Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Prayer to Don Bosco

Saint John Bosco, 

Father and Teacher of youth,
docile to the gifts of the Spirit 
and open to the reality of your times, 
you were for the  young, 
especially the little ones and the poor,
a sign of the love and the special care of God.

Be our guide as we walk 

the path of friendship with the Lord Jesus, 
so that we may discover in Him and in his Gospel 
the meaning of our lives 
and the source of true happiness.

Help us to respond with generosity 

to the vocation we have received from God,
so that in daily life we may be
builders of communion, 
and may collaborate with enthusiasm, 
and in communion with the whole Church, 
in creating a civilisation of love.

Obtain for us the grace of perseverance 

in living a high standard of Christian life,
according to the spirit of the beatitudes;
and grant that, guided by Mary Help of Christians, 
we may one day be with you 
in the great family of heaven. Amen

(From a message of the Rector Major, Pascual V. Chavez, Jan. 31, 2011)

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