Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Saint Peter Chantal
(d. 1841)Readings of the day: RB 70 The Presumption of Striking Another Monk at WillMass: Ac 13:44-52; Resp Ps 98; Jn 14:7-14
O CHOSEN PEOPLE, PROCLAIM THE MIGHTY WORKS OF HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS WONDERFUL LIGHT.
(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)
O the mighty works God has done for us, individually and collectively. Why not recall the love and mercy God has bestowed upon you over the years. The Holy Father suggests we do this in prayer:Prayer, because it is nourished by the gift of God present and at work in our lives, must always be marked by remembrance. The memory of God’s works is central to the experience of the covenant between God and his people. God wished to enter history, and so our prayer is interwoven with memories. We think back not only on his revealed Word, but also on our own lives, the lives of others, and all that the Lord has done in his Church. This is the grateful memory that Saint Ignatius of Loyola refers to in his Contemplation for Attaining Love, when he asks us to be mindful of all the blessings we have received from the Lord. Think of your own history when you pray, and there you will find much mercy. This will also increase your awareness that the Lord is ever mindful of you; he never forgets you. So it makes sense to ask him to shed light on the smallest details of your life, for he sees them all.
(Gaudete et Exsultate, 153)May we beFILLED WITH JOY AND THE HOLY SPIRIT!IF YOU ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME,I WILL DO IT.