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SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH – MEMORIA/FEAST: 13 JUNE

Anthony was born in Portugal about the end of the 12th century. He became a canon regular of Saint Augustine but after being ordained priest he joined the Friars Minor so that he might preach the Gospel among the people of Africa. But it was in France and Italy that he exercised the ministry of preaching with great profit and brought many heretics back to the faith. He became the first theologians of his Order and wrote a number of sermons which are renowned for their doctrine and their gentleness. He died at Padua in the year 1231.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, 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 make our prayer in the 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 2017

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THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – FEAST: 31 MAY

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You inspired the Blessed Virgin Mary, when she was carrying Your Son, to visit Elizabeth. Grant that, always docile to the voice of the Spirit, we may, together with our Lady, glorify Your Name. 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, 31 May 2017

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SAINTS PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES – FEAST: 3 MAY

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You give us the joy every year of celebrating the feastday of the apostles Philip and James. Make us partners, by their prayers, in the passion and resurrection of Your only begotten Son, so that we may come to the eternal vision of Your glory. 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, 3 May 2017

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SAINT ATHANASIUS, BISHOP & DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH – FEAST: 2 MAY

Prayer: Almighty, ever-living God and Father, You raised up Saint Athanasius as the great champion of Your Son’s divinity. Through the doctrine and patronage of Your saint, in which we rejoice, let our knowledge and love of you grow ever deeper and stronger. 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 May 2017

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SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER – 1 MAY: OPTIONAL MEMORIA

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Lord God and Creator of the universe, You imposed on mankind the law of work. Give us grace, by Saint Joseph’s example and at his intercession, to finish the works You give us to do, and to come to the rewards You promise. We make our prayer in the 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 May 2017

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SAINT MARK, EVANGELIST – FEAST: 25 APRIL

John Mark was a cousin of Saint Barnabas. He accompanied Saint Paul the Apostles on his first missionary journey and later followed him to Rome. He was a disciple of Saint Peter and reproduced his teaching in his Gospel. He is said to have founded the Church of Alexandria.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You chose out the evangelist Saint Mark and ennobled him with grace to preach the Gospel. Let his teaching so improve our lives that we may walk faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. We make our prayer in the most holy 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, 25 April 2017

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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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