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SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS, Bishops – Memoria: 11 November

Martin was born in Pannonia of pagan parents about the year 316, He received baptism, gave up his career as a soldier and founded a monastery in Liguge in France where he lived the religious life under the guidance of Saint Hillary. Then he was ordained priest and was chosen bishop of Tours. He always gave the example of a good shepherd, founding new monasteries, instructing the clergy and  preaching the Gospel to the poor. He died in the year 397.

Prayer: Lord God, You were glorified by the life and death of Saint Martin. Renew the wonders of Your grace in our hearts so that neither death nor life may separate uf from Your love. 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, 11 November 2017

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SAINT LEO THE GREAT, Pope and Doctor of the Church – Memoria: 10 November

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You built Your Church on the firm foundation of the apostle Peter, and You promised that the gates of hell would never overcome it. Supported by the prayers of Pope Saint Leo, we ask that You will keep the Church faithful to Your truth, and maintain it in enduring peace. 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, 10 November 2017

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SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO, Bishop – Memoria:

The saint was born at Arona in Lombardy in the year 1538. After obtaining his doctorate in both civil and canon law he was created a cardinal by his uncle Pius IV and was chosen to e bishop of Milan. He became a true shepherd of his flock and frequently went around his diocese, called synods, made wise regulations for the good of souls, and worked for the good of Christian morality. He died on 3 November in the year 1584.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, keep alive in Your people the spirit You gave to Your bishop Saint Charles Borromeo. Shape and renew Your Church until it bears the image of Christ, and shows His true likeness to the world. 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, 4 November 2017

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ALL SAINTS DAY – Solemnity: 1 November

The glorious band of apostles, the noble company of prophets, the white-robed army who shed their blood for Christ and all the saints in heaven together proclaim: We praise you, Holy Trinity, one God.

How great is Your name, O Lord, because with glory and honor You have crowned Your saints, and have given them power over the works of Your hand.

Prayer: Almighty, ever living God, we are celebrating with joy the triumph of Your grace in all the saints. With so vast a multitude praying for us, may we receive from You the fullness of mercy we have always desired. 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, 1 November 2017

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BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT …… : ALL SAINTS DAY – Matthew 5:1-12a

Jakarta, 1 November 2017

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SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, Apostles – Feast: 28 October

The name of Simon is placed eleventh in the list of apostles and nothing is known of him except that he was born at Cana and was known as the Zealot.

Jude, also known  as Thaddaeus, was the apostle who, at the Last Supper, asked the Lord why He showed Himself only to His disciples and not to the world (John 14:22).

Prayer: Lord God, You taught us to call upon Your name through the preaching of the apostles. At the intercession of Saint Simon and Saint Jude may Your Church continue to grow by an increase in the number of believing nations. 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, 28 October 2017

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SAINT LUKE, Evangelist – Feast: 18 October

Luke was born of a pagan family and converted to the true faith. He was the companion of the apostle Paul and wrote his Gospel in accordance with the apostle’s preaching. He also wrote the account of the early days of the Church; up to the time of Paul’s first sojourn in Rome, in the book called “The Acts of the Apostles”.

Luke experienced what it meant to be commissioned by God. He understood that from baptism on, every Christian is called to a mission – to respond to the Holy Spirit’s promptings, however small or large. It is often thought that mission applies only to those who are young, zealous, vigorous and who are willing to travel to far away places. But this can be a limiting view of God’s grand plan for His Church.

Mission can mean many things. It can mean honoring and praising God right where you are, thanking Him for all He has given us in Christ. It can mean bringing our children to know Jesus. If we are young, it can mean caring for the old. If we are older, it can mean praying for the young. It can involve writing to lawmakers in objection to legislation that is in direct violation of God’s plan. It can mean bearing witness to the lordship of Jesus in our daily lives. Any deed performed in love and joy can be a way of fulfilling our mission here on earth.

We are called to put the service of God first, to remove any obstacles or distractions that might prevent us from fulfilling our call. We are to proclaim the peace of Christ by allowing our example to infect others with the desire to love.

Prayer: Lord God, You chose Saint Luke to reveal the mystery of Your love for the poor in his preaching and his writings. Grant that those who already acknowledge Your name may continue to be one in mind and heart, and that all the nations may see Your salvation. Let me become like St. Luke who was dedicated to Your will and to building up the Body of Christ. 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, 18 October 2017

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