Saturday, March 20, 2010

B16 Celebrates St. Joseph-His Namesake, Irish Pastoral Letter

Pope Benedict XVI is greeted by mezzo-soprano Susanne Kelling at the end of a concert on the occasion of his name day at the Vatican March 19, 2010. March 19 marks Saint Joseph's day. The pope was born Joseph Ratzinger. (Daylife-Reuters)

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We present the beautiful prayer composed by Pope Benedict XVI for the people of Ireland:

Prayer for the Church in Ireland

God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland, our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

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