January 2 - 8, 2005
Commemorating Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
And the 125th Anniversary of the
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Mother Cabrini, you came to America as a migrant, sent to care for those who had journeyed far from home.
We ask you to teach us to welcome newcomers to our land and to serve them with the same joy you embodied.
Beg Jesus, on our behalf, to give us the same gifts of faith, hope, and love that he brought to perfection in you.
We seek faith, that our trust in God will strengthen us to carry on the works of peace and justice.
We seek hope, that our confidence will shine as a beacon to those who flee to our land in despair.
We seek love, the perfect love which casts out all fear, that we may welcome strangers in our land with true peace and generosity of spirit.
Guide us on our own journey home to Jesus, that we may dwell in his love forever, praising God.