Day 2, January 15th.
Pope Francis: “we know well that with Jesus life becomes richer and that with him it is easier to find meaning in everything. This is why we evangelize. A true missionary, who never ceases to be a disciple, knows that Jesus walks with him, speaks to him, breathes with him, works with him. He senses Jesus alive with him in the midst of the missionary enterprise.” Evangelii gaudium 266.
St Vincent Pallotti wrote in 1826: “Lord Jesus, you are my fruitfulness, my faith, my hope, my charity, the love with which I love, my prudence, my justice, my temperance, my strength, my humility, my meekness, patience, forbearance, my virtue, my action, word and thought, my God and all that is mine.” OOCC X, p.166.
St. Vincent Pallotti, you were formed and called by God, the Infinite Love.
You answered God’s call to serve.
You were there:
for those seeking forgiveness and counsel,
for the sick,
for the youth and the aging,
for the rich and the poor,
for the people of every profession and walk of life.
Every person is important to you.
You inspire us to seek God in all things, Reminding us of our call to be apostles In the Church and in the world.
Now we call upon you to intercede for us. Help us to pray. Help us to pray only for what we truly need;
Help us to grow in holiness, to live for the honour of God and for the salvation of our neighbour. You received many graces from God and we ask you to bless us now by presenting our petitions to God (Pause to mention your intentions)
With you we give thanks to God as if He had already granted us what we have asked in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen!
St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us
Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…