Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Feast of Saint Bruno of Segni
Good morning. That you are reading this it is likely that prayer is a regular part of your life. In fact, but for the occasional curiosity seeker, it would be my guess that for those who tune in to my daily blog prayer is a consistent part of your daily routine, and of course it should be for everyone. We read of the importance of prayer in our lives in today’s Gospel in the example offered to us by Jesus in His loving exchange with the Father. We read in today’s Gospel a very intimate conversation between Jesus and God the Father; it is both an expression of love as well as praise and recognition of His greatness—something we should remind ourselves of daily. We likewise see in this very brief passage today the recognition by Jesus of the importance of God in our lives as part of sustaining us in the face of our daily challenges. This plays such an important part, or at least it should, in our daily lives. Saint Bruno, whose life we take pause to honor today offers a wonderful example of the importance of taking time for the exercise of solitude and prayer in our lives. As married couples we need to remind ourselves of the importance of prayer, and the importance of taking time each day for recognizing that God is at the center of our marital relationship, and at the center of our family life. Be grateful every day. Prayer needs to be a key part of how we sustain, heal, and enrich our marriage. Take time now to have a heart-to-heart conversation with God. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Bruno.
Through the powerful intercession of the Holy Family, grant to this local Church the many graces we need to foster, strengthen, and support faith-filled, holy marriages and holy families.
May the vocation of married life, a true calling to share in your own divine and creative life, be recognized by all believers as a source of blessing and joy, and a revelation of your own divine goodness.
Grant to us all the gift of courage to proclaim and defend your plan for marriage, which is the union of one man and one woman in a lifelong, exclusive relationship of loving trust, compassion, and generosity, open to the conception of children.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.
(From the Office of Worship--Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis)
Posted by Donald Gatwood at 6:19 AM