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

June 2005

God’s love endures forever

by Fr. Émery Désilets, OP

It’s a cry of faith. It is a credo. It is the Chosen People’s simple formula of Faith. It became the litany of their History (Psalm 136). This great litany of thanksgiving contains a praise to the Lord:

• Creator of the Universe
• Achiever of the Exodus
• Vanquisher of the Red Sea, of the desert and of nations
• Grantor of the conquered Land
• A praise to the Lord, Salvation of the Chosen People.

We can make ours this litany of thanksgiving, because our Faith takes root in the Faith of our ancestors, and we can extend it by thinking about:

• the events of Jesus’ life, particularly about His Passion, His death and resurrection; His exodus to the Father and the coming of His Spirit upon us;
• the Church, community of salvation to all who look upon Jesus with faith;
• Mary, guide and Mother of the Church;
• the Sacraments, signs of Christ’s Passover;
• all that the Lord call us to live in this community of faith, love and hope, that is His Church.

We really have to make ours the Hebrews chorus: GOD’S LOVE ENDURES FOREVER. May we sing this chorus throughout all the events of our lives before singing it aloud in Heaven.

Émery Désilets, o.p., Director