We pray. We remember.

This is one of those “Do you remember where you were?” moments in history, especially for those who lived in the Northeast. Even though so much time has passed, the memories of the event are vivid. For all the students in the high school where I work, this is history. They were not born on September 11, 2001. Remembering this momentous day has to be for Christians a reminder to pray for peace and to work for justice.

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Today’s Prayer: June 4, 2020

There may not be many of you who know Saint Peter of Verona, sometimes called Saint Peter Martyr. He is no longer celebrated in the Church calendar, but the Dominican Order still celebrates him on their calendar, and his feast day is today, June 4.

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Today’s Prayer: June 2, 2020

It does not take long as a teacher to discover when you are being set up. While I do not have children of my own, I suspect it is the same for parents and their children too. For teachers it shows itself when a student asks you what you think of their essay. You know instinctively they did not get the grade they expected. For parents I am guessing it is embodied in lines like, “Well Mom said” or “Dad said”.

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Today’s Prayer: June 1, 2020

Genesis 3:15 is sometimes referred to as the “protogospel”. That is, the first gospel. “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers.” In other words, this is the first promise of a redeemer. And this promise tells us the redeemer will be an offspring of the woman, of Mary, the Mother of God.

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Today’s Prayer: May 31, 2020

At the end of Saint Matthew’s gospel is the Great Commission: Go, teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. And in Saint John’s gospel we learn the way in which this is possible. Jesus sends us forth, all of us with the breath of the Holy Spirit.

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