FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
-From a prayer offered by Pope Francis in Fatima, May, 2017:
Blessed Virgin of Fatima,
Lady of the Immaculate Heart,
Refuge and path that leads to God!
Pilgrim of the Light that radiates from your hands.
I give thanks to God the Father who,
at all times and in all places,
acts within human history.
Pilgrim of the peace that you announce in this place.
I praise Christ, our peace,
and I pray for harmony
among all people in this world.
Pilgrim of the hope that the Spirit encourages.
I want to be a prophet and messenger to wash the feet of all,
at the same table that unites us.
Father Bill +