Saturday, November 14, 2020 In communion with Japan – Philippines – Vietnam
I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Lk 10 : 21
Virgin Mary, model of these little ones
to whom the Father makes known
the secrets of the Kingdom, pray for us:
that at this moment in our history,
we might remain open to the Spirit,
allowing him to bring newness into our lives.
Word of God
Wisdom 9: 1-11
O God of my ancestors and Lord of mercy, who have made all things by your word, and by your wisdom have formed humankind to have dominion over the creatures you have made, and rule the world in holiness and righteousness, and pronounce judgment in uprightness of soul, give me the wisdom that sits by your throne, and do not reject me from among your servants. For I am your servant the son of your serving girl, a man who is weak and short-lived, with little understanding of judgment and laws; for even one who is perfect among human beings will be regarded as nothing without the wisdom that comes from you. You have chosen me to be king of your people and to be judge over your sons and daughters. You have given command to build a temple on your holy mountain, and an altar in the city of your habitation, a copy of the holy tent that you prepared from the beginning. With you is wisdom, she who knows your works and was present when you made the world; she understands what is pleasing in your sight and what is right according to your commandments. Send her forth from the holy heavens, and from the throne of your glory send her, that she may labor at my side, and that I may learn what is pleasing to you. For she knows and understands all things, and she will guide me wisely in my actions and guard me with her glory.
“I feel so strongly the need that we be formed in Jesus Christ and that we practice his virtues all our lives that, from now on, I want to speak to you only about him; and this good Saviour himself leads me to this, because he wants to be loved and served by us in a special way. How I desire to come to all of you every day my dear Daughters, in the midst of your children, to say to you without ceasing: Study Jesus Christ, love Jesus Christ, imitate Jesus Christ, make him known and loved everywhere”. – Marie Rivier –
Let us pray