PRAYING WITH SAINT EUGENE DE MAZENOD
Loving Father, you blessed your Bishop Saint Eugene de Mazenod with the gift of hope.
From an early age, he experienced emotional pain and brokenness. Amidst the many mysteries of life, you allowed him to know the uncertainty of a family broken by divorce, a nation disjoined by political revolution and a Church debilitated by religious persecution.
Through his intercession, help us now to do what he did: to draw close to your Son, Jesus the Savior. Believing that we are saved by His death and resurrection, give us the courage and strength to face our own uncertainties and personal brokenness.
Guide us by the Spirit to decide and to live each day for your honor and glory. By this prayer, may we receive our own healing, obtain a share of St. Eugene’s “missionary heart” to proclaim God’s Good News, and gain for ourselves and others a future filled with hope. Come and bless us. Amen.
Charles Banks OMI