Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Sir 2:1-11
Psalm:: Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Gospel:: Mk 9:30-37
Saint of the Day
|1||Pope: 'If we annoy people, blessed be the Lord'|
|2||Pro-life groups claim to be among IRS targets|
|3||Donohue says IRS probe triggered by Catholics United|
|4||'Chasm' exists between Pope, liberation theology|
|5||Gossip is like slapping Jesus, Pope asserts|