Eternal father, through the divine heart of Jesus, I adore you for all those adore you not; I love you for all those who do not love you. I go in spirit through the whole world to seek for souls redeemed by the blood of Jesus. I embrace them in order to present them to you in his sacred heart, and in union with your merciful heart, I ask for their conversion.
Prayer to the Eternal Father by Blessed Marie de l'Encarnation
Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Is 11:1-10
Psalm:: Ps 72:2-3, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Second Reading:: Rom 15:4-9
Gospel:: Mt 3:1-12
Saint of the Day