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THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD – SOLEMNITY: 25 MARCH

Prayer: Heavenly Father, shape us in the likeness of the divine nature of our Redeemer, whom we believe to be true God and true man, since it was Your will, Lord God, the He, Your Word, should take to Himself our human nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 25 March 2017

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SAINT JOSEPH – Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – SOLEMNITY: 19 March [This year: 20 March]

Prayer: Heavenly Father, at the beginnings of our salvation, when Mary conceived Your Son and brought Him forth into the world, You placed them under Joseph’s watchful care. May his prayer still help Your Church to be an equally faithful guardian of Your mysteries, and a sign of Christ to mankind. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 20 March 2017

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SAINT POLYCARP, BISHOP AND MARTYR – MEMORIA: 23 FEBRUARY

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Polycarp was a disciple of the apostles and bishop of Smyrna, as well as a friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. He went to Rome to confer with pope Saint Anicetus about the celebration of Easter. He suffered martyrdom about the year 155 by being burnt to death in the city stadium.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Lord of all creation, You gave Saint Polycarp a place in the company of the martyrs. Grant that

 
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THE SEE OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE – FEAST: 22 FEBRUARY

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The feast of the See of Saint Peter has been kept at Rome on this day from the fourth century as a symbol of the unity of the Church founded on the Apostle Saint Peter.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, as You built Your Church on the rock of Peter’s faith, grant that with such a firm foundation we may hold fast in every storm. Amen.

Jakarta, 22 February 2017

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SAINT TIMOTHY AND SAINT TITUS, BISHOPS – MEMORIA: 26 JANUARY

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Heavenly Father, You endowed Saint Timothy and Saint Titus with power to preach Your word; grant that, living a life of integrity and holiness in this world, we may, through their prayers, come to our true home in heaven. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 26 January 2017

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THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE – FEAST: 25 January

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Apostle of the gentiles, Paul, the greatest witness of them all,

you turned to Christ, the risen Lord, when out of light you heard Him call.

You journeyed far and wide to tell that Christ was risen from the dead,

that all who put their faith in Him would live for ever, as He said.

To Father, Son and Spirit blest, the light of man’s uncharted ways,

with all the Church throughout the world give glory and unceasing praise.

Prayer: Today, Lord, we celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul, Your chosen vessel for carrying Your  name to the whole world. Help us to make our way towards You by following in his footsteps, and by witnessing to Your truth before the men and women of our day. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Source: The Divine Office volume I.

Jakarta, 25 January 2017

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SAINT BASIL THE GREAT & SAINT GREGORY NAZIANZEN, BISHOPS AND DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH – MEMORIA: 2 JANUARY

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Basil was born of a Christian family at Caesarea in Cappadocia in the year 330. Outstanding in learning and virtue he began to lead a retired life but in the year 370 he was appointed Bishop of Caesarea. He combated the Arian heresy, wrote much of value, especially the monastic rules, which even today are followed by many monks of the Eastern Church; and he was outstanding in helping the poor. He died on 1 January 379.

Gregory was born near Nazianzus in the same year, 330. He journeyed much in order to acquire knowledge and he followed his friend Saint Basil in undertaking a life of solitude, but he was ordained a priest and bishop. In 381 he was chosen Bishop of Constantinople. However, because of the divisions he encountered in the diocese he returned to his native Nazianzus where he died on 25 January in either 389 or 390. He was a man of outstanding knowledge and eloquence and was called The Theologian.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You enriched Your Church and gave examples for us to follow in the life and teaching of Saint Basil and Saint Gregory. Grant that, learning Your truth with humility, we may practise it in faith and love.  We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 2 January 2017

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