10 May 2016

Happy Damien Day!

Holy Mother Church celebrates today the life of the Leper Priest, Saint Damien of Moloka'i. Let us therefore ask my favorite saint to intercede for us this day:

Detail of a travel diptych,
written by Sister Malia Wong, O.P.

Damien, brother on the journey, happy and generous missionary, who loved the Gospel more than your own life, who for love of Jesus left your family, your homeland, your security and your dreams.

Teach us to give our lives with joy like yours, to be in solidarity with the outcasts of our world, to celebrate and contemplate the Eucharist as the source of our own commitment.

Help us to love to the very end and, in the strength of the Spirit, to persevere in compassion for the poor and forgotten so that we might be good disciples of Jesus and Mary.


Saint Joseph Damien de Veuster, pray for us!

The prayer above came from the Diocese of Honolulu.

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