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, open our hearts to Your grace. May we who learned to believe, through the angel’s message, in the incarnation of Christ Your Son, be brought by His passion and cross, at the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to the glory of His resurrection. We make our prayer in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 7 October 2021

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI (Feast: 4 October)

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You made Saint Francis of Assisi Christ-like in his poverty and humility. Help us so to walk in his ways that, with joy and love, we may follow Christ Your Son, and be united to You. We make our prayer in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, You Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 4 October 2021

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THE GUARDIAN ANGELS (Memoria: 2 October)

Prayer: Lord God of hosts, in Your all-wise providence You send angels to guard and protect us. Surround us with their watchful care on earth, and give us the joy of their company for ever in heaven. We make our prayer in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 2 October 2021

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SAINT TERESA OF THE CHILD JESUS, Virgin – Doctor of the Church, Patron Saint of the Mission (Feast: 1 October)

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You promised Your Kingdom to the little ones and the humble of heart. Give us grace to walk confidently in the way of Sant Teresa of the Child Jesus, so that, helped by her prayers, we may see your eternal glory. We make our prayer, in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 1 October 2021

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