This Sunday the Holy Father will canonise 7 new saints. They are:
Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Francis Spinelli,
Vincenzo Roman, Maria Caterina Kasper,
Nazaria Ignazia of Santa Teresa of Jesus and Nuncio Sulprizio.
Each, in their own way, lived a life of heroic virtue or were martyred.
They were all touched by the Love of God and each of them transformed the lives of others.
Archbishop Romero and Pope Paul VI are well known to the world.
Yet each of us can call on the prayers of any of these new friends in heaven.
We can learn from them the true meaning of being a friend of Jesus of Nazareth. Married, single, religious sister or brother, young or old, layperson or clergy.
They call us to wake up to our vocation.
Lord, I believe: I want to believe. O Lord, Make my faith strong, unconditional, that it penetrates my thoughts; my way of judging both human and spiritual matters.
O Lord, make my faith free, that it may be the fruit of personal choice; make me accept the renunciation and the risks that it entails.
Let my faith be the best expression of my personality;
I believe in You, O Lord……
Prayer Of Saint Pope Paul VI (Signore,io credo:io voglio credere in Te)
All Holy Saints of God, pray for us.