Novena to Bl. Michael Rua for Healing

Dear Friends, I would like to encourage everyone to pray to Bl. Michael Rua for the healing of members of the Salesian Family.  So many are suffering physically, emotionally and spiritually from the coronavirus pandemic and from other illnesses.  The memorial of Bl. Michael Rua is October 29.  A novena would begin Tuesday, October 20.  Attached is a simple prayer that joins our voices in petition for the graces we need through the intercession of Bl. Michael Rua.  Could you help promote the novena? Please see below… Other photos and resources about Bl. Michael Rua can be found at: https://www.sdb.org/en/Salesian_Holiness/Blesseds/Michael_Rua Thank you. Fr. Tim Zak PRAYER FOR THE HEALING OF MEMBERS OF THE SALESIAN FAMILY THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF BLESSED MICHAEL RUA   Almighty and merciful Lord, you called Blessed Michael Rua to be the spiritual heir of St. John Bosco, the father and teacher of youth; he imitated Don Bosco’s example, inherited his spirit and propagated his works. Now that you have raised him to the glory of the altars, bestow your blessings on us, who invoke Blessed Michael Rua, and hasten his glorification on earth with the splendors of canonization.  Through the intercession of Blessed Michael Rua,...

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER TIME May 17, 2020 WORD of the DAY Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. (1 Peter: 3: 15-16) How shall I live this Word? It is not easy to live and witness to hope, especially in the period we are living. But a hopeless Christian is not credible because to hope is to tell the world that there is always another possibility, that there is still something to do. And we cannot forget that we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus, we who have seen Him suffer and die and meet Him alive in the Eucharist. We who have seen the signs He has done in the Gospel and in our lives. We cannot forget this even if the time we are living is sad, painful, suffered. If our God has conquered all this, there is still hope for...