Saint Jude

Daily prayer
to St. Jude

O kindSaint-Jude, our faithful intercessor to Jesus, receive the following special intentions : to present them to the Almighty Lord, Root of all good. Above all, grant us an increase of our faith in His love. May each day find us closer in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. KindSaint-Jude, you who has revived hope in our hearts, you whose model merits and life bring us the divine blessings and graces, be our advocate, and lead us to Jesus and Mary. With you, blessed apostle, we give thanks and praise God with all our heart for His innumerable kindnesses. Amen.

The Monthly Note

July 2005

A time of amazement and thanksgiving

by Fr. Émery Désilets, OP

«There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens».
A time to watch over and a time to be amazed;
A time to greet and a time to give thanks
(from Ecclesiastes 3, 1-8)

Summer, and especially the month of July, period of vacations, is certainly a favoured time to be amazed and give thanks. We have to bless the Lord for the wonders of Creation. Inspired by the psalms, a prayer, by nature, helps us to put into words our amazement and thanksgiving: lets us greet it as a gift.

Blessed are you, Lord, for all these wonders that surround us and that are a reflection of your
beauty, your wisdom and your might.
Blessed are you, Lord, who has created the fruits of the Earth and who feeds all living beings.
Blessed are you, Lord, for the immense sea and for everything that lives in it.
Blessed are you, Lord, for the birds and their pleasing songs. May our life be a song of praise to You.
Blessed are you, Lord, who has created the majestic sun and who draws beautiful pictures of lights and colours in the sky.
Blessed are you, Lord, who has created the moon and the stars. The heavens proclaim your glory, the sky tells us of your might.
Blessed are you, Lord, for the light of fire and for its warmth. Help us live as children of the light by bearing the fire of your Love to all the world.
To you, praise and Glory forever. Amen.

Lord, we thank you for such a beautiful world and for your love that this world is a reflection of.

Émery Désilets,o.p., Director

« Bless the LORD, my soul! LORD, my God, you are great indeed!» (Ps104,1)