Saint Blaise

Alsace, Bas-Rhin, Valff, Église Saint-Blaise (PA00085206, IA00024037). Tableau du maître-autel “Saint-Blaise” (vers 1740): This object is classé Monument Historique in the base Palissy, database of the French furniture patrimony of the French ministry of culture, under the references PM67000418 and IM67001618. (Source/Photographer: © Ralph Hammann – Wikimedia Commons)

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

Psalms 34:8-9

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World Day for Consecrated Life

[public domain]

19th century – ceiling painting by the nuns in cloister at the Monastery of Light, São Paulo.

A Prayer for Religious Priests, Brothers and Sisters

Heavenly Father, in your wisdom
you have called certain women and men
to a life of special consecration
so that in prayerful observance
of a lifestyle of poverty,
chaste celibacy and obedience,
they might be witnesses to us
that as St. Paul says,
“our true citizenship is in heaven.”
Give them, Lord,
the grace of joy and perseverance
in their holy vocation.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

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