Friday 27th March 2015: At His will, His tormented Heart broke…

As we enter the Great and Holy week, I recommend Blessed John Henry Newman’s Discourse on.the Mental Anguish of Our Lord.
And let’s all recite, through the Triduum and Eastertide, the prayer for the Synod. May Easter joy be yours.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
In you we contemplate
The splendour of true love,
We turn to you with confidence.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
Make our families, also,
Places of communion and cenacles of prayer,
Authentic schools of the Gospel,
And little domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth
May our families never more experience
Violence, isolation, and division:
May anyone who was wounded or scandalised
Rapidly experience consolation and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
May the upcoming Synod of Bishops
Re-awaken in all an awareness
Of the sacred character and inviolability of the family,
Its beauty in the project of God.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Hear and answer our prayer. Amen”.

– Edmund Adamus
Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life – Diocese of Westminster

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