...at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and one earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil. 2:10-11)
Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, Titular Feast of the Western Dominican Province!
Therefore, we give praise to our loving God, and pray for the Church through out the world.
We praise God for the friars, nuns, sisters and laity of the Province of the Holy Name and ask for the grace of fidelity to the charism of our Holy Father St. Dominic.
We praise God for the preaching vocation and ask for the grace to speak truthfully about God through our words and through our lives.
We praise God for our community life and ask for the grace to support one another in study and prayer
We praise God for our call to study and ask for the grace to pursue him in all good things.
We praise God for our opportunity for common prayer and ask for the grace to contemplate him unceasingly.
(Intercessions from Morning Prayer)
We especially give thanks to the Almighty God this day for the Friars of the Western Dominican Province who labor devotedly to honor the Holy Name of Jesus and pray for their peace and joy in God's service.
May God send many more Dominican preachers into his great harvest!