Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Feast of St. Angela

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Angela!  Angela was a woman ahead of her times and always sought the good of others.  In her spirit we pray:  My last word which I urge upon you to the last drop of my blood, is that you remain in harmony, united together, all of one heart and one will. Be bound one to the other by the bond of charity, respecting each other, helping each other and bearing with each other in Jesus Christ.  See how important is this union and concord; long for it, pursue it, embrace it, and hold on to it with all your might. (Last Counsel of St. Angela Merici)

Angela, valiant woman, inspire us today to be people of faith, people of action, people in love with God and all creation.  May we be makers of peace in a wounded world.  May we be creators of justice in a broken world.  May we be passionate and compassionate in an indifferent world.  You, who traveled the road before us, be with us as you promised.  May the example of your pilgrim heart encourage us on our journey. Amen

Happy Feast of St. Angela!

Pat Schifini, OSU

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